The Twin Cities Media Alliance offers a variety of affordable classes and workshops on writing, citizen journalism, social media, photography, and video. We're committed to providing everyone with the tools, skills, and support they need to tell the stories of their communities. 

 

Dearreon Robinson and Ruby Levine, participants in Eleonore Wesserle's recent workshop on issue framing for justice (photo: Nolan Morice, Line Break Media)

Wing Young Huie with Robert Jersak and Lu La at Lake & Chicago, part of the workshop, Getting Outside Your Bubble with a Camera

Scroll down for a complete list of upcoming Twin Cities Media Alliance/Twin Cities Daily Planet classes! Please click here to sign up for our TCMA/TCDP newsletter. News about upcoming classes and other events will be delivered to your inbox every month.

Check out our Newsroom Cafés. Come meet the editors and other Daily Planet writers, bring your suggestions for written and video stories or photo essays, either stories you want to write or that you think someone else should write. Locations vary—see below for upcoming places and times. No registration necessary—just show up! <

Email brucejohansen [at] tcdailyplanet [dot] net for more information or to request a class tailored to the needs of your organization.

    

Check out notes from previous workshops and read what people are saying about them! Here are a few photos taken during a recent photography class, and an article by Paige Elliott and Zan Tomko, two participants in another. 

Our location: Many of our classes and Newsroom Cafes are held at the Twin Cities Daily Planet office (though many are not—see each class listing for location information). Our office is centrally located, but it can be tricky to find if you don't realize that we are in the Wells Fargo bank branch at 2600 E. Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis. Free parking is available in the bank's parking lot. If you're traveling by bus, we're right off the 2, 7 and 67 lines. If you're coming by bike, there's a bicycle rack just outside the building. 

Please note: As of August 1, 2014, the Daily Planet has a new office space. We're now in the front of the building, not the back, so enter off of Franklin Ave. (not the parking lot.) To get to our office, ring the bell at the front door, shared with Triangle Park Creative

Power up! Social Media Clinic for Neighborhood Organizations - Pre-registration required | Mon, 09/22/2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Beginning this fall we're taking our Social Media Clinics on the road to various neighborhoods in Minneapolis and St. Paul. First stop: Powderhorn Park. Do you use social media in the work you do for your neighborhood organization? Then this Social Media Clinic is for you. Our monthly Clinic is designed to deepen your understanding of social media and explore the questions that you have. Not a traditional class, the Social Media Clinic is participant driven, built around the questions that you bring to the table.

Marcos Lopez-CarlsonEach month you'll be given new ideas, advice, and an opportunity to work through issues with other participants and social media expert Marcos Lopez-Carlson. Please identify any organizational affiliation when you register. Pre-registration is required. Thanks to Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association for hosting.

Make the Most of Google Docs at Roseville Library - Pre-registration required | Mon, 09/22/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Come and learn about Google Docs: Google's version of documents, spreadsheets, forms, presentations, and drawings—all part of the Google Docs suite. Learn how to create, manipulate, manage and collaborate with Google Docs. This hands-on class is designed for anyone seeking easy ways to collaborate digitally. 

Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance and funded by MELSA.

This class will be taught by Scott Artley. Thanks to our partnership with the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), this class is offered free of charge, but pre-registration is required as space is limited. Registration for this class begins on Aug. 25 at 10:00 a.m. 

Make the Most of Google Docs at Stillwater Public Library - Pre-registration required | Tue, 09/23/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Come and learn about Google Docs: Google's version of documents, spreadsheets, forms, presentations, and drawings—all part of the Google Docs suite. Learn how to create, manipulate, manage and collaborate with Google Docs. This hands-on class is designed for anyone seeking easy ways to collaborate digitally. 

Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance and funded by MELSA.

This class will be taught by Brian Roemen. Thanks to our partnership with the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), this class is offered free of charge, but pre-registration is required as space is limited. To register, contact the Information Center at 651-275-4338, Ext. 111.

