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The HOTspot Digital Help Desk 10:00 am
The HOTspot Digital Help Desk
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
 
The HOTspot Digital Help Desk 2:00 pm
The HOTspot Digital Help Desk
Apr 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Want to learn how to download eBooks, movies, music, magazines and more to your laptop, tablet or eReader? Stop by our Digital Help Desk
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Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Youth Activity Room (200
Apr 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for songs, stories, words, letters, numbers, and general silliness in this kindergarten readiness Storytime. For ages 3-5
The HOTspot Digital Help Desk 12:00 pm
The HOTspot Digital Help Desk
Apr 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Want to learn how to download eBooks, movies, music, magazines and more to your laptop, tablet or eReader? Stop by our Digital Help Desk.
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Toddlertime 9:30 am
Toddlertime @ Youth Activity Room (200)
Apr 4 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement for children ages 16-36 months.
Toddlertime 10:30 am
Toddlertime @ Youth Activity Room (200)
Apr 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement for children ages 16-36 months.
Microsoft Office Drop-In Learning for New Users 1:00 pm
Microsoft Office Drop-In Learning for New Users @ Training Room (15)
Apr 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get your questions about Microsoft Office -including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Publisher- answered in an informal setting.
Mad Science 4:00 pm
Mad Science @ Youth Activity Room (200)
Apr 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Design and carry out experiments to help you learn more about science — the fun way! Strap on your goggles and get ready to have a blast. Space is limited. A ticket is required and will be available at 3:30pm the day of the program at the Youth Services desk. Grades 3-8
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Baby Lapsit 10:30 am
Baby Lapsit @ Youth Activity Room (200)
Apr 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Baby Lapsit introduces the rhythm and beauty of language to babies ages birth-16 months.
The HOTspot Digital Help Desk 2:00 pm
The HOTspot Digital Help Desk
Apr 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Want to learn how to download eBooks, movies, music, magazines and more to your laptop, tablet or eReader? Stop by our Digital Help Desk.
Writer in Residence Consultation Hours 5:30 pm
Writer in Residence Consultation Hours @ Study Room #1 (6)
Apr 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Writer in Residence Consultation Hours @ Study Room #1 (6)
From February to April, the Mesa Public Library is hosting fiction author and writing coach Deena Reemiel as its very own Writer in Residence. Deena will use the library as her workspace and hold one-on-one consultation hours to help aspiring authors fine-tune their work. To book your appointment, visit our sign-up form. This program is supported by the Arizona State Library, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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PlaySPOT 10:30 am
PlaySPOT @ Youth Activity Room (200)
Apr 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Note: Space is limited, a ticket is required. Tickets will be available at the Youth Services Desk at 10am. Kindergarten readiness begins at birth. Families with children birth through 5 years old engage in hands-on kindergarten readiness activities. Each family will receive a book.
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Writer in Residence Consultation Hours 9:30 am
Writer in Residence Consultation Hours @ Board Room (20)
Apr 7 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Writer in Residence Consultation Hours @ Board Room (20)
From February to April, the Mesa Public Library is hosting fiction author and writing coach Deena Reemiel as its very own Writer in Residence. Deena will use the library as her workspace and hold one-on-one consultation hours to help aspiring authors fine-tune their work. To book your appointment, visit our sign-up form. This program is supported by the Arizona State Library, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Paws2Read 10:30 am
Paws2Read @ Youth Activity Room (200)
Apr 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Dogs like books too! Paws 2 Read pairs registered therapy animals and their handlers with young readers ranging from first to tenth grades.
ESL Conversation Class 1:00 pm
ESL Conversation Class @ Board Room (20)
Apr 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Join our weekly literacy group (January 20- July 21) if you would like to practice basic English listening and speaking survival skills. * Enjoy an informal way to learn English! * Improve your English speaking and listening skills * Increase your vocabulary * Learn more about American culture * Meet people from around the world Adult non-native speakers are welcome — no registration needed. Please bring a notebook and pencil.
Local Author of the Month 2:00 pm
Local Author of the Month @ Lobby
Apr 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Local Author of the Month @ Lobby
Paul C. Steffy is the author of several short fiction stories, two novelettes and one novel. His travels include 27 countries and all 50 United States. His latest book is The Good Soldier, the story of a Vietnam veteran who returns to the scene of “his war”. A different author will be featured each month and will appear at each location during the month unless otherwise stated.
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The HOTspot Digital Help Desk 10:00 am
The HOTspot Digital Help Desk
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Want to learn how to download eBooks, movies, music, magazines and more to your laptop, tablet or eReader? Stop by our Digital Help Desk.
The HOTspot Digital Help Desk 2:00 pm
The HOTspot Digital Help Desk
Apr 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Want to learn how to download eBooks, movies, music, magazines and more to your laptop, tablet or eReader? Stop by our Digital Help Desk.
