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November 15, 2012

Learn how to use your digital book reader

The Daily Star

---- — Libraries throughout the Four County Library System offer a free digital books service. If you have a device, and want to learn more about it and how to use our service, take a class here at the library. Librarian Sarah Livingston will offer classes to help you learn more about your reader and the free service.

For this hands -n workshop, participants should bring their laptop and be able to connect to a wireless Internet connection. The class will focus on laptop users, but anyone interested in learning may attend. Kindle class attendees do not need a laptop, but may bring their own if they prefer. Basic buttons and menus on your device will also be covered.

Please sign up for one time slot. Classes are approximately 1 to 1½ hours long and registration is required. Call the library at 432-1980 or sign up in person for these classes. The schedule is as follows:

Audio Books: 9:30 a.m. Nov. 27 or 2 p.m. Nov. 29.

Non-Kindle Format: 2 p.m. Nov. 27; 10 a.m. Nov. 28; 4 p.m. Nov. 29.

Kindle Format: 11 a.m. Nov. 27; 4 p.m. Nov. 28; 10 a.m. to Nov. 29.


Sleeping Beauty is a well-known fairytale loved by children and adults. Maja Dusikova is the illustrator of a newly released version. “Sleeping Beauty” is a story to be read aloud for the whole family to share. The illustrator shows cut away views of the castle and you be able to see numerous rooms and what everyone is doing it once. A beautiful version of the story.


Local author Suzanne Bloom has now written “Oh! What a Surprise!” Goose, Bear, and Fox are all friends. When Fox sees Goose and Bear making gifts, he automatically thinks the gift is for him. Both the gifts are too big, so are they really for Fox? Should Fox have a gift ready too?


Astronaut Mark Kelly has written a children’s picture book called “Mousetronaut.” Meteor is a hard-working mouse and really wants to fly into space with the astronauts. He’s too little, but one day he finally gets his chance. When they are in space it’s the power of small that helps save the mission.


Noni the Pony is friendly and funny. She is friends with Dave Dog and Coco the Cat. You are invited to come and play with the whole gang in “Noni the Pony” by Alison Lester. The rhyming story will have you traveling all over the countryside visiting different animals as they play one game after another.


Huntington Memorial Library will be closed next Thursday to observe Thanksgiving. Regular hours resume the following morning.

Library Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday.

Marie Bruni is director of Huntington Memorial Library in Oneonta. Her column appears in the community section of The Daily Star every Thursday. Her columns can be found online at