Love Your Tech in 2022!

Did you receive a new device as a holiday gift, or upgrade with a great year-end deal? Maybe you've resolved to get more comfortable with technology in 2022. Your library is here to help!

In January, we're offering classes to help you get the most out of your technology, whether you're a beginner who wants to master the basics, or you want access to thousands of books, videos, music and more, 24/7 with your library card! Classes are taught by Digital Literacy Librarian Kenny Duray, and you can attend in-person or online. Click the class link to register, or call the Adult Services department.

 

Beginner Basics

Don't know how to use a computer, tablet or smartphone? Have questions about your device, or another tech-related topic? Our Tech With Kenny classes are for you! Classes are held Wednesday mornings from 10-11 a.m. Each session includes a half-hour lesson, followed by a half hour for Q&A and practice time.

January 5: Using The Mouse and Keyboard - learn basic mouse controls and keyboard keys

January 12: The Internet - learn about browsers, how to search, create a bookmark, and tips for online safety

January 19: Email - Learn to create an email account, send an email, and attach to an email

January 26: File Management - Learn to organize your files for easy access later

 

 

Your Library On The Go!

ebook and headphonesCheck out and download books, video, music and more, any time, any place, with your library card! Learn about our digital library apps and discover the fun and convenience of ebooks, eaudiobooks, digital video, magazines and newspapers. Classes are held Monday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m., in person or online.

January 10: AAPLD Library Apps - Learn about the services you can access through our apps, plus how to install and use them.

January 17: Downloading Ebooks and Audiobooks - Ebooks and eaudiobooks are convenient, portable, and perfect for travel, commuting, or enjoying from the comfort of home.

January 24: Downloading Movies and TV Shows -  Stream movies and TV shows, documentaries, indie hits, and selections from around the world, including shows from the popular BBC and Acorn TV networks.

January 31: Downloading Magazines and Newspapers -  Find your favorite magazines and newspapers, including international publications, in multiple languages.

 

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day and Star Wars with Your Library!!!

Sad news everyone.  The Library’s Geek Out event (May 2nd) has been canceled, Free Comic Book Day has been postponed, new comics aren’t being shipped.  And Star Wars day, May the 4th?  Well, I guess Star Wars day is OK, but you can’t celebrate it with everyone you’d probably like to.  Luckily, the Library’s got a way to get you through this.  We have lots of resources that allow you to celebrate the things you geek out about.  

Now is a great time to catch up on some comics and graphic novels you’ve been meaning to read and you can do that digitally through Hoopla on your computer or laptop, your tablet, or even your smartphone.  Hoopla has tons of graphic novels and comics from many different publishers including Marvel, DC, Image, Darkhorse, and Boom.  Follow the links below to check them out!

Hoopla comics

Did you know that Marvel made audiobook versions of graphic novels?  They are more like voice acted versions of the graphic novels with pretty awesome sound effects.  You can check those out here:

There are plenty of resources you can find through the Library to help you can celebrate Star Wars Day on Monday, May 4th.  Below is a list of Star Wars related material that you can find through our online library.

Hoopla

Overdrive / Libby

RBdigital Magazine

Kanopy

Did you know that several Star Wars languages were inspired from or just using different Earth languages?  Below are a couple of examples and how you could also learn those languages.  Maybe after learning a few languages you can create your own Star Wars universe language!!!

Mango Languages

  • Indonesian language inspired Kanjiklubber, a new language that appears in Star Wars, The Force Awakens
  • In The Phantom Menace’s pod-racing scene,  Anakin’s owner Watto and competitor Sebulba inexplicably speak back and forth in Finnish, saying “Kiitos!” (Thank you!) and “Ole hyvä!” (You’re welcome!)

Here is a short list of some websites that you can also use to celebrate Star Wars not only on May 4th, but throughout the year.

I hope this list gives you a way to celebrate comics and Star Wars this weekend and in the future. The Library is looking forward to celebrating these awesome days with you in the future, but for now, you can Geek Out on your own.

Keep on reading – and – May the Force Be With You

Kenny D.

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