OPCUG PRESENTATIONS AT THE
OTTAWA PUBLIC LIBRARY
(Historical Record)

by Chris Taylor

As was announced in the spring of 2008, rather than our traditional fall workshop, we are now giving presentations through the Ottawa Public Library. We hope this will continue to be a win-win situation, where we get to introduce people to the OPCUG and the library gets access to skilled presenters.

Following are presentations from the past. For a list of currently scheduled presentations, click here

April - June 2017

Making a Hard Copy Book from Digital Photos
Saturday, April 1, 2017, 10:00 AM - Noon, Main Branch

We all take lots of digital photos. But most just sit on a computer and, at best, are seen on-screen. Why not do more with your photos? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you how easy it is to use an on-line service to create beautiful hard-copy books of your photos, completely customized, with embellishments, backgrounds, frames, text and more.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Thursday, April 6, 2017, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, St. Laurent Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, Orleans Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

Protecting Your Computer
Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, North Gloucester Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking Controversy
Thursday, April 27, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Emerald Plaza Branch

The explosion of social networking websites such as Flickr, Facebook, blogging sites and Twitter has raised more than privacy concerns. Join the discussion with Chris Taylor from the Ottawa PC Users' Group. Chris will describe the value of social media sites, as well as the cautions about using these tools so that you don't compromise your computer, your job, your identity, or worse.

Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking Controversy
Monday, May 1, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Carlingwood Branch

The explosion of social networking websites such as Flickr, Facebook, blogging sites and Twitter has raised more than privacy concerns. Join the discussion with Chris Taylor from the Ottawa PC Users' Group. Chris will describe the value of social media sites, as well as the cautions about using these tools so that you don't compromise your computer, your job, your identity, or worse.

Windows 10 - The good, the bad, and the ugly
Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Hazeldean Branch

Windows 10 represents a considerable change from Windows 7 and an evolutionary refinement from Windows 8.1. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group, will talk about some of the important changes both visible and "under the hood". If you find Windows 10 confusing, or just want to know more about what’s hidden, this session is for you.

Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking Controversy
Thursday, May 4, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Sunnyside Branch

The explosion of social networking websites such as Flickr, Facebook, blogging sites and Twitter has raised more than privacy concerns. Join the discussion with Chris Taylor from the Ottawa PC Users' Group. Chris will describe the value of social media sites, as well as the cautions about using these tools so that you don't compromise your computer, your job, your identity, or worse.

Protecting Your Computer
Monday, May 8, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Greenboro Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

How to Buy a PC
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, Orleans Branch

When buying a PC, you are faced with a lot of choices, laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory ... Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.

How to Secure a Home Wireless Network
Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Centennial Branch

Most wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.

Making a Hard Copy Book from Digital Photos
Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Cumberland Branch

We all take lots of digital photos. But most just sit on a computer and, at best, are seen on-screen. Why not do more with your photos? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you how easy it is to use an on-line service to create beautiful hard-copy books of your photos, completely customized, with embellishments, backgrounds, frames, text and more.

How to Take Better Vacation Photos
Thursday, May 18, 2017, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, St. Laurent Branch

Learn how to more effectively tell the story of your travels through pictures. Also learn how to use light, foreground, people and framing to not only create a better picture but to enhance the sensation of "being there" when viewed by others. Presented by Lynda Buske and Chris Taylor from the Ottawa PC Users’ Group.

How to Buy a Digital Camera
Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Hazeldean Branch

When buying a digital camera, you are faced with a bewildering array of choices. Chris Taylor, Ottawa PC Users' Group President will help "focus" your search for the ideal digital camera.

How to Secure a Home Wireless Network
Thursday, May 25, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Emerald Plaza Branch

Most wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.

Windows 10 - The good, the bad, and the ugly
Saturday, May 27, 2017, 10:00 AM - Noon, Main Branch

Windows 10 represents a considerable change from Windows 7 and an evolutionary refinement from Windows 8.1. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group, will talk about some of the important changes both visible and "under the hood". If you find Windows 10 confusing, or just want to know more about what’s hidden, this session is for you.

How to Secure a Home Wireless Network
Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, North Gloucester Branch

Most wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.

Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking Controversy
Thursday, June 1, 2017, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Blackburn Hamlet Branch

The explosion of social networking websites such as Flickr, Facebook, blogging sites and Twitter has raised more than privacy concerns. Join the discussion with Chris Taylor from the Ottawa PC Users' Group. Chris will describe the value of social media sites, as well as the cautions about using these tools so that you don't compromise your computer, your job, your identity, or worse.

Protecting Your Computer
Saturday, June 3, 2017, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, Orleans Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

Protecting Your Computer
Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Centennial Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Ruth E. Dickinson Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

Making a Hard Copy Book from Digital Photos
Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Stittsville Branch

We all take lots of digital photos. But most just sit on a computer and, at best, are seen on-screen. Why not do more with your photos? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you how easy it is to use an on-line service to create beautiful hard-copy books of your photos, completely customized, with embellishments, backgrounds, frames, text and more.

Making a Hard Copy Book from Digital Photos
Thursday, June 22, 2017, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, St. Laurent Branch

We all take lots of digital photos. But most just sit on a computer and, at best, are seen on-screen. Why not do more with your photos? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you how easy it is to use an on-line service to create beautiful hard-copy books of your photos, completely customized, with embellishments, backgrounds, frames, text and more.

How to Take Better Vacation Photos
Monday, June 26, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Carlingwood Branch

Learn how to more effectively tell the story of your travels through pictures. Also learn how to use light, foreground, people and framing to not only create a better picture but to enhance the sensation of "being there" when viewed by others. Presented by Lynda Buske and Chris Taylor from the Ottawa PC Users’ Group.

January - March 2017

Windows 10 - The good, the bad, and the ugly
Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, windows 10 Branch

Windows 10 represents a considerable change from Windows 7 and an evolutionary refinement from Windows 8.1. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group, will talk about some of the important changes both visible and "under the hood". If you find Windows 10 confusing, or just want to know more about what’s hidden, this session is for you.

How to Take Better Vacation Photos
Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Beaverbrook Branch

Learn how to more effectively tell the story of your travels through pictures. Also learn how to use light, foreground, people and framing to not only create a better picture but to enhance the sensation of "being there" when viewed by others. Presented by Lynda Buske and Chris Taylor from the Ottawa PC Users’ Group.

How to Take Better Vacation Photos
Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Ruth E. Dickinson Branch

Learn how to more effectively tell the story of your travels through pictures. Also learn how to use light, foreground, people and framing to not only create a better picture but to enhance the sensation of "being there" when viewed by others. Presented by Lynda Buske and Chris Taylor from the Ottawa PC Users’ Group.

Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking Controversy
Saturday, January 21, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Cumberland Branch

The explosion of social networking websites such as Flickr, Facebook, blogging sites and Twitter has raised more than privacy concerns. Join the discussion with Chris Taylor and Jeff Dubois from the Ottawa PC Users' Group. Jeff will describe the value of social media sites, while Chris will give the cautions about using these tools so that you don't compromise your computer, your job, your identity, or worse.

How to Take Better Vacation Photos
Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Stittsville Branch

Learn how to more effectively tell the story of your travels through pictures. Also learn how to use light, foreground, people and framing to not only create a better picture but to enhance the sensation of "being there" when viewed by others. Presented by Lynda Buske and Chris Taylor from the Ottawa PC Users’ Group.

Windows 10 - The good, the bad, and the ugly
Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Emerald Plaza Branch

Windows 10 represents a considerable change from Windows 7 and an evolutionary refinement from Windows 8.1. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group, will talk about some of the important changes both visible and "under the hood". If you find Windows 10 confusing, or just want to know more about what’s hidden, this session is for you.

Windows 10 - The good, the bad, and the ugly
Thursday, January 26, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, St. Laurent Branch

Windows 10 represents a considerable change from Windows 7 and an evolutionary refinement from Windows 8.1. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group, will talk about some of the important changes both visible and "under the hood". If you find Windows 10 confusing, or just want to know more about what’s hidden, this session is for you.

VoIP 101
Saturday, January 28, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Cumberland Branch

Today's internet has transform the telecommunications industry. Reasonable quality internet connections have served to facilitate the effective use of VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) as an alternative to the traditional landline telephone. Jeff Dubois, Publicity Chair, Ottawa PC Users' Group examines a number of free and low-cost options to replace or augment your existing telephone service

Windows 10 - The good, the bad, and the ugly
Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, North Gloucester Branch

Windows 10 represents a considerable change from Windows 7 and an evolutionary refinement from Windows 8.1. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group, will talk about some of the important changes both visible and "under the hood". If you find Windows 10 confusing, or just want to know more about what’s hidden, this session is for you.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Elmvale Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

Protecting Your Computer
Saturday, February 4, 2017, 10:00 AM - noon, Main Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

Email 101
Saturday, February 4, 2017, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, Orleans Branch

In this presentation, Jeff Dubois, Program Coordinator of the Ottawa PC Users' Group, provides a basic understanding of the electronic mail structure and explores several considerations with the objective of maximizing your email experience. Considerations such as email flavour (POP vs IMAP), accessing email (webmail vs. mail clients) and multiple device access will be among some of the topics explored.

Windows 10 - The good, the bad, and the ugly
Monday, February 6, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Carlingwood Branch

Windows 10 represents a considerable change from Windows 7 and an evolutionary refinement from Windows 8.1. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group, will talk about some of the important changes both visible and "under the hood". If you find Windows 10 confusing, or just want to know more about what’s hidden, this session is for you.

Windows 10 - The good, the bad, and the ugly
Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Centennial Branch

Windows 10 represents a considerable change from Windows 7 and an evolutionary refinement from Windows 8.1. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group, will talk about some of the important changes both visible and "under the hood". If you find Windows 10 confusing, or just want to know more about what’s hidden, this session is for you.

Media Streaming 101
Saturday, February 11, 2017, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, Orleans Branch

Broadband internet has significantly transformed the delivery of media content to our households. With more content readily available, a growing number of Canadians are cutting the traditional cable and satellite umbilical cord and opting for online alternatives. Jeff Dubois, Publicity Chair, Ottawa PC Users' Group examines some of the alternatives, restrictions and solutions used to maximize your streaming experience.

How to Take Better Vacation Photos
Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Emerald Plaza Branch

Learn how to more effectively tell the story of your travels through pictures. Also learn how to use light, foreground, people and framing to not only create a better picture but to enhance the sensation of "being there" when viewed by others. Presented by Lynda Buske and Chris Taylor from the Ottawa PC Users’ Group.

Email 101
Saturday, February 18, 10:30 AM - 12:30, Cumberland Branch

In this presentation, Jeff Dubois, Program Coordinator of the Ottawa PC Users' Group, provides a basic understanding of the electronic mail structure and explores several considerations with the objective of maximizing your email experience. Considerations such as email flavour (POP vs IMAP), accessing email (webmail vs. mail clients) and multiple device access will be among some of the topics explored.

Making a Hard Copy Book from Digital Photos
Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Centennial Branch

We all take lots of digital photos. But most just sit on a computer and, at best, are seen on-screen. Why not do more with your photos? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you how easy it is to use an on-line service to create beautiful hard-copy books of your photos, completely customized, with embellishments, backgrounds, frames, text and more.

