Posted Online: Dec. 27, 2012, 10:33 am

Rock Island Library offers Tech Classes for 2013

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Press release submitted by Rock Island Public Library


Rock Island Library programs provide tech help after the holidays

Did a new eReader, tablet or smartphone end up under your tree this year? If so, the Rock Island Public Library wants to help you learn how to use them to checkout free eBooks and audiobooks.

The library will kick off 2013 with a free "Getting Started with Downloading eBooks" program at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, January 2, at the Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street, Rock Island. The same program will be repeated at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at the Rock Island Southwest Branch Library, 9010 Ridgewood Road. Getting Started with Downloading eBooks will show participants how to use the OverDrive service to checkout free eBooks and eAudiobooks for a wide variety of devices, including eReaders, Kindle readers and tablets, Apple devices, and smartphones. Each session starts with a short demo, followed by time for one-on-one practice or help. No registration is required.

And if a new laptop or personal computer was on your gift list this year, the library will also offer a free "Getting Started with Computers" session at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street. The class offers free help for users who are either completely new to computers or for those who want to get more comfortable using one. Registration is required for this class only. To sign up, call 309-732-7341.


For more events at the Rock Island Public Library, pick up a winter program brochure or monthly events calendar at any Rock Island Library, check the library calendar or news sections at www.rockislandlibrary.org, or sign up for news by email. For questions, please call 309-732-7323 (READ.)




Additional Rock Island Library Tech Classes for 2013:

Getting Started with Email
Thursday, February 21st, 2013, 2:30 pm Main Library
Whether you need an email account or just don't use yours very often, this class will help you become more comfortable. Registration is required: Call 309-732-7341.

Getting Started with Computers
Thursday, March 14th, 2013, 11:30 am Main Library
Whether you've never touched a computer before or just want to learn some new things, this class will help you get more comfortable. Registration is required: Call 309-732-7341

Getting Started with Email
Tuesday, March 26th, 2013, 10:30 am Main Library
Whether you need an email account or just don't use yours very often, this class will help you become more comfortable. Registration is required: Call 309-732-7341.

Getting Started with Library Databases
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013, 3:00 pm Main Library
Learn how to use some of the Library's online databases to learn a new language, research your family history, and find magazine articles or books online. Registration required: Call 309-732-7341.