New E-Books Added To Young Adult Circulating E-Reader

Hi everyone, we’ve just added some new e-books to our Young Adult Circulating E-Reader!

You can checkout circulating e-readers at the Circulation Desk.

Here is a list of the new titles and then a list of the whole enchilada of titles:

New E-Books for YA E-Reader: (Titles added in February 2016)

Beautiful Chaos (Beautiful Creatures series) by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Dangerous Deceptions (Dangerous Creatures series) (5/3/2016 release) by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Silence (Hush, Hush series) by Becca Fitzpatrick

Library of Souls: The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

Crossed (Matched Series) by Ally Condie

Empire of Night (Age of Legends Series #2) by Kelley Armstrong

Forest of Ruin (Age of Legends Series #3) by Kelley Armstrong

Waterfall (Teardrop series) by Lauren Kate

Theodore Boone: The Fugitive by John Grisham

All E-Books on YA E-Reader:

Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn

Beautiful Chaos (Beautiful Creatures series) by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia

Crossed (Matched Series) by Ally Condie

Dangerous Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Dangerous Deceptions (Dangerous Creatures series) (5/3/2016 release)

by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

Empire of Night (Age of Legends Series #2) by Kelley Armstrong

Fault is in Our Stars by John Green

Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

Forest of Ruin (Age of Legends Series #3) by Kelley Armstrong

Girl Who Was Supposed to Die by April Henry

Giver Quartet (The Giver, Gathering Blue, Messenger & Son) by Lois Lowry

Here And Now by Anne Brashares

Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children

by Ransom Riggs

Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

Library of Souls: The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children

by Ransom Riggs

Lord of Opium by Nancy Farmer

Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

Reached by Ally Condie

Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong

Silence (Hush, Hush series) by Becca Fitzpatrick

Smoke by Ellen Hopkins

Teardrop by Lauren Kate

The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

Theodore Boone: The Activist by John Grisham

Theodore Boone: The Fugitive by John Grisham

Walls Around Us by Norma Summa

Waterfall (Teardrop series) by Lauren Kate

Have a great day!

Linda, SSCL

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!


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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:

New Free Library E-Books, E-Audios & E-Videos Available Today!

Hi everyone, just FYI our latest order of e-books, downloadable audios, videos and music titles has been placed.

So all these new titles are now available in the STLS Digital Catalog!

Here’s the list! Check it out!

Have a great day!
Linda R.

E-Audio Books:
12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
Rats by Paul Zindel
The Absolutist by John Boyne
The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy

