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December 2017

Intro to Project Management with Trello

December 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

In this class we’ll cover the basics of using Trello, a simple project management software to define and track a project. Anything that takes multiple tasks to complete can be a project, and can benefit from a plan. Instructor: Ben Bakelaar

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iPhone/iPad 102

December 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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January 2018

Using Customer Relations Software

January 9, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

In this class we’ll cover the basics of using Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems. CRMs are helpful for small-biz owner/operators, freelancers/consultants and professionals who want to better manage their professional network, existing and new relationships, as well as keeping track of sales leads, prospects, deals-in-progress and after-sales support. We'll go over the basics of set-up, email templates, open/click tracking, customer segmentation and more. This class looks at start two systems that offer freemium plans. Instructor: Rahul Krish

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Get the Most Out of Gmail

January 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn to organize, search and use shortcuts to work with the web based email system, Gmail, more effectively. At the end of this session, you will be able to customize your inbox theme, format your emails, create and manage labels/filters, and change your email settings. Gmail account should be established prior to the class. Instructor: Becky Bowers

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Get to Know Your Android/Google Pixel Phone

January 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn how to operate your new smartphone. This class will explore customizing your phone, making calls, texting, taking pictures, downloading apps, and more. This class will also be helpful to new owners of tablets that use the Android operating system. Instructor: Ben Reimold

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Raspberry Pi Project 1

January 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Raspberry Pi is a single board $35 computer. Used as a teaching tool and a shortcut when building computerized projects, Raspberry Pis can be engineered to automate tasks, act as a server and add interactive features to many projects. Using a Raspberry Pi, a basic breadboard, and coding skills, instructor Ben Reimold will demonstrate the process of connecting a Raspberry Pi to a thermal printer, essentially creating a “Reader’s Advisory Machine” for the Public Library. Students will also have hands…

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Microsoft Excel for Beginners 1

January 17, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Become familiar with Microsoft Excel for Mac with training expert Sharon Bancroft. This two-part course includes 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, using functions, repeating cells, and working with headers and footers. This class the first in a two a part series. Instructor: Sharon Bancroft

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Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud 2017 for Beginners

January 19, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud 2017 is a powerful photographic program that can edit both Camera RAW  and Jpeg files. First perform the editing workflow; then make corrections, global and selective adjustments to the image. Create enhancements; utilizing selection tools, edit transform options, artistic filters and more.Instructor: Christine Stadelmeier

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Introduction to Python in Coding 1

January 22, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Python is a computer coding language used primarily by developers. This introductory class uses simple exercises to introduce the language to those new to coding and help them develop a foundation for understanding it. Instructor Michael Chow will use a curriculum from datacamp.com to teach the class. Because the class is focused on skill building students are asked to have attended the first session in order to attend the second. Please consider bringing a personal laptop. Instructor: Michael Chow

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Intro to WordPress for Website Building

January 23, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

WordPress is a free online tool used to build websites. Learn how to create a website or blog and utilize the many features of this amazing program. To learn more attend our advanced class in the following week. No coding required. Instructor: Stephen Millet

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Raspberry Pi Project 2

January 23, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Raspberry Pi is a single board $35 computer. Used as a teaching tool and a shortcut when building computerized projects, Raspberry Pis can be engineered to automate tasks, act as a server and add interactive features to many projects. Using a Raspberry Pi, a basic breadboard, and coding skills, instructor Ben Reimold will demonstrate the process of connecting a Raspberry Pi to a thermal printer, essentially creating a “Reader’s Advisory Machine” for the Public Library. Students will also have hands…

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Microsoft Excel for Beginners 2

January 24, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Become familiar with Microsoft Excel for Mac with training expert Sharon Bancroft. This two-part course includes 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, using functions, repeating cells, and working with headers and footers. Instructor: Sharon Bancroft

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Introduction to Email Marketing Using MailChimp

January 25, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

David Schuchman, an IT consultant and owner of Princeton Technology Advisors, LLC, introduces MailChimp, a web-based email marketing service used to send messages to a group of people using email, a productive way to advertise, provide information, or enhance a relationship with your contacts. Instructor: David Schuchman

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Introduction to Python in Coding 2

January 29, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Python is a computer coding language used primarily by developers. This introductory class uses simple exercises to introduce the language to those new to coding and help them develop a foundation for understanding it. Instructor Michael Chow will use a curriculum from datacamp.com to teach the class. Because the class is focused on skill building students are asked to have attended the first session in order to attend the second. Please consider bringing a personal laptop. Instructor: Michael Chow

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WordPress for Website Building, Advanced

January 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

For the regular WordPress user, IT professional, Stephen Millet will demonstrate advanced techniques to embellish already established WordPress sites. Instructor: Stephen Millet

