Wednesday, December 7, 2011

e-Reader Workshops - Sign Up Today!

Own an e-reader (or plan on purchasing one) and wondering how you can take advantage of the library's collection of e-books? The library is offering two workshops that will include a brief overview of e-books and e-readers and staff will demonstrate how to download e-books from the library website. After the presentation library staff members will assist Fauquier County Public Library card holders with setting up their laptops and/or e-reader devices.

Where: Warrenton Library Program Room
When: Saturday, Jan. 7 and Jan. 21
Time: 10:30 a.m. - noon

Registration is required. Please call (540) 422-8500, ext. 6862, to reserve your spot. Workshops are limited to 10 patrons, so sign up today!

UPDATE 12/21: This class is now full. We do have a waiting list in case of cancellations.

When you register, you will be asked to confirm the following:
  • You have a valid, permanent Fauquier County Public Library card
  • You have a valid e-mail address
  • The type of device/e-reader you own (Kindle, Kindle Fire, iPad, Nook, etc.)
  • Some devices/e-readers (Nook--including Nook Tablet, Kobo, Sony, etc.) require you to first download your e-books to a computer and transfer via USB; if you own such a device, you will also need to bring a charged laptop and the USB cord for the device; Kindle, tablet and mobile device users do NOT require a laptop
  • An Adobe ID is required for the free Adobe Digital Editions software - you can set up before or set one up at the workshop 
  • If you use an Apple device, you'll need your Apple ID/password
  • If you use a Kindle device, you'll need your Amazon username/password
Related post: Consumer Reports (December 2011) reviews e-readers, tablets

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this e-reader article. I ordered a Kindle as a present for my sister and I'll tell her to sign up on these workshops and that she can download some eBooks from All You Can Books site... she's new in this field. I hope I'll surprise her, because she loves to read many interesting books. I can't wait to see her expression.