Non-Fiction DVD Recommendations 8 18 17

Hi everyone, here are three Non-Fiction DVD recommendations for the week.

Generation Like

Description: Thanks to social media, today’s teens are able to directly interact with their culture — artists, celebrities, movies, brands, and even one another — in ways never before possible. But is that real empowerment? Or do marketers still hold the upper hand? In Generation Like, author and FRONTLINE correspondent Douglas Rushkoff (The Merchants of Cool, The Persuaders) explores how the perennial teen quest for identity and connection has migrated to social media — and exposes the game of cat-and-mouse that corporations are playing with these young consumers. Do kids think they’re being used? Do they care? Or does the perceived chance to be the next big star make it all worth it?

Dewey Decimal System Call Number: DVD 006.7 GEN

Trailer:

Generation Like Request Link:

https://goo.gl/eqbAEv

The Day The Universe Changed

Description: I’ll just add a brief preface and note that although this series was recorded in the 1980s it offers a fascinating look at both how we see the world based upon the knowledge we have at any given time and how western societies have valued technological advancement over the centuries from the printing press, to the telegraph to the automobile to the computer and beyond. If you haven’t seen this series and you’re interested in history and/or technology — check it out!

And here’s an overview of the entire 5 disc series: The Day the Universe Changed: A Personal View by James Burke is a British documentary television series written and presented by science historian James Burke, originally broadcast on BBC1 from 19 March until 21 May 1985 by the BBC. The series’ primary focus is on the effect of advances in science and technology on western society in its philosophical aspects.

The title comes from the philosophical idea that the universe essentially only exists as one perceives it through what one knows; therefore, if one changes one’s perception of the universe with new knowledge, one has essentially changed the universe itself. To illustrate this concept, James Burke tells the various stories of important scientific discoveries and technological advances and how they fundamentally altered how western civilization perceives the world. The series runs in roughly chronological order, from around the beginning of the Middle Ages to the present.

The series won the following Awards:
Booklist Nonprint Editor’s Choice
National Educational Film Festival
Columbus International Film & Video Festival
Chicago International Film Festival

Dewey Decimal System Call Number: DVD 509 DAY

Trailer: (This one is a bit long; it features the first ten minutes of the first episode of this excellent series and it is a bit fuzzy — but if you haven’t seen this series I urge you to at least watch the 10 minute trailer as it give you an idea of what this series is about)

Day the Universe Changed Request Link:

https://goo.gl/A6y3V6

Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story 

Description: Booker Wright was an African-American restaurant owner who also served double-duty as a waiter in a “whites-only” restaurant in Mississippi in the 1960s. He became an unlikely activist for the Civil Rights movement when he appeared on a network TV documentary reporting on the changing times in his small town. Exploding the myth of who he was and his experience serving the white community, Booker’s appearance set off a chain of events that eventually led to his untimely murder.

BOOKER’S PLACE: A MISSISSIPPI STORY follows director Raymond De Felitta (City Island), whose father directed the original 1966 documentary, as he journeys through past and present-day Mississippi with Booker’s granddaughter, searching for details around Booker’s courageous life and shocking murder, while also exploring the impact the film had – not only on the local community, but also on Raymond’s father.

Dewey Decimal System Call Number: DVD 323.1196 BOO

Trailer:

Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story Request Link:

https://goo.gl/5w6t5c

References:

References

A Film Settles Accounts From the ’60s by Felicia R. Lee. The New York Times. April 20, 2012.

 

Legacy of Booker Wright, waiter murdered after speaking out on ‘whites only’ restaurant in Mississippi. The Grio interview with Lester Holt. July 13, 2012.

http://thegrio.com/2012/07/13/booker-wrights-unsung-legacy/#48175572

The Song and the Silence: A Story about Family, Race, and What Was Revealed in a Small Town in the Mississippi Delta While Searching for Booker Wright by Yvette Johnson.

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL

Suggested Listens August 18, 2017

With this posting I’m going to diverge from the previous format of focusing exclusively on music of the sixties, and instead, each week I’ll highlight five albums, from across all music genres and eras, that you can stream through Freegal. I’ll also suggested one CD per week that you can check out of the library’s collection.

