New E-Books & Streaming Videos Up In Digital Catalog Today!

Hi everyone, just a heads up — there are brand new e-books and streaming videos available today in the Digital Catalog!

Here’s a link to a PDF list of those titles!

Newly Added Digital Catalog Titles July 29, 2014

Happy reading & viewing!

Linda

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P.S. You can download the OverDrive Media Console app for your smartphone or tablet and the access free library e-books, audios and videos through the app, or  you access that same digital catalog on a computer — just click on the following link to browse the titles in the Digital Catalog online:

http://stls.lib.overdrive.com/6DAE98A7-6107-4E5B-B04C-6362DEEDCC7C/10/50/en/Default.htm

Excel Workshop III

If you know a bit about Excel but would like to know even more — join us for part 3 of our Microsoft Excel series!

The program will be held this Wednesday, July 30, 2014 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

We’ll be looking at how you sort data, create charts and more!

Join us!
Linda

Excel III Workshop July 30, 2014

New 5 Minute Tech Video – How To Download Freegal Songs To A PC

If you’re a music fan and you don’t have a smartphone or tablet — you can still take advantage of the new Freegal Music Service that offers all library card members of all Southern Tier Library System member libraries, including the Southeast Steuben County Library, the ability to download and keep three free songs per week from the Freegal Music website, found at:

http://stlsny.freegalmusic.com/

To access the video clip that features step by step instructions just click the following link:

The new link with the new step-by-step instructional video will be posted tomorrow, Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

If you have questions about how to use the Freegal Music Service before then please call the library! Call us at 607-936-3713.

Have a great day!

Linda

SSCL

Net Neutrality Is Important! And We Need To Let The F.C.C. Know That!

Net Neutrality is indeed important and we do need to let the U.S. Federal Communications Commission know that we, as U.S. citizens, believe that it is!

And if you’re a bit unsure of what Net Neutrality really is — here is a link to a great article, titled Net Neutrality explained – a big threat to an open internet  that explains the subject in an easy accessible way:

http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/networking/1400520/net-neutrality-explained-a-big-threat-to-an-open-internet

 What the issue of Net Neutrality really boils down to is this — in our democracy, in our new modern high tech age where Internet access is increasingly needed by citizens to simply take care of daily business in their educational, professional and personal lives – all Internet traffic should be treat the same; there should not be faster and slower lanes for Internet traffic  that benefit large businesses and Internet Service Providers at the expense of citizens, small business and start-ups.

Net Neutrality is crucial today because if each citizen has access to the Internet at an equal speed, it puts all citizens and business on an equal footing Internet- access-and-speed-wise. And having this equal access to the Internet is crucial for citizens to become, and continue to be, prosperous well-rounded citizens within our society; and for startups and small business to grow and prosper in our country.

And in relation, although Internet service is not currently classified as a utility in the U.S. right now – it should be – because it is just as necessary for all citizens today to have access to an equal-speed Internet connection as it for all of use to have access to electricity.  And the F.C.C. has the ability to reclassify Internet service as a utility…

And if you’d like to offer the F.C.C. (Federal Communications Commission) your two-cents worth on this subject you can!

The F.C.C. is currently accepting comments from citizens on this issue of Net Neutrality, via their website, as a precursor to their next meeting to discuss the subject and just perhaps make a ruling that does indeed destroy Net Neutrality and in its stead establishes faster speed Internet connections that Internet Service Providers can charge consumers and business a premium price for…

Here’s the link to the F.C.C. site where you can offer a comment to the F.C.C. on this issue of Net Neutrality or as they put it Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet:

http://www.fcc.gov/comments

 Have a great day!

Linda Reimer

References

Federal Communications Commission. Send us your comments. Online. Accessed July 9, 2014,

http://www.fcc.gov/comments

Temperton, James. (2014, July 9). Net Neutrality explained – a big threat to an open internet. Expert Reviews. Online. Accessed July 9, 2014,

http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/networking/1400520/net-neutrality-explained-a-big-threat-to-an-open-internet

 

 

We’ve Got Mango! An Online Language Resource For All SSCL Patrons

Do you know about Mango?

Mango is a free interactive language learning resource available to all Southeast Steuben County Library patrons!

With Mango you can learn a new language, or, if English isn’t your native language you access interactive material that will assist you in improving your English language skills.

To find out a bit more about how Mango works click on the following link which will take you to a Mango clip found on YouTube:

And to access the Mango Languages resource you can either visit the library’s website found at: http://ssclibrary.org/ or you can click on the following link which will take you directly to the SSCL Mango start page:

http://connect.mangolanguages.com/stls/login?u=862186

If you have questions about how to use Mango just call the library and ask ask us! Or feel free to post questions on our Facebook page.

Have a great day!
Linda
SSCL Digital Literacy Services Dept.

Don’t Get Forget to Download Your 3 Free Freegal Songs!

