Technology Under the Tree? Try These Free Programs!Your library is gearing up in January to help you learn how to use the technology Santa brought. Try these free programs:
Getting Started with Downloading eBooks:
2:00 pm, Wednesday, Jan. 2, MAIN Library, and
5:30 pm, Tuesday, Jan. 15, SOUTHWEST Branch
From smartphones to tablets, there are all sorts of devices that will allow you to check out eBooks and eAudiobooks for free at the Rock Island Library. We'll show you how! Free, no registration required.
And if Santa brings a new computer, try this class:
Getting Started with Computers:
1:30 pm, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 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. Space is limited; registration required for this class only. Call 309-732-7341 to sign up.
More Events for the first week of January 2013
Catch a free independent movie showing at 6:00 pm on Thursday, Jan. 3, at the Rock Island Main Library. This month's film is Queen of Hearts (French with English subtitles). Independent films are not rated. Free popcorn. (Watch it, and join an online discussion on the Rock Island Library Facebook page after the movie.)
Thirty-something Adele is devastated after a painful breakup. With no close friends or family, her distant cousin, Rachel, reluctantly takes her in and graciously attempts to salvage Adele's personal and professional lives.
Teen Fun @ Your Library
Read to Survive, Survive to Read Teen READ challenge is Jan. 6-Jan. 26. Forms will be available by Friday, Jan. 4 at all Rock Island Library locations. Read, survive and win!
After you pick up your challenge form, take part in a Teen Read Scavenger Hunt, at 6:00 pm on Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Rock Island Main Library. Test your survival skills and see if you have what it takes to follow the clues and stay alive in this battle of endurance and wits! Come and try your luck for a chance to win great prizes! Ages 12-18.