And without further ado, on to the listening suggestions of the week!

Freegal Streaming Suggestions*

Jackie Gleason The Complete Sessions with Bobby Hackett:

I don’t know about you, but with all the doom and gloom on the news, I like to listen to relaxing music to unwind and recharge my personal batteries. This 10 LP collection by Jackie Gleason & his Orchestra fits the bill perfectly. The collection features the Jackie Gleason Orchestra accompanied by the great trumpet player Bobby Hackett. The ten albums were recorded in the fifties and feature sweet background instrumentals – the type of music that use to be described as “cocktail music;” making this music the perfect compliment to romantic dinning, unwinding while reading, sipping wine on the patio or having dinner with friends.

The set contains many popular standards including: Soft Lights and Sweet Music, Easy to Love, That Old Black Magic, Someday You’ll Be Sorry and many more.

Here’s a link to stream the Jackie Gleason The Complete Sessions with Bobby Hackett set:

https://goo.gl/7JYQ19

Anthology of the Twelve String Guitar by Various Artists:

This is another mellow all instrumental album featuring bright and mellow sounding guitars.

The artists and songs on the LP include: Bulldurem by Glen Campbell, Nashville & Honey Miss Me When I’m Gone by Mason Wilson, 12 String Guitar Rag by Bob Gibson, My Little Maggie & Six by Twelve by Joe Maphis & Blues Wail by Billy Strange.

Here’s the link to stream Anthology of the Twelve String Guitar:

https://goo.gl/8FTzBp

Jazz Goes to College by the Dave Brubeck Quartet:

This album was recorded live during the Dave Brubeck Quartet’s spring 1954 tour of North American college campuses. This excellent set features band leader, composer and pianist Dave Brubeck on piano, Paul Desmond on sax, Bob Bates on bass and Joe Dodge on drums. AllMusic gave this album a five star rating.

The LP contains the following songs: Balcony Rock, Out of Nowhere, Le Souk, Take the “A” Train, The Song Is You, Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me and I Want to Be Happy.

And so far this week I’m on an instrumental roll as the first three commendations are for all instrumental albums!

Here’s a link to stream the Jazz Goes to College LP:

https://goo.gl/ZFiQqd

Gene Clark With The Gosdin Brothers + bonus tracks:

Breaking with my all-instrumental listening suggestions for this week, this album by sing-songwriter, guitarist and Byrds co-founder Gene Clark was his first post-Byrds release. And if you enjoyed his work with the Byrds you’ll like this collection too as it carries on in the same style.

Songs include: Echoes, Think I’m Gonna Feel Better, Tried So Hard, Is Yours Is Mine, Keep On Pushing’, I Found You & more.

Here’s a link to stream the Gene Clark LP:

https://goo.gl/bp4QQu

Collage EP by The Chainsmokers

And now for something completely different! Collage is an EP by The Chainsmokers, whose music is a blend of dance, indie and pop. They’ve previously had three big hits: Roses, Closer & Don’t Let Me Down. This EP was released last fall and if you’re looking for some upbeat modern music than you should check out this six song set.

This EP contains the songs: Setting Fires, All We Know, Closer, Inside Out & Don’t Let Me Down.

Here’s a link to stream it:

https://goo.gl/9vc4Bi

CD Suggestion

Night Divides the Day: The Music of the Doors by George Winston:

This is a great all instrumental album and although George Winston is usually classified as a New Age artists — he really can play in any style as you’ll hear if you listen to this album – his tribute to the music of the Doors. Songs include Spanish Caravan, Crystal Ship, People Are Strange, Love Street, Love Me Two Times, Lover Her Madly, Wishful, Sinful, Light My Fire and Riders on the Storm.

Here’s a link to stream the George Winston album:

https://goo.gl/tLC553

Music Videos of the Week:

Tenderly by the Jackie Gleason Orchestra featuring Bobby Hackett on trumpet

Classical Gas by Mason Williams

Gentle on my Mind by Glen Campbell

I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better by Gene Clark, Roger McGuinn & Chris Hillman

Train Leaves Here by Gene Clark and Roger McGuinn

We All Know by the Chainsmokers:

References

Artist Biography & Discography Information

http://www.allmusic.com/

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

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 including our 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.

