eMedia 101

Stack of books next to a KindleBring your iPad, Kindle, or Nook and learn how to download eMedia from our Digital Media Catalog using Overdrive. The class will be held on Tuesday, March 6 , 2012 at 3:00 p.m. Class will go over how our eMedia service works and how to use it. Patrons will also have the chance to see for themselves some of the popular eReader devices, and the instructor will be available to answer questions. Be sure to bring your library cards as they will be needed to download eBooks from our digital catalog. 

WHAT CAN I READ NEXT?

Many people get book recommendations from family and friends.  Some join a local book club.  There was Oprah's Book Club too, but not so much anymore.  Who can fill Oprah's shoes?  Enter the largest and oldest library association in the world, the American Library Association!  Slightly less well-known than Winfrey, the ALA nevertheless is a great resource for anyone searching for that next perfect page-turner.  Recently the ALA announced their 2012 Notable Books winners.  The notable titles include: 

Fiction:

A TAXING TIME

Looking forward to paying your taxes?   Me neither, but select Income Tax forms are now available at the Crosby Branch Library.  Additional forms may be obtained by logging on to one of our computers and visiting the IRS website: www.irs.gov.  Excluding multi-part forms, one copy may be printed free of charge.  E-filing is another option.  Beginning in February, AARP Volunteers will be available at some Harris County libraries, to assist you with your income tax filing.  

THANKFUL FOR BOOKS/BOOK SALE!

Thanksgiving, a celebration of gratitude, is almost upon us.  During this time, many people volunteer in kitchens and food pantries as an offering of service, but did you know there's another way you can give back to your community?  You can attend the Friends of Crosby Branch Library's Holiday Book Sale!  That's right; you actually give back to your community while purchasing books, dvds, and cds, at bargain prices, because all proceeds directly benefit the Crosby Library.  These items make great gifts, too!  The sale will be held on Friday and Saturday, December 2nd and 3rd, at the library, during our normal hours.  We hope to see you there, and thank you for your service! 

Computer Classes at Crosby

image of a tutor and a studentDo you want to learn how to send emails and use the internet but are uneasy around computers? Perhaps you may want to learn how to type a resume or search for jobs online but simply have no idea what a mouse is. Then fear no longer because your Crosby Branch Library is offering free computer classes starting!

Classes are one-on-one and last an hour. Sign up today to make an appointment! The sign up sheet is located at the front desk. Group classes will also be starting soon. If you have any questions, please call us at (281)328-3535

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