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Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Youth Activity Room (200)
Apr 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for songs, stories, words, letters, numbers, and general silliness in this kindergarten readiness Storytime. For ages 3-5
Shake, Boogie, and Bop! 11:15 am
Shake, Boogie, and Bop! @ Youth Activity Room (200)
Apr 10 @ 11:15 am – 11:45 am
Join us for a rollicking good time! Children will enjoy dancing, action filled songs, and rhymes. For ages 2-5.
The HOTspot Digital Help Desk 12:00 pm
The HOTspot Digital Help Desk @ main library
Apr 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Want to learn how to download eBooks, movies, music, magazines and more to your laptop, tablet or eReader? Stop by our Digital Help Desk.
ASU presents: Archive and Preservation Workshop 5:30 pm
ASU presents: Archive and Preservation Workshop @ Saguaro Room (125)
Apr 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
ASU presents: Archive and Preservation Workshop @ Saguaro Room (125)
Join ASU archivist, Nancy Godoy, for an in-depth look at the archiving process. She will detail best practices and will help get the ball rolling in preserving your very own history.
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Toddlertime 9:30 am
Toddlertime @ Youth Activity Room (200)
Apr 11 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement for children ages 16-36 months.
Toddlertime 10:30 am
Toddlertime @ Youth Activity Room (200)
Apr 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement for children ages 16-36 months.
The HOTspot Digital Help Desk 2:00 pm
The HOTspot Digital Help Desk
Apr 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Want to learn how to download eBooks, movies, music, magazines and more to your laptop, tablet or eReader? Stop by our Digital Help Desk.
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PageTurners Book Group 2:03 am
PageTurners Book Group @ Board Room (20)
Apr 12 @ 2:03 am – 3:03 am
Please join us the second Thursday of each month in the Main Library Board Room from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Call 480-644-3100 for more information.
Baby Lapsit 10:30 am
Baby Lapsit @ Youth Activity Room (200)
Apr 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Baby Lapsit introduces the rhythm and beauty of language to babies ages birth-16 months.
Writer in Residence Consultation Hours 5:30 pm
Writer in Residence Consultation Hours @ Study Room #1 (6)
Apr 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Writer in Residence Consultation Hours @ Study Room #1 (6)
From February to April, the Mesa Public Library is hosting fiction author and writing coach Deena Reemiel as its very own Writer in Residence. Deena will use the library as her workspace and hold one-on-one consultation hours to help aspiring authors fine-tune their work. To book your appointment, visit our sign-up form. This program is supported by the Arizona State Library, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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PlaySPOT 10:30 am
PlaySPOT @ Youth Activity Room (200)
Apr 13 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Note: Space is limited, a ticket is required. Tickets will be available at the Youth Services Desk at 10am. Kindergarten readiness begins at birth. Families with children birth through 5 years old engage in hands-on kindergarten readiness activities. Each family will receive a book.
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Writer in Residence Consultation Hours 9:30 am
Writer in Residence Consultation Hours @ Board Room (20)
Apr 14 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Writer in Residence Consultation Hours @ Board Room (20)
From February to April, the Mesa Public Library is hosting fiction author and writing coach Deena Reemiel as its very own Writer in Residence. Deena will use the library as her workspace and hold one-on-one consultation hours to help aspiring authors fine-tune their work. To book your appointment, visit our sign-up form. This program is supported by the Arizona State Library, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
East Valley Children’s Theater Bravo Troupe 11:00 am
East Valley Children’s Theater Bravo Troupe @ Youth Activity Room (200)
Apr 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Enjoy a medley of songs from classic and contemporary Broadway musicals performed by the East Valley Children’s Theater Bravo Troupe.
East Valley Children’s Theater Presents “Sarah Sues Her Sister” 1:00 pm
East Valley Children’s Theater Presents “Sarah Sues Her Sister” @ Youth Activity Room (200)
Apr 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Don’t miss this original story presented by The East Valley Children’s Theater’s Express Acting Troupe.
ESL Conversation Class 1:00 pm
ESL Conversation Class @ Board Room (20)
Apr 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Join our weekly literacy group (January 20- July 21) if you would like to practice basic English listening and speaking survival skills. * Enjoy an informal way to learn English! * Improve your English speaking and listening skills * Increase your vocabulary * Learn more about American culture * Meet people from around the world Adult non-native speakers are welcome — no registration needed. Please bring a notebook and pencil.
European Travel for Families: A How-to 3:00 pm
European Travel for Families: A How-to @ Saguaro Room (125
Apr 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join travel enthusiast and father of two, Daniel Shapera, for practical and actionable tips and resources for an enjoyable, affordable, and memorable family trip to Europe. Learn from the mistakes and successes of a Mesa family who has traveled with kids to Italy (2016), Spain (2017), and Paris (2018), and has no plans on slowing down.
