The Nicolet Library Series offers Tech Talks to inform and help you understand the technologies we use everyday. With so many options available to communicate and share information, determining the most effective way to use technology can be overwhelming. Join us for Tech Talks to get the most out of current technology. Tech Talks are free, open to the public, and held monthly.
Tuesdays at 6 pm
Nicolet College - Learning Resources Center - 205
Wednesdays at 3:30 pm and 6 pm
Tomahawk Public Library
Carry Your Office in Your Pocket
Store portable (and free) applications on a USB memory stick that’s small enough to
carry in your pocket. Applications covered will range from graphics apps to games
to complete office software packages.
September 16, 2014
Sharing and Not Sharing
An Introduction to Online Picture Storage
Discover the ways you can manage and share your pictures in the Cloud. Learn about
geotagging and location services to protect you, your family and friends, and your
October 21, 2014 - Rhinelander
October 22, 2014 - Tomahawk
What’s Old Can Be New Again
Replacing Windows XP with Ubuntu (Linux)
Just because Windows is no longer updating Windows XP doesn’t mean your old computer
is obsolete. Installing the Ubuntu Operating System may be the free solution to update
November 4, 2014 - Rhinelander
November 5, 2014 - Tomahawk
Everybody Likes Free
Using Open Source Software to Meet Your Personal and Professional Needs
Discover free office applications that can replace your costly word processor or spreadsheet
programs. Explore graphic, education, and music/video applications with open source
November 18, 2014 - Rhinelander
November 19, 2014 - Tomahawk
‘Tis the Season for Electronic Gadgets
Have you ever wanted to try an eReader or tablet? Do you wonder what the differences
are between a Chromebook and a laptop? How about the range of digital cameras available?
Explore these gadgets and more to learn which are best for you.
December 16, 2014 - Rhinelander
December 17, 2014 - Tomahawk
Keep Yourself Safe on the Web
How do you know if a website is trustworthy? Do you know what phishing is? Can you
tell the difference between a free offer and an invitation to invade your computer?
Learn the answers to these questions plus discover how to block unwanted information
and receive general rules on how to stay safe while enjoying the Internet.
January 20, 2015 - Rhinelander
January 21, 2015 - Tomahawk
YouTube for Fun, Education, and Do-It-Yourself Projects
Maximize your YouTube experience and find out how to share your videos with a select
few or the whole Internet.
February 10, 2015
How to Use Online Offices
Google Docs/SoHo/Office 365
You no longer need to buy an expensive office application to type a simple letter
or create a report. Discover how to use free online software to accomplish most tasks,
from spreadsheets to writing a book.
February 17, 2015 - Rhinelander
February 18, 2015 - Tomahawk
eBay, Craigslist, and Other Online Buying and Selling Websites
Discover the ins and outs of buying and selling on the web. Brush up on Internet safety
and learn more about services like PayPal and other online transaction services.
March 17, 2015 - Rhinelander
March 18, 2015 - Tomahawk
Digital Conversion on the Cheap
VHS and Audio
Convert your recordings and VHS tapes to a digital format. Learn how to get your videos
up and running on your computer using inexpensive cables and free software.
April 21, 2015 - Rhinelander
April 22, 2015 - Tomahawk
Meet Your New Neighbors
Social Networking - Facebook and Pinterest
Facebook and Pinterest have changed what it means to be a community and be connected.
Find ways to protect your privacy while sharing with others on two of the most popular
social media platforms.
May 19, 2015 - Rhinelander
May 20, 2015 - Tomahawk