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Staff Pick: Technology

Staff Pick: Technology

Posted by Ashley on May 18, 2022

Android Phones for Seniors in Easy Steps by Nick Vandome

This book is your one-stop shop for all things Android for phones. As Android phones can be made by many different companies, the phones themselves can differ in how they operate. However, Android is the open-source software that runs the phone in the background.

This book goes through all of the ins and outs of the Android operating system, and uses layman’s terms to describe how to do many functions with your phone. Android Phones for Seniors also has easy to follow step-by-step pictures and instructions to help you navigate through your Android operating system on your phone with ease.

Some of the topics discussed in this book are Models of Android Phones, Android Settings, Around an Android Phone, Calls and Contacts, Messaging and E-mail, Security, Android Apps, and more.

I highly recommend this book for new and existing Android phone users. If you need additional help with your Android device, contact Ashley at librarytech@thebluemountains.ca to make a one-on-one tech help appointment.

You can place a hold on this item with your library card and PIN (last four digits of your phone number), or by giving the library a call at 519-599-3681.

 


Local Authors

Local Authors

Posted by Emma on May 6, 2022

The Blue Mountains Public Library is proud to be part of such a thriving local literary community. Please take a moment to browse this list of local authors whose books we have in our collection. Read local! We could not possibly capture all of the local authors with published works so stay tuned for more Local Author Book Lists!

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Acclaimed and Award-Winning Literary Biography and Autobiography

Acclaimed and Award-Winning Literary Biography and Autobiography

Posted by Ken on April 11, 2022

When we find a book we enjoy, one that really moves us, it’s natural to want to know a little more about the author. Here are some fine literary biographies and autobiographies, each of which is an award winner into the bargain!

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Armchair Travel

Armchair Travel

Posted by Ken on March 2, 2022

Many of us are waiting for a day when it will be possible to travel safely again, but in the meantime, we can still take wonderful journeys through books.  If you have already read Eat, Pray, Love, or A Year in Provence or Wild or Under the Tuscan Sun, here are a few books that you might have overlooked, some older but definitely worth revisiting.

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Grey County Reads

Grey County Reads

Posted by Emma on January 17, 2022

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Chilling Winter Mysteries Part II

Chilling Winter Mysteries Part II

Posted by Emma on December 29, 2021

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Chilling Winter Mysteries

Chilling Winter Mysteries

Posted by Emma on December 9, 2021

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All in the Family: Multigenerational Novels

All in the Family: Multigenerational Novels

Posted by Emma on August 16, 2021

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Pride: a LGBTQ+ Inclusive Reading List

Pride: a LGBTQ+ Inclusive Reading List

Posted by Hannah on June 10, 2021

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My iPad for Seniors Eighth Edition Book Review

My iPad for Seniors Eighth Edition Book Review

Posted by Ashley on March 17, 2021

A great read for those who have an iPad but aren't sure where to start.

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Grey County Reads 2021

Grey County Reads 2021

Posted by Mary on January 15, 2021

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A Climate Change Reading List

A Climate Change Reading List

Posted by Elisa on September 25, 2020

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Scotiabank Giller Prize 2020 Longlist

Scotiabank Giller Prize 2020 Longlist

Posted by Elisa on September 15, 2020

Start reading! The winner will be announced on November 9th.

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Black Lives Matter: a non-fiction reading list

Black Lives Matter: a non-fiction reading list

Posted by Elisa on June 2, 2020

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Teen Book Review: The Summer I Turned Pretty

Teen Book Review: The Summer I Turned Pretty

Posted by Mary on May 23, 2020

Library Student Page Book Reviews - For Teens By Teens

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Teen Book Review: Crown of Midnight

Teen Book Review: Crown of Midnight

Posted by Mary on May 16, 2020

Library Student Page Book Reviews - By Teens For Teens

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Calling All Teens! New eBooks on OverDrive!

Calling All Teens! New eBooks on OverDrive!

Posted by Elisa on May 15, 2020

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Teen Book Review: The Siren

Teen Book Review: The Siren

Posted by Mary on May 9, 2020

Library Student Page Book Reviews - For Teens By Teens

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Young Adult Books You Won't Want to Miss

Young Adult Books You Won't Want to Miss

Posted by Elisa on May 8, 2020

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Teen Book Review: Eleanor & Park

Teen Book Review: Eleanor & Park

Posted by Mary on April 25, 2020

Library Student Page Book Reviews - For Teens By Teens

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Jump the queue and read these great eBooks right now!

Jump the queue and read these great eBooks right now!

Posted by Elisa on April 24, 2020

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Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

Posted by Ashley on April 18, 2020

Reviewed by Ashley

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Teen Book Review: Throne of Glass

Teen Book Review: Throne of Glass

Posted by Mary on April 15, 2020

Library Student Page Book Reviews - For Teens By Teens

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Teen Book Review: The Wrath and the Dawn

Teen Book Review: The Wrath and the Dawn

Posted by Mary on March 28, 2020

Library Student Page Book Reviews - For Teens By Teens

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Teen Book Review: Artemis Fowl

Teen Book Review: Artemis Fowl

Posted by Emma on March 19, 2020

Library Student Page Book Reviews - For Teens by Teens

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The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Posted by Ashley on March 17, 2020

Reviewed by Ashley

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Grey County Reads 2020

Grey County Reads 2020

Posted by Mary on January 10, 2020

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Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Posted by Emma on December 31, 2019

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The Island of Sea Women

The Island of Sea Women

Posted by Allison on November 6, 2019

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Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Posted by Emma on October 30, 2019

Reviewed by Emma

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Bob by Wendy Mass & Rebecca Stead

Bob by Wendy Mass & Rebecca Stead

Posted by Hélène on August 8, 2019

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21 Things You May Not Know about the Indian Act by Bob Joseph (2018)

21 Things You May Not Know about the Indian Act by Bob Joseph (2018)

Posted by Sabrina on July 18, 2019

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The Changeling by Gail Gallant

The Changeling by Gail Gallant

Posted by Jennifer on July 5, 2019

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Gale Health & Wellness Resource Centre

Gale Health & Wellness Resource Centre

Posted by Ashley on July 2, 2019

Do you know about our Virtual Branch?

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Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21 by checking out some films from the library.

Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21 by checking out some films from the library.

Posted by Andrea on June 20, 2019

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Head for the Hills: books to inspire outdoor adventure!

Head for the Hills: books to inspire outdoor adventure!

Posted by Allison on June 5, 2019

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Earth Day Read: Reducing Plastic

Earth Day Read: Reducing Plastic

Posted by Emma on April 22, 2019

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