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The HOTspot Digital Help Desk 10:00 am
The HOTspot Digital Help Desk
Apr 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Want to learn how to download eBooks, movies, music, magazines and more to your laptop, tablet or eReader? Stop by our Digital Help Desk.
The HOTspot Digital Help Desk 2:00 pm
The HOTspot Digital Help Desk
Apr 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Want to learn how to download eBooks, movies, music, magazines and more to your laptop, tablet or eReader? Stop by our Digital Help Desk.
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Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Youth Activity Room (200)
Apr 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for songs, stories, words, letters, numbers, and general silliness in this kindergarten readiness Storytime. For ages 3-5
The HOTspot Digital Help Desk 12:00 pm
The HOTspot Digital Help Desk
Apr 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Want to learn how to download eBooks, movies, music, magazines and more to your laptop, tablet or eReader? Stop by our Digital Help Desk.
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Toddlertime 9:30 am
Toddlertime @ Youth Activity Room (200)
Apr 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement for children ages 16-36 months.
Toddlertime 10:30 am
Toddlertime @ Youth Activity Room (200)
Apr 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement for children ages 16-36 months.
The HOTspot Digital Help Desk 2:00 pm
The HOTspot Digital Help Desk
Apr 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Want to learn how to download eBooks, movies, music, magazines and more to your laptop, tablet or eReader? Stop by our Digital Help Desk.
Citywide Volunteer Recruitment Fair 4:00 pm
Citywide Volunteer Recruitment Fair @ main library
Apr 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Learn about volunteer opportunities for the City of Mesa! Many city departments will be present (full list coming soon). The City of Mesa has one-time opportunities available (ex. Celebration of Freedom) as well as longer term opportunities (AzMNH, Library, Fire). Teens looking for Service Learning Hours are welcome!
Mad Science 4:00 pm
Mad Science @ Youth Activity Room (200)
Apr 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Design and carry out experiments to help you learn more about science — the fun way! Strap on your goggles and get ready to have a blast. Space is limited. A ticket is required and will be available at 3:30pm the day of the program at the Youth Services desk. Grades 3-8
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Baby Lapsit 10:30 am
Baby Lapsit @ Youth Activity Room (200)
Apr 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Baby Lapsit introduces the rhythm and beauty of language to babies ages birth-16 months.
Writer in Residence Consultation Hours 3:30 pm
Writer in Residence Consultation Hours @ Saguaro Room (125
Apr 19 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Writer in Residence Consultation Hours @ Saguaro Room (125
From February to April, the Mesa Public Library is hosting fiction author and writing coach Deena Reemiel as its very own Writer in Residence. Deena will use the library as her workspace and hold one-on-one consultation hours to help aspiring authors fine-tune their work. To book your appointment, visit our sign-up form. This program is supported by the Arizona State Library, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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Internet Basics 1:00 pm
Internet Basics @ Training Room (15)
Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Learn all of the parts of a web browser, how to navigate a website, and how to effectively search for information online. Prerequisites: Computer Basics (at a minimum) or comfort with mouse and keyboard. Register Now
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Writer in Residence Consultation Hours 9:30 am
Writer in Residence Consultation Hours @ Board Room (20)
Apr 21 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
From February to April, the Mesa Public Library is hosting fiction author and writing coach Deena Reemiel as its very own Writer in Residence. Deena will use the library as her workspace and hold one-on-one consultation hours to help aspiring authors fine-tune their work. To book your appointment, visit our sign-up form. This program is supported by the Arizona State Library, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
ESL Conversation Class 1:00 pm
ESL Conversation Class @ main library
Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Join our weekly literacy group (January 20- July 21) if you would like to practice basic English listening and speaking survival skills. * Enjoy an informal way to learn English! * Improve your English speaking and listening skills * Increase your vocabulary * Learn more about American culture * Meet people from around the world Adult non-native speakers are welcome — no registration needed. Please bring a notebook and pencil.
Lego Club 1:00 pm
Lego Club @ Youth Activity Room (200)
Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Come explore your creative side at the library with LEGO. Children can either follow a monthly theme or build from their imaginations. LEGO and DUPLO blocks will be provided.
Poetic License 2:00 pm
Poetic License @ Saguaro Room (125
Apr 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Join Writer in Residence, Deena Remiel, to learn the many forms and styles of writing poetry by first exploring examples and then creating their own. This program is supported by the Arizona State Library, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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The HOTspot Digital Help Desk 10:00 am
The HOTspot Digital Help Desk @ main library
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Want to learn how to download eBooks, movies, music, magazines and more to your laptop, tablet or eReader? Stop by our Digital Help Desk.
