City view: Roseville libraries expanding services

Free eBooks now available for download
By: Natasha Casteel
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The City of Roseville Libraries are expanding services and opportunities for learning.

Free eBooks are now available for convenient download to your Kindle or your Kindle application. Most eBooks already in the library’s catalog are compatible with Kindle, so users simply browse or search for “Kindle Book,” check out a title with a valid library card and then click “Get for Kindle.”

Access to the Kindle Book will occur at Amazon’s website after signing in and selecting delivery to the user’s Kindle device or any of the free Kindle reading apps. As with all eBooks and other digital content, titles are available 24/7 and incur no late fees.

The libraries can use your help, too. Through Oct. 10, the library is running an online survey to find out how our patrons use the library’s computers and Internet connection and how this service has made a difference in their lives. This information will help the library improve its technology services and communicate the value of providing free access to computers and the Internet within our community. The survey is anonymous, available in English and Spanish and takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

Mark your calendar for upcoming events sponsored by the Friends of the Roseville Public Library:

• Celebrate 100 years of women gaining the right to vote in California. Join us at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Maidu Library for a film showing of Iron Jawed Angels. This film highlights defiant young activists who take the women’s suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote. After viewing the film enjoy a short discussion about the struggles of suffragists.

• Don’t miss the Fashion Show and Lecture at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 at the Martha Riley Library, where you can step back in time to 1911 when the California Legislature is debating Constitutional Amendment 8 to give women the right to vote. Witness California State Capitol Museum docents dressed in period costumes acting as suffragists, politicians, anti-suffragists and other citizens.

• Pick up some new hardbound or paperback books at the Fall Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8 at the Martha Riley Library, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd.

For more information on these and other programs and services happening in your library, visit

Natasha Casteel is the City Librarian in the City of Roseville’s Parks, Recreation and Libraries Department.