Around the Town: Fairy Godmothers collecting prom dresses to give away [The Arizona Daily Sun, Flagstaff]
(Arizona Daily Sun (Flagstaff) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) March 15--The Elks Ladies (also known as the Fairy Godmothers) of Flagstaff Elks Lodge No. 499 are accepting donations for their annual Prom Dress Giveaway. Items being collected include prom dresses, bridesmaid gowns or any formal dress. Also needed are accessories.
The Elks Ladies then host an event when local high school girls can choose a dress and accessories for free for prom.
The giveaway will be Saturday, March 23, Sunday, March 24, and Monday, March 25, from noon to 5 p.m. Girls must bring a student ID card and one canned food item to donate to participate.
Donations are being collected at the Elks Lodge at 2101 N. San Francisco St. The giveaway will be at the same location. For more information, call 525-1190.
Digital bookmobile coming to Flagstaff
The Digital Bookmobile National Tour (www.digitalbookmobile.com) will showcase the free eBook download service from the Flagstaff Public Libraries at the Main Library (300 W. Aspen Ave.) Wednesday, March 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and at the East Flagstaff Community Library (3000 N. Fourth St.) Thursday, March 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. At these free events, readers of all ages will learn how to download eBooks from the library through interactive demonstrations and high-definition instructional videos. A gadget gallery featuring Kindle, iPod touch, Android tablet, NOOK, Sony Reader, BlackBerry, Windows Phone and more will help visitors discover portable devices that are compatible with the library's download service.
The Digital Bookmobile is housed inside an 18-wheel tractor-trailer. The vehicle is equipped with broadband Internet-connected PCs, high definition monitors, premium sound systems, and a variety of portable media players, all of which help visitors explore Flagstaff Public Library's download service. Interactive learning stations give visitors an opportunity to search the library's digital media collection, use supported mobile devices and sample eBooks, audiobooks, music and video.
Patrons can take advantage of the download service 24/7 when they visit the library's website. From there, they can browse the growing collection of bestselling, new release and classic titles and check out a digital title with a valid library card.
Once downloaded, digital titles can be enjoyed on a computer or transferred to supported mobile devices. At the end of the lending period, titles will automatically expire and are returned to the digital collection. There are never late fees or damaged items.
The Digital Bookmobile is a service of Flagstaff Public Libraries and is operated by OverDrive, Inc. To check out and download digital books and more, visit http://cocolib.lib.overdrive.
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