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Danell Haspel: Learn all about iPads at the DL Library

Do you have a new iPad you’re trying to figure out?

Come to the “iPad Beginners Class,” Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 3 p.m.

For those interested in downloading eBooks or eAudiobooks on an iPad, we have “iPad eBooks Class” on Monday, Sept. 30 at 3 p.m., and an “iPad eAudiobooks Class,” on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 3 p.m. 

To attend these classes, call the library at 218-847-2168 or stop by to pre-register.

Want to attend, but these classes won’t fit into your schedule? Call and we’ll set up a one-on-one session. 

“iPad for Dummies,” by Edward C. Baig.

Apple’s amazing iPad continues to get better and better, and iOS 6 brings even more incredible features to the incredible iPad.

If you want to get the very most out of your iPad, this is the book for you.

Mac experts and veteran For Dummies authors Edward Baig and Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus guide you through the iPad basics before moving on to the latest features including Siri, Passbook, Facebook integration, a brand new Maps app, and enhancements to your favorite features like FaceTime, Safari, Mail, Photos, and so much more.

  • Covers the iPad with Retina Display, iPad 2, and iOS 6
  • Gets you up to speed on the multitouch interface, setting up your e-mail account, getting connected, filling your iPad with amazing apps and cool content, and more
  • Shows you how to do tons of stuff, including how to order around your Siri virtual personal assistant, make video calls with FaceTime, unveil the iPod in your iPad, curl up with a good iBook, and get organized with Reminders
  • Includes tips on protecting your information, troubleshooting, connecting wirelessly, adding contacts, and using your iPad as a personal hotspot.

From the bread-and-butter basics to the very coolest of features, “iPad For Dummies, 5th Edition” will make you wonder how you ever lived without your iPad.

“Teach Yourself Visually Pinterest,” by Janet Majure. Interest in Pinterest is soaring and, if you haven’t yet used this fun social networking site, this Teach Yourself VISUALLY Pinterest book can help.

Using clear, step-by-step tasks with plenty of visuals and illustrations, this book shows you what to do, rather than bogging you down with lengthy text.

From pinning basics to drawing viewers to your own posts to connecting your pins to Facebook, this book covers all these tasks and more.

You can plan a wedding, decorate a home, or share recipes with the Pinterest community once you learn the basics of Pinterest with this fun, practical guide.

Library happenings

  • Monday, Sept. 30: E-books class for i-Pad, 3 p.m. Learn how to successfully download eBooks from LARL’s digital library onto your iPad. This class will focus on the Overdrive app and downloading the epub format of electronic books.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 1: An Evening with John Thavis, 7 p.m. John Thavis, author of “The Vatican Diaries,” will be speaking at the Library. Thavis, who hails from Minnesota, was a journalist for Catholic News Service and covered the Vatican for many years. Come get the insider’s scoop on was goes on in the Vatican. This event is free and open to all.
  • Thursday, Oct. 3: Teen Book Club, 3:45 p.m. Enjoy a snack and talk about the books you are reading. This month’s selection: favorite ghost or vampire book.
  • Thursday, Oct. 3 and Saturday, Oct. 5: Preschool Storytime, 10 a.m. Join us Thursdays and Saturdays for preschool storytime! Includes theme related stories, fingerplays and a simple craft.
  • Saturday, Oct. 5: Totally Teen Advisory Council, 10:30 a.m. First Saturday of every month. Group (grades 6-12) will meet over light lunch to brainstorm ideas for teen programs and projects and then help to make them happen.