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March 13, 2018:
"Trends in Social Media," with Erica Bess and Janet Hauge of the Princeton Public Library

The meeting begins at 7:15 p.m., Stuart Hall at Princeton Theological Seminary, room 4.

Janet Hauge (left) and Erica Bess (right) of the Princeton Public Library
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The landscape of social media is ever-changing and challenging to navigate. Where are we headed in 2018? Which platforms are right for you?

Librarians Erica Bess and Janet Hauge will discuss some of the trends in social media today, and highlight new features of popular networks.

They will also share what's new at the library, and how its staff is using social media to connect with the community.

About the presenters
Erica Bess is Assistant Director at Princeton Public Library, where she oversees public services and collection management. Prior to joining PPL in 2011, Erica was Head of Adult Programming and the Louise Parker Berry Fellow at Darien Library in Darien, CT. She received an MLIS from Rutgers University in 2007.

Janet Hauge is Head of Adult Services at Princeton Public Library. Some of the areas she oversees includes technology programming, information and reference services, adult literacy and citizenship programming. With a focus on customer service, Janet wants everyone's experience with the library to be outstanding.

February 13, 2018:
Video Editing in iMovie, with Seth Mellman

The meeting begins at 7:15 p.m., Stuart Hall at Princeton Theological Seminary, room 4.

Photo of Seth Mellman
Seth Mellman will demonstrate Apple's iMovie, the company's entry-level video editing program which is available from the App Store.

With iMovie, you can bring in video from digital camcorders and digital cameras which record HD video, join parts of several separate segments into one, apply audio and video effects, apply filters, add transitions between segments, add titles, then export the final result to a video to use online, on disc, or to watch on other devices.

Seth will begin with an overview of iMovie's features, then show how to make a photo montage.

About the presenter...
Seth Mellman has been in the entertainment and network television production industries for over 25 years. In 2001 Seth formed the Princeton-based SMP Video LLC video production company, and has worked with clients such as Center for Evidence Based Education, Warner Music Group, WithumSmith+Brown, Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce, American Heart Association, QualCare, The Girl Scouts, McCarter Theatre Center, HomeFront and the rock group America.

January 9, 2018: Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus presents
"Cool Stuff & Working Smarter for Mac Users"

The meeting begins at 7:15 p.m., Stuart Hall at Princeton Theological Seminary, room 4.

Bob LeVitus at PMUG's November 2016 meeting — photo by Michael Blank
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Bob's presentation this year (via Skype) is Working Smarter for Mac Users, based on his new e-book of the same name.

His goal with Working Smarter is simple: "To help Mac users do more work in less time without procrastinating so they have more time to do the things they love."

In addition to tips for working smarter, Bob will also demonstrate a selection of software and hardware he uses, loves, and can recommend without hesitation.

About the presenter...
Bob LeVitus, often referred to as "Dr. Mac," has been writing about Apple technology for over twenty-five years. He's written or co-written more than 80 popular computer books, with over two million copies sold worldwide. His most recent titles include: macOS High Sierra for Dummies, iPad mini for Dummies, and iPhone for Dummies — all for Wiley Publishing. For over 15 years Bob has also been a technology columnist for the Houston Chronicle, and The Mac Observer.

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