New Digital Audios!

Hi everyone, just in time for your summer driving pleasure — there are a bunch of new audio books in the Digital Catalog!

They just came up in the catalog this afternoon – so get them while they are available!

You can browse the Digital Catalog, and check out e-books, digital audio books and streaming videos to enjoy on your computer, by clicking on the following link:

https://stls.overdrive.com/

To enjoy library digital content on your mobile device download the OverDrive app from your app store. It looks like this:

Have a great day!

Linda, SSCL

 

 

Weekly Recommended Listens: June 2017, Week 3: Sixties Rock: The American Musical Response To The First British Invasion

Hi everyone, this week we’re continuing our look at the sounds of American rock bands that came to musical prominence in the era just after the Beatles arrived in America in 1964 — so we’re roughly looking at music released between 1964 – 1969 but music that is more traditional rock than late sixties heavy rock.

And this week our three groups are: The Turtles, The Beau Brummels & The Velvet Underground.

And just as reminder, each weekly recommended music posting features the following sections:

I. Links To AllMusic Biographies Of The Weekly Artists/Groups

II. Freegal Music Recommendations Of The Week (streaming music)

III. Compact Discs Of The Artists/Groups Of The Week

IV. Videos Of This Weeks’ Artists/Groups

VI. References (for those who’d like to know a bit more about the artists of the week).

I. Links To AllMusic Group Bios:

The Turtles Biography by Josh Bush
https://goo.gl/y8wjC7

The Beau Brummels Biography by Richie Unterberger
https://goo.gl/4PWQwd

The Velvet Underground Biography by Richie Unterberger
https://goo.gl/NigvfT

Freegal Notes:

You must have a library card with a member library of the Southern Tier Library System to access the Freegal Music Catalog*

To access Freegal Music from a desktop or laptop simply click on the following link:
http://stlsny.freegalmusic.com/

The Freegal Music Catalog homepage will display — it looks like this:

The Freegal Music app can be found in your app store and it looks like this:

II. Freegal Music Recommendations Of The Week:

The Turtles: The Turtles were a great pop/rock group that formed in Los Angeles in the mid-sixties. Singer-songwriter friends and lead vocalist Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan were the driving force behind the group and they sang with cheerful gusto. The original group also consisted of Al Nichol on keyboards, Jim Tucker on guitar, Chuck Portz on bass and Don Murray on drums.

The band’s hits include: Happy Together, a cover of Dylan’s It Ain’t Me Babe, You Baby, Let Me Be, She’d Rather Be With Me and Eleanor.

The Turtles put out the following albums in the sixties, and you’ll be glad to know A. that they are all top notch albums and B. that they are all available to stream through Freegal!

It Aint’ Me Babe (1965)

You Baby/Let Me Be (1966)

Happy Together (1967)

The Turtles Present the Battle of the Bands (1968)

Turtle Soup (1969)

Also of note, a 20 song greatest hits collection, released after the sixties and compiled by Volman and Kaylan titled Save The Turtles: The Turtles Greatest Hits.

Save The Turtles: The Turtles Greatest Hits:

This LP contains all the band’s hits and some other gems too like Guide for the Married Man, Chevrolet Camaro Commercial, Story of Rock and Rock and You Know What I Mean.

Here’s a link to stream the album Save The Turtles: The Turtles Greatest Hits:
https://goo.gl/3iNBd3

The Beau Brummels: The Beau Brummels were a thoughtful pop-rock-folk band that formed in San Francisco in the mid-sixties. The group featured Sal Valentino on vocals, Ron Meagher on bass, John Peterson on drums and Ron Elliot on guitar.

The group only had two pop hits, Laugh Laugh and Just A Little. However, to my ears they were way underrated. Their music is what we’d describe today as deep and rich pop rock and the Freegal Music Catalog has several of their albums.

I’m going to recommend you give a listen to their first LP titled Introducing The Beau Brummels. This album features their hits Laugh Laugh and Just A Little and is full of great classic rock songs – harmonizing Beatlesque vocals, guitar, bass drums, keyboard and not a synthesizer in sight (or sound!) Other songs on the LP include: Still In Love With You Baby, Oh Lonesome Me, Stick Like Glue, That’s If You Want Me Too and I Want More Love.

Here’s a link to stream the LP Introducing The Beau Brummels:
https://goo.gl/omUiGS

The Velvet Underground:The Velvet Underground consisted of Lou Reed on vocals and guitar, John Cale on vocals, bass, viola and organ, Sterling Morrison on guitar and first Angus MacLise and then Maureen Tucker on drums.

