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May 2018

FAFSA Workshop

May 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This session will provide a brief overview of Federal and State grants, scholarships, and loan programs available through the FAFSA. Key information on filing the FAFSA will be covered. The overview will be followed by an actual FAFSA filing workshop in our Tech Center, with support available in Spanish. The workshop provides materials and assistance in filing FAFSA forms. Participants are also encouraged to bring in filled out forms for review as well. Participants are also encouraged to bring in their personal computer. Both workshops will be presented by Tom…

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June 2018

Introduction to Online Genealogy

June 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This class will primarily focus on Ancestry.com’s private subscription, but will also explore our library’s database access to Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest to help you discover your family tree. Instructor: Nora Walsh

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Ask the Mac Pros

June 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Monday, repeating until June 25, 2018

In these drop-in sessions, work with members of the Princeton Macintosh Users Group (PMUG), who will provide one-on-one assistance with using your Apple devices and iMac and Mac applications using the library’s computers.

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Introduction to Gmail

June 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn to compose and send an email, organize your inbox, add or open attachments, search for previous emails, and use valuable shortcuts while using this web based email service. Gmail account should be established prior to class. Instructor: Becky Bowers

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Code for Princeton

June 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Techies of all skill levels are invited to bring their laptops and join the hacking at this monthly meeting of Code for Princeton. RSVP on the Code for Princeton Meetup page.   Co-sponsored by the library and Code for Princeton.

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Backup Your iPhone Using iCloud

June 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn how to use Apple’s iCloud features to organize, create space on, and backup your phone as well as explore the extremely useful Find Your iPhone feature.  Please know your Apple ID and password. Instructor: Laura O’Neil

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Job Seekers: Getting Started with Today’s Job Search Process

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Whether you’re looking for your next job after a downsizing, re-entering the workforce after some planned time off, or fresh out of college, it's time to roll your sleeves up and get down to some serious job hunting. This "Getting Started..." training program will discuss trends impacting today’s job market and provide you with some tools and resources to conduct an effective job search.   Co-sponsored by the library and PSG of Mercer County.

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Ask the Mac Pros

June 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Monday, repeating until June 25, 2018

In these drop-in sessions, work with members of the Princeton Macintosh Users Group (PMUG), who will provide one-on-one assistance with using your Apple devices and iMac and Mac applications using the library’s computers.

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Get More Out of Gmail

June 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn even more tips and tricks to get the most out of Gmail. Need to have a working knowledge of Gmail to get the most out of this class. Gmail account should be established prior to class. Instructorn: Becky Bowers

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WordPress for Website Building

June 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

WordPress is a free online tool used to build websites. Learn to create a website or blog and utilize the many features of this program. No coding required. Instructor: Stephen Millett

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Apps and Websites to Buy and Sell Items Locally

June 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Discover the apps and websites that can help you sell new and used goods online. Students are encouraged to bring their own device. Instructor: Sonali Deshpande

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Ask the Mac Pros

June 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Monday, repeating until June 25, 2018

In these drop-in sessions, work with members of the Princeton Macintosh Users Group (PMUG), who will provide one-on-one assistance with using your Apple devices and iMac and Mac applications using the library’s computers.

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Introduction to Drawing and Animation with JavaScript

June 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on June 28, 2018 at 6:30pm

Learn how to use the JavaScript language and the p5.js library to create fun drawings and animations by learning to draw shapes using basic programming skills and also by creating interactive programs that draw shapes based on the mouse location, like painting apps. No programming experience required. Instructor: Daniel Weiner

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Ask the Mac Pros

June 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Monday, repeating until June 25, 2018

In these drop-in sessions, work with members of the Princeton Macintosh Users Group (PMUG), who will provide one-on-one assistance with using your Apple devices and iMac and Mac applications using the library’s computers.

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Introduction to Drawing and Animation with JavaScript

June 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on June 28, 2018 at 6:30pm

Learn how to use the JavaScript language and the p5.js library to create fun drawings and animations by learning to draw shapes using basic programming skills and also by creating interactive programs that draw shapes based on the mouse location, like painting apps. No programming experience required. Instructor: Daniel Weiner

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July 2018

Data Visualization with JavaScript

July 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on July 18, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on July 25, 2018 at 6:30pm

Ever wonder how the news media produces infographics and charts, explaining complex statistics and data sets in an accessible format? This class explores programming in JavaScript using D3.js, a powerful visualization framework,used to produce dynamic, interactive data visualisations of all kinds using the power of HTML5, SVG, and CSS3. Key areas to be covered are: working with SVG shapes, creating line and bar charts, and adding interactive animation to the charts Familiarity with JavaScript is required. Instructor: Joel Zief

