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

Hi everyone, there are brand new e-books, downloadable audiobooks and streaming videos available in the STLS Digital Catalog this afternoon!

You can checkout items from the digital library 24/7/365 to a computer, by going to our website and clicking on the STLS Digital Catalog link, to an e-reader (e-books only) or via app to smartphones & tablets.

Here is the list of brand new titles followed by a link to the STLS Digital Catalog so you can browse!

Downloadable Audiobooks: (Can be downloaded to PCs, Macs, tablets & smartphones):

Dark Fantasy: Adventures in the Supernatural (Radio Spirits)

Exodus: Vulcan’s Soul Trilogy Book One by Josepha Sherman

Fallen Heroes voiced by Dafydd ab Hugh, Rene Auberjonois et al.

Final Frontier by Diane Carey, Leonard Nimoy,

Kabayashi Maru by Julia Ecklar, James Doohan

The News Sorority: Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour—and the (Ongoing, Imperfect, Complicated) Triumph of Women in TV News by Sheila Weller, Morgan Hallett

Night Beat: Lost Souls (Radio Spirits) by Night Beat, Frank Lovejoy

The Saint Goes Underground (Radio Spirits) by Leslie Charteris, Vincent Price

Sam Spade: Volumes One and Two (Radio Spirits) by Dashiell Hammett, Howard Duff, Steve Dunne

The Shadow: Strange Puzzles (Radio Spirits) Edith Meiser, Orson Welles, Margot Stevenson, Bill Johnstone

Star Trek 5: the Final Frontier by J.M. Dillard, George Takei, Leonard Nimoy

Star Trek Enterprise: The First Adventure by Vonda N. McIntyre, George Takei, Leonard Nimoy

Suspense: Final Curtain (Radio Spirits) by Raymond Johnson

Vulcan’s Forge by Josepha Sherman, Susan Shwartz, Leonard Nimoy

Vulcan’s Heart by Josepha Sherman, Susan Shwartz, Tim Russ

Web of the Romulans by M.S. Murdock, George Takei, Leonard Nimoy

The World of Downton Abbey by Jessica Fellowes, Julian Fellowes, Elizabeth McGovern

E-Books: (Can be downloaded to e-readers, PCs, Macs, tablets & smartphones):

1906 San Francisco Earthquake by Richard Hansen, Gladys Hansen

The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair: Creation and Legacy by Bill Cotter, Bill Young

The 1972 Flood in New York’s Southern Tier by Kirk W. House

3D Printing For Dummies by Kalani Kirk Hausman, Richard Horne
Above All, Honor: Honor Series, Book 1 by Radclyffe

Around Hornell by Kirk W. House

Beale Street by Dr. Beverly G. Bond

Chautauqua Lake Region by Kathleen Crocker

The Color of Law: A Novel by Mark Gimenez

Curtiss-Wright by Kirk W. House

Early Paramount Studios by Marc Wanamaker, E. J. Stephens, Michael Christaldi

Early Wall Street: 1830-1940 by Jay Hoster

Elmira Reformatory by Dr. William G. Hinkle, Bruce Whitmarsh

Erwin and Painted Post by Kirk W. House

Flying High: Pioneer Women in American Aviation by Charles R. Mitchell, Kirk W. House

Ghosts and Murders of Manhattan by Elise Gainer

Girl in a Band: A Memoir by Kim Gordon

Guthrie: 100 Years of Health Care by Guthrie Archives

Hammondsport and Keuka Lake by Charles R. Mitchell

Hank Hung the Moon: . . . and Warmed Our Cold, Cold Hearts by Rheta Grimsley Johnson

Hollywoodland by Mary Mallory

Honor Bound: Honor Series, Book 2 by Radclyffe

Jamestown by Kathleen Crocker

Learn to Program with Scratch: A Visual Introduction to Programming with Games, Art, Science, and Math by Majed Marji

Learning the Unix Operating System: A Concise Guide for the New User by Jerry Peek, Grace Todino, John Strang

Merlin Stone Remembered: Her Life and Works by David B. Axelrod, Carol F. Thomas, Lenny Schneir

Mustang and the Pony Car Revolution by Michael W. R. Davis
The New Abs Diet: The 6-Week Plan to Flatten Your Stomach and Keep You Lean for Life by David Zinczenko, Ted Spiker

