- May 31 - King Library Opens at 1:00 PM
The Almaden Branch Library provides one-on-one eBooks Assistance for all customers every Saturday at 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM on a drop-in basis.
Get answers to your eBooks questions as well as hands-on help with borrowing and downloading FREE library eBooks to your Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader, iPad, or other eReading device.
You are welcome to bring your own eReader or smartphone with you to each session. Sessions take place at a table set up near the entrance to the library.
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If you have a problem with OverDrive, first please make sure that your account is clear of any issues. If you have a fine or an expired card, you cannot use OverDrive. If your account is clear and you are still having download problems, you can contact our eBook support team at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have a Kindle/Nook and need help getting started, please view the introductory videos:
Do you want to learn how to download library books onto an eReader? Are you interested in buying an eReader but don't know which one is best for you? Find out about the different types of eBook collections available and learn how easy it is to borrow free library e-books on your device! Bring your own eReader to this event or try out a variety of other popular devices and learn how to download a library e-book. See a demonstration of how easy it is to read and enjoy these collections. May programs will be held in the following locations:
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library May 12 10am
Berryessa Branch Library May 16 11am
Willow Glen Branch Library May 19 3pm
West Valley Branch Library May 30 1pm
There are some very helpful YouTube tutorials for the Nook and the Kindle, in the San Jose Public Library downloads help areas: http://sjpl.org/ebookguide (towards the top of the page) and http://sjpl.org/ebookfaq (at the end of the page). YouTube also has a number of other videos that cover the Nook, Kindle, and even other devices.
Looking for help with your eReader? Please drop by one of the following eReader Petting Zoo programs!
Wednesday Family Story Time. We are happy to announce the return of Wednesday night Family Story Time in February. Family Story Time is a great way for parents and children to enjoy stories, music, rhymes and activities together. Join us any Wednesday night at 6:30 starting February 1.
eReaders. Did you get a Nook, or a Kindle, or another electronic reading device for Christmas? Or did you already have one that you haven’t quite figured out how to use yet? Why not bring it in this Saturday, January 28, to our ereader “petting zoo.” Library staff will be on hand to show you how to access the library’s ever growing selection of ebooks using whichever ereader you own.
Job Seekers. Adults in the area who are job hunting may be interested to know that we have a Job Seekers Support Group that meets once a month in the library. Everyone is welcome to attend and share job search tips and strategies. The group meets the third Wednesday of each month in the Community Room, 9:45-11:00 am. Please note that the library is closed at program time so please plan to enter the building from the Community Room door adjacent to the parking lot.
A Compliment. We are always happy to hear kind words about our services and our building. Most recently a customer complimented us on our Children’s Room. She said it was the best one she had ever seen. She particularly like all the face out displays on the wall. If you haven’t noticed this before, please come in and check it out. We hope you’ll like it too.