Kent Memorial Library will offer a special Apple workshop Nov. 12 from 2 to 4 p.m.

The non-technical lecture with an Apple Store specialist will address features users may not know of; give tips to get the most out of a device; and offer solutions to the most common mistakes made by newer users, especially those who may have switched from a PC.

The instructor will be resident Michael Jay, a technology consultant and personal computer tutor who has partnered with Apple on several projects, and worked with their products for over 30 years.

The lecture will address the computer software and the smaller devices as a single system.

Topics to be included include troubleshooting; making a Mac display larger and easier to view; how to handle threatening pop-ups about viruses (“Malware”), even on an iPhone; how to stop those “notifications” from constantly popping up; Apple ID and why a user needs one to obtain apps or purchase music and video files; iCloud; syncing and backing up your devices and data; settings menu, and how to customize a device; App Store and how to search for and acquire apps; Siri; battery life; “WiFi” calling and how to receive calls even in rural homes that have no cell reception’ privacy issues; travel tips; how to organize data; dictation and the ability to “write” emails and documents by speaking; shortcuts; and Apple TV.

Patrons are invited to bring their iPhone, iPad or Mac laptop.

For more information and registration, call the Main Street library at 860-927-3761.