Tech Tips

Learn basic tricks and shortcuts to use as you navigate the internet, apps, email, and more. In monthly blog posts and emails, library staff will share digital learning tips in a short, approachable, and easy-to-digest manner. See the latest digital learning tips below and subscribe to Digital Learning to receive Tech Tips in your inbox »

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Please tell us what you think: Creative Studio Survey

A new makerspace on the Main Library’s third floor is quickly taking shape. And we need your input to make it all it can be for you, and for our ...
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Tech Tips: Basic digital security: How to create a strong password

By Amy Hofmockel, Digital Learning Librarian It's so important to create strong passwords—and frequently update them—even though most websites have security measures in place to keep your personal information private ...
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Tech Tips: How to find a digital newspaper or magazine

By John Gargiulo, Supervising Librarian of Creative Technology Your Oak Park Public Library card gives you access to thousands of digital newspapers and magazines. Different streaming apps like PressReader, Flipster, ...
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Tech Tips: How to copy & paste on your smartphone

By John Gargiulo, Supervising Librarian of Creative Technology You have likely used the copy and paste functions to move text on your computer, within a document or email, or from ...
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Tech Tips: 5 resources for spotting misinformation

By John Gargiulo, Supervising Librarian of Creative Technology In today’s media landscape, it can be challenging to sort through the constant flow of information and evaluate the accuracy of news articles and social ...
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Tech Tips: How to sign up for a Learning Lab

By Amy Hofmockel, Digital Learning Librarian Looking for one-on-one help with a specific digital learning or technical topic? Sign up for an in-person Learning Lab appointment—available at all three library locations—and ...
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Tech Tips: How to use Burbio to find Oak Park events

By John Gargiulo, Supervising Librarian of Creative Technology Looking for more ways to keep track of community events? Burbio.com is a free website and mobile app that puts multiple local government agencies and ...
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Affordable Connectivity Program: Helping Families Connect

Tech Tips: How to apply for the Affordable Connectivity Program

By Amy Hofmockel, Digital Learning Librarian & John Gargiulo, Supervising Librarian of Creative Technology The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is an FCC benefit program to help people afford internet services. If you qualify, ...
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