With so many options available to communicate and share information, determining the most effective way to use technology can be overwhelming. Join us for Tech Talks to get the most out of current technology. Tech Talks are free, open to the public, and held monthly on designated Thursdays.
3 pm in Rhinelander: Nicolet College - Learning Resources Center - 205
7 pm in Minocqua: Nicolet College - Lakeland Center - Computer Lab
(9569 Hwy 70 W)
OpenSource Software Solutions –
Free Software Alternatives from
Word Processing to Graphic Design
Thursday, September 19, 2013
We'll introduce two free software solutions that provide decent alternatives to expensive software packages: LiberOffice, compatible with Microsoft Office, and The Gimp, a graphics program comparable to Adobe Photoshop.
Carry Your Office in Your Pocket
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Tote an entire suite of office software around in your pocket. Bring a USB jump drive, learn how to load it with free applications that meet your needs, and how to use the stored information with any Windows computer.
Social Networking: Keeping Up with the
Joneses via Facebook and Twitter While
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Learn the basics of social networking and navigating safely through the Internet. You'll establish a Facebook account with settings that protect you from unwanted eyes, and open a Twitter account to express yourself in 140 characters or less.
eReaders or Tablets? What's Your Style?
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Test drive the Color Nook, Nook Tablet, Kindle Reader, Kindle Fire, and the iTouch, and iPad to discover which gadget fits your style. Learn about safely downloading books and applications online, and free ebook software available for your PC and Mac.
The Cloud: How to Safely and Securely
Store Your "Stuff" in the Cloud
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Services such as DropBox, Box.net, Google Drive, and Microsoft's Live Drive allow you to store information online in the Cloud. Learn about security settings and how to keep your family pictures and documents stored safely online.
Internet Searching Tips and Tricks
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Improve your search results on the Internet. Which of the many search engines are the best? How do we get the most out of them? We'll also visit free online Ask sites and learn which are trustworthy and which should be avoided.
A Look at Emerging Technologies
Thursday, April 10, 2014
How do we keep up with all the emerging technologies, gadgets, software, and breathtaking changes on the Internet? Learn which technologies may be destined for history's dustbin and which to keep an eye on. We'll test drive some of the newest gadgets and see what value they hold for us.
All NaNoWriMo events take place from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm in the Learning Resources
Center - 205.
November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)
Last year, over 200,000 people across the nation were a part of NaNoWriMo. This year, the Library Series again pulls together people who want to embrace the challenge of writing a novel in 30 days. We'll have fun, support each other, and learn together as we achieve our goal of becoming novelists.
National Novel Writing Month
(NaNoWriMo) Informational Session
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Have you longed to write a novel? Learn the basics that will prepare you to write from scratch a 50,000-word novel in 30 days, beginning at 12:00:01 am on November 1. We'll provide handouts and help you start an account at the NaNoWriMo website.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Let the great writing adventure begin. There's still time to sign up and join those who have begun writing a 50,000-word novel to be completed by midnight, November 30. Handouts will be available for those who missed the informational session, along with tips on how to keep your creative juices flowing.
The Half-Way Mark
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
What's happening with your novel? Ahead of schedule? Behind? Hit a writer's block? Whatever your experience, join us for a discussion of the trials, tribulations, and joys of completing a 50,000-word novel in one month. We'll share words of inspiration, pep talks, and tactics for how to stay the course.
Final Pep-Talk and Reporting
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Let's connect as we enter the final days of writing our novels. Brag, complain, and trade stories with fellow writers on what you've learned about the creative process of writing a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. And preen your feathers: you can now say "I've written a novel."
Now That I Have a Nook, How Do I Use This Thing?
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 7 pm • Learning Resources Center - 205
Bring your Nook eReader or tablet and learn how to download free books and interesting apps for games, social networking, business, education and for nurturing your creative projects. Our focus is on Barnes and Noble Nook devices. You'll learn something new and be able to share what you already know with others.
Now That I Have a Kindle, How Do I Use This Thing?
Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 7 pm • Learning Resources Center - 205
Bring your Kindle eReader or tablet and learn how to download free books and interesting apps for games, social networking, business, education and for nurturing your creative projects. Our focus is on Amazon Kindle devices. You'll learn something new and be able to share what you already know with others.