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What is it? is a web-based video subscription service that provides courses for learning the latest commercial software, creative and business skills. 

Introduction to

How does it Work?

The Library's subscription allows patrons access from library computers or your desktop, mobile and tablet devices.  You will need your library card and your library card account PIN.  

What's Available?

More than 3000+ courses with 129,942 video tutorials. Most tutorials last several hours but are broken into multiple chapters.

Software like MS Word, Excel, or PowerPoint; Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator.

Web design: Web graphics, Interactive Design, Prototyping and more.

Social media and web publishing tools like Facebook, Twitter and Wordpress.

Photography: Lighting and Photographing a Still Life, Photography 101: Shooting in Low Light, GIMP:Essential Training

Business and career skills - productivity, marketing, time management and more.

Job Search Tools: with Resume design, Searching for Positions, Working with Recruiters and more.

Courses for all levels cover technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, and more.  Courses may also include exercise files (practice), closed captioning and text transcripts.

You will be asked to create a LyndaLibrary account, which will allow you to track your progress through your tutorials. For Townsend Public Library cardholders only. 

Townsend Public Library Portal

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Please note the following changes in Library Hours the week of November 24th.

*Thursday, November 27th the library is closed – Happy Thanksgiving!

*Friday, November 28th the library is closed

Saturday, November 29th the library is open regular hours 10AM - 2PM

Cooking with Liz Barbour Tuesday December 2 7PM


Healthy Holiday Entertaining: Preparing ahead so you can enjoy the party

2-Course cooking demonstration and tasting

Holiday entertaining can be stressful and calorie laden..but it doesn't need to be.  Join Chef and cooking instructor Liz Barbour and learn how to plan a healthy menu that can include recipes that are prepared ahead and recipes that can be put together last minute with very little fuss.   Liz will talk you through shopping lists, preparation task lists and the art of tweaking purchased items with your own personal touch so every dish looks amazing and tastes delicious.   Liz's discussion is followed by a cooking demonstration of two of her favorite entertaining recipes.  Each recipe is designed to make your holiday party preparation simple and carefree so you can enjoy feasting with your guests.  Enjoy a cooking demonstration of two delicious recipes and samples.

Paid for by the TPL Endowment 

Location: Meeting Hall A

Register for this event here. 

Currently In the Meeting Hall Gallery

October 4th, 2014 - January 5th, 2015

Our Townsend: Fessenden Thru Sterilite

Happy 5th Anniversary to our beautiful Senior Center, Meeting Hall, Library complex!

Currently on display throughout the Meeting Hall Art Gallery and the Townsend Public Library are images of Townsend's past, present, and future. A history from the B. & A.D. Fessenden Co., to the Sterilite Corporation, to the construction of this building complex, to the gifting of this building complex to the Town of Townsend. Maps, photos, art, and words tell the story.



 See the Meeting Hall Gallery page for more information about art shows in the gallery



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