Get started with your eBook reader!

Did you get an eBook reader as a holiday gift? Wondering what to do with it? Wonder no more – the San Antonio Public Library wants to help!

From January 10 through early February, the Library will offer free eReader clinics to help you get the most out of your eBook reader. Starting with the basics, you’ll soon be using your reader to explore the entire Dewey Decimal System, as well as fiction!

Here’s a clinic schedule:
January 10 6:00 p.m. Thousand Oaks Branch Library
January 13 1:00 p.m. Maverick Branch Library
January 15 2:00 p.m. The Tobin Library at Oakwell
January 20 2:00 p.m. McCreless Branch Library
January 22 10:00 a.m. Las Palmas Branch Library
January 23 1:00 p.m. Brook Hollow Branch Library
January 26 6:00 p.m. Great Northwest Branch Library
January 29 3:00 p.m. Cody Branch Library
January 30 11:00 a.m. Igo Branch Library
February 3 6:00 p.m. Central Library
February 5 12:00 noon Landa Branch Library

…and a chance to add to your movie and audiobook library…
With the increasing popularity of new formats such as downloadables, DVDs and CDs, items on tape are not being checked out as often – as a matter of fact, books on tape and movies on VHS account for less than 1% of our annual circulation. So we’re giving you the chance to snap some up at great prices, and help the Library too!

On Saturday and Sunday, January 8 and 9, the Friends of the San Antonio Public Library are holding a special sale of audiobooks on tape and movies on VHS. Proceeds will benefit the Library.

If you’re in the neighborhood, check out what’s available at one of these locations:

Bazan Branch Library
Saturday and Sunday, January 8 and 9 • 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Brook Hollow Branch Library
Saturday, January 8 • 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Carver Branch Library
Saturday and Sunday, January 8 and 9 • 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Collins Garden Branch Library
Saturday and Sunday, January 8 and 9 • 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.

Cortez Branch Library
Saturday, January 8 • 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Johnston Branch Library
Saturday and Sunday, January 8 and 9 • 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.

Maverick Branch Library
Saturday and Sunday, January 8 and 9 • 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

McCreless Branch Library
Saturday and Sunday, January 8 and 9 • 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.

Memorial Branch Library
Saturday, January 8 • 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Thousand Oaks Branch Library
Sunday, January 9 • 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.

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Posted on January 5, 2011, in Bazan Library, branch libraries, Brook Hollow Library, Carver Library, Central Library, Cody Library, Collins Garden Library, Cortez Library, Great Northwest Library, Igo Library, Johnston Library, Landa Library, Las Palmas Library, Maverick Library, McCreless Library, Memorial Library, PR, Thousand Oaks Library, Tobin Library and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I got a Nook for Christmas so I am really looking forward to the clinic. I will bring my e-reader but would it be a good idea to bring my laptop to download software and sync between the computer and e-reader?

  2. Hi, Russell – glad you're planning to attend our eReader clinic. Yes, it would be great if you could bring your laptop with you so you can walk through all the steps.(And that's good advice for anyone else planning to attend.)

  3. Do they downloadables work with iPads and iPhones?

  4. Hi, Suzap – sorry to take so long to reply but I wanted to be sure I got the right info for you. San Antonio Public Library downloadables do work with iPads and iPhones. For right now, if you download an eBook on an iPad, it displays as if it were on an iPhone screen, but I understand there is a new app in development that will allow the page to display full-size on your iPad.I hope that answers your question.

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