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Tips to Help You Enjoy AACPL Virtual Programs!

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AACPL is excited to offer virtual programs to our customers! We use three platforms: Zoom, Facebook Live, and YouTube. Each of these platforms offers a different experience. Please see below for more information and tips for participating.  

Many of our programs require registration. Once you register at on our online calendar, you will get an email with the program information including links and passcodes. If you do not receive an email within an hour of registering for the program, please call or send us an email right away. You do not need to be an Anne Arundel County Public Library card holder to attend programs.   

Need Help? Contact us! You can email us, chat us, or call your local branch during operating hours for assistance. 


   Zoom Meetings:

  • Zoom meetings are an interactive experience, where you will have access to your microphone and camera. 

  • Zoom meetings require a passcode. Need a passcode? Contact us.

  • The program host will review common Zoom controls and set the program norms at the beginning of the program. 

  • Instructions on common controls.

   Zoom Webinar:

  • If you are attending a Zoom webinar, you will not use a microphone or camera. 

  • Zoom Webinars do not require a passcode. 

Facebook Live

  • AACPL offers daily storytimes on Facebook Live at 10:30am. We also stream special Zoom Webinars on Facebook Live, which will be noted on the event description on our online calendar

  • Facebook Live programs do not require registration. 

  • You don’t need a Facebook account to watch our Facebook Live programs! Just visit our Facebook page to find our videos. If asked to log in, just click “Not Now.” 

  • If you are signed into a Facebook account, you can leave comments for the presenter. We monitor these comments and will respond to your comment if we are able. 

  • Facebook Live programs do not offer access to a microphone or camera. 


YouTube Live

  • AACPL will stream special Zoom Webinars on YouTube Live, which will be noted on the event description on our online calendar

  • You do not need a YouTube account to watch our programs. Just visit our YouTube Channel to find our videos.  

  • Youtube Live programs do not offer access to a microphone or camera. 



Zoom Meetings

  • Pin the ASL Interpreter: In Zoom meetings, you can “pin” the ASL interpreter to make sure you can always see them 
  • Upgrade Your Zoom: Zoom regularly updates their platform to better improve your experience. We suggest that you update your Zoom to the latest version before your Zoom meet. Watch this captioned video to learn how to upgrade Zoom.  
  • Prepare For Your Zoom Meeting: Watch this basic introduction to Zoom in American Sign Language.  
  • How to Turn on the Captions: Find the closed caption in the controls on the lower right side of the screen and select the first option, “Show Subtitle.”  

Resize the Captions

  •  On the control panel in the lower right side, click on the arrow to the right of “Stop Video” then select “Video Setting.”  
  • Click on Accessibility (shown on the left side of the page)  
  • Click on the line to resize the captions. 

Improve Lighting of Your Zoom WindowWatch this video for tips!  

Resize Active Speaker Window During Screen Share: Make sure you are using the Side by Side view. Hover your pointer over the boundary between the shared screen and participants’ video until your pointer changes to a double arrow and you see a grey line separating both views. 

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