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Camera Basics

July 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Beginning with an overview of photography basics before focusing on the technical aspects of capturing a great photograph, this class will explore settings for cameras and camera phones as well as lighting and staging tools and techniques to craft the perfect image. Instructor: Christian LambertInstructor: Christian Lambert

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Microsoft Excel for Beginners

July 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on July 23, 2018 at 5:30pm

Become familiar with Microsoft Excel for Mac in this two-part course. Formatting cells and sheets, adding icons to the Quick Access Toolbar, filling a series of data, creating formulas and charts, sorting and filtering in tables, linking cells and more will be covered. Instructor: Sharon Bancroft

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Data Visualization with JavaScript

July 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on July 18, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on July 25, 2018 at 6:30pm

Ever wonder how the news media produces infographics and charts, explaining complex statistics and data sets in an accessible format? This class explores programming in JavaScript using D3.js, a powerful visualization framework,used to produce dynamic, interactive data visualisations of all kinds using the power of HTML5, SVG, and CSS3. Key areas to be covered are: working with SVG shapes, creating line and bar charts, and adding interactive animation to the charts Familiarity with JavaScript is required. Instructor: Joel Zief

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All About Alexa

July 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn how to get started with Alexa, what Alexa is capable of, as well as tips for getting the most out of your smart home devices. Owners of Google Home, Amazon Echo, Amazon Echo Dot and will also find this class useful. Instructor: Sonja Vloeberghs

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Advanced Art with Javascript

July 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

In this demonstration style class instructor, Daniel Weiner will explore JavaScript techniques to create awe-inspiring artistic designs. Instructor: Daniel Weiner

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Introduction to Instagram

July 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join the Instagram community. Learn to share your photos with others and discover what others are sharing. Please create an account on your mobile device before you come to class. Instructor: Nick Stuart

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Microsoft Excel for Beginners

July 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on July 23, 2018 at 5:30pm

Become familiar with Microsoft Excel for Mac in this two-part course. Formatting cells and sheets, adding icons to the Quick Access Toolbar, filling a series of data, creating formulas and charts, sorting and filtering in tables, linking cells and more will be covered. Instructor: Sharon Bancroft

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Shop and Sell Using Etsy

July 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Discover the infinitely creative market of Etsy, where artisans sell their creations online. Learn how to shop for unique gifts and create your own Etsy page where you can sell goods. Instructor: Isabela Morales

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Data Visualization with JavaScript

July 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on July 18, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on July 25, 2018 at 6:30pm

Ever wonder how the news media produces infographics and charts, explaining complex statistics and data sets in an accessible format? This class explores programming in JavaScript using D3.js, a powerful visualization framework,used to produce dynamic, interactive data visualisations of all kinds using the power of HTML5, SVG, and CSS3. Key areas to be covered are: working with SVG shapes, creating line and bar charts, and adding interactive animation to the charts Familiarity with JavaScript is required. Instructor: Joel Zief

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iPhone/iPad 101

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Learn the basics of your new iPhone such as making calls, texting, taking pictures, downloading apps, and more! This class will also be helpful to new owners of the iPad since the operating system on the iPhone and iPad are the same. After learning the basics of using your device, stay for the next session which will take iPhone/iPad usage to the next level. Instructor: Caitlin Skobo Trought

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iPhone/iPad 102

July 28 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

This class will focus less on phone features of these devices and more on the settings and app usage.This class will also be helpful to new owners of the iPad since the Operating System on the iPhone and iPad are the same. Instructor: Caitlin Skobo Trought

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August 2018

Getting Started with Google Drive

August 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This class will introduce beginners to what Google Drive has to offer including how to create and organize your files and folders, how to add documents to your drive, plus collaborating and sharing your documents with others. Gmail account should be established prior to class. Instructor: Gayle Stratton

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Tips for Power Searching

August 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Get the most out of your Google searches! Become a power searcher with this class, featuring advice on how to phrase search queries more effectively, use the Advanced Search options, and much more. Instructor: Kelsey Ockert

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Introduction to Computers and the Internet

August 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This class will introduce the novice computer user to basic computer terminology and navigating the desktop, using software on the iMacs in the Tech Center. Students will also become familiar with searching the internet and will improve basic search strategies. Instructor: Janet Hauge

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Successfully Navigate Through College: Be the Best You Can Be

August 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Understand weighted assignments, practice effective study habits, consider textbook options, learn effective test taking techniques, consider career assessments, minimize stress, and maximize performance. Tap into library and college resources. This class offers useful advice and introduces students to the online resources that college and universities use.  Instructor: Sharon Bancroft

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