The band released three albums in the sixties:

The Velvet Underground with Nico (1967),

White Light/White Heat (1968)

and The Velvet Underground (1969).

And The Velvet Underground’s music might be described as art rock or Avant Garde rock – overall it really does sound like experimental music from the seventies and not the sixties.

The Freegal Catalog doesn’t contain any albums by the Velvet Underground; however, it does feature one song – Noise from the various artist collection East Village Other and two tribute albums the various artists collection American Velvet: A Tribute to The Velvet Underground and an LP titled Solo Slide Guitar: The Velvet Underground and Nico by Mike “Slo-Mo” Brenner.

Here’s a link to the East Village Other LP which features the song Noise:
https://goo.gl/q26TzQ

American Velvet: A Tribute to The Velvet Underground:

This collection features the songs:Foggy Notion by Jane Wieldlin, Here She Comes Now by Frank Agnew, I’m Set Free by Temple of Ho, I Can’t Stand It by 20-20 and more.

Here’s the link to stream the Tribute LP: https://goo.gl/QjmR8c

Solo Slide Guitar: The Velvet Underground and Nico by Mike “Slo-Mo” Brenner:

For those who prefer more traditional pop, rock, country or folk music – this album might just be the ticket introduction to The Velvet Underground’s music. This instrumental album features the following songs: Sunday Morning, I’m Waiting for the Man, Run, Run, Run, I’ll be Your Mirror, There She Goes Again and more – all played on a mellow sounding slide guitar.

Here’s a link to stream the Solo Slide Guitar LP:
https://goo.gl/VYMTUS

III. Compact Discs of The Artists/Groups Of The Week:

As I’m running out of week as I’m typing this I’m going to simply note the titles and links to request the CDs by our groups for this week – they’re all worth listening to – please check them out!

Introducing The Beau Brummels by The Beau Brummels: https://goo.gl/FrmtvL

Happy Together by The Turtles: https://goo.gl/RTJxYJ

The Velvet Underground with Nico by The Velvet Underground: https://goo.gl/Yo6Dnt

IV: Videos Of This Weeks’ Artists/Groups:

The Turtles:

Happy Together & Eleanor

The Beau Brummels:

Laugh Laugh

Just A Little

The Velvet Underground:
This isn’t actually a video features the album cover for the first Velvet Underground album, The Velvet Underground with Nico, and allows you to stream the entire album from YouTube with a few commercials thrown in for good measure!

VI. General References & Artist Specific References:

References:
The Beau Brummels Discography by Richie Unterberger
http://www.allmusic.com/artist/the-beau-brummels-mn0000135032/discography

The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn (Billboard Books. New York. 2009.)

Sixties Rock: A Listener’s Guide by Robert Santelli (Contemporary Books. Chicago. 1985.)

The Turtles Discography by Josh Bush
http://www.allmusic.com/artist/the-turtles-mn0000564239/discography

The Velvet Underground Discography by Richie Unterberger
http://www.allmusic.com/artist/the-velvet-underground-mn0000840402/discography

Have a great day!
Linda, SSCL

P.S. If you have any questions about how to download or stream free music through the Freegal Music service to a desktop or laptop computer or how to download and use the Freegal Music app let us know! Drop by the library or give us a call at: 607-936-3713.

*You must have a library card at a Southern Tier Library System member library to enjoy the Freegal Music Service. Your card can be from any library in the system, and the system includes all public libraries in Steuben, Chemung, Yates, Schuyler and Allegheny Counties. And includes our very own Southeast Steuben Count Library in Corning, New York! Library cards are free and at our library you can obtain one by visiting the Circulation Desk and presenting staff with a form of ID that features both your name and your current address.

 

Dewey DVD Recommendations Friday, 6 23 17

Welcome to a new weekly suggested viewing posting!

Each Friday I’m going to recommend three Non-Fiction DVDs for your weekend viewing pleasure!

And I’m going to play the librarian card just a little bit, and offer a sentence or two of info on how the DVDs, and for that matter the audio books on CD and Non-Fiction print books, are classified and shelved via the Dewey Decimal System.

This week we have three cool picks!

1. No Job For A Woman

 

This disc offers a documentary on female reporters and their fight against prejudice while trying to report the news during World War II.

The Dewey number for this DVD is 070.433 NO

And in Library Land the Dewey 000s, that is DVDs, books and audio books on CD with a call number ranging from 0 to 099.999, fall under the Dewey umbrella of General Knowledge.