10 Ways to Prepare Your Daughter for Life by Annie Chapman
101 Success Secrets for Women: Overcoming Your Obstacles and Achieving Your Dreams by Sue Augustine
20 Ways to Draw a Tree and 44 Other Nifty Things from Nature: A Sketchbook for Artists, Designers, and Doodlers by Eloise Renouf
A Man’s Guide to Muscle and Strength by Stephen Cabral
A Woman’s Guide to Muscle and Strength by Irene Lewis-McCormick
Best-Kept Lies by Lisa Jackson
Blind Destiny: Grimm’s Circle Series, Book 7 by Shiloh Walker
Breakout from Juno: First Canadian Army and the Normandy Campaign, July 4–August 21, 1944 by Mark Zuehlke
Candy Houses: Grimm’s Circle Series, Book 1 by Shiloh Walker
Carnal Innocence by Nora Roberts
Crawlin’ Chaos Blues by Edward M. Erdelac
Crazed Hearts: Grimm’s Circle Series, Book 3 by Shiloh Walker
Dr. Varsag’s Experiment by Craig Ellis
End Back & Neck Pain by Vincent Fortanasce
Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm by Jacob Grimm & Wilhelm Grimm
Fire Study by Maria V. Snyder
First of July by Elizabeth Speller
Fleeced by Julia Wills
Fly Me to the Morgue: Rat Pack Mystery Series, Book 6 by Robert J. Randisi
Getting Familiar with Your Demon: That Old Black Magic Series, Book 4 by Jodi Redford
Gone for Good by Harlan Coben
Heartbreaker by Karen Robards
Hot Blooded: New Orleans Series, Book 1 by Lisa Jackson
House Atreides: Dune: Prelude to Dune Trilogy, Book 1 by Brian Herbert & Kevin Anderson
House Harkonnen: Dune: Prelude to Dune Trilogy, Book 2 by Brian Herbert & Kevin Anderson
How Can I Keep from Singing?: The Ballad of Pete Seeger & David King Dunaway & Pete Seeger
Hunter’s Moon by Karen Robards
I Thought It Was You: Grimm’s Circle Series, Book 2.5 by Shiloh Walker
I’m a Fool to Kill You: Rat Pack Mystery Series, Book 5 by Robert J. Randisi
Islam: A Short History by Karen Armstrong
Judas Unchained: The Commonwealth Saga, Book 2 by Peter F. Hamilton
Locked in Silence: Grimm’s Circle Series, Book 5 by Shiloh Walker
Lucky Us by Joan Silber
Lydia Dare Wolf Bundle: A Certain Wolfish Charm; Tall, Dark and Wolfish; The Wolf Next Door by Lydia Dare
Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder
Maximum Witch: That Old Black Magic Series, Book 3 by Jodi Redford
No Prince Charming: Grimm’s Circle Series, Book 2 by Shiloh Walker
Oracles of Delphi Keep: Oracles of Delphi Keep Series, Book 1 by Victoria Laurie
Pilates Anatomy by Rael Isacowitz
Pilgrim Soul by Gordon Ferris
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
Running Scared by Lisa Jackson
Sail Away by Lisa Jackson
Tarnished Knight: Grimm’s Circle Series, Book 4 by Shiloh Walker
Tell No One by Harlan Coben
That Voodoo You Do: That Old Black Magic Series, Book 1 by Jodi Redford
The Accidental Bride by Christina Skye
The Armies of Heaven by Jane Kindred
The Bully at Work: What You Can Do to Stop the Hurt and Reclaim Your Dignity on the Job by Gary Namie Ph.D. & Ruth Namie Ph.D.
The Curse of Deadman’s Forest: Oracles of Delphi Keep Series, Book 2 by Victoria Laurie
The Dreaming Void: Void Trilogy, Book 1 by Peter F. Hamilton
The Girl Who Chased the Moon: A Novel by Sarah Addison Allen
The Lost Get-Back Boogie: A Novel by James Lee Burke
The McCaffertys: Randi by Lisa Jackson
The Millionaire and the Cowgirl by Lisa Jackson
The Seven Year Witch: That Old Black Magic Series, Book 2 by Jodi Redford
The Temple of the Dead: Sepulchral Earth Series, Book 2 by Tim Marquitz
The Wrong Box by Robert Louis Stevenson
Unafraid: Archangel Academy Series, Book 3 by Michael Griffo
Unwelcome: Archangel Academy Series, Book 2 by Michael Griffo
What the Heck Were You Expecting?: A Complete Guide for the Perplexed Father by Thomas Hill

Early Dawg by David Grisman
Five: Mingus by Five by Charles Mingus
Learn to Live by Darius Rucker
Live At Newport by Pete Seeger
Sunday Morning Jazz (1950-1959) by various artists

A Small Act
Anywhere USA
Justin Bieber: The Next Chapter
The Legend Of Big Foot
The Snowstorm, The Busy World of Richard Scary
The Spelling Bee, The Busy World of Richard Scary
The Supermarket Mystery, The Busy World of Richard Scary
Vinyasa Flow Yoga – The Body And Beyond

And if you wish to browse the items in the Digital Catalog – here’s a web link to it!

And if you have an Android, Windows or iOS smartphone or tablet – there is an app you can use to check out free library digital materials! It is called “OverDrive Media Console” and you can find it in your respective app store!

Suggested Weekend Digital Catalog Reading, Viewing & Listening Titles

Here’s a list of suggested reading, viewing & listening titles From The STLS Digital Catalog — which you can think of as your online library of materials — In other words you can access e-books and downloadable audio books, videos and music 24/7/365 through the library’s website!