New Orleans Jazz by Edward J. Branley

New York City Jazz by Elizabeth Dodd Brinkofski, Joe Cinderella

The New York City Triangle Factory Fire Leigh Benin

New York City Vaudeville by Anthony Slide

No Defense by Rangeley Wallace

Norman Conquest: The Battle of Hastings and the Fall of Anglo-Saxon England by Marc Morris

Pennsylvania’s Coal and Iron Police by Spencer J. Sadler

Programming: A Beginner’s Guide by Richard Mansfield

Route 66 in Arizona by Joe Sonderman

Route 66 in Springfield by Cheryl Jett

Route 66 in Texas by Joe Sonderman

Schenectady by Susan Rosenthal

Selma by Sharon J. Jackson

Seneca Falls by Frances T. Barbieri

Silicon Valley by Sam Shueh

Staten Island Ferry by Staten Island Museum

The Suppressed History of America: The Murder of Meriwether Lewis and the Mysterious Discoveries of the Lewis and Clark Expedition by Paul Schrag, Xaviant Haze, Michael Tsarion

Watkins Glen Racing by Kirk W. House

Western New York Amusement Parks by Rose Ann Hirsch

Western New York Steel by Spencer D. Morgan

Streaming Videos: (Can be streamed to PCs, tablets and smartphones — an active Internet connection is required):

All Things to All Men (2013): In order to take down notorious a notorious London crime lord (Gabriel Byrne), Detective Parker (Rufus Sewell) will do whatever it takes, even if it means breaking the law. When Parker enlists the help of a known criminal, allegiances are blurred and his perfect plan becomes a deadly game of cat and mouse. With twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat, All Things To All Men is a thrill ride you won’t want to miss! Starring: Toby Stephens, Rufus Sewell, Gabriel Byrne, Elsa Pataky, Julian Sands.

It Will All Come Out In the Fire (2007) by T. D. Jakes: EMPOWER. EDUCATE. ENTERTAIN. You cannot always avoid life’s diasters. It takes enormous faith and strength to survive the worst situations. In It Will All Come Out In The Fire, T.D. Jakes will provide the lessons and tools you will need to conquer life’s hottest fires and how you can extinguish those flames through faith, courage and perseverance. These life-changing tips will keep you victorious and standing strong through the fire!Bishop T.D. Jakes is the founder and senior pastor of The Potter’s House based in Dallas, Texas, leading a non-denominational congregation of over 30,000 members. He is the visionary behind the historic MegaFest Christian Family Conference, which brings more than 100, 000 men, women and children together for an annual four day event. With passion and compassion, Bishop Jakes offers encouragement and guidance to people all over the world for making positive changes in their lives through hope, comfort and peace.

Mad Dog Morgan (1976): Australia in the 1850s. Daniel Morgan, like hundreds of other ex-patriots from the British Isles (he is from Ireland), has come down under to seek his fortune. There is a gold rush going on, and Morgan wants to strike it rich. As fate would have it, Morgan soon finds himself on the other side of the law, broke and desperate. A single act of highway robbery gets him 12 years of hard labor. While in prison, he is systematically abused. Upon release, Morgan vows revenge on those who wronged him. With the help of an aborigine named Billy, and a growing legend of audacity, Morgan soon becomes a hero. The locals love him, while the wealthy and powerful fear his influence. They want this outlaw dead or alive, and will stop at nothing to see that their sense of justice is done. But Morgan only wants those to pay for the crimes they have committed, to recognize that he wasn’t always a bushranger—he was made into one. It wasn’t only his mind that made him bad. It was society that…Starring Dennis Hopper, Jack Thompson & David Gulpilil.

Texas Terror (1935): Sheriff John Higgins quits and goes into prospecting after he thinks he has killed his best friend in shooting it out with robbers. He encounters his dead buddy’s sister and helps her run her ranch. Then she finds out about his past. Starring John Wayne.

http://stls.lib.overdrive.com/B75797A9-D083-4C5C-AA66-B871D96A0A27/10/50/en/Default.htm

Have a great day!
Linda, SSCL

A Few Interesting Tech News Stories From The Last Week You Might Have Missed

http://recode.net/2015/03/30/we-may-have-just-uncovered-amazons-vision-for-a-new-kind-of-retail-store/

 

http://recode.net/2015/03/27/too-embarrassed-to-ask-what-is-apple-tv-anyway/

 

http://uproxx.com/tv/2015/03/best-netflix-comedy-movies-netflix-streaming/

 

http://bgr.com/2015/03/30/netflix-movies-and-shows-march-29th/

 

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-tv-apps,review-2709.html

 

http://variety.com/2015/biz/news/net-neutrality-tom-wheeler-1201461629/

Adult Services & Digital Literacy Programs @ The Library:Week of March 31, 2015:

Tuesday, March 31, 2015:

International Earth Songs: Drumming and Singing for Children and Adults: International Earth Songs: Drumming and Singing for Children and Adults with Joseph and Sandy Windwalker and Martha and Bill Benedict.

