Overwhelmed by technology? Do you feel like the smart phone and Wi-Fi world is marching inevitably forward leaving you behind and frustrated? Abby Stokes is your new best friend. "Is This Thing On?" is a great book for any adult. If you have digital questions about blogs, passwords, and what exactly an "app" is, this book will calm your nerves. If Twitter has your head spinning, your e-mail attachments are confusing, or your bank keeps telling you that online bill payment is "super easy," this book needs to be kept in your home or office for quick consultations. Clear language, a bit of humor, and a common-sense breakdown of chapters make this book a must for any person wanting more out of their tablet, e-reader, smartphone, and Facebook account. Abby also has great tutorial videos on her website: AskAbbyStokes.com.
And now, CCPL offers a new program called "Smart Device Helper" to give you one-on-one time with your phone or tablet. The North East Branch Library has two program dates: Wednesday, April 29th and Wednesday, May 27th - both at 1 pm. Even if you can't attend a program, your librarians are available to assist you. Call 410-996-6269 for questions or to register for the Smart Device Helper program. Never be afraid of your everyday tech again!
Recommended by Matthew Lowder