Books & Bytes

Contents

June 2012 Issue

  1. Introduction
  2. Dream Big READ! Join the 2012 Summer Reading Program
  3. Summer Reading Kick-Off Parties
  4. Learn to Speak Another Language
  5. Quick Byte: Need Help Using your eReader?
 

Introduction

Welcome to the June issue of Books & Bytes!

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Dream Big READ! Join the 2012 Summer Reading Program
June 11 to August 3, 2012

Summer Reading Program

“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them." — Walt Disney

Patrons of all ages are invited to join our “Dream Big: READ!” Summer Reading Program, which runs from June 11 to August 3 at all Palm Beach County Library System locations, including the Bookmobile. Our programs and special events will encourage you to dream big and read.  What dreams will come true for you this summer?

How to participate:

Children: Sign up at the Youth Services Desk and receive a reading log, a Miami Dolphins pencil and a copy of The Nightly News newspaper, featuring jokes, activities, word games, and more. Complete 10 hours of reading to receive a finger flashlight and a voucher for two tickets to the Jupiter Hammerheads versus Charlotte Stone Crabs baseball game at Roger Dean Stadium on Friday, August 3.*

Teens 12 to 16 years old: Sign up at the Youth Services Desk for our young adult “Reading Frenzy” and receive a reading log and a Miami Dolphins pencil. Complete 16 hours of reading to receive a flexible bookmark light and a voucher for two tickets to the Jupiter Hammerheads versus Charlotte Stone Crabs baseball game at Roger Dean Stadium on Friday, August 3.*

Adults 17 years and older: Sign up for a Summer Reading Program packet including a reading log, a bookmark, and a  smiley sticky-note pad. Then read or listen to five or more books or audiobooks. Afterwards, bring your completed reading log to your local branch and receive a 20 oz. coffee-shop-style acrylic cup and straw, and a voucher for two tickets to the Jupiter Hammerheads versus Charlotte Stone Crabs baseball game at Roger Dean Stadium on Friday, August 3. Everyone signed up for the adult Summer Reading Program is eligible to enter in our weekly book give-away contest.*

Everyone:  Attend special parties and programs throughout the summer!

*All materials, give-aways, and prizes while supplies last.

 

 

Summer Reading Kick-Off Parties

Check out the schedule of Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Parties.

BalloonmasterzBalloon Masterz: Zany Balloon Show
Enjoy balloon twisting taken to wild new extremes with comedy, audience participation, a little bit of magic, AND a six-foot balloon escape grand finale! All ages. (45 min.)

Okeechobee Blvd. Branch
Sat, June 9, 10:30 am
Phone: 233-1880

Greenacres Branch
Sat, June 9, 3:00 pm
Phone: 641-9100

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, June 12, 2:00 pm
Phone: 894-7500

Jupiter Branch
Thu, June 14, 2:00 pm
Phone: 744-2301

Lantana Road Branch
Sat, June 16, 10:30 am
Phone: 304-4500

James Changefield
Don’t miss the comedy and amazing magic of James Changefield, featuring juggling and lots of audience participation. All ages. (45 min.)

Main Library
Sat, June 9, 11:00 am
Phone: 233-2600

Gardens Branch
Tue, June 12, 2:00 pm
Phone: 626-6133

Loula V. York Branch
Wed, June 13, 11:00 am
Phone: 924-5928

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, June 16, 3:00 pm
Phone: 790-6030

JugglemaniaJugglemania 2
This high-energy, interactive show will have you gasping in awe at juggling feats from simple scarves to clubs and more. Everyone learns the secrets of juggling! All ages. (45 min.)

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Thu, June 7, 10:00 am
Phone: 992-8393

West Boca Branch
Fri, June 8, 2:00 pm
Phone: 470-1600

Wellington Branch
Sat, June 9, 2:30 pm
Phone: 790-6070

Lantana Road Branch
Sun, June 10, 2:00 pm
Phone: 304-4500

Tequesta Branch
Mon, June 11,11:00 am
Phone: 746-5970

Acreage Branch
Mon, June 11, 2:00 pm
Phone: 681-4100

Glades Road Branch
Tue, June 12, 3:00 pm
Phone: 482-4554

Belle Glade Branch
Thu, June 14, 10:00 am
Phone: 996-3453

 

Learn to Speak Another Language

Transparent LanguageTransparent Language Online is a free language learning database available to our patrons with your library card. After creating an account, you’ll be able to start learning over 80 languages (from Afrikaans to Zulu) through a dynamic suite of activities including a fully guided learning experience, fun games to reinforce what you have learned, and video-based grammar mini-lessons.

With social networking integration, Transparent Language Online allows you to continue learning on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Language blogs provide cultural notes and grammar tips and many languages feature a Word of the Day. Best of all, with the Transparent Language Online app you can learn on the go with a mobile device.

Transparent Language Online gives you complete control over your learning experience, letting you decide where to start, slow down speech to hear every nuance, and monitor your personal progress. Click here to access our databases.

 

Quick Byte: Need Help Using your eReader?


eReaderThe Library offers hands-on and lecture classes to help you use your eBook reader to access the Library's eBook service. Bring your compatible eReader, laptop, tablet, or compatible mobile device, and your laptop computer and our librarians will walk you through the process of downloading audiobooks and eBooks. Click here for the schedule of classes.

If you want to get started today, we have a created some guides to help you navigate through the borrowing and downloading process. Each is in PDF format and will require Adobe Reader, or a comparable program, to view. Click here to access the guides.

The Digital Media Collection offers eBooks and audiobooks for use on a PC or Mac computer and popular mobile devices such as  Smartphones, MP3 players, and eBook readers like the Barnes & Noble® Nook™, the Amazon® Kindle and Sony® Reader.

 

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Harry Potter's World

Muggles of all ages are invited to experience the magic of Harry Potter! The Library System is hosting the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) touring exhibit “Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine.”

Kick-Off Party
Sat, June 30,
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Wellington Branch
790-6070

The exhibit runs June 30 to August 15.

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