Google Tools at Burnhaven Library - Pre-registration required | Tue, 09/23/2014 - 6:15pm - 8:15pm

Learn about products and services (often free) Google has developed to aid in collaboration, accessibility and business marketing. Now there's Gmail, Gchat, Google Drive, Google+, Google Calendar, Google Maps, and much, much, more. A Google account gives you access to a world of powerful free tools. Learn the basics about how to make the best use of Google's tools to achieve your personal and professional goals. Bring your tablet or laptop if you have one.

Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance and funded by MELSA.

This class will be taught by Marcos Lopez-Carlson. Thanks to our partnership with the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), this class is offered free of charge, but pre-registration is required as space is limited. Check back for details on how to register, or contact the library at 952-891-0300 for more information. 

Twitter 101 at Roseville Library - Pre-registration required | Tue, 09/23/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

What is Twitter, and how can you use it effectively to connect with your followers, be they friends, colleagues, and potential customers? Go from being a novice to a power user. Bring your smart phone, tablet or laptop if you have one.

Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance and sponsored by MELSA.

This class will be taught by Jay Gabler. Thanks to our partnership with the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), this class is offered free of charge, but pre-registration is required as space is limited. Registration for this class opens on Aug. 25 at 10:00 a.m. 

Newsroom Cafe at Espresso Royale Dinkytown | Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Discover how reporting can work best when you have a sounding board! 

  • Learn how you can join the ranks of our reporters, contributing articles, photographs, opinion pieces, blogs, videos to the Twin Cities Daily Planet.  
  • Already writing for us? Good. Come and pitch us story ideas, or get feedback on your current stories. 
  • You may not want to write the piece, but someone else at the table might.

 Look for TC Daily Planet editor Kristoffer Tigue, community engagement editor Cirien Saadeh, or other TC Daily Planet people and ask us to buy your coffee!

Social Media in a Flash at Heritage Library - Pre-registration required | Thu, 09/25/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Discover what’s out there and get introduced to the top social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+, Reddit, Snapchat and Instagram. Then decide for yourself which social media tools are right for you. Bring your smart phone, tablet or laptop if you have one.

Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance and funded by MELSA.

This class will be taught by Scott Artley. Thanks to our partnership with the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), this class is offered free of charge, but pre-registration is required as space is limited. Conatct the library for information on how to register. 

Become a LinkedIn Power User at Roseville Library - Pre-registration required | Thu, 09/25/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Do you have a LinkedIn account but don’t know how to use it? This workshop will demonstrate how to get the most out of your profile, use LinkedIn to search for jobs, discover new contacts and participate in groups. Bring your tablet or laptop if you have one.

Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance and funded by MELSA.

This class is taught by Marcos Lopez-Carlson. Thanks to our partnership with the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), this class is offered free of charge, but pre-registration is required as space is limited. Registration opens on Aug. 25 at 10:00 a.m. 

Social Media in a Flash at Bayport Public Library - Pre-registration required | Thu, 09/25/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Discover what’s out there and get introduced to the top social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+, Reddit, Snapchat and Instagram. Then decide for yourself which social media tools are right for you. Bring your smart phone, tablet or laptop if you have one.

Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance and funded by MELSA.

This class will be taught by Laura Krawczyk. Thanks to our partnership with the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), this class is offered free of charge, but pre-registration is required as space is limited. Conatct the library for information on how to register. 

Social Media in a Flash at Riverview Library - Pre-registration required | Sat, 09/27/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Discover what’s out there and get introduced to the top social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+, Reddit, Snapchat and Instagram. Then decide for yourself which social media tools are right for you. Bring your smart phone, tablet or laptop if you have one.

Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance and funded by MELSA.

This class will be taught by Marcos Lopez-Carlson. Thanks to our partnership with the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), this class is offered free of charge, but pre-registration is required as space is limited. To register, please call Riverview Library at 651-292-6626.

