Computer Booters News

Alyssa Carter

Alyssa Carter

Helen Seaton, Publicity Director

The next virtual meeting of the Computer Booters Club will be on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, beginning at 10 a.m. Please note the meeting time. Our speaker will be Alyssa Carter from the Ed Robson Library. Alyssa is a library paraprofessional and has worked at various libraries in the Maricopa County Library District for nine years. She has been at the Robson Library for a little over two years. Alyssa will be telling us about all the wonderful electronic services that the Maricopa County Library District offers to its customers.

The eMedia portion will include:

Overdrive: Access over 200,000 eBooks, magazines, and audiobooks

Hoopla: With a wide variety of popular audiobooks, eBooks, music, movies, and TV programs

Kanopy: With over 25,000 video titles, Kanopy gives customers access to things like classic films, great courses, and documentaries.

Freegal: Allows customers to download (and keep!) up to five songs per week and allows streaming 24/7

Flipster: Almost 40 magazine titles readily available

TumbleBooks: Online books for kids! TumbleBooks makes reading fun with animation and music!

The Online Learning portion will include:

Gale Courses: Free online courses that you can take. Class subjects range from business to personal development. These courses are six weeks with one start date each month!

Learning Express Library: Learn new subjects at your own pace with the Learning Express Library! These modules give customers the opportunity to learn new subjects without the pressure of traditional course deadlines.

Rocket Languages: Learn a new language with Rocket Languages! This resource gives customers the opportunity to learn languages using listening, speaking, and writing skills.

New Services:


Curbside Pickup

MCLD Now programs

We will continue to have virtual Computer Booters meetings on Zoom on the first Wednesday of the month until we can meet face-to-face again. Our club has many things to offer members, such as free technical assistance, information about new programs, how to use the programs, Microsoft classes, and access to talks and conferences on a variety of topics from APCUG (Association of Personal Computer User Groups). The APCUG classes are free and can be attended using your computer, tablet, or phone with the app. These classes are an exciting benefit for club members. More information and help are available in the newsletter and on our website For more information, contact [email protected] or 480-895-2196.