Hi everyone, particularly music fans out there!

It is Monday which means you have 3 new free songs you can get from the Freegal Music Service!

As you may know the service, which includes 3 free song downloads from the Freegal Music Services catalog each week, is available to all Southern Tier Library System patrons — including all patrons of the Southeast Steuben County Library!

So if you haven’t downloaded your three free songs for this week — you can!

You can download Freegal music to a desktop or PC by going to the Freegal Music Services website found at: 

http://www.freegalmusic.com/

Or, if you have a smartphone or tablet — simply install the Freegal Music app found in the Apple, Android or Windows app stores and download the song through the app.

And those three songs per week are yours to keep forever — so it is a super cool new service!

Have a musical week!

Linda

New E-Books, E-Audiobooks & Streaming Videos Available Today!

Hi everyone, just FYI for all you e-book, audiobooks and streaming video fans out there — a whole batch of new e-books, streaming videos and audios have been added to the STLS Digital Catalog!

And on a very exciting note — this month — and for the very first time — Simon & Schuster title are included! You hear me right! The last big hold out to offer e-books to public libraries — Simon & Schuster — is a holdout now longer!

The new e-books, audiobooks and streaming videos found on this list can be checked out to a desktop or laptop, or if you have a smartphone or tablet — can be accessed via the OverDrive Media Console app which you can find in your app store!

So check out some new library e-books for free today!

Here’s a link to a PDF of the list of new titles (feel free to print off and/or share with others!):

Newly Added Digital Catalog Titles July 7, 2014

And here’s the list of new digital content!

Newly Added Digital Catalog Items: July 3, 2014

11/22/1963 by Stephen King

A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power by Jimmy Carter

A Hunter’s Passion  by Gwen Knight

Abandon: Abandon Trilogy, Book 1 by Meg Cabot

All Fall Down: A Novel by Jennifer Weiner

All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel by Anthony Doerr

Amber the Orange Fairy: Rainbow Magic: The Rainbow Fairies Series, Book 2 by Daisy Meadows

Another Man’s Moccasins: Walt Longmire Mystery Series, Book 4 by Craig Johnson

Any Other Name: Walt Longmire Mystery Series, Book 11 by Craig Johnson

Apprehended by Jan Burke

Beautiful Oblivion: Maddox Brothers Series, Book 1 by Jamie McGuire

Better Homes and Hauntings by Molly Harper

Black List: A Thriller by Brad Thor

Blood of the Sorceress by Maggie Shayne

Born in Twilight by Maggie Shayne

Caught Red-Handed by Jan Burke

Claimed by the Wolf by Saranna DeWylde

Cold Grave by Craig Robertson

Darkest Fear: Birthright Series, Book 1 by Cate Tiernan

Daughter of the Spellcaster by Maggie Shayne

Death Without Company: Walt Longmire Mystery Series, Book 2 by Craig Johnson

Demand of the Dragon by Kristin Miller

Doctor Sleep: The Shining Series, Book 2 by Stephen King

Dream a Little Dream by Megan Hart

Eisenhower: Soldier and President by Stephen E. Ambrose

Fear: A Novel of World War I by Gabriel Chevallier

Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985–2000 by Doug Menuez

Fifteen Minutes: A Novel  Karen Kingsbury

Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times by Emma Trevayne

Flowers in the Attic: Dollanganger Series, Book 1 by V.C. Andrews

Forty Acres: A Thriller by Dwayne Alexander Smith

Garden of Shadows by V. C. Andrews

Gentle Warrior by Julie Garwood

Grandfather Gandhi: With Audio Recording by Arun Gandhi,

Hard Choices by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Harlequin Nocturne February 2014 Bundle: Sentinels: Lynx Destiny\One Night with the Shifter by Doranna Durgin

Haunt: Haunt Series, Book 1 by Curtis Jobling

Heaven is for Real Movie Edition: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back by Todd Burpo

How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf: Naked Werewolf Series, Book 1 by Molly Harper

I Am Pilgrim: A Thriller by Terry Hayes

If There Be Thorns by V.C. Andrews

Immortal Cowboy by Alexis Morgan

In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead by James Lee Burke

In the Tall Grass by Stephen King, Joe Hill

Incubus Wolf by Bonnie Vanak

Inky the Indigo Fairy: Rainbow Magic: The Rainbow Fairies Series, Book 6 by Daisy Meadows

It Takes a Witch: Wishcraft Mystery Series, Book 1   by Heather Blake

I’ve Got You Under My Skin: A Novel by Mary Higgins Clark

John Wayne: The Life and Legend by Scott Eyman

Journey Into the Flame: Rising World Trilogy, Book 1 by T. R. Williams

Keeper of the Night & the Keepers by Heather Graham

Kill and Tell: CIA Spies Series, Book 1 by Linda Howard

Kindness Goes Unpunished: Walt Longmire Mystery Series, Book 3 by Craig Johnson

Lone Wolf: A Novel by Jodi Picoult

Lost in the Everglades by Carolyn Keene

Magnificent Vibration: A Novel   by Rick Springfield

Margarita Wednesdays by Deborah Rodriguez

Michael Jackson, Inc.: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of a Billion-Dollar Empire by Zack O’Malley Greenburg