Making a Hard Copy Book from Digital Photos
Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Ruth E. Dickinson Branch

We all take lots of digital photos. But most just sit on a computer and, at best, are seen on-screen. Why not do more with your photos? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you how easy it is to use an on-line service to create beautiful hard-copy books of your photos, completely customized, with embellishments, backgrounds, frames, text and more.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Thursday, February 23, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Manotick Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

How to Take Better Vacation Photos
Saturday, February 25, 2017, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Nepean Centrepointe Branch

Learn how to more effectively tell the story of your travels through pictures. Also learn how to use light, foreground, people and framing to not only create a better picture but to enhance the sensation of "being there" when viewed by others. Presented by Lynda Buske and Chris Taylor from the Ottawa PC Users’ Group.

Protecting Your Computer
Monday, February 27, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Carlingwood Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

Protecting Your Computer
Thursday, March 2, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Sunnyside Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

VoIP 101
Saturday, March 4, 2017, 10:00 AM - noon, Main Branch

Today's internet has transform the telecommunications industry. Reasonable quality internet connections have served to facilitate the effective use of VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) as an alternative to the traditional landline telephone. Jeff Dubois, Publicity Chair, Ottawa PC Users' Group examines a number of free and low-cost options to replace or augment your existing telephone service

How to Take Better Vacation Photos
Monday, March 6, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Greenboro Branch

Learn how to more effectively tell the story of your travels through pictures. Also learn how to use light, foreground, people and framing to not only create a better picture but to enhance the sensation of "being there" when viewed by others. Presented by Lynda Buske and Chris Taylor from the Ottawa PC Users’ Group.

Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking Controversy
Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Hazeldean Branch

The explosion of social networking websites such as Flickr, Facebook, blogging sites and Twitter has raised more than privacy concerns. Join the discussion with Chris Taylor and Jeff Dubois from the Ottawa PC Users' Group. Jeff will describe the value of social media sites, while Chris will give the cautions about using these tools so that you don't compromise your computer, your job, your identity, or worse.

Media Streaming 101
Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Nepean Centrepointe Branch

Broadband internet has significantly transformed the delivery of media content to our households. With more content readily available, a growing number of Canadians are cutting the traditional cable and satellite umbilical cord and opting for online alternatives. Jeff Dubois, Publicity Chair, Ottawa PC Users' Group examines some of the alternatives, restrictions and solutions used to maximize your streaming experience.

Windows 10 - The good, the bad, and the ugly
Thursday, March 16, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Orleans Branch

Windows 10 represents a considerable change from Windows 7 and an evolutionary refinement from Windows 8.1. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group, will talk about some of the important changes both visible and "under the hood". If you find Windows 10 confusing, or just want to know more about what’s hidden, this session is for you.

Media Streaming 101
Saturday, March 18, 2017, 10:00 AM - noon, Main Branch

Broadband internet has significantly transformed the delivery of media content to our households. With more content readily available, a growing number of Canadians are cutting the traditional cable and satellite umbilical cord and opting for online alternatives. Jeff Dubois, Publicity Chair, Ottawa PC Users' Group examines some of the alternatives, restrictions and solutions used to maximize your streaming experience.

How the Internet works ... and doesn't
Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Hazeldean Branch

Did you ever wonder how your computer communicates with servers on the Internet? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will explain in simple terms how computers find each other and connect so they can exchange information. As well, Chris will give some hints on how to trouble-shoot things when they don't work as they are supposed to.

Protecting Your Computer
Thursday, March 23, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, St. Laurent Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

Windows 10 - The good, the bad, and the ugly
Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Manotick Branch

Windows 10 represents a considerable change from Windows 7 and an evolutionary refinement from Windows 8.1. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group, will talk about some of the important changes both visible and "under the hood". If you find Windows 10 confusing, or just want to know more about what’s hidden, this session is for you.

September - December 2016

Windows 10 - The good, the bad, and the ugly
Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Hazeldean Branch

Windows 10 represents a considerable change from Windows 7 and an evolutionary refinement from Windows 8.1. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group, will talk about some of the important changes both visible and “under the hood”. If you find Windows 10 confusing, or just want to know more about what’s hidden, this session is for you.

Media Streaming 101
Saturday, October 1, 2016, 10:00 AM - Noon, Main Branch

Broadband internet has significantly transformed the delivery of media content to our households. With more content readily available, a growing number of Canadians are cutting the traditional cable and satellite umbilical cord and opting for online alternatives. Jeff Dubois, Publicity Chair, Ottawa PC Users' Group examines some of the alternatives, restrictions and solutions used to maximize your streaming experience.

Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking Controversy
Saturday, October 15, 2016, 10:00 AM - Noon, Main Branch

The explosion of social networking websites such as Flickr, Facebook, blogging sites and Twitter has raised more than privacy concerns. Join the discussion with Chris Taylor and Jeff Dubois from the Ottawa PC Users' Group. Jeff will describe the value of social media sites, while Chris will give the cautions about using these tools so that you don't compromise your computer, your job, your identity, or worse.

How to Take Better Vacation Photos
Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Orleans Branch

Learn how to more effectively tell the story of your travels through pictures. Also learn how to use light, foreground, people and framing to not only create a better picture but to enhance the sensation of "being there" when viewed by others. Presented by Lynda Buske and Chris Taylor from the Ottawa PC Users’ Group.

How to Buy a PC
Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Emerald Plaza Branch

When buying a PC, you are faced with a lot of choices, laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory ... Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.

Windows 10 - The good, the bad, and the ugly
Thursday, October 20, 2016, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Sunnyside Branch

Windows 10 represents a considerable change from Windows 7 and an evolutionary refinement from Windows 8.1. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group, will talk about some of the important changes both visible and “under the hood”. If you find Windows 10 confusing, or just want to know more about what’s hidden, this session is for you.

Email 101
Monday, October 24, 2016, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Carlingwood Branch

In this presentation, Jeff Dubois, Program Coordinator of the Ottawa PC Users' Group, provides a basic understanding of the electronic mail structure and explores several considerations with the objective of maximizing your email experience. Considerations such as email flavour (POP vs IMAP), accessing email (webmail vs. mail clients) and multiple device access will be among some of the topics explored.

How to Take Better Vacation Photos
Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Elmvale Acres Branch

Learn how to more effectively tell the story of your travels through pictures. Also learn how to use light, foreground, people and framing to not only create a better picture but to enhance the sensation of "being there" when viewed by others. Presented by Lynda Buske and Chris Taylor from the Ottawa PC Users’ Group.

Windows 10 - The good, the bad, and the ugly
Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Emerald Plaza Branch

Windows 10 represents a considerable change from Windows 7 and an evolutionary refinement from Windows 8.1. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group, will talk about some of the important changes both visible and “under the hood”. If you find Windows 10 confusing, or just want to know more about what’s hidden, this session is for you.

Making a Hard Copy Book from Digital Photos
Thursday, October 27, 2016, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, St. Laurent Branch

We all take lots of digital photos. But most just sit on a computer and, at best, are seen on-screen. Why not do more with your photos? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you how easy it is to use an on-line service to create beautiful hard-copy books of your photos, completely customized, with embellishments, backgrounds, frames, text and more.

Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking Controversy
Monday, October 31, 2016, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Carlingwood Branch

The explosion of social networking websites such as Flickr, Facebook, blogging sites and Twitter has raised more than privacy concerns. Join the discussion with Chris Taylor and Jeff Dubois from the Ottawa PC Users' Group. Jeff will describe the value of social media sites, while Chris will give the cautions about using these tools so that you don't compromise your computer, your job, your identity, or worse.

How to Take Better Vacation Photos
Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Hazeldean Branch

Learn how to more effectively tell the story of your travels through pictures. Also learn how to use light, foreground, people and framing to not only create a better picture but to enhance the sensation of "being there" when viewed by others. Presented by Lynda Buske and Chris Taylor from the Ottawa PC Users’ Group.

Email 101
Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, St. Laurent Branch

In this presentation, Jeff Dubois, Program Coordinator of the Ottawa PC Users' Group, provides a basic understanding of the electronic mail structure and explores several considerations with the objective of maximizing your email experience. Considerations such as email flavour (POP vs IMAP), accessing email (webmail vs. mail clients) and multiple device access will be among some of the topics explored.

Windows 10 - The good, the bad, and the ugly
Thursday, November 3, 2016, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Blackburn Hamlet Branch

Windows 10 represents a considerable change from Windows 7 and an evolutionary refinement from Windows 8.1. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group, will talk about some of the important changes both visible and “under the hood”. If you find Windows 10 confusing, or just want to know more about what’s hidden, this session is for you.

Making a Hard Copy Book from Digital Photos
Saturday, November 5, 2016, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, Orleans Branch

We all take lots of digital photos. But most just sit on a computer and, at best, are seen on-screen. Why not do more with your photos? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you how easy it is to use an on-line service to create beautiful hard-copy books of your photos, completely customized, with embellishments, backgrounds, frames, text and more.

How the Internet works ... and doesn't
Monday, November 7, 2016, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Carlingwood Branch

Did you ever wonder how your computer communicates with servers on the Internet? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will explain in simple terms how computers find each other and connect so they can exchange information. As well, Chris will give some hints on how to trouble-shoot things when they don't work as they are supposed to.

Windows 10 - The good, the bad, and the ugly
Thursday, November 10, 2016, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Greenboro Branch

Windows 10 represents a considerable change from Windows 7 and an evolutionary refinement from Windows 8.1. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group, will talk about some of the important changes both visible and “under the hood”. If you find Windows 10 confusing, or just want to know more about what’s hidden, this session is for you.

Linux 101 – An Introduction to the "Other" Operating System
Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Orleans Branch

Just what is Linux? Is it really better than Windows? Alan German, Treasurer, Ottawa PC Users' Group, will help sort out the facts from the fiction.

How to Buy a PC
Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Centennial Plaza Branch

When buying a PC, you are faced with a lot of choices, laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory ... Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.

Windows 10 - The good, the bad, and the ugly
Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Cumberland Branch

Windows 10 represents a considerable change from Windows 7 and an evolutionary refinement from Windows 8.1. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group, will talk about some of the important changes both visible and “under the hood”. If you find Windows 10 confusing, or just want to know more about what’s hidden, this session is for you.

Windows 10 - The good, the bad, and the ugly
Thursday, November 17, 2016, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Manotick Branch

Windows 10 represents a considerable change from Windows 7 and an evolutionary refinement from Windows 8.1. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group, will talk about some of the important changes both visible and “under the hood”. If you find Windows 10 confusing, or just want to know more about what’s hidden, this session is for you.

Protecting Your Computer
Saturday, November 19, 2016, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Nepean Centrepointe Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

Media Streaming 101
Saturday, November 19, 2016, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Cumberland Branch

Broadband internet has significantly transformed the delivery of media content to our households. With more content readily available, a growing number of Canadians are cutting the traditional cable and satellite umbilical cord and opting for online alternatives. Jeff Dubois, Publicity Chair, Ottawa PC Users' Group examines some of the alternatives, restrictions and solutions used to maximize your streaming experience.

How to Secure a Home Wireless Network
Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Centennial Branch

Most wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.

How to Take Better Vacation Photos
Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Manotick Branch

Learn how to more effectively tell the story of your travels through pictures. Also learn how to use light, foreground, people and framing to not only create a better picture but to enhance the sensation of "being there" when viewed by others. Presented by Lynda Buske and Chris Taylor from the Ottawa PC Users’ Group.

Making a Hard Copy Book from Digital Photos
Thursday, November 24, 2016, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Sunnyside Branch

We all take lots of digital photos. But most just sit on a computer and, at best, are seen on-screen. Why not do more with your photos? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you how easy it is to use an on-line service to create beautiful hard-copy books of your photos, completely customized, with embellishments, backgrounds, frames, text and more.

