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

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. These classes have covered Gmail 101, Facebook, Skype, How to use Cloud Library, and How to use Transparent Language. 

Free Winter/Spring Computer Classes 2018

Join us for this free class to learn about the myriad of courses that this great database offers.  UNIVERSAL CLASS 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 (ECU) are available on selected courses.  Please call the Reference Desk at 947-8336 ext 126 to register for the class. 

Join us for this free class to learn about the myriad of courses that this great database offers. 

UNIVERSAL CLASS 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 (ECU) are available on selected courses. 

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

This class will take you through the ins and outs of this super resource!  LearningExpress helps students and adult learners improve the skills required for academic and career success. The LearningExpress platform provides a comprehensive selection of educational resources for basic skills mastery, academic success, job preparation, and career advancement. Also included in this great resource are popular software tutorials, Internet instruction and basic computer instruction. Please call the Reference Desk at 947-8336 ext 126 to register.

This class will take you through the ins and outs of this super resource! 

LearningExpress helps students and adult learners improve the skills required for academic and career success. The LearningExpress platform provides a comprehensive selection of educational resources for basic skills mastery, academic success, job preparation, and career advancement. Also included in this great resource are popular software tutorials, Internet instruction and basic computer instruction.

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

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.

Did you know the library has ebooks and audiobooks that you can use on your smart phones, tablets, and computers? And we have a great digital magazine service called Flipster that offers you over 80 of the most popular magazines including Consumer Reports, 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 for this free class.

Did you know the library has ebooks and audiobooks that you can use on your smart phones, tablets, and computers? And we have a great digital magazine service called Flipster that offers you over 80 of the most popular magazines including Consumer Reports, 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 for this free class.

This class will help you get set up and start learning a new language or brushing up on one you already know. You will need a current library card and an email address to login.  Please call the reference desk at 947-8336 ext 126 to register for the class.  Transparent Language Online offers the most comprehensive language-learning solution. With this flexible program, library patrons can quickly and easily learn new languages with our variety of courses and activities. --Over 95 different languages, with 1,500 to 2,000 words and phrases for every language --English learning for speakers of 25+ languages, including intermediate-level immersion courses --A flexible learning structure, including supplemental learning material and dozens of learning activities designed to engage your brain for rapid learning and maximum retention --Access to the full site on any PC, Mac, or tablet --Learning on the go via the Transparent Language app for iPhone® and AndroidTM devices --Culture and social connections for a full learning experience

This class will help you get set up and start learning a new language or brushing up on one you already know. You will need a current library card and an email address to login. 

Please call the reference desk at 947-8336 ext 126 to register for the class. 

Transparent Language Online offers the most comprehensive language-learning solution. With this flexible program, library patrons can quickly and easily learn new languages with our variety of courses and activities.

--Over 95 different languages, with 1,500 to 2,000 words and phrases for every language
--English learning for speakers of 25+ languages, including intermediate-level immersion courses
--A flexible learning structure, including supplemental learning material and dozens of learning activities designed to engage your brain for rapid learning and maximum retention
--Access to the full site on any PC, Mac, or tablet
--Learning on the go via the Transparent Language app for iPhone® and AndroidTM devices
--Culture and social connections for a full learning experience


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

Helpful Handouts

Shopping Safely Online

Downloading the Transparent Language (BYKI) Mobile App

Users Guide for Cloud Library for ebooks and audiobooks

Using Cloud Library for ebooks and audiobooks on Kindle Fire

Using Novelist to find your next great read!  

Using Flipster: read new magazines 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@bpl.lib.me.us or call 947-8336 ext 126.

We'd love to hear from you!