Tuesday, Jan 29, 6:30-8:30 PM

JPL Digital Expo

East Bank Regional Library

The Jefferson Parish Library presents its first �Digital Expo� at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon, Metairie. This event is free of charge and is open to the public. Registration is not required. The Digital Expo is designed to explain how to enjoy the library�s free digital content. Digital content is a growing, internet-based multimedia collection of items that complement the library�s physical collection. Content includes eBooks, audiobooks, music, movies, magazines, and comics delivered directly to a patron�s device � smartphones, laptops, smart TVs, tablets, etc. With free apps, patrons can take the library with them wherever they go. JPL library staff members, experts from the Library IT department, and representatives from digital content companies will be on site to teach patrons about the library�s digital collection and help solve any technical issues. Patrons are encouraged to bring their devices. All of the following resources are free of charge to library card holders. The digital collection includes the following. eBooks � Cloud Library, Hoopla, and Libby by Overdrive. Patrons can choose from thousands of eBooks, including popular and best-selling titles for all ages. Audiobooks � Hoopla, Libby by Overdrive, and RB Digital Books. With a variety of mobile apps, patrons can download an audiobook to a favorite device. Magazines, Comic Books and Graphic Novels � Comics Plus Library Edition, Flipster, Hoopla and RB Digital Magazines. Content is available for instant viewing on a digital device and items will return automatically. Music � Freegal, Alexander Street and Hoopla. Patrons can borrow and enjoy music immediately. Freegal allows access to more than 15 million songs, including Sony Music�s catalog of legendary artists; Alexander Street has the most diverse catalog of music content in the world for students, scholars and patrons of the arts. Movies and Television � Hoopla and Kanopy. Hoopla offers classics, children�s films, Acorn TV, independent cinema, and more. Kanopy offers popular indie flicks, documentaries, foreign films and the critically acclaimed Criterion Collection. Research and Reference � Ancestry.com, AutoMate Car Repair, Consumer Health Complete, ConsumerReports.org, National Geographic Online, Newsbank, Sanborn Maps, World Book Online Encyclopedia, and many others. Adult Learning � Brainfuse HealthNow, JobNow and VetNow, Lynda.com, Mango Languages, and ReferenceUSA, and many more. Resources for Kids and Teens � Homework LA from Tutor.com, Scholastic Go!, National Geographic Kids, Learning Express, and many more. Self-Publishing Resources � Biblioboard, Pressbooks Public and Self-E. Patrons who are interested in getting a novel, memoir, poetry collection, children's book and more in eBook and print-ready formats have options. Pressbooks Public is an easy-to-use online tool that allows authors to create professional quality versions of a book, free through the library. Self-E is the online platform for sharing a finished eBook, and Biblioboard is the place to discover local authors by downloading their eBooks. The product vendor will be present to discuss how patrons can use these resources to become a published author and share work with library patrons. The library�s 3D printer also will be on display. Library card holders may submit a print job online at www.jplibrary.net prior to the event. For more information regarding this presentation, contact Chris Smith, manager of Adult Programming for the library, at