Computer Skills Help for Beginners

Are you looking to build a foundation of strong computer skills, including Internet use and setting up an email account? Every public computer in the library now has self-guided activities for practice with mouse skills, copying/pasting, and more, with trusted experts on hand every Thursday evening, Saturday morning, and  Sunday afternoon to answer any questions you may have or connect you to additional resources. Computer Skills Help for Beginners provides a safe space to build confidence and learn the things you need to feel “computer savvy” in the Digital Age.

 

  • Thursdays, 5:00-7:00 PM - Web Express computers
  • Saturdays, 9:00-11:00 AM - Teen Area computers
  • Sundays, 3:30-5:30 PM - Web Express computers

 

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, April 20 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM East Wing
Thursday, April 25 - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Web Express
Saturday, April 27 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM East Wing
Sunday, April 28 - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM Web Express
Thursday, May 2 - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Web Express
Saturday, May 4 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM East Wing
Sunday, May 5 - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM Web Express
Thursday, May 9 - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Web Express
Saturday, May 11 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM East Wing
Sunday, May 12 - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM Web Express
Thursday, May 16 - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Web Express
Saturday, May 18 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM East Wing
Sunday, May 19 - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM Web Express
Thursday, May 23 - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Web Express
Saturday, May 25 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM East Wing

Revisit sounds from the silver screen with movie soundtracks! Check out a CD from the library, or stream it straight to your computer or device with Hoopla.

Also available in: e-music

Rupert Gregson-Williams, known for his recent work on Hacksaw Ridge, creates the score for Wonder Woman's first solo motion picture. Also included is the track To Be Human, which is performed by Sia featuring Labyrinth..

Get groovy with sounds from the 60's! Check out a CD from the Library, or stream it straight to your computer or device with Hoopla.

Also available in: e-music
Also available in: e-music

Are you prepared for International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19th? Mango Languages can help!  Not only does Mango offer free online courses on Latin, Arabic, Chinese, German and much more, you can also learn to speak like the heartiest mates on the seven seas!  Use your Canton Public Library card to check out Mango's course on talking like a Pirate!

Glasses and hand-held viewers for safe observation of the solar eclipse are in high demand right now. Local retail outlets are sold out, and libraries and other organizations are distributing their limited supplies today, Monday, August 21. 

CPL will be distributing its remaining glasses on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 1:30 PM on the day of the eclipse. 

The American Astronomical Society has put together a list of reputable vendors for those seeking to buy glasses. Or use make your own pin hole viewer, like this one from NASA, or this one using paper plates.

 

Computer Skills Lab for Beginners

If you are looking to build a foundation of strong computer skills, including Internet use and setting up an email account, please stop in to CPL's Internet Lab between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM on the second Saturday of each month. We will have guided activities for practice with mouse skills, copying/pasting, and more, with trusted experts on hand to answer any questions you may have or connect you to additional resources. The Computer Skills Lab for Beginners is a safe space to build confidence, and learn the things you need to feel “computer savvy” in the Digital Age.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

New Digital Magazine App Available: RBdigital

RBdigital is bringing new and exciting upgrades to your experience. Starting Tuesday, June 27 accessing digital magazines with your library card will be streamlined with a new app and improved reading experience.

If you are new to our digital magazines service, click HERE to learn more about how to experience your favorite magazines on your computer, tablet or smartphone with the RBdigital app!

*Users of the Zinio for Libraries app will be able to continue using this app through the summer, after which it will eventually cease to be available. The Zinio for Libraries app will begin user notification about this change starting the week of July 10th. 

 

 

 

 

 

Completing an entire puzzle can be quite a feat, but together we can connect the pieces in no time! Stop in to the Library to work on one of the featured puzzles at our Puzzle Station. 

Add a few pieces as you pass by, or pull up a chair and relax for a bit. Work alone or with a friend. We'll have different puzzles throughout the summer, so be sure to check back for new challenges.

Speaking of challenges, this and other activities are a great way to complete your Connect Your Summer challenges and help us work toward our community goal! Are you ready to have your Best Summer Ever?

If you or someone you know is struggling to catch up in the age of smart phones, apps and social media, TechBoomers can help! TechBoomers is designed with Seniors in mind to help Internet Beginners understand popular websites and apps, offering multi-part tutorials that explain things simply and easily.

TechBoomers also offers tutorials on basic Internet Safety and other online topics. Recently, the site put together a Guide to Fake News, to help users understand what they're reading and evaluate the source, preventing the spread of misinformation. 

Yes, the Canton Public Library has full power. Come use the Internet, play with the kids, or just charge your phone on one of our many outlets (we even have some chargers you can use). 

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