Computers & Technology

Computing history, programming, email, word processing, spreadsheets, computer graphics, presentations, software, hardware, multimedia, gaming, Internet, Internet safety, Web design, data security, keyboarding

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Atomic Training
Online software training to enhance software and technology skills.
Video-based how-to training with unlimited access to thousands of short videos covering more than 300 of today's most popular software applications on both PCs and Macs.

  • All the latest offerings — Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, Google, and more
  • Valuable job training — Improve job skills with in-depth training on Excel and
          Photoshop, or learn valuable social media techniques with tutorials on Twitter, blogging       and podcasting
  • Mobile training — Learn how to use mobile products such as the iPhone and iPad
  • Access anywhere — Watch videos at the library or remotely from home



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OnGuard Online - Internet safety tips
In Pictures - online computer tutorials for popular software based on pictures, not words
Internet 101 - "just the basics" for Internet newcomers
Mousing Around - games and exercises for developing dexterity with a mouse - one-stop shopping for shareware and free software downloads
Webopedia - online dictionary and search engine for computer and Internet technology definitions
Danbury Area Computer Society (DACS)


We've moved to Microsoft Office 2007! Try these sites for tips on making the transition to these newer versions of Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access and other Microsoft Office applications.

Official Microsoft Office 2007 Information

Self-paced Training Courses
Training Webcasts and Podcasts
Microsoft Office Fluent user interface overview
More about the Office Ribbon
More about the Office Button
Interactive Access Tutorial
Interactive Excel Tutorial
Interactive Outlook Tutorial
Interactive Powerpoint tutorial
interactive Word Tutorial

Microsoft Word 2007 Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials from
Microsoft Office 2007 Tips and Tricks from the University of Wisconsin at Stout
Tips and Tricks for Microsoft Office from The Office Letter
Office 2007 Tutorial from Florida Gulf Coast University
Microsoft Office Video Tutorials from
Excel 2007 Tutorial from Mike Smart of The Smart Method
Office 2007 Tutorials from

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Circulating books and most reference books are shelved in the stacks. Print magazines and newspapers are on display or ask at the Adult Services Desk. Audiobooks and most nonfiction DVD's are shelved separately. Travel DVD's are shelved in the stacks


Computers & Technology – 004 to 025
Computer Crime – 364.168
Electronic Media & Family, Social Networking – 302-306
Internet – 004.67-004.68
Internet Safety – 004 & Parent Collection
Keyboarding – 652.3
Web Marketing & Social Networking – 658.872


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