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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Tech Tips: 5 resources for spotting misinformation

By Digital Learning Librarian John Gargiulo 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 ...
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Tech Tips: How to sign up for a Learning Lab

By Digital Learning Librarian Amy Hofmockel 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 Digital Learning Librarian John Gargiulo 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 ...
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Affordable Connectivity Program: Helping Families Connect

Tech Tips: How to apply for the Affordable Connectivity Program

By Digital Learning Librarian Amy Hofmockel & Digital Learning Librarian John Gargiulo The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is an FCC benefit program to help people afford internet services. If you ...
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Tech Tips: How to listen to audiobooks in Libby

By Digital Learning Librarian John Gargiulo In an earlier Tech Tips post, I shared tips and tricks on how to read ebooks and digital magazines on Libby with your smartphone or tablet ...
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Tech Tips: How to read ebooks & magazines in Libby

By Digital Learning Librarian John Gargiulo Did you know that as an Oak Park Public Library cardholder you can access tens of thousands of ebooks and digital audiobooks, and thousands ...
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Tech Tips: Computer Basics 101: The mouse

By Digital Learning Specialist Amy Hofmockel Using a mouse seems simple, but did you know there are shortcuts built into many computer mice? In this post, you'll discover the different ...
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Tech Tips: How to connect to a wireless network

By Digital Learning Specialist Amy Hofmockel You may be in a cafe, out in Scoville Park, or at the library trying to access a public WiFi network, or connecting with ...
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