Tech Programs

Visit our YouTube channel Watch Ashley's Wired Wednesday video tutorials on YouTube.
Watch The Blue Mountains Creator Space e-learning tutorials on YouTube. 

Visit Computers in our Virtual Branch for more links to tech training, including Lynda.com.

Break The Fake: How to Tell What's True Online? Workshop

Monday October 26, 2020 - Friday October 30, 2020

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Zoom.

The Break the Fake: How to Tell What's True Online workshop will teach audiences four quick, easy steps they can take to spot misinformation and find out if something online is true or not. Designed for audiences aged 11 and up. Register online to receive a link to the workshop.

Not able to attend the workshop? Visit our Facebook page where we'll share a Self-Directed tutorial version after the workshop!

 

Media Literacy Week is an annual national campaign to help spread the word about the importance of media literacy and good digital citizenship. Celebrate Media Literacy Week, October 26th to 30th, with Break the Fake activities connecting us from coast to coast to coast.

Engage with us and others to help spread the word online of the importance of media literacy by using #MediaLitWk and #BreaktheFake.

Phone: 519-599-3681 Ext. 5
Email: libraryprograms@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://mediasmarts.ca/

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Wired Wednesdays Live: Media Literacy Week Keeping your Children Safe Online (Video)

Wednesday October 28, 2020

Time: 12:45pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

Media Literacy Week is upon us and all this week we will be posting tips and tricks to help to debunk misinformation and disinformation. In this video, Ashley will be talking about how you can keep your children safe online. 

 Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

Don't forget, Ashley will be online for Facebook Live at 1pm to answer your tech help questions. 

Contact: Ashley
Email: librarytech@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

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Video Editing and Photography: Adding Movement

Thursday October 29, 2020

Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: Webinar.

No previous experience required.

Recommended Age: Adults and Teens 13+

Software: Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve

How to Install and Get Started with Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve Software: https://youtu.be/0uSb4J_xggA

Register Here

 

Brought to you by The Creator Space Mobile Digital Arts Lab, in partnership with The Blue Mountains Public Library, the Collingwood Public Library and the Wasaga Beach Public Library

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des arts du Canada. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien: https://canadacouncil.ca/

Contact: Tracey Strnad
Email: tracey@tbmcreatorspace.com Website: https://tbmcreatorspace.com/

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Digital Cinematography: Dramatic Film Techniques

Wednesday November 4, 2020

Time: 10:00am - 10:00am

Location: Webinar.

Learn about lighting, composition and digital cinematography techniques for short dramatic film production.

No experience required.

Recommended Age: Adults and Teens 13+

Register Here

 

Brought to you by The Creator Space Mobile Digital Arts Lab, in partnership with The Blue Mountains Public Library, the Collingwood Public Library and the Wasaga Beach Public Library

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des arts du Canada. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien: https://canadacouncil.ca/

Contact: Tracey Strnad
Email: tracey@tbmcreatorspace.com Website: https://tbmcreatorspace.com/

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Photography Post-Processing Techniques

Wednesday November 4, 2020

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: Webinar.

Learn about post-processing techniques for photography using Adobe Lightroom and Affinity Photo software.

Software Recommendations (not required to view webinar): https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/photo/

Getting Started with Affinity Software Video (recommended before webinar): https://youtu.be/FROGbJ3Wntw

No experience required.

Recommended Age: Adults and Teens 13+

Register Here

 

Brought to you by The Creator Space Mobile Digital Arts Lab, in partnership with The Blue Mountains Public Library, the Collingwood Public Library and the Wasaga Beach Public Library

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des arts du Canada. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien: https://canadacouncil.ca/

Contact: Tracey Strnad
Email: tracey@tbmcreatorspace.com Website: https://tbmcreatorspace.com/

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Wired Wednesdays Live: Notification Settings Android and Apple (Video)

Wednesday November 4, 2020

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

In this video, Ashley will go through how to turn your notification settings on and off for the various apps on your Android and Apple devices. 

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

Don't forget, Ashley will be online for Facebook Live at 1pm to answer your tech help questions!

Contact: Ashley
Email: librarytech@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

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Video Editing for Beginners: DaVinci Resolve

Wednesday November 4, 2020

Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: Webinar.

