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October Lunch and Learn at Nepean Centrepointe: #AskALibrarian in Person


Have you been following #askalibrarian on Twitter but would really prefer to #askalibrarian in person?  Now is the time!  Join librarians various subject specialties at the Nepean Centrepointe branch for our October lunch and learn series! 

Session 1:  Business October 3rd (12-1pm)

Learn how to use Lynda.com, one of OPL’s online resources. With over 4,000 video courses from top experts, Lynda.com is the place to go for learning computer programming, multimedia software, 3D animation, photography, project management, & much more!

Session 2: Genealogy, October 10th (12-1pm)

Discover Genealogy resources & services that can help you start your family tree or overcome research roadblocks.  Borrow how-to guides, browse our extensive research collections and use online resources.

Session 3: Readers’ Advisory, October 17th  (12-1pm)

Looking for your next great read?  Learn about the various Readers’ Advisory tools within our BiblioCommons catalogue such as lists, shelves & blogs.  Databases such as NoveList & What Do I Read Next will also be explored. 

Session 4: Imagine Space, October 31st (12-1pm)

 What makes the Nepean Centrepointe Branch unique? It’s the only Ottawa Public Library location with a Makerspace! Find out about the equipment & resources available in our ImagineSpace. We have laser cutters, 3D printers, Mac Books, video equipment & more!

October Lunch and Learn Series at NCby charmaine_library

Check out these online resources ahead of time, and come ready to #askalibrarian. Business, Genealogy and Readers' Advisory databases and resources will be explored, as well all things Imagine Space!