How to Take Better Vacation Photos
Saturday, November 26, 2016, 10:00 AM - Noon, Main Branch

Learn how to more effectively tell the story of your travels through pictures. Also learn how to use light, foreground, people and framing to not only create a better picture but to enhance the sensation of "being there" when viewed by others. Presented by Lynda Buske and Chris Taylor from the Ottawa PC Users’ Group.

Protecting Your Computer
Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Hazeldean Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

Protecting Your Computer
Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Alta Vista Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

How to Buy a PC
Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Blackburn Hamlet Branch

When buying a PC, you are faced with a lot of choices, laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory ... Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.

How to Take Better Vacation Photos
Monday, December 5, 2016, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Cumberland Branch

Learn how to more effectively tell the story of your travels through pictures. Also learn how to use light, foreground, people and framing to not only create a better picture but to enhance the sensation of "being there" when viewed by others. Presented by Lynda Buske and Chris Taylor from the Ottawa PC Users’ Group.

Backup Strategies
Tuesday December 6, 2016, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Orleans Branch

The only thing you can guarantee about your hard drive is that it will fail. And, when it does, you will wish you had a recent backup. Alan German, Treasurer, Ottawa PC Users' Group will show how to create full backups with disk imaging software, synchronize files and folders, and implement a real-time backup system for data files. Use one or all of these techniques and keep your data safe.

How to Buy a Digital Camera
Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Centennial Branch

When buying a digital camera, you are faced with a bewildering array of choices. Chris Taylor, Ottawa PC Users' Group President will help "focus" your search for the ideal digital camera.


April - June 2016

Media Streaming 101
Saturday, April 16, 2016 10:00 AM - 12:00 noon, Main Branch

Broadband internet has significantly transformed the delivery of media content to our households. With more content readily available, a growing number of Canadians are cutting the traditional cable and satellite umbilical cord and opting for online alternatives. Jeff Dubois, Publicity Chair, Ottawa PC Users' Group examines some of the alternatives, restrictions and solutions used to maximize your streaming experience.

Windows 10 - The good, the bad, and the ugly
Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Hazeldean Branch

Windows 10 represents a considerable change from Windows 7 and an evolutionary refinement from Windows 8.1. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group, will talk about some of the important changes both visible and "under the hood". If you find Windows 10 confusing, or just want to know more about what’s hidden, this session is for you.

Windows 10 - The good, the bad, and the ugly
Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Nepean Centrepointe Branch

Windows 10 represents a considerable change from Windows 7 and an evolutionary refinement from Windows 8.1. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group, will talk about some of the important changes both visible and "under the hood". If you find Windows 10 confusing, or just want to know more about what’s hidden, this session is for you.

How to Take Better Travel Photos
Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Ruth E. Dickinson Branch

Learn how to more effectively tell the story of your travels through pictures. Also learn how to use light, foreground, people and framing to not only create a better picture but to enhance the sensation of "being there" when viewed by others. Presented by Lynda Buske and Chris Taylor from the Ottawa PC Users’ Group.

VoIP 101
Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, St. Laurent Branch

Today's internet has transform the telecommunications industry. Reasonable quality internet connections have served to facilitate the effective use of VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) as an alternative to the traditional landline telephone. Jeff Dubois, Publicity Chair, Ottawa PC Users' Group examines a number of free and low-cost options to replace or augment your existing telephone service

Windows 10 - The good, the bad, and the ugly
Saturday, May 14, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 noon, Main Branch

Windows 10 represents a considerable change from Windows 7 and an evolutionary refinement from Windows 8.1. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group, will talk about some of the important changes both visible and "under the hood". If you find Windows 10 confusing, or just want to know more about what’s hidden, this session is for you.

How to Take Better Travel Photos
Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Centennial Branch

Learn how to more effectively tell the story of your travels through pictures. Also learn how to use light, foreground, people and framing to not only create a better picture but to enhance the sensation of "being there" when viewed by others. Presented by Lynda Buske and Chris Taylor from the Ottawa PC Users’ Group.

Windows 10 - The good, the bad, and the ugly
Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Blackburn Hamlet Branch

Windows 10 represents a considerable change from Windows 7 and an evolutionary refinement from Windows 8.1. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group, will talk about some of the important changes both visible and "under the hood". If you find Windows 10 confusing, or just want to know more about what’s hidden, this session is for you.

Making a Hard Copy Book from Digital Photos
Tuesday May 24, 2016, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Hazeldean Branch

We all take lots of digital photos. But most just sit on a computer and, at best, are seen on-screen. Why not do more with your photos? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you how easy it is to use an on-line service to create beautiful hard-copy books of your photos, completely customized, with embellishments, backgrounds, frames, text and more.

How to Take Better Travel Photos
Thursday, May 26, 2016, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Blackburn Hamlet Branch

Learn how to more effectively tell the story of your travels through pictures. Also learn how to use light, foreground, people and framing to not only create a better picture but to enhance the sensation of "being there" when viewed by others. Presented by Lynda Buske and Chris Taylor from the Ottawa PC Users’ Group.

Making a Hard Copy Book from Digital Photos
Tuesday May 31, 2016, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Blackburn Hamlet Branch

We all take lots of digital photos. But most just sit on a computer and, at best, are seen on-screen. Why not do more with your photos? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you how easy it is to use an on-line service to create beautiful hard-copy books of your photos, completely customized, with embellishments, backgrounds, frames, text and more.

Making a Hard Copy Book from Digital Photos
Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Ruth E. Dickinson Branch

We all take lots of digital photos. But most just sit on a computer and, at best, are seen on-screen. Why not do more with your photos? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you how easy it is to use an on-line service to create beautiful hard-copy books of your photos, completely customized, with embellishments, backgrounds, frames, text and more.

How to Take Better Travel Photos
Thursday, June 2, 2016, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Sunnyside Branch

Learn how to more effectively tell the story of your travels through pictures. Also learn how to use light, foreground, people and framing to not only create a better picture but to enhance the sensation of "being there" when viewed by others. Presented by Lynda Buske and Chris Taylor from the Ottawa PC Users’ Group.

How to Take Better Travel Photos
Saturday, June 4, 2016, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Nepean Centrepointe Branch

Learn how to more effectively tell the story of your travels through pictures. Also learn how to use light, foreground, people and framing to not only create a better picture but to enhance the sensation of "being there" when viewed by others. Presented by Lynda Buske and Chris Taylor from the Ottawa PC Users’ Group.

Media Streaming 101
Thursday, June 9, 2016 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Sunnyside Branch

Broadband internet has significantly transformed the delivery of media content to our households. With more content readily available, a growing number of Canadians are cutting the traditional cable and satellite umbilical cord and opting for online alternatives. Jeff Dubois, Publicity Chair, Ottawa PC Users' Group examines some of the alternatives, restrictions and solutions used to maximize your streaming experience.

How to Take Better Travel Photos
Tuesday , June 14, 2016, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Hazeldean Branch

Learn how to more effectively tell the story of your travels through pictures. Also learn how to use light, foreground, people and framing to not only create a better picture but to enhance the sensation of "being there" when viewed by others. Presented by Lynda Buske and Chris Taylor from the Ottawa PC Users’ Group.

Windows 10 - The good, the bad, and the ugly
Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 6:30 - 8:15 PM, St. Laurent Branch

Windows 10 represents a considerable change from Windows 7 and an evolutionary refinement from Windows 8.1. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group, will talk about some of the important changes both visible and "under the hood". If you find Windows 10 confusing, or just want to know more about what’s hidden, this session is for you.

Windows 10 - The good, the bad, and the ugly
Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Centennial Branch

Windows 10 represents a considerable change from Windows 7 and an evolutionary refinement from Windows 8.1. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group, will talk about some of the important changes both visible and "under the hood". If you find Windows 10 confusing, or just want to know more about what’s hidden, this session is for you.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Nepean Centrepointe Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

Windows 10 - The good, the bad, and the ugly
Thursday, June 23, 2016, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Carlingwood Branch

Windows 10 represents a considerable change from Windows 7 and an evolutionary refinement from Windows 8.1. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group, will talk about some of the important changes both visible and "under the hood". If you find Windows 10 confusing, or just want to know more about what’s hidden, this session is for you.

How to Take Better Travel Photos
Monday, June 27, 2016, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Carlingwood Branch

Learn how to more effectively tell the story of your travels through pictures. Also learn how to use light, foreground, people and framing to not only create a better picture but to enhance the sensation of "being there" when viewed by others. Presented by Lynda Buske and Chris Taylor from the Ottawa PC Users’ Group.

January - March 2016

Upgrading to Windows 10
Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, St. Laurent Branch

July 29, 2015 marked the release date of Windows 10, the latest version of Microsoft's Windows operating system. If your computer is currently running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, then an upgrade to Windows 10 is available free of charge. Jeff Dubois, Program Coordinator of the Ottawa PC Users' Group, will discuss a number of considerations which should factor into your decision to upgrade to the new operating system.

Upgrading to Windows 10
Thursday, January 21, 2016, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Greenboro Branch

July 29, 2015 marked the release date of Windows 10, the latest version of Microsoft's Windows operating system. If your computer is currently running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, then an upgrade to Windows 10 is available free of charge. Jeff Dubois, Program Coordinator of the Ottawa PC Users' Group, will discuss a number of considerations which should factor into your decision to upgrade to the new operating system.

Protecting Your Computer
Saturday, January 23, 2016, 10:00 AM - noon, Main Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

Protecting Your Computer
Monday, January 25, 2016, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Carlingwood Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

Making a Hard Copy Book from Digital Photos
Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Centennial Branch

We all take lots of digital photos. But most just sit on a computer and, at best, are seen on-screen. Why not do more with your photos? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you how easy it is to use an on-line service to create beautiful hard-copy books of your photos, completely customized, with embellishments, backgrounds, frames, text and more.

Upgrading to Windows 10
Monday, February 1, 2016, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Carlingwood Branch

July 29, 2015 marked the release date of Windows 10, the latest version of Microsoft's Windows operating system. If your computer is currently running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, then an upgrade to Windows 10 is available free of charge. Jeff Dubois, Program Coordinator of the Ottawa PC Users' Group, will discuss a number of considerations which should factor into your decision to upgrade to the new operating system.

Upgrading to Windows 10
Saturday, February 6, 2016, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Orleans Branch

July 29, 2015 marked the release date of Windows 10, the latest version of Microsoft's Windows operating system. If your computer is currently running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, then an upgrade to Windows 10 is available free of charge. Jeff Dubois, Program Coordinator of the Ottawa PC Users' Group, will discuss a number of considerations which should factor into your decision to upgrade to the new operating system.

How to Buy a PC
Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Hazeldean Branch

When buying a PC, you are faced with a lot of choices, laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory ... Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.

Protecting Your Computer
Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Orleans Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Blackburn Hamlet Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

Protecting Your Computer
Thursday, February 18, 2016, 6:00 - 8:00, Manotick Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

Media Streaming 101
Monday, February 22, 2016 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Carlingwood Branch

Broadband internet has significantly transformed the delivery of media content to our households. With more content readily available, a growing number of Canadians are cutting the traditional cable and satellite umbilical cord and opting for online alternatives. Jeff Dubois, Publicity Chair, Ottawa PC Users' Group examines some of the alternatives, restrictions and solutions used to maximize your streaming experience.

Media Streaming 101
Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Elmvale Acres Branch

Broadband internet has significantly transformed the delivery of media content to our households. With more content readily available, a growing number of Canadians are cutting the traditional cable and satellite umbilical cord and opting for online alternatives. Jeff Dubois, Publicity Chair, Ottawa PC Users' Group examines some of the alternatives, restrictions and solutions used to maximize your streaming experience.

