We’ve got two great adult events coming up this week:
Tuesday, September 1st, 10:30 am – 12 pm
Technically Speaking Series brings you eBooks & Audiobooks
This workshop will introduce participants to the eBook and audiobook resources currently available to patrons through the library catalog. Takes place in the Tech Center. Call or stop by our Circulation desk to register, as space is limited. There are no fees for this workshop.
Tuesday, September 1st, 7 pm
Artists & Authors Series returns with visual artist Patti Roberts Pizzuto
We will host mixed media artist Patti Roberts Pizzuto as she discusses her unique approach to creating visual art.
Free and open to the public.
Friday, September 4th, 10:30 – 12 pm
We introduce Tech Hour – our new weekly tech mentoring program! Our tech assistant is available each week to answer your tech questions and provide one-on-one assistance. Appointments are helpful, but not necessary. Call or stop by our Circulation Desk for more information.
See you this week!
Do you or someone you know need braille or talking books?
Check this out – The BARD Mobile application for Android devices, version 1.0, is now available at the Google Play store. Registered patrons of the SD Braille and Talking Book Library can use the BARD Mobile app to download audiobooks and audio magazines directly to their Android devices, provided they have BARD accounts and are using devices running Android OS 4.1 or later.
The user guide is available from the bookshelf of the app and online in HTML format at https://nlsbard.loc.gov/apidocs/android/v1.0/toc.html. Help screens are also available from inside the app and may be accessed by activating the Context menu or the More Options button and selecting Help.
SD Braille and Talking Book Library patrons who have BARD accounts but need assistance with this new app should call 1-800-423-6665 (press 1, press 2) for assistance. If you do not have a BARD account and would like to download audiobooks or magazines, please call the number above and Marcia will help you get started.
Beginning in the fall, we will host regularly scheduled tech sessions on a variety of topics, Tuesdays 10:30-12, as well as Tech Hour on Fridays, 10:30-12 for one-on-one tech assistance. Just call or stop by the library for more information.
In an effort to better serve our patrons we are embarking on the production of a number of tutorial videos addressing common questions and topics.
Our first one addresses using the Online Public Access Catalog (or OPAC), and can be viewed here.
The future home of all tutorial videos, as they are created, will be under the Welcome menu (above), and then by clicking on ‘About’.
SOCIAL MEDIA 101 Workshop
Thursday, March 19th, 3-4 pm
Library Tech Center
Are you confounded when you hear about tweets, status updates, likes, and friend-ing? Looking for additional ways to stay connected to your family and friends? Whatever your experience or inexperience, we’re here to advise you about what you should and shouldn’t be doing on today’s most-popular social networks.
Call or stop by our circulation desk to register. There are no fees for this workshop.
Our Technically Speaking series brings the first tech workshop of the year to the library next week:
Thursday, January 15th, 3-4 pm
in the Library Tech Center
Learn how to download e-books and e-audiobooks to Kindle and iPad. If you are curious about how to access more than 10,000 titles available to our library patrons, register for this session and you’ll be reading and/or listening to books in no time! You can register by call the library at 677.7060, or by stopping by our Circulation Desk.
You can now access useful resources for learning basic tech skills right from the library menu above. Click on the Helpful Links tab, and then scroll down to the addresses listed under Technological Literacy/Assistance. The learning sites are:
Check ’em out!
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
1-3 pm, Tech Center
Register at the Circulation Desk or
by calling the Library at 677-7060
Learn how to download e-books and e-audiobooks to Kindle
and iPad. If you are curious about how to access more than
10,000 titles available to our library patrons, register for this
session and you’ll be reading and/or listening to books in no time!