Virtual Events with Lake Forest Library

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How to join on Zoom or Teams

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Tips for Joining

Before the event start time, please familiarize yourself with how to attend the event and your options for joining us virtually.

For the best video and audio quality when using Wi-Fi, please position your device as close as possible to your internet router with few to no objects or furniture in between your device and the router.

For the best audio and video quality possible, connect your computer or device directly to your internet router with an ethernet cord.

To avoid feedback and audio glitches, please mute your microphone until the presenter invites participants to talk and you are ready to talk.

The presenter will likely love to hear from you, especially during more interactive virtual events and discussions. Please follow the presenter's instructions on how best to participate in the event. You can often use the Chat or Q&A area to type comments or ask the presenter questions during the event.

 

Zoom

  1. To join a virtual event on Zoom, you must first register for the event on the Library web calendar.

  2. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email that contains the connection info you need to join the meeting. Please hold on to your confirmation email until the day of the event.

  3. A few minutes before the event start time, open your confirmation email and click the provided Zoom link. If prompted, enter the provided password. If this is your first time joining a Zoom virtual event with the Library, please continue reading.

  4. You do not need a Zoom account to join our virtual events, but you may need to install an app the first time you join us.

  5. Joining on your COMPUTER: We recommend that you download the Zoom app. If you prefer not to install Zoom, you can go to join.zoom.us (Chrome browser recommended) and enter the Meeting ID. Keep in mind that joining on the web is not as good of an experience as downloading and installing the Zoom app, and joining on the web will require you to make a Zoom account for yourself.

  6. Joining on your PHONE or TABLET: When you click the Zoom link in your confirmation email, you will be prompted to download and install the Zoom app.

  7. Joining *audio only* with your PHONE: Dial the teleconferencing number provided in your confirmation email. When prompted, enter the Meeting ID using your dialpad.

Microsoft Teams

  1. To join a virtual event on Teams, you must first register for the event on the Library web calendar.

  2. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email that contains the connection info you need to join the meeting. Please hold on to your confirmation email until the day of the event.

  3. A few minutes before the event start time, open your confirmation email and either click the Teams link or call 872.240.4516 and enter the Conference ID followed by the pound # sign. If this is your first time joining a Microsoft Teams virtual event with the Library, please continue reading.

  4. You do not need a Teams account to join our virtual events, but you may need to install an app the first time you join us.

  5. Joining on your COMPUTER: We recommend that you download the Teams app ahead of time, but you can join the meeting just by clicking the link in your confirmation email and choosing "Join on the web instead." Keep in mind that joining on the web is not as good of an experience as downloading and installing the Teams app. More details

  6. Joining on your PHONE or TABLET: When you click the Teams link in your confirmation email, you will be prompted to download and install the Teams app. More details

  7. Joining *audio only* with your PHONE: Call 872.240.4516 and, when prompted, enter the Conference ID followed by the pound # sign.

How to join on Facebook, Instagram, or Skype

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Facebook Live

  1. Go to facebook.com on a computer or open the Facebook app on a tablet or phone

  2. Log in to your Facebook account a few minutes ahead of the event you want to join

  3. In the top search bar, search for "Lake Forest Library"

  4. Click on the Library logo to go to the Library's Facebook profile

In the Facebook app

  1. When the Live event begins, the video will pop up in the bottom right corner of your screen

  2. Click on it to join in

  3. Enter your comments in the box at the bottom of the screen

  4. If you have "Liked" Lake Forest Library's Facebook page, you will also receive a notification when the Library goes Live; click on the notification to jump to the Live event

On a computer

  1. When the event begins, you will see a red "Live" label next to the "Videos" section of the Library's Facebook page

  2. Click on Videos

  3. The live video will be the first video listed; click on it to join in

  4. On the right side of the screen you will be able to join in the chat during the live event

Instagram Live

  1. Open the Instagram app and login to your account a few minutes before the event you want to join

  2. Click on the magnifying glass icon at the bottom of the screen

  3. In the search bar, type "Lake Forest Library"

  4. Click on the library logo to see the Library’s Instagram profile

  5. When the Live event begins, the Library logo will have a colored circle around it; click on the logo to join

Skype

  1. To join a virtual event on Skype, you must first register for the event on the Library web calendar.

  2. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email that contains the connection info you need to join the meeting. Please hold on to your confirmation email until the day of the event.

  3. A few minutes before the event start time, open your confirmation email and click the Skype link. If this is your first time joining a Skype virtual event with the Library, please continue reading.

  4. You do not need a Skype account to join our virtual events, but you may need to install an app the first time you join us.

  5. Joining on your COMPUTER: We recommend that you download the Skype app ahead of time, but you can join the meeting just be clicking the link in your confirmation email and choosing "Join as guest" to use Skype for Web. Keep in mind that joining on the web is not as good of an experience as downloading and installing the Skype app.

  6. Joining on your PHONE or TABLET: When you click the Skype link in your confirmation email, you will be prompted to download and install the Skype app.

  7. Joining *audio only* with your PHONE: Dial the phone number provided in your confirmation email. When prompted, enter the access code using your dialpad.