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Technology Fair (Posted On: Wednesday, January 06, 2016)

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Technology is changing so quickly these days, it's sometimes hard to keep up. Do you wonder what the Cloud is all about or which Internet security system is best? The Collingwood Public Library is hoping to shed a little light on the situation with a Technology Fair on Thursday, January 14.

The Fair will host a series of six 15 minute technology talks, presented by local experts in Collingwood. Discussions will include topics such as Apple iCloud computing, choosing a new Smartphone, and tablets vs desktop computers.

"I want to address how technology influences our daily routine and why it is important to acquire technology skills at a basic level," says Claire Reyes, Technology Coordinator at the Library. "This event will encourage the community to become more comfortable around technology and meet businesses and schools that can assist and educate them."

Local experts will be available to answer questions about their services throughout the event. Participants include Adult Learning Centres, Georgian College, Guide on the Side, Learning Centres of Simcoe County, Mountain Goat Films, Nerds on Site, The Source, South Georgian Bay Media Association, Staples, and Total eWorks.

All registered attendees will have a chance to win up to $500 in door prizes. Prizes include one-on-one Apple computer training, one computer system clean up, and a free Kobo eReader.

The event takes place on Thursday, January 14, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on the third floor of the Library. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free, but registration is required. Sign up at the Library's Public Services Desk or call 705-445-1571.

Visit the library website for full details on the event or contact Claire Reyes at 705-445-1571 ext. 6221.


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