Adults

Revised Hours for Orange Beach Public Library!

So as to better serve our patrons during busy hours on Wednesday from 9 AM until noon, Orange Beach Public Library will adjust our hours on Wednesdays to 9 AM to 6 PM, effective May 7th.   By adjusting staff hours we hope to provide excellent service to all patrons during highly active times. 

Forget to return a book on time? No problem.

The library is conducting a trial Overdue Fine Forgiveness period from April 20th until October 20th, 2013. Fines will still appear on your account until waived at the Orange Beach desk. We can only waive fines for Orange Beach cards.

Technology Classes and Individual Help

Technologies can be great tools or a huge source of frustration. We want to make sure you have the information you need to begin enjoying the possibilities of your new electronic world.
The library offers help! 
    * Technology Classes - 1 hour group classes held in the Meeting Room on various topics of interest
    * Book-a-Librarian - 30 minute individual appointments to answer specific questions 

 

 

Learning Express

Welcome to LearningExpress Library!

Whatever your goal, LearningExpress Library's resources will help you succeed. Each of our Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life. Looking to land a job? You'll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that's right for you.

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Resources from OBPL

Maps

A to Z Maps provides current and historical political maps of the world, continents, countries and all U.S. states. These maps are appropriate for study and can be printed for inclusion in reports. Specialized maps are also available describing climate, ecology, weather, earthquakes and bathymetric/fishing data.

Library eBooks for iPad

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 
Library Meeting Room

The help you need to get started reading free library books on your device.

This class will introduce CamelliaNet, the library's downloadable audio and electronic book catalog. We will practice:

  • connecting to wireless networks
  • downloading the Overdrive app necessary to read our library books
  • selecting and downloading books
  • returning and deleting books when finished

Please bring your iPad to class.

Basics for Mac

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 
Library Meeting Room

Session topics:

  • Navigation Using the Taskbar
  • Using the Finder
  • Internet Searching and Browsers
  • Introduction to iLife
  • Keeping Java Updated/MacKeeper Optional Software

This independent, 1-hour session is part of the library's free weekly technology workshop series designed for beginning to intermediate-level computer users. You may attend all sessions or just pick-and-choose those most interesting to you.

Gmail and Google Plus Basics

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: 
Library Meeting Room

Session topics:

  • Setting up your Gmail Account
  • Organizing your email
  • Adding and removing contacts(addresses)
  • Attachments
  • A few Google + Features

This independent, 1-hour session is part of the library's free weekly technology workshop series designed for beginning to intermediate-level Apple computer users. You may attend all sessions or just those most interesting to you.

Beginning Facebook for PC

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: 
Library Meeting Room

Session topics:

  • Creating an account
  • Locating and adding friends
  • Making a post
  • Privacy Settings
  • Messaging and Chat
  • Uploading pictures & video

This independent, 1-hour session is part of the library's free weekly technology workshop series designed for beginning to intermediate-level computer users. You may attend all sessions or just pick-and-choose those most interesting to you.

Open Question Session for iPad

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 
Library Meeting Room

This session is entirely attendee directed. Please come with any questions you have about using your iPad and we will discuss the answers as a class. You might be amazed by how many other people share your exact question.

This independent, 1-hour session is part of the library's free weekly technology workshop series designed for beginning to intermediate-level iPad users. You may attend all sessions or just pick-and-choose those most interesting to you.

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