Senior’s Column

Be prepared to enjoy a “meeting of the minds” and have fun with others interested in expanding their computer skills.

During one of my regular drop-in visits to our beloved local library, I learned   that  library volunteer Marilyn McKinnon had set up the original support group as an ideal learning resource to acquaint fledgling users,  just over a year ago.

Since then, staff members or their associated company of library volunteers,  are  happy  to introduce interested users to the basic ins and outs of using an iPod which is quickly catching on in popularity.

Bring your personally owned iPod to the library or borrow one from the library’s inventory of equipment for use while you are there.  Just be prepared to enjoy a “meeting of the minds” and have fun with others interested in expanding their computer skills  through this form of social and educational opportunity.

Sign up to participate in the Tech Tuesday for Seniors, a series of four workshops to start on May 27 running from 10 a.m. to noon at the Nakusp Computer Access Centre (CAP).

This will be a new introduction or a refresher series to others based on improving your computer skills including learning to use Facebook, how to shop online and other topics which will prove useful to most of us.

A second but independent series of four workshops entitled “Working with Photos and Developing a Creative Photo Album”, begins May 28 also held at the CAP Centre.

Both series are offered free of charge, but it is recommended that you sign up to ensure you will have access to one of the CAP computers.

Drop-ins for any of these sessions are welcome.

 

Just Posted

Hundreds turn out for Singh, NDP candidate rally in Penticton

The messaging was clear, NDP “chooses you”

Warning issued after several overdoses in Castlegar

Interior Health says the overdoses appear to be the result of cocaine contaminated with fentanyl.

Kootenay-Columbia candidates attend Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce 2019 election forum

About 120 people attended the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce 2019 election forum on Oct. 16 at the Prince Charles Theatre.

How local candidates are using Facebook to advertise directly to you

Liberal campaign is the biggest spender on Facebook ads in South Okanangan–West Kootenay

Green and NDP candidates talk strategic voting at Nelson public meeting

Wayne Stetski and Abra Brynne traded ideas but made no concessions for this election

ELECTION 2019: It’s so close, it could come down to who turns out to vote

Black Press Media’s polling analyst on the origins of predictive seat modelling in Canada

Jack’s Devils beat Quinn’s Canucks 1-0 in NHL brother battle

New Jersey youngster scores first career goal against Vancouver

Two charged after owner’s wild ride through Kamloops in his stolen truck

Crystal Rae Dorrington, 37, and Derrick Ronald Pearson, 32, facing multiple charges

Judge orders credit union’s bank records for Kelowna social worker facing theft allegations

The man is accused of negligence, breach of contract, fraud and a conspiracy with Interior Savings

Leaders pour it on with rallies, boosts for candidates as campaign reaches peak

The federal election campaign has reached a crescendo

Allegations of racism lead to ministry investigation at Vancouver private school

St. George’s School was contacted over what the school describes as ‘deeply offensive behaviour online’

Not a political question: Thunberg calls for climate action in Alberta

Edmonton police estimated the size of the crowd at about 4,000

Zantac, the over-the-counter heartburn drug, pulled in Canada, U.S.

Health Canada also investigates possible carcinogen in some ranitidine drugs

B.C. public safety minister says cannabis edibles not in stores til January

Mike Farnworth says he wants regional issues considered when it comes to licensing

Most Read