Appy Hour

Posted By:  Liz Goodrich
Date Posted:  1/7/2015

Appy HourLearn how to put your smart phone or tablet to better use by exploring apps and digital services at Deschutes Public Library’s Appy Hour. January’s Appy Hour features Hoopla, the library’s free movie streaming/download service. This new series is scheduled for the third Wednesday, January through April, at McMenamins. Light snacks will be provided and beverages will be available for sale.

January 21, 2015 • 4:30 p.m.
McMenamins Old St. Francis School

Timothy Smith, Community Librarian at the Downtown Bend Library, says that learning how to use a smart phone or other electronic device effectively can save time and money. “You don’t have to buy your eBooks from Amazon or your audio books from Audible. The library has apps that deliver both to customers for free,” says Smith. In addition to highlighting library apps, Smith says he is looking forward to people sharing with each other their favorite apps. “A convivial atmosphere is ideal for sharing the apps we find most useful and productive with each other,” he says.

Each month during Appy Hour community librarians will feature one library app and highlight a handful of others. In addition to demonstrating the apps, staff will be available to assist individuals on installing and using them. “Library staff devotes a lot of time answering questions about library digital download resources. Appy Hour is just another opportunity to help people learn more about what the library has to offer,” says Smith.

For more information about this or other library programs, please visit the library website at People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz at 312-1032.

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