The handouts below are in pdf format, and are listed alphabetically by document title.
Click on the title to download a copy of the handout
Adult Caregiver Resources: a guide to local, state and national health information and programs for those who are taking care of an elderly parent or disabled relative.
Buying a Mobile Device: Advice on how to select the right e-reader, smartphone or tablet computer to suit your particular needs.
Bville Neighborhood Walking Routes: Maps showing 3 suggested walks that start and end at the library. Includes: 1/3 mile Easy Walk, 1 mile scenic River Walk, & 1 mile Fitness Walk
Cancer Treatment – Recent Advances: information and links on new treatments for cancer, including genomics, shell molecules for drug delivery, immune system stimulation and the Duke study that uses a modified polio virus to attack brain tumors.
Assisted Living & Nursing Care Facilities: Researching what’s best for your relative.
Burning Files to a Disc in Windows 7: learn how to burn files to a CD or DVD in Microsoft Windows
Connecting a laptop to the projector: Instructions for using the library’s projector.
Digital Photos: Getting the pictures from your camera, onto your computer
E-mail Basics: The basics of using e-mail.
Fall Prevention Strategies: Strategies for helping seniors to avoid dangerous falls in the home.
Finding Your Downloads: A tutorial on navigating the Windows file system
Fun, Interesting, Educational & Informative websites: A hand-picked list of good stuff from around the internet.
Google Maps: A brief tutorial on using the Google Maps website
Health Information Online: A guide to finding credible health information online.
Home & Car Repair info Online: a guide to searching for home and car repair information on the internet.
Intro to Microsoft Word: A collection of resources to help you get started with Microsoft Word
Job Hunting: Resume Help: Resources to aid you in writing, or rewriting your resume
Life With Blood Thinners: Recommendations for those who are taking anti-coagulant medications such as Warfarin or Heparin.
Label Printing: Learn how to create customized labels using the Avery web-app.
New York State Parks & Museums: Links to museum and state park websites, how to find travel information, and how to book tickets for trips to New York City
Newsletters in Word: Instructions on how to format a newsletter using Microsoft Word.
Old Time Radio: learn to download episodes of old-time radio programs and vintage recordings from Archive.org.
Online Security: Links to online resources describing how you can protect yourself on the internet.
OpenOffice User Guides – Finding and downloading them: instructions on how to download user guides for OpenOffice programs.
OpenOffice Writer: Intro to Formatting: A brief introduction to formatting documents in OpenOffice Writer
Sorting Your Photos: How to organize photos that you have on your computer, iPad or Android device.
Overdrive Audiobooks: Shows you how to download and use Audiobooks from the Bville and OCPL Overdrive Collections.
Overdrive eBooks for everything but Kindle: A guide to using our ebooks with your Nook Color, iPad or Android device.
Overdrive ebooks for Kindle: A guide to using our ebooks with your Kindle e-reader.
Overdrive ebooks for Black and White Nook: A guide to using our ebooks with your black and white Nook e-reader.
Photography 101: A collection of articles, tutorials and picture archives.
Basic Picture Editing With Irfanview: learn how to perform basic image editing tasks using the Open Source Irfanview graphics editor.
Puzzle Games Online: An introduction to puzzle games for seniors
Room requests at the library: instructions on how to use the library website to place a reservation for use of the community room(s), story-time room, or training lab.
Senior living facilities in Baldwinsville: A listing of senior care facilities in the 13027 zip code.
Seniors: Staying Active in Winter: Information on the benefits of remaining active in winter, and Community links for area seniors.
Windows Shortcuts: Helpful keyboard shortcuts that will help you get the most out of using your new Windows 8 laptop.
You C.A.N. Have Better Brain Health: advice for seniors on how to maintain brain health as you age (updated 10/2017).