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  • Saturday Feb 24, 2024 at 11:00am
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Get a Techno Buddy!

    Technology and Social Media can be overwhelming.

    Teen Volunteers share their Social Media knowledge with older Adult in a two-on-one setting.  

    Areas of technology help will focus on user’s personal account use by initial setting up of the accounts and how use the site:

    Facebook

    Instagram

    X (former Twitter)

    Pinterest

    One hour = One topic

    If you want to cover a different topic from the list, Facilitator will need to approve it, as this is only a one hour session.

    Meeting place:  Teen Zone on the 3rd floor.

    Please bring your device fully charged (ex. cell phone, tablet, or laptop).

    Please provide a phone number we can contact you about your topic.

    You can sign up for one session and one waiting list slot per quarter.

  • Saturday Feb 24, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your PC from being hacked. And best of all, it can be done for free. 

    Registration required

  • Monday Feb 26, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    We are told: don't write down passwords; don't reuse passwords; make passwords long and complex. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show how to use free software that stores all your usernames and passwords along with related information and protects them with a single, very strong password. Don't let your online accounts get compromised. It's easy and free.

    Registration is limited. 

  • Monday Feb 26, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Want your own website? Today's web-building technologies offer page templates, WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editors, and instant web hosting. So, it's easy to create a website with no HTML coding being required. And it can be completely free. In this presentation, Alan German from the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show how to create a website from scratch and make content available on the Internet.

  • Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    We are told: don't write down passwords; don't reuse passwords; make passwords long and complex. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show how to use free software that stores all your usernames and passwords along with related information and protects them with a single, very strong password. Don't let your online accounts get compromised. It's easy and free.

  • Friday Mar 15, 2024 at 11:00am
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event is full

    Join us for a tour of the Digitization Lab. This lab is equipped with bookable work stations that allow you to digitize your old photographs, slides and negatives, as well as your VHS tapes and 8mm film reels. This tour will be an orientation of the equipment, the stations and the online booking system.

  • Tuesday Mar 26, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Many wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low-hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.

    Please register online. 

  • Wednesday Mar 27, 2024 at 11:00am
    60 minutes

    Join this 1-hour hands-on session to learn how to use learning resources provided by the Ottawa Public Library.

    Discover how to access resources like LinkedIn Learning and Creativebug with your library card!

    Register to ensure your spot.

    The program will be held in the computer lab on the lower level of the Nepean Centrepointe library.

  • Monday Apr 29, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    If your Windows computer is getting sluggish, you don't have to re-install Windows just to gain back lost performance. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will demonstrate and explain how to safely use many native and free 3rd party tools that can help speed up Windows. ​

    Registration limited. Please pre-register online.

  • Monday May 13, 2024 at 6:00pm
    120 minutes

    Many wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low-hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.​

    Registration limited. Please pre-register online. ​