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Friday & Saturday 10:00-5:00 pm; Sun CLOSED
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The Reference Department's Computer Classes for 2015

                               ALL CLASSES ARE FREE! Individual lessons are available by appointment, click here to learn more.

Tuesday, March 17th, 2-4pm:

Learning to use Flipster-Your access to free magazines!

Flipster is the newest addition to the library's online collection. It's free for you as a library patron and you can access dozens of current magazines from Consumer Reports  and Car & Driver to Rolling Stone and People. Join us to learn how get started reading your favorite magazines on your desktop, laptop, or tablet.

Tuesday, March 24th, 2-4pm:

Setting up and Managing an Email Account

Email accounts are nearly a requirement in this day and age and if you're still lacking one and a bit overwhelmed by starting the process we're here to help! Join us to set-up an email account or learn how to manage the one you already have.

Tuesday, April 14th, 2-4pm:

Ebooks and Audiobooks

You've got e-readers and we've got ebooks, it's a match made in a library. Join us Tuesday, April 14th from 2-4pm in the library computer classroom for a FREE class on accessing our online ebook and audiobook collection through your e-reader, tablet, smart phone, or computer. No registration required. Please bring the device you intend to use as your e-reader.

Tuesday, April 21st, 2-4pm:

Library Database Series: Overview of Marvel!

The library offers thousands magazines, newspapers, and reference books available anywhere in the State of Maine through the online resources of MARVEL! This class is the first of our Library Database Series and will give you an overview of the resources available to you through this great service.

Tuesday, May 26th, 2-4pm:

Library Database Series: Novelist and Flipster

Just in time for summer we've got you covered on finding new authors and books that suit your tastes. Novelist is a wonderful resource available through our MARVEL! database and we're here to get you started discovering titles, authors, and recommended reading based on your interests. We'll also discuss how to use Flipster-the great way to read magazines online!

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2-4pm:

Library Database Series: Transparent Language

Looking to learn a new language or brush up on those Spanish classes from high school? Join us to learn about Transparent Language Online, a free resource through the library. Transparent Language Online bridges the gap between learning a language and using that language in the real world by allowing users to do both - all in one program. 

Tuesday, July 21st, 2-4pm:

Facebook 101

Have you wanted to set up a Facebook account to help you keep in touch with friends and family but were a bit overwhelmed by the process? Then this class is for you! We'll help you set up your account and go over the basics of using it, including your privacy settings and you'll be looking a pictures of grandkids and kittens in no time!

You must have an email account in order to use Facebook.


Get comfortable and confident with computers at the Bangor Public Library's Computer Lab sessions
Wednesday afternoons from 2:00 to 4:00pm

Struggling with that new tablet? Need help setting up an email account? Curious about using our online catalog of ebooks and audio books? Come on by with your questions; bring your laptop, e-reader, tablet, or smart phone; or we can use the library computers to get you up and running.


ALL CLASSES ARE FREE. Individual lessons are available by appointment.
Questions? Call the Reference Department at 947-8336 ext 126.

Handouts from previous classes
Shopping Safely Online

Protecting your Privacy Online



Do you have an idea for a computer related classs? Are you interested in collaborating with us to teach a class or have a librarian come to your organization? Please email us at reference@bpl.lib.me.us or call 947-8336 ext 126. We'd love to hear from you!
145 Harlow Street | Bangor, Maine 04401 | 207-947-8336 |  bplill@bpl.lib.me.us