Conquer the Technological Divide with St. Lucie County Library’s Free Training Sessions   

Conquer the Technological Divide with St. Lucie County Library’s Free Training Sessions   

  1. LUCIE COUNTY – Don’t let technology hold you back. St. Lucie County’s Library System has free technology training sessions at various branches to help you overcome technological divide. In addition to the scheduled classes, all six branch libraries offer one-on-one technology help by appointment.

Scheduled classes for April include (advanced registration is not required)

  • Friday, April 1 from 9 to 10 a.m. – Computer Basics at the Lakewood Park Branch, 7605 Santa Barbara Drive, Fort Pierce. Beginner level hands-on experience on how to start up, browse the internet and use the mouse. Laptops will be provided. Space is limited to the first 10 people.
  • Saturday, April 2 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Cutting the Cord at the Morningside Branch Library, 2410 SE Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Thinking about ditching your cable provider and moving onto something new? In this class, we’ll explore some of the options available to you, such as Apple TV, Netflix and Prime Video.
  • Thursday, April 7 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. – Music Services and Podcasts at the Kilmer Branch, 101 Melody Lane, Fort Pierce.  There are a lot of options out there for listening to music. Join us as we discuss your options and find out which one works best for you.

  • Friday, April 8 from 9 to 10 a.m. – Introduction to Libby at the Lakewood Park Branch, 7605 Santa Barbara Drive, Fort Pierce. Learn about Libby, a free app from Overdrive where you can borrow eBooks, digital audiobooks and magazines from the library.
  • Friday, April 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Tech Talk: Computer Shopping 101 at the Lewis Branch, 2950 SW Rosser Blvd., Port St. Lucie. Get some of your questions answered about what to purchase when looking for a new computer.
  • Thursday, April 14 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. – Editing Audio with Audacity at the Kilmer Branch, 101 Melody Lane, Fort Pierce.  Create professional sounding audio using Audacity. We’ll learn how to remove mistakes and add music, while editing an actual audio file.

  • Friday, April 15 from 9 to 10 a.m. Intermediate Computers at the Lakewood Park Branch, 7605 Santa Barbara Drive, Fort Pierce. Learn how to manage files and download attachments from emails. Laptops will be provided. Space is limited to the first 10 people.

Thursday, April 21 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. – Cloud Library & Libby at the Kilmer Branch, 101 Melody Lane, Fort Pierce. Whether it’s an eBook or an Audiobook, we’ve got you covered. Check out these free library services to easily download books.

  • Friday, April 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Tech Talk: Protect yourself from Scams, Hacks and Viruses at the Lewis Branch, 2950 SW Rosser Blvd., Port St. Lucie.
  • Friday, April 22 at 2:30 p.m. – Android – Building on the Basics at the Morningside Branch, 2410 SE Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie.  Now that you’ve mastered the basics of your Android device, it’s time to take the step up to the next level. We will look at closing apps, connecting to Bluetooth, updating your device and more. Attendance at an Android Basics class is recommended.

  • Thursday, April 28 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. – Introducing the Memory Studio at the Kilmer Branch, 101 Melody Lane, Fort Pierce. Learn about upcoming services at the Kilmer Branch Library Memory Studio, designed with digitization in mind. Overview of equipment to digitize and preserve photos, videos, audio and more.

Virtual Reality Session – Don’t miss a chance to immerse yourself in a 3D world. The virtual reality sessions are open to everyone, but children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Saturday, April 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kilmer Branch Library, 101 Melody Lane, Fort Pierce
  • Saturday, April 2 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Lewis Branch Library, 2950 SW Rosser Blvd., Port St. Lucie.
  • Thursday, April 14 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Lakewood Park Branch Library,  7605 Santa Barbara Drive, Fort Pierce.
  • Saturday, April 16 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Hurston Branch Library, 3008 Avenue D, Fort Pierce.
  • Saturday, April 30 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Morningside Branch Library, 2410 SE Morningside Blvd., Port St. Lucie.

For residents who would like more individual assistance, all six branch libraries offer one-on-one technology help for adults by appointment.  Adults can contact their local branch library to schedule a session. Please remember to bring all your passwords, St. Lucie County Library card and make sure all your devices are fully charged.

A reminder that all St. Lucie County Libraries have expanded Wi-Fi available from the parking lot 24 hours a day; seven days a week.

For more information about St. Lucie County Library programs visit  www.stlucielibrary.org.

 

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