A program for all ages.

Time of International Earth Songs: Drumming and Singing for Children and Adults program: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 2, 2015:

Computer Club: The Computer Club offers patrons the opportunity to bring in their own computers and ask questions or offer suggestions and comments about anything they like within the world of computing to other patrons including the best software, hardware, websites and other computing usage tips!

Computer newbies are encouraged to drop into any session with their questions large and small! If you have question about how to use a computer, software or the Internet feel free to drop by any Computer Club session; you can bring your own equipment or use ours.

And just to reiterate the Computer Club is a drop in club available to everyone! We’ll have a handful of PCs and Macs set up for patrons to use or you can bring your own equipment.

The Computer Club will be held the first and third Thursday of each month, staring April 2, 2015, from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Contact that SSCL Digital Literacy Services Dept. for additional information at: 607-936-3713 or by sending an email to: DIGLIT@STLS.ORG

Date & Time of April Computer Club 1: April 2, 2015; 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Note: The second Computer Club session for April will be held on April 16, 2015 and will run for the same time period – 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Adult Creative Writers Group: Inject some socialization into your solo writing time by join the library’s Adult Creative Writers Group for conversation, inspiration and feedback on writing projects. No sign up is required. This group meets every Thursday from 6-8 pm. On the third Thursday of the month the group meets in the library. On the other Thursdays the group meets at Soul Full Cup CoffeeHouse. For more information, please call Adult Services Director Michelle Wells at (607) 936-3713 ext 209 or email wellsm@stls.org.

Time of Adult Creative Writers Group program: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Spin A Yarn: Bring in a knitting or crochet project you are working on, get instructions or help or use club materials to make something for a greater good. For more details, call (607)936-3713. All skill levels welcome

Time of Spin A Yarn program: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Friday, April 3, 2015:

Friday Night Free Film: Jakob The Liar (1999): In Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II, poor Jewish cafe owner Jakob Heym (Oscar(r)-winner Robin Williams Best Supporting Actor, 1997, Good Will Hunting) accidentally overhears a forbidden radio news bulletin signaling Soviet military success against German forces. To combat the overwhelming depression and suicide that pervades the ghetto, Jakob invents fictitious news bulletins about Allied advances against the Nazis. These lies keep hope and humor alive among the ghetto inhabitants, spirits are lifted, hearts are refreshed, and optimism is reborn. The Germans learn of the mythical radio and begin a search for the resistance hero who dares operate it. Run Time: 114 minutes. Rated PG-13.

Library doors open at 6:45 p.m. to admit filmgoers and the movie starts at 7:00 p.m. sharp.

Saturday, April 4, 2015:

Tea and Poetry: Break out your favorite poem and join us for a sumptuous tea. Bring your favorite pome to recite or hand it over to your hostess to read. (Read something of your own!) We’ll share a feast of words and treats. Please call (607) 936-3713 x502 to sign up as seating is limited.

Time of Tea and Poetry program: 4:00 P – 6:00 PM

Join us for some great programs!
Linda, SSCL

Upcoming Linux Installation Festival — April 9 @ The Library

If you’re interested in learning more about the Linux OS, and would like to install it on an old computer you have at home — join us for our April Linux Installation Festival!

The Fest will be held on Thursday, April 9 and run from 4 – 6 p.m.

C.C.C. Computer Science student Brandon Smith will be your main host and will be supported by the Digital Literacy Staff.

Join us!

Linda, SSCL

April 2015 Linux Fest Flyer

Adult Services & Digital Literacy Programs @ The Library Week of March 16, 2015:

Adult Services & Digital Literacy Programs Week of March 16, 2015:

Tuesday, March 17, 2015:

Joy Unleashed Workshop Series: Are you ready for a change? Learn and practice ten behaviors that can make your life happier and more satisfying. Sessions include a presentation, discussion and sharing. Bring a bagged lunch, if you wish. Beverages provided.

Series is based on the book, The Joy Diet: 10 Daily Practices for a Happier Life by Martha Beck.

Registration is required. To register please drop by the library or give us call at: 607-936-3713.

