Technology

Zinio Offers New Titles, New Apps

Would you like to take your favorite magazines with you everywhere you go? Zinio brings hundreds of high-quality digital magazines to your computer or mobile device. This spring we have added even more titles to our Zinio offerings, including:

  • Allure
  • Fast Company
  • Details
  • Muscle and Fitness
  • The Knot Weddings
  • Teen Vogue
  • Highlights for Children

In other exciting news, the Zinio for Libraries app has expanded its availability to the iPhone and Kindle Fire (HD or HDX).

Computer Skills Lab for Beginners - May 09

If you or someone you know needs assistance with basic 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 Saturday, May 09  for our drop-in skills lab. We will have guided activities for practice with mouse skills, copying/pasting, and more.  A librarian will be on hand to answer any questions you may have or direct you to activities and tutorials to help build basic computer skills.

*This lab is restricted to basic computer skills, as listed above. Staff will not be able to assist with the diagnosis or repair of computer equipment, or with online financial transactions.

What We're Reading: April 2015

Announcements and Invitations with Publisher 2013

Looking for an easy but affordable way to create greetings or invitations to all your spring and summer functions (think graduations and showers)? Learn how MS Publisher can help you make them! We'll also talk about how you can use the Mail Merge function to print out personally addressed envelopes. Prerequisite: Some experience with MS Word and Excel. 

Join us in the I-Lab on Saturday, April 25 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM. Registration required.

Computer Skills Lab for Beginners - April 11

If you or someone you know needs assistance with basic computer skills, including Internet use and setting up an email account, please stop in to CPL's iLab between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 11 for our drop-in skills lab. We will have guided activities for practice with mouse skills, copying/pasting, and more.  A librarian will be on hand to answer any questions you may have or direct you to activities and tutorials to help build basic computer skills.

*This lab is restricted to basic computer skills, as listed above. Staff will not be able to assist with the diagnosis or repair of computer equipment, or with online financial transactions.

Hoopla Adds Disney Movies

Canton families rejoice! Hoopla has recently added dozens of Disney titles to its offerings. Enjoy classics like The Muppet Movie or The Black Cauldron without leaving your house. Download the Hoopla app to get started.

Hoopla offers movies, music, television and audiobooks on your smartphone, tablet or computer. Just use your Canton Public Library card to create an account, and get started today!

MS Office 2013 Coming to Public Computers April 1

MS Office 2013 is coming to public computers on Wednesday, April 1. 

If you use Canton Public Library's nearly 150 public computers for work, school or personal use come April, you may notice a change to our MS Office software. MS Office 2013 offers improved features and an updated look, but will still open all of the same file formats as the previous version of this software (MS Office 2010).
What is means for patrons: you will still be able to open your old files, and we hope you will enjoy the updated look of the software. You can visit GCFLearnFree.org or Microsoft Technet's to learn more about this software, or attend any of our MS Office computer classes, which as of April will feature the 2013 versions of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher.

New Zinio App Available

Zinio for Libraries is bringing new and exciting upgrades to your experience. Starting Tuesday, March 10 accessing digital magazines with your library card will be streamlined with a new App and improved reading experience.

  • Easier browser-based reading on your PC or Mac
  • Single account for RBdigital reading list AND app
  • New Zinio for Libraries app makes it easier to find your reading list

New directions will be added to our emedia page soon!

...and coming this spring/summer:

  • Browser-based reading for mobile devices
  • Improved access for Kindle Fire users

New Service: Emergency Phone Chargers Coming Monday, March 2

The Canton Public Library knows that a dead phone battery can be a real inconvenience. Thanks to a generous donation from the Canton Sprint Storea small collection of charger cords will be available at the Main Information Desk for in-house use. 

To borrow a micro-USB cord, lightning cable or 30-pin cable, present your photo ID or library card to a librarian at the Information Desk. These cables can be used with USB ports throughout the library and are compatible with most modern smart phones and tablets, including Android and Apple products. 

The Canton Public Library is not responsible for damage to any patron device.

Chilton Library - Car Maintenance Info Online

Chilton Library offers car maintenance, repair and recall information online. A great resource for those small jobs, or for pricing out larger ones! A newly-added Labor Time Lookup Tool is now available to help you to estimate repair bills.

For future auto repair professionals, Chilton also offers sample quizzes for popular ASE Certification tests.

Chilton Library is just one of the valuable resources for vehicle owners available on our databases page.

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