Fiction E-Books:

Brave Music of a Distant Drum by Manu Herbstein: A blind old slave woman, Ama, summons her son to come and write down her story so that her granddaughter and her granddaughter’s children can one day read it and know their history. Ama’s son, Kwame Zumbi – named Zacharias Williams by the white Christians who raised him – considers her an ugly old pagan and has little interest in doing more than is necessary to fulfill his obligation to her. How he is changed by the acts of hearing and writing down the details of his mother’s story is as powerful and important a story as Ama’s.

In The Tree of Forgetfulness by Pam Durban: In The Tree of Forgetfulness, writer Pam Durban, winner of the Lillian Smith Book Award, continues her exploration of southern history and memory. This mesmerizing and disquieting novel recovers the largely untold story of a brutal Jim Crow-era triple lynching in Aiken County, South Carolina. Through the interweaving of several characters’ voices, Durban produces a complex narrative in which each section reveals a different facet of the event. The Tree of Forgetfulness resurrects a troubled past and explores the individual and collective loyalties that led a community to choose silence over justice.

Rules of Engagement\The Reasons for Marriage\The Wedding Party\Unlaced by Stephanie Laurens: Everyone loves a wedding. The quiet country girl. The sophisticated member of the ton. A graceful duchess. Follow these charming ladies and their handsome suitors on their journeys down the aisles of England’s grand cathedrals and castles as they make–and break–society’s most sacred rules.

Rules of Engagement                                                                                                                            — A lady shall never be caught unchaperoned with a stranger.                

— A gentleman shall never flirt with a lady below his social standing.  

 — A lady shall never waltz with a man to whom she is not promised.                                                                                   

— And above all, an engagement shall not be consummated before the marriage ceremony!


Ready for Kindergarten! From Recognizing Colors to Making Friends, Your Essential Guide to Kindergarten Prep by Deborah J. Stewart: Fundamentals every child should know before they start school. Kindergarten is quickly becoming the new first grade, which means children need to be prepared for a much more demanding curriculum before their first day of school. Ready for Kindergarten! will help parents gauge their child’s readiness as well as show them what they can do to make sure she starts school off on the right foot. Covering everything from emotional development to academic knowledge, this book details 100 skills and behaviors that will not only boost their child’s confidence in the classroom, but also set her up for a happy and successful kindergarten experience. Complete with fun activities for each item, parents will gain valuable insight into their child’s capabilities and be able to develop each skill further. With Ready for Kindergarten!, parents will not only learn more about their child’s abilities and how to prepare her for school, but they will also be able to confidently choose an education path that fits her needs.

Turkey More than 100 Recipes, with Tales from the Road by Leanne Kitchen: Turkey’s culinary customs are as rich and varied as its landscape, and award-winning food writer Leanne Kitchen does justice to them both with more than 170 glorious photographs of the country’s foods and people that make readers want to drop everything and board the next plane. More than 100 recipes from across seven diverse regions—including the narrow streets of Istanbul, a fishing village on the Aegean, and the sheep-lined roads near Lake Van—showcase the best of Turkish cuisine. Comforts of the countryside and delicacies from the Ottoman Court span every course, from simple meze dishes such as spiced lentil köfte to sophisticated rose and pistachio sweetmeats for dessert. This enduring travelogue makes a perfect gift for ambitious cooks and armchair travelers alike.

Zen Under Fire How I Found Peace in the Midst of War by Marianne Elliott: I’m not sure I’m ready for the responsibility, so I double-check with my boss. He reassures me.

“You’ll be fine, Marianne. As long as no one kills Amanullah Khan, you’ll be fine.”

By midday, Amanullah Khan is dead.

Marianne Elliot is a human rights lawyer stationed with the UN in Herat when the unthinkable happens: a tribal leader is assassinated, and she must defuse the situation before it leads to widespread bloodshed. And this is just the beginning of the story in Afghanistan.

Zen Under Fire lays bare the struggles of a war-torn region from a uniquely personal perspective. Honest and vivid, her story reveals the shattering effect that the high-stress environment has on Marianne and her relationships. Redefining the question of what it really means to do good in a country that is under siege from within, Zen Under Fire is an honest, moving, at times terrifying true story of a women’s experience at peacekeeping in one of the most dangerous places on Earth.

