Summer Learning for Adults Goes Beneath the Surface of New Technology PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Thursday, 06 June 2013 13:52

Rock Island, IL: For more and more adults, libraries are becoming go-to places to learn about new skills and technology, especially as services like music downloading and free eBook checkouts introduce additional ways to use library services and materials.

The Rock Island Public Library Adult Services department is no exception, offering 11 different events this summer where adults can learn about using library eBooks and audiobooks, downloading music and using either an Apple iPad or Android tablet computer.  Classes start next week and include the following free programs:

Getting Started Downloading Library eBooks & eAudiobooks: Learn how to use the Library’s free download services to get eBooks and eAudiobooks to your computer, portable listening devices, tablets, and eReaders.

  • Wednesday, June 12th, 6:00 pm, Main Library, 401 19th Street
  • Thursday, June 27th, 1:30 pm, Main Library
  • Wednesday, July 10th, 6:00 pm, Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Road
  • Thursday, August 8th, 6:30 pm, Main Library

Using Your iPad: Learn more about your iPad, and what you can use it for. Bring your device with you for a free hands-on session with tips and tricks. This program is for owners of Apple devices only.

  • Thursday, June 13th, 2:30 pm, Main Library
  • Tuesday, July 2nd, 6:30 pm, Main Library

Getting Started Downloading Music: With the Rock Island Library’s subscription to Freegal Music Service, you can use your library card to download free music. Learn how to use this new service on a variety of devices.

  • Wednesday, June 19th, 6:30 pm, Main Library
  • Wednesday, July 24th, 6:30 pm, Southwest Branch
  • Tuesday, August 13th, 2:00 pm, Main Library

Using Your Tablet: Learn more about your tablet computer, and what you can use it for. Bring your device with you for a free hands-on session with tips and tricks. This program is for owners of Google Android devices only (includes Amazon Kindle Fire tablets.)

  • Thursday, June 20th, 2:30 pm, Main Library
  • Monday, July 22, 6:30 pm, Main Library

Going beyond technology, the Rock Island Library has one more opportunity for adults to work on an important life skill: Getting organized! Professional organizer and national speaker Mona Brantley, owner of the business “Organize That,” will present 5 Steps to Getting Organized on Tuesday, August 20 at 6:30 pm at the Main Library, 401 19th Street. Learn the one difference between organized and disorganized people, while understanding why you may have trouble getting or staying organized. Participants will both laugh and learn as Brantley provides logical and helpful hints, tips, and tricks that will make a difference in your life.

All events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required.  The full list of summer programs is available at, as well as in the Summer Events brochure and calendars available at all Rock Island Libraries.

For more news about Rock Island Public Library events, call 309-732-7323 (READ) or follow the Rock Island Library on Facebook and Twitter.


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