Tech Tips: Getting started with LinkedIn Learning

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By Digital Learning Coordinator Toni McGee In recent Tech Tip posts, we’ve shared video tutorials that provide you with step-by-step instructions on using different programs and online tools. And this week we have exciting news about this online learning platform: has been upgraded and rebranded as LinkedIn Learning! has been a part … Read more

Tech Tips: Refining your Google search using domain suffixes

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By Adult Services Specialist John Gargiulo Searching the internet for trustworthy information can feel exhausting at times. With seemingly endless results, it’s often tempting to just click on the first or second option. But is the first result the most useful or the most accurate? Maybe, but not necessarily.  One easy way to narrow the scope of … Read more

Tech Tips: Cutting the cable cord

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By Rose Barnes, Adult Digital Learning Librarian We’ve all been spending more time at home this year, and maybe during that time you’ve been watching more television. Maybe you’ve heard about a new show on a streaming service instead of cable. There are so many options for streaming nowadays and more people are opting out … Read more

Tech Tips: Google Drive basics

By Adult Services Specialist John Gargiulo Do you have a Gmail account? Gmail provides you with access to Google apps like Docs, Slides, and Drive. If you have used Docs and Slides before, you may have noticed that all of those files are stored in Google Drive. So what is Google Drive? Cloud-based storage: Files are autosaved and … Read more

Tech Tips: Safer online shopping

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By Digital Learning Coordinator Toni McGee Shopping online more this holiday season? Do it safely, and avoid becoming a victim of online scams, with these resources and tips! ‘Beware amazing deals’: 15 tips from Norton LifeLock “Beware amazing deals,” especially on social media. That’s one of the 15 tips from Norton LifeLock, a company known … Read more

Tech Tips: Installing apps on iPhone & Android

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By Rose Barnes, Adult Digital Learning Librarian Smartphones have changed the way we communicate and interact with the world around us. Beyond acting as a telephone, smartphones allow us to have instant access to quick and useful tools called apps. What are apps for? Simply put, an app is a type of software that allows … Read more

Tech Tips: Google Docs basics

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By Adult Services Specialist John Gargiulo Do you have a Gmail account? Gmail provides you with access to Google apps like Docs, Drive, and Slides. If you have used programs like Microsoft Word before, Google Docs will feel very familiar to you. ‘A more streamlined feel’ Google Docs is a text editor program with a more streamlined … Read more

Tech Tips: Attach & download files with Gmail

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By Digital Learning Coordinator Toni McGee Are you a Gmail user? Here are some tips and tricks for working with attachments, including photos. Watch how-to videos from your library LinkedIn Learning (formerly is a wonderful library resource available to all cardholders. It’s full of high-quality video tutorials to learn business, software, technology, and creative … Read more

Introducing Tech Tips: Using tabs in your internet browser

While our in-person programs are now on hold, we’re launching a new digital learning series called Tech Tips. In biweekly blog posts and emails, library staff will share digital learning tips in a short, approachable, and easy-to-digest manner. “We came up with this idea to reach our patrons who often attend our digital learning programs … Read more

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