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later Thursday

P. called as soon as she got off work.  I met her at the library, and we spent a couple of hours with her showing me things she does on her iPad.  I showed her about downloading books from Project Gutenberg.  P. asked about different formats.  She could open an e-pub book with the iPad bookshelf, and a .mobi book with the Kindle app.  P. can search Amazon for Kindle books on the iPad, but not download them directly to it.  However, we used one of the library computers, and she could download books from there to the Amazon cloud, and then they show up on the iPad.

I showed her the Kindle app on my phone.  I said that I'd been getting some out-of-copyright books I'd read as a child.  "They're all kinds of racist," I said, referring to the Albert Payson Terhune books I've recently read again.

"Oh?"

"These were books from the 1910s and 1920s."

We looked up Christian books for P.  She'd bought one from a Christian author she liked.  P. had also gotten a free book by Emanuel Swedenborg, and I explained a little about Swedenborgianism.  At one point I worked in a library that had many of Swedenborg's books.  "There's a Swedenborgian cathedral in Bryn Athyn," I said.  "It's got lots of stained glass, and it's huge."  Bryn Athyn is drivable from the area we live in.  It's not close, but it's day-trip drivable.

We went to a mall, and I got teriyaki at the food court.  On our way back to [borough], I stopped at a Boston Market near where P. lives so she could get chicken.  Boston Market used to be called Boston Chicken, but they diversified.

I thanked P. for letting me see how she used her iPad.  "We can do it again," she said.  All in all, it was a nice day out.
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