eBook Help

eBook/eReader Workshops

books in a computerAttend an eBook/eReader workshop where you can get hands-on assistance searching the digital media catalog, downloading eBooks,and transferring the digital files to your computer or mobile device. Workshops are free, there is no registration, and sessions are available in the day and evening.

View the schedule at eBook/eReader Workshops.

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Learn to Use Your E-Reader!

Thinking of buying an e-reader or already own one and not sure of how to use it?  The South Houston Branch Library will be hosting a workshop Thursday, March 29 from 2-4 pm where you can learn how to use our digital media catalog and download e-books for free using our wireless network.  Bring your own e-reader or you can compare between the Nook, Kindle or iPad that the branch will have on display.

 

 

 

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Using Your Kindle, Nook, I-pad and other e-devices . . . this Friday @ your Library

The under50over Program at Clear Lake City-County Freeman welcomes you Friday, March 9th at 10:30 am in the Marge Jacobson Community Room. Learn how to download e-materials from our ‘Overdrive Catalog’ to your e-readers, smart phones, or other wireless devices. We will start out in the Community Room and break into groups according to which device you own. Moises Villasenior, Technology Training Assistant, Laura Smith and Jorie Nissen, Reference Librarians, will be helping you with the downloads.

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Intro to Library eBooks

EreadersDo you have an iPad, a Kindle, or a Nook?  Did you know that you can borrow ebooks for free through the library’s Digital Media Catalog?  If you’d like some help getting started, bring your ereader to the library meeting room on Wednesday, March 7, at 3:00.  We are hosting a library ebook demonstration in celebration of Read an eBook Week, which is March 4-10.  Please call us at (713) 466-4438 to register and let us know which type of device you’ll be bringing.  If you don’t have an ereader yet, we have some that you can look at and learn about.

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March Adult Programs @ Your Library

The Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library looks forward to its March Programs*.  This includes under50over,  book clubs (mystery, great books, and two different science fiction/fantasy), Adult Crafts-to-Go, Freeman Needlecrafters, and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Lineage & Genealogy Day. All programming is supported by the Friends of Freeman Library. 

For more information on any of our programs in March, please contact the library at (281) 488-1906 or visit us at the upstairs Information Desk. The Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library is located on 16616 Diana Lane, just off of Bay Area Boulevard.

*To print the calendar for March, click on the attachment below.

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How to Download eBooks & More @ your library

The under50over Program at Clear Lake City-County Freeman welcomes you Friday, February 10th at 10:30 am in the Marge Jacobson Community Room. Laura Smith, Reference Librarian, Adult Services, will show how to download free materials from the HCPL Digital Media Catalog to your e-reader or PC.

Light refreshments are provided by the Friends of Freeman Library.

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Stay Cool: Essential Computer Skills for the Holidays

Cool ElfDo you have a million photos on your digital camera? Attend our workshop from 2 to 4:00 PM this Saturday, November 19, in the computer lab to free up memory space and get your files organized.
Not quite sure what to get that special someone for Christmas yet? How about an eReader device or tablet computer? Attend our technology petting zoo on Saturday December 3 from 2:30 to 4:30 PM and sample devices like iPad2, Amazon Kindle, B&N Nook, Sony Reader and more.
Are you dreading the idea of addressing all those holiday cards by hand? From 11 AM to 1:00 PM on December 3, we’ll show you how to convert a list of contacts into printable holiday labels using Microsoft Word 2007 Mail Merge. This season, make Katy one of your destinations for holiday survival skills.
 

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E-Book Computer Class

Do plan on giving or receiving an e-reader device this holiday season?  Or are you just curious about how to navigate the library's digital media catalog?  For some hands-on answers your digital questions, sign up for our E-Books and Digital Library class in December.  We will offer an English and a Spanish language session on the following dates:

Spanish :

Wednesday, December 7

6 pm - 7:45 pm

 

English :

Wednesday, December 14th

6 pm - 7:45 pm

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We'll help you with your DIGITALNESS!

Do you have a E-booksnew reader? Don't know how to use it? Come on in or give us a call! We'll be more than happy to assist you.  We know it all: IPads, Kindles, Nooks, Sony Readers, Androids and the list goes on and on. Look to the near future and we be having Digitalness Learning Sessions for everyone.

Kindle January 7, 2012 @ 3:00 pm

Nook January 14, 2012 @ 3:00 pm

IPad January 28, 2012 @ 3:00 pm

 

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Coming this Friday!

The Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library can't wait until this Friday when the Digital Bookmobile visits. This is a hands-on approach which helps library members with eBooks, eAudio, and portable reading devices. The Digital Bookmobile will be parked on the Diana Lane side of Freeman Branch Library from 10 AM to 2 PM. Snacks are made possible by the Friends of Freeman Library and the JSC Federal Credit Union.

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