Books & Bytes


October 2011 Issue

  1. Introduction
  2. Library eBooks are Now Available for Your Kindle
  3. Novel Destinations: Adult Book Discussion Series - November 2011 to March 2012
  4. Quickbyte: Byki Online Is Getting a Makeover


Welcome to the October issue of Books & Bytes!

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Library eBooks are Now Available for Your Kindle

KindleWe are pleased to announce that the Palm Beach County Library now offers eBooks that are compatible with the Amazon® Kindle. Patrons can now download popular and classic eBooks to a Kindle device or any mobile device running the free Kindle app, such as iPhone®, iPad®, Android™, and more. To get started, get out your library card and visit our Digital Media Collection.

Kindle users can browse the Digital Media Collection using a PC or Mac computer, check out titles using a library card, and select “Get for Kindle” to deliver eBooks to their Kindle device or any device running the free Kindle app.

An overview video of how the process works can be viewed on YouTube, and additional help resources can be found on our collection site and on Amazon.

The Digital Media Collection also offers eBooks and audiobooks for use on a PC or Mac computer and popular mobile devices such as  Smartphones, MP3 players, and eBook readers like the Barnes & Noble® Nook™ and Sony® Reader.


Novel Destinations: Adult Book Discussion Series - November 2011 to March 2012

Novel DestinationsThe Adult Book Discussion Series is sponsored by the Friends of the Palm Beach County Library System.

By Donna Marie Smith, System Adult Programming Coordinator

Reading a novel is like taking a trip. You can visit places far or near, rural or urban, familiar or exotic, and real or fantastic. Open a book and enter a portal to the past or travel to the imagined future. We invite you to journey with us to “Novel Destinations” during our annual Adult Book Discussion Series.

This series has engaged readers for over a decade, providing an opportunity for book enthusiasts to experience new and exciting fiction or rediscover familiar classics. At locations throughout the county, experienced and dedicated facilitators will lead these monthly discussions. Since each leader and group has a unique style and membership, you might try more than one discussion group to maximize your enjoyment of the series.

For more information on the dates and times of each discussion, how to register, and how to check out a copy of the book you will be reading each month, please call or visit the participating library of your choice.

Check out the entire book discussion schedule here.

Read more about the Friends of the Palm Beach County Library System including how to join.



Quickbyte: Byki Online Is Getting a Makeover

BykiByki Online, the popular language learning database, is scheduled for a makeover in October and will be rebranded as Transparent Language Online. Rest assured, if you currently have a Byki account, it will still be valid under the new name and none of your progress will be lost.

Aside from a new name and cleaner interface, you’ll now be able to access Essentials courses which will provide a fully guided learning experience, a fun new suite of games to reinforce what you have learned, and video-based grammar mini-lessons.

If you access BYKI through your mobile device, you’ll be able to get all these new Transparent Language Online features and their extensive social media resources will continue your language learning on Facebook, Twitter, and other popular platforms.


Until Next Time

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Students from Kindergarten through 12th grade, first year college, and Adult Learners can get on-demand help from qualified tutors online. Now students from five to 85 can connect to a tutor for one-to-one help – and it's free!


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