Dewey General Knowledge topics include: Newspapers, Libraries, Museums, Computers, Tablets, E-Readers (and how to use the previously mentioned computers, tablets & e-readers) and generally speaking, general knowledge collections on a variety of subjects.

Here’s a link to the StarCat request page for No Job For A Woman:
https://goo.gl/syJvn6

2. Understanding Modern Electronics:

This is one of the DVDs in the always intriguing Great Courses series. The Great Courses DVDs usually feature lectures by top notch educators and specialists. This three disc set features lectures by Professor Richard Wolfson of Middlebury College who lectures on the subject of how basic electronics work.

The Dewey number for this DVD is 537.5 UND

And the Dewey 500s = Math and Science. Under this umbrella category you’ll find materials on Dinosaurs, Fish, Chemistry, Insects, Plants, Animals, General Mathematics and more.

Here’s a link to StarCat to request  Understanding Modern Electronics:
https://goo.gl/4ePpgi

3. Rock And Roll Hall of Fame + Museum Live:

This DVD is actually the first disc in a 9 disc set that features music played by Rock Hall of Fame inductees during the first twenty five years of Rock And Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. This first disc features performance by Cream, The Doors, John Fogarty, Bruce Springsteen, Crosby, Stills and Nash, The Band and more – and this is just disc 1!

The Dewey number for this DVD is 782.4216 ROC 1. And notably, the one at the end notes that this is a multi-disc set and that this is the first disc of the set.

And the Dewey 700 umbrella category is: Arts & Recreation – which is why the 700s are one of my favorite Dewey sections!

In these book/DVD & audio book sections you’ll find items on art, music, jokes, painting, drawing, knitting, playing the guitar, piano or bass, songbooks, sports, games and more!

The 700s rock – literally since this is the section that features items on Rock & Roll! It is a neat section – check it out!

And if you want to browse through the discs in our Rock Hall of Fame DVD series – they are currently hanging out in the New DVD section near the Circulation Desk when they are in the library.

If you’d like to know more about the musicians and music on the Rock Hall of Fame DVDs – here’s a link to a description page on the Time Life site:
http://timelife.com/products/rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-live

And to request any of the DVDs in the Rock Hall of Fame set click on this link and you’ll be re-directed to the StarCat request page for the set:
https://goo.gl/URi7u4

Have a great weekend!
Linda, SSCL

P.S. The library is open Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. so while you’re out and about on Saturday — drop in and check out some books and DVDs to enjoy over the weekend!

 

Daily Digital & Print Suggested Reads: Friday, June 23, 2017

Hi everyone, here are our suggested daily recommended titles in print or media and digital formats.

Our digital suggestion for today is the e-book:

Just One Touch: A Slow Burn Novel by Maya Banks:

#1 USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks continues her suspenseful and sizzling Slow Burn series with the fifth book featuring the men and women of Devereaux Security Services.

Raised in a strict religious cult since she was a young girl, Jenna has no connection to the outside world beyond vague flashes of memory that seem to be from another life. Memories she clings to when the cult leaders discover her extraordinary ability to heal—and punish her. Years held captive and forced to do the cult’s bidding have turned Jenna into a meek, timid woman…or so they think. In truth, she is merely biding her time, waiting for the perfect moment to escape.

When a terrified young woman tries to steal the SUV of Devereaux Security’s toughest recruit, Isaac’s anger quickly turns into a strange sort of protectiveness for the beautiful, bruised stranger. But when they are caught in a firestorm of bullets and Isaac is hit, he’s sure the end is near, until Jenna touches him and closes his wounds. As he tries to bring Jenna to safety, she refuses to tell him what danger haunts her or how she healed him, but Isaac vows to do whatever it takes to gain her trust…and her heart. Because with just one touch, Isaac knows he wants Jenna to be his—forever.

Here’s a link to the checkout/request page in the Digital Catalog:

https://stls.overdrive.com/media/2911308

And our suggested print book for the day is:

Mighty Franks: A Memoir by Michael Franks:

A psychologically acute memoir about an unusual Hollywood family by Michael Frank, who “brings Proustian acuity and razor-sharp prose to family dramas as primal, and eccentrically insular, as they come” (The Atlantic)

“My feeling for Mike is something out of the ordi – nary,” Michael Frank overhears his aunt telling his mother when he is a boy of eight. “It’s stronger than I am. I cannot explain it . . . I love him beyond life itself.” With this indelible bit of eavesdropping, we fall into the spellbinding world of The Mighty Franks.

