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Summer Reading Starts Next Week

Summer is here, and once again we're having Summer Reading Programs full of fun activities and great reading incentives! This summer, we're giving away all kinds of prizes--coffee mugs for adults, earbuds for teens, books for children, and books & bibs for babies. We are also having a book bundle raffle for early sign ups.

eBooks and More with Your Kindle, Nook or iPad

Did you know that in addition to the vast collection of physical books and CDs, the Harris County Public Library has books, audiobooks and music available online?  If you have not yet checked out an item using your new (or maybe not-so-new) gadget, the library staff at Spring Branch-Memorial will be offering a help session on Friday, January 31st, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm.  The workshop will cover downloading materials onto your Kindle, Nook or iPad.

Device dayBring your devices, bring your questions, bring your desire to learn!

This program is intended for adults.

For more information, stop by the Information Desk or call 713-464-1633.
 

eBooks on your Digital Device

Are you wondering whether to buy a Kindle or an iPad so you can read electronic books from the library? Are you having trouble downleading library books to your Nook? Come to the EBooks on your Digital Device class this Wednesday, October 16, from 2-4 p.m. in the Computer Lab, room R-216 and get your problems solved by our inimitable electronic books guru, librarian Cathy Clark.

eReader Round Up is This Friday - TGIF Programs!

TGIF Programs looks forward to hosting "eReader Round Up" this Friday morning at 10:30 AM. If you have an Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, an Apple product, or another device, please bring it with you to the program. We will be sharing tips and tricks for connecting to and downloading eMedia via the HCPL Digital Media Catalog powered by Overdrive. 

Light refreshments are provided by the Friends of Freeman Library. Please contact the Reference Desk at (281) 488-1906 or visit us on the Second Floor for more information.     

Nook-Kindle-Ipad Day

Kindle, Nook, IpadBring your Nook, Kindle or Ipad and learn to download free library ebooks to your device.  When: Friday, January 25, 2:00pm.  Suggested age: Adult.

 

 

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Help for new owners of Electronic Reading Devices

Electronic reading and listening devices are big on Santa’s list these days. If you received one or thought you’d like to buy one with gift money you received, we have classes here this month to help you discover and  learn to download electronic library books. All classes will take place in the computer lab on the second floor, Room L 216.


Nook Session: This Saturday, January 5, from 2-4 pm the class will focus on how to use a Nook.

Overview Class: Next Wednesday, January 9th, 2-4 pm, we’ll be offering an overview class in using iPads, Kindles, and Nooks (and lesser-known devices.)

iPad Session: Saturday, January 12th, 2-4 pm. The class will focus on using the Apple iPad and its library apps.

Kindle Session: Saturday, January 19, 2-4 pm, as you guessed, is for Kindle users.

Tech Tutors: On Monday and Tuesday, January 14th and 15th, two of our techie library staff will be available in the main floor of the library, at the circular table just inside the entrance, to answer your random questions. Bring your device with you and get past that problem you haven't been able to solve!

Need Help with the Kindle, Nook, or iPad Santa Brought? eReader FAQs and Support Are a Click Away.

Santa and eReader a la Vanna White

So Santa left you an eReader or tablet under the tree this year and you’re really excited because nothing sounds better to you right now than escaping the holiday hullaballoo into a good book, but you’ve never owned one that came with a user’s manual before.

Whether you just have general questions about downloading free eBooks and eAudiobooks from Harris County Public Library’s Digital Media Catalog, or need step-by-step instructions in plain English, we have you covered with online FAQs and support, and if you would prefer a little face-to-face help, HCPL staff at all 26 branches can provide it.

eBook FAQs & Support:
What do I need to do to start downloading Overdrive eBooks
Android products
Apple products
Kindle and Kindle Fire
Nook and Nook Tablet
Sony Reader

Learn to Borrow Library eBooks for Kindle Devices!

This Friday, December 14,  we will present two classes on downloading free eBooks from the library to your Kindle device!  The first half of each class will cover the HCPL Digital Media Catalog and searching for books. The last half of each class will cover the downloading process.  Join us @ at 1:30 PM  for the Kindle Fire; 3:00 PM for other Kindle devices. These free classes require registration. For more information contact the library @ 281-360-6804 or drop by our Adult Services desk on the second floor.

Friends of the Library Drawing Winner

Congratulations to Susan Meeks from the West University Branch Library!  Susan is the winner of the Harris County Friends of the Library drawing for a new Kindle Paperwhite and cover.  Thanks to our generous donors and to all who participated to support the Friends and HCPL!  Funds raised will be used to support summer reading programs at all Harris County branches. 

For more information about supporting the Harris County Friends of the Library, visit www.hcfol.org or volunteer for your local Friends group and make a difference in your community.

Want a Kindle Paperwhite?

Kindle PaperwhiteWould you like to have a Kindle Paperwhite, either for yourself or to give away as a gift?  The Harris County Friends of the Library will be giving away a Kindle Paperwhite, with a nice cover, on Monday, December 3rd.  You can be entered into the drawing by making a $10 donation to the county Friends group.  Donation slips are available at the customer service desk.  Proceeds will benefit all 26 Harris County branch libraries.

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