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Check out what NOPL has to offer for adults! Music, lectures, continuing education, book groups, and more!

Learn Anything Anytime

 Posted by pete on May 15, 2012
May 152012
 


CREATE AN ACCOUNT

  • Free with a library card
    (valid e-mail address required to create an account and take courses. Email accounts are free.)
  • Enroll in up to 5 courses at a time.
  • Allowed 6 months to finish each course.
  • Perpetual access to your course online–attend class and do assignments on your schedule.
  • Each course has a real instructor available via email.
  • These are non-credit courses and are provided for your personal enrichment.
  • These courses are not intended to be a substitute for any state, government, licensing, or educational requirements.
  • Over 500 free high-quality personal enrichment and non-credit online courses.  Video-based lessons, a collaborative learning environment, graded lesson tests, certificates of achievement and Continuing Education Units for selected courses.

Pet Care and Training  •  Software Tutorials (e.g. Photoshop, Excel) • Nutrition •

Writing Improvement • Alternative Medicine • Business Applications • Genealogy

Meg Backus on Bridge Street to discuss “Learn Anything Anytime:”

NOPL’s Online Resources

 Posted by pete on January 7, 2012
Jan 072012
 
Sep 262011
 

NOPL at Cicero has three eReaders and one iPad available for circulation to NOPL patrons over the age of 18 with a library card in good standing.

The iPad will be available for in-library use only, it can be borrowed for two hours at a time, and is non-holdable. It is pre-loaded with content including games, newspapers, magazines, and educational apps.

The eReaders will circulate for three weeks and are also non-holdable. One Barnes and Noble Black and White Nook, one Sony Reader Touch Edition, and one Sony Reader Pocket Edition are available. The Nook contains popular titles that are being turned into movies. The Sony Readers contain titles from the New York Times Fiction and Non-Fiction best sellers lists.

Titles on the Nook:

  • A Game of Thrones-George R.R. Martin
  • Something Borrowed—Emily Griffin
  • The Help—Kathryn Stockett
  • Water for Elephants—Sara Gruen
  • The Lincoln Lawyer—Michael Connelly
  • I am Number Four—Pittacus Lore
  • The Hunger Games—Suzanne Collins
  • Jane Eyre—Charlotte Bronte
  • One Day—David Nichols
  • Moneyball—Michael Lewis
  • Too Big to Fail—Andrew Ross Sorkin
  • We need to talk about Kevin—Lionel Shriver
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo—Stieg Larson
  • One for the Money—Janet Evanovich
  • I, Alex Cross—James Patterson
  • The Great Gatsby—F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • One Shot—Lee Child
  • Anna Karenina–Leo Tolstoy
  • The Hobbit—J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy—John Le Carre

Titles on both Sony Readers:

  • 1105 Yakima Street—Debbie Macomber
  • After America—Mark Steyn
  • Bossypants—Tina Fey
  • Cold Vengeance—Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
  • The Confession: A Novel—John Grisham
  • Dexter by Design—Jeff Lindsay
  • Full Black—Brad Thor
  • The Glass Castle—Jeanette Walls
  • The Greater Journey—David McCullough
  • Heaven if for Real—Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent
  • The Help—Katheryn Stockett
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks—Rebecca Skloot
  • In the Garden of Beasts—Erik Larson
  • Kill Me If You Can—James Patterson and Marshall Karp
  • Now you See Her—James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
  • One Day—David Nicholls
  • Outliers: The Story of Success—Malcom Gladwell
  • The Return of Rafe MacKade—Nora Roberts
  • Safe Haven—Nicholas Sparks
  • Sarah’s Key—Tatiana de Rosnay
  • Second Son—Lee Child
  • A Stolen Life—Jaycee Dugard
  • Unbroken—Laura Hillenbrand
  • Until Proven Guilty—J.A. Jance

Library eBooks for Kindle

 Posted by pete on September 23, 2011
Sep 232011
 

Finally! Public Libraries can now lend eBooks for the Amazon Kindle.

How to borrow ebooks for your Kindle:

From our homepage click the big purple Overdrive rectangle.

2. Browse and check out a Kindle book.

3. Click the ‘Get for Kindle’ button. This opens the Amazon.com website. You may be required to sign in with your Amazon.com account if you are not already logged in.

4. Select a Kindle device or Kindle reading app. Click the ‘Get library book’ button and sync your device or app to download the book, or choose to send it to your device via USB.

5. An active Wi-Fi connection is required for wireless delivery to a Kindle device. If your Kindle is not Wi-Fi capable or you do not have an active Wi-Fi connection, see Amazon’s video tutorial or written instructions for transferring files via USB
Kindle compatibility with library eBooks also takes full advantage of Amazon’s Whispersync technology. If you check out the eBook again at a later date or choose to purchase the eBook from the Kindle Store, all of your notes, bookmarks and highlights will be preserved. The last page read will also be synced between your Kindle and free Kindle reading apps.

Step-By-Step Videos

How To Check Out a Kindle eBook from the Library

How To Return A kindle eBook Early

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