Digital Learning

Monthly Digital Learning ClassesMouse

There’s a lot to learn when it comes to computers and technology these days, and the library is here to help! Attend one of our monthly digital learning programs to learn about a variety of tech topics. Classes given so far include: Smartphone Photo Solutions, Getting to Know Your iPhone, Introduction to Facebook, Introduction to Google Drive and more!

Topics will be repeated upon request. Input on new class topics is always appreciated, let us know what you would like to learn!

Upcoming Classes

Friday, September 29th at 1:00 PM – Digital Learning: Microsoft Word

This month we will be featuring Microsoft Word. During this program you will learn the basics of how to use the program effectively to create and edit text documents. Feel free to bring your own devices.

Friday, October 27th at 1:00 PM – Digital Learning: Pinterest

This month we will be featuring a class on Pinterest! Topics to be explored: what is Pinterest, how to make an account, pinning your first pin, and making your own boards. Feel free to bring your own devices.

Friday, November 17th at 1:00 PM – Digital Learning: Twitter

This month we will be featuring a class on Twitter! Topics to be explored: what is Twitter, how to make an account, what/should you tweet, Twitter for news. Feel free to bring your own devices.

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Tech Help @ the LibraryComputer, Tablet Smartphone

Tech help is now available! Bring in your device and let us help you learn to use all of the free content offered through the library as well as beginner technology skills.

Drop-In Help: Tuesdays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM & Wednesdays, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Can’t make it during drop-in hours? Appointments are available, please give us a call at 315-685-5135 to schedule.

Learn about:

  • Computer, tablet, and smartphone basics
  • Downloading eBooks and audiobooks with Overdrive
  • Downloading movies, music, audiobooks and eBooks with Hoopla
  • Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel basics
  • Google Drive
  • Social media for beginners (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest,
  • Instagram, Snapchat)

Before you arrive:

  • Please have a clear goal of what you would like to learn
  • Please bring all the necessary passwords needed to access your accounts
  • Be sure to bring in the device you need help with along with power cords

Be aware that we are unable to troubleshoot malfunctioning devices, replace physical parts on a device or remove computer viruses. Assistance will be given on a first come first served basis.

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Library Resources

As part of the Onondaga County Public Library system, Skaneateles Library patrons can access many helpful databases and online educational sites. To see the full listing of offerings please visit: http://www.onlib.org/research/databases

Resource Spotlight – Lynda.com

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Lynda.com is an extensive collection of award-winning online courses and video tutorials to help you learn business, technical and creative skills. Achieve your personal and professional goals. Courses are taught by recognized industry experts. Learn what you want, when you want, from our entire library. Build custom playlists to organize courses you want to watch.  Watch courses on your computer, tablet, or mobile device. Switch back and forth without ever losing your place.