The family is uncommonly close: Michael’s childless Auntie Hankie and Uncle Irving, glamorous Hollywood screenwriters, are doubly related― Hankie is his father’s sister, and Irving is his mother’s brother. The two families live near each other in Laurel Canyon. In this strangely intertwined world, even the author’s grandmothers―who dislike each other―share a nearby apartment.

Strangest of all is the way Auntie Hankie, with her extravagant personality, comes to bend the wider family to her will. Talented, mercurial, and lavish with her love, she divides Michael from his parents and his two younger brothers as she takes charge of his education, guiding him to the right books to read (Proust, not Zola), the right painters to admire (Matisse, not Pollock), the right architectural styles to embrace (period, not modern―or mo-derne, as she pronounces the word, with palpable disdain). She trains his mind and his eye―until that eye begins to see on its own. When this “son” Hankie longs for grows up and begins to turn away from her, her moods darken, and a series of shattering scenes compel Michael to reconstruct both himself and his family narrative as he tries to reconcile the woman he once adored with the troubled figure he discovers her to be.

In its portrayal of this fascinating, singularly polarizing figure, the boy in her thrall, and the man that boy becomes, The Mighty Franks will speak to any reader who has ever struggled to find an independent voice amid the turbulence of family life.

You can request the book by clicking on the following link to StarCat:

https://goo.gl/36ZXW9

Or by calling the library at: 607-936-3713 x 502.

Have a great day!
Linda, SSCL

Online Catalog Links:

StarCat: The catalog of physical materials, i.e. print books, DVDs, audiobooks on CD etc. http://starcat.stls.org/

The Digital Catalog: The catalog of e-books, downloadable audiobooks and a handful of streaming videos: https://stls.overdrive.com/

Freegal Music Service: This music service is free to library card holders and offers the option to download, and keep, three free songs per week and to stream three hours of commercial free music each day: http://stlsny.freegalmusic.com/

Zinio: Digital magazines on demand and for free! Back issues are available and you can even choose to be notified by email when the new issue of your favorite magazine is available: https://www.rbdigital.com/stlschemungcony

About Library Apps:

You can access digital library content on PCs, Macs and mobile devices. For mobile devices simply download the OverDrive, Freegal or Zinio app from your app store to get started. If you have questions call the library at: 607-936-3713 and one of our Digital Literacy Specialists will be happy to assist you.

Daily Digital & Print Suggested Reads: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Hi everyone, here are our suggested daily recommended titles in print or media and digital formats.

Our digital suggestion for today is the e-book:

Night Swimming by Laura Moore:

The deeper you dive, the sweeter the reward

When college offered an escape, Lily fled her hometown of Coral Beach and never looked back. Now a marine biologist, she must return there on a job to preserve the reefs that give the town its name. But going back means dealing with her past, her family, and worst of all, Sean McDermott. As teens, while Lily passed through an especially awkward phase, Sean–attractive and self-assured–was her constant tormentor. Lily doubts that things will have changed. But Lily’s awkward phase is long over . . . and though she finds that Sean still makes her blood boil, it’s for very different reasons.

As mayor, Sean knows how important it is to maintain the town’s natural beauty–and if the return of Lily Banyon is the price he has to pay, so be it. He can overlook her cold shoulder and give back as good as he gets. What’s harder to disregard is the fact that Lily has grown into a smart and beautiful woman, as passionate about saving Coral Beach as she once was about leaving it. While working closely together, it becomes obvious to Sean that if he and Lily can put the past behind them, they could have a passionate future

Here’s a link to the checkout page in the Digital Catalog:

https://stls.overdrive.com/media/449926

And our print book suggested read for the day is:

Black Mad Wheel: A Novel by Josh Malerman:

The Danes—the band known as the “Darlings of Detroit”—are washed up and desperate for inspiration, eager to once again have a number one hit. That is, until an agent from the US Army approaches them. Will they travel to an African desert and track down the source of a mysterious and malevolent sound? Under the guidance of their front man, Philip Tonka, the Danes embark on a harrowing journey through the scorching desert—a trip that takes Tonka into the heart of an ominous and twisted conspiracy.

Meanwhile, in a nondescript Midwestern hospital, a nurse named Ellen tends to a patient recovering from a near-fatal accident. The circumstances that led to his injuries are mysterious—and his body heals at a remarkable rate. Ellen will do the impossible for this enigmatic patient, who reveals more about his accident with each passing day.

