Computer Classes

The Reference staff offers the following basic computer classes:

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Get Started with Gmail!

Monday, April 27, 7-8:30 p.m. 

Library Conference Room.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED -- Call the Reference Department at 978-929-6543.

Learn to organize your email with folders, create/edit contacts, attach files and photos, search your email, and much more. Please sign up for a Gmail account before the workshop. It is fast and simple. Just visit gmail.com and click "Create an Account."

PowerPoint Basics

Wednesday, April 29, 3-4 p.m.

Library Conference Room.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED -- Call the Reference Department at 978-929-6543.

Come learn how to make a simple, attractive slide presentation using PowerPoint 2010.

One-on-One Computer Help

Wednesday, May 6, 10-11 a.m.

20-minute appointments

Library Conference Room.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED -- Call the Reference Department at 978-929-6543.

Sign up for an individual help session with the library's technology volunteer. 

We can assist with basic computer skills on laptops, tablets and phones including Internet searching, email, Microsoft Office, e-books and social media. Please note that we are unable to:

  • assist patrons in financial transactions or any processes that involve the handling of sensitive personal information.
  • run diagnostics or fix a broken computer.
  • install software unrelated to library services.
  • provide help for anything outside of basic computer and Internet instruction.

Patrons are required to notify the library if they are unable to attend an appointment.
Library staff will notify patrons if there is a need to postpone or cancel an appointment.
No more than three appointments can be booked per patron in a 6-month period.
Library and volunteer tutors cannot be held responsible for damage to patron-owned equipment.

Using Your iPad

Tuesday, May 12, 3-4 p.m.

Library Meeting Room.

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

This class will review basic settings and favorite apps. Come with your questions!

Drop-In Computer Help

Wednesday, May 20, 3-4 p.m.

Library Conference Room.

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Need help downloading library books to an e-reader? Creating a document or attaching it to an email? The staff can help with common situations.

Borrowing Library Books on a Kindle

Wednesday, May 27, 3-4 p.m.

Library Conference Room.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED -- Call the Reference Department at 978-929-6543.

Get ready for beach reading! Come learn how to download library books to a Kindle Reader or Kindle Fire. Be sure to bring your library card number and PIN, as well as your Amazon login email and password.

Start Your Genealogy with Ancestry Library Edition!

Wednesday, May 27, 7-8:30 p.m.

Library Conference Room.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED -- Call the Reference Department at 978-929-6543.

Learn search tips and browsing options to view the immense collection of content available on this excellent genealogy resource.

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