Books in Bits and Poetic Resumptions

Updated 2015/01/12

New Service | RBdigital

We are pleased to bring you a new service for 2015. RBdigital is an library of downloadable ebooks and audio books that can be read or listened to on desktop computers, tablets and smartphones.

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The service has an interesting history:

In 1979, Henry Trentman, desperately searching for an alternative to standard radio programming to fill his hours on the road, came up with the idea of listening to recordings of all the great books he couldn’t find time to read. Since the offerings of audiobook companies at the time were sparse and of uneven quality, Henry decided to take matters into his own hands and record books for himself. From this decision has grown Recorded Books, the world’s largest independent publisher and distributor of unabridged audiobooks on cassettes, CDs, and downloadable.

You can access the service from the library home page, just use your library card when setting up your account.

Our computer code and robotics program for teens resumes this Wednesday.

Adventures in Raspberry Pi introduces teens of all ages to the Raspberry Pi, a mini-computer the size of a credit card that was developed specifically for teaching computer science. Using the Pi, youth will be introduced to computer programming and eventually robotics.

Free and without registration. All equipment is provided by the Library. No prior programming experience is needed. All you need is your curiosity and your interest to learn and explore. The program is facilitated by Rob James and Karl Slakov.

Join our guest poet, Lorraine Gane, for January’s open mic poetry night. Lorraine will read from her new poetry collections The Blue Halo and The Way the Light Enters.

Sign up is at 6:45pm. One poem per reader. First come, first served.

Open Mic is at 7:00pm.

Lorraine’s reading begins at 7:30pm.

For more information about these and other upcoming events see our online calendar.