Archives for computers

“Intro to Video Editing: How to Create Films”

Adult learners will have the chance to edit clips and create his or her own segment using the Lightworks™ Software Application on Tuesday, April 26th from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the Edge Media Lab. Video editing is fun and available for free on most computers.   Equipment is provided; Registration is required.
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Photo Editing Workshop

Want to know how to “photoshop” an image? In the Photo Editing Workshop on Tuesday, December 8th from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., patrons will learn how to manipulate photos using GIMP, a free 2D graphics editor for PC, Mac, and Linux. Similar to Photoshop, GIMP allows users to tweak images for a desired result. Registration required; equipment is provided. Held in the Edge Media Lab.  
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Success with LinkedIn® Professional Networking Services

Do you want to create a LinkedIn® (professional networking services) account? Do you already have one but need pointers on how to create a better profile? Come to the presentation given by Rose Macom, career counselor on November 4th at 6:30 p.m. This program is suitable for job seekers and business professionals interested in expanding their network. Come and learn how to set up a profile or enhance an existing one. Discover LinkedIn® features and applications and explore how to make connections and network effectively.
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Learn About Online Education Fraud

Come learn what role these for-profit education companies play in creating a potential financial disaster that may burden taxpayers for years to come. Robert MacArthur, author of Online Education Fraud: The Diary of a Short Seller, covers 15 years of corporate fraud in online education. He will discuss how the industry remained largely unregulated for years causing a potential burst of the student loan default bubble. He will be in Room B on our second floor on Thursday, September 24 at 7:00 PM. No registration needed.
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Take Movies, TV Shows and More on Vacation with You

Want to keep the kids (or yourself) busy on vacation? Did you know you can get thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks for mobile and online access through a partnership with hoopla digital? White Plains Library card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or iOS device or visit hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers. hoopla digital has a simple sign-up and attractive, easy-to-use interface, so it’s easy to get to your listening and viewing
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Create an App with MATLAB

Thursday, February 5 at noon Created by Mathworks, MATLAB® is a high-level language and interactive environment for numerical computation, visualization, and programming. It is mainly a tool for engineers, but it offers a multitude of computation possibilities. This class will provide design instruction within a Graphic User Interface (GUI) and computer programming using the MATLAB coding language. Come and learn how to create a basic computer application! All equipment and software is provided. Please register for this program on our online event calendar.
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Hoopla: Streaming Movies and Music Now Available

We are excited to announce the public availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital. White Plains Library card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or iOS device or visit hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers. hoopla digital has a simple sign-up and attractive, easy-to-use interface, so it’s easy to get to your listening and viewing experience.
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Virtual Computing

Have you ever seen a computer inside a computer? With VirtualBox, a free virtualization product from Oracle, you can install and use an isolated Operating System (OS) within another. Teens are welcome to join this class on December 3rd and December 10th from 5-6pm to find out how. Students will use library equipment in order to install a virtual Linux OS called “ArtistX” and learn all about it. For teens. No registration or equipment is required, limit of 10 students based on arrival time.  
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Alice – 3D computer programming

Children at the White Plains Public Library can learn the basics of computer programing with Alice 2.3, a computer application developed by Carnegie Mellon. By designing 3D animations and video games of their very own, 4th, 5th and 6th graders will be executing essential computer commands – thanks to the work of the Alice Team at Carnegie Mellon. Children are encouraged to join any of the upcoming sessions in The Trove on 11/18, 12/2, and 12/16 from 4:30-5:30p.m. Tickets will be distributed at 4:00 p.m. There is a limit of 10 children, so be sure to arrive early to get a
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Learn How to Make Personalized Cards and Flyers with Microsoft Publisher 2007

Want to create your own personalized birthday cards, holiday cards, or party invitations?  How about designing a flyer for your tag sale or an event your club is sponsoring? Learn how at our hands-on class, Introduction to Microsoft Publisher 2007, on November 14 from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. Registration is required, but only takes a minute:  Go to our Computer Classes calendar, then click on the class name on the calendar and fill out the brief form. You’ll be publishing your own cards and flyers before you know it!
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Website Design Class for Teens: Create a Distracted Driving Website