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Raspberry Pi Project 3

January 30, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Raspberry Pi is a single board $35 computer. Used as a teaching tool and a shortcut when building computerized projects, Raspberry Pis can be engineered to automate tasks, act as a server and add interactive features to many projects. Using a Raspberry Pi, a basic breadboard, and coding skills, instructor Ben Reimold will demonstrate the process of connecting a Raspberry Pi to a thermal printer, essentially creating a “Reader’s Advisory Machine” for the Public Library. Students will also have hands…

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What’s Up with WhatsApp

January 31, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

WhatsApp is a free app that allows for users to send text messages, voice calls, video calls and files from the application to a cell phone number. The program runs on both Android and Apple devices and users can use either a phone or computer to run the program. This class gives an introduction to What’sApp and offers tips on how to get the most out of the application. Instructor Ben Reimold

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February 2018

LinkedIn: Your Profile

February 1, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Get the basics on using LinkedIn for professional purposes with social media specialist Hilary Morris.  We’ll look at the elements needed in your profile, and how to position yourself as an expert in your field. LinkedIn account should be established prior to the class. Instructor: Hilary Morris

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Appsolutely Princeton: Apps and Websites for the Princeton Community

February 6, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

City Hall employee Christina Rothman-Iliff and Librarian Kelsey Ockert will demonstrate apps and websites that help people better navigate and keep up with Princeton. Examples include a community calendar app, transit tracking, wayfinding, meeting people, looking at the apps of Princeton’s key institutions and exploring the city app Access Princeton. Instructors: Christina Rothman-Iliff and Kelsey Ockert

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How to Make a Podcast

February 6, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This class will teach you how to make a podcast using free sound editing software, Audacity and upload it to SoundCloud. Favorite Podcasts will also be discussed. Instructor: Allie Wenner

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LinkedIn: Searching

February 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Get the basics on using LinkedIn for professional purposes with social media specialist Hilary Morris. We’ll look at how to use search effectively for finding jobs, people, content and more. LinkedIn account should be established prior to the class. Instructor: Hilary Morris

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Apps & Websites to Support Your Side Hustle

February 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Discover the Apps and Websites that can help you sell new and used goods online. This class will explore LetGo, OfferUp, Craigslist, Etsy, Ebay, Amazon and Facebook Marketplace. Students are encouraged to bring their own device, though computer access will be provided. Instructor: Sonali Deshpande

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Getting Started with Google Drive

February 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This class, aimed at beginners, will introduce you to what Google Drive has to offer, how to create and organize your files, and collaborate and share with others. Please create a gmail account prior to class. Instructor: Gayle Stratton

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Refresh Your Resume and Job Search

February 20, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Sharon Bancroft will discuss techniques to determine your strengths and improve your resume. As well as provide resources and address considerations for interviews, recommendations, social media and networking. Students are welcome to bring a working copy of their resume but it is not required. Instructor: Sharon Bancroft

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Zero to App

February 22, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on April 18, 2018 at 6:30am

This class is a simple entry point for creating apps. No programming knowledge is required. Participants will make a real app on a simulator or on their own Android phone using MIT App Inventor. Instructor: Anouk Stein

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Makerspace Nights at the Library

February 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until April 24, 2018

Join Princeton University's Council of Science and Technology to build a maker project on the last Tuesday of the month, starting in February. Projects will be decided at the beginning of the month, so check in on the library’s website https://princetonlibrary.org/tech-classes/ to see what we are building and if the project is suitable for children. 2nd Floor Conference Room, every last Tuesday of the month.  

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March 2018

Paperless Vacation Planning

March 6, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Discover how to use websites and apps to make vacation planning less stressful and cheaper. This class will help you with the organization, booking and entertainment for your vacation. Please have an AirBNB, and Kayak.com account created prior to the class. Instructor: Ruth Quiles

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Scheduling with Google Calendar

March 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn how to use Google Calendar to create your own personal calendar, schedule your time, and share your calendar with others. Instructors: Marta Ricci and Becky Bowers

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Google Sheets & Forms

March 20, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Take Google Drive to the next level, with Google Sheets and Forms.The Google Sheets portion of this course covers formatting cells and sheets, creating a series of data, creating formulas and charts, sorting and filtering in tables, linking cells, using functions and repeating cells and working with headers and footers. The Google Forms portion will show you how to make a customizable form to include in websites and emails, as well as how to access the supplied data. Please have…

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Social Media for Authors

March 22, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, LinkedIn. If you want to sell your book you have to promote it. And that means social media & digital marketing strategy. Information Technology consultant David Schuchman will give an interactive workshop to help you get up and running on the social media platforms you need to use, the most as well as the digital marketing strategies you need to employ. Instructor: David Schuchman

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Backup Your iPhone using iCloud

March 24, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn how to use Apple’s iCloud features to organize, create space on, backup, and find your iPhone. Instructor: Caitlin Skobo Trought

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Makerspace Nights at the Library

March 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until April 24, 2018

Join Princeton University's Council of Science and Technology to build a maker project on the last Tuesday of the month, starting in February. Projects will be decided at the beginning of the month, so check in on the library’s website https://princetonlibrary.org/tech-classes/ to see what we are building and if the project is suitable for children. 2nd Floor Conference Room, every last Tuesday of the month.  

