Technology

If you are interested in learning more about ways to get library books, movies, music and more on your computer or mobile device, TechBoomers has added online learning tools to help you get started. The website has now added tutorials for two of our most popular library apps: Hoopla and OverDrive. TechBoomers tutorials are developed with beginners in mind. Learn at your own pace, and unlock thousands of digital resources for free on your laptop, smartphone, iPad, or other device.

 

Drop-in E-Book Help

Have you hit a snag with your e-reader?  Patrons in need of one-on-one assistance can come in on Fridays from 10:00-11:00 AM to receive basic or extended help with borrowing or downloading books to your electronic device.  No registration required, just drop in!

Upcoming sessions

Friday, September 2 -
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Information Desk
Friday, September 9 -
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Information Desk
Friday, September 16 -
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Information Desk
Friday, September 23 -
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Information Desk
Friday, September 30 -
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Information Desk

Present with Prezi

Student giving a Prezi presentation

Go beyond PowerPoint for your school presentations and learn about the dynamic options available with Prezi. In a brief class, we'll learn the basics and create a simple presentation.  Registration is required and begins August 26.  This program is for ages 11-18.

Photo: Prezi Presentation (cropped) by Yosomono (CC BY 2.0)

Upcoming sessions

Wednesday, September 21 -
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Internet Lab

Join us on Monday, September 12 at the annual Canton Senior Summit held from 8:00AM-12:00PM at Summit on the Park. Canton Public Library librarians will demonstrate the Digital Talking Book Machine and Low Vision magnifiers and answer questions about using e-media, such as OverDrive, Hoopla, and Zinio on your eReader. We will also have information about the wide variety of programs available at Canton Public Library.

Drop-in E-Book Help

Have you hit a snag with your e-reader?  Patrons in need of one-on-one assistance can come in on Fridays from 10:00-11:00 AM to receive basic or extended help with borrowing or downloading books to your electronic device.  No registration required, just drop in!

Upcoming sessions

Friday, August 26 -
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Information Desk
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In a futuristic Los Angeles of 2019, detective Rick Deckard is a highly rated "Blade Runner" assigned to find and kill illegal cybernetic "replicants" - genetic creations with superhuman abilities. Pulled unwillingly out of retirement, Deckard is forced into one last case. Six exceptionally dangerous replicants have escaped from slave labor and made their way into the city, apparently with plans to gain vengeance on the corporate masters who created them. In the course of his investigation, Deckard falls in love with a beautiful woman who holds a disturbing secret, creating additional doubt and confusion in Deckard's mind.

Members of a high-tech security firm find themselves blackmailed into helping a government department steal a "black box.".

A space voyage to Jupiter erupts in disaster when the ship's computer goes mad. .

Astronaut Sam Bell is completing a three-year contract with Lunar Industries to mine Earth's primary source of energy on the dark side of the moon: Helium-3. His declining health is causing headaches and hallucinations that lead to a near-fatal accident, rendering him unconscious. After recuperating, an unexpected discovery leads him to doubt his sanity, his identity, and the integrity of the company. Believing he is alone on his mission, his sole purpose is getting back home on his own.

Rocket Robotics Workshop

Rocket Robotics is a four day beginning robotics class targeted to kids aged 9-12 unfamiliar with EV3 robotics. The goal is to introduce young kids to the field of STEM and introduce them to the FIRST Lego League (FLL) program. This workshop will teach kids from a completely different point of view. Run by high schoolers, the students will have more of a peer connection with their instructors and ultimately learn more and have more fun! All six instructors have formerly participated in the popular robotics program for four or more years as well as competed internationally with the program. With this experience level they will offer a very comprehensive introduction to robotics, not only teaching mechanical design and programming but also teamwork, presentation skills, and the brainstorming process. In order to participate, students will need to bring their own laptop AND a lunch each day of the program. The workshop is cumulative. Please register ONLY if you are planning on attending all four sessions. Registration for the 4 day workshop begins on July 26.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Beyond Cable: Internet Streaming TV and Movies

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Have you heard of Netflix, Hulu, or Hoopla? There is a whole world of On-Demand programming outside the cable box available through web-based services. This class will cover options for streaming video over the internet alongside or as an alternative to cable packages and provide an overview of some of the most popular services and necessary technology. This program is free and open to the public. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Book Cover Make-Overs

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Imagine modern looks for classic book covers.  We'll be learning the basics of Microsoft Publisher to make-over book covers with more contemporary appearances.  This program is for ages 9-12 and registration is required, beginning June 24.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

The Canton Public Library has partnered with the University of Michigan’s Technical Communications department to bring a series of fun and exciting STEM workshops to the library. These workshops will present a wide range of topics in the science, technology, engineering and math disciplines. Each session has been designed and developed for kids aged 11 – 13 by engineering students at the university. Registration is required for each session.

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