Making a Hard Copy Book from Digital Photos
Saturday, February 27, 2016, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Nepean Centrepointe Branch

We all take lots of digital photos. But most just sit on a computer and, at best, are seen on-screen. Why not do more with your photos? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you how easy it is to use an on-line service to create beautiful hard-copy books of your photos, completely customized, with embellishments, backgrounds, frames, text and more.

Making a Hard Copy Book from Digital Photos
Monday, February 29, 2016, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Greenboro Branch

We all take lots of digital photos. But most just sit on a computer and, at best, are seen on-screen. Why not do more with your photos? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you how easy it is to use an on-line service to create beautiful hard-copy books of your photos, completely customized, with embellishments, backgrounds, frames, text and more.

How to Buy a Digital Camera
Saturday, March 5, 2016, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Orleans Branch

When buying a digital camera, you are faced with a bewildering array of choices. Chris Taylor, Ottawa PC Users' Group President will help "focus" your search for the ideal digital camera.

How to Secure a Home Wireless Network
Monday, March 7, 2016, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Carlingwood Branch

Most wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Hazeldean Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking Controversy
Saturday, March 12, 2016, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, Orleans Branch

The explosion of social networking websites such as Flickr, Facebook, blogging sites and Twitter has raised more than privacy concerns. Join the discussion with Chris Taylor and Jeff Dubois from the Ottawa PC Users' Group. Jeff will describe the value of social media sites, while Chris will give the cautions about using these tools so that you don't compromise your computer, your job, your identity, or worse.

Upgrading to Windows 10
Saturday, March 19, 2016, 10:00 AM - noon, Main Branch

July 29, 2015 marked the release date of Windows 10, the latest version of Microsoft's Windows operating system. If your computer is currently running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, then an upgrade to Windows 10 is available free of charge. Jeff Dubois, Program Coordinator of the Ottawa PC Users' Group, will discuss a number of considerations which should factor into your decision to upgrade to the new operating system.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Stittsville Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

Upgrading to Windows 10
Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Nepean Centrepointe Branch

July 29, 2015 marked the release date of Windows 10, the latest version of Microsoft's Windows operating system. If your computer is currently running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, then an upgrade to Windows 10 is available free of charge. Jeff Dubois, Program Coordinator of the Ottawa PC Users' Group, will discuss a number of considerations which should factor into your decision to upgrade to the new operating system.

Protecting Your Computer
Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Hazeldean Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

Upgrading to Windows 10
Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Alta Vista Branch

July 29, 2015 marked the release date of Windows 10, the latest version of Microsoft's Windows operating system. If your computer is currently running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, then an upgrade to Windows 10 is available free of charge. Jeff Dubois, Program Coordinator of the Ottawa PC Users' Group, will discuss a number of considerations which should factor into your decision to upgrade to the new operating system.

September - December 2015

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Centennial Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

How to Secure a Home Wireless Network
Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Rosemount Branch

Most wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.

Protecting Your Computer
Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, St. Laurent Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

How to Buy a PC
Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Beaverbrook Branch

When buying a PC, you are faced with a lot of choices, laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory ... Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.

Making a Hard Copy Book from Digital Photos
Thursday October 1, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Manotick Branch

We all take lots of digital photos. But most just sit on a computer and, at best, are seen on-screen. Why not do more with your photos? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you how easy it is to use an on-line service to create beautiful hard-copy books of your photos, completely customized, with embellishments, backgrounds, frames, text and more.

Making a Hard Copy Book from Digital Photos
Monday, October 5, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Alta Vista Branch

We all take lots of digital photos. But most just sit on a computer and, at best, are seen on-screen. Why not do more with your photos? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you how easy it is to use an on-line service to create beautiful hard-copy books of your photos, completely customized, with embellishments, backgrounds, frames, text and more.

Protecting Your Computer
Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Centennial Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

Protecting Your Computer
Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Beaverbrook Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

Making a Hard Copy Book from Digital Photos
Monday, November 9, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Hazeldean Branch

We all take lots of digital photos. But most just sit on a computer and, at best, are seen on-screen. Why not do more with your photos? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you how easy it is to use an on-line service to create beautiful hard-copy books of your photos, completely customized, with embellishments, backgrounds, frames, text and more.

Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking Controversy
Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Elmvale Branch

The explosion of social networking websites such as Flickr, Facebook, blogging sites and Twitter has raised more than privacy concerns. Join the discussion with Chris Taylor and Jeff Dubois from the Ottawa PC Users' Group. Jeff will describe the value of social media sites, while Chris will give the cautions about using these tools so that you don't compromise your computer, your job, your identity, or worse.

Media Streaming 101
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 6:30 - 8:30 PM, St. Laurent Branch

Broadband internet has significantly transformed the delivery of media content to our households. With more content readily available, a growing number of Canadians are cutting the traditional cable and satellite umbilical cord and opting for online alternatives. Jeff Dubois, Publicity Chair, Ottawa PC Users' Group examines some of the alternatives, restrictions and solutions used to maximize your streaming experience.

How the Internet works ... and doesn't
Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Nepean Centrepointe Branch

Did you ever wonder how your computer communicates with servers on the Internet? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will explain in simple terms how computers find each other and connect so they can exchange information. As well, Chris will give some hints on how to trouble-shoot things when they don't work as they are supposed to.

Making a Hard Copy Book from Digital Photos
Saturday, November 28, 2015, 10:00 AM - noon, Main Branch

We all take lots of digital photos. But most just sit on a computer and, at best, are seen on-screen. Why not do more with your photos? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you how easy it is to use an on-line service to create beautiful hard-copy books of your photos, completely customized, with embellishments, backgrounds, frames, text and more.

Making a Hard Copy Book from Digital Photos
Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, North Gloucester Branch

We all take lots of digital photos. But most just sit on a computer and, at best, are seen on-screen. Why not do more with your photos? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you how easy it is to use an on-line service to create beautiful hard-copy books of your photos, completely customized, with embellishments, backgrounds, frames, text and more.

How to Buy a Digital Camera
Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Emerald Plaza Branch

When buying a digital camera, you are faced with a bewildering array of choices. Chris Taylor, Ottawa PC Users' Group President will help "focus" your search for the ideal digital camera.

Making a Hard Copy Book from Digital Photos
Monday, December 7, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Carlingwood Branch

We all take lots of digital photos. But most just sit on a computer and, at best, are seen on-screen. Why not do more with your photos? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you how easy it is to use an on-line service to create beautiful hard-copy books of your photos, completely customized, with embellishments, backgrounds, frames, text and more.

Email 101
Thursday, December 10, 2015, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Sunnyside Branch

In this presentation, Jeff Dubois, Program Coordinator of the Ottawa PC Users' Group, provides a basic understanding of the electronic mail structure and explores several considerations with the objective of maximizing your email experience. Considerations such as email flavour (POP vs IMAP), accessing email (webmail vs. mail clients) and multiple device access will be among some of the topics explored.

Media Streaming 101
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 6:30 - 8:30 PM, North Gloucester Branch

Broadband internet has significantly transformed the delivery of media content to our households. With more content readily available, a growing number of Canadians are cutting the traditional cable and satellite umbilical cord and opting for online alternatives. Jeff Dubois, Publicity Chair, Ottawa PC Users' Group examines some of the alternatives, restrictions and solutions used to maximize your streaming experience.

April - June 2015

How the Internet works ... and doesn't
Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Stittsville Branch

Did you ever wonder how your computer communicates with servers on the Internet? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will explain in simple terms how computers find each other and connect so they can exchange information. As well, Chris will give some hints on how to trouble-shoot things when they don't work as they are supposed to.

Media Streaming 101
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Alta Vista Branch

Broadband internet has significantly transformed the delivery of media content to our households. With more content readily available, a growing number of Canadians are cutting the traditional cable and satellite umbilical cord and opting for online alternatives. Jeff Dubois, Publicity Chair, Ottawa PC Users' Group examines some of the alternatives, restrictions and solutions used to maximize your streaming experience.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Thursday, April 16, 2015, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Ruth E. Dickinson Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking Controversy
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 9:30 - 11:30 AM, Main Branch

The explosion of social networking websites such as Flickr, Facebook, blogging sites and Twitter has raised more than privacy concerns. Join the discussion with Chris Taylor and Jeff Dubois from the Ottawa PC Users' Group. Jeff will describe the value of social media sites, while Chris will give the cautions about using these tools so that you don't compromise your computer, your job, your identity, or worse.

Making a Hard Copy Book from Digital Photos
Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Stittsville Branch

We all take lots of digital photos. But most just sit on a computer and, at best, are seen on-screen. Why not do more with your photos? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you how easy it is to use an on-line service to create beautiful hard-copy books of your photos, completely customized, with embellishments, backgrounds, frames, text and more.

Media Streaming 101
Monday, April 27, 2015, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Greenboro Branch

Broadband internet has significantly transformed the delivery of media content to our households. With more content readily available, a growing number of Canadians are cutting the traditional cable and satellite umbilical cord and opting for online alternatives. Jeff Dubois, Publicity Chair, Ottawa PC Users' Group examines some of the alternatives, restrictions and solutions used to maximize your streaming experience.

Media Streaming 101
Thursday, April 30, 2015 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Sunnyside Branch

Broadband internet has significantly transformed the delivery of media content to our households. With more content readily available, a growing number of Canadians are cutting the traditional cable and satellite umbilical cord and opting for online alternatives. Jeff Dubois, Publicity Chair, Ottawa PC Users' Group examines some of the alternatives, restrictions and solutions used to maximize your streaming experience.

VoIP 101
Monday, May 4, 2015, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Carlingwood Branch

Today's internet has transform the telecommunications industry. Reasonable quality internet connections have served to facilitate the effective use of VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) as an alternative to the traditional landline telephone. Jeff Dubois, Publicity Chair, Ottawa PC Users' Group examines a number of free and low-cost options to replace or augment your existing telephone service

VoIP 101
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Nepean Centrepointe Branch

Today's internet has transform the telecommunications industry. Reasonable quality internet connections have served to facilitate the effective use of VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) as an alternative to the traditional landline telephone. Jeff Dubois, Publicity Chair, Ottawa PC Users' Group examines a number of free and low-cost options to replace or augment your existing telephone service

How to Secure a Home Wireless Network
Thursday, May 14, 2015, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Ruth E. Dickinson Branch

Most wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.

Protecting Your Computer
Saturday, May 16, 2015, 2:00 - 4:00 PM, Blackburn Hamlet Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

How the Internet works ... and doesn't
Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, St. Laurent Branch

Did you ever wonder how your computer communicates with servers on the Internet? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will explain in simple terms how computers find each other and connect so they can exchange information. As well, Chris will give some hints on how to trouble-shoot things when they don't work as they are supposed to.

Making a Hard Copy Book from Digital Photos
Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Beaverbrook Branch

We all take lots of digital photos. But most just sit on a computer and, at best, are seen on-screen. Why not do more with your photos? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you how easy it is to use an on-line service to create beautiful hard-copy books of your photos, completely customized, with embellishments, backgrounds, frames, text and more.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Saturday, May 23, 2015, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, Orleans Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Monday, May 25, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Carlingwood Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

How to Buy a PC
Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Elmvale Acres Branch

When buying a PC, you are faced with a lot of choices, laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory ... Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.

Making a Hard Copy Book from Digital Photos
Thursday, May 28, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Sunnyside Branch

We all take lots of digital photos. But most just sit on a computer and, at best, are seen on-screen. Why not do more with your photos? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you how easy it is to use an on-line service to create beautiful hard-copy books of your photos, completely customized, with embellishments, backgrounds, frames, text and more.