Google Tools at Rum River Library - Pre-registration required | Sat, 09/27/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Learn about products and services (often free) Google has developed to aid in collaboration, accessibility and business marketing. Now there's Gmail, Gchat, Google Drive, Google+, Google Calendar, Google Maps, and much, much, more. A Google account gives you access to a world of powerful free tools. Learn the basics about how to make the best use of Google's tools to achieve your personal and professional goals. Bring your tablet or laptop if you have one.

Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance and funded by MELSA

This class will be taught by Brian Roemen. Thanks to our partnership with the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), this class is offered free of charge, but pre-registration is required as space is limited. Call 763-576-4695 for assistance. 

Video Storytelling: To Script or Not to Script - Pre-registration required | Mon, 09/29/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Whether you’re a community journalist or work for a nonprofit, video can play a crucial role in the story you tell. Learn how to find great stories, select interview subjects, and how to decide on when to script and when not to in this two-hour workshop. This class is offered in partnership with SPNN, St. Paul Neighborhood Network. Pre-registration is required. 

Hlee Lee has more than 10 years experience working in the nonprofit world. She holds a degree in Journalism from the University of St. Thomas and first started working in video production as a youth producer at Twin Cities Public Television. She started her own business in 2011 (www.hleelee.com) working primarily with nonprofits and small businesses while fulfilling her passion of storytelling.

Taking Better Photos for Your Blog or Website - Pre-registration required | Tue, 09/30/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Does your confidence build when writing blog posts, then plummet when you pick up your camera? Are you consistent in your written voice, but not sure how best to visually tell your story? Using photos on your blog - or Facebook page, or nonprofit organization, or company website - improves your search rankings and opens the door to additional social media platforms. But most importantly, adding compelling photos to your writing reveals the depth and personality behind your online presence, creating more reason for your audience to return. Whatever your subject matter, whatever your camera, join us for a practical, immediately applicable set of tips to bring energy and purpose to your photos. No photo experience required. But pre-registration is required. 

Chris BohnhoffFor ten years Chris Bohnhoff has been helping organizations tell their unique stories. His photography has appeared in national magazines such as Good Housekeeping, in the communications of corporate clients like Thrivent Financial and Seward Co-op Grocery and Deli, and the materials of nonprofits like Fraser and OneVillage Partners. Regardless of the subject or context, it's the personal connections and the search for the backstory that drive Chris's work. His portfolio can be found at chrisbohnhoff.com.

Social Media in a Flash: 10-Minute Introductions to Today's Top Platforms at Wescott Library - Pre-registration required | Wed, 10/01/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
1340 Wescott Rd
Eagan, MN 55123

Discover what’s out there and get introduced to the top social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+, Reddit, Snapchat and Instagram. Then decide for yourself which social media tools are right for you. Bring your smart phone, tablet or laptop if you have one.

Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance and funded by MELSA. 

This class will be taught by Marcos Lopez-Carlson. Thanks to our partnership with the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), this class is offered free of charge, but pre-registration is required as space is limited. Contact the library for information on how to register. 

 

Make the Most of Google Docs at Rum River Library - Pre-registration required | Sat, 10/04/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Come and learn about Google Docs: Google's version of documents, spreadsheets, forms, presentations, and drawings—all part of the Google Docs suite. Learn how to create, manipulate, manage and collaborate with Google Docs. This hands-on class is designed for anyone seeking easy ways to collaborate digitally.

Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance and funded by MELSA.

This class will be taught by Paulino Brener. Thanks to our partnership with the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), this class is offered free of charge, but pre-registration is required as space is limited.

Make the Most of Google Docs at Maplewood Library - Pre-registration required | Mon, 10/06/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Come and learn about Google Docs: Google's version of documents, spreadsheets, forms, presentations, and drawings—all part of the Google Docs suite. Learn how to create, manipulate, manage and collaborate with Google Docs. This hands-on class is designed for anyone seeking easy ways to collaborate digitally.

Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance and funded by MELSA.

This class will be taught by Brian Roemen. Thanks to our partnership with the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), this class is offered free of charge, but pre-registration is required as space is limited.

There’s an App for That at Wildwood Library - Pre-registration required | Tue, 10/07/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

So many apps, so little time. Discover which apps should be loaded on your smart phone or tablet to improve productivity, plus how to use and organize them. Don’t miss this fast-paced and fun-filled session. Bring your smart phone and/or tablet.

Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance and funded by MELSA.

This class will be taught by Paulino Brener. Thanks to our partnership with the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), this class is offered free of charge, but pre-registration is required as space is limited. Call 651-426-2042 for registration instructions.

Social Media in a Flash: 10-Minute Introductions to Today's Top Platforms at Maplewood Library - Pre-registration required | Tue, 10/07/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Discover what’s out there and get introduced to the top social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+, Reddit, Snapchat and Instagram. Then decide for yourself which social media tools are right for you. Bring your smart phone, tablet or laptop if you have one.

Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance and funded by MELSA.

This class will be taught by Marcos Lopez-Carlson. Thanks to our partnership with the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), this class is offered free of charge, but pre-registration is required as space is limited.

Google Tools at Maplewood Library - Pre-registration required | Wed, 10/08/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Learn about products and services (often free) Google has developed to aid in collaboration, accessibility and business marketing. Now there's Gmail, Gchat, Google Drive, Google+, Google Calendar, Google Maps, and much, much, more. A Google account gives you access to a world of powerful free tools. Learn the basics about how to make the best use of Google's tools to achieve your personal and professional goals. Bring your tablet or laptop if you have one.

Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance and funded by MELSA.

This class will be taught by Steffen Ryan. Thanks to our partnership with the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), this class is offered free of charge, but pre-registration is required as space is limited. 

 

Create a Website for Your Business at Norwood Young America Library - Pre-registration required | Sat, 10/11/2014 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Discover how to use open source resources such as Word Press to develop a free or inexpensive website for your small business, community organization or blog. Web developers explain how to set up a site, how to navigate the settings and tips to generate traffic. Bring your tablet or laptop.

Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance and funded by MELSA.

This class will be taught by Tony Hanson. Thanks to our partnership with the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), this class is offered free of charge, but pre-registration is required as space is limited. 

Create a Website for Your Business at Rum River Library - Pre-registration required | Sat, 10/11/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Discover how to use open source resources such as Word Press to develop a free or inexpensive website for your small business, community organization or blog. Web developers explain how to set up a site, how to navigate the settings and tips to generate traffic. Bring your tablet or laptop.

Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance and funded by MELSA.

This class will be taught by Steffen Ryan. Thanks to our partnership with the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), this class is offered free of charge, but pre-registration is required as space is limited. 

Facebook 201 at Heritage Library - Pre-registration required | Tue, 10/14/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Facebook is a great tool to connect with family, friends and even customers. But where do you start and find the time to fit it all in? Learn how to set up a Facebook page, distribute consistent information, grow your followers and set up editorial calendars. Bring your tablet or laptop if you have one.

Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance and funded by MELSA.

This class will be taught by Steffen Ryan. Thanks to our partnership with the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), this class is offered free of charge, but pre-registration is required as space is limited.

Create a Website for Your Business at Farmington Library - Pre-registration required | Wed, 10/15/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Discover how to use open source resources such as Word Press to develop a free or inexpensive website for your small business, community organization or blog. Web developers explain how to set up a site, how to navigate the settings and tips to generate traffic. Bring your tablet or laptop.

Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance and funded by MELSA.

This class will be taught by Andrew Barker. Thanks to our partnership with the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), this class is offered free of charge, but pre-registration is required as space is limited. 

