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Some in-branch programs require registration with your library card. Please log in with your library account or follow this link to apply for a card online. You can also apply for a card in person at any of our 33 locations.

  • Wednesdays, Apr 17, 2024 - Apr 24, 2024
    2:30pm
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Come join us and learn basic computer skills! Personal laptop not required though you may bring one if you would like. 

    Open to all ages!

  • Wednesdays, Apr 17, 2024 - May 08, 2024
    4:00pm
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Teams of two teen volunteers will share their technology knowledge with one older adult per session.

    Volunteers will help older adults with basic use of devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones. Some subjects that can be addressed include internet applications like browsers, email, calendars, social media, games, and file and photo management, such as Google Suite, OneDrive, and iCloud.​

    Register in-branch at the 2nd floor hub.​

  • Friday Apr 19, 2024 at 2:30pm
    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.

  • computer, notebook and camera on a desk

    Saturday Apr 20, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    When buying a digital camera, you are faced with a bewildering array of choices. Chris Taylor, Ottawa PC Users' Group President and Orleans Photo Club Vice-president will help "focus" your search for the ideal digital camera to fit your budget and suit the style of photography that interests you. 

    Saturday April 20, 2:00-4:00pm

    Registration required

  • Monday Apr 22, 2024 at 6:00pm
    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.

  • Tuesday Apr 23, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Learn how to more effectively tell the story of your vacations through pictures. Regardless of what kind of camera you use (cell phone, tablet, DSLR, etc.), Lynda Buske from the Ottawa PC Users' Group and the Orleans Photo Club will show how to use light, foreground, people and framing to create a descriptive picture that needs no captioning.

  • Saturday Apr 27, 2024 at 2:00pm
    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.

  • Mondays, Apr 29, 2024 - Jun 24, 2024
    1:30pm
    120 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    The Ottawa Public Library has thousands of digital titles, discover how to access them using resources like Libby and cloudLibrary. Come join us in this monthly drop-in session where we help you learn how to use Ottawa Public Library resources to access eBooks and audiobooks.

  • 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.

  • Thursday May 02, 2024 at 6:00pm
    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.