Tech Tutors

Summer Reading has Begun!

Ready for those beach reads? Remember, if you’re having trouble with downloading electronic and audio library books to your Kindle, Nook, iPad, iPhone, Samsung, or other electronic device, E*Book*Aid will be available in the front lobby every Monday afternoon this summer from 2-4. A team of tech wizards will give you personal help with using your digital device so you can read and listen to electronic library books wherever your summer may take you!

This Saturday morning, in the first of our several Adult programs this summer, you'll be able to Learn the Art of Quilling--that's about making those impressive delicate spirally things made of paper. Just like in the photo on the left. That&rsq...

The OverDrives, They Are A-Changin'

Just when you thought you had figured out exactly how to check eBooks out to your Digital Device from our Digital Media Catalog, our primary eBook distributor, OverDrive has gone and changed things on us. 

In the next few weeks, you will find that the OverDrive interface has had a bit of a makeover - one that they purport will make the eBook checkout process easier, but one that may also, on first encounter, cause the anxiety of figuring this whole eBook thing out to return.

But do not worry, for HCPL is here to help!  The first place to go for help with this "Next Generation" of OverDrive is with this handy guide provided by our ver...

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...

Summer is almost over!

Want to get out of the heat or take a break out of your busy summer schedule?  Catch a free film at our Family Movie Night.  The last two movie nights will be held on August 22nd and 29th.  The movies will be shown in the meeting room and show times start at 4:00 pm.

Don't forget that the end of summer also means the end of our tech tutors program.  If you haven't had a chance to learn a bit more about checking out e-books and e-audiobooks then I encourage you to come by and speak to our electronic experts.  The last two tech tutor sessions will be on August 18th and 25th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

 

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Tech Tutors: All August Long

There are only four Tech Tutors sessions left this Summer:  this coming Saturday, August 4th, then the following three Saturdays, the 11th, the 18th, and the 25th.  The sessions start when we open at 10 am and last until noon. 

If you're having difficulties figuring out our Digital Media Catalog or our new eAudio collection One Click Digital, or if you just have general curiosities about eBooks and -readers, make sure to drop by.  We're here to help!

Can't make it to our Tech Tutors sessions?  Fear not!  Bring your question to the front desk anytime and someone will be able to at least hel...

Tech Tutor Sessions, All Summer Long!

Beginning next Saturday, May 5th, Cinco de Mayo, our Tech Tutors will be offering weekly one-on-one sessions from 10 am to noon.

Drop by the library any Saturday through August with your digital device and we'll walk you through the process of checking items out from our Digital Media Catalog onto your device.

Sessions start when we open at 10 am and will be offered on a first come, first serve basis.  Hope to see you there!

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Tech Tutors In Action

Reference Librarian Gwendolyn teaches patron how to download eBooks.Today the library celebrated Read an eBook Week at our one-on-one Tech Tutors Table. Patrons have been stopping by all day to get their specific questions answered. Many folks didn't know they could use their library cards to download free eBooks! If you missed the tutoring session, stop by the information desk for assistance. Also, online assistance is available. Why not celebrate with us and check out an eBook today. They are free with your library card!

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Read an eBook! Week is March 4th-10th!

Have you been meaning to try reading one of those eBooks everyone's been talking about on your iPad?  Do you read books regularly on your eReader, but you're tired of coughing up all of the dough to do so?  Do you have a brand new reader and no idea where to start? 

Let us help!

In celebration of Read an eBook Week, which runs this year from March 4th-10th, on Saturday, March 10th,  the Northwest Library will have two of our Tech Tutors on hand, offering one-on-one sessions all day (10am to 5pm), advising you on how to check eBooks out from our Digital Media Catalog to your digital device.

Bring your own device in, or le...

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