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Updated: 04/28/2013 08:00:23AM

The Geek Squad coming to the library

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Ashley Elliott

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Our version of a geek squad will be available May 1 and 15 from 3-5 p.m. to provide assistance for patrons needing technological guidance. Bring in your iPads, cell phones and laptops. Due to popularity, pre-registration is required. There is a possibility we will be adding in more days and times. To find out about additional availability, please call.

Bring your Kindle, Nook, iPad, or other eReader device to the library where we will help you with the basics of getting eBooks to read. We are holding a special session for eBooks on May 16 at 11 a.m. We will help you learn the OverDrive lending system for checking out library eBooks. Please be sure you have you Polk County Library Card and PIN number to access OverDrive. If you have misplaced your library card/PIN number, just stop by the circulation desk to get a replacement.

What can be on the Internet? You and your business can be by creating a Business Website. Find out some of the basic information and tools you will need to start a practical business website that can promote your services, attract more customers, and generate more business. This free class will be held Friday, May 24 at 1 p.m. Space is limited so please call or ask at the circulation desk to sign up.

Start your children early with reading. Bring them for one of our weekly story times. For 3-5 year olds, it is Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and 18 months to 2 years on Thursday at 10 a.m.

Sign up for the Friends of the Library sponsored Adult Book Discussion. In May we will be reading “Last of the Breed” by Louis L’Amour. The group meets May 28 at 3 p.m. Copies of the book will be for sale for $3 while the Friends supplement the rest of the cost. If copies are sold out, you may request a copy available for checkout.

Have you ever thought of searching to find distant relatives or are curious to see if you were related to a royal somewhere down the line? Our subscription to Ancestry.com can provide you the means to do so. You can search for public records and newspaper articles on your ancestors. It’s all free at your library. Accessible only from within the library and just need your barcode and pin number to access. We even have Family Group and Pedigree Chart sheets available at the desk to help you get started. What are you waiting for? Get started today and find our your family history.


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