Winter Reading Program
December 1 – January 5 • Yokosuka & Negishi Libraries
Adults, teens and children are invited to join the Winter Reading Program. Earn a prize for reading two hours each week. Prizes can be picked up through January 12, so read on the road if you are traveling over the holidays and come back to collect your prizes! Register and log reading online here
or at the Libraries. All who read are invited to free bowling January 3 • 1300–1400.
Thursday, December 12 • 1600–1900 • Yokosuka Library, Classroom 110
See the first part of The Hobbit, based on J.R. Tolkien’s bestselling novel, before part two is released.
Holiday Quiz Game Night
Tuesday, December 17 • 1500–1600 • Yokosuka Library
Test your holiday knowledge at the Holiday Quiz Game Night. Friends and/or families can play as a team in this Jeopardy-style game, which is open to all ages. Get ready for game night by checking out books from the holiday book display and come ready to win prizes.
Adult Book Club Holiday Party
Wednesday, December 18 • 1730–1830 • Yokosuka Library
We will discuss a short holiday story and the best (and worst) books we read this year. Copies of the story will be available at the circulation desk. Please bring a copy of the best book you read this year to exchange. New comers are welcome! You’re invited to chat about books over coffee and cookies.
Mother Goose Time
Fridays • 1000-1100 • Yokosuka Library Classroom
Note: There is no Mother Goose program December 27.
Mother Goose Time encourages language development and builds early literacy skills while having fun. Parents and children ages 0-2 years old are invited for stories, singing, and more!
Monday • 1000-1100 • Ikego
Wednesday • 1030-1130 • Yokosuka Library Classroom
Note: There is no Story Time on December 25.
Each week, we read, we sing, make crafts, and make a themed craft. Learn about different cultures, science, math, phonics, and more!
The MWR Library has an Online Catalog for your convenience. Search for your favorite books and periodicals online from your home or your laptop. Click the link below to start your search!
Have you ever wanted to learn the Japanese language but didn’t know which route to take? Was the price of learning the language always a turn-off? Did you think that Rosetta Stone was your only option? Has there been another language you wanted to learn? If this describes you, we have good news for you!
NKO brings you Byki® – A FREE and powerful language-learning software and personalized language-learning system.1) Login to your NKO account and click on the Reference tab on the far right.
2) Go to the left blue banner and click on the link for “E-library Foreign Language / Culture. You will then have an option to choose from selected language sites. Transparent Language Online will take you to their site (byki.com)
3) Once you register on their site, you can click on the icon for the app for either iPhone, iPad or Android smartphones and tablets (and computers). There are also instructions for activating the account once you have downloaded the app. You can browse the iTunes store for more language-specific apps if you like.
It’s relatively easy, and it’s FREE! Learn more about Byki at www.byki.com
If you have any questions, please call us at 243-5574 or 046-816-5574
TUTOR.COM TO GO
We are very excited to announce our cool, new mobile app Tutor.com
To Go! The app gives eligible military students another way to access the Tutor.com
for Military Families program. Students can connect to a live tutor for one-to-one help from their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.Students must have an account with the Tutor.com for Military Families program to connect to a tutor, and the app is available as a free download
in the iTunes Store.
Students must have an account with the Tutor.com for Military Families program to connect to a tutor. With tutors.com…..
Students can store essays, homework problems and other assignments in their mobile locker, and share items from their locker with a tutor.
Students can take pictures of assignments and textbook pages from their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, and store them in their locker.
Students can save and review past tutoring sessions.
WATCH A DEMO VIDEO
You can see a video demo of the app on the iPad: How it works
HOW TO GET THE APP
Tutor.com To Go is available as a free download in the iTunes Store: Free Download
QUESTIONS AND FEEDBACK
If you have any questions or feedback about the app and how military families can use it, send an email here.
For online reading, Navy libraries has exciting websites available presented by the parent company – TumbleBooks. TumbleBooks includes animated stories and games. TumbleReadables are designed so you and your child can read along sentence by sentence. TumbleTalkingBooks are a streaming audio feed where you can bookmark your place, and includes books for children, teens and adults. Eligible users can access TumbleBooks online through Military One Source http://www.militaryonesource.mil
or Navy Knowledge Online https://wwwa.nko.navy.mil
WHAT IS PLAYAWAY?
Playaway is the newest format of audio, combining a wide variety of content with an easy-to-use player all in one small unit. When receiving your Playaway, all you have to do is press play to start listening immediately – there is no need for a separate player, and it comes with earbuds and a battery to make it play.
Playaway is the most simple and immediate way to enjoy audiobooks. Its portability allows users to enjoy their favorite authors and titles on-the-go, whenever and wherever.