Tech Help

There are many different ways you can get Tech Help at the library. There are our Tech Tuesday Workshops where each time we focus on a different topic, one on one help with library staff to help you with online services provided by the library, and online databases and resources you can use to help learn about different topics relating to technology, software, and more.

Computer Skills Development Resources

Improve your Mouse Skills

Mousercise offers computer fundamentals and teaches you how to use a mouse.

MouseProgram.com presents tutorials for practicing and developing your mouse skills. 

Mouse Exercises offers several tutorials including a fun lesson on drawing with a mouse.

JigZone teaches you how to drag and drop with a mouse by putting together online jigsaw puzzles.

 

Improve your Typing Skills

Typing.com offers a free, online typing course, accessible anywhere straight from your web browser. Free registration required to track your progress.

AlfaTyping teaches you touch typing using the qwerty keyboard layout. Registration required.

Touch Typing Study helps you learn, practice and improve your typing speed and accuracy, all for free.

Rapid Typing Tutor is a free software tool to improve one's typing skills. Free program download required.

TypingMaster Typing Test is a free, full-featured typing tester for Windows. Free program download required.

Typeracer helps you increase your typing speed while racing against others.

Type Down - type as fast as possible to prevent the column of rising words from reaching the top.

Die by the Word - type words to defeat an invading ninja army.

Typing Karaoke - increase your WPM by typing as fast as you can along to the lyrics of popular songs.

 

Develop your Microsoft Office Skills

Microsoft Office Training Center provides free, self-paced courses on programs like Excel, Word, PowerPoint and more.

Tech Help Workshops

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tech Tuesday workshop: iPhones & iPads

10:30am - 12:00pm
Handley Library
Registration
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Benham Gallery Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Tech Help
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Event Details:
Helpful tips & tricks & answers to any questions about iPhones & iPads will be provided. Topics to be covered will include current version, basic functions, key features, security & passwords, viruses, Control Center, mail accounts, A...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

ELibrary Workshop: Ebooks for Phones and Tablets

10:30am - 12:00pm
Bowman Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Reading Porch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Tech Help, Workshops & Camps
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Event Details:
Meet Libby and learn how this app will let you get free library eBooks and audiobooks on your iPhone/iPad or Android device.   Free and open to the public. Please register. (And remember to bring your library card and app store password.) ...

Disclaimer(s)

While we do allow professional photography inside the property of Handley Regional Library System, we do ask that we are notified ahead of time of photoshoots at 540.662.9041 x 25.  Photography activities may be limited to specific areas due to reserved use and cannot impede any patron activity using the library. 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tech Tuesday workshop: Android phones & tablets

10:30am - 12:00pm
Handley Library
Registration
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Benham Gallery Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Tech Help
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Topics will include an Android overview, current version, basic functions, key features, security & passwords, malware & viruses, mail accounts, Google Pay, accessibility, digital wellbeing, The Play Store, customization, Google One backups &...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

ELibrary Workshop: Ebooks for Kindles

10:30am - 12:00pm
Bowman Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Reading Porch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Tech Help, Workshops & Camps
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18
Event Details:
Bring your Kindle, library card, and Amazon login information and learn how you can check out free Ebooks for your device. Laptops welcome too. Free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Programs, events, and daily happenings sponsored by Handley Regional Library System may be photographed or recorded.  Attendance at any sponsored program, event or general library use constitutes the consent of all attendees and the consent of the parents or legal guardians of any minor children in attendance, to the future broadcast, publication, and other use of photography or videos at the sole direction of Handley Regional Library System.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens (12+)" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Families" group.
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: HL Children's Room
Age Group: Children, Teens (12+), Adults, Families
Program Type: Tech Help
Event Details:
Do you or your child have a tablet or phone? Want to learn how to check out free library eBooks and access free, kid-friendly online services? Join us for a family friendly edition of our popular workshop on eBooks, audiobooks, and other eLibrary ser...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Benham Gallery Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Tech Help
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 21
Event Details:
Learn the basics of OneDrive - Microsoft's cloud service – including how to save photos & files then access them from any device. Find out about free & low-cost options. Bring your laptop to create your own Microsoft account.   ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Reading Porch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Tech Help, Workshops & Camps
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Not sure which online service is right for you or how to get started? This workshop will provide a general overview of how and where to get free Ebooks, streaming videos, online magazines, and even language lessons. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Programs, events, and daily happenings sponsored by Handley Regional Library System may be photographed or recorded.  Attendance at any sponsored program, event or general library use constitutes the consent of all attendees and the consent of the parents or legal guardians of any minor children in attendance, to the future broadcast, publication, and other use of photography or videos at the sole direction of Handley Regional Library System.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tech Tuesday workshop: Intro to MS Word

10:30am - 12:00pm
Handley Library
Registration
Library Branch: Handley Library
Room: Benham Gallery Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Tech Help
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 22
Event Details:
This introductory workshop will be a hands-on session giving attendees the knowledge to use the basic functions of Microsoft Word.  Bring your laptop – or use one provided by the Library - to follow along as we demonstrate how to use this word p...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tech Tuesday Workshop: iPhones & iPads

10:30am - 12:00pm
Bowman Library
Registration
Library Branch: Bowman Library
Room: BL Reading Porch
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Tech Help, Workshops & Camps
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Tech Tuesdays are back! Helpful tips & tricks & answers to any questions about iPhones & iPads will be provided. Topics to be covered will include current version, basic functions, key features, security & passwords, viruses, Con...

Disclaimer(s)

Programs, events, and daily happenings sponsored by Handley Regional Library System may be photographed or recorded.  Attendance at any sponsored program, event or general library use constitutes the consent of all attendees and the consent of the parents or legal guardians of any minor children in attendance, to the future broadcast, publication, and other use of photography or videos at the sole direction of Handley Regional Library System.

Find more tech help through our online resources

Computer Tutorials

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The GCFLearnFree.org program is designed to help you learn the essential skills needed to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, GCFLearnFree.org offers more than 180 topics, including more than 2,000 lessons and 800+ videos, completely free.

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Niche Academy

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Niche Academy is a digital literacy and skill building resource offering instructional videos on many common digital library tools.

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Universal Class

Universal Class

Learn something new or update your existing skills! Choose from over 500 online courses, from photography to physics, computers to calligraphy.

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Tech Blog

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Handley Regional Library System Launches Mobile App

Now Handley Regional Library patrons can hold the library in the palm of their hands! With a new mobile app, called MyLIBRO, Handley Regional Library System patrons have access to a variety of library resources through their mobile phones and tablets. The MyLIBRO app is already available through the App Store.

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Switch to Libby

Switching from the OverDrive App to the Libby App

Do you love our digital resources? Me too! I read exclusively on the Libby app now. Although I do love the feel of a book in my hand, the methodic turning of the page, and the ritual of browsing new titles and selecting one from the stacks, the fast pace of life has forced me to go completely digital. I am often reading on the go, and this way I always have my books and magazines with me. Not to mention reading in bed at night with no bedside light required! Did you know you can set the Libby app to dark, so you won’t have the blue light effects of your device?

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What's New? Your Guide to the Libby App Update

If you’ve been using the Libby App recently within the past month, you may have noticed some changes in how the app looks. The app recently underwent a major update that not only looks a little different, but it also has some updated and newly added features. Below are some of the highlights with this update:

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