Parents, get ahead of the social media curve; this workshop will teach you dozens of tips you can use to keep your family safe on social media.
The presenter, Alicia Frandsen of The Troy Foundation, will be discussing tips and safety precautions to take with your family regarding the social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Tumblr, and a few others.
Thanks to a grant from The Troy Foundation, the Troy-Miami County Public Library is unveiling a Technology Petting Zoo. The zoo includes five tablets, including an iPad Air, Kindle HDX, Kindle Paper White, Android tablet, and Microsoft surface tablet.
Many sources suggest tablets will become the main device used by people, replacing the laptop. The library would like to provide an educational option for those considering a purchase or who already own a tablet so they can make informed decisions and better use their devices.
Libraries have long been at the forefront of bringing technology to the public. The “zoo” will allow the community to familiarize themselves with tablets. And, they can learn how to use these various tablets without pressure to buy. Patrons will be able to play with the devices, learn how to download one of the thousands of eBooks available for free through the library, and find out which device they are most comfortable with. Reference librarians will be available to help those who need it.
During tax season, January – April, the Troy library carries many of the basic Federal and State tax forms and instructions. We will put 2013 tax forms out as we receive them. Visit the City of Troy website for city tax forms and instructions. You can also visit the State of Ohio, and IRS.gov websites for 2013 tax forms and instructions.
The AARP will be holding a free tax service and e-Filing sessions at the Troy-Miami County Public Library on Thursdays, February 6 – April 10, 2014 from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; this free service is provided on a first come, first serve basis. You do not have to be a member of AARP to participate in this service. For more information about the AARP Tax Aide program please call 1-888-227-7669 or visit them on the web.
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The Friends of the Troy-Miami County Public Library Spring Book Sale dates have changed. The Spring Book Sale will now be held May 2-4, 2014, at the Miami County Fairgrounds.