Protecting Your Computer
Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Nepean Centrepointe Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

Making a Hard Copy Book from Digital Photos
Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Emerald Plaza Branch

We all take lots of digital photos. But most just sit on a computer and, at best, are seen on-screen. Why not do more with your photos? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you how easy it is to use an on-line service to create beautiful hard-copy books of your photos, completely customized, with embellishments, backgrounds, frames, text and more.

How to Buy a PC
Monday, June 8, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Rideau Branch

When buying a PC, you are faced with a lot of choices, laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory ... Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.

Making a Hard Copy Book from Digital Photos
Thursday, June 11, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Richmond Branch

We all take lots of digital photos. But most just sit on a computer and, at best, are seen on-screen. Why not do more with your photos? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you how easy it is to use an on-line service to create beautiful hard-copy books of your photos, completely customized, with embellishments, backgrounds, frames, text and more.

How to Buy a PC
Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Hazeldean Branch

When buying a PC, you are faced with a lot of choices, laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory ... Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.

Making a Hard Copy Book from Digital Photos
Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Rideau Branch

We all take lots of digital photos. But most just sit on a computer and, at best, are seen on-screen. Why not do more with your photos? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you how easy it is to use an on-line service to create beautiful hard-copy books of your photos, completely customized, with embellishments, backgrounds, frames, text and more.

Windows 10 - The good, the bad, and the ugly
Thursday, August 11, 2016, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Carlingwood Branch

Windows 10 represents a considerable change from Windows 7 and an evolutionary refinement from Windows 8.1. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group, will talk about some of the important changes both visible and "under the hood". If you find Windows 10 confusing, or just want to know more about what’s hidden, this session is for you.
February - March 2015

How to Buy a Digital Camera
Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Hazeldean Branch

When buying a digital camera, you are faced with a bewildering array of choices. Chris Taylor, Ottawa PC Users' Group President will help "focus" your search for the ideal digital camera.

Media Streaming 101
Thursday, February 12, 2015 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Emerald Plaza Branch

Broadband internet has significantly transformed the delivery of media content to our households. With more content readily available, a growing number of Canadians are cutting the traditional cable and satellite umbilical cord and opting for online alternatives. Jeff Dubois, Publicity Chair, Ottawa PC Users' Group examines some of the alternatives, restrictions and solutions used to maximize your streaming experience.

VoIP 101
Saturday, February 14, 2015, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, Orleans Branch

Today's internet has transform the telecommunications industry. Reasonable quality internet connections have served to facilitate the effective use of VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) as an alternative to the traditional landline telephone. Jeff Dubois, Publicity Chair, Ottawa PC Users' Group examines a number of free and low-cost options to replace or augment your existing telephone service

Protecting Your Computer
Monday, February 23, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Carlingwood Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

How the Internet works ... and doesn't
Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Elmvale Branch

Did you ever wonder how your computer communicates with servers on the Internet? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will explain in simple terms how computers find each other and connect so they can exchange information. As well, Chris will give some hints on how to trouble-shoot things when they don't work as they are supposed to.

Media Streaming 101
Saturday, February 28, 2015 1:00 - 3:00 PM, St. Laurent Branch

Broadband internet has significantly transformed the delivery of media content to our households. With more content readily available, a growing number of Canadians are cutting the traditional cable and satellite umbilical cord and opting for online alternatives. Jeff Dubois, Publicity Chair, Ottawa PC Users' Group examines some of the alternatives, restrictions and solutions used to maximize your streaming experience.

Media Streaming 101
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Nepean Centrepointe Branch

Broadband internet has significantly transformed the delivery of media content to our households. With more content readily available, a growing number of Canadians are cutting the traditional cable and satellite umbilical cord and opting for online alternatives. Jeff Dubois, Publicity Chair, Ottawa PC Users' Group examines some of the alternatives, restrictions and solutions used to maximize your streaming experience.

HTML 101
Thursday, March 5, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Sunnyside Branch

Would you like to be able to create your own web pages? Alan German from the Ottawa PC Users' Group will take you through the basics and get you up to speed.

HTML 101
Monday, March 9, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Greenboro Branch

Would you like to be able to create your own web pages? Alan German from the Ottawa PC Users' Group will take you through the basics and get you up to speed.

So you want to be a blogger
Thursday, March 12, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Emerald Plaza Branch

You want to keep your family up to date on your world travels, share your mouth-watering recipes with friends, or simply impart your philosophy to the world. You need a blog. Alan German, Treasurer, Ottawa PC Users' Group will have you creating a blog, and making your first post, within 15 minutes of deciding what to name your blog. And it won't cost you a cent.

Media Streaming 101
Saturday, March 14, 2015 1:00 - 3:00 PM, Rosemount Branch

Broadband internet has significantly transformed the delivery of media content to our households. With more content readily available, a growing number of Canadians are cutting the traditional cable and satellite umbilical cord and opting for online alternatives. Jeff Dubois, Publicity Chair, Ottawa PC Users' Group examines some of the alternatives, restrictions and solutions used to maximize your streaming experience.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Hazeldean Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

VoIP 101
Thursday, March 19, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Sunnyside Branch

Today's internet has transform the telecommunications industry. Reasonable quality internet connections have served to facilitate the effective use of VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) as an alternative to the traditional landline telephone. Jeff Dubois, Publicity Chair, Ottawa PC Users' Group examines a number of free and low-cost options to replace or augment your existing telephone service

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Beaverbrook Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

Backup Strategies
Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Ruth E. Dickinson Branch

The only thing you can guarantee about your hard drive is that it will fail. And, when it does, you will wish you had a recent backup. Alan German, Treasurer, Ottawa PC Users' Group will show how to create full backups with disk imaging software, synchronize files and folders, and implement a real-time backup system for data files. Use one or all of these techniques and keep your data safe.

Protecting Your Computer
Thursday, March 26, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Rideau Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

Linux 101 – An Introduction to the "Other" Operating System
Monday, March 30, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Carlingwood Branch

Just what is Linux? Is it really better than Windows? Alan German, Treasurer, Ottawa PC Users' Group, will help sort out the facts from the fiction.

September - December 2014

Media Streaming 101
Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Alta Vista Branch

Broadband internet has significantly transformed the delivery of media content to our households. With more content readily available, a growing number of Canadians are cutting the traditional cable and satellite umbilical cord and opting for online alternatives. Jeff Dubois, Publicity Chair, Ottawa PC Users' Group examines some of the alternatives, restrictions and solutions used to maximize your streaming experience.

Protecting Your Computer
Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Beaverbrook Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

How to Buy a PC
Saturday, September 20, 2014, 2:00 - 4:00 PM, Emerald Plaza Branch

When buying a PC, you are faced with a lot of choices, laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory ... Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.

Backup Strategies
Monday, September 29, 2014, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Nepean Centrepointe Branch

The only thing you can guarantee about your hard drive is that it will fail. And, when it does, you will wish you had a recent backup. Alan German, Treasurer, Ottawa PC Users' Group will show how to create full backups with disk imaging software, synchronize files and folders, and implement a real-time backup system for data files. Use one or all of these techniques and keep your data safe.

Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking Controversy
Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Stittsville Branch

The explosion of social networking websites such as Flickr, Facebook, blogging sites and Twitter has raised more than privacy concerns. Join the discussion with Chris Taylor and Jeff Dubois from the Ottawa PC Users' Group. Jeff will describe the value of social media sites, while Chris will give the cautions about using these tools so that you don't compromise your computer, your job, your identity, or worse.

Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking Controversy
Monday, October 6, 2014, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Beaverbrook Branch

The explosion of social networking websites such as Flickr, Facebook, blogging sites and Twitter has raised more than privacy concerns. Join the discussion with Chris Taylor and Jeff Dubois from the Ottawa PC Users' Group. Jeff will describe the value of social media sites, while Chris will give the cautions about using these tools so that you don't compromise your computer, your job, your identity, or worse.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Manotick Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

Protecting Your Computer
Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Ruth E. Dickinson Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

Media Streaming 101
Saturday, October 18, 2014 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM, Main Branch

Broadband internet has significantly transformed the delivery of media content to our households. With more content readily available, a growing number of Canadians are cutting the traditional cable and satellite umbilical cord and opting for online alternatives. Jeff Dubois, Publicity Chair, Ottawa PC Users' Group examines some of the alternatives, restrictions and solutions used to maximize your streaming experience.

HTML 101
Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Beaverbrook Branch

Would you like to be able to create your own web pages? Alan German from the Ottawa PC Users' Group will take you through the basics and get you up to speed.

How to Secure a Home Wireless Network
Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM, Orleans Branch

Most wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.

How to Buy a PC
Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Hazeldean Branch

When buying a PC, you are faced with a lot of choices, laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory ... Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.

Media Streaming 101
Saturday, November 1, 2014 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM, Nepean Centrepoint Branch

Broadband internet has significantly transformed the delivery of media content to our households. With more content readily available, a growing number of Canadians are cutting the traditional cable and satellite umbilical cord and opting for online alternatives. Jeff Dubois, Publicity Chair, Ottawa PC Users' Group examines some of the alternatives, restrictions and solutions used to maximize your streaming experience.

Backup Strategies
Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Cumberland Branch

The only thing you can guarantee about your hard drive is that it will fail. And, when it does, you will wish you had a recent backup. Alan German, Treasurer, Ottawa PC Users' Group will show how to create full backups with disk imaging software, synchronize files and folders, and implement a real-time backup system for data files. Use one or all of these techniques and keep your data safe.

Media Streaming 101
Saturday, November 15, 2014 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM, Orleans Branch

Broadband internet has significantly transformed the delivery of media content to our households. With more content readily available, a growing number of Canadians are cutting the traditional cable and satellite umbilical cord and opting for online alternatives. Jeff Dubois, Publicity Chair, Ottawa PC Users' Group examines some of the alternatives, restrictions and solutions used to maximize your streaming experience.

So you want to be a blogger
Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Greenboro Branch

You want to keep your family up to date on your world travels, share your mouth-watering recipes with friends, or simply impart your philosophy to the world. You need a blog. Alan German, Treasurer, Ottawa PC Users' Group will have you creating a blog, and making your first post, within 15 minutes of deciding what to name your blog. And it won't cost you a cent.

How to Buy a PC
Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, St. Laurent Branch

When buying a PC, you are faced with a lot of choices, laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory ... Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.

Backup Strategies
Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Main Branch

The only thing you can guarantee about your hard drive is that it will fail. And, when it does, you will wish you had a recent backup. Alan German, Treasurer, Ottawa PC Users' Group will show how to create full backups with disk imaging software, synchronize files and folders, and implement a real-time backup system for data files. Use one or all of these techniques and keep your data safe.

Media Streaming 101
Thursday, December 11, 2014 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Carlingwood Branch

Broadband internet has significantly transformed the delivery of media content to our households. With more content readily available, a growing number of Canadians are cutting the traditional cable and satellite umbilical cord and opting for online alternatives. Jeff Dubois, Publicity Chair, Ottawa PC Users' Group examines some of the alternatives, restrictions and solutions used to maximize your streaming experience.

April - June 2014

How to Secure a Home Wireless Network
Thursday, April 10, 2014, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Rosemount Branch

Most wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Saturday, April 12, 2014, 2:00 - 4:00 PM, Emerald Plaza Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Hazeldean Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking Controversy
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Sunnyside Branch

The explosion of social networking websites such as Flickr, Facebook, blogging sites and Twitter has raised more than privacy concerns. Join the discussion with Chris Taylor and Jeff Dubois from the Ottawa PC Users' Group. Jeff will describe the value of social media sites, while Chris will give the cautions about using these tools so that you don't compromise your computer, your job, your identity, or worse.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Orleans Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

How to Buy a PC
Thursday, May 1, 2014, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Rideau Branch

When buying a PC, you are faced with a lot of choices, laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory ... Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.

