This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
Welcome to JavaRanch, liam! Which part of the problem you've described are you stuck on? Is it getting a character from a String? Is it just turning a char into an Object? Is it both? Note that for all of the Java primitive values, a wrapper type object can be created to hold the primitive value. In the case of a char, create a Character object. char myChar = 'a'; Character myCharacter = new Character(myChar);