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September 2018

Ask the Mac Pros

September 5 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on September 12, 2018 at 1:30pm

Drop by these sessions where members of the Princeton Macintosh Users Group will answer questions about Apple devices and help you get started on our iMacs.

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Digital Marketing

September 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Promote your business through social media. Learn how to use key social media outlets to get your business noticed. Instructor David Schuchman

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Ask the Mac Pros

September 12 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on September 12, 2018 at 1:30pm

Drop by these sessions where members of the Princeton Macintosh Users Group will answer questions about Apple devices and help you get started on our iMacs.

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Introduction to Gmail

September 13 @ 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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How to Make a Podcast

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

This class will provide a complete overview of the podcasting experience, from locating and downloading new content to creating and posting your own podcast. We'll discuss different podcast formats, how to edit audio, locate a hosting service and get your podcast listed on iTunes and other popular directories. Instructor: Allie Wenner

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Enhancing Google Docs

September 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Go beyond the basic Google Doc with this class on techniques and tips to format, enhance, and embellish your documents. Gmail account should be established prior to class. Instructor: Naju Johnson

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Introduction to Online Genealogy

September 17 @ 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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Refresh Your Resume and Job Search

September 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This class will cover techniques to determine your strengths and improve your resume. Resources and considerations for interviews, recommendations, social media and networking will be also be covered. Students are welcome to bring a working copy of their resume but it is not required. Instructor: Sharon Bancroft

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Get More Out of Gmail

September 20 @ 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. Instructor: Becky Bowers

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Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Adobe Illustrator is the industry-standard vector graphics software to create digital graphics, illustrations and typography for all kinds of media: print, web, interactive, video and mobile. Learn how to use this software for your digital graphic needs. Instructor: Amber Luning

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Makerspace Nights at the Library

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Princeton University’s Council of Science and Technology to build a maker project on the last Tuesday of the month. Check https://princetonlibrary.org/tech-classes/ at the beginning of the month to see what we are building and if the project is suitable for children.

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iPhone/iPad 101

September 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn the basics of your new iPhone from making calls, texting and taking pictures to 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.  Instructor Kristin Friberg

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Introduction to Search Engine Optimization

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This class will introduce techniques of Search Engine Optimization. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the practice of optimizing a web site by improving internal and external aspects in order to increase the traffic the site receives from search engines. Instructor: Sonali Deshpande

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Google Photos

September 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Google photo application provides easy ways for users to store, edit, share and access their photos. Learn how to use Google Photos to create your online gallery. Instructor: Kelsey Ockert

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October 2018

Edit a Video and Storytelling with Adobe Premiere

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This introductory session on video editing unravels the threads and layers of a short video to explore how Adobe Premiere’s powerful editing tools can help you build your story. No prior video editing experience needed. Instructor Nick Donnoli

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All Things Google

October 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Everyone knows to “just Google it” but do you know all that Google has to offer? From Google Earth, gmail, and Google Docs to Google Voice, Google sites and Google Translate, we will explore each service. Instructor Matthew Parker

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PSG Workshop

October 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on November 12, 2018 at 10:00am

Professional Services Group of Mercer County presents a series of workshops designed to help those in transition build technical skills to use in their job search.    Co-sponsored by the library and the Professional Service Group of Mercer County.

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Microsoft Excel for Beginners

October 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on October 16, 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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WordPress for Website Building

October 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 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 experience required. Instructor: Noah Gentile

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Introduction to Programming in Python

October 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until October 25, 2018

Learn the building blocks of the general purpose programming language, Python. What you'll learn: Fundamental programming concepts; Input and Output; Conditional branching; Loops; and Exception handling. Please consider bringing a personal laptop and attending all 3 sessions of this class. Instructor Daniel Weiner

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Parenting Technology

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Parenting is tough, why not get a little help from technology? This course will give an overview of options available to parents to help enforce rules they have set for mobile devices, computers, and home internet usage. We will walk through ways to restrict mobile device usage, filter home internet content, limit time spent online, and much more. Instructor: Matthew Parker

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Microsoft Excel for Beginners

October 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on October 16, 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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Stocks and Investing with Value Line

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

Learn the basics of Value Line’s online research and screening tools in order to discover new investment opportunities or validate your current holdings. Instructor Lynn Hambright

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Introduction to Programming in Python

October 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until October 25, 2018

Learn the building blocks of the general purpose programming language, Python. What you'll learn: Fundamental programming concepts; Input and Output; Conditional branching; Loops; and Exception handling. Please consider bringing a personal laptop and attending all 3 sessions of this class. Instructor Daniel Weiner

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Optimize Your Business with Google

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 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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Twitter for Professional Networking

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

Twitter can be used for more than following celebrities. In this course, learn how to create a professional digital presence with Twitter and expand your professional network to a global scale. Instructor Susan Boberly

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Introduction to Programming in Python

October 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until October 25, 2018

Learn the building blocks of the general purpose programming language, Python. What you'll learn: Fundamental programming concepts; Input and Output; Conditional branching; Loops; and Exception handling. Please consider bringing a personal laptop and attending all 3 sessions of this class. Instructor Daniel Weiner

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Finding Health Information Online

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

Whether you are looking for health information for yourself or a loved one, or need professional health resources for your studies or job, Dr. Gerrit Dispersyn will teach you how to access online resources directly or through databases that the library offers.

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November 2018

Preventing Digital Theft

November 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This course will give an overview of some best practices in securing your personal identity online. From protecting your cell phone and choosing good passwords to browsing the web safely and securing your home wireless network. Instructor: Matthew Parker

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Introduction to Vue.js

November 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Vue (pronounced /vjuː/, like view) is a progressive framework for building user interfaces on the web. Unlike other monolithic frameworks, like React or Angular, Vue is designed from the ground up to be incrementally adoptable. The core library is easy to pick-up and integrate with other libraries or existing projects. Learn how to start building interactive web pages using the Vue framework and its supporting libraries. Some familiarity with HTML, CSS, and Javascript will be helpful, but not required. Instructor…

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PSG Workshop

November 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on November 12, 2018 at 10:00am

Professional Services Group of Mercer County presents a series of workshops designed to help those in transition build technical skills to use in their job search.    Co-sponsored by the library and the Professional Service Group of Mercer County.

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Steals and Deals: Online Shopping

November 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn the online tools and resources available to help you find good products, vet reviews, save money and shop securely. Instructor Kelsey Ockert

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3D Modeling with SketchUp

November 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Use SketchUp’s free software to form objects, architectural models and more. Instructor: Amber Luning

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December 2018

Camera Basics

December 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 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 Lambert

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Getting Started with Google Drive

December 4 @ 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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Introduction to Adobe InDesign

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

Adobe InDesign offers a variety of features which makes it ideal for designers who work in print and/or online mediums. Use it to create impressive designs using tools that enable free-flowing expression, fine control over graphics, typography, color, transparency, effects, and placed images. Instructor: Alicia Graham

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Introduction to Drawing and Animation with JavaScript

December 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 12, 2018

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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Introduction to Instagram

December 11 @ 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: Dana Treichler

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Introduction to Drawing and Animation with JavaScript

December 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 12, 2018

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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Adobe UX for App Building

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

Adobe XD is a user experience design application for Windows and Mac. With Adobe XD you can design engaging interfaces for apps and websites and create interactive click-through prototypes to share with anyone. Instructor: Stephen Millett

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