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 19, 2015:

Intermediate iPad Workshop: Our Intermediate iPad Workshop, takes attendees on a tour of some of the more advanced features of the iPad. We go over Siri settings, keyboard layout options, renaming your iPad, enabling & using Bluetooth devices, how to make phone calls from your iPad, how to use AirPlay (in conjunction with an Apple TV box) to stream music and videos from your iPad to your TV and more. Join us!

Date & Time of Intermediate iPad Workshop: Thursday, March 19, 2015: 10 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Spin A Yarn: Bring in a knitting or crochet project you are working on, get instructions or help or use club materials to make something for a greater good. For more details, call (607)936-3713. All skill levels welcome

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Creative Writer’s Group:  Inject some socialization into your solo writing time by join the library’s Adult Creative Writers Group for conversation, inspiration and feedback on writing projects. No sign up is required. This group meets every Thursday from 6-8 pm. On the third Thursday of the month the group meets in the library. On the other Thursdays the group meets at Soul Full Cup CoffeeHouse. For more information, please call Adult Services Director Michelle Wells at (607) 936-3713 ext 209 or email wellsm@stls.org.

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Friday, March 20, 2015:

Friday Night Free Film: Dangerous Minds (1995): Top Hollywood star Michelle Pfeiffer (I AM SAM, WHAT LIES BENEATH) is the driving force behind this gripping and uplifting smash hit! Based on an incredible true-life story — Pfeiffer is former U.S. Marine LouAnne Johnson, a first-time high school teacher assigned to a class of tough but smart inner city students. When conventional methods fail to reach them, the feisty Ms. Johnson tries the unconventional — defying the rules and creating her own curriculum! In the process, she instills a new self-confidence in her students — motivating them toward their greatest potential. Critically acclaimed and powered by a riveting star performance, DANGEROUS MINDS is hard-hitting, crowd-pleasing entertainment you won’t soon forget! MPAA Rating: R. Run Time: 99 minutes.

Library doors open at 6:45 p.m. to admit film goers and the movie starts at 7 p.m. sharp. Join us!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112792/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Have a great week!

Linda
Southeast Steuben County Library

Note:

If you’d like to be added to our weekly Adult Services & Digital Literacy (aka personal technology) programs email notification list simply send an email to us at: corninglibrarian@gmail.com

Digital Literacy Services presents the first Southeast Steuben County Library Computer Club!

The Computer Club will offer patrons the opportunity to bring in their own computers and ask questions or offer suggestions and comments about anything they like within the world of computing to other patrons including the best software, hardware, websites and other computing usage tips!

Computer newbies are encouraged to drop into any session with their questions large and small! If you have question about how to use a computer, software or the Internet feel free to drop by any Computer Club session; you can bring your own equipment or use ours.

And just to reiterate the Computer Club is a drop in club available to everyone! We’ll have a handful of PCs and Macs set up for patrons to use or you can bring your own equipment.

Our new Computer Club will be held the first and third Thursday of each month, staring April 2, 2015, from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Contact that SSCL Digital Literacy Services Dept. for additional information at: 607-936-3713 or by sending an email to: DIGLIT@STLS.ORG

Here’s the Spring Computer Club Schedule:

April 2

April 16

May 7

May 21

June 4

June 18

Have a great day!

Linda, SSCL

DigLit SSCL logo

HBO al la carte Coming In April To Apple TV Streaming Box

One of the big  announcements Apple made at its press event last week was about a deal with HBO which will now allow you to purchase HBO al la carte, as in without subscribing to a cable package through your local cable TV provider!

Of course, there is a caveat, you have to have an Apple TV streaming box (and Internet access) to access the HBO Now library of programs.

The Apple TV box now sells for $69 and the HBO Now monthly subscription price will be $14.99 a month; however, this is a huge, huge deal as far as video fans being able to watch TV shows and movies wherever and whenever they want to because for the first time ever a major cable channel is offering a subscription to their video offerings that does not require you to purchase a cable TV package!

Hopefully now that HBO has put a crack in the walled in garden of TV Packaged the flowers of stand alone TV subscriptions will grow!

Here are links to two articles on this subject the first from The Wall Street Journal and the second from NPR:

http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2015/03/10/with-apple-tv-deal-hbo-frays-the-cord/

http://www.npr.org/2015/03/10/392041850/new-hbo-now-streaming-service-shows-consumers-will-is-king

And if you’d like to see how an Apple TV streaming box works — let us know! We do have one at the library we can show you!

Have a great day!

Linda, SSCL