Summer Computer Workshops
Navigating the ’Net —The Internet offers a wealth of free and useful information and this class will get you started in learning how to access it. Participants will learn what the Internet is, about web pages and browsers, how to "surf," how to look at web pages critically, and where to go for reliable information. Participants will be introduced to search engines and will gain practice in searching Google. This is a workshop for beginners and is geared for those with little or no Internet experience. Participants MUST be able to use a mouse. Join us! Call the Reference desk at (781) 270-1691 to make an appointment.
EBooks and Digital Audiobooks—Learn how to download free eBooks and/or audiobooks from the Burlington Public Library website to your compatible eReader, Smartphone, or audio device. Bring in your device(s) and/or your laptop and we will walk you step-by-step through the process of downloading eBooks. If you have a desktop computer at home or you are just curious about digital media, we will be happy to demonstrate using our equipment.
Library Catalog—Confused by our new catalog? This one-on-one workshop will teach users how to search for books, videos, CDs, and other library materials that are available in Burlington and the other libraries in our consortium. Attendees will also learn how to access library accounts, place holds, and renew items. Workshop participants MUST be able to use a mouse.
Database Workshop—In this one-on-one workshop you will learn what an online database is and how to access from home or at the library. Using our databases, learn how to find magazine and newspaper articles, take practice exams for SATs, GREs, civil service and many other exams, read book reviews and entire books online, gather business information and sales leads. Class participants MUST be able to use a mouse.
Email—Set up a free Yahoo! email account and learn how to use it. Pick up a "How-to" brochure at the Reference Desk on the second floor and/or ask for a one-on-one lesson.
IMPORTANT—All computer workshops are FREE but you must register in advance by calling the Reference Desk at (781) 270-1691 or stopping by the second floor of the library. Class participants MUST be able to use a mouse. If you need help learning to use a mouse, speak to a Reference Librarian. We have tutorials that can help. We also have numerous technology training DVDs on introductory computer use, email, Internet, Microsoft Office, and much more. Just pop one in your DVD player and learn.
Call (781) 270-1691 to Register for our FREE classes!