CKCS Tech Night - Monday - March 11 at 7 pm
The Lexington Library at Your Fingertips
Presented by Denise Shanks, Librarian with the Lexington Public Library
Central Kentucky is fortunate to have a great public library. Not only are
the facilities and staff great, but we can easily access many of the
resources from our homes via our computers, tablets, and smart phones.
If you don’t live in Fayette County you still access the resources if you
have a library card from a reciprocating library.
There have been some changes to the online capabilities of the Lexington
Public Library. You might have noticed the new app, but there are
behind the scene changes, as well. As with all new software, the staff
is still learning all of its capabilities.
Denise Shanks, a librarian with the Lexington Public Library, will join
us on March 11 at 7 p.m. to give us an overview of what is available
online and what can be downloaded. Denise has worked at the Lexington
Public library since 1994 and received her MLS in 1998 from UK. She
is very knowledgeable about the inner workings of the library.
Would you like to take several books on vacation with you and not drag
along a ton of books? She will show you how to use OverDrive or the
Gutenberg Project to download the books on your tablet. Maybe you
like reading magazines. She will demonstrate Flipster. Are
audiobooks more your style? Then Libby is for you.
Online access doesn’t end with that. Ebsco gives you access to a
long list of databases including Consumer Reports. Lynda.com and
Mango Language are very popular resources. You will also learn
everything you can do with the new app. She will also highlight
other library services such as Book-a-Librarian, Next Chapter,
and our online chat, Ask-A-Librarian
For the last two decades, Denise has worked in the Kentucky Room.
She will share some of the resources that are available for genealogy
Don’t miss this informative night about one of Lexington’s best
resources. Remember, even if you live out of Fayette county you
might be able to become a member of the Lexington Library.