“This is an amazing book, kind of like if Eat, Pray, Love had happened in Afghanistan and the stakes were life and death.” —Susan Piver, New York Times bestselling author of Wisdom of a Broken Heart

Audio Books:

Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen: Carl Hiaasen is back doing what he does best: spinning a wickedly funny, fiercely pointed tale in which the greedy, the corrupt, and the degraders of pristine land in Florida–now, in the Bahamas too–get their comeuppance in mordantly ingenious, diabolically entertaining fashion.

Andrew Yancy–late of the Miami Police, soon-to-be-late of the Key West Police–has a human arm in his freezer. There’s a logical (Hiaasenian) explanation for that, but not for how and why it parted from its owner. Yancy thinks the boating-accident/shark-luncheon explanation is full of holes, and if he can prove murder, his commander might relieve him of Health Inspector duties, aka Roach Patrol. But first Yancy will negotiate an ever-surprising course of events–from the Keys to Miami to a Bahamian out island–with a crew of equally ever-surprising characters, including: the twitchy widow of the frozen arm; an avariciously idiotic real estate developer; a voodoo witch whose lovers are blinded-unto-death by her particularly peculiar charms; Yancy’s new love, a kinky medical examiner; and the eponymous Bad Monkey, who earns his place among Hiaasen’s greatest characters with hilariously wicked aplomb.

This Land Is Your Land by Woody Guthrie: Everyone’s favorite folk song, written by Woody Guthrie and sung by son, Arlo, is brought to glorious, toe-tapping life in this production. Includes a biographical segment about Woody Guthrie narrated by daughter Nora Guthrie. This recording was among 29 recorded books recommended by the Association of Library Service to Children of the American Library Association in January 2000. THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND met with exuberant reception in the book world when it was first published, particularly for its illustration. But the book wasn’t complete until now. Guthrie’s familiar, gravelly voice singing the words to his beloved song, verse after verse, only enhances Kathy Jakobsen’s striking folk art in the book. T.B. (c) AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine

The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll’s Best-Kept Secret by Kent Hartman: Part Hit Men and part Laurel Canyon, this hidden history of rock and roll chronicles the uncredited studio musicians who provided the soundtrack for a generation during the 1960’s and 1970’s.


The African Force by Ginger Baker:

 Digital Audio Download Includes:

1 Brain Damage

2 Sokoto (Jan Kazda)

3 Go do (Francis A. Mensah)

4 Brain Damage: Brain Damage II (Ginger Baker)

5 Ansoumania (Ansou Mana Bangoura)

6 Adoa (Traditional)

7 Abyssinia / 1.2.7. (Ampofo Acquah)

8 Ginger’s Solo (Ginger Baker)

9 Want Come? Go! (Thomas Akuru)

10 African Force (Jan Kazda)


In Organic We Trust: In Organic We Trust is an eye-opening documentary that reveals the true meaning of organic. When corporations went into the business and organic became a brand, the philosophy and the label grew apart. But there’s hope for organic and for us! Director Kip Pastor looks beyond the label and unearths inspiring solutions for our health and environmental problems. Individual citizens and communities are taking matters into their own hands, and change is coming from the soil up.

You can see all the digital items you can check out via STLS Digital Catalog may be found on the library’s homepage of SSCLIBRARY.ORG

Or via the following link:

And if you have a smartphone or tablet look for the OverDrive Media Console app in your app store – it is the app that will allow you to check out free library e-books and audio books and download them to your tablet or smartphone.

Digital Catalog music and video titles must currently be downloaded to a Windows computer to enjoy.

Have a great weekend!

Linda R.



Weekend Digital Catalog Suggested Reading, Listening & Viewing July 20 & 21, 2013


The Bat by Jo Nesbo: The electrifying first appearance of Jo Nesbø’s detective, Harry Hole.

Inspector Harry Hole of the Oslo Crime Squad is dispatched to Sydney to observe a murder case. Harry is free to offer assistance, but he has firm instructions to stay out of trouble. The victim is a twenty-three year old Norwegian woman who is a minor celebrity back home. Never one to sit on the sidelines, Harry befriends one of the lead detectives, and one of the witnesses, as he is drawn deeper into the case. Together, they discover that this is only the latest in a string of unsolved murders, and the pattern points toward a psychopath working his way across the country. As they circle closer and closer to the killer, Harry begins to fear that no one is safe, least of all those investigating the case.

