Handy Tech Manuals

Takoma Park Library

Handy Tech Manuals

Books to help you get started

Whether you're starting with the basics or want to learn about more about computer programs and applications, we've got the guidebooks to help you get started! Find these select titles below and more on our shelves. Copies are available to check out from the library system.

Job Ready Python by Haythem Balti
Python is the most used programming language, and it's used for data processing and analysis. You'll learn how Python works in a straightforward, step by step approach in this comprehensive book. The author has an extensive background in computer programming. Additional appendices follow the text.

Microsoft Office 2021 for Macs for Dummies by Bob LeVitus and Dwight Spivey
If you're a Mac lover and plan to keep Microsoft Office suite at home or work, this is the book for you. Learn how to install and set up Microsoft Office on your Mac, most common Office applications and features, customization, and more. Discover less known Office features and time saving tips and tricks. Black and white illustrations and graphics accompany the text.
I've been a long time user of Microsoft Office for Mac (home/student edition) and it's worked well for me.

Chromebooks in Easy Steps by Philip King
New to using a Chromebook? This book is your guide to how this popular laptop works. You'll learn how to set up your Chromebook, take a tour of its features, make the most of Google Drive, and more. Handy tips are featured throughout the book. Maintenance and troubleshooting is included. Full color illustration and graphics accompany the text.

macOS Monterey for Dummies by Bob LeVitus
Whether you bought a new Mac with Monterey factory installed or updated your operating system (OS) on your existing Mac computer or book, this book is your introduction. You'll learn the basics, features and applications, connecting with your iPhone, and more. Safety features and troubleshooting are included. Black and white illustrations and graphics accompany the text.

Teach Yourself Visually MacBook Pro and MacBook Air by Guy Hart-Davis
If you brought a new MacBook, this book is your introduction to the two popular laptop models from Apple. The book explains how MacBooks work in clear and jargon free language. Discover how to make the most of your new MacBook. Security features and troubleshooting are included. Full color illustrations and graphics accompany the text. The book also covers macOS Monterey.
~Elisa Babel, Adult Librarian