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Free eBook Workshop
October 27, 2012
Livermore Public Library staff will present a program on using eBooks from the library at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue, at 10am on Saturday, October 27. A presentation and demonstration of finding, checking out and downloading eBooks from the library will be followed by more information and help in small groups divided by eReader, tablet or smartphone used. There is no charge for this event.
“At first, it may be a little intimidating, trying to work through the steps to be able to read eBooks from the library on your device,” states Renee Romanoff, Electronic Resources Librarian. “But once our cardholders clear the initial hurdle, they love the convenience of checking out and reading library eBooks at home, on vacation or almost anywhere, without ever incurring late fees. We’re hoping that those who have new devices, those that are thinking of buying one, and those that are long-time eBook readers, but who have not already checked out an eBook from our library, will attend.”
Since Livermore joined the Northern California Digital Library (NCDL) in the Fall of 2010, more than 3000 Livermore Public Library cardholders have checked out an eBook or a downloadable audiobook from that service. The Hunger Games, A Game of Thrones, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo were the most popular eBooks during the Summer. Workshop attendees are being asked to bring their iPads, iPods, iPhones, Nooks, Sony Readers, Android smartphones, Kindles, Kindle Fires and other ereading devices, so they may receive more individualized help after the presentation. Adobe, Amazon, Apple, and Barnes & Noble account information is also helpful to get started with certain devices during the workshop.
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