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eBook Users Group, April 12

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Are you a Troy resident who owns a Kindle, nook, smartphone, and iPad, or other portable device? Would you like to share what you know, or learn from other users?

Whether you are a brand new user or an expert on ebooks, join us for Troy Library's eReaders User Group. Bring your device, your questions and your ideas. You will have a chance to ask questions to the Library staff, and to discuss with other ereader users, what works, best practices, and tips and tricks when using your device.

Our next meeting is Thursday, April 12, 6:30 pm. If you have questions about the eReaders User Group, call the Library's Technology Center at 248.524.3542 or email techroom@troymi.gov.

Learn A Language On The Go on Your iPhone

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Do you want to learn a new language but are always on the go? Do you own an iPhone? Are you a Troy resident? If you answered "yes" to these questions, then the Troy Public Library is the place for you!

The Library's Mango Languages eResource offers a mobile app for the iPhone that allows you to access 30 foreign languages and a dozen ESL courses 24 hours a day, seven days a week, no matter where you are.

Accessing the Mango iPhone app is simple and quick.Mango iPhone Pics There are just a few things you need to get started:

1. A Troy Public Library card.

2. The Mango Languages iPhone app, which can be found by clicking here.

3. A Mango account, which can be set up by visiting the Mango Language Learning Center.

Mango is easy to use and fun to master. Download the app and learn on the go today!

Computer Classes at the Library

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Registration opens March 12, for April Computer Classes at the Troy Public Library. If you need to improve your skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint; are interested in how to download ebooks to your portable device; or want to discover what other resources are available to you from the Library via your computer, we have a class for you.

Each month, the Troy Library offers free, hands-on, public computer classes taught by Library staff. Registration is free, but classes fill early. Register by going to our programs calendar.

For information, email the Technology Department, or phone 248.524.3542.

All About eBooks

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Barnes and Noble NookDo you have a Kindle, Sony eReader, Barnes and Noble nook, or another eReader? Are you thinking about purchasing one? Did you know that the Troy Public Library has eBooks available free-of-charge for you to download to your eReader or smartphone?

If you are interested in the eBook revolution, attend All About eBooks sponsored by the Troy Library. This 90-minute session will answer all of your questions, and show you what resources are available to you from the Library. We will demonstrate some of the more popular eReaders, purchased courtesy of the Friends of the Troy Library. And if you have an eReader, bring it, and we will show you how to set up an account.

All About eBooks will be offered at 6:30 pm on the following dates (click on the date to register): Thursday, March 15; Tuesday, March 27; and Tuesday, April 17. The Library also sponsors an eReaders Users Group. If you have an eReader and want to discuss tips, tricks, and best practices, join us on Thursday, April 12, at 6:30.

Questions? Call the Library's Technology Center at 248.524.3542 or email techroom@troymi.gov.

Calling All eBook Users

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Troy residents who own Kindles, nooks, smartphones, and iPads are flocking to the Troy Library to learn about their new devices, and to check out ebooks and audiobooks. As a result, the Library is adding more and more titles to our growing collection of downloadable material. We are also excited to show our users how to use these collections.

Whether you are a brand new user or an expert on ebooks, join us for Troy Library's eReaders User Group. Bring your device, your questions and your ideas. You will have a chance to ask questions to the Library staff, and to discuss with other ereader users, what works, best practices, and tips and tricks when using your device.

Register online for our next two meetings: Tuesday, March 6 at 6:30 pm, and Thursday, April 12 at 6:30 pm. If you have questions about the eReaders User Group, call the Library's Technology Center at 248.524.3542 or email techroom@troymi.gov.

Registration for Computer Classes is Open

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Need to improve your skills in Microsoft Word or Excel? Maybe you are ready to dive into social network sites? Perhaps you have purchased a new Kindle or nook ereader? If the answer is YES, then the Troy Public Library has a computer class for you.

Registration is now open for the Library's March classes in Beginning Word, Intermediate Word, Beginning Excel, Intermediate Excel, All About eBooks, and Finding Friends on Facebook.

Each month, the Library offers free, hands-on, public computer classes taught by Library staff. For information, email the Technology Department, or phone 248.524.3542.

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