Carley Angelstad, Camrose Canadian Lifestyles Contributor


The Camrose Public Library offers training and courses on technology geared specifically to seniors. Supplied

Library continuing Technology Tutoring programs

This spring, the library is continuing our Technology Tutoring program for adults, covering topics like social media, cloud storage and online library services. Technology Tutoring is a free class that runs every Thursday morning at the library. The class runs from 10:30-11:30 a.m., with a drop- in hour for help and extra practice from 11:30 a.m. to

Carley Angelstad, right, and the Camrose Public Library is hosting an Online Safety program this winter geared towards adults and seniors who may be gun shy about using technology due to scams and other online issues. Supplied 

Be proactive with online safety 

Lately, it seems like you can’t look at the news without hearing about the latest widespread email hack or data breach. Every day there are new think pieces on how our private information is at risk, if not already compromised.

Whether your hanging stockings or wrapping presents, make a change from Christmas music by listening to a podcast. Metro News Service 

 Podcasts for the holidays 

The holidays are a busy time of year, and it can be mind-numbing — and downright painful — listening to Christmas music as you decorate, wrap and bake for the season.

City of Camrose Coun. Wayne Throndson, Mayor Norm Mayer, Camrose Public Library Children’s programmer Nicole Bannick, Garry Zetsen and Coun. Greg Wood present the library with cheques totalling $2,000 to help fund their Snacks in the Stacks program. Each of the four men have pledged to donate $500 a year for as long as the program is around. Snacks in the Stacks helps feed children who arrive at the library for after school programming but with empty stomachs. Snacks in the Stacks provides a healthy snack for every child that visits the library after school every day from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., averaging 30 a day from January to June this year. Submitted

September is Literacy Month

September is International Literacy Month — a world-wide annual celebration that brings together governments, organizations, NGOs, private sectors, communities, teachers, learners and, of course, libraries. It is an occasion to mark global literacy achievements and reflect on ways to counter remaining challenges for the promotion of literacy as an

Virtual Reality at the Camrose Public Library. Supplied.

Virtual Reality at the Library

Until recently, virtual reality has been a technology of the future, something we see in movies and on TV.

Never too old to learn

“You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” is a common refrain when talking about technology and seniors.

The library is a great place to explore and learn how to do many different projects. Supplied

Learn by doing at the library

Every day at the library, I hear a patron say “oops” or “sorry- I don’t know what I’m doing”. Young and old, everyone wants to do their best- whether it’s building a popsicle stick bridge or using Google for the first time. While this is a natural response, wouldn’t it be wonderful if instead we reacted with, “cool, how did that happen?” or “intere

Libraries can open up a world of tech

Libraries play an important role in creating digitally inclusive communities that allow people to access library services anytime and anywhere. According to the American Library Association, “The ability to access and successfully use digital information is central to nearly everything we do, and any gaps in digital access and skills have significa