You can’t possibly have missed how excited we are about our fantastic e-books and e-audiobooks (and if you have, you’ve not been paying attention!).
We’re delighted to announce that Whose Town? carried off the Chairman’s Award for Design at last Week’s Scottish Design Awards.
This being Adult Learners’ Week we thought we’d share a few hints and tricks we use to get more out of Google. You may or may not know some of these already – let us know of any tips we’ve left out!
Selected Google Commands
If you are not happy with your search results try using the Google advanced search or one or more of the following commands:
The latest issue of Word Up, our email newsletter, is out now. Highlights include ‘Call my bluff’ writer Adam J Shardlow on the works of John Connolly, Bethany Anderson on one of fiction’s most enduring heroines and John Chalmers and Sandra Marrs of Metaphrog on the books that inspired their comics and graphic novels.
Introducing the free Edinburgh Library App available from today. The first of its kind for a Scottish public library, the Edinburgh Library app is available free now for Android devices now and will shortly be available for Apple, Blackberry and Windows devices.
The Edinburgh Library App has up to date information about library events, activities, and service updates that are usually only available on the library website. The app will also include Bus Tracker, First Bus timetable information, and additional content from Edinburgh City Libraries.
27th January marks the international day of remembrance for the victims and survivors of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and the ongoing atrocities in Darfur.
Holocaust Memorial Day isn’t just learning about history. It’s learning from history and encouraging us to consider what action we can take after HMD which will have a positive impact on our community.
Following on from the very popular LearnIT Computing for Beginners classes, we’re delighted to be offering LearnIT Family History.
This 2 hour session will enable you to become familiar with, and get the most out of, our fantastic collection of online family history resources. We’ll help you in your fascinating quest to discover relatives from the past!
There’s been loads all over the BBC this week about the First Click campaign – encouraging people who’ve never used a computer before to give it a go.
We were delighted to hear Ena McKeeman’s story on Good Morning Scotland yesterday, where she talked about how the six week beginner’s computer class at Wester Hailes Library had “worked wonders”.
You can hear the full interview with Ena on the iplayer (forward it to 1:13:20 into the programme).