How the Internet works ... and doesn't
Saturday, May 3, 2014, 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM, Main Branch

Did you ever wonder how your computer communicates with servers on the Internet? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will explain in simple terms how computers find each other and connect so they can exchange information. As well, Chris will give some hints on how to trouble-shoot things when they don't work as they are supposed to.

How to Buy a Digital Camera
Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Carlingwood Branch

When buying a digital camera, you are faced with a bewildering array of choices. Chris Taylor, Ottawa PC Users' Group President will help "focus" your search for the ideal digital camera.

Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking Controversy
Thursday, May 8, 2014, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Elmvale Branch

The explosion of social networking websites such as Flickr, Facebook, blogging sites and Twitter has raised more than privacy concerns. Join the discussion with Chris Taylor and Jeff Dubois from the Ottawa PC Users' Group. Jeff will describe the value of social media sites, while Chris will give the cautions about using these tools so that you don't compromise your computer, your job, your identity, or worse.

Protecting Your Computer
Thursday May 15, 2014, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Rosemount Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Saturday, May 17, 2014, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, Centennial Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

Protecting Your Computer
Tuesday May 20, 2014, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Orleans Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

How to Secure a Home Wireless Network
Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Hazeldean Branch

Most wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.

How to Buy a Digital Camera
Thursday, June 5, 2014, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Elmvale Branch

When buying a digital camera, you are faced with a bewildering array of choices. Chris Taylor, Ottawa PC Users' Group President will help "focus" your search for the ideal digital camera.

How the Internet works ... and doesn't
Monday, June 9, 2014, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Carlingwood Branch

Did you ever wonder how your computer communicates with servers on the Internet? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will explain in simple terms how computers find each other and connect so they can exchange information. As well, Chris will give some hints on how to trouble-shoot things when they don't work as they are supposed to.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Thursday June 12, 2014, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Rosemount Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

How the Internet works ... and doesn't
Saturday, June 14, 2014, 2:00 - 4:00 PM, Orleans Branch

Did you ever wonder how your computer communicates with servers on the Internet? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will explain in simple terms how computers find each other and connect so they can exchange information. As well, Chris will give some hints on how to trouble-shoot things when they don't work as they are supposed to.

How to Buy a Digital Camera
Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 6:15 AM - 8:15 PM, Stittsville Branch

When buying a digital camera, you are faced with a bewildering array of choices. Chris Taylor, Ottawa PC Users' Group President will help "focus" your search for the ideal digital camera.

Protecting Your Computer
Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Ruth E. Dickinson Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

January - March 2014

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Hazeldean Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Thursday, January 23, 2014, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Sunnyside Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

Protecting Your Computer
Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Cumberland Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, North Gloucester Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking Controversy
Thursday, February 13, 2014, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Orleans Branch

The explosion of social networking websites such as Flickr, Facebook, blogging sites and Twitter has raised more than privacy concerns. Join the discussion with Chris Taylor and Jeff Dubois from the Ottawa PC Users' Group. Jeff will describe the value of social media sites, while Chris will give the cautions about using these tools so that you don't compromise your computer, your job, your identity, or worse.

Protecting Your Computer
Saturday, February 15, 2014, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Emerald Plaza Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

How to Secure a Home Wireless Network
Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Rideau Branch

Most wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Monday, February 24, 2014, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Carlingwood Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

How the Internet Works ... and Doesn't
Saturday, March 1, 2014, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Nepean Centrepointe Branch

Did you ever wonder how your computer communicates with servers on the Internet? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will explain in simple terms how computers find each other and connect so they can exchange information. As well, Chris will give some hints on how to trouble-shoot things when they don't work as they are supposed to.

Protecting Your Computer
Monday, March 3, 2014, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Greenboro Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

How to Buy a Digital Camera
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM, Main Branch

When buying a digital camera, you are faced with a bewildering array of choices. Chris Taylor, Ottawa PC Users' Group President will help "focus" your search for the ideal digital camera.

Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking Controversy
Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Hazeldean Branch

The explosion of social networking websites such as Flickr, Facebook, blogging sites and Twitter has raised more than privacy concerns. Join the discussion with Chris Taylor and Jeff Dubois from the Ottawa PC Users' Group. Jeff will describe the value of social media sites, while Chris will give the cautions about using these tools so that you don't compromise your computer, your job, your identity, or worse.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Alta Vista Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

September - December 2013

Protecting Your Computer
Saturday, September 21, 2013, 10:15 AM - 12;15 PM, Main Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking Controversy
Monday, September 23, 2013, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Carlingwood Branch

The explosion of social networking websites such as Flickr, Facebook, blogging sites and Twitter has raised more than privacy concerns. Join the discussion with Chris Taylor and Jeff Dubois from the Ottawa PC Users' Group. Jeff will describe the value of social media sites, while Chris will give the cautions about using these tools so that you don't compromise your computer, your job, your identity, or worse.

Protecting Your Computer
Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Beaverbrook Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

How to Buy a PC
Thursday, September 26, 2013, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Sunnyside Branch

When buying a PC, you are faced with a lot of choices, laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory ... Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Saturday, September 28, 2013, 2:00 - 4:00 PM, Rosemount Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Monday, October 21, 2013, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Carlingwood Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

How to Buy a PC
Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Ruth E. Dickinson Branch

When buying a PC, you are faced with a lot of choices, laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory ... Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.

Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking Controversy
Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Beaverbrook Branch

The explosion of social networking websites such as Flickr, Facebook, blogging sites and Twitter has raised more than privacy concerns. Join the discussion with Chris Taylor and Jeff Dubois from the Ottawa PC Users' Group. Jeff will describe the value of social media sites, while Chris will give the cautions about using these tools so that you don't compromise your computer, your job, your identity, or worse.

How to Secure a Home Wireless Network
Thursday, October 24, 2013, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Sunnyside Branch

Most wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.

Protecting Your Computer
Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Orleans Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Hazeldean Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Saturday, November 2, 2013, 2:00 - 4:00 PM, Greenboro Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Cumberland Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking Controversy
Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Ruth E. Dickinson Branch

The explosion of social networking websites such as Flickr, Facebook, blogging sites and Twitter has raised more than privacy concerns. Join the discussion with Chris Taylor and Jeff Dubois from the Ottawa PC Users' Group. Jeff will describe the value of social media sites, while Chris will give the cautions about using these tools so that you don't compromise your computer, your job, your identity, or worse.

Protecting Your Computer
Thursday, November 7, 2013, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Rosemount Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Thursday, November 14, 2013, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Elmvale Acres Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

How to Buy a PC
Saturday, November 16, 2013, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Nepean Centrepointe Branch

When buying a PC, you are faced with a lot of choices, laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory ... Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.

How to Secure a Home Wireless Network
Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Stittsville Branch

Most wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.

How the Internet Works ... and Doesn't
Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Rideau Branch

Did you ever wonder how your computer communicates with servers on the Internet? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will explain in simple terms how computers find each other and connect so they can exchange information. As well, Chris will give some hints on how to trouble-shoot things when they don't work as they are supposed to.

Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking Controversy
Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, North Gloucester Branch

The explosion of social networking websites such as Flickr, Facebook, blogging sites and Twitter has raised more than privacy concerns. Join the discussion with Chris Taylor and Jeff Dubois from the Ottawa PC Users' Group. Jeff will describe the value of social media sites, while Chris will give the cautions about using these tools so that you don't compromise your computer, your job, your identity, or worse.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Thursday, November 28, 2013, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Orleans Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

Protecting Your Computer
Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Ruth E. Dickinson Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

How to Buy a Digital Camera
Thursday, December 5, 2013, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Sunnyside Branch

When buying a digital camera, you are faced with a bewildering array of choices. Chris Taylor, Ottawa PC Users' Group President will help "focus" your search for the ideal digital camera.

How to Secure a Home Wireless Network
Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Manotick Branch

Most wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.

How to Buy a PC
Thursday, December 12, 2013, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Elmvale Acres Branch

When buying a PC, you are faced with a lot of choices, laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory ... Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.

April - June 2013

Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking Controversy
Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Centennial Branch

The explosion of social networking websites such as Flickr, Facebook, blogging sites and Twitter has raised more than privacy concerns. Join the discussion with Chris Taylor and Jeff Dubois from the Ottawa PC Users' Group. Jeff will describe the value of social media sites, while Chris will give the cautions about using these tools so that you don't compromise your computer, your job, your identity, or worse.

How the Internet works ... and doesn't
Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Ruth E. Dickinson Branch

Did you ever wonder how your computer communicates with servers on the Internet? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will explain in simple terms how computers find each other and connect so they can exchange information. As well, Chris will give some hints on how to trouble-shoot things when they don't work as they are supposed to.

Protecting Your Computer
Thursday, April 11, 2013, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Sunnyside Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

How to Secure a Home Wireless Network
Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, North Gloucester Branch

Most wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.

How to Buy a PC
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Elmvale Branch

When buying a PC, you are faced with a lot of choices, laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory ... Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.

Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking Controversy
Saturday, April 20, 2013, 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM, Main Branch

The explosion of social networking websites such as Flickr, Facebook, blogging sites and Twitter has raised more than privacy concerns. Join the discussion with Chris Taylor and Jeff Dubois from the Ottawa PC Users' Group. Jeff will describe the value of social media sites, while Chris will give the cautions about using these tools so that you don't compromise your computer, your job, your identity, or worse.

How to Secure a Home Wireless Network
Tuesday, Apri 23, 2013, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Ruth E. Dickinson Branch

Most wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Beaverbrook Community Centre

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.
Note: This is at the Beaverbrook Community Centre as the library is closed for renovations.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Thursday, April 25, 2013, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Orleans Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

How the Internet works ... and doesn't
Saturday, May 18, 2013, 2:00 - 4:00 PM, Greenboro Branch

Did you ever wonder how your computer communicates with servers on the Internet? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will explain in simple terms how computers find each other and connect so they can exchange information. As well, Chris will give some hints on how to trouble-shoot things when they don't work as they are supposed to.

How to Buy a PC
Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Rideau Branch

When buying a PC, you are faced with a lot of choices, laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory ... Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.

How to Secure a Home Wireless Network
Thursday, May 23, 2013, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Centennial Branch

Most wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.

Protecting Your Computer
Saturday, May 25, 2013, 12:30 - 2:30 PM, Hazeldean Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Carlingwood Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

How to Buy a Digital Camera
Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Centennial Branch

When buying a digital camera, you are faced with a bewildering array of choices. Chris Taylor, Ottawa PC Users' Group President will help "focus" your search for the ideal digital camera.

How to Buy a PC
Saturday, June 8, 2013, 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM, Hazeldean Branch

When buying a PC, you are faced with a lot of choices, laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory ... Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.

How the Internet works ... and doesn't
Thursday, June 13, 2013, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Sunnyside Branch

Did you ever wonder how your computer communicates with servers on the Internet? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will explain in simple terms how computers find each other and connect so they can exchange information. As well, Chris will give some hints on how to trouble-shoot things when they don't work as they are supposed to.

How to Secure a Home Wireless Network
Saturday, June 15, 2013, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Nepean Centrepointe Branch

Most wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.

Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking Controversy
Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Orleans Branch

The explosion of social networking websites such as Flickr, Facebook, blogging sites and Twitter has raised more than privacy concerns. Join the discussion with Chris Taylor and Jeff Dubois from the Ottawa PC Users' Group. Jeff will describe the value of social media sites, while Chris will give the cautions about using these tools so that you don't compromise your computer, your job, your identity, or worse.

