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Digital literacy is a lifelong learning skill. It is important to know where you can get trusted information and how to protect your privacy. Building digital literacy skills creates a stronger community. Atelier-data-privacy by is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. Toronto Public Library understands the importance of building digital... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2021 at The Innovation Hubs
Image by paguru. Used on a CC license. Photography has become a big part of everyday life. Whether we’re using our smartphones or a DSLR (digital single-lens reflex camera), we’ve never had such easy access to high-quality photography equipment. All modern cameras offer a host of different automated settings to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2020 at The Innovation Hubs
The staff from our Digital Innovation Hubs and the Pop-Up Learning Labs offer fantastic workshops. They teach classes on web design, photography, electronics, 3D design, coding and more. During our branch closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these teams have been providing instructional online programs. To enhance these programs, we... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2020 at The Innovation Hubs
I am happy that you found this blog to be useful. The Digital Innovation Hubs and the Pop Up Learning Labs are also teaching online programs using open source software.
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Are you a designer, media arts professional or a hobbyist on the search for free and open source software? Do you want to edit photos, video files, create vector based graphics for company logos, and use software for desktop publishing? Image by Christos Pontikis. Used on a CC license. Adobe... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2020 at The Innovation Hubs
Spending lots of time on the computer or using design software? Learn about keyboard shortcuts to help improve your workflow, accuracy and health. Image by Daniel Foster. Used on a CC license. Keyboard shortcuts are combinations of keys that allow users to access menus, tools and functions in an application.... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2020 at The Innovation Hubs
Screenshot of a 3D model of a juice bottle. Image from Wikimedia Commons. 3D printers are playing a role in supporting front-line workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, both in Toronto and around the world. Recently, Toronto Public Library lent out 3D printers to a team at Toronto General Hospital (TGH).... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2020 at The Innovation Hubs
Have you ever bought a USB charger and been elated over the good price? The downside is that you may have purchased a device that might damage your phone, laptop or any device that requires a USB. The potential dangers of a faulty USB charger include the following: It could... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2018 at The Innovation Hubs
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