Computer Classes and Help

We offer a number of introductory computer classes and are always looking for suggestions as well.  We also have computer labs every Wednesday afternoon from 2-4 pm where anyone can come in and get help. We help with everything from setting up an email address to using Skype, Facebook, or tablets. Our librarians are patient, kind, and happy to help you figure out how to get the most from the technology. 

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Fall 2019 Computer Classes


Google Drive 101

Tuesday, September 24th

2- 4 pm

Take your basic skills to the next level with Google Drive. You will learn how to save files online using your Gmail login and see how to access Google's word processor so you can create documents on any computer/tablet and even your smartphone.

You must have a Gmail address prior to the class.

Call 947-8336 ext 126 to register.

Facebook 101

Tuesday, October 22nd

2 - 4 pm

If you have someone in your life that has wanted to setup an account, send them our way. We'll get them going so you don't have to!

Then this class is for you! We'll help you setup your account and go over the basics of using it, including your privacy settings and you'll be looking a pictures of grand-kids and kittens in no time!

You must have an email account in order to set up a Facebook account.
Call 947-8336 ext 126 to register.

Ebooks and Audiobooks

Tuesday, October 29th

2 - 4 pm

Did you know the library has ebooks and audiobooks that you can use on your smart phones, tablets, and computers? We've got CloudLibrary and RB Digital!

And we have the great digital magazine service Flipster that offers you over 80 of the most popular magazines including Entertainment Weekly, Sports Illustrated, and Rolling Stone!

This class will help get you going on how to access all these great reads (and listens!).

You need a valid Bangor Public Library card and an email address to use these services. All Maine residents are eligible for a Bangor Public Library card.

Call 947-8336 ext 126 to register.

Cutting the Cord: Cable Alternatives

Tuesday, November 12th

5:30 - 7 pm

Crofutt Room

Are you tired of paying astronomical cable bills? This presentation will give you tips on how you can cut the cord, but still get all the shows you love with different streaming media services. Learn about your options so you can make the best decision for you!

ALL CLASSES ARE FREE. 
Questions? Call the Reference Department at 947-8336 ext 126.

Helpful Handouts

Finding your Next Read

User’s Guide for Cloud Library for ebooks and audiobooks

Using Cloud Library for ebooks and audiobooks on Kindle Fire

RBDigital Audiobook Account Setup

RBDigital Audiobook User Guide

Using Flipster for Digital Magazines

GCFlearnfree.org is a great free resource for learning a variety of computer programs

Shopping Safely Online
 

Do you have an idea for a computer related class? Are you interested in collaborating with us to teach a class or have a librarian come to your organization?

Please email us at reference@bangorpubliclibrary.org or call 947-8336 ext 126.

We'd love to hear from you!