Library book club reads ‘Look Again’

This month, the Hood River Library Book Club is discussing “Look Again” by Lisa Scottoline, the thrilling tale of a journalist who discovers that the child she adopted may have been stolen before he came into her life.

Join the discussion on Thursday, Jan. 16, at 6:30 p.m.

This program is free and open to the public. Copies of the book may be checked out at any Hood River County Library District location.

Library offers free e-reader classes

Did you get a shiny new Nook, Kindle, Kobo or iPad as a gift? Are you wondering what the big deal is about e-books? Have you heard that you can download e-books to your phone or tablet and want to know how?

No matter your interest, you’ll want to come to a free class on e-books and e-readers with the Hood River County Library District. Two classes will be held: Saturday, Jan. 18, at 11 a.m. and Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m., both at Hood River Library.

The classes will explain about e-books, where you can get them, the devices on which you can read them, and more. It will also discuss how you can check out free e-books through the Library District’s Library2Go downloadable media service or buy them from Waucoma Bookstore’s e-book store.

Interested in more personal attention? Hood River County Library District is happy to help people with their e-readers and other mobile devices, especially on how to use the downloadable media service Library2Go. To schedule an appointment, contact them at 541-386-2535.

This class is free and open to the public.

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