Daily Digital & Print Suggested Reads: Thursday, November 23, 2017

Hi everyone, the library is closed today for the Thanksgiving holiday.

We’ll be open regular hours on Friday (9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) and Saturday (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

And since we’re closed today, my suggestions will consist of on demand music and magazines that everyone can download to a computer or mobile device and enjoy over the long weekend.

(Note: Click on the photo of the item you’d like to request or check out)

On Demand Magazines (including current and back issues – you can read the magazines on a computer or download the RBDigital app from your app store):


AFAR is a different kind of travel magazine that guides and inspires those who travel the world seeking to connect with its people, experience their cultures, and understand their perspectives. Every issue delivers intriguing travel stories told with beautiful photos and a fresh design.

Better Homes & Gardens:

Better Homes and Gardens is the one magazine that helps you turn your home into a comfy, inviting haven. Every issue is packed with bedrooms that wrap you in warmth, kitchens that start your day with sunshine, gardens that greet you with gladness, porches that put you at peace, and recipes that become instant family classics.

Billboard Magazine:

Written for music industry professionals and fans. Contents provide news, reviews and statistics for all genres of music, including radio play, music video, related internet activity and retail updates.


BirdWatching is a must-read for anyone who loves birds, whether you are a casual birdwatcher or avid birder. Each issue includes articles by the best known, most respected names in birding, identification tips, spectacular photography, hands-on information about the best birding locations in North America, answers to intriguing reader questions, and much more.

Country Living:

Rooms that invite you to linger. Vintage collectibles displayed with love. A colorful easy-care garden. A porch that says “Come sit!” All yours in the pages of Country Living!

Dirt Rag Magazine:

Dirt Rag is a mountain biking lifestyle magazine. Original art, passionate stories, investigative articles, honest product reviews, comics, music and book reviews and a realistic attitude are what we’re all about. Whether you are a timid beginner or a seasoned race junkie, Dirt Rag speaks to you.


Discover Magazine will amaze you, enlighten you, and open your eyes to the awe and wonder of science and technology. Discover reveals secrets, solves mysteries, and debunks old myths. Discover shares new findings and shows you what makes our universe tick.


Esquire is a funny, informative, connected magazine that covers the interests of American men—all the interests of the American man: Politics, style, advice, women, health, eating and drinking, the most interesting people of our time. All that and it’s the most-honored monthly magazine in history.

Guitar Player:

The only magazine committed to the most experienced and serious guitar players. Coverage includes the finest lessons and master classes, interviews with top artists, recording tips, and extensive product reviews.

Star Trek Magazine:

Providing in-depth coverage of all aspects of Star Trek, from the classic years of Kirk and Spock, through Jean Luc Picard, Captains Sisko, Janeway and Archer to the new JJ Abrams movies, Star Trek Magazine is your indispensable guide to the Star Trek universe. Every issue contains star-name interviews, great analytical features and exclusive photography from the CBS archives.

Star Wars Insider:

Celebrating the greatest space adventure saga of all time, Star Wars Insider really gets the reader inside the worlds of Star Wars through interviews, behind-the-scenes exclusives and unrivalled access to the Lucasfilm archives. Each issue offers star interviews, ‘making of’ features and merchandise coverage, plus the unique ‘Blaster!’ section covering up-coming books, comics, action figures and other collectibles.

On Demand Music (the links will take you to the Freegal Catalog – and you can download the Freegal Music app through your app store):

The Classical Thanksgiving, Vol. 1:

This LP, featuring unknown players, contains of light classical music perfect for background music at any dinner gathering.

Songs include: Ave Maria, Brandenburg Concerto No. 2. Hunting Cantata, Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 21 in C Major

Forever Autumn, Vol. 1 by Various Artists:

This is an interesting collection of autumn inspired music.

Songs include: Forever Autumn by Tommy Cruise, Orinoco Flow by Ryan & Rachel O’Donnell, River Man by Gail Arden, Clarie De Lune by Antoine Coercy and Hedwig’s Theme by the Hogwarts Orchestra

The Great Thanksgiving – Hymns and Songs of Thanks and Brotherhood by The Mormon Tabernacle Choir:

Songs include: Ballad of Brotherhood, A Song of Thanksgiving, Onward, Ye Peoples, Prayer of Thanksgiving & All People That on Earth Do Dwell

Jazz Music for Thanksgiving Dinner by Various Artists:

Songs include: Don’t Get Around Much Anymore by the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Till There Was You Be Eddie Fisher, Bicycle Built for Two by Barrel Fingers Barry, My Favorite Things by 101 Strings & Stomping At The Savoy by the Benny Goodman Orchestra

Thanksgiving: A Windham Hill Collection by Various Artists:

Songs include: We Gather Together by Paul McCandless, Bygone Days by Eileen Ivers, Simple Gifts by Tracy Silverman & The Gathering by Will Ackerman

Turkey Day Spectacular! Thanksgiving Music by Various Artists:

Songs Include: Shake A Feather by Ike & Tine Turner, Costello’s Pet Turkey by Abbott & Costello, Turkey Stomp by The Living End, Preparing a Live Turkey for Thanksgiving by Jimmy Durante & We Are Family by Sister Sledge

And if some mediation and relaxation music is order, after a busy Thanksgiving Day, here are two albums of Native American Flute music to fit that bill:

Native American Flute Meditations by Native American Flute Tribe:

The music on this album is perfect if you’re looking to relax and unwind after Thanksgiving dinner.

The LP features three relaxing works: Meditating on Natures Wonders (27 minutes), Four Winds Meditation (42 minutes) & Easter Winds Meditation (9 minutes)

Native American Flute: Sleep Music by Native American Flute:

The music on this LP is a perfect complement to a quiet post-Thanksgiving evening.

Songs include: Lullaby with Flute & Crickets, All Tucked In, Flute of the Moon, Peacful Storm & Winds of Sleep.

Have a great day and drop by the library on Friday or Saturday!

Linda, SSCL

Have a great day!

Linda, SSCL

Online Catalog Links:


The catalog of physical materials, i.e. print books, DVDs, audiobooks on CD etc.

The Digital Catalog (OverDrive)

The catalog of e-books, downloadable audiobooks and a handful of streaming videos.

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:


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.

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.

Tech Talk is a Southeast Steuben County Library blog.

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