Facebook 101 at Hayden Heights Library - Pre-registration required | Sat, 10/18/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Facebook is a great tool to connect with family, friends and even customers. But where do you start and find the time to fit it all in? Learn how to set up a Facebook page, distribute consistent information, grow your followers and set up editorial calendars. Bring your tablet or laptop if you have one.

Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance and funded by MELSA.

This class will be taught by Marcos Lopez-Carlson. Thanks to our partnership with the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), this class is offered free of charge, but pre-registration is required as space is limited. Call the library at 651-793-3934 for information and to register. 

There’s an App for That at Hardwood Creek Library - Pre-registration required | Sat, 10/18/2014 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

So many apps, so little time. Discover which apps should be loaded on your smart phone or tablet to improve productivity, plus how to use and organize them. Don’t miss this fast-paced and fun-filled session. Bring your smart phone and/or tablet.

Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance and funded by MELSA.

This class will be taught by Tony Hanson. Thanks to our partnership with the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), this class is offered free of charge, but pre-registration is required as space is limited. 

There’s an App for That at Oakdale Library - Pre-registration required | Sat, 10/18/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

So many apps, so little time. Discover which apps should be loaded on your smart phone or tablet to improve productivity, plus how to use and organize them. Don’t miss this fast-paced and fun-filled session. Bring your smart phone and/or tablet.

Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance and funded by MELSA.

This class will be taught by Paulino Brener. Thanks to our partnership with the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), this class is offered free of charge, but pre-registration is required as space is limited. 

Search Engine Optimization at Rum River Library - Pre-registration required | Sat, 10/18/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Ever wonder how some websites rank in top Google search results for key terms? This class will give you a peak behind the curtain at the factors that Google looks at and help you refine your strategy for appearing in search results. Bring your tablet or laptop if you have one.

Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance and funded by MELSA.

This class will be taught by Steffen Ryan. Thanks to our partnership with the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), this class is offered free of charge, but pre-registration is required as space is limited. 

 

There’s an App for That at South St Paul Library - Pre-registration required | Mon, 10/20/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

So many apps, so little time. Discover which apps should be loaded on your smart phone or tablet to improve productivity, plus how to use and organize them. Don’t miss this fast-paced and fun-filled session. Bring your smart phone and/or tablet.

Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance and funded by MELSA.

This class will be taught by Paulino Brener. Thanks to our partnership with the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), this class is offered free of charge, but pre-registration is required as space is limited. 

Getting better results from your online fundraising efforts - Pre-registration required | Mon, 10/20/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
In this workshop participants will learn how to evaluate, tweak, plan and execute their year-round online fundraising efforts, as well as tips for Give to the Max Day on November 14. Join former GiveMN Digital Strategist Jeff Achen for this highly productive workshop that will help you take an honest look at your current online fundraising efforts and provide you with tips to take it to the next level and raise even more money.
 
The class will cover the following:
  • An overview of online fundraising platforms, including mobile
  • How to choose where to deploy limited resources
  • Using visuals (photos, video and graphics) for online fundraising
  • Best practices for using social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest) for online fundraising in 2014 and beyond
  • The importance of thanking your donors in ways they can’t stop talking about

This class is offered in partnership with SPNN, St. Paul Neighborhood Network. Pre-registration is required. 

Jeff Achen is owner of CallSign51, a creative services company specializing in video production, photography and website design. He loves to use videography, photography, and graphic design to tell meaningful stories. Jeff also serves as a consultant to a wide range of organizations, both for-profit and not-for-profit, in the area of multimedia, communication and social media strategy. He facilitates workshops on media strategies for nonprofit organizations and coaches nonprofits on video production. Jeff has also been a panelist at our annual fall media forums.

Best Social Media Platforms at Sun Ray Library - Pre-registration required | Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Social media tools allow you to connect with your customers, community and members, but when you run a small business or organization, time is valuable - where do you start? Do you create accounts on every platform and get lost in the clutter? Are all platforms relevant to your goals? Attend this session and learn what social media platforms would serve your business or organization best, where to start and how to leverage them for the greatest benefit. Bring your smart phone, tablet or laptop if you have one.

Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance and sponsored by MELSA.

This class will be taught by Tony Hanson. Thanks to our partnership with the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), this class is offered free of charge, but pre-registration is required as space is limited. Call 651-272-8130 to register.

Make the Most of Google Docs at Chaska Library - Pre-registration required | Tue, 10/21/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Come and learn about Google Docs: Google's version of documents, spreadsheets, forms, presentations, and drawings—all part of the Google Docs suite. Learn how to create, manipulate, manage and collaborate with Google Docs. This hands-on class is designed for anyone seeking easy ways to collaborate digitally.

Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance and funded by MELSA.

This class will be taught by Scott Artley. Thanks to our partnership with the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), this class is offered free of charge, but pre-registration is required as space is limited. 

Facebook 101 at St. Anthony Park Library - Pre-registration required | Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Facebook is a great tool to connect with family, friends and even customers. But where do you start and find the time to fit it all in? Learn how to set up a Facebook page, distribute consistent information, grow your followers and set up editorial calendars. Bring your tablet or laptop if you have one.

Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance and funded by MELSA.

This class will be taught by Jay Gabler. Thanks to our partnership with the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), this class is offered free of charge, but pre-registration is required as space is limited. 

Create a Website at Bayport Library - Pre-registered required | Thu, 10/23/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Discover how to use open source resources such as Word Press to develop a free or inexpensive website for your small business, community organization or blog. Web developers explain how to set up a site, how to navigate the settings and tips to generate traffic. Bring your tablet or laptop.

Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance and funded by MELSA.

This class will be taught by Andrew Barker. Thanks to our partnership with the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), this class is offered free of charge, but pre-registration is required as space is limited. Call 651-275-4416 to register.

Social Media in a Flash at Burnhaven Library - Pre-registration required | Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:15am - 12:15pm

Discover what’s out there and get introduced to the top social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+, Reddit, Snapchat and Instagram. Then decide for yourself which social media tools are right for you. Bring your smart phone, tablet or laptop if you have one.

Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance and funded by MELSA.

This class will be taught by Tony Hanson. Thanks to our partnership with the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), this class is offered free of charge, but pre-registration is required as space is limited. 

 

Google Tools at Stillwater Library - Pre-registration required | Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Learn about products and services (often free) Google has developed to aid in collaboration, accessibility and business marketing. Now there's Gmail, Gchat, Google Drive, Google+, Google Calendar, Google Maps, and much, much, more. A Google account gives you access to a world of powerful free tools. Learn the basics about how to make the best use of Google's tools to achieve your personal and professional goals. Bring your tablet or laptop if you have one.

Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance and funded by MELSA.

This class will be taught by Steffen Ryan. Thanks to our partnership with the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), this class is offered free of charge, but pre-registration is required as space is limited. Call 651-275-4338 to register.

Making the Most of Video on your Smartphone - Pre-registration required | Mon, 11/24/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Have you ever heard that the best camera is the one you have with you? In today's mobile-equipped world, the ability to film a video is right in your pocket or bag. In this workshop, you'll learn and practice some fundamental tips for getting the best video you can from your smartphone, starting from setting up your default video app, to shooting tips, to uploading, sharing, and making simple edits in YouTube. You will learn these techniques on YOUR smartphone in this workshop, so please make sure to bring it with you! This class is offered in partnership with SPNN, St. Paul Neighborhood Network. Pre-registration is required. NOTE: A minimum of 8 students is required for this class to be held. 

Eleonore WesserleEleonore Wesserle is a trainer and facilitator with Line Break Media, which works with organizations and individuals on building their capacity to tell their stories through traditional and digital media. Coming from an activist background, she helps organizations weave their communications strategy into their movement strategy so that both can become more effective.