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. 

Printable Computer Class Handout.

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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. 

Fall 2018 Computer Classes

 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 for this free class.    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 for this free class.

You must have an email address to use Universal Class.

 Learn email skills crucial for staying connected in today's world. You'll learn to view emails, add contacts and download attachments; compose, send, and reply to messages; attach a photo or document; organize your mail into folders, and more!   Call the Reference Desk at 947-8336 ext 126 to register for this free class.    You must have a Gmail account created PRIOR to start of class.

Learn email skills crucial for staying connected in today's world. You'll learn to view emails, add contacts and download attachments; compose, send, and reply to messages; attach a photo or document; organize your mail into folders, and more!

Call the Reference Desk at 947-8336 ext 126 to register for this free class.

You must have a Gmail account created PRIOR to start of class.

 Take your basic skills to the next level with Google Drive. You will learn how to save files online using your Gmail login and see how to access Google's word processor so you can create documents on any computer/tablet and even your smartphone.   You must have a Gmail address prior to the class.    Please call the reference desk at 947-8336 ext 126 to register for this free class.

Take your basic skills to the next level with Google Drive. You will learn how to save files online using your Gmail login and see how to access Google's word processor so you can create documents on any computer/tablet and even your smartphone.

You must have a Gmail address prior to the class.

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

 Join us for a class that will help you find your winter (and spring and summer and fall!) 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 free class.

Join us for a class that will help you find your winter (and spring and summer and fall!) 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 free 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 Flipster: read new magazines online

Using RBdigital for audiobooks
 

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!