Our second theme, presented by avid reader Heather Sloan, involved exploring on-line borrowing services available through our Library. Heather introduced us to ‘Borrow Box’, from which library members can borrow e-books and audio books on line; and ‘Zinio’, through which library borrowers can register to read from a selection of 60 online magazines, including favourites such as ‘House and Garden’. Library cards and password address books need to be kept handy when locating, installing (and later remembering how to get in to!) these apps.
Next month, Marg Walshe will be presenting on ‘Notes’ and if there’s time, ‘Pages’, while Marg Jenkins will provide a perspective on online banking. During our last Apple iPad session in September Jenny Sawyer will introduce the simple blog format she uses when travelling overseas while the final Android group session will check out a similar blog format.
From mid September we will be changing to a shorter drop in format preceding the 10 week Google App course being presented by Terry Dillon. If you are interested in attending the ‘Google Apps’ course, put your name on the list on notice board in W4, or email Terry firstname.lastname@example.org. Finally, If you’d like to check out or revise some of the resources we have been developing for the Drop In –check out out the TSDI website, http://u3abenallatsdropin.weebly.com, particularly the ‘Packages’ section.