San Rafael Public Library

All Things Apple! Intermediate Level with Beryn Hammil

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When:
August 20, 2020 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2020-08-20T16:00:00-07:00
2020-08-20T17:00:00-07:00
Where:
Online via Zoom video conferencing
Cost:
Free
Contact:

Due to the current situation with Covid-19, all face-to-face All Things Apple! classes have been suspended indefinitely, but Beryn has begun teaching via Zoom video conferencing.

If you are new to All Things Apple! and would like more information about classes being conducted on Zoom, or be put on the waiting list for participation, please contact Librarian, Bonnie Groshong at bonnie.groshong@cityofsanrafael.org

Instructor, Beryn Hammil, will email you a welcome packet and a Zoom meeting link. You must register in advance in Zoom each week for all classes. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

You will receive a full set of invitations to register every Friday morning for the following week’s four (4) classes (two beginner classes and two intermediate/advanced classes). Choose whichever ones you’re interested in attending.

Beginner classes meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:00 pm for one hour.
Intermediate classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:00 pm for one hour.
You must register for each class in advance.

Doors for each class will open 15 minutes prior to that class starting and we will start on time. When the class capacity of 100 participants is reached, those who get “locked out” will be able to view the class by live streaming it on YouTube. This is called “The Balcony Section” because you will not be able to raise your hand to ask questions but can nonetheless learn something new while viewing from there.

At the end of each class participants can stay for up to 15 minutes for a Q&A session about that or any other topic. Because many people leave at the formal end of class, those who are watching the class on YouTube’s live stream will be able to join the live after-class Q&A to have their
questions answered.

A video of each class will be available for you to review for a limited time on YouTube, but you must participate in that class to access it. Instructions for how to do this are given in each class.

If you make a reservation and later find that you cannot attend, please cancel your reservation so there’s space for someone else. The place to cancel is within a link on the confirmation of your reservation that you received when you signed up.

SCHEDULE:

Beginners: Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:00 – 3:00 pm, Part 1 of the topic
Intermediate Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:00 – 5:00 pm Part 2 of the same topic

Friday AM – Zoom registration notifications sent out and sign up is available for the next week’s classes

DECEMBER TOPICS:

TUESDAY, DEC 1st – EMAILS
Learn about this vital function so you can stay in touch and be well organized when you do.
2:00 PM –- PART 1
Learn how to:
• set up an email account,
• create and manage your email boxes,
• delete unwanted and outdated email addresses.
4:00 PM – PART 2
Learn how to:
• how attach photos, PDFs, etc., to your emails,
• find and what to do with an attachment that came in with an email.

THURSDAY, DEC 3rd – EMAIL SIGNATURES & HOLIDAY CARDS
Being able to personalize your email message, especially at this time of year, is a lot of fun.
Learn what options are available through Apple apps as well as 3rd party apps.
2:00 PM – PART 1
Learn how to:
• create personal signatures on your Mac computer in Apple’s email app,
• format your email message with fonts and colors.
4:00 PM – PART 2
Learn about other Apple apps that let you express yourself creatively on your computer as well
as your iPhone and iPad. We’ll also review a few 3rd party apps for creating interesting e-cards.
We welcome your input about your favorite apps that do this.

TUESDAY, DEC 8th – Big Sur for Mac computer & iOS 14 for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
2:00 PM – PART 1
Learn;
• how to view and properly set up your System Preferences and Settings,
• what you need to do to prepare any of your devices for an upgrade,
• about the biggest changes in each upgrade.
4:00 PM – PART 2
Continue this topic with;
• how to use Notifications and Control Center in both your computer and mobile devices,
• tips and tricks to make these upgrades work more efficiently and effectively for you.

THURSDAY, DEC 10th – SAFARI
2:00 PM – PART 1
Learn how to:
• set up and use this powerful browser in all your devices,
• how to make bookmarks of sites you’ve visited and how to search for, retrieve and delete
them later.
4:00 PM – PART 2
Learn about:
• how to use tabs,
• sharing the content from sites you’ve visited, as well as saving it to other Apple apps.

TUESDAY, DEC 15th – CALENDAR
As we prepare ourselves for a new year, now seems like a good time to learn how to use the
Calendar app effectively so you can start the year right.
2:00 PM – PART 1
Learn how to;
• create an event,
• be reminded about it,
• color code different types of events so they’re easy to recognize.
4:00 PM – PART 2
Learn how to;
• sync events from one device to another so you’re up to date no matter which device you
use to check and change your calendar,
• invite other people to join you for an event,
• use the Maps apps for instructions on how to get to the event.

THURSDAY, DEC 17th – VARIETY OF TOPICS
This class will cover topics that have been specifically requested by students but don’t fall into
any one category.
2:00 PM – PART 1
Topics include;
• how to handle your online legacy and computer files in your absence,
• how to keep your devices in good working order,
• how to create a PDF.
4:00 PM – PART 2
Topics include;
• how to shop safely online,
• using multiple windows on a Mac,
• how to clean up your Contacts app.

TUESDAY, DEC 22nd – CATCH ALL & OPEN DISCUSSION
Content of today’s class will be determined by whatever you want to learn and discuss.
There will be only one class, starting at 2:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time), and it will last for
however long you want it to last.
You’ll learn how I find answers to some of your tough questions and how I teach myself new
things, not just on Apple’s website, but via other sites on the internet as well.
2:00 PM until ?

NO CLASSES THURSDAY, DEC 24TH, CHRISTMAS EVE DAY

TUESDAY, DEC 29th – TO BE DETERMINED…
If the previous week’s class went well and there’s an interest in more of same, we’ll continue this
open format for today’s class.
If not, then there will be no class on this date. You will be notified in advance…

NO CLASSES ON THURSDAY, DEC 31ST, NEW YEAR’S EVE DAY

2 responses to “All Things Apple! Intermediate Level with Beryn Hammil”

  1. Marlies Thompson says:

    I am interested in the Intermediate Zoom Class on Tuesday at 4:00 PM.
    How do I sign up?

    • bonnie says:

      I will forward you request to Beryn this morning. Thanks for your interest.

      Bonnie Groshong

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