What We're Loving: February

What We're Loving: February

Your library card can get you more than just books! We have a huge digital collection – including TV streaming services, e-audiobooks, newspaper subscriptions, digital yearbooks, and more – and a full schedule of adult and youth programming, all available to you for FREE. If you’ve got questions about everything your library card can do, our staff can help! Here are a few of the things you can access that we’ve been loving in the month of February.

 

“I just finished the eAudiobook of Buffering by YouTube star Hannah Hart. Hearing a voice that I’m used to associating with comedy tackle some dark, serious subjects that are directly related to Hart’s own past gave me a newfound appreciation for her – something I’m not 100% positive I would have gotten from reading the book instead of listening.” – Hayleigh, DMPL Digital Media Specialist

MORE INFO: Cardholders who live in Des Moines or rural Polk County can access our eBook app, Libby, HERE.

 

“North Side Library offers ukulele lessons once a week in four-week chunks. I have sensitive fingers and didn’t know if I could play this instrument. I rented a ukulele from the library, and my dad and I took the classes together. I really enjoy this instrument and went out to buy my own last week! Now my dad and I can have ukulele jam sessions at home. Thanks, North Side!” – Katy, DMPL Library Assistant

MORE INFO: Ukulele classes at North will start back up in April. Check out our full schedule of programming HERE.

 

“I am liking our new mini books, also known as dwarsliggers! They are handy for travel (weighing practically nothing) and can fit in your back pocket or a small purse. Among those currently in our collection, genres are for teen and adult readers. A new fun way to read!” – Luann, DMPL Clerk

 

"Queen's 1981 Montreal concert on Qello. Bohemiam Rhapsody just won four Oscars, which reminded me of this performance by the band, considered one of the greatest live rock shows of all time and featuring frontman Freddie Mercury at his absolute prime as a performer." – Tim, DMPL Community Engagement Supervisor

MORE INFO: Cardholders who live in Des Moines or rural Polk County can stream Qello (the best way to watch concerts and music documentaries) for free by signing up HERE.

 

“I just finished The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas on eAudiobook. I really enjoyed listening to it as the narrator was able to pronounce the names and get into the flow with the characters' slang in a way that I wouldn’t have been able to if I had read the book on my own. The narrator also did a great job switching voices between characters. It is a thought-provoking book, and I enjoyed listening to it. - Katy, DMPL Library Assistant

MORE INFO: Cardholders who live in Des Moines or rural Polk County can access our eBook app, Libby, HERE.

 

What are you loving using your library card for this month? Tell us below (and if you don’t have a card, sign up for one here – it’s free!)