Are you interested in learning website design or how to build a website? In this class we will cover Internet research, web design and building to create a site on the dangers of distracted driving. The site will be uploaded to the Internet so everyone can see it. There will be a launch party at the end. For teens ages 12-18. Wednesdays, October 30-December 4 (except November 27), from 4:30-6:00 PM
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The History and Future of Video Games

The progression of technology is seemingly exponential, especially with regard to electronic gaming. In “The History & Future of Video Games,” a class consisting of three independent sessions on October 2, October 9, and October 23 at 3:30 p.m., teens are exposed to video games of the past and present in order to imagine the video games of the future. Each session is one hour in length and open to teens, no registration required. There is a limit of 10 gamers, with admission based on arrival time. In the final week we look at the history and future of FPS
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Hands-on Help for the Unemployed and Under-Employed

Our next program for job seekers provides two great workshops in one: 1. Digital Dirt: Unfavorable Information About You That Can Be Found on the Internet. Do you realize that digital dirt might sabotage your job search or career development? Come and learn how to manage your online reputation. 2. E-Resumes: Preparing Your Resume for Email and Online Job Sites. Format your resume for posting online and emailing to prospective employers. Bring your resume saved on a flash stick/floppy disk/email in .doc format. This program takes place Wednesday, September 25, 7:30 – 8:45 p.m. Seats are limited, so don’t delay!
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Downloading Free Music with Freegal

Come to our computer class on Thursday, August 1, from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m., and learn how to download files from Freegal Music, a service provided by the Library. Bring your MP3 player and choose from thousands of artists and millions of pop, rock, country and classical songs, in genres ranging from acapella to zydeco. You can listen to a 30-second clip of any available song before you decide whether or not you want to download it. The downloads on this site are all in MP3 format with no DRM. Freegal will work with any MP3 player, including iPod, and
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Help for the Unemployed and Under-Employed

Job Hunters:  Come to Online Job Search, our computer class on Wednesday, July 31, at 7:30 p.m., to discover web sites to help you find a job or switch careers. Participants in this hands-on class will be introduced to a number of resources available on the web. Seats are limited, so don't delay! To register, go to our Computer Classes calendar, then click on the class name on the calendar and fill out the brief form.
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Exciting New Technology Program for Teens

The White Plains Public Library is proud to announce the first in what is expected to be a series of exciting new technology programs geared specifically for teens:  Hacker Academy:  How to create and program your own computer.  In this course, consisting of four one and a half hour sessions from July 11 through August 1, teens will be introduced to the world of small board computers as well how to hack them to boot and use Linux.  Provided for each of the 10 participants in the course is an Android-based computer, specifically the APC 8750 from VIA Technologies, Inc.
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Tech Help on Tuesday Nights

Got questions? The library will be providing Drop-in Computer Help every Tuesday evening in June, July and August from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Our tech expert will answer your questions on everything from basic tasks such as setting up files in your computer and adding attachments to your emails, to using application software such as Microsoft Word and Excel, finding online forms and sharing your digital photos. Bring your laptop, tablet or eBook reader, or use one of the Library’s computers. No registration required – just come with your questions.
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Upcoming Teen Program – Video Game Creation

Ten Thursdays:  January 17 – March 21; 4:00-5:45 PM Learn the basics of video game design and create a video game using Scratch open source software. This is part of the Allstate Readiness Series – the video game will be used to show teens the dangers of distracted driving.  
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Learn How to Use Firefox!

Have parents, friends or relatives who want to learn how to go on the Internet?  If they know how to use a mouse, they'd fit right in at our Web Browser Basics class. Students will learn the basics of the Mozilla Firefox browser, including toolbar buttons, typing in a web address, using links, and finding information on a web page. The class is being offered on Friday, January 18, from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m., and will be repeated on Wednesday, January 23, from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. This is a hands-on class, with space for twelve people to work on
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