Welcome to Knitting Help.
There are great videos online and just a Google away that will teach basic and advanced techniques. You can look right here at the Free Videos tab at the top of this page for Getting Started. There are also all kinds of demonstrations of stitches and even a complete project. And a glossary to help you learn the names of stitches and all the pattern abbreviations you'll come across. Seeing the videos may make it easier to look at books and decide which ones are really clear and helpful for you. There's lots of good books out there (try the library, too).
People here are ready to help if you need it with all sorts of projects. Just make a beginning and enjoy knitting!