Bride on the Loose by Debbie Macomber: Jason Manning is content with his life as a bachelor, a slob and a sports fan. Then a precocious girl named Carrie Weston decides to play matchmaker, introducing him to her mother, Charlotte. To his relief, Charlotte is as averse to marriage as he is. But Jason’s feelings start to change once he gets to know his Bride on the Loose.

The Iron King (The Accursed Kings, Book 1), The Accursed Kings Series, Book 1 by Maurice Druon: Library Journal Review: This first book in a seven-part historical series that chronicles the beginnings of the Hundred Years’ War and the fall of the Capetian kings sets the foreboding mood and relentless slow-march tempo that drives the characters forward to their dooms or noble destinies. At its heart is the French monarch, Philip the Fair (1268–1314), grandson of Saint Louis, who rules with an iron fist; it’s his persecution of the Knights Templar, including burning its Grand Master at the stake, that sets the stage for his downfall. Adding to the intrigue is Druon’s marvelous depiction of the swirl of those lives that move around him. The Iron King can be only as strong as those who serve him, after all. VERDICT Seasoned with sex, betrayal, brutal warfare, cold pragmatic calculating, and curses from the lips of martyrs dying at the stake, this tale cuts a memorable swath through the reader’s imagination. The flavor of the times, the smells, sounds, values, and superstitions give this work a fine readability as well as a sensation of reality. With an introduction by George R.R. Martin, who cites this French epic series as an influence on his Game of Thrones, Druon’s acclaimed work (first published in 1955) will find an audience with fans of historical fiction and Martin.—Russell Miller, Prescott P.L., AZThe Fate of Mercy Alban by Wendy Webb


Built-In Social: Essential Social Marketing Practices for Every Small Business by Jeff Korhan: How to redesign your business for social relevance and profitable success.

Marketing today is driven by the customer. The old mindset was finding customers for your products and services. The new one is collaborating with the customers whose trust you have earned to develop better products and services for them. Businesses that succeed today acknowledge that they are in shared relationships with customers, employees, and other influencers in the community–even competitors. Built-In Social provides a step-by-step approach to building a business channel that aligns your business with its ideal customers and ensures your organization’s continued relevance and success.

Intended for mainstream businesses that want to get results from social media networking and marketing but have been frustrated by the obstacles, namely, the lack of a basic method or structure (and a practical step-by-step approach) for converting relevant social qualities into profitable outcomes

Author Jeff Korhan is a speaker, trainer, and coach helping mainstream small businesses increase their influence, enhance customer relationships, and accelerate growth

Built-In Social will show you how to turn visibility, authenticity, accessibility, community, and relevance into measurable and profitable gains.

Ghosthunting Ohio on the Road Again by John B. Kachuba: On this leg of the journey you’ll explore the scariest spots in the Buckeye State. Author John Kachuba visits more than 30 legendary haunted places, all of which are open to the public—so you can test your own ghosthunting skills, if you dare.

Join John as he visits each site, snooping around eerie rooms and dark corners, talking to people who swear to their paranormal experiences, and giving you a first-hand account.

Enjoy Ghosthunting Ohio On the Road Again from the safety of your armchair or hit the road, using the maps, “Haunted Places” travel guide with 50 more spooky sites and “Ghostly Resources.” Buckle up and get ready for the spookiest trip of your life.

Lean In Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg: Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. This means that women’s voices are still not heard equally in the decisions that most affect our lives. In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg examines why women’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes, and offers compelling, commonsense solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential.

Sandberg is the chief operating officer of Facebook and is ranked on Fortune’s list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business and as one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. In 2010, she gave an electrifying TEDTalk in which she described how women unintentionally hold themselves back in their careers. Her talk, which became a phenomenon and has been viewed more than two million times, encouraged women to “sit at the table,” seek challenges, take risks, and pursue their goals with gusto.

