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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Winter and Spring 2019 Computer Classes

Winter/Spring 2019 Computer Class Flyer

This free class will introduce you to two great learning resources: Universal Class and GCF Learn Free.  Universal Class is a free database through the library which offers over 500 online continuing education courses taught by real instructors with 24/7 access via the internet. Video-based courses include arts and photography, business, career training, crafts & hobbies, how-to, office skills, pet and animal care, self-help, teacher tools, and many more! Continuing Education Units (CEU) are available on selected courses. You need a Bangor Public Library card to use Universal Class.  We’ll also discuss an online resource, GCF Learn Free,  https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/ . GCF Learn Free has tutorials on everything from Microsoft 10 to Resume Writing to Photoshop and so much more. This is a free website and does not require a library card.    Please call the Reference desk at 947-8336 ext 126 to register.

This free class will introduce you to two great learning resources: Universal Class and GCF Learn Free.

Universal Class is a free database through the library which offers over 500 online continuing education courses taught by real instructors with 24/7 access via the internet. Video-based courses include arts and photography, business, career training, crafts & hobbies, how-to, office skills, pet and animal care, self-help, teacher tools, and many more! Continuing Education Units (CEU) are available on selected courses. You need a Bangor Public Library card to use Universal Class.

We’ll also discuss an online resource, GCF Learn Free, https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/. GCF Learn Free has tutorials on everything from Microsoft 10 to Resume Writing to Photoshop and so much more. This is a free website and does not require a library card.

Please call the Reference desk at 947-8336 ext 126 to register.

Access Pronunciator from your computer or mobile device. Pronunciator is a fun way to learn any of 80 languages with courses for all ages and levels. You can work through an entire course or pick out specific topics. Complete activities and quizzes, schedule a live conversation with a fluent speaker, or listen to music and movies in another language. One of the great things about Pronunciator is that you can learn any language, in virtually any other language.  You'll find Pronunciator in the Digital Maine Library:  https://library.digitalmaine.org/   Please call the Reference Desk to register: 947-8336 ext 126.

Access Pronunciator from your computer or mobile device. Pronunciator is a fun way to learn any of 80 languages with courses for all ages and levels. You can work through an entire course or pick out specific topics. Complete activities and quizzes, schedule a live conversation with a fluent speaker, or listen to music and movies in another language. One of the great things about Pronunciator is that you can learn any language, in virtually any other language.

You'll find Pronunciator in the Digital Maine Library: https://library.digitalmaine.org/

Please call the Reference Desk to register: 947-8336 ext 126.

Are you tired of paying astronomical cable bills? Take this class and learn 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!  Call 947-8336 ext 126 to register for this free class.

Are you tired of paying astronomical cable bills? Take this class and learn 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!

Call 947-8336 ext 126 to register for this free class.

Learn about using Skype, Zoom, and Google Video Chat to connect with friends and family or have business meetings online! Bring your smart phone, tablet, or laptop or you can use the desktop computers in the lab.  You must have an email address prior to the class.  Call 947-8336 ext 126 to register for this free class.

Learn about using Skype, Zoom, and Google Video Chat to connect with friends and family or have business meetings online! Bring your smart phone, tablet, or laptop or you can use the desktop computers in the lab.

You must have an email address prior to the class.

Call 947-8336 ext 126 to register for this free class.

Join us for a class that will help you find your summer (and fall and winter and spring!) reads! Using resources like NoveList, Goodreads, and the new books option on the Bangor Public Library website you'll be able to find books by favorite authors as well as make new discoveries. And not only can we show you how to find new (to you!) books we'll show you how to keep track of what you've read and what you're reading-it's both useful and terribly satisfying.  Please call the Reference Department at 947-8336 ext 126 to register for this class.

Join us for a class that will help you find your summer (and fall and winter and spring!) reads! Using resources like NoveList, Goodreads, and the new books option on the Bangor Public Library website you'll be able to find books by favorite authors as well as make new discoveries. And not only can we show you how to find new (to you!) books we'll show you how to keep track of what you've read and what you're reading-it's both useful and terribly satisfying.

Please call the Reference Department at 947-8336 ext 126 to register for this class.


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

Helpful Handouts

User’s Guide for Cloud Library for ebooks and audiobooks

Using Cloud Library for ebooks and audiobooks on Kindle Fire

Using RBdigital for audiobooks

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!