Part Heart of Darkness, part Lost, Josh Malerman’s breathtaking new novel plunges us into the depths of psychological horror, where you can’t always believe everything you hear.

Here’s a link to StarCat to request the book:

https://goo.gl/7YboQz

Or by calling the library at: 607-936-3713 x 502.

Have a great day!
Linda, SSCL

Online Catalog Links:

StarCat: The catalog of physical materials, i.e. print books, DVDs, audiobooks on CD etc. http://starcat.stls.org/

The Digital Catalog: The catalog of e-books, downloadable audiobooks and a handful of streaming videos: https://stls.overdrive.com/

Freegal Music Service: This music service is free to library card holders and offers the option to download, and keep, three free songs per week and to stream three hours of commercial free music each day: http://stlsny.freegalmusic.com/

Zinio: Digital magazines on demand and for free! Back issues are available and you can even choose to be notified by email when the new issue of your favorite magazine is available: https://www.rbdigital.com/stlschemungcony

About Library Apps:

You can access digital library content on PCs, Macs and mobile devices. For mobile devices simply download the OverDrive, Freegal or Zinio app from your app store to get started. If you have questions call the library at: 607-936-3713 and one of our Digital Literacy Specialists will be happy to assist you.

Daily Digital & Print Suggested Reads: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Hi everyone, here are our suggested daily recommended titles in print or media and digital formats.

Our digital suggestion for today is the downloadable audiobook:

Indecent Exposure: Stone Barrington Series, Book 42 by Stuart Woods:

In the latest action-packed adventure from #1 New York Times–bestselling author Stuart Woods, Stone Barrington learns that privacy is hard to come by when you’re one of the rich and mighty.

As an eligible bachelor, man-about-town, and mover in the highest social echelons, Stone Barrington has always been the subject of interest and gossip. But when he’s unwittingly thrust into the limelight, he finds himself scrambling to take cover. Before too long Stone’s fending off pesky nuisances left and right, and making personal arrangements so surreptitiously it would take a covert operative to unearth them. Unfortunately, Stone soon discovers that these efforts only increase the persistence of the most troublesome pests . . . and when he runs afoul of a particularly tenacious lady, he’ll be struggling to protect not just his reputation, but his life.

Here’s a link to the checkout page in the Digital Catalog:

https://stls.overdrive.com/media/3046289

And our print book suggested read for the day is:

The Black Elfstone: The Fall of Shannara by Terry Brooks:

The first book of the triumphant and epic four-part conclusion to the Shannara series, from one of the all-time masters of fantasy.

Across the Four Lands, peace has reigned for generations. But now, in the far north, an unknown enemy is massing. More troubling than the carnage is the strange and wondrous power wielded by the attackers—a breed of magic unfamiliar even to the Druid order. Fearing the worst, the High Druid dispatches a diplomatic party under the protection of the order’s sworn guardian, Dar Leah, to confront the mysterious, encroaching force and discover its purpose.

But another crucial journey is being undertaken. Exiled onetime High Druid Drisker Arc has been living in quiet seclusion, far from the politics and power struggles of his former life, until two brutal attacks by would-be assassins force him to seek out an infamous murder-for-hire guild—and find the hidden enemy who has marked him for death. At his side is Tarsha Kaynin, a young woman gifted with the wishsong and eager to be schooled in its formidable power by a master. She, too, is pursuing a mission: to locate her wayward brother, whose own magic has driven him to deadly madness and kindled his rage for vengeance . . . against his sister.

In their darkest hours, facing dangerous adversaries, the lives and quests of Dar Leah, Drisker Arc, and Tarsha Kaynin will be inextricably drawn together. And the challenges each confronts will have resounding consequences for the future of the Four Lands.

Here’s a link to the StarCat request page for the book:

https://goo.gl/Ps1qKZ

You can also requests books simply by calling the library at: 607-936-3713 x 502.

Have a great day!
Linda, SSCL

Online Catalog Links:

StarCat: The catalog of physical materials, i.e. print books, DVDs, audiobooks on CD etc. http://starcat.stls.org/

The Digital Catalog: The catalog of e-books, downloadable audiobooks and a handful of streaming videos: https://stls.overdrive.com/

Freegal Music Service: This music service is free to library card holders and offers the option to download, and keep, three free songs per week and to stream three hours of commercial free music each day: http://stlsny.freegalmusic.com/

Zinio: Digital magazines on demand and for free! Back issues are available and you can even choose to be notified by email when the new issue of your favorite magazine is available: https://www.rbdigital.com/stlschemungcony

About Library Apps:

You can access digital library content on PCs, Macs and mobile devices. For mobile devices simply download the OverDrive, Freegal or Zinio app from your app store to get started. If you have questions call the library at: 607-936-3713 and one of our Digital Literacy Specialists will be happy to assist you.