Protecting Your Computer
Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Elmvale Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

January - March 2013

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, North Gloucester Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

Protecting Your Computer
Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Rosemount Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Ruth E. Dickinson Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

How to Buy a Digital Camera
Thursday, February 7, 2013, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Main Branch

When buying a digital camera, you are faced with a bewildering array of choices. Chris Taylor, Ottawa PC Users' Group President will help "focus" your search for the ideal digital camera.

How to Secure a Home Wireless Network
Monday, February 11, 2013, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Carlingwood Branch

Most wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.

Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking Controversy
Thursday, February 14, 2013, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Sunnyside Branch

The explosion of social networking websites such as Flickr, Facebook, blogging sites and Twitter has raised more than privacy concerns. Join the discussion with Chris Taylor and Jeff Dubois from the Ottawa PC Users' Group. Jeff will describe the value of social media sites, while Chris will give the cautions about using these tools so that you don't compromise your computer, your job, your identity, or worse.

How to Buy a PC
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Elmvale Branch

When buying a PC, you are faced with a lot of choices, laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory ... Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Thursday, February 21, 2013, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Sunnyside Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

Protecting Your Computer
Saturday, February 23, 2013, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Nepean Centrepointe Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

How to Buy a Digital Camera
Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 2:00 - 4:00 PM, Hazeldean Branch

When buying a digital camera, you are faced with a bewildering array of choices. Chris Taylor, Ottawa PC Users' Group President will help "focus" your search for the ideal digital camera.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Thursday, February 28, 2013, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Manotick Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking Controversy
Monday, March 4, 2013, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Carlingwood Branch

The explosion of social networking websites such as Flickr, Facebook, blogging sites and Twitter has raised more than privacy concerns. Join the discussion with Chris Taylor and Jeff Dubois from the Ottawa PC Users' Group. Jeff will describe the value of social media sites, while Chris will give the cautions about using these tools so that you don't compromise your computer, your job, your identity, or worse.

How to Buy a PC
Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, North Gloucester Branch

When buying a PC, you are faced with a lot of choices, laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory ... Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Thursday, March 21, 2013, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Rosemount Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking Controversy
Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Hazeldean Branch

The explosion of social networking websites such as Flickr, Facebook, blogging sites and Twitter has raised more than privacy concerns. Join the discussion with Chris Taylor and Jeff Dubois from the Ottawa PC Users' Group. Jeff will describe the value of social media sites, while Chris will give the cautions about using these tools so that you don't compromise your computer, your job, your identity, or worse.

September - December 2012

Is Free Software Really Free
Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Manotick Branch

And, if it is free, can it be any good? In this session, we will find that the answer to both questions is a resounding yes. There is lots of free software available, and many free programs are very good indeed. So, join Alan German from the Ottawa PC Users'Group to find out about some must-have – and absolutely free – software!

So You Want to be a Blogger?
Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Orleans Branch

You want to keep your family up to date on your world travels, share your mouth-watering recipes with friends, or simply impart your philosophy to the world. You need a blog. Alan German, Treasurer, Ottawa PC Users' Group will have you creating a blog, and making your first post, within 15 minutes of deciding what to name your blog. And it won't cost you a cent.

How to Buy a PC
Thursday, September 20, 2012, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Sunnyside Branch

When buying a PC, you are faced with a lot of choices, laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory ... Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Saturday, September 22, 2012, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Main Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

How to Buy a Digital Camera
Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Blackburn Hamlet Branch

When buying a digital camera, you are faced with a bewildering array of choices. Chris Taylor, Ottawa PC Users' Group President will help "focus" your search for the ideal digital camera.

Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking Controversy
Thursday, September 27, 2012, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Manotick Branch

The explosion of social networking websites such as Flickr, Facebook, blogging sites and Twitter has raised more than privacy concerns. Join the discussion with Chris Taylor and Andrea Wells from the Ottawa PC Users' Group. Andrea will describe the value of social media sites, while Chris will give the cautions about using these tools so that you don't compromise your computer, your job, your identity, or worse.

How to Secure a Home Wireless Network
Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, North Gloucester Branch

Most wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Orleans Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

How to Buy a Digital Camera
Thursday, October 4, 2012, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Elmvale Branch

When buying a digital camera, you are faced with a bewildering array of choices. Chris Taylor, Ottawa PC Users' Group President will help "focus" your search for the ideal digital camera.

How to Buy a PC
Thursday, October 11, 2012, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Rosemount Branch

When buying a PC, you are faced with a lot of choices, laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory ... Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.

Protecting Your Computer
Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, North Gloucester Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Alta Vista Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Saturday, October 20, 2012, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Nepean Centrepointe Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

How to Buy a Digital Camera
Monday, October 22, 2012, 1:30 - 3:30 PM, Carlingwood Branch

When buying a digital camera, you are faced with a bewildering array of choices. Chris Taylor, Ottawa PC Users' Group President will help "focus" your search for the ideal digital camera.

Protecting Your Computer
Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Ruth E. Dickinson Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Cumberland Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

How to Buy a PC
Thursday, November 8, 2012, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Carlingwood Branch

When buying a PC, you are faced with a lot of choices, laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory ... Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.

Protecting Your Computer
Thursday, November 15, 2012, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Elmvale Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

How to Buy a Digital Camera
Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Orleans Branch

When buying a digital camera, you are faced with a bewildering array of choices. Chris Taylor, Ottawa PC Users' Group President will help "focus" your search for the ideal digital camera.

How to Buy a Digital Camera
Thursday, November 22, 2012, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Sunnyside Branch

When buying a digital camera, you are faced with a bewildering array of choices. Chris Taylor, Ottawa PC Users' Group President will help "focus" your search for the ideal digital camera.

Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking Controversy
Saturday, November 24, 2012, 2:00 - 4:00 PM, Greenboro Branch

The explosion of social networking websites such as Flickr, Facebook, blogging sites and Twitter has raised more than privacy concerns. Join the discussion with Chris Taylor and Andrea Wells from the Ottawa PC Users' Group. Andrea will describe the value of social media sites, while Chris will give the cautions about using these tools so that you don't compromise your computer, your job, your identity, or worse.

Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking Controversy
Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Nepean Centrepointe Branch

The explosion of social networking websites such as Flickr, Facebook, blogging sites and Twitter has raised more than privacy concerns. Join the discussion with Chris Taylor and Andrea Wells from the Ottawa PC Users' Group. Andrea will describe the value of social media sites, while Chris will give the cautions about using these tools so that you don't compromise your computer, your job, your identity, or worse.

Basic Digital Photo Editing
Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Beaverbrook Branch

It is easy to take dozens or hundreds of photos with your digital camera. But then what? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help you discover some easy ways of fixing up your photos to correct many basic flaws so you will be proud to display them.

How to Secure a Home Wireless Network
Thursday, November 29, 2012, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Rosemount Branch

Most wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.

Protecting Your Computer
Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Rideau Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

How to Buy a PC
Thursday, December 6, 2012, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Blackburn Hamlet Branch

When buying a PC, you are faced with a lot of choices, laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory ... Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.

January - May 2012

Protecting Your Computer
Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Elmvale Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

How to Secure a Home Wireless Network
Thursday, January 19, 2012, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Sunnyside Branch

Most wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.

Protecting Your Computer
Monday, January 23, 2012, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Carlingwood Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

How to Buy a PC
Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 6:30 - 8:15 PM, Rosemount Branch

When buying a PC, you are faced with a lot of choices, laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory ... Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.

Protecting Your Computer
Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Orleans Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

How to Secure a Home Wireless Network
Thursday, February 23, 2012, 6:30 - 8:15 PM, Rosemount Branch

Most wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.

How to Buy a PC
Saturday, February 25, 2012, 2:00 - 4:00 PM, Main Branch

When buying a PC, you are faced with a lot of choices, laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory ... Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.

How the Internet works ... and doesn't
Wednesday, March 7, 2012, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Elmvale Branch

Did you ever wonder how your computer communicates with servers on the Internet? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will explain in simple terms how computers find each other and connect so they can exchange information. As well, Chris will give some hints on how to trouble-shoot things when they don't work as they are supposed to.

How to Buy a Digital Camera
Thursday, March 8, 2012, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Sunnyside Branch

When buying a digital camera, you are faced with a bewildering array of choices. Chris Taylor, Ottawa PC Users' Group President will help "focus" your search for the ideal digital camera.

How to Secure a Home Wireless Network
Thursday, April 5, 2012, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Elmvale Branch

Most wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.

How to Buy a Digital Camera
Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Stittsville Branch

When buying a digital camera, you are faced with a bewildering array of choices. Chris Taylor, Ottawa PC Users' Group President will help "focus" your search for the ideal digital camera.

How to Buy a PC
Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Ruth E. Dickinson Branch

When buying a PC, you are faced with a lot of choices, laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory ... Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.

Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking Controversy
Saturday April 21, 2012, 2:00 - 4:00 PM, Greenboro Branch

The explosion of social networking websites such as Flickr, Facebook, blogging sites and Twitter has raised more than privacy concerns. Join the discussion with Chris Taylor and Andrea Wells from the Ottawa PC Users' Group. Andrea will describe the value of social media sites, while Chris will give the cautions about using these tools so that you don't compromise your computer, your job, your identity, or worse.

How the Internet works ... and doesn't
Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Orleans Branch

Did you ever wonder how your computer communicates with servers on the Internet? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will explain in simple terms how computers find each other and connect so they can exchange information. As well, Chris will give some hints on how to trouble-shoot things when they don't work as they are supposed to.

Protecting Your Computer
Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 6:15 - 8:15 PM, Manotick Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

Protecting Your Computer
Wednesday, May 2, 2012, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Elmvale Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking Controversy
Thursday May 3, 2012, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Sunnyside Branch

The explosion of social networking websites such as Flickr, Facebook, blogging sites and Twitter has raised more than privacy concerns. Join the discussion with Chris Taylor and Andrea Wells from the Ottawa PC Users' Group. Andrea will describe the value of social media sites, while Chris will give the cautions about using these tools so that you don't compromise your computer, your job, your identity, or worse.

Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking Controversy
Thursday, May 17, 2012, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Elmvale Branch

The explosion of social networking websites such as Flickr, Facebook, blogging sites and Twitter has raised more than privacy concerns. Join the discussion with Chris Taylor and Andrea Wells from the Ottawa PC Users' Group. Andrea will describe the value of social media sites, while Chris will give the cautions about using these tools so that you don't compromise your computer, your job, your identity, or worse.

Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking Controversy
Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Orleans Branch

The explosion of social networking websites such as Flickr, Facebook, blogging sites and Twitter has raised more than privacy concerns. Join the discussion with Chris Taylor and Andrea Wells from the Ottawa PC Users' Group. Andrea will describe the value of social media sites, while Chris will give the cautions about using these tools so that you don't compromise your computer, your job, your identity, or worse.


September - December 2011

How to Buy a PC
Saturday, September 17, 2011, 2:00 - 4:00 PM, Greenboro Branch

When buying a PC, you are faced with a lot of choices, laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory ... Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.

How to Buy a PC
Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Rosemount Branch

When buying a PC, you are faced with a lot of choices, laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory ... Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.

How to Buy a PC
Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Elmvale Branch

When buying a PC, you are faced with a lot of choices, laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory ... Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.

Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking Controversy
Thursday, September 22, 2011, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Alta Vista Branch

The explosion of social networking websites such as Flickr, Facebook, blogging sites and Twitter has raised more than privacy concerns. Join the discussion with Chris Taylor and Andrea Wells from the Ottawa PC Users' Group. Andrea will describe the value of social media sites, while Chris will give the cautions about using these tools so that you don't compromise your computer, your job, your identity, or worse.

