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Downloading eBooks and AudioBooks Class


 

The Maud Marks Library is offering a free class this Saturday, December 5 at 10 AM on downloading ebooks. Have you ever wanted to read or listen to a book on your iPad, Nook, or Kindle? Bring your device and your library card to learn how to do just that using one of our ebook resources. If you don't have a device you can practice on ours. Seating is limited so registration is required.

You can register here.

Holiday Help 24/7

During the holiday season, the library may be closed, but you can still access seasonal recipes, crafts, and decorating ideas, online, with your library card.  Now is the perfect time to try an eBook, digital magazine, or our Hobbies & Crafts database. Start browsing our eBook collection, and just add your subject to the search, or use the available search limiters.  Read new issues of Food Network Magazine, Southern Living, Good Housekeeping, and more, right now, with Flipster.

Just in Time for the Int'l Quilt Festival Houston: "Who You Callin' a Fat Quarter?"

Just in time for the International Quilt Festival Houston is coming up October 29 - November 3 at the George R. Brown Convention, we've created a Featured Collection of Quilting and Needlecraft eBooks, "Who You Callin' a Fat Quarter?" on OverDrive.

This Thursday--Learn how to use your Device for eBooks!

Have a digital device? Come learn how to check out library eBooks and eAudiobooks to your device, including Kindles, Nooks, iPads, Android devices, smartphones, and computers. The beginning of the class explains the library’s Digital Media Catalog and the second portion focuses on getting those books onto your device. If you have a digital device, be sure to bring it for the hands on portion of the class. Class will be held on Thursday, October 1st from 2-4 pm at the LSC-Tomball Community Library in the second floor computer lab, Room L 216. For more information, call 832-559-4200.

 

 

September 18 is Read an eBook Day

OverDrive's Read an eBook Day is Friday, September 18, and this year we are encouraging everyone to check out an all-time favorite book in digital format and to share the story behind it with us--because that is the great thing about great books: there is always a story behind the story. Maybe your favorite book lit your way out of a dark time in your life, maybe it helped you see the world a little more clearly, or maybe it was the first book that just grabbed you and wouldn't let go until you finished it. Whatever that story is, share it with us in the comments section below or on social media, using the hashtag #ebooklove.

Free eBooks from the Library - This Saturday

Toucan with ereader courtesy of Clker.comLearn how to download free ebooks from the library this Saturday at 3:30pm.  Why pay when we're givin' em away?

Friends of the Library-Kingwood Gives $25,000 for Digital Collections

emedia checkFriends of the Library-Kingwood (FOLK) has generously granted $25,000 to add new material to Harris County Public Library's Digital Media Collection. The bulk of these funds will go to Overdrive eBooks and eAudios for both adults and children. Some of these funds may be used for newer digital collections, including Hoopla's app-based streaming media, OneClickdigital's audiobooks, Flipster's digital magazines, or the HCPL eSelect collection of independent authors – all available through your library card.

Print Books vs Ebooks

BookI love ebooks.  I love print books.  I love audiobooks.  Thankfully, the library has ALL of them.  It may interest you to know that with the explosion of ebooks and ereaders, you (as the Harris County Public Library customer) still gravitate to the print form.  Last month, you checked out over 600,000 in-branch items (about 20,000 from the Katy Branch).  In the same month, you checked out over 76,000 ebooks.  Whatever form they publish... as long as they keep coming, right?  Enjoy your book today.

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