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eConnections Spotlight

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Free at Your Library This Summer!

Learn how to easily download free books, magazines and music

This summer, learn how to access and download materials at classes held at library locations countywide. The courses, which are free and open to the public, are an easy and free way to get started downloading free music, eBooks, audiobooks and magazines. Learn about new electronic services available from your library including:

  • Zinio: Broward County Libraries now offers more than 300 digital magazines for free via Zinio Digital Magazine Newsstand. View popular magazines or download them to any computer or mobile device. Magazines are not checked out and there are no download limits so there is never a need to place a hold or wait to read any magazines. See the exact features, photos and even ads as well as online extras such as audio, video and live links. A free Library Magazine Account and a Zinio Account are required to select and view the magazines
  • Freegal: Use your Broward County Library card to access thousands of free songs from Sony Music’s catalog via Freegal. Choose from genres including pop, rock, classical, R&B, hip-hop, holiday sounds, global music and more. Get five free downloads each week. The songs are yours to keep and they never expire.
  • Overdrive: Download thousands of popular eBooks and audio books for your eReader or mobile device. Return of materials is automatic at the end of the 21-day loan period.
  • OverDrive Media Console: Browse, download and read eBooks from Broward County Library directly to your mobile device. Download formats: Apple®, Android™, BlackBerry®, Windows®, Kindle Fire and Mobile NOOK® (NOOK Color™, NOOK Tablet™, NOOK HD; NOOK HD+).

Digital Downloading Class Schedule – June/July 2013:

Thursdays (June & July) - eReader Open House, 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon, North Regional/Broward College Library
June 6 - Digital Download Information Session. Bring your device and learn how to download books and magazines from the library, Imperial Point Library, 11 a.m. to 12 noon
June 6, 13, 20, 27 - Download Free eBooks! 4 to 5 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
June 11 - Digital Downloads Class - eBooks and Audio books, 2 to 3 p.m., Main Library
June 11 - Overdrive Clinic, 2 to 4 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
June 12 - Groundbreaking Technology, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Margate Catharine Young Library
June 12 - iPad for Beginners, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
June 12 - Digital Downloads Class - Learn how to download free magazines using Zinio, 2 to 3 p.m., Main Library
June 15 - Digital Download Information Session. Bring your device and learn how to download books and magazines from the library, 11 a.m. to 12 noon, Imperial Point Library
June 17 - Introduction to eReaders, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Pembroke Pines Branch Library
June 18 - Digital Open House, 5 to 8 p.m., West Regional Library
June 19 - eReaders & eBooks, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., South Regional/Broward College Library
June 20 - Download Magazines for Free with Zinio, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
June 24 - "APPS" in a Snap! 4 to 5 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
June 24 - iPad for Beginners, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
June 25, 27 - Overdrive Clinic, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
June 25 - Technology Petting Zoo, 3 to 5 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
June 26 - Power of Pixels: Digital Photography is Fun, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
June 26 - Mine For Gold Records with Freegal, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
June 27 - Zinio: Free Digital Magazines, 4 to 5 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
June 29 - Download free Music from Freegal, 1 to 2 p.m., Southwest Regional Library

July 6 - Download Free Music from Freegal, 1 to 2 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
July 10 - "Groundbreaking Technology": Learn how to access Zinio and Freegal, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
July 11, 18, 25 - Download Free eBooks! 4 to 5 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
July 13, 25 - Digital Download Information Session. Bring your device and learn how to download books and magazines from the library, 11 a.m. to 12 noon, Imperial Point Library
July 18 - Download Music for Free with Freegal, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., North Regional/Broward College Library
July 17 - Groundbreaking Technology: Petting Zoo - bring your digital device, 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Pompano Beach Library

Borrow an eReader – for free!

Customers can borrow an eReader free of charge from library branches countywide. If you’ve never used an eReader, learn with a Broward County Library employee in a 15-minute tutorial before check out. Each eReader to borrow comes pre-loaded with great titles. Try one out – it’s free!

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 Books and Resources on Downloading Books and Music @ BCL:

Book Jacket for: Don't steal copyrighted stuff! : avoiding plagiarism and illegal internet downloading Don’t Steal Copyrighted Stuff! Avoiding Plagiarism and Illegal and Internet Downloading, by Ann Gaines 
Book Jacket for: iPad for seniors : quickly start working with the user-friendly iPad. iPad for Seniors: Quickly Start Working with the User-friendly iPad, published by Visual Steps
Book Jacket for: NOOK eReaders for dummies NOOK eReaders for Dummies, by Sandler, Kindle [electronic resource]
Book Jacket for: Kindle [electronic resource] Kindle: The Missing (Mini) Manual, by Miller, Aaron Corey
Book Jacket for: How to do everything. Kindle Fire How to Do Everything: Kindle Fire, by Rich, Jason
Book Jacket for: The NOOK book : an unofficial guide The NOOK Book : An Unofficial Guide, by Kanouse, Patrick