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Library to offer smart home devices education

Posted: Thursday, February 8, 2018

Heard about smart home devices and don’t know where to start? Chances are your first smart home device will be a smart speaker. Although they’re a great way to play music from your smartphone or the cloud, they can also respond to your commands to look up the weather and sports scores, turn on the coffee maker, read a book or even change the channel on the TV.

Want to learn more? The Huntington and Markle libraries will offer free hands-on sessions to learn what smart speakers and other home assistants can do, and how to “talk” to them. Library staff will demonstrate what apps can be used with each type of device and how to connect them, and attendees will get hands-on experience with using an Amazon Echo. The Huntington main library will offer this program at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13, and the Markle Branch Library will host it at 5 p.m. on Monday, February 19.

Both programs are free and open to the public, no registration required. The Huntington library is located at 255 W. Park Drive, and the Markle branch is located at 155 W. Sparks Street, Markle.