- May 31 - King Library Opens at 1:00 PM
OverDrive is offering unlimited access to an eBook version of Michael Malone's, The Four Corners of the Sky, from now until June 1, 2013. It's available in the following eBook formats: Adobe ePub, Adobe PDF, Overdrive READ, and Kindle.
OverDrive's Big Library Read program spotlights one title for a set time period for library patrons around the world to read simultaneously, creating a global "library book club."
The Four Corners of the Sky is master storyteller Michael Malone's new novel of love, secrets, and the mysterious bonds of families. In small towns between the North Carolina Piedmont and the coast, dangerous clouds can boil out of all four corners of the sky. In such a storm, on Annie Peregrine's seventh birthday, her father gave her the airplane and minutes later drove out of her life. Thus begins an enchanting novel that sweeps you off on a journey of unforgettable characters, hilarious encounters, and haunting secrets. Is love a choice or a calling? Why do the ties of family bind so tightly? And is forgiveness a gift to others...or a gift we give ourselves?
This eBook edition contains a special introduction by Michael Malone specifically for the Big Library Read program.
Kindle Fire Users - have you tried to access our Library Catalog with the Kindle Fire's default web browser (Silk)? If so, you may have noticed a message saying, "The discover interface does not support your browser's acceleration mode." And until recently, the message was an even less helpful, "Your browser is not supported...".
So what's "acceleration mode" all about? Apparently, it's a rather controversial feature of Silk where a user's browser data is stored by Amazon in the cloud in order to speed up performance. Amazon's position is that privacy advocates shouldn't be concerned since users can turn the feature off (though it seems to be enabled by default). And that's exactly what Kindle Fire users will need to do in order to use our Library Catalog as they would in a conventional desktop browser. You can check out a nice illustrated version of how to turn it off, but here are the basic steps:
Our Library Catalog should work normally on Kindle Fire after that.
The library's subscription to Freegal ends this week due to ongoing budgetary considerations. Please be sure to download your tracks ASAP. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please contact me at email@example.com if you have specific questions.
We who live in the Information Age have incredible wonders and resources available at our fingertips. The downside is that the less-than-honest among us have new tools at their disposal too. Frauds are as old as time, but the Internet has unfortunately been a boon to their spread. It is important to be ever-vigilant in evaluating e-mails, Facebook posts, instant messages, etc., even if they seem to be coming from friends and family, etc. For example, I received an e-mail that appeared to be from a friend explaining that she was in a car accident while vacationing in Madrid and desperately needed a loan to settle foreign hospital bills. I was pretty sure my friend had been nowhere near Madrid and I spoke to her to confirm this.
There are some government resources online to help with spotting this kind of scam and how to combat any damage that might be done by them. Here are a few:
Our library recently subscribed to a new Chinese electronic magazine database called Bookan.
Bookan is a magazine database which contains over three thousand titles covering a broad range of subjects including politics, business, science, health, literature and entertainment with coverage going back for one to three years. Information is updated daily for over one hundred magazines.
The two browsing formats for Bookan are TEXT and PDF. In TEXT browsing, readers can adjust the font color and the font size from small to medium or large, as well as print the articles. However, the PDF format preserves the original look and format of the magazine. In the PDF format, readers can flip pages, magnify the pages, as well as read the articles in a side-by-side format.
Remote access to Bookan is available at http://sjpl.org/databases#Non-
After simply entering your library card number and PIN, you can browse the database with your smart phone, mobile device and e-reader everywhere and anytime you want. Enjoy!
在圖書館以外的地方, 可以上網到 http://sjpl.org/databases#Non-
Is your computer driving you crazy? Are you mystified by all the menus in Microsoft Word? Do you want to set up an email account but don’t know where to begin? Do you wish you could start connecting with family and friends using Facebook?
Computers can be frustrating for many of us. Fortunately, help is available at your library. Let our knowledgeable, patient Seven Trees Library volunteers help you solve your computer problems. Here at the Seven Trees Library we have two volunteer Tech Mentors and one volunteer eBooks Coach. A Tech Mentor is available to assist you every Wednesday evening from 5:00-6:00PM and Saturdays from 11:00AM-1:00PM. Our eBooks Coach is available every Saturday from 12:00-2:00PM. No appointment is necessary. Come to the Seven Trees Library and get the one-on-one help you need!
He didn't talk to a Seven Trees Tech Mentor . . .
They did . . .
You receive an e-mail saying that the e-book you put on request is available for checkout. You log into Overdrive, go to the "my waiting list" link, and check out it for your Kindle device. Everything seems fine, but when you go to your Kindle account the item isn't there. Overdrive doesn't show it in "my waiting list," or "book bag" either. What happened to it? Not to worry! Just be sure to check the "my bookshelf" section of your Overdrive account. This is where an e-book should go if it's checked out correctly. From there download it to your Kindle.
The Open Library lending program online offers the ability to access a book in a pinch. With the simple touch of a computer or electronic device you can download and be reading in just minutes. A variety of subjects are available including reading for all ages, there are many options, even children's books with pictures. Over 200,000 ebooks are available for lending, and did I mention this is a FREE service. The State of California is now participating in the e-book lending program and it is successfully growing through a large group of volunteers.
You're downloading tracks to listen to your favorite audio book, but for some reason one track is
having trouble and won't load. What can you do? Overdrive recommends the following solution:
If you go to our Downloads page there are various options for free software to view e-books and other e-materials. You will need to download the software to your computer first before you will be able to access the materials. You will also need a valid library card and and pin number. It is also important to note that Kindles are limited to OverDrive and Axis 360 with Kindle Fire. There is also a "Need Help" section on this page with frequently asked questions and tips.