Computers & Technology

Computers and Technology

Free Tech Help from the Library

Laura Miller, Digital Services Librarian, and Tina Kennedy, Instruction and Reference Librarian, bring their knowledge and passion for learning to Lapham Center on the first Tuesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. In these sessions they will help you find the best apps and podcasts.

Health/Fitness Apps – March 7, 2:00 p.m.

Health Apps can help you keep track of your steps, weight, food intake, calories, exercise, and sleep. Some will set your exercise/steps to music, or remind you to get up and move. Many people find that health apps motivate them to move and eat less.

Travel Apps – April 4, 2:00 p.m.

These apps can help you find the best and most affordable flights, hotels and rental cars, know whether your bag is on the plane and when it will arrive on the carousel, get a ride with Uberor local transport, and give you maps with information on restaurants, museums, store or more.

Podcasts, May 2, 2:00 p.m.

Podcasts are free audio programs distributed over the Internet. You can download them and listen to them as you please, essentially creating a radio station focused entirely on the topics you want to hear. There are podcasts out there covering almost any topic that you can imagine: TV, cars, comedy, gardening, cooking, crime, politics, classical music, retirement and many more!

Free Teen Tech Help

We will be fortunate to have a NCHS Senior Intern at Lapham from May 15 – June 9.

Part of their job will be to provide our participants with one-on-one technology help. If you like to schedule a time to meet with the student, call us at 203-594-3620. He or she will be adapt with computers, cameras, cell phones, reading devices, and all things digital.

NEW: How do I?…One-on-One Tech Help Sessions

Call 203-594-3620 to set up an appointment with one of our capable techies. We request a donation of $20.

Learn how to better use the devices you own. Bring your laptop, ereader, tablet, smart phone – you get the idea! For example, you might learn to text, set up voicemail, watch television, download free books or whatever you want to do.

The PC Doctor –

Having a problem with your PC or tablet? Want advice on buying a new computer? ┬áHave PC repair questions? Let one of our experienced volunteers help you resolve the issue or guide you to your answer. Email or call if your email isn’t working.

The Mac Tutor –

We have some help if you own an Apple product! Marylou Wilkinson will give you a hand with the software or set up.