Way has a wide selection of computer books for those that can self teach. For everyone else, we have unique programs and computer classes.
One-on-one Technology Help
Way offers one on one technology help. Our staffers can help you learn more about any technology issue that may be confusing you, including: your laptop, software, tablet, phone, email, ebooks, audiobooks, and more. These sessions are 30 minutes in length and completely free, but are by appointment only. You can book an appointment by visiting our online calendar or by calling 419-874-3135 x 119.
New Year's Tech Resolutions: Tuesday, January 10 @ 5:30pm
Looking for ways to infuse your life with technology for the better? This event will discuss ways you can make technology work for you with devices such as fitness trackers, smart home technologies, upgrading your old tech to improve your life, and more!
Strengthening Digital Literacy with NorthStar: Tuesday, January 17 @ 7pm
Way Library is one of many libraries taking advantage of the NorthStar Digital Literacy platform. Join our Tech Trainer in learning about the NorthStar platform, including taking assessments and how they can help keep you sharp and improve your marketability to employers.
Digital Media and Library Apps: Wednesday, January 18 @ 6:30pm
Are you breaking in a new tablet, phone or laptop you received over the holidays? The Way Library offers access to all kinds of digital media with just your library card and you can start using them for free today! Ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music, tv shows and magazines can be downloaded for offline use or streamed over Wi-Fi at your convenience. This presentation will highlight our popular digital services and their apps: Libby, Hoopla, Comics Plus, Flipster and more. We’ll help you figure out which services are right for you!
Way also repeats a series of hands-on computer classes throughout the year. This series occurs approximately 3 times each year. Currently scheduled computer classes are listed below; click the links for more even information and registration. Registration will open two weeks before the event.
Intro to Computers and Windows 10: Tuesday, January 31 @ 2:00pm
Learn the basics of using a computer and Windows 10. We will cover powering on and powering off a computer, the different parts of a personal computer system, navigating Windows' Start menu, accessing settings, and more.
Intro to the Internet: Tuesday, February 14 @ 2:00pm
Learn how to use an internet browser, Google Chrome, to get around on the World Wide Web. Topics covered in this class will include Internet Safety, Google, Way Library Catalog, Library Databases, Blogs, and much more.
Intro to Microsoft Word 2016: Tuesday, February 28 @ 2:00pm
Learn to use Microsoft Word to draft everything from a resume to a letter to your congressperson. This class will cover the very basics of word processing, such as learning correct typing methods, error correction, and text formatting, saving and opening documents, and inserting pictures and clipart.
Intro to Microsoft Excel 2016: Tuesday, March 14 @ 2:00pm
Learn the basics of using Microsoft Excel 2016. Attend this class to learn about Cells, Workbooks, cell formatting, functions, and equations. We will create a simple budget complete with formatting during this one and a half hour class.
One-on-One Tech Help
Way Library is again offering one-on-one in-person tech help. Appointments can be scheduled in 30-minute intervals on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Appointments can be scheduled at the following link: https://waylibrary.libcal.com/appointments/techhelp.
Northstar Digital Literacy
Through the generous support of the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences and the State library of Ohio, Way Library offers Northstar Digital Literacy training, for free, to our patrons. For more information, follow the link below: