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. 

Computer Game Design Class Summer 2018

 Drop in to the Computer Lab on Mondays to create video games in the Godot game engine, with the assistance and advice of a developer in the room. Work on your own projects, on your own time, and ask questions as you encounter issues.  If you have any questions, contact Brandon at thustus@bpl.lib.me.us

Drop in to the Computer Lab on Mondays to create video games in the Godot game engine, with the assistance and advice of a developer in the room. Work on your own projects, on your own time, and ask questions as you encounter issues.

If you have any questions, contact Brandon at thustus@bpl.lib.me.us

Fall 2018 Computer Classes

 What is RB Digital you ask? It's thousands and thousands of audiobooks at your fingertips! (ear tips?). You just need your library card to get going! Join us for this free class on September 11th to learn more about how to access over 5,000 audiobooks.  Call 947-8336 ext 126 to register.  You must have an email account to use RB Digital.  You can check it out now and create your account and download apps: https://bangorme.rbdigital.com/

What is RB Digital you ask? It's thousands and thousands of audiobooks at your fingertips! (ear tips?). You just need your library card to get going! Join us for this free class on September 11th to learn more about how to access over 5,000 audiobooks. Call 947-8336 ext 126 to register. You must have an email account to use RB Digital.

You can check it out now and create your account and download apps: https://bangorme.rbdigital.com/

 Did you know the library has ebooks and audiobooks that you can use on your smart phones, tablets, and computers? The program is called CloudLibrary. And we also 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? The program is called CloudLibrary. And we also 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.

 We've got a brand new database for all you aspiring musicians and artists! ArtistWorks offers world-class music and art instruction through self-paced video lessons. This class will get you up and running (playing?).   You just need your library card and an email address to get going!    Please call 947-8336 ext 126 to register for this free class.

We've got a brand new database for all you aspiring musicians and artists! ArtistWorks offers world-class music and art instruction through self-paced video lessons. This class will get you up and running (playing?). 

You just need your library card and an email address to get going! 

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

 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 (CEU) are available on selected courses.  Enter your Bangor Public Library card number to create an account. Once the account is set up, you may log in with username and password. You can enroll in up to five courses at a time and have six months to finish each course.   Please call the Reference desk at 947-8336 ext 126 to register. You must have an email address to use Universal Class.

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 (CEU) are available on selected courses.

Enter your Bangor Public Library card number to create an account. Once the account is set up, you may log in with username and password. You can enroll in up to five courses at a time and have six months to finish each course.

Please call the Reference desk at 947-8336 ext 126 to register. You must have an email address to use Universal Class.


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!