Learn about starting a video editing project and importing footage in DaVinci Resolve free editing software.

No experience required.

Recommended software: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve/ (not required to view workshop).

Recommended Age: Adults and Teens 13+

Register Here

 

Brought to you by The Creator Space Mobile Digital Arts Lab, in partnership with The Blue Mountains Public Library, the Collingwood Public Library and the Wasaga Beach Public Library

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des arts du Canada. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien: https://canadacouncil.ca/

Contact: Tracey Strnad
Email: tracey@tbmcreatorspace.com Website: https://tbmcreatorspace.com/

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Wired Wednesdays Live: TikTok - What is it? (Video)

Wednesday November 11, 2020

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

Are your kids or grandkids using TikTok? Not sure what it is? In this video, Ashley will explain what TikTok is and what it does. 

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

Don't forget, Ashley will be online for Facebook Live at 1pm to answer your tech help questions. 

Contact: Ashley
Email: librarytech@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

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Wired Wednesdays Live: Connecting to Bluetooth Devices (Video)

Wednesday November 18, 2020

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

Do you know what Bluetooth is? Have you been given a device that connects this way? Maybe a speaker? 

In this video, Ashley will walk you through how to connect devices that require a Bluetooth connection to your device.

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

Don't forget, Ashley will be online for Facebook Live at 1pm to answer your tech help questions. 

Contact: Ashley
Email: librarytech@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

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Wired Wednesdays Live: Re-Run Consumer Reports (Video)

Wednesday November 25, 2020

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page.

The holiday season is fastly approaching. In this video, Ashley will walk you through how to use Consumer Reports to ensure that you give quality gifts this season. 

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

Don't forget, Ashley will be online for Facebook Live at 1pm to answer your tech help questions. 

Contact: Ashley
Email: librarytech@thebluemountains.ca Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebluemountainslibrary/

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Digital Cinematography: Dramatic Film Techniques

Wednesday January 6, 2021

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: The Craigleith Heritage Depot.

Learn about lighting, composition and digital cinematography techniques for short dramatic film production.

Social Distancing Requirements (In-Person): Face mask and/or shield required to participate in this workshop. Physical distancing in effect. Contact tracing in effect. Three person maximum for in-person workshop. You must be a member of the Blue Mountains Public Library and a valid library card is required for workshop attendance.

A livestream option is available for this event: https://digitalcinematographyfilmonline.eventbrite.ca

Event may be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

No experience required.

Recommended Age: Adults and Teens 13+

Register Here

 

Brought to you by The Creator Space Mobile Digital Arts Lab, in partnership with The Blue Mountains Public Library, the Collingwood Public Library and the Wasaga Beach Public Library

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des arts du Canada. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien: https://canadacouncil.ca/

Contact: Tracey Strnad
Email: tracey@tbmcreatorspace.com Website: https://tbmcreatorspace.com/

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Photography Post-Processing Techniques

Wednesday January 6, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot.

Learn about post-processing techniques for photography using Adobe Lightroom and Affinity Photo software.

Social Distancing Requirements (In-Person): Face mask and/or shield required to participate in this workshop. Physical distancing in effect. Contact tracing in effect. Three person maximum for in-person workshop. All equipment is sanitized before and after public use. You must be a member of the Blue Mountains Public Library and a valid library card is required for workshop attendance.

A livestream option is available for this event: https://postprocessingaffinityonline.eventbrite.ca

Event may be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

No experience required.

Equipment Provided: Mac Laptop, Affinity Photo Software.

Recommended Age: Adults and Teens 13+

Register Here

 

Brought to you by The Creator Space Mobile Digital Arts Lab, in partnership with The Blue Mountains Public Library, the Collingwood Public Library and the Wasaga Beach Public Library

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des arts du Canada. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien: https://canadacouncil.ca/

Contact: Tracey Strnad
Email: tracey@tbmcreatorspace.com Website: https://tbmcreatorspace.com/

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Video Editing for Beginners: DaVinci Resolve

Wednesday January 6, 2021

Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: Craigleith Heritage Depot.

Learn about starting a video editing project and importing footage in DaVinci Resolve free editing software.

