I am a novice too.
Great points about safety above. Before you do anything with wood, be sure you get dust masks. Before you do anything with power tools, be sure to get eye protection and hearing protection in addition to the dust masks. You don't have to spend a lot of money, but be sure you budget for them.
For learning, our public library has been a fantastic resource. Woodworking hasn't changed that much. Even the older books are incredibly helpful. (Unlike computer topics, where the library can never keep up with the changes.)
Welcome, and stay safe, and best wishes, and good luck!