In Lean In, Sandberg digs deeper into these issues, combining personal anecdotes, hard data, and compelling research to cut through the layers of ambiguity and bias surrounding the lives and choices of working women. She recounts her own decisions, mistakes, and daily struggles to make the right choices for herself, her career, and her family. She provides practical advice on negotiation techniques, mentorship, and building a satisfying career, urging women to set boundaries and to abandon the myth of “having it all.” She describes specific steps women can take to combine professional achievement with personal fulfillment and demonstrates how men can benefit by supporting women in the workplace and at home.

Written with both humor and wisdom, Sandberg’s book is an inspiring call to action and a blueprint for individual growth. Lean In is destined to change the conversation from what women can’t do to what they can.

Note: If you’d rather listen than read this title is available as an e-audio book too!

The Richest Woman in America: Hetty Green in the Gilded Age by Janet Wallach: A captivating biography of America’s first female tycoon, Hetty Green, the iconoclast who forged one of the greatest fortunes of her time.

No woman in the Gilded Age made as much money as Hetty Green. At the time of her death in 1916, she was worth at least 100 million dollars, equal to more than 2 billion dollars today. A strong believer in women being financially independent, she offered valuable lessons for the present times.

Abandoned at birth by her neurotic mother, scorned by her misogynist father, Hetty set out as a child to prove her value. Following the simple rules of her wealthy Quaker father, she successfully invested her money and along the way proved to herself that she was wealthy and therefore worthy.

Never losing faith in America’s potential, she ignored the herd mentality and took advantage of financial panics and crises. When everyone else was selling, she bought railroads, real estate, and government bonds. And when everyone was buying and borrowing, she put her money into cash and earned safe returns on her dollars. Men mocked her and women scoffed at her frugal ways, but she turned her back and piled up her earnings, amassing a fortune that supported businesses, churches, municipalities, and even the city of New York itself.

She relished a challenge. When her aunt died and did not leave Hetty the fortune she expected, she plunged into a groundbreaking lawsuit that still resonates in law schools and courts. When her husband defied her and sank her money on his own risky interests, she threw him out and, marching down to Wall Street, quickly made up the loss. Her independence, outspokenness, and disdain for the upper crust earned her a reputation for harshness that endured for decades. Newspapers kept her in the headlines, linking her name with witches and miscreants. Yet those who knew her admired her warmth, her wisdom, and her wit.

Set during a period of financial crisis strikingly similar to our current one, acclaimed author Janet Wallach’s engrossing exploration of a fascinating life revives a rarely-mentioned queen of American finance.

Audio Books:

Hornblower and the Crisis, Horatio Hornblower Series, Book 11 by C. S. Forester: Although unfinished at the time of C. S. Forester’s death, Hornblower During the Crisis delivers a full measure of action at sea-the hallmark of this incomparably exciting series of historical adventures. On the threshold of securing his first post as captain, Hornblower finds himself forced by the exigencies of war to fight alongside a man whom he has unintentionally helped to court-martial. And for the first time Hornblower assents to engaging in espionage in his efforts to bring victory and glory to England in the Napoleonic Wars. This extant fragment of Forester’s final Hornblower novel is followed by the author’s notes regarding the novel’s conclusion. Also included in this volume are two stories-“Hornblower’s Temptation” and “The Last Encounter”-that depict the great sea dog Hornblower in his youth and old age, respectively.

People Who Walk in Darkness, Inspector Rostnikov Series, Book 15 by Stuart M. Kaminsky: Inspector Rostnikov is a Russian bear of a man, an honest policeman in a very dishonest post-Soviet Russia. Known as “The Washtub,” Rostnikov is one of the most engaging and relevant characters in crime fiction, a sharp and caring policeman as well as the perfect tour guide to a changing (that is, disintegrating) Russia. Surviving pogroms and politburos, he has solved crimes, mostly in spite of the powers that rule his world. In People Who Walk in Darkness, Rostnikov travels to Siberia to investigate a murder at a diamond mine, where he discovers an old secret…and an even older personal problem. His compatriots head to Kiev on a trail of smuggled diamonds and kidnapped guest workers, and what they discover leads them to a vast conspiracy that not only has international repercussions but threatens them on a very personal level.


