Monday, March 25, 2013

It’s A Downloadable World

The increased use of electronic books and audiobooks and the devices used to play them has a number of library visitors anxious to get on board, but not exactly certain how to make that leap onto the platform! Potential users are often faced with a myriad of concerns ranging from how to get started, to getting the e-book onto the e-reader. For many potential users, this is still uncharted territory that many do not want to face alone.

In April, the Birmingham Public Library (BPL) will host a 90-minute class designed to move folks in the right direction. The library offers thousands of free e-books and audiobooks for members to download and checkout. This training will teach attendees how to checkout and download material from the library’s downloadable site to a computer and/or reading and listening device. The Central Library’s computer lab will be used for training, and staff will be on hand to demonstrate popular devices. Led by BPL librarian Karyn Davis, the training is scheduled to take place in the Regional Library Computer Center (RLCC) on the fourth floor in the Linn Henley Research Library.

Training dates:
Thursday, April 11, 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 18, 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 20, 12:00 p.m.
Monday, April 22, 6:00 p.m.

The classes are free and open to the public. However, space is limited and reservations are required. Please call (205) 226-3600 to reserve your space today.

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