Zoom 101: Practice Zooming With Us

Zoom is platform that combines video conferencing, online meetings, chat, and mobile collaboration. More and more organizations are using Zoom to provide their services remotely, and you may have had family or friends ask to meet on Zoom. 

Because the library will be hosting programs and classes on Zoom, we want to give you the opportunity to practice using it. You can test your microphone, see yourself on camera, learn to chat, and more. Once you feel comfortable with Zoom, you can leave the practice room. 

The dates for the practice rooms are below with links to registration. You need to register so that you receive an email with the Zoom meeting invite. This invite will come 1 day before the event and it will include a direct URL link to the Zoom meeting. You only need to register for 1 time slot. 

Mon. Apr 13, 11am

Wed. Apr 15, 5pm

Thur. Apr 16, 2pm

Mon. Apr 20, 11am 

Wed. Apr 22, 5pm

Thur. Apr 23, 2pm

If you cannot attend one of these sessions, but would still like help with Zoom, please reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Zoom works on computers and mobile devices. You will need the Zoom app for a mobile device. Visit the Zoom website learn more. Signing up for a Zoom account is optional. You will not need a Zoom account to join a meeting, but it can be useful to have an account if you think you'll use Zoom frequently. 

And continue to check our website, calendar, and eNews for new programs that we're hosting on Zoom. 

Free Workouts: 3 Ways to Stay Active At-Home

  • Yoga with Adriene: Adriene is a renown Yoga instructor and YouTube sensation. Known for her gentle and friendly presence, she makes Yoga accessible, easy, and enjoyable for all skills levels. You can dive right into her YouTube channel to find videos, or you can visit her website and get started with a specific 30-day program. Note: some courses on her website will have a fee, but the majority of her videos (over 500) are free to watch. 

  • The 7-Minute Workout: The 7-minute workout requires only a wall and chair to be completed. (You can add hand weights to up the intensity). Start by reading this article about the workout in the New York Times. If you're ready to try it, you can simply use a smart phone timer, or download a dedicated app that will prompt you with each exercise. 

  • Couch to 5K: Take advantage of the spring weather by walking/running. Like its name says, Couch to 5K is a program designed to prepare you for a 5K walk/run by starting at scratch. The app will tell you how far to walk/run each day, and an average week consists of 3-4 workouts of about 30 minutes each. There are many sites that will outline a similar couch to 5k approach if you prefer to track your own progress without using an app.