Coding without Computers

This is a take and make activity that teaches kids skills needed to develop before actually even beginning to code. In this activity, patrons will learn about binary code, and make a binary coded bracelet of their initials.

Project kits will be available at all JDL branches beginning Sept. 13.

Tech Take-Apart at the Eastern Branch

Feeling a little destructive?

Come by the Eastern Branch for a Tech Take-Apart! We’ll be destroying old keyboards, computers, and more to discover how they all work and how to fix and improve them.

Registration required, so please call the Eastern Branch at (517) 788-4074 to save your spot.

Intended for ages 8-18.

Basic Computer Classes at Carnegie

The Carnegie Library is happy to announce a three-part basic/beginner computer series this Fall. Each class will take place on a Tuesday and Thursday in September, October, and November. Space is limited, so please call the Adult Services Department to register: (517) 788-4087. Anyone is welcome and you can sign up for any or all of the three classes.


Classes 1 and 2 (Sep. 4 and 6) – Computer Basics – How does this thing work? Come down to Carnegie Library and learn all the basics about computers, from what the components are and how they work, to basic programs such as Word. If you would like to understand your computer more fully, then the September classes are for you.

Classes 3 and 4 (Oct. 2 and 4) – Internet Basics – What is the internet? How does it work? What is a browser? How do I set up email? We will be answering all of these questions and more during the Internet Basics classes.


Classes 5 and 6 (Nov. 6 and 8) – Social Media – Learn how to use Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. This class will include signing up for these platforms, sharing pictures and posts, and finding friends and family. You will need a valid email address beforehand.


Registration is required. Please contact the Adult Services Department at (517) 788-4087 or if interested.

Tech Drop-In Tuesdays

Do you have difficulty in engaging with technology easily? Does it drive you crazy? If so, stop by Carnegie’s Computer Lab Tuesdays between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. You can sit down with one of Adult Service’s helpful staff for assistance with basic hardware and software questions, as well as word-processing help for things like resume building.

If you have a device you would like assistance with, please bring the fully-charged device with you.

Any questions? Please call or email the Adult Services Department at (517) 788-1087 or