Daily Digital & Print Suggested Reads: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Hi everyone, here are our recommended titles for today.

Our digital suggestion for today is the downloadable audiobook:

Mystic Summer: A Novel by Hannah McKinnon:

A chance run-in with a college boyfriend puts a young woman’s picture-perfect life in perspective in this warm-hearted and lyrical novel from the author of The Lake Season.Since finishing graduate school, Maggie Griffin has worked hard to build an enviable life in Boston. She’s an elementary school teacher in a tony Boston suburb, a devoted sister, and a loving aunt. With her childhood best friend’s wedding quickly approaching and her own relationship blossoming, this is the summer she has been waiting for.But when Maggie’s career is suddenly in jeopardy, her life begins to unravel. Stricken, Maggie returns home to seaside Mystic, Connecticut, where she expects to find comfort in family and familiarity. Instead, she runs into Cameron Wilder, a young man from her past who has also returned home, and whose life has taken a turn that puts Maggie’s city struggles in harsh perspective. When tragedy strikes for Cameron, Maggie is faced with big decisions as she weighs what matters most and strives to stay true to the person she’s become.Set against the gorgeous backdrop of a New England summer when past and present collide, Mystic Summer is a gorgeous novel about looking back, moving forward, and the beauty that blooms when fate intervenes.

Here’s a link to the checkout/request page in the Digital Catalog:

https://stls.overdrive.com/media/2755180

And our print book suggested read for the day is:

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.: A Novel

by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland:

From bestselling author Neal Stephenson and critically acclaimed novelist Nicole Galland comes a captivating and complex near-future thriller combining history, science, magic, mystery, intrigue, and adventure that questions the very foundations of the modern world.

When Melisande Stokes, an expert in linguistics and languages, accidently meets military intelligence operator Tristan Lyons in a hallway at Harvard University, it is the beginning of a chain of events that will alter their lives and human history itself. The young man from a shadowy government entity approaches Mel, a low-level faculty member, with an incredible offer. The only condition: she must sign a nondisclosure agreement in return for the rather large sum of money.

Tristan needs Mel to translate some very old documents, which, if authentic, are earth-shattering. They prove that magic actually existed and was practiced for centuries. But the arrival of the scientific revolution and the Age of Enlightenment weakened its power and endangered its practitioners. Magic stopped working altogether in 1851, at the time of the Great Exhibition at London’s Crystal Palace—the world’s fair celebrating the rise of industrial technology and commerce. Something about the modern world “jams” the “frequencies” used by magic, and it’s up to Tristan to find out why.

And so the Department of Diachronic Operations—D.O.D.O. —gets cracking on its real mission: to develop a device that can bring magic back, and send Diachronic Operatives back in time to keep it alive . . . and meddle with a little history at the same time. But while Tristan and his expanding operation master the science and build the technology, they overlook the mercurial—and treacherous—nature of the human heart.

Written with the genius, complexity, and innovation that characterize all of Neal Stephenson’s work and steeped with the down-to-earth warmth and humor of Nicole Galland’s storytelling style, this exciting and vividly realized work of science fiction will make you believe in the impossible, and take you to places—and times—beyond imagining.

Here’s a link to the request page in StarCat:

https://goo.gl/wwR7rn

Or by calling the library at: 607-936-3713 x 502.

Have a great day!
Linda, SSCL

Online Catalog Links:

StarCat: The catalog of physical materials, i.e. print books, DVDs, audiobooks on CD etc. http://starcat.stls.org/

The Digital Catalog: The catalog of e-books, downloadable audiobooks and a handful of streaming videos: https://stls.overdrive.com/

Freegal Music Service: This music service is free to library card holders and offers the option to download, and keep, three free songs per week and to stream three hours of commercial free music each day: http://stlsny.freegalmusic.com/

Zinio: Digital magazines on demand and for free! Back issues are available and you can even choose to be notified by email when the new issue of your favorite magazine is available: https://www.rbdigital.com/stlschemungcony

About Library Apps:

You can access digital library content on PCs, Macs and mobile devices. For mobile devices simply download the OverDrive, Freegal or Zinio app from your app store to get started. If you have questions call the library at: 607-936-3713 and one of our Digital Literacy Specialists will be happy to assist you.