Social Distancing Requirements (In-Person): Face mask and/or shield required to participate in this workshop. Physical distancing in effect. Contact tracing in effect. You must be a member of the Blue Mountains Public Library and have a valid library card for entrance into workshop.

Equipment provided for workshop: Macbook Pro Laptop, Davinci Editing Software. Equipment is sanitized before and after use.

A livestream option is available for this event:

Event may be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

No experience required.

Recommended Age: Adults and Teens 13+

Register Here

 

Brought to you by The Creator Space Mobile Digital Arts Lab, in partnership with The Blue Mountains Public Library, the Collingwood Public Library and the Wasaga Beach Public Library

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des arts du Canada. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien: https://canadacouncil.ca/

Contact: Tracey Strnad
Email: tracey@tbmcreatorspace.com Website: https://tbmcreatorspace.com/

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Video Editing for Beginners: DaVinci Resolve

Sunday January 17, 2021

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: L. E. Shore Memorial Library.

Learn about starting a video editing project and importing footage in DaVinci Resolve free editing software.

This event is for residents of the Town of the Blue Mountains.

Social Distancing Requirements (In-Person): Face mask and/or shield required to participate in this workshop. Physical distancing in effect. Contact tracing in effect. You must be a member of The Blue Mountains Public Library to attend this workshop and a valid library card is required for entry to the workshop.

Equipment provided for workshop: Macbook Pro Laptop, Davinci Editing Software. Equipment is sanitized before and after use.

A livestream option is available for this event: https://videoeditingforbeginnersonline.eventbrite.ca

Event may be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

No experience required.

Recommended Age: Adults and Teens 13+

Register Here

 

Brought to you by The Creator Space Mobile Digital Arts Lab, in partnership with The Blue Mountains Public Library, the Collingwood Public Library and the Wasaga Beach Public Library

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des arts du Canada. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien: https://canadacouncil.ca/

Contact: Tracey Strnad
Email: tracey@tbmcreatorspace.com Website: https://tbmcreatorspace.com/

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Photography Post-Processing Techniques

Sunday January 17, 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: L. E. Shore Memorial Library.

Learn about post-processing techniques for photography using Adobe Lightroom and Affinity Photo software.

This workshop is for residents of the Town of the Blue Mountains.

Social Distancing Requirements (In-Person): Face mask and/or shield required to participate in this workshop. Physical distancing in effect. Contact tracing in effect. All equipment is sanitized before and after public use. You must be a member of The Blue Mountains Public Library to attend this workshop and a valid library card is required for entry to the workshop.

A livestream option is available for this event: https://postprocessingaffinityonline.eventbrite.ca

Event may be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

No experience required.

Equipment Provided: Mac Laptop, Affinity Photo Software.

Recommended Age: Adults and Teens 13+

Register Here

 

Brought to you by The Creator Space Mobile Digital Arts Lab, in partnership with The Blue Mountains Public Library, the Collingwood Public Library and the Wasaga Beach Public Library

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des arts du Canada. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien: https://canadacouncil.ca/

Contact: Tracey Strnad
Email: tracey@tbmcreatorspace.com Website: https://tbmcreatorspace.com/

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Digital Cinematography: Dramatic Film Techniques

Sunday January 17, 2021

Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: L. E. Shore Memorial Library.

Learn about lighting, composition and digital cinematography techniques for short dramatic film production.

This workshop is for residents of the Town of the Blue Mountains.

Social Distancing Requirements (In-Person): Face mask and/or shield required to participate in this workshop. Physical distancing in effect. Contact tracing in effect. You must be a member of The Blue Mountains Public Library to attend this workshop and a valid library card is required for entry to the workshop.

A livestream option is available for this event: https://digitalcinematographyfilmonline.eventbrite.ca

Event may be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

No experience required.

Recommended Age: Adults and Teens 13+

Register Here

 

Brought to you by The Creator Space Mobile Digital Arts Lab, in partnership with The Blue Mountains Public Library, the Collingwood Public Library and the Wasaga Beach Public Library

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des arts du Canada. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien: https://canadacouncil.ca/

Contact: Tracey Strnad
Email: tracey@tbmcreatorspace.com Website: https://tbmcreatorspace.com/

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