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Friends of the Library

Monthly Friends of the Library meeting

The Friends of the Library are a volunteer organization dedicated to enhancing the Swansea Public Library's services to its patrons and encouraging community use of the library. Funded by annual dues and fundraising activities, the Friends support programs for all ages and provide materials and equipment not covered by the annual operating budget.

New Friends are always welcome!

Nature in Your Neighborhood

Join staff from Mass Audubon's Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary as we explore the wildlife around the Swansea area.  The program starts with a talk and activities, then we will explore the Village Park Trails behind the Library. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Swansea Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.  Register online or call 508-223-3060

Meet Dog Musher Karen Land and Sled Dog Noggin

Join us as Swansea welcomes Iditarod Racer Karen Land and her dog Noggin.  Karen will talk about her experiences racing in the Iditarod,  the annual long-distance sled dog race run in early March from Anchorage to Nome.  The Iditarod began in 1973 as an event to test the best sled dog mushers and teams but has evolved into today's highly competitive race. Karen will tell us about her adventures as a musher.

 

Tech Help

Have a new device (phone, tablet, or laptop?) or technology question? We can help! Bring your device, passwords, and library card (if using Overdrive or Libby) and any questions you might have and one of our librarians will do their best to assist you! Drop-in, no appointment necessary!

Tech Help

Have a new device (phone, tablet, or laptop?) or technology question? We can help! Bring your device, passwords, and library card (if using Overdrive or Libby) and any questions you might have and one of our librarians will do their best to assist you! Drop-in, no appointment necessary!

Stay Safe Online

Learn how to stay safe online.  FTCM(SS) Joseph Bransfield will discuss what sorts of scams and computer viruses are out there, the best methods to prevent attacks through your computer, smartphone or landline, and how to report attacks once they have occurred.  He has spent more than 20 years working in information security.

Android Phones 101

Join us for a basic introduction to using an android phone. From basic set up to settings, we will walk you through some tips and shortcuts to get the most out of your phone. Registration required and limited to 10 participants.

iPhone 101

An introductory class, we will cover the basics of using the iPhone, what the most popular settings mean, and an overview of the app store, iTunes, and popular apps. While you don't need an iPhone to attend, it is recommended. Class is limited to 10 participants. Registration required by signing up here or calling the library.

Google Docs 101

Learn how to set up Google Docs, navigate the screens, save a file, and share files for editing. Must be able to use a mouse and computer and navigate the internet. Class is limited to 10 participants.

Tech Help

Have a new device (phone, tablet, or laptop?) or technology question? We can help! Bring your device, passwords, and library card (if using Overdrive or Libby) and any questions you might have and one of our librarians will do their best to assist you! Drop-in, no appointment necessary!

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