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An announcement with details of the upcoming Monday program will be sent to club members on the preceding Friday. Meetings will have a hybrid format (in person in the Rec 1  Theater and online via Zoom). Announcements will also be sent to the LW Post and LWAZU.

Links to Previous Programs

2022/2023 Season

April 11, 2023:  "Lower cost service and computers" with Michael VanDernoot.

March 27, 2023:  Guest speaker John Krout from the Speakers' Bureau of the Association of Personal Computer User Groups (APCUG) presents "Robocall Deterrence and Defence, Part 1". Learn how you can reduce and prevent robocalls.

March 20, 2023:  Guest speaker Jerry Rogan presents "Intro to Home Automation"  If you are considering automating portions of your home or even if you've already begun, you won't want to miss this presentation.

March 13, 2023:  Michael VanDernoot presents information about artificial intelligence followed by a shortened version of his travel tips and recommendations.

March 6, 2023:  Join us to learn about all that the Mesa Library has to offer!

February 6, 2023:  "Eliminate Cable TV. Is Streaming for You?" Join us for information about streaming and the available options.

January 23, 2023:  Guest speaker Liz Ackerman presents "Technology and Crafting". Learn about the community of Makers and how digital cutters can help you create a masterpiece.

January 18, 2023:  "Gmail and Google Calendar" Join us for information, tips, and tricks for using Gmail and Google Calendar. Multiple tips are included for each including how to use filters to organize and declutter your inbox. 

January 9, 2023:  TJ Watson from Bits N' Bytes Computers here in Mesa talks to us about security features, computer requirements, and benefits of Windows 11; limited future availability of Windows 10 security updates; and tips to protect ourselves online. 

December 12, 2022:  "Considering Solar Power? Let's Explore the Details." Join us for an updated presentation by Doug Latch, a LW resident who made the move to solar power last spring. Doug has lots of great information to share. 

December 5, 2022:  "Folding @ Home with Paul Emmerich". Learn how you can use your computer to help find cures for dreaded diseases such as Alzheimer's. The program runs mathematical calculations in the background on the computer either while it is being used or is idle. The calculations model protein folding and interactions to help find cures for diseases. 

November 28, 2022:  "Can your phone replace your wallet???" Learn about Apple Pay, Google Pay, how to use them, and how to set them up.

November 21, 2022:  "All Things Google" Learn about all of the different programs and apps available through Google presented by Deb VanHouten.

November 14, 2022:  "Stroke Prevention and Improving Your Heart Health with Your Watch." Learn how your smart watch can help you monitor and improve the health of your heart. 

November 8, 2022:  "iPhone Basics for Seniors:  7 Valuable Tips and Settings"  

This article was mentioned in Deb VanHouten's Apple discussion. It has some great tips for iPhone users. The information is from the Seasons Retirement Communities.

November 7, 2022:  "Cyber Safety with Bob G. (Bob Gostischa)"

Bob's presentation has great tips and information to help keep everyone safe online.

2021/2022 Season

April 11, 2022:  "Let's Hit the Road", travel tips for the summer months and beyond.

March 28, 2022:  Learn about 5G and how it could benefit you. 

March 23, 2022:  Buying and selling on Ebay with Deb Van Houten

March 21, 2022:  This week's program is about managing finances online including online banking, purchasing a car online, online investing, and payment apps such as Venmo

March 14, 2022:  Learn about the endless possibilities for smart homes, creating automated routines, and more in this presentation from Deb Van Houten

March 7, 2022:  Learn how to spot scams and protect yourself and your finances online. Presented by Doug Latch. 

February 28, 2022:  Keeping track of items using Air Tags and Tile trackers

February 21, 2022:  Genealogy presentation by Debbie Hagar

Click the "Handout" link to access Debbie's handout with links to videos, free downloads, information, and more! 

February 16, 2022:  Learn tips for using your Android phone including Google Maps, Keeper, phone organization, and much more in this presentation from Michael VanDernoot. We hope to offer this program again in person later this spring and have hands-on practice with Android phones.

February 14, 2022:  Learn tips for organizing your cell phone (Android phones and iPhones). Topics will include creating folders and using other tools to help you easily find the apps on your phone when you need or want them. Learn about widgets, where to find them, and how to customize them to fit your needs. 

February 7, 2022:  Learn about the history of computers, the rivalry between Microsoft and Apple, and more with Ed Schofield

January 31, 2022:  Learn about buying and selling items online with information from Deb Van Houten, a full-time e-tailer.