Moving Target: Alison Reynolds Series, Book 9 by J.A. Jance

Mr. Mercedes: A Novel by Stephen King

Nixon, Volume I: The Education of a Politician 1913-1962  by Stephen E. Ambrose

No Country: A Novel by Kalyan Ray

No Time Like the Past by Greg Cox

One Constant Star  by David R. George III

One Night with the Shifter by Theresa Meyers

Paper Towns by John Green

Petals on the Wind V.C. Andrews

Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries: 101 Stories of Hope, Healing, and Hard Work    by Lee Woodruff, Amy Newmark, Dr. Carolyn Roy-Bornstein

Rise of the Federation: Tower of Babel by Christopher L. Bennett

Royal House of Shadows Box Set: Lord of the Vampires\Lord of Rage\Lord of the Wolfyn\Lord of the Abyss by Gena Showalter, Jill Monroe, Jessica Andersen, Nalini Singh

Ruby the Red Fairy: Rainbow Magic: The Rainbow Fairies Series, Book 1 by Daisy Meadows

Seasons of Light and Darkness by Michael A. Martin

Shield of Winter by Nalini Singh

Sing You Home: A Novel    by Jodi Picoult

Sky the Blue Fairy: Rainbow Magic: The Rainbow Fairies Series, Book 5 by Daisy Meadows

Stormy Persuasion by Johanna Lindsey

Sunny the Yellow Fairy: Rainbow Magic: The Rainbow Fairies Series, Book 3 by Daisy Meadows

Take a Chance: Chance Series, Book 1   by Abbi Glines

Blazing World: A Novel by Siri Hustvedt

Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Clue in the Antique Trunk by Carolyn Keene

Cold Dish: Walt Longmire Mystery Series, Book 1 by Craig Johnson

Collector by Nora Roberts

Dark Horse: Walt Longmire Mystery Series, Book 5   by Craig Johnson

Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Homesman: A Novel by Glendon Swarthout

Keeper: A Novel by John Lescroart

Kill Call by Stephen Booth

Lost Years by Mary Higgins Clark

Mapmaker’s War: The Keeper of Tales Trilogy, Book 1 by Ronlyn Domingue

More Things Change by Scott Pearson

Night Is Alive by Heather Graham

Raintree Box Set by Linda Howard, Linda Winstead Jones, Beverly Barton

Second Amendment: A Biography by Michael Waldman

Summer Girls by Mary Alice Monroe

Summer Wind: Low Country Summer Series, Book 2 by Mary Alice Monroe

Unwelcomed Child by V.C. Andrews

Twilight Hunter by Kait Ballenger

Under Your Skin: A Novel  by Sabine Durrant

Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall

Who Owns the Future? By Jaron Lanier

William Kent Krueger Collection #1: Iron Lake, Boundary Waters, and Purgatory Ridge  by William Kent Krueger

Witch’s Initiation by Elle James

Witch’s Seduction by Elle James

Wolf Siren by Karen Whiddon

Streaming Videos:

Sesame Street, Season 40, Episode 4187: Frankly, It’s Becoming A Habitat

Sesame Street, Season 40, Episode 4190: Wild Nature Survivor Guy

Sesame Street, Season 40, Episode 4193: Bears Try to Hibernate

Sesame Street, Season 40, Episode 4195: Elmo Finds a Baby Bird

Sesame Street, Season 40, Episode 4197: Stinky’s Annual Birthday Flower

Sesame Street, Season 40, Episode 4203: Squirmadega Car Race

Sesame Street, Season 40, Episode 4204: Jack’s Big Jump

Sesame Street, Season 40, Episode 4207: The Planet G

Sesame Street, Season 40, Episode 4208: The Counting Booth

Have a great day!

Linda, SSCL

 

 

New Episode of 5 Minute Tech

Hi everyone, just FYI here is a brand new clip in our ongoing series of personal technology usage videos called 5 Minute Tech.

In these clips we offer helpful tips and tricks regarding personal technology usage in 5 minutes or less (or as close to 5 minutes as I can manage!).

This week we go over how you can use and change Windows Wallpaper Themes if you’re using a Windows 7 or 8 computer.

You can easily access previous weeks’ episode of 5 Minute Tech by clicking on the Tech Videos link at the top of the Tech Talk blog.

And if there are any topics you’d like to see us cover in our 5 Minute Tech series — please let us know! You can post a comment on the blog or send an email to us at the following email address: DIGLIT@STLS.ORG

And as a final note, all our 5 Minute Tech clips do indeed include Closed Captioning for your convenience!