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Tahoe-Truckee Lib Loop: Music, digital magazines and more

Did you know your library card gives you access to a lot more than books? Here are just a few examples:

Freegal Music: Download and/or stream music for free with your library card and PIN. It is web-based, does not require any software, and is compatible with all browsers and most devices and phones. There are over 8 million songs from 28,000+ labels, including Sony Music Entertainment.

Zinio: Over 100 popular magazines available online. No holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download.

Library to Go and Enki: Two resources for accessing downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks.

World Book encyclopedia: Includes 4 research databases in one.

Full newspapers online: San Francisco Chronicle, L.A. Times, and Union Tribune San Diego

Some, or all of these services and more, are available through your library website. Be sure to check them out!

Upcoming Events

Kings Beach Library:

Thursday, Feb. 18: “Everything iPhone,” 2-3 p.m. Come learn how to fully utilized your iPhone! Tips and tricks and basics.

Tuesday, Feb. 23: ‘Preschool Story Time,” 10:30-11 p.m. Join us as we read, sing, rhyme, and craft with the theme “Snow!”

Incline Village Library:

Wednesday, Feb. 17: Red Chamber, 5-6 p.m. From fast and furious bluegrass to Chinese Imperial Court classics to cutting-edge jazz fusion, the traditional and not-so-traditional repertoire of Red Chamber spans centuries.

Thursday, Feb. 18: Toddler Story Time, 11:15-11:45 a.m. Stories, puppets, music and movement for children 6 months to 3 years. Siblings welcome!

Friday, Feb. 19: Lifescapes, 2-4 p.m. Writing program where Seniors are given an opportunity to write and share their memoirs. New members are always welcome.

Truckee Library:

Nevada County Reads & Writes announces its all-community-read book: “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson, the deeply-moving, highly acclaimed and award-winning look at unfairness and racial bias in the justice system. Stevenson is described as “a real-life, modern-day Atticus Finch.”

Local high school students are invited to enter a writing competition, with a 1st-place prize of $200, a 2nd-place prize of $100, and $75 for 3rd place, with an awards and public reading event. Visit bit.ly/1TAWCYK for guidelines and writing prompts. Deadline for submissions is midnight on March 31, 2016.

Anne Greenwood is Branch Manager at the Kings Beach Public Library.

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