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Explore the World with Google Earth

March 28, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Google Earth browser application is a powerful yet intuitive interface for exploring the Earth, Moon, Mars and stars. We’ll start with the basic features such as finding a location, 3D viewing, and street view, and then move on to curated tours, other planets, and historical views which show the growth of recent suburbs. You will learn how to save your own places of interest and load KML files. Instructor: Anouk Stein

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Build Your Website with Wix

March 29, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn how to build a free website using Wix. Wix supports blogging, personal portfolios and all kinds of web presences. This class will get you started, no coding required. Instructor: Sonali Deshpande

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April 2018

Video Calling on Your Phone or Computer

April 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Friends and family can be more than just a phone call away with the power of video calling! Video calling utilizing the camera in your computer or cell phone to not only let you talk but see another person for free, no matter how far away they are! Video chat is perfect for professional meetings, keeping in touch with international friends and watching kids grow up! This class will look at Skype, Google Hangouts, Facebook Chat and Facetime. Instructor: Kelsey…

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Creating a Compelling “about.me” Profile

April 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

If you are seeking a simple way to link others to your online identities, web sites, and social networking accounts on places like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook then this class is for you.   It is characterized by its one-page user profiles, each with a large, often-artistic background image and abbreviated biography.  About.me allows you to quickly create a page to present who are and what you do in one link that can then be easily shared via your email signature…

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Optimize Your Business with Google

April 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Use Google to get your business on the map. Learn how to manage map placement, ratings, Google search placement, Google Ads, and Google Analytics. Students should establish a Gmail account prior to class.  Instructor: Sonali Deshpande

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Librarian Bootcamp: Fitness edition

April 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Our librarians are factfinders, whose primary mission is helping you locate authoritative information regardless of the subject. Librarian Kristin Friberg explores resources to help you improve your financial, mental, and general fitness levels. Instructor Kristin Friberg

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Beginning Photos on Your Apple Device

April 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Photos is the picture and picture editing program on Apple devices. In this basic introduction to Photos, you will learn how to move digital images from your camera or phone to your mac, do some simple editing and share your photos. To learn more, attend our Advanced Photos class offered the following week. Instructor: Laura O’Neil

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Advanced Photos on Your Apple Device

April 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In this class, we will work with Photos, the picture and picture editing program on apple devices, and explore some of the more powerful features, including the advanced editing tools, slideshow itunes integration, and face recognition. During a portion of the class time, students will be able to practice new skills so bring photos. Instructor: Laura O’Neil

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Zero to App

April 18, 2018 @ 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
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One event on April 18, 2018 at 6:30am

This class is a simple entry point for creating apps. No programming knowledge is required. Participants will make a real app on a simulator or on their own Android phone using MIT App Inventor. Instructor: Anouk Stein

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Optimize Your Business with Google, Expanded

April 19, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This class is expands upon methods discussed in the prior class and introduces new features of Google to help small businesses. Map placement, ratings, Google search placement, Google Ads, and Google Analytics, will be further explored. Students should establish a Gmail account prior to class. Instructor: Sonali Deshpande

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Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud 2017 Intermediate

April 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud 2017 is a powerful photographic program that can edit both Camera RAW  and Jpeg files. This class is designed for the regular photoshop user, as intermediate and advanced techniques will be discussed. Instructor: Christine Stadelmeier

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Makerspace Nights at the Library

April 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until April 24, 2018

Join Princeton University's Council of Science and Technology to build a maker project on the last Tuesday of the month, starting in February. Projects will be decided at the beginning of the month, so check in on the library’s website https://princetonlibrary.org/tech-classes/ to see what we are building and if the project is suitable for children. 2nd Floor Conference Room, every last Tuesday of the month.  

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Introduction to Blogging with Google Blogger 1

April 25, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Create your own Google Blogger site in this two-session class. Students will learn to post, layout a page, and become familiar with templates in order to create and design a blog site or basic website. Gmail account should be established prior to the class. This class is the first in a two part series. Instructor: David Schuchman

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iPhone/iPad 101

April 28, 2018 @ 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, stick around for the next session which will take iPhone/iPad usage to the next level. Instructor: Caitlin Skobo Trought

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May 2018

Introduction to Blogging with Google Blogger 2

May 2, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Create your own Google Blogger site in this two-session class. Students will learn to post, layout a page, and become familiar with templates in order to create and design a blog site or basic website. Gmail account should be established prior to the class. This class is the second part in a two part series. Instructor: David Schuchman

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