How to Buy a Digital Camera
Monday, October 3, 2011, 6:45 - 8:15 PM, North Gloucester Branch

When buying a digital camera, you are faced with a bewildering array of choices. Chris Taylor, Ottawa PC Users' Group President will help "focus" your search for the ideal digital camera.

Protecting Your Computer
Tuesday, October 4, 2011, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Nepean Centrepointe Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

How to Buy a PC
Thursday, October 6, 2011, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Sunnyside Branch

When buying a PC, you are faced with a lot of choices, laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory ... Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.

How to Buy a Digital Camera
Sunday, October 23, 2011, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, Nepean Centrepointe Branch

When buying a digital camera, you are faced with a bewildering array of choices. Chris Taylor, Ottawa PC Users' Group President will help "focus" your search for the ideal digital camera.

How to Secure a Home Wireless Network
Monday, October 24, 2011, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Elmvale Branch

Most wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.

How to Secure a Home Wireless Network
Tuesday, October 25, 2011, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Rosemount Branch

Most wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.

How to Buy a Digital Camera
Monday, November 14, 2011, 7:00 - 8:30 PM, Carlingwood Branch

When buying a digital camera, you are faced with a bewildering array of choices. Chris Taylor, Ottawa PC Users' Group President will help "focus" your search for the ideal digital camera.

Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking Controversy
Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, North Gloucester Branch

The explosion of social networking websites such as Flickr, Facebook, blogging sites and Twitter has raised more than privacy concerns. Join the discussion with Chris Taylor and Andrea Wells from the Ottawa PC Users' Group. Andrea will describe the value of social media sites, while Chris will give the cautions about using these tools so that you don't compromise your computer, your job, your identity, or worse.

How to Buy a Digital Camera
Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Elmvale Branch

When buying a digital camera, you are faced with a bewildering array of choices. Chris Taylor, Ottawa PC Users' Group President will help "focus" your search for the ideal digital camera.

Protecting Your Computer
Thursday, November 17, 2011, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Sunnyside Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

How to Buy a PC
Sunday, November 20, 2011, 1:00 - 3:00 PM, Nepean Centrepointe Branch

When buying a PC, you are faced with a lot of choices, laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory ... Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.

How to Buy a Digital Camera
Saturday, November 26, 2011, 2:00 - 4:00 PM, Greenboro Branch

When buying a digital camera, you are faced with a bewildering array of choices. Chris Taylor, Ottawa PC Users' Group President will help "focus" your search for the ideal digital camera.


January - June 2011

How to Secure a Home Wireless Network
Saturday, February 5, 2011, 2:00 - 4:00 PM, Greenboro Branch

Most wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.

How to Secure a Home Wireless Network
Tuesday, February 8, 2011, 7:00 - 8:30 PM, Carlingwood Branch

Most wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.

How to Secure a Home Wireless Network
Thursday, February 17, 2011, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Sunnyside Branch

Most wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.

How to use the Ottawa Public Library's Digital Media Collection
Thursday, March 10, 2011, 6:30 - 8:00 PM, North Gloucester Branch

The Ottawa Public Library has an extensive digital media collection of e-books, audio books, and music. This seminar shows how to effectively use the collection, demonstrating how to find the material you want and get it to your computer for reading or listening. Supported portable devices are explored and explained. Limitations that come as a result of digital rights management are explained. Library policies are covered.Presented by Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group

Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking Controversy
Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Centrepointe Branch, room 1B

The explosion of social networking websites such as Flickr, Facebook, blogging sites and Twitter has raised more than privacy concerns. Join the discussion with Chris Taylor and Andrea Wells from the Ottawa PC Users' Group. Andrea will describe the value of social media sites, while Chris will give the cautions about using these tools so that you don't compromise your computer, your job, your identity, or worse.

Protecting Your Computer
Thursday, March 24, 2011, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Sunnyside Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

How to Buy a PC
Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 6:30 - 8:00 PM, North Gloucester Branch

When buying a PC, you are faced with a lot of choices, laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory ... Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.

How to Buy a PC
Monday, May 9, 2011, 6:30 - 8:00 PM, Elmvale Branch

When buying a PC, you are faced with a lot of choices, laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory ... Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.

Protecting Your Computer
Tuesday, May 31, 2011, 6:30 - 8:00 PM, North Gloucester Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking Controversy
Thursday, June 16, 2011, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Sunnyside Branch

The explosion of social networking websites such as Flickr, Facebook, blogging sites and Twitter has raised more than privacy concerns. Join the discussion with Chris Taylor and Andrea Wells from the Ottawa PC Users' Group. Andrea will describe the value of social media sites, while Chris will give the cautions about using these tools so that you don't compromise your computer, your job, your identity, or worse.


September - December 2010

Downloading audiobooks and e-books program
Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 6:30 - 8:00 PM, North Gloucester Branch

Yes, it’s now possible to download digital books that you can read or listen to for free! Learn how to get audiobooks and e-books using Overdrive from the Ottawa Public Library website!

How to Buy a PC
Thursday, October 14, 2010, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Sunnyside Branch

When buying a PC, you are faced with a lot of choices, laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory ... Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.

How to Secure a Home Wireless Network
Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Centrepointe Branch, room 1B

Most wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.

Protecting Your Computer
Tuesday, November 9, 2010, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Centrepointe Branch, room 1B

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

How to Buy a Digital Camera
Thursday, November 25, 2010, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Sunnyside Branch

When buying a digital camera, you are faced with a bewildering array of choices. Chris Taylor, Ottawa PC Users' Group President will help "focus" your search for the ideal digital camera.


January - June 2010

How to Protect Your Computer
Saturday, January 30, 2010, 2:00 PM, Greenboro Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

How to Secure Your Computer
Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 6:30 PM, North Gloucester Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

How to Buy a PC
Monday, March 8, 2010, 6:30 PM, Hazeldean Branch

When buying a computer, you are faced with a lot of choices; laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.

Protecting Your Computer
Monday, March 29, 2010, 6:30 PM, Hazeldean Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

Clicking, Flicking and Tweeting: Social Networking Controversy
Tuesday, May 4, 2011, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Centrepointe Branch, room 1B

The explosion of social networking websites such as Flickr, Facebook, blogging sites and Twitter has raised more than privacy concerns. Join the discussion with Chris Taylor and Andrea Wells from the Ottawa PC Users' Group. Andrea will describe the value of social media sites, while Chris will give the cautions about using these tools so that you don't compromise your computer, your job, your identity, or worse.

How to Buy a Digital Camera
Saturday, May 8, 2010, 2:00 PM, Greenboro Branch

When buying a digital camera, you are faced with a bewildering array of choices. Chris Taylor, Ottawa PC Users' Group President will help "focus" your search for the ideal digital camera.


September - December 2009

How to Secure Your Computer
Monday, September 14, 2009, Carlingwood Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

How to Secure Your Computer
Thursday, September 17, 2009, Sunnyside Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

How to Buy a PC
Saturday, September 19, 2009, 2:00 - 4:00 PM, Greenboro Branch

When buying a computer, you are faced with a lot of choices; laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.

How to Buy a PC
Thursday, October 1, 2009, 6:30 PM, Alta Vista Branch

When buying a computer, you are faced with a lot of choices; laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.

Is Free Software Really Free
Thursday, October 15, 2009, 7:00 PM, Sunnyside Branch

And, if it is free, can it be any good? In this session, we will find that the answer to both questions is a resounding yes. There is lots of free software available, and many free programs are very good indeed. So, join Alan German from the Ottawa PC Users'Group to find out about some must-have – and absolutely free – software!

Is Free Software Really Free
Monday, October 19, 2009, 7:00 PM, North Gloucester Branch

And, if it is free, can it be any good? In this session, we will find that the answer to both questions is a resounding yes. There is lots of free software available, and many free programs are very good indeed. So, join Alan German from the Ottawa PC Users'Group to find out about some must-have – and absolutely free – software!

Windows 7 Launch Party
Saturday, October 24, 2009, Greenboro Branch

With the release of Windows 7, this was a chance to look at the new features and the things that make this perhaps Microsoft's greatest desktop operating system to date.

Is Free Software Really Free
Thursday, November 5, 2009, 6:30 PM, Altas Vista Branch

And, if it is free, can it be any good? In this session, we will find that the answer to both questions is a resounding yes. There is lots of free software available, and many free programs are very good indeed. So, join Alan German from the Ottawa PC Users'Group to find out about some must-have – and absolutely free – software!

How to Buy a Digital Camera
Saturday, November 21, 2009, 2:00 - 4:00, Greenboro Branch

When buying a digital camera, you are faced with a bewildering array of choices. Chris Taylor, Ottawa PC Users' Group President will help "focus" your search for the ideal digital camera.

How to Buy a PC
Monday, November 23, 2009, Carlingwood Branch

When buying a computer, you are faced with a lot of choices; laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.

How to Buy a PC
Tuesday, November 24, 2009, North Gloucester Branch

When buying a computer, you are faced with a lot of choices; laptop or desktop, dual or quad core processor, AMD or Intel, how big a hard drive, how big a monitor, is it better to buy a faster processor or more memory. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will help sort out the choices so you can buy the computer that is right for your needs.


January - June 2009

How to Secure Your Computer
Thusday, January 22, 2009, Alta Vista Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

How to Buy a Digital Camera
Saturday, January 24, 2009, 2:00 - 4:00 PM, Greenboro Branch

When buying a digital camera, you are faced with a bewildering array of choices. Chris Taylor, Ottawa PC Users' Group President will help "focus" your search for the ideal digital camera.

How to Secure a Home Wireless Network
Thursday, January 29, 2009, 6:30 PM, Alta Vista Branch

Most wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.

How to Secure Your Computer
Saturday, February 21, 2009, 2:00 - 4:00 PM, Greenboro Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.


September - December 2008

How to Secure a Home Wireless Network
Thursday, September 25, 2008, 6:30 PM, North Glouceser Branch

Most wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low hanging fruit" that someone will decide to attack. It is surprisingly easy to make sure your network is secure. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you just how easy it is.

HTML 101
Thursday, October 23, 2008, 7:00 PM, North Gloucester Branch

Would you like to be able to create your own web pages? Alan German from the Ottawa PC Users' Group will take you through the basics and get you up to speed.

Vista - Is it a Good Thing?
Thursday, November 20, 2008, 7:00 PM, North Gloucester Branch

Alan German from the Ottawa PC Users' Group will answer the question "Vista – Is It a Good Thing?" If you have not yet made the leap to Vista, you might be wondering what it offers that another option such as Windows XP or Linux doesn’t.

How to Buy a Digital Camera
Monday, November 24, 2008, 6:45 PM, Carlingwood Branch

When buying a digital camera, you are faced with a bewildering array of choices. Chris Taylor, Ottawa PC Users' Group President will help "focus" your search for the ideal digital camera.


January - June 2008

How to Secure Your Computer
Wednesday, May 7, 2008, 7:00 PM, North Gloucester Branch

The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don't let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked.

Linux 101 – An Introduction to the "Other" Operating System
Wednesday, May 21, 2008, 7 PM, North Gloucester Branch

Just what is Linux? Is it really better than Windows? Alan German, Treasurer, Ottawa PC Users' Group, will help sort out the facts from the fiction.

How to Buy a Digital Camera
Wednesday, June 4, 2008, 7:00 - 8:30 PM, North Gloucester Branch

When buying a digital camera, you are faced with a bewildering array of choices. Chris Taylor, Ottawa PC Users' Group President will help "focus" your search for the ideal digital camera.