Did you know we offer extensive online resources, both for learning and entertainment, that are all totally free? We know that finding and navigating online resources can be overwhelming, and that when life gets busy the last thing any of us wants to deal with is something new. But once you’ve been introduced to these services, they’ll actually make your life easier! We want to show you just how easy and convenient these resources are, so we’re hosting an info session on Thursday, September 13 from 4-5 p.m. to explore them with you. Then, you can visit www.jcpl.org and find all these resources listed under the E-Resources menu.
Want a sneak peek of what we’ll cover? You’ll learn how to borrow and download free ebooks and audiobooks from the extensive Tennessee R.E.A.D.S collection using your JCPL library card. You’ll also leave the session equipped with resources like the Tennessee Electronic Library, where you can find (among many other topics) help studying for college entrance exams, creating a resume, or building basic skills in writing, reading, and math. Want to learn a foreign language? During our session we’ll introduce you to our free language resource, Transparent Language. Ever wanted to save money by replacing your car brakes on your own? We’ll show you how to use Automate, which offers detailed instructions on fixing cars.
We will also explore our newest online resource, RB Digital, which offers free streaming channels in British television, indie films, and Spanish language entertainment to JCPL library card holders. RB Digital also now hosts The Great Courses, a collection of video lectures given by some of the best professors in the world. You can learn history, science, literature, art, math, and more!
This session is part of an ongoing series about building both basic and advanced computer skills. Lisa Krekelberg, Adult Services Librarian, will lead this upcoming session. She explains that “online and computer competency have become essential in everyday life. At the library, we want to do whatever we can to help equip people with those skills.” We are always open to suggestions about topics to cover in these sessions. If there is a computer or online topic you’d like to learn, contact our Adult Services department at 423-434-4454 or come visit us in-person!