Wednesday, March 28, 2012

How To Enable Downloading of Audiobooks To A Kindle Fire

Here's a neat tutorial prepared by our own Lisa Libro for those of you who have a Kindle Fire and want to download audiobooks from our library to that device.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

A Community In Massachusetts Shows Its Library Love

The folks in Shutesbury, Massachusett love their library so much that they took to YouTube in order to raise matching funds for a new building. This touching video is a great demonstration of what libraries mean to communities and patrons of all ages. (via Huffington Post)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Calibre ebook Management

 Word is getting out that the Taos Public Library now has a downloadable e-book and e-audio collection!!
I recently learned about a very cool free ebook management program called Calibre. The link will take you to downloads for pc or Mac. You may also click on a demo video to see Calibre in action.
What I love the  most about Calibre is that I can convert an epub book to Kindle format- azw. You can add books to your Calibre library from your computer or your favorite book sites on the web. From there you can sync to your e-reader. You can even download the news from the web and convert into e-book form.

CNET (click on CNET for full review) has given this program 4.5 stars!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Twenty-five of the Top 50 Most Popular Books About New Mexico

Do you know how many we have at the Taos Public Library? Hint: most.

1.     Death Comes for the Archbishop. Willa Cather
2.     Bless me Ultima. Rudolpho Anaya
3.     Milagro Beanfield War. John Nichols
4.     The Man Who Killed the Deer. Frank Waters
5.     No Life for a Lady. Agnes Morley Cleveland
6.     Red Sky at Morning. Richard Bradford
7.     Great River. Paul Horgan
8.     Tularosa. C.L. Sonnicshen
9.     House at Otowi Bridge. Peggy Pond Church

Monday, March 12, 2012

You Can Still Sign Up For Free Computer Classes

Our Fast Forward NM computer classes are a big hit. We've heard rave reviews from participants (including some from our own Taos Public Library staffers). Plus, it's free! Many of our most basic classes are "waiting list" only but there's still room in some of the later ones. Check it out here or at the Taos Library website.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Nice Photo Spread Of The Taos Public Library

The Taos News' Tina Larkin visited us last week for the kick off of Fast Forward New Mexico, a free program of computer and internet courses offered at the library during March and April. While she was there, Ms. Larkin captured the look and feel of the library on a typically busy Saturday afternoon. Check out the photo gallery, in case you missed it... you might even spot yourself.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

ebook/eaudio download training session

On Tuesday, March 6th, from 3-4pm, join us in the community room for a training on how to download digital material onto your ereader, ipod, ipad, and mobile devices.