Old Bridge, NJ – Nov. 30, 2017 – The Old Bridge Public Library is offering the following new technology classes to allow patrons to better utilize available online resources. Registration is not necessary for these classes.
- Dec. 5th at 6pm – “Create a Basic Website”
This session will explore simple methods of creating a website. It will examine two free services — WordPress and Wix — that allow users to start a website in minutes. The class will show how to customize sites for free, and share thoughts, interests or businesses on the worldwide web.
- Dec. 12th at 6pm – “Explore Windows 10”
Windows 10 is Microsoft’s new personal computer operating system for PCs, tablets and smartphones. Updated features allow users to toggle between touchscreen and keyboard interfaces on devices that offer both. This session is geared for people who are considering upgrading to this operating system or who have recently purchased a device with this software.
- Dec. 14th at 11am – “Language Learning Resources Online”
This class will explore the Library’s three online resources available to help patrons learn a new language. Muzzy Online is geared for children of all ages, and is modeled on the way people learn their first language — without memorization and drills. Muzzy offers lessons in Spanish, French, German, English, Italian and Mandarin. Pronunciator offers instruction for over 80 languages for English and non-English speakers. It is appropriate for toddlers and up, thanks to photos and pictograms. Rosetta Stone offers innovative, personalized language and reading programs. Founded in 1992, Rosetta Stone’s language division uses cloud-based solutions to help all types of learners read, write, and speak more than 30 languages.
- Dec. 18th at 11am — “Organize Music and Movies with Plex”
Plex is a free and easily-installed software suite that organizes video, audio and photos from users’ collections and from online services. The service is accessible through mobile devices, smart TVs, streaming boxes, and a web app allowing users to stream their video, music, and photo collections any time, anywhere, to any device.
The Old Bridge Public Library has consistently been voted one of the three Best Public Libraries in Middlesex County by the readers of the Home News Tribune. The Library is open seven-days-a-week and is located at 1 Old Bridge Plaza at the corner of Rt. 516 and Cottrell Road in the Municipal Center. More information about these and other Library programs can be found at www.oldbridgelibrary.org or by calling 732-721-5600 x5033. The satellite Laurence Harbor branch is located at 277 Shoreland Circle; phone: 732-566-2227.