Adult Computer Classes
Ebooks: The Library in Your Pocket
Tuesday, January 8, 2:00 pm
Sponsored by the Friends of the Destin Library
This one-hour workshop will teach you everything you need to fully utilize the library's two digital collections: Overdrive and Recorded Books Digital (RBDigital). These fantastic collections, accessible via smartphone and tablet apps, can be accessed from anywhere, so you can always have something great to read. Bring your Kindle, iPad, iPhone, or Android device along so you can receive on-the-spot help from library staff.
This event is free and open to the public. No registration required; seating will be first-come, first-served.
The Web and You: Web Literacy Essentials
Mondays, 10:00 am
Gain confidence using the internet to work, shop, and learn during this seven-part class series. Each lesson will explore a different facet of the way the Internet works, and how you as a web user work within it. We will have interactive activities and group discussion to expand your understanding and, just maybe, challenge your existing views of what the Internet is all about.
All classes held at 10:00 am. Registration for the series is required; please call 850-837-8572 or visit our circulation desk to register.
January 7: The Web and You - In this introductory offline discussion activity learners will reflect on and share observations, ideas, and feelings about their own web use, and what the web means to their communities.
January 14: Safety First - In this mix of online and offline activities learners will discover the ways in which our everyday online activities can be tracked, and the ways that information can be used. They will also walk through some recommended steps for protecting their privacy online.
January 28: Mapping the Web - In this discussion and offline activity learners will share what they already know about the web, and collaborate to fill in gaps and answer questions. They will work together to organize this information in a way that shows the relationships between lots of elements on the web, from servers to websites to tweets.
February 11: Make Friends With Your Browser - An internet browser, also known as a web browser or simply a browser, is a software program that you use to access the internet and view web pages on your computer. Learners will reflect on the tools they use to navigate the web and build on their existing knowledge in this hybrid online/offline activity.
February 25: Search Party - In this discussion and offline activity learners will consider web searching, and why it's so important and can be so challenging.
March 11: Web Detective - Learn to tell truth from fiction while using the web, and how to spot misinformation and disinformation.
March 25: Design on the Web - In this discussion and online activity, learners explore and experience how visual design works on the web, and how web designers use their skills to make website navigation intuitive and easy for all users.
Standalone Technology Basics Workshops
Tuesdays, 2:00 pm
Learn to use some of the latest technologies with these standalone workshops. All classes will be held at 2:00 pm. Registration is required; please call 850-837-8572 or visit our circulation staff to register.
The schedule of standalone workshops is as follows:
January 22: Windows 10 for Beginners
January 29: Photography With Mobile Devices
February 5: Internet for Beginners
February 26: Photography With Mobile Devices
March 12: Reviewing Your Personal Credit Online
March 26: Introduction to the World of Google