Senior Couple At Home With Many Bills

The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office and Alameda County Public Libraries are pleased to present a free informational workshop for seniors on avoiding identity theft in the Dublin Library Program Room.  Topics will include prescription drug scams, Medicare scams, Internet scams, and keeping your personal identifying information safe.   This program  will be presented on Thursday, February 4th, 2016, from 2:00 – 3:30 PM.

Presenters may include representatives from the District Attorney’s Office, the US Food & Drug Administration, and Legal Assistance for Seniors.  For more information, contact DDA Cheryl Poncini:  cheryl.poncini@acgov.org .

These presentations are a component of the outreach and awareness program organized by the District Attorney’s Office.
Contact Dublin Library 925-803-7252.

DSCF0010Did you end up with new tech toys over the holidays? Need a little help setting up your devices or learning how to use them? Drop-in to our special Teen Tech program, where friendly teen techs will be available to answer questions and help you learn how to use your device(s).

Ereaders, laptops, cameras, cell phones, tablets, toys (like drones or robotics), etc. are all welcome for questions. If you have the manual for your device, please bring it along with you in case there are questions.

Drop-in Saturday, January 9, 2016 from 2-4 pm in the Group Study Room.

DSCF0010If you have any nagging tech questions, but haven’t gotten around to asking for help, now is your chance! There will be free tech help at the Dublin Library this coming Saturday, August 22nd from 2-4 pm. We have trained teen volunteers available to answer questions regarding ebooks, computers/laptops/tablets, cell phones, cameras, etc. Please bring your device(s) in along with any manuals you may have for the device(s), especially for cameras and cell phones.

The library offers many ebooks and eaudiobooks in the collection, and teens in the Teen Tech program would be happy to show you how to download the necessary apps and how to find and download titles to your account. Bring in your Nook, iphone/ipad, tablet, laptop, Andriod device, Kindle, etc. and our friendly teens will sit down one-on-one with you to get you started with the library’s ebook collection.

Need help setting up an email account? Uplodaing photos to your Faceboook account? Questions about using Word or Excel? We’ve got help for that! Teen techs can help you with any basic questions regarding any of these options.

This program is free and there’s no registration. Drop by any time between 2 and 4 pm this coming Saturday and get some help with those tech questions!

 

 

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The Dublin Library is offering a brand new program, beginning on Saturday, June 27th. If you are having technological difficulties, we have teens to help! Program runs once a month, every month.

Need help setting up an email account or posting a resume online for a job? No problem. Have a new tech toy, but aren’t quite sure how it works? We can help! Just bring in your device, along with any manuals you have, and one of our friendly teen techs will be happy to sit down with you and show you how your device works. After all, “teens know tech – and can help you connect!”

Topics for discussion include (but are not limited to):

  • Email set-up
  • Microsoft Office Assistance (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • e-readers and downloading ebooks from the library
  • camera/cell phone questions
  • laptop/tablet set-up and/or questions

This program will run every month, on the 4th Saturday of the month, from 2-4 pm. No need to register, just drop in! Group meets in the Group Study Room (the glass-enclosed room in the back of the library).

Summer Dates:

Saturday, June 27th (2-4 pm)

Saturday July 25th (2-4 pm)

Saturday, August 22nd (2-4 pm)

Questions about the program? Please contact Mary Ayers-Hughes at: mcayers@aclibrary.org.

Photo Credit: CollegeDegrees360

June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month, and the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office and Supervisor Wilma Chan will present “Staying Safe in Our Community.” This free workshop for seniors will be presented throughout the month of June at various branches of the Alameda County Library System and at the Alameda County Law Library.

Your Dublin Library, 200 Civic Plaza, will host “Staying Safe in Our Community” on Thursday, June 6th, from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Library Program Room.

This program will feature speaker Cheryl Poncini, who is the City of Oakland’s Deputy District Attorney in the Elder Protection Unit. Ms. Poncini will be talking about tips and issues that elders could encounter which cause them to become victims of elder financial and physical abuse. She will also cover who to contact if they should become and victim and what that process entails.