Opening the digital door at the Nelson Library

The Nelson Library’s Community Access Program intern Amanda Firth offers two sessions to tame your devices.

At one time a tablet was a thing to write on made of stone, clay, or wood.

Today, a tablet is a door to the world — if only you knew how to use it.

If Santa brought you one of those newfangled devices (an iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch or Android Tablet) and you’re feeling just a little baffled, the Nelson Public Library can help.

The Nelson Library’s Community Access Program intern Amanda Firth offers two sessions to tame your devices.

On Friday, January 17 from 10 a.m. to noon she’ll demystify those enticing Apple products, and on Friday, January 24 from 10 a.m. to noon she’ll take on Android Tablets.

From just turning your new device on to tips and tricks, surfing and settings, downloading apps, and more, the door to the digital world has never been so close.

Space is limited, so pre-registration is required. Call 250-352-6333 to secure a space.

The Nelson Library aims to make reading and learning accessible to everyone, in every way.

One-on-one computer training sessions are also available with Firth until the end of March.

The Library has Kobo and Sony eReaders to lend, and coming a little later this year, the Nelson Library will introduce its Technology Petting Zoo — an in-library chance to take a tablet for a spin, and try out a few different kinds.

See for information about Library programs.

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