Children’s Favourites, Vol. 2 Original Recordings (1933-1952) by Various Artists

Digital Audio Download Includes:

Old MacDonald Had A Farm

When We Were Very Young: Buckingham Palace

The King Who Couldn’t Dance (The Worry Song)

Bozo’s Laughing Song

Suzy Snowflake

All I Want for Christmas Is My 2 Front Teeth: (All I Want For Christmas Is) My Two Front Teeth

The Popcorn Song

Tubby The Tuba

Puffin’ Billy

Animal Fair

Daffy Duck’s Rhapsody

The Little Fiddle

I’m Popeye The Sailor Man

On The Good Ship Lollipop

Grandfather’s Clock

Little Man You’ve Had A Busy Day

When We Were Very Young: Christopher Robin (Vespers)

Choral Concert by Oxford Girls’ Choir ( A Garden of Music – a Rich Collection of Music from the Medieval World)

Digital Audio Download Includes:

1 Summer is icumen in

2 Mirie it is

3 Bryd one brere

4 Salterello

5 Hyer Matin

6 Quant voi la fleur

7 J’atendray tant

8 Foy porter

9 Lamento

10 Tout leis enmi

11 Alleluya psallat

12 Nobilis, humilis

13 Sancta Maria

14 Gloria laus

15 Lullaby, lullaby

16 Dou way Robin

17 Foweles in the frith

18 Petrone

19 Angelus ad Virginem : Angelus ad Virginem

20 Alle, psallite

21 Veni Sancte Spiritus : Veni Sancte Spiritus

22 Summi Triumphans Regis

23 Veni Creator Spiritus

24 Collegerunt: Collegerunt pontifices


Police Patron (for kids!): A fallen electrical cable zaps Radar the Police Car and grants him special powers, but his newfound energy brings new found responsibilities. Radar now has what it takes to stand up to the Badger Brothers; a shady duo plotting to steal and bottle the town’s water supply. With the help of his friend, Dottie the Otter, Radar must defeat the criminals to save the town – and the environment!

Tuck Andress – Fingerstyle Mastery: Tuck Andress is a master of fingerstyle guitar who now shares his subtle skills and techniques with you.

Tuck gives in-depth demonstrations and explanations about every aspect of fingerstyle, including walking bass patterns combined with chords, comping rhythms, voicings, vibrato, sliding, leading with the melody, various right- and left-hand techniques…and much more.

A superb course in fingerstyle mastery!

You can see all the digital items you can check out via STLS Digital Catalog may be found on the library’s homepage of SSCLIBRARY.ORG

Or via the following link:

And if you have an smartphone or tablet look for the OverDrive Media Console app in your app store – it is the app that will allow you to check out free library e-books and audio books and download them to your tablet or smartphone.

Digital Catalog music and video titles must currently be downloaded to a Windows computer to enjoy.

Have a great weekend!

Linda R.


Weekend Digital Catalog Suggested Reading, Viewing & Listening

Here is the list of suggested digital reading, viewing and listening titles for this weekend!

The Four Corners of the Sky by Michael Malone: (An e-book that is now available for everyone!); No holds for this title because it is the OverDrive Big Library Read title!): In small towns between the North Carolina Piedmont and the coast the best scenery is often in the sky. On flat sweeps of red clay and scrub pine the days move monotonously, safely, but above, in the blink of an eye, dangerous clouds can boil out of all four corners of the sky…The flat slow land starts to shiver and anything can happen.

In such a storm, on Annie Peregrine’s seventh birthday, her father gave her the airplane and minutes later drove out of her life. Thus begins an enchanting novel that bursts with energy from the first pages, and sweeps you off on a journey of unforgettable characters, hilarious encounters, and haunting secrets.

The Four Corners of the Sky is master storyteller Michael Malone’s new novel of love, secrets, and the mysterious bonds of families. Malone brings characters to life as only he can, exploring the questions that defy easy answers: Is love a choice or a calling? Why do the ties of family bind so tightly? And is forgiveness a gift to others…or a gift we give ourselves?

