Resources

Kindle E-books Class

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

If you have a new Kindle, Kindle Touch or Fire, we can help you 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
  • selecting, downloading and transferring books
  • syncing your Kindle
  • returning and deleting books when finished

Please bring to class: your laptop computer, Kindle and the data cables necessary to connect the two.

Computer Basics, part 1 Class

9:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: 
Library Meeting Room

Topics covered:

  • Accessories (defragment and disk cleanup)
  • Desktop and "C" drive
  • Install and Uninstall programs
  • Creating desktop shortcuts for favorite programs
  • Antivirus and firewalls

Students are encouraged to bring laptops.

Books Are Great (BAG) Archive

2011

August 9 - Ahab's Wife, by Sena Jeter Naslund

July 12 - The Gate to Women's Country, by Sheri S Tepper

June 14 - Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare

May 10 - Girl Sleuth by Melanie Rehak

April 12 - the poetry of Robert Service: My Prisoner, My Madonna, The Men Who Don't Fit InGrandad, Miss Moriarty's Boy, My Friends, The Cremation of Sam McgeeEach Day A Life, Dolls

Wednesday Book Group Archive

2011

August 3 - Unbroken by Lauren Hillenbrand

July 6 - The Woman Behind the New Deal by Kirstin Downey

June 1 - The Quiet Game by Greg Iles

May 4 - Room by Emma Donoghue

April 6 - Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson

March 2 - Faith Club by Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver and Priscilla Warner

February 2 - The Postmistress by Sarah Blake

January 5 - Secrets of Eden by Chris Bohjalian

Library Book Groups

The library currently hosts two book groups. All meetings are open to newcomers and visitors interested in enjoying good conversation with other readers. No registration is required, and light refreshments are served. For more information about either group, call 981-2923 or email Seth (sbowling @ cityoforangebeach.com)

Digital Photos Class

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: 
Library Meeting Room

Topics covered:

  • Downloading pictures from a digital camera to your computer
  • Organizing pictures into photo albums
  • Emailing pictures as attachments (jpeg, gif, etc.)
  • Free software for organizing digital photos: Kodak Photo Gallery and Picasa (Google Photos)

Students are encouraged to bring laptops, digital cameras and cables to connect the two.

Registration is required for this class.

Online Shopping, Mapping & More Class

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: 
Library Meeting Room

This class will focus on advanced searching options available through Google.

Topics covered:

  • Shopping and price comparisons
  • Mapping
  • News

Students are encouraged to bring laptops or tablet devices to class.

Registration is required for this class.

Online Shopping, Mapping & More Class

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: 
Library Meeting Room

This class will focus on advanced searching options available through Google.

Topics covered:

  • Shopping and price comparisons
  • Mapping
  • News

Students are encouraged to bring laptops or tablet devices to class.

Registration is required for this class.

E-Books@OBPL

9:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: 
Library Meeting Room

The class will introduce CamelliaNet, the library's downloadable audio and electronic book catalog. We will practice selecting and downloading books, installing software necessary to manage the library's e-books, authorizing electronic devices and transferring books to device.

Participants should bring their laptop computers, electronic readers and the cables necessary to connect the two.

Registration is required for this class.

Email Class

9:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: 
Library Meeting Room

This class is divided into 2 parts: an email overview and an orientation to Windows Live Mail, a pre-installed program in computers running the Windows 7 operating system. (Live Mail is the new replacement for Outlook Express.)

Topics covered:

  • Email programs
  • Organizing your email
  • Attachments
  • Setting-up Windows Live Mail with any email account
  • Using the Calendar
  • Contacts
  • Newsgroups
  • Feeds

Students are encouraged to bring laptops.

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