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Grand opening coming up for Collaborative Technology Center at the Madelyn Helling Library

The Nevada County Library is pleased to invite the public to participate in the grand opening celebration of the Madelyn Helling Library’s Collaborative Technology Center. This entirely grant-funded project adds an additional 2,000 square feet of space to the Helling Library, which can be used by up to 70 people at one time. The center will house 15 PCs, five iMacs, 20 Dell notebooks, 25 iPads, five Nook Colors, five Kindle Fires, five Samsung Galaxy Tab 2s class sets of videography equipment, two Skype-enabled collaborative use rooms and a 3-D printer.

In addition to simply adding space and technology devices, the library is also pleased to announce the beginning of computer, workforce development and recreational technology classes, which will take place in the instructional areas of the CTC. Offering between five to eight free classes per month, users can take classes on: “Beginning Word, Excel and PowerPoint”; “How to create and use email”; “How to find and apply for jobs online”; “How to use an eReader, tablet or smartphone”; “Docent-led workshops on 3-D printers”; and “Filming and editing videos.”

The grand opening celebration will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Aug. 13. It will be an open and interactive forum for the county employees, the board of supervisors and members of the public to learn about the technology in the CTC and the programming the library will be offering. Library staff and trained CTC volunteers will be on hand to share information and demonstrations with attendees. No RSVP is required. Simply come and see the new features the Collaborative Technology Center has to offer the community.


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