By Tom Telford
HELLO TO ALL.
Thanks to Jennifer Veloria-Dunn, who is in charge of Marketing and Adult Programs at Donald W. Reynolds Library for her presentation at the March meeting on, “E-books and Audiobooks” available through the Library.
Reservations for the April Tutor session are all filled, as we have a limited number of Tutors available this month and next. If you might have an interest in helping tutor basic computer skills, please contact me. Our current pool of Tutors are not available every month and we could certainly use some temporary help, for the benefit of other members.
We continue to request that someone volunteer for the Program Director position, which is currently vacant. This obligation will not be dumped on any one individual as the entire board will help with this endeavor. If anyone has suggestions for meeting speakers and/or topics, pass these on to a Board member.
In addition, we welcome Sandy Seitz as TLCUG Treasurer, replacing Barb Skeffington who has asked to be relieved of her duties as TLCUG Treasurer. We are very grateful to Barb for the several years of terrific service to the organization.
Please be aware of the meeting and help desk items and schedules, which appear in other sections of the newsletter.
April 2018: Kathleen Purcell of Arkansas Senior Medicare Patrol.
Topic: “Senior Medicare Fraud”, including medical identify theft through telephone and computer
May 2018: Open
The Help Desk for members only will open around 1:00 p.m.
FEBRUARY GENERAL MEETING MINUTES
By Sue Seils, TLCUG Secretary
1) CALL TO ORDER:
The group meeting began at 2:00 PM.
Total attendance was 51 people, with one new member and our speaker.
President Tom welcomed the members and gave the treasurer’s report.
On the screen, Tom shared a website on how to check your router. The site address will be sent to members by e-mail.
He also mentioned that the Literacy Council gives some help on computer basics, especially for more help than we can give in our tutoring sessions. The April tutoring session (held from 11:00-12:30 before the club meeting) is in need of two temporary tutors, with two of our regulars unavailable.
Tom introduced our speaker for today’s meeting.
Today’s program was given by Jennifer Veloria-Dunn, Marketing and Adult Programs at Donald W. Reynolds Library. Her topic was explaining e-books and audiobooks and how to borrow them from the Library. She spoke about how the collection is not only digital materials that our Library buys, but also digitals from 20+ libraries in northwestern Arkansas. Jennifer demonstrated how to use the website to find books and download them to our digital devises. Several times she noted that only the black and white Kindles can download Kindle digitals. All others download EPUB. These materials are borrowed for a 2 week period. They can also be renewed through the website. The library website also has eMagazines.
Tom introduced our new member, Nancy W.
The winner of the monthly drawing for a certificate to the Bookworms Café was Beth V.
The meeting adjourned at 3:00 PM.
FROM THE HELP DESK
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