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Computer Basics Class

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Computer BasicsDid you get a new laptop or computer over the holidays? Not comfortable with computers? Don't know what a flash drive is or how to use a mouse? Would you like to learn more about computers and how to use them? This class is for you!

Come to the Troy Library for a three-part class from 1-3 pm, on January 15, 22 and 29. Library staff will explain the basics of equipment, the internet, file management, and Windows 7. You will even have time for hands-on practice and questions. This class will be located in the library training room in the lower level.

Sign up early as space is limited. Please make sure that you can attend all three sessions. Register online or call 248.524.3542 during library hours for more information.

Holiday Mailings Using Word 2010

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Would you like to connect with your family and friends this holiday season? Do you find it overwhelming to send so many greeting cards at one time?

Don't worry! The Troy Public Library is offering a Holiday Mailings class on Wednesday, December 4, from 6-8:30 pm, in the Library training room. Learn to create holiday greetings, labels and letters by using the Mail Merge function in Microsoft Word 2010.

Seating is limited. Register online or call 248.524.3542 during Library hours for more information.

Understanding Photoshop Elements II – The Editor

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Come to the Troy Library on October 24, at 6:30 pm, for part two of the Understanding Photoshop Elements series.

In this session, local photographer Chuck Church will review editing – fun and easy ways to transform your photos into works of art. He will give you a deeper understanding of the basics, so you will have the confidence to try some of the more advanced techniques. Make sure you register for this popular program.

If you would like to have some of your photos worked on during this demonstrations, send an email, with up to three photos, to by October 11. Note: we cannot guarantee that your photo will be used.

This program has been made possible through the generous support of the Friends of the Troy Public Library.

Coming Soon: Mango Premiere

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There has never been a better time to learn a language with Mango Languages, available to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week with a Troy Public Library card!

In addition to all the incredible language-learning tools already offered, Mango has introduced Mango Premiere, a fun and engaging method of learning language through feature films. 

mango languages logoBeginning November 12, users will be able to watch feature films in a foreign language while interacting with software to learn key vocabulary words, cultural information, and more. For a complete preview of what will be offered, check out the tour here.

To access Mango Languages, all that is required is a valid Troy Library card number. For help using this resource, visit the Adult Information desk or call 248.524.3534 during Library hours.

Looking for Work? This Program Can Help

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Preparing for Your Job Interview: Monday, October 7, at 7:30 pm

In her career as a library administration, Troy Public Library Director Cathy Russ has been on both sides of the interviewing process. In this program, Russ will help you craft the most effective answers to interview questions. Learn to present the best you, handle the tough questions, and get the job.

This session is free, open to the public, and held in the Library's meeting room. Register by clicking on the program name.

Preparing for Your Interview is part of the Library's two-week Computer Skills for the Job Seeker program, with sessions on how to create effective resumes and cover letters, and how to use library resources and social networking to find available jobs. For more information, see This program is funded by the Friends of the Troy Public Library.

Access Consumer Reports Online, Anytime

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Consumer ReportsAre you purchasing a new appliance, computer or car, and need a review or rating to help you decide what to buy? Do you need information about the new health care law? The Troy Public Library has you covered with Consumer Reports magazine, both in print and online. 

To use Consumer Reports online, you must have a valid Troy Public Library card. Click here, then click on the link and enter your library card number. Then get ready to be an informed consumer!

Stop by Library's Adult Information Department for more information or help with using Consumer Reports online or in print. It's just one more reason why a Troy Public Library card is a great investment.


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