Need help with your phone, tablet, or laptop? We are able to help during Open Hours, which are held in our Public Computing Center. You are also welcome to use our laptops to work on genealogy research with Ancestry during this time. Open Hours for October are hosted on:
- Monday October 5th, 2015 from 4 – 6pm
- Thursday October 22nd, 2015 from 4 – 6pm
Need help with your phone, tablet, or laptop? We are able to help during Open Hours, which are held in our Public Computing Center. You are also welcome to use our laptops to work on genealogy research with Ancestry during this time. Open Hours for the rest of September are hosted from 4 – 6pm on
- September 16th, 2015
- September 23rd, 2015
Do you enjoy listening to stories? Consider joining us for our Podcasts computer class on Monday September 14, 2015 at 4pm in our Public Computing Center.
Podcasts are radio shows that you can download and listen to at your leisure. There are podcasts on a variety of subjects – entertainment, economics, politics, spirituality, and comedy are just a few. For example, if you like the popular radio show This American Life, you can subscribe to its podcast and listen to it when you have time. Many enjoy them while doing chores or driving to work. We will teach you how to download podcasts onto your phone or device and how to find podcasts you will like.
There are still a few spaces left in this class, but signup is required. Please call the Sidney Library (563-1200), register in person, or complete the registation online.
Back by popular demand, our Ancestry class on genealogy research is being taught again on Friday September 4, 2015 at noon. If you would like to learn about Ancestry.com and how to do family history research for free, be sure to join us. As with all our computer classes, it is free but registration is required.
This class fills up very quickly so be sure to register soon – online, in person at the circulation desk, or by calling 563-1200.
Are you comfortable with the basics of MIcrosoft Word (typing, bold/italics/underline, changing font and size) but would like to learn more tips and tricks to format your documents? We can help you out on Thursday August 27th, 2015 at 1:00pm.
There are a few spots left in our Microsoft Word Tips & Tricks class and we invite you to join us. The class is free but you must register. You can do so online, in person at our circulation desk, or by calling 563-1200 and reserving your spot.
Our Public Computing Center will host its Open Hours for the month of August on:
- Wednesday August 5th, 1 – 3pm
- Thursday August 13th, 12 – 2pm
- Monday August 24th, 2 – 4pm
Come to the PCC, downstairs in the Sidney Library, for help with your laptop, smartphone, tablet, or e-reader. You are also welcome to use the computers for genealogy research. No registration is required – help is given on a first come, first serve basis.
If you would like to change the settings on your iPhone but are not sure where to start…
If you want to know how to set up your new laptop…
If you would like one-on-one assistance with your tablet…
If you would like to use the laptops for genealogy research…
…Join us in the PCC (Public Computing Center, downstairs in the library) on Monday July 27th, 2015 from 11am – 1pm for Open Hours.
Did you know that Google can do more than just search? It is a very powerful search engine that has a variety of tricks to make your life easier. Join us for a computer class on this topic Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 1pm in the Public Computing Center.
This class is free but registration is required. Sign up online, call 563-1200, or let us know when you are visiting the Sidney Library.
Are you interested in researching more about your family’s history but don’t have $200 to spend on a subscription to Ancestry.com? Sign up for our Researching Family History class on Monday 6/29 at 2pm. We will help you get set up with an Ancestry account, learn the basics of the site, and show you how you can access information usually reserved for paid members.
UPDATE: this class is now full but there is a waiting list. We will also be offering this class again in August! Sign up for the waiting list by registering online, calling 563-1200, or let us know when you are visiting the Sidney Library.
In addition to the large selection of books in our library, patrons can also borrow ebooks or audiobooks through the 4CLS Download Zone. You can search by category (historical fiction, fantasy, etc), see what’s new, or search for a particular author. Any ebook or audiobook that is unavailable can be put on hold, and you will receive an email when it is ready for you.
Many people listen to downloaded audiobooks on their smartphones, through the Overdrive app. Check it out on your own, or stop by the library to learn more.