eBook Education Week at HCPL: March 4 - 10

Photo Credit: Reading My Kindle in the Hammock by The Creative PennHere at Harris County Public Library, we love books whether they come bound between covers, recorded on CDs or downloaded onto Kindles or iPods, and we believe that this is a great time to be a reader. There are not only more books to choose from than ever before, but thanks to new technology, there are more ways to get one’s hands on them as well.

We know that many people have already embraced eBooks. HCPL has seen circulation of eBooks nearly triple over the last two years. We also know that a lot of people, for a variety of reasons, are less eager to try them out. We understand their reluctance. The sheer variety of devices and formats on the market can be daunting even for the tech-savvy reader. HCPL can help.

During the week of March 4 – 10, all of HCPL’s 26 branches will host programs designed to encourage customers who are unfamiliar with eBooks to learn more about them, and to teach those who already use eReaders how to get the most out of them.Photo Credit: Without the Benefit of Experience by CarbonNYC

We at HCPL know books and we have always kept up with the latest technologies--so who better to talk to when books and technology meet?

Below are some of the programs Harris County Public Library has on tap for eBook Education Week. See your branch's Events Calendar for more information.

Aldine Branch Library:
Read an eBook!
Tuesday, March 6. 2:00 – 3:00 PM.
Atascocita Branch Library:
Overdrive and eReaders. Registration required
Friday, March 9. 3:00 PM.
Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library:
Klueless About Kindle?
Wednesday, March 7. 6:30 PM
Klueless About Kindle?
Thursday, March 8. 11:30 AM
Barbara Bush Branch Library:
eMedia Petting Zoo for Kids.
Wednesday, March 7. 4:30 – 5:30 PM.
Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library:
Read an eBook Week.
Wednesday, March 7. 4:30 – 7:00 PM  
50+ Using Your Kindle, Nook, I-pad or Other eDevices.
Friday, March 9. 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.
Crosby Branch Library:
eMedia 101.
Tuesday, March 6. 3:00 – 4:30 PM.
Cy-Fair College Branch Library:
eBook/eReader Open Lab.
Tuesday, March 6. 5:30-6:30 PM  
eReader Family Storytime in the Kid's Corner.
Tuesday, March 6. 6:30 - 7:15 PM 
App Enabled Devices: iPad, iPhone, Android Phone.
Thursday, March 8. 10:00-11:00 AM.
Evelyn Meador Branch Library:
New Way to Read.
Wednesday, March 7. 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.
Fairbanks Branch Library:
eMedia Training.
Wednesday, March 7. 3:00 – 4:30 PM.
High Meadows Branch Library:
eBooks Training.
Monday, March 5. 1:00 – 2:00 PM 
eBooks Training.
Tuesday, March 6. 3:00 – 4:00 PM
eBooks Training.
Thursday, March 8. 5:00 – 6:00 PM.
Jacinto City Branch Library:
eMedia 101.
Wednesday, March 7. 3:00 PM.
Katherine Tyra Bear Creek Branch Library: 
Dr. Seuss pBook & eBook Time!
Tuesday, March 6. 10:30 AM.
Katy Branch Library:
Library eBook Workshop.
Thursday, March 8. 2:30 – 4:00 PM
Kingwood Branch Library:
Hands on eBook Readers.
Thursday, March 8. 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Library eBooks for Kindle.
Friday, March 9. 1:30 – 2:30 PM
Library eBooks for Nook.
Friday, March 9. 3:00 – 4:00 PM.
La Porte Community Library:
Get The Facts On eBooks.
Tuesday, March 6. 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
Maud Smith Marks Branch Library:
E-Books for Everyone.  Registration required.
Wednesday, March 7. 2:00 – 4:00 PM
North Channel Branch Library:
eReader's Technology Petting Zoo.
Monday, March 5. 3:00 – 5:30 PM. 
Aprenda sobre los libros electrónicos. 
Wednesday, March 7. 6:00 – 7:45 PM.
Northwest Branch Library:
eReader, One-on-One Tutoring:
Saturday, March 10. 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
Octavia Fields Branch Library:
Digital Media Catalog and Kindle Users How-to.
Tuesday, March 6. 2:30 PM.
Parker Williams Branch Library:
eBooks for NOOK.
Monday, March 5. 2:00 – 3:00 PM.
Spring Branch Memorial Branch Library:
iPads, Kindles, and Nooks, Oh my! 
Friday, March 9. 3:00 PM.
Stratford Branch Library:
iPads, Kindles, and Nooks, Oh My! 
Thursday, March 8. 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM and 4:30 – 5:30 PM.
Tomball College & Community Library:
iPads, Kindles, and Nooks, Oh My! 
Tuesday, March 6. 9:00 – 11:00 AM.
West University Branch Library:
eMedia Training.
Tuesday, March 6. 2:00 – 3:00 PM and 3:30 – 4:30 PM. *Registration required.

All programs are free and open to the public.  For more information about the branch closest to you, call 713-749-9000.

Photo Credit: Reading My Kindle in the Hammock by The Creative Penn

Photo Credit: Without Benefit of Experience by CarbonNYC


I love my branch library,

I love my branch library, Octavia Fields, and the librarians and assistants there. I recieved a Kindle for Christmas and I love, love the eBranch. It has exposed me to so many new genres of books and my only problem is I can't read fast enough. The selection is so extensive!! Thank you for all the work you do to make the eBranch so easy to use and accessible.

That is wonderful! We are so

That is wonderful! We are so glad to hear from you. You've made our day! Thank you very much!