Free research and technology classes at the BPL's central library
May 29, 2014
Boston Public Library’s research, computer, and career classes feature an array of topics this June, offering instruction for library users about its growing digital services, first-time bloggers, and those new to the BPL online catalog. Held at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street, weekday computer instruction classes help build career skills and classes are offered for those interested in learning more about the library’s resources.
Highlights of the June class schedule include:
- BPL digital offerings: Individual classes cover how to download and read digital magazines (Thursday, June 19, at 11 a.m.); use the library’s streaming media service to borrow video, music, and audiobooks (Tuesday, June 24, at 2:30 p.m.); and check out e-books and navigate an e-reader (Wednesday, June 25, at 2:30 p.m.).
- Starting a blog with WordPress: Individual classes cover how to set up a blog (Tuesday, June 3, at 2:30 p.m.); tips for writing well online (Tuesday, June 10, at 2:30 p.m.); and experiment with layout and design (Tuesday, June 17, at 2:30 p.m.).
Classes are held on weekday mornings and afternoons in the Central Library’s tech classroom unless otherwise noted. The tech classroom is located on the lower level of the Johnson Building, accessed through the Kirstein Business Library.
Interested learners can download a PDF version of the June class schedule at the Central Library in Copley Square, pick up a paper version of the schedule on a visit to the library, or look through the BPL’s complete online calendar via www.bpl.org/calendar. Some multi-part classes do require free registration prior to the meeting of the first session. Those classes are clearly marked on the calendar and require a phone call to 617.859.2323.
The Central Library will also host the first of three summer sessions led by General Assembly designed to jumpstart library users’ entrepreneurial ventures. The first workshop, Web Development: Let’s Break It Down, takes place on Thursday, June 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square. Additional General Assembly workshops are scheduled on Thursday, July 24 and Thursday, August 28.
About BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Boston Public Library has a Central Library, twenty-four branches, map center, business library, and a website filled with digital content and services. Established in 1848, the Boston Public Library has pioneered public library service in America. It was the first large free municipal library in the United States, the first public library to lend books, the first to have a branch library, and the first to have a children’s room. Each year, the Boston Public Library hosts thousands of programs and serves millions of people. All of its programs and exhibitions are free and open to the public. At the Boston Public Library, books are just the beginning. To learn more, visit www.bpl.org.