iPad Workshops for Seniors

Date: Every week
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
33 Summer St
Bath, Maine 04530

On Thursday, January 16, Patten Free Library will be hosting the first of five weekly iPad workshops for seniors. All five sessions are free, open to anyone aged 55 and over, and will be held on Thursday mornings from 10:30 to noon in the Library’s second floor board room.

The January 16 session, “Getting Started: Understanding Your Machine” will cover the basic topics relating to the use and enjoyment of the iPad. Participants will learn the basics about device controls, adjusting iPad settings, basic navigation, how to use the apps that come with the device, how to browse for and add apps, and how to use other features such as the calendar, email, and the browser. The session will also include a conceptual introduction to “the cloud” and how it enables sharing of information and data across devices.

“These workshops are really designed to help iPad users that range from the absolute novice to advanced beginner,” said Roberta Jordan, the Outreach and Instruction Librarian at Patten. “They are designed to be small and hands-on so that our participants can develop confidence and basic skills. Most importantly, the workshops should allow participants to develop an understanding of the range of activities the iPad makes possible, whether it’s playing Scrabble online, listening to podcasts, or making and sharing videos.”

Pre-registration is required and limited to ten participants. Registrants must have their own iPad, and may sign up for one, several, or all the workshops depending on their needs and interests. To sign up, contact the library’s reference desk by phone at 443-5141, extension 12, or by email (pflreference@patten.lib.me.us). Interested participants may also register for the later sessions, which include: Messaging (Text and Video) on January 23; “Taking, Storing, and Sharing Your Photos and Video,” (January 30); “Music, Video, and Podcasts” (February 6); and “eBooks and Audio Books” (February 13).

For additional information about the workshops, please contact Jordan at 443-5141, extension 25.