The HOTspot Digital Help Desk 2:00 pm
The HOTspot Digital Help Desk @ main library
Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Want to learn how to download eBooks, movies, music, magazines and more to your laptop, tablet or eReader? Stop by our Digital Help Desk.
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Preschool Storytime 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime @ Youth Activity Room (200)
Apr 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Join us for songs, stories, words, letters, numbers, and general silliness in this kindergarten readiness Storytime. For ages 3-5
Shake, Boogie, and Bop! 11:15 am
Shake, Boogie, and Bop! @ Youth Activity Room (200)
Apr 24 @ 11:15 am – 11:45 am
Join us for a rollicking good time! Children will enjoy dancing, action filled songs, and rhymes. For ages 2-5.
The HOTspot Digital Help Desk 12:00 pm
The HOTspot Digital Help Desk
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Want to learn how to download eBooks, movies, music, magazines and more to your laptop, tablet or eReader? Stop by our Digital Help Desk.
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Smart Cycling Fundamentals 6:00 am
Smart Cycling Fundamentals @ Saguaro Room (125
Apr 25 @ 6:00 am – 7:30 am
Smart Cycling Fundamentals @ Saguaro Room (125
Bicycling can be a lot of fun and great exercise but you need to do it right to stay safe and healthy. In this introductory workshop, learn about basic bicycle techniques, rules, and equipment, and get a brief update on Mesa’s bicycle projects and events. All participants will receive free bicycle safety gear. Ages 12+. This class is limited to 30 participants and registration is required. Presented by the City of Mesa Bicycle and Pedestrian Program. Registration Ends: 4/24/2018 at 9:00 AM Register Now
Toddlertime 9:30 am
Toddlertime @ Youth Activity Room (200)
Apr 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Toddlertime incorporates stories, music, and movement for children ages 16-36 months.
The HOTspot Digital Help Desk 2:00 pm
The HOTspot Digital Help Desk @ main library
Apr 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Want to learn how to download eBooks, movies, music, magazines and more to your laptop, tablet or eReader? Stop by our Digital Help Desk.
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Yoga Basics for Beginners 6:00 am
Yoga Basics for Beginners @ Saguaro Room (125
Apr 26 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
Come to the library for yoga in a relaxed environment without the pressure of attending a gym or studio. Session is for adults and appropriate for all levels, and will focus on technique as well as yoga flowing practice. Participants must be able to get up and down off the floor without assistance or difficulty. Please bring your own yoga mat or towel and strap.
Computer Basics 10:00 am
Computer Basics @ Training Room (15)
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
If you are new to the computer or just want to know more about how it works then Computer Basics is the place to start. Learn the parts of a computer and how to use a mouse and keyboard. Registration Ends: 4/26/2018 at 9:00 AM Register Now
Baby Lapsit 10:30 am
Baby Lapsit @ Youth Activity Room (200)
Apr 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Baby Lapsit introduces the rhythm and beauty of language to babies ages birth-16 months.
Writer in Residence Consultation Hours 5:30 pm
Writer in Residence Consultation Hours @ Study Room #1 (6)
Apr 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Writer in Residence Consultation Hours @ Study Room #1 (6)
From February to April, the Mesa Public Library is hosting fiction author and writing coach Deena Reemiel as its very own Writer in Residence. Deena will use the library as her workspace and hold one-on-one consultation hours to help aspiring authors fine-tune their work. To book your appointment, visit our sign-up form. This program is supported by the Arizona State Library, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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Oral History Day at the Alston House 10:00 am
Oral History Day at the Alston House @ main library
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Oral History Day at the Alston House @ main library
Join us at Mesa’s historic Alston House and learn how to preserve your personal community history. ASU Library will be showing individuals how to scan archival material. Bring you photographs and receive 50 free scans! Using StoryCenter listening stations, people will also learn how to conduct an oral history interview and have the option of recording their own stories during the course of the day.
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ESL Conversation Class 1:00 pm
ESL Conversation Class @ Training Room (15)
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Join our weekly literacy group (January 20- July 21) if you would like to practice basic English listening and speaking survival skills. * Enjoy an informal way to learn English! * Improve your English speaking and listening skills * Increase your vocabulary * Learn more about American culture * Meet people from around the world Adult non-native speakers are welcome — no registration needed. Please bring a notebook and pencil.
Make it or Game it! 1:00 pm
Make it or Game it! @ Youth Activity Room (200)
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Crafts and games the whole family will enjoy.
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The HOTspot Digital Help Desk 10:00 am
The HOTspot Digital Help Desk
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Want to learn how to download eBooks, movies, music, magazines and more to your laptop, tablet or eReader? Stop by our Digital Help Desk.
The HOTspot Digital Help Desk 2:00 pm
The HOTspot Digital Help Desk @ main library
Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Want to learn how to download eBooks, movies, music, magazines and more to your laptop, tablet or eReader? Stop by our Digital Help Desk.