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Free, in-depth tech help offered at Briggs Libraries

October 12, 2018

Briggs Lawrence County Public Library

Do you need help with...

• Getting started with your new computer?

• Using a computer to write a letter or other document?

• Setting up an email account?

• Basic instruction on your new phone or mobile tablet?

• Downloading an app?

• Navigating Microsoft Office?

• Filling out an online job application?

• Typing a resume?

• Using job search web sites?

• Applying for Social Security or other services online?

• Using social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram?

• Doing an Internet search for information or products?

• Streaming video?

• Downloading eBooks, audiobooks and music?

• Taking, saving and sharing photos on your phone or other device?

• Anything else you can think of? Briggs Lawrence County Public Library now offers a new service called Tech Tips, basic, one-on-one technology help through Guiding Ohio Online.

Guiding Ohio Online is a State Library of Ohio administered competitive LSTA (Library Service and Technology Act) grant and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The purpose of the grant is to allow libraries in rural Ohio to hire a dedicated technology trainer for their library.

Anyone needing technology help can make an appointment with Briggs Library’s technology trainer, who will come to the library of their choice. Sessions may last from 15 minutes to three hours depending on the patron’s needs. A library card is not necessary to take advantage of this service.

To make an appointment, contact any Briggs Library location and ask a staff member for assistance or fill out the online form under Tech Tips on the library’s web page at www.briggslibrary.com.

The trainer will contact you with your information to set up your personal appointment.

Is the truth really out there? For those who are still on the edge of delving deeper into the reality of UFOs, everyone is invited to the presentation, “Why UFOs

Matter,” at 2 p.m. Saturday at Briggs Library in Ironton. Presented by Ironton native, Chris Parsons, Community Engagement Coordinator with MUFON (the Mutual UFO Network), the free presentation will feature a discussion of the phenomenon of unidentified flying objects (UFOs), the history, sightings, investigations and more with lots of time for questions and answers. Call 740-532-1124.

The preschool weekly activity schedule is below.

Storytime for ages 3 to 5:

• Ironton at 11 a.m. Mondays

• Proctorville at 11 a.m. Tuesdays

• South Point at 11 a.m. Wednesdays

• Chesapeake at 11 a.m. Thursdays

• Symmes Valley at 3 p.m. Thursdays

Toddler Time for ages 2 and 3:

• Ironton at 11 a.m. Tuesdays

The public is invited to any Briggs Library event. The schedule of events for Oct. 11-17:

• Today, 4:30 p.m.: Lego Club at the Proctorville library.

• Today, 5 p.m.: Crochet Club at the Proctorville library.

• Friday, 2 p.m.: Adult Craft, Fall Decoupage Mason Jar, at the South Point library.

• Saturday, 2 p.m.: “Why UFOs Matter” with Chris Parsons at the Ironton library.

• Monday, Oct. 15, 4 p.m.: Lego Club at the Ironton library.

• Monday, Oct. 15, 4:30 p.m.: Board of Trustees Meeting at the Ironton library.

• Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2 p.m.: Crochet Club at the South Point library.

• Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2 p.m.: Jack-o-lantern Slime craft for Kids at the Chesapeake library.

• Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2 p.m.: Youth Art Club at the Symmes Valley library.

• Wednesday, Oct. 17, 3:30 p.m.: Movie, “Hocus Pocus,” at the South Point library.

• Wednesday, Oct. 17, 1:30 p.m.: Friends of the Library meeting at the Ironton library.

• Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2:30 p.m.: Book Discussion, “Caroline” by Sarah Miller, at the Ironton library.

For the latest, up-to-date information on activities at Briggs Library, visit our website at www.briggslibrary.com and click on the Event Calendar button.

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