Hi-tech Holiday Gifts & How the Library Can Help

Thinking about buying a hi-tech gift this holiday  season? Or, hoping that someone will buy one for you? The library can help!

Through our online branch and digital downloads page, Audiobooks and eBooks are now available 24/7 with your Internet connection and a Capital Area District Library card. From any computer you can select, check out and download materials to a compatible device. They are automatically deleted after 2 weeks.

We’re holding several classes this season that will help you use our digital collection on devices such as the Kindle, iPad, iPod, Nook or Android Tablet. Here are some of the classes:

Hi-tech Holiday Gifts
Nov. 1, 2011 • 6 p.m.
CADL Williamston
Are you thinking of purchasing an eReader for yourself or someone on your gift
list? This informative overview focuses on several different devices: The Sony
Reader
The Noble Nook® and the Amazon Kindle.® Then come back in January for a class in how to download digital books.

Choosing an eBook Reader
Nov. 3, 2011 • 6:30 p.m.
CADL Holt
If you’ve been wanting to purchase an eBook Reader or smartphone but don’t know where to start, we can help! We’ll explain the differences between the available devices and which ones work with the library’s free Digital Downloads
collection.

Digital Downloads
Nov. 8, 2011 • 6:15 p.m.
CADL Leslie
Do you have an eBook Reader, or are you thinking of buying one? With a CADL
card, you can download books directly to any eReader that’s compatible with our
Digital Downloads collection, such as Nook, iPad and many smartphones (find a
list at cadl.org/download). Come to this workshop with CADL’s Training
Specialist and get started.

eBook Basics: Library Digital Downloads
Tuesday, Dec. 6 • 6 pm at CADL South Lansing
Learn how to download the library’s collection of free eBooks to your eReader, tablet, smart phone or other compatible device (visit cadl.org/download for a list). Be sure to bring your device with you.

eBook Basics: Choosing and Using a Digital Device
Nov. 16, 2011 • 5 p.m. at CADL Foster
Dec. 12, 2011 • 6:30 p.m. at CADL Mason
Dec. 13, 2011 • 6:30 p.m. at CADL Webberville
Thinking of buying an eReader for yourself or as a gift? Wondering what smart
phones or tablets work with the library’s free eBooks? Explore our electronic
“petting zoo” to try out different kinds of eReaders and other digital devices.
We’ll also show you how to get started downloading from our collection—if you
already have a device, bring it with you (visit cadl.org/downloads for a list of
compatible devices).

To see more Tech Corner classes, visit our website at www.cadl.org/events.

- Matt P., Technology Librarian @ Downtown Lansing

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