January 24, 2022:  Learn about low-cost airfare, room accommodations, and other aspects of travel in this informative presentation from Michael VanDernoot. The information here will help you plan your next get-away. You will want to see this presentation before you book flights and plan your next trip. 

January 22, 2022:  Saturday Q&A with Chris Winter

January 17, 2022:  Learn about Virtual Private Networks, or VPNs. Both free and paid options are described as well as information about what a VPN is and how to use one. 

January 10, 2022:  Storing and organizing digital photos. The first video in the recording includes information about Google Photos, Amazon Photos, and others. The second video includes information about preserving digital photos for future generations. A separate 3-minute video showing how to create a digital picture of a print using PhotoScan from Google Photos is included in the links. 

December  13, 2021:  How use Facebook (FB) including general FB tips and information; how to use FB Messenger; how to buy and sell items using FB Marketplace; and how to set up a FB Group. (The Q&A portion of the meeting following the FB videos is not included in this recording.)

December  11, 2021:  Chromebook presentation by Michael VanDernoot

December  6, 2021:  Presentation on cybersecurity by Bob Gostischa,

"Is Cybersecurity Really Important?" Bob  is a nationally known cybersecurity expert. His program explains how using the right programs and apps will keep you safe in an on-line world and includes many recommended, free apps.

November  29, 2021:  Mesa Red Mountain's THINK Spot librarian, Shari Durst, describes the equipment available to use at the library (3D printers, vinyl/laser cutters, sewing machines/serger, green room studio, and more). She also shows how to access the free downloadable entertainment available including movies, music, magazines, and of course books. 

November  22, 2021:  How to create holiday greetings using E-cards or an e-mail template in Microsoft Word. Click the link to the right for instructions on creating the email template. 

November  15, 2021:  Information about podcasts. Learn about podcasts, what they, are, how to find them and how listen to them. Discover some of the popular podcasts available to listen to and the various apps used to enjoy them. 

November 8, 2021:  Information about streaming entertainment to our televisions. Topics include popular streaming devices such as the various Roku and Amazon Fire streaming sticks and services that provide live and on-demand programming. Services include subscription-based options such as YouTubeTV, Sling, Amazon Prime, and Hulu as well as several of the free options available.

2020/2021 Season

April 26, 2021:  Update on Starlink internet service. Information about how to download Zoom, schedule/host meetings, and use control settings in Zoom. This is our last program of the season. Have a great summer and look for us again next Fall.

April 19, 2021:  Next Gen over-the-air TV.  Creating personalized email signature blocks. Latest information on wearable technology for health monitoring. 

April 12, 2021:  Google Search Tips and Tricks. Transferring photos and videos between Google Photos and Facebook. Current Cord-Cutting and Streaming News

April 5, 2021:  Chromebooks. How information can be stored using blockchain and related information

March 29, 2021:  Smart light bulbs, outlets, and switches

March 22, 2021:  A review of Google devices and applications

March 15, 2021:  Phone apps. Identifying objects from a picture taken with your phone and where to get it if it is a product;  translating from one language to another.

March 8, 2021:  Purchasing and caring for printers and printing pictures from your phone

March 1, 2021:  Saving receipts as photos instead of paper; the new FitBit watch

February 22, 2021:  Presentation of resources at the Red Mountain Branch Library.

February 15, 2021:  Discover music streaming: The best way to enjoy your music and how to do it.

February 8, 2021:  Travel mapping applications and comparisons (Google Maps, Wayze, Mapquest)

February 1, 2021:  Cord cutting: Ways to eliminate depending on cable TV

January 25, 2021:  Google Arts and Culture - A virtual tour; shopping with Alexa

January 18, 2021:  Good practices for internet and computer safety

January 11, 2021:  Password safety design and management

January 4, 2021:  Two-factor identification; 5G made simple.

December 21, 2020:  Saving your life with technology using wearable devices

December 14, 2020:  YouTube tips and tricks; new changes coming to Google Photos

December 7, 2020:  Lou Desiderio's year-end income tax review. 

November 30, 2020:  New Apple devices, home automation, changes to Google Photos

November 23, 2020:  Digitizing 150 photos in 13 minutes; "Print Friendly" removes advertisements from web pages; Virtual Thanksgiving

November 16, 2020:  Zoom tips and tricks; intro to modems and routers (part 2), new Apple products.

November 9, 2020:  Two-factor log-in for Google accounts; using Google ID to log into other websites; Intro to modems and routers (part 1)

November 2, 2020:  Season welcome; dried-out inkjet printer recovery, Starlink high-speed satellite internet service overview

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