Flora by Gale Godwin: The family members Helen depended on are gone. She lost her mother some years before, and her beloved grandmother has just passed away. And now her father has left town to work on a top secret military project at Oak Ridge during the final months of World War II. Helen is wise beyond her years, but a ten-year-old cannot be left on her own to fend for herself. Her father arranges a summer guardian, Flora, her late mother’s twenty-two year old first cousin who cries at the drop of a hat. A fiercely imaginative child, Helen is desperate to keep her house intact, with all its ghosts and stories. Flora is the good-hearted, modest cousin who wants to do her best for Helen. Their relationship and its fallout, played out against a backdrop of a lost America, will haunt Helen for the rest of her life.

Inferno by Dan Brown: In his international blockbusters The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, and The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown masterfully fused history, art, codes, and symbols. In this riveting new thriller, Brown returns to his element and has crafted his highest-stakes novel to date.

In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces . . . Dante’s Inferno.

Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust . . . before the world is irrevocably altered.

Nicholas by Grace Burrowes: Nicholas Haddonfield has something to hide…After a wild youth, Nicholas Haddonfield, Viscount Reston, has promised his ailing father he’ll finally take a bride, though doing so will force Nick to make impossible choices and face old, painful wounds.

Leah Lindsey is glad to find refuge from her own desperate situation in a marriage of convenience with the gallant viscount. But soon convenience is not enough, and Leah can’t understand why Nick remains so distant. What is he hiding, and will he never allow her into his heart?

An extraordinary and passionate tale of courage tested and fears overcome. Once you enter the lush Regency world of award-winning New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes, you’ll never want to leave.

E-Books For Kids:

The Elephant Mountains by Scott Ely: An unprecedented series of hurricanes has swollen the Mississippi River to unheard-of levels and is threatening to put New Orleans and most of the low-lying areas of the South under water. Fifteen-year-old Stephen is spending the summer with his father near a small town north of Lake Pontchartrain when another powerful hurricane arrives and the levees on the Mississippi River completely fail. In the anarchy and chaos that results, Stephen’s father is killed, and the boy is left to fend for himself. Stephen soon encounters Angela, a college student whose parents have also been killed. Navigating the labyrinth of flooded fields and towns in an airboat, the two set out in search of Stephen’s mother and higher ground. Armed with both guns and the skills his survivalist father has taught him, and repeatedly confronted by those who will kill for food, water and weapons, Stephen struggles to maintain hope and his humanity in the face of violence and desperation.

The Enchanting World of Garden Irene McGeeny by Concetta Kennedy: Garden Irene McGeeny has a secret. One that she’s not supposed to tell anybody. It is that her family lives in an underground castle! She tries to keep her secret, but she mistakenly blurts it out during class—the rest of the students don’t believe her. Peter, who becomes an unlikely friend, tries to prove her wrong, which leads Garden to do the unthinkable: take him to her home! Realizing the trouble Garden would be in if her parents find out or if the rest of the kids at school know the truth, Garden and Peter try to keep the secret a secret. Will the rest of the kids find out? Will the truth of Garden’s home become known by all?

The Ark of Dun Ruah, Book 1 by Maria Burke: Reached #1 on the Irish Children’s Fiction Bestseller list!’Where are you going in such a hurry?’ Kerry asked Pod, the blue Owl. He flitted nervously around her shoulders. ‘the eagles are after me,’ he panted. ‘they’re coming around the corner. this time they’ll get me. I’m done for…’The quiet life of Kilbeggin is shattered when a horde of Giant Eagles descend on it. They are bent on an evil mission. Brother and sister Simon and Kerry Macken are hurled into an adventure almost beyond their control. No one believes their friend Pod, the blue Owl, when he claims that the eagles are trying to abduct him. Simon witnesses a vicious eagle attack on a mysterious stranger in a grey cloak. And it’s clear that this man has some kind of supernatural power over the eagles.On board the legendary ship, the Ark of Dun Ruah, Pod comes face to face with the deadly force of evil, this threat comes form a remote monastic island. Does the man in the grey cloak really have power over the eagles? How can he hold back a tyrannical eagle King and his army of brainwashed hit men?Giant Eagles are far from being extinct, they have