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Computer Classes


Facebook 101

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

2-4pm in the Computer Lab on the 1st floor


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 setup 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!


No registration required.



You MUST have an email account and know the password for your email in order to use Facebook.

Ebooks, Audiobooks, and Flipster

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016
2-4pm in the Computer Lab on the 1st floor

You've got e-readers and we've got ebooks, it's a match made in a library. Join us Tuesday, March 22nd 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. We’ll also teach you about Flipster, 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.


No registration required. You
MUST have a valid library card.
Please bring the device you intend to use as your e-reader.

Twitter 101

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
2-4pm in the Computer Lab on the 1st floor

Are you curious to know what it means to tweet? Do you think it's impossible to express something in 140 characters? Are you interested in learning about hashtags and how to make this social networking service work for you? Well then, join us for Twitter 101!

No registration required. You MUST have an email address to create a Twitter account.

Skype 101

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
2-4pm in the Computer Lab on the 1st floor

Do you have family members that live on the other side of the country or perhaps overseas? Friends you'd like to catch up with? Or perhaps you've got a distance job interview that requires a video conference. Skype is a free service that allows you to talk with and see your friends and family on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. If you're wanting to start a Skype account or just want a refresher, this is a great opportunity to learn how to stay in connected to those who are most important in your life.

No registration required. You MUST have an email addres to create a Skype account.

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.

Questions? Call the Reference Department at 947-8336 ext 126.

Helpful Handouts from previous classes
Shopping Safely Online

Protecting your Privacy Online

Introduction to using MARVEL!, the Maine Virtual Library

Downloading the Transparent Language (BYKI) Mobile App

Using Novelist to find your next great read!

Using Flipster-read new magazines online

Using Overdrive for eBooks for Kindle

Using Overdrive for eBooks for iPads and iPhones

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@bpl.lib.me.us or call 947-8336 ext 126. We'd love to hear from you!
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