- 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.
Are you a young adult who enjoys listening to audiobooks? Or an adult who enjoys listening to young adult (YA) audiobooks? Or just someone with an interest in audiobooks? Then let me tell you about a great program happening this summer. For the third year in a row, SYNC, sponsored by AudioFile, is offering two free audiobook downloads per week from May 30 to June 5, 2013. The downloads consist of one current YA title thematically paired with a classic title. These eAudiobooks are yours to keep and listen to whenever you want to. Just visit this page every week starting Thursday, May 30, 2013 to download the two titles.
See the selections from SYNC for Summer 2013 below!
And if you can’t wait or you want to preview the offerings, you can always check out some version of each title from SJPL. See the link after each for SJPL’s offerings.
June 6 – June 12, 2013
The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 1: The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood (SJPL)
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (SJPL)
We are happy to announce that we are bringing back our Vineland Poetry Podcast! We have posted seven new poems since our hiatus and we’re not stopping now. Back in April of 2010, we started a weekly podcast where staff members would read a variety of poems for our customer’s listening pleasure. Over two years have passed and we’ve returned with the posting of our 70thpoem! That’s 70 poems read by our library staff! We have a huge collection of recorded poems from the short and funny to the long and dramatic, including favorites from Poe, Shakespeare, Frost, Dickinson, and more. We’ve also included links to our catalog so you can check out books of poetry from the highlighted author. We hope you’ll visit our page and scroll through our poems to give some of them a listen. Thanks again for listening and we hope you enjoy our Vineland Poetry Podcast!
Axis 360 Help
If you have a problem with OverDrive, first please make sure that your account is clear of any issues. If you have a fine or an expired card, you cannot use OverDrive. If your account is clear and you are still having download problems, you can contact our eBook support team at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have a Kindle/Nook and need help getting started, please view the introductory videos:
There are some very helpful YouTube tutorials for the Nook and the Kindle, in the San Jose Public Library downloads help areas: http://sjpl.org/ebookguide (towards the top of the page) and http://sjpl.org/ebookfaq (at the end of the page). YouTube also has a number of other videos that cover the Nook, Kindle, and even other devices.
Did you receive an eReader as a gift? Are you interested in buying an eReader, but you don't know which one to buy? Do you want to learn how to download library books onto an eReader or a smartphone? You are invited to attend an eReader Petting Zoo at the Edenvale Branch Library on Tuesday, January 10 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Meet the Kindle, Sony Reader, iPad, and other devices for e-Reading. We will discuss all the different different types of ebook and emedia collections available through the library, and show you how easy it is to borrow free library e-books on your device! We invite you to bring your own smartphone or eReader device to this event. This drop in demonstration will last for two hours. Please feel free to come in anytime between 2:00 and 4:00 with your questions.