Daily Digital & Print Suggested Reads: Friday, August 18, 2017

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

Our print suggestion for today is:

Leaders Eat Last Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek:

The New York Times bestseller by the acclaimed, bestselling author of Start With Why and Together is Better. Now with an expanded chapter and appendix on leading millennials, based on Simon Sinek’s viral video “Millenials in the workplace” (150+ million views).

Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled. This is not a crazy, idealized notion. Today, in many successful organizations, great leaders create environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things.

In his work with organizations around the world, Simon Sinek noticed that some teams trust each other so deeply that they would literally put their lives on the line for each other. Other teams, no matter what incentives are offered, are doomed to infighting, fragmentation and failure. Why?

The answer became clear during a conversation with a Marine Corps general. “Officers eat last,” he said. Sinek watched as the most junior Marines ate first while the most senior Marines took their place at the back of the line. What’s symbolic in the chow hall is deadly serious on the battlefield: Great leaders sacrifice their own comfort—even their own survival—for the good of those in their care.

Too many workplaces are driven by cynicism, paranoia, and self-interest. But the best ones foster trust and cooperation because their leaders build what Sinek calls a “Circle of Safety” that separates the security inside the team from the challenges outside.
Sinek illustrates his ideas with fascinating true stories that range from the military to big business, from government to investment banking.

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

https://stls.overdrive.com/media/1337141

And our suggested print book for the day is:

Without Fear or Favor: A Novel by Robert K. Tanenbaum:

In the twenty-ninth novel in the New York Times bestselling Karp-Ciampi series featuring “the best fictional prosecuting attorney in literature” (Mark Lane, #1 New York Times bestselling author), Butch Karp and his wife Marlene Ciampi must stop a radical organization of armed militants bent on the cold-blooded murder of uniformed on-duty police officers.

When a cop shoots down the son of a respected inner-city Baptist preacher, the community rises up in anger and demands to have the officer prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. But there’s something more than a call for justice at work here: a plot to bring down the city’s police force through a conspiracy so vast and malicious only Butch Karp and his band of truth-seekers can untangle it.

Full of Tanenbaum’s signature page turning intense action and heart pounding suspense from “one hell of a writer” (New York Post), Without Fear or Favor will keep you guessing until the final scene.

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

https://goo.gl/FXzBxt

You can also request items 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, August 16, 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:

The Confusion of Languages by Siobhan Fallon:

Both Cassie Hugo and Margaret Brickshaw dutifully followed their soldier husbands to the U.S. embassy in Jordan, but that’s about all the women have in common. After two years, Cassie’s become an expert on the rules, but newly arrived Margaret sees only her chance to explore. So when a fender-bender sends Margaret to the local police station, Cassie reluctantly agrees to watch Margaret’s toddler son. But as the hours pass, Cassie’s boredom and frustration turn to fear: Why isn’t Margaret answering her phone, and why is it taking so long to sort out a routine accident? Snooping around Margaret’s apartment, Cassie begins to question not only her friend’s whereabouts but also her own role in Margaret’s disappearance.

Written with emotional insight and stunning prose, The Confusion of Languages is a shattering portrait of a collision between two women and two worlds, as well as a poignant glimpse into the private lives of American military families living overseas.

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

https://stls.overdrive.com/media/3014821

And our print book suggested read for the day is:

Ascension of Larks by Rachel Linden:

“Winsome kids and family friends add depth and warmth to the well-developed cast of characters. Readers will eagerly await future offerings from this promising new author.”–Publishers Weekly, STARRED review

“Linden’s debut novel is a bittersweet tale of enduring friendship, family ties, and the complexities of love that will engage readers of thoughtful women’s fiction.”–Library Journal, STARRED review, Debut of the Month

When globetrotting photographer Magdalena Henry loses the only man she’s ever loved, she risks her stellar career to care for his widow and young children on a remote island in the Pacific Northwest.

Free-spirited and fiercely independent, Maggie adores her life of travel and adventure. But she has a secret. She can’t let go of her first and only love, renowned architect Marco Firelli, now married to her best friend Lena.

