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 LinkedIn Learning.

Wired Wednesdays: Fake News, how to spot it and what to do about it

Wednesday October 5, 2022

Time: 12:45pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page/YouTube Page.

In this video, Ashley will talk about Fake News. Fake News is a legitimate problem online. People post news stories and political news that is fake. Sometimes people do this honestly without knowing that they are spreading fake news. Some people do this with malicious intent where they know they are sharing something wrong, and biased. Ashley will show you how to spot fake news, and what to do about it. 

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

Don't forget! Ashley will be live at 1pm on Facebook to answer your tech help questions and to talk about library services. 

 

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

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Wired Wednesdays: Creating a Strong Passphrase

Wednesday October 12, 2022

Time: 12:45pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page/YouTube Page.

In this video, Ashley will talk about creating a strong passphrase. A passphrase is a sequence of words that you use for a login into an account. The longer the better. Ashley will talk about what you need to make sure that your passphrase (password) is good and strong as well as some sites that will autogenerate a passphrase for you. 

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

Don't forget! Ashley will be live at 1pm on Facebook to answer your tech help questions and to talk about library services. 

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

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VIVA: Intro. to Virtual Production For Film & Television

Friday October 14, 2022

Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library 173 Bruce St. S..

South Georgian Bay Media Association Inc. presents VIVA: Virtual Interactive Volume Accelerator

VIVA is a series of workshops that will instruct participant film and television producers, directors, cinematographers, key creatives and media arts post-secondary students on the use of virtual production (VP) technology and how it can be applied to small and medium sized independent film and television production. VP is the same method being used by films and television series such as Star Wars' Mandalorian and Star Trek.

Day 1 will include an overview into the theory and creative opportunities in cinematography, production and editing that virtual production offers filmmakers and will take place at The Blue Mountains Public Library - L.E. Shore Memorial Branch. Tickets: Free

Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/introduction-to-virtual-production-for-film-and-television-tickets-417572118447 

Learn about Day 2 here.

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Adventures in Filmmaking: Create a Short Animated Film (Section 1)

Saturday October 15, 2022 - Saturday November 5, 2022

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library 173 Bruce St. S..

ADVENTURES IN FILMMAKING
Part 1: Create a Short Animated Film
Join local animator and cartoonist Jeff Wilson and filmmaker Tom Strnad for this 4 week workshop where you will create a short animated film. Learn how to design cartoon characters, animate movement and actions and create a short animation using iPads and ProCreate digital illustration software. Designed for ages 7-13.

Section 1 Saturdays October 15, 22, 29 and November 5 (10am-12pm) 

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Wired Wednesdays: How to get Tech Help at the Library

Wednesday October 19, 2022

Time: 12:45pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page/YouTube Page.

In this video, Ashley will talk about the different ways you can receive tech help at the library. 

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

Don't forget! Ashley will be live at 1pm on Facebook to answer your tech help questions and to talk about library services. 

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

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Adventures in Filmmaking: Create a Short Animated Film (Section 2)

Wednesday October 19, 2022 - Wednesday November 9, 2022

Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library 173 Bruce St. S. (Board Room).

ADVENTURES IN FILMMAKING
Part 1: Create a Short Animated Film

Join local animator and cartoonist Jeff Wilson and filmmaker Tom Strnad for this 4 week workshop where you will create a short animated film. Learn how to design cartoon characters, animate movement and actions and create a short animation using iPads and ProCreate digital illustration software. Designed for ages 8-13. (Children under the age of 8 may attend with an adult)
Section 2 Wednesdays October 19, 26, November 2, 9 (3:00pm-5:00pm)

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Wired Wednesdays: Before you buy, Check Consumer Reports Ratings

Wednesday October 26, 2022

Time: 12:45pm - 3:00pm

Location: The Blue Mountains Public Library Facebook Page/YouTube Page.

In this video, Ashley will talk about Consumer Reports and how to look at the ratings for products that you want to buy. CR has been around for a long time and is a trusted source for consumers. Did you know that it is now online? This great resource is available to library card holders for free!

Not on Facebook? Watch Wired Wednesdays on YouTube.

Don't forget! Ashley will be live at 1pm on Facebook to answer your tech help questions and to talk about library services. 

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

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iPad Basics

Tuesday November 1, 2022

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Boardroom.

Darrell Noseworthy is back in person with iPad Basics!

Bring your iPad and your questions for this 2-hour class. Learn screens and gestures, working with apps, the App Store, and browsing the Internet in a small group. Maximum registration is 6 people. Instructor: Darrell Noseworthy.

The cost for this program is $20 upon registration. Pay with your card online, or visit the Library to make payment. The library accepts cash, debit, cheque, Visa and Mastercard. Note: Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance for a refund.

Contact: Elisa
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext 143
Email: librarytech@thebluemountains.ca

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iPad Basics: Mail and Facetime

Tuesday November 8, 2022

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library Boardroom.

Learn more about your iPad's communications apps: Contacts, Mail, Facetime and Messages. Maximum registration is 6 people. Instructor: Darrell Noseworthy.

The cost for this program is $20 upon registration. Pay with your card online, or visit the Library to make payment. The library accepts cash, debit, cheque, Visa and Mastercard. Note: Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance for a refund.

Contact: Elisa
Phone: 519-599-3681 x143
Email: librarytech@thebluemountains.ca

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iPad Basics: Security and Healthy Practices

Tuesday November 15, 2022

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library Boardroom.

Keep your iPad healthy! Learn about viruses, security breaches and dealing with multiple passwords. To take this class you must have already taken iPad Basics, or get prior approval from library staff.

Maximum registration is 6 people. Instructor: Darrell Noseworthy. The cost for this program is $20 upon registration. Pay with your card online, or visit the Library to make payment. The Library accepts cash, debit, cheque, Visa and Mastercard. Note: Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance for a refund.

Contact: Elisa
Phone: 519-599-3681 ext 143
Email: librarytech@thebluemountains.ca

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Adventures in Filmmaking: Create a Short Film (Section 2)

Wednesday November 23, 2022 - Wednesday December 14, 2022

Time: 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library 173 Bruce St. S..

ADVENTURES IN FILMMAKING
Part 2: Create a Short Film
Join filmmaker Tom Strnad and storyboard artist Jeff Wilson for this 3 week workshop where you will create a short live action film. Learn how to write a script, draw a storyboard, film scenes with actors, and edit a short live action film. Designed for ages 8-13.
Section 2 Wednesdays November 23, 30, December 7 (3:30pm-5:30pm)

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Adventures in Filmmaking: Create a Short Film (Section 1)

Saturday November 26, 2022 - Saturday December 17, 2022

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: L.E. Shore Library 173 Bruce St. S..

ADVENTURES IN FILMMAKING


Part 2: Create a Short Film
Join filmmaker Tom Strnad and storyboard artist Jeff Wilson for this 3 week workshop where you will create a short live action film. Learn how to write a script, draw a storyboard, film scenes with actors, and edit a short live action film. Designed for ages 8-13.

Section 1 Saturdays November 26, December 3, 10 (10am-12pm)

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