When Marco drowns in a kayaking accident, Maggie rushes to the Firelli family’s summer home on San Juan Island. Once there she discovers that Marco was hiding something that could destroy his family. As fragile, perfectionistic Lena slowly falls apart, Maggie tries to provide stability for Marco and Lena’s three young children.

When Maggie is offered a once-in-a-lifetime chance to compete in the world’s most prestigious photography competition, she thinks she’s found the answer to their problems. Then Lena makes a choice with unexpected and devastating consequences, forcing Maggie to grapple with an agonizing decision. Does she sacrifice the golden opportunity of her career or abandon the Firellis just when they need her the most?

Gradually the island begins to work its magic. A century-old ritual to beckon loved ones home offers hope in the midst of sorrow. And a guilt-ridden yet compelling stranger hiding on the island may offer Maggie a second chance at love, but only if she can relinquish the past and move forward to find joy in unexpected places.

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

https://goo.gl/BYnGkZ

You can also request items 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, August 15, 2017

Hi everyone, here are our recommended titles for today.

Our digital suggestion for today is the e-book:

The Future Won’t Be Long: A Novel by Jarett Kobek:

A euphoric, provocative novel about friendship, sex, art, clubbing, and ambition set in 1980s and ’90s New York City, from the author of I Hate the Internet.

When Adeline, a wealthy art student, chances upon a young man from the Midwest known only as Baby in a shady East Village squat, the two begin a fiery friendship that propels them through a decade of New York life. In the apartments and bars of downtown Manhattan to the infamous nightclub The Limelight, Adeline is Baby’s guardian angel, introducing him to a city not yet overrun by gentrification. They live through an era of New York punctuated by the deaths of Warhol, Basquiat, Wojnarowicz, and Tompkins Square Park. Adeline is fiercely protective of Baby, even bringing him home with her to Los Angeles, but he soon takes over his own education. Once just a kid off the bus from Wisconsin, Baby relishes ketamine-fueled clubbing nights and acid days in LA, and he falls deep into the Club Kid twilight zone of sexual excess.

As Adeline develops into the artist she never really expected to become and flees to the nascent tech scene in San Francisco, Baby faces his own desire for artistic expression and recognition. He must write his way out of clubbing life, and their friendship, an alliance that seemed nearly impenetrable, is tested and betrayed, leaving each unmoored as the world around them seems to be unraveling. Riotously funny and wise, The Future Won’t Be Long is an ecstatic, propulsive novel coursing with a rare vitality, an elegy to New York and to the relationships that have the power to change—and save—our lives.

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

https://stls.overdrive.com/media/3046351

And our print book suggested read for the day is:

A Name Unknown by Roseanna M. White:

Edwardian Romance and History Gains a Twist of Suspense

Rosemary Gresham has no family beyond the band of former urchins that helped her survive as a girl in the mean streets of London. Grown now, they concentrate on stealing high-value items and have learned how to blend into upper-class society. But when Rosemary must determine whether a certain wealthy gentleman is loyal to Britain or to Germany, she is in for the challenge of a lifetime. How does one steal a family’s history, their very name?

Peter Holstein, given his family’s German blood, writes his popular series of adventure novels under a pen name. With European politics boiling and his own neighbors suspicious of him, Peter debates whether it might be best to change his name for good. When Rosemary shows up at his door pretending to be a historian and offering to help him trace his family history, his question might be answered.

But as the two work together and Rosemary sees his gracious reaction to his neighbors’ scornful attacks, she wonders if her assignment is going down the wrong path. Is it too late to help him prove that he’s more than his name?

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

https://goo.gl/jJtJr4

You can also request items 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: Monday, August 14, 2017

Hi everyone, here are our suggested daily recommended titles for today.

Our digital suggestion for today is the e-book:

The Answers: A Novel by Catherine Lacey:

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice

Recommended reading by Vanity Fair, Huffington Post, W, Nylon, Elle, Buzzfeed, and Kirkus

“Like Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, [The Answers] is also a novel about a subjugated woman, in this case not to a totalitarian theocracy but to subtler forces its heroine is only beginning to understand and fears she is complicit with.” —Dwight Garner, New York Times

Mary Parsons is broke. Dead broke, really: between an onslaught of medical bills and a mountain of credit card debt, she has been pushed to the brink. Hounded by bill collectors and still plagued by the painful and bizarre symptoms that doctors couldn’t diagnose, Mary seeks relief from a holistic treatment called Pneuma Adaptive Kinesthesia—PAKing, for short. Miraculously, it works. But PAKing is prohibitively expensive. Like so many young adults trying to make ends meet in New York City, Mary scours Craigslist and bulletin boards for a second job, and eventually lands an interview for a high-paying gig that’s even stranger than her symptoms or the New Agey PAKing.

Mary’s new job title is Emotional Girlfriend in the “Girlfriend Experiment”—the brainchild of a wealthy and infamous actor, Kurt Sky, who has hired a team of biotech researchers to solve the problem of how to build and maintain the perfect romantic relationship, cast – ing himself as the experiment’s only constant. Around Kurt, several women orbit as his girlfriends with spe – cific functions. There’s a Maternal Girlfriend who folds his laundry, an Anger Girlfriend who fights with him, a Mundanity Girlfriend who just hangs around his loft, and a whole team of girlfriends to take care of Intimacy. With so little to lose, Mary falls headfirst into Kurt’s messy, ego-driven simulacrum of human connection.

Told in Catherine Lacey’s signature spiraling, hypnotic prose, The Answers is both a mesmerizing dive into the depths of one woman’s psyche and a critical look at the conventions and institutions that infiltrate our most personal, private moments. As Mary struggles to understand herself—her body, her city, the trials of her past, the uncertainty of her future—the reader must confront the impossible questions that fuel Catherine Lacey’s work: How do you measure love? Can you truly know someone else? Do we even know ourselves? And listen for Lacey’s uncanny answers.

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

https://stls.overdrive.com/media/3023109

And our print book suggested read for the day is:

Meddling Kids: A Novel by Edgar Cantero:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“Freaky pleasure…it scratches a nostalgic itch for those who grew up on Saturday morning Scooby-Doo cartoons and sugar-bombed breakfast cereal”
–USA Today

“Deliriously wild, funny and imaginative. Cantero is an original voice.”
–Charles Yu, author of How to Live in a Science Fictional Universe

With raucous humor and brilliantly orchestrated mayhem, Meddling Kids subverts teen detective archetypes like the Hardy Boys, the Famous Five, and Scooby-Doo, and delivers an exuberant and wickedly entertaining celebration of horror, love, friendship, and many-tentacled, interdimensional demon spawn.

SUMMER 1977. The Blyton Summer Detective Club (of Blyton Hills, a small mining town in Oregon’s Zoinx River Valley) solved their final mystery and unmasked the elusive Sleepy Lake monster—another low-life fortune hunter trying to get his dirty hands on the legendary riches hidden in Deboën Mansion. And he would have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for those meddling kids.

1990. The former detectives have grown up and apart, each haunted by disturbing memories of their final night in the old haunted house. There are too many strange, half-remembered encounters and events that cannot be dismissed or explained away by a guy in a mask. And Andy, the once intrepid tomboy now wanted in two states, is tired of running from her demons. She needs answers. To find them she will need Kerri, the one-time kid genius and budding biologist, now drinking her ghosts away in New York with Tim, an excitable Weimaraner descended from the original canine member of the club. They will also have to get Nate, the horror nerd currently residing in an asylum in Arkham, Massachusetts. Luckily Nate has not lost contact with Peter, the handsome jock turned movie star who was once their team leader . . . which is remarkable, considering Peter has been dead for years.

The time has come to get the team back together, face their fears, and find out what actually happened all those years ago at Sleepy Lake. It’s their only chance to end the nightmares and, perhaps, save the world.

A nostalgic and subversive trip rife with sly nods to H. P. Lovecraft and pop culture, Edgar Cantero’s Meddling Kids is a strikingly original and dazzling reminder of the fun and adventure we can discover at the heart of our favorite stories, no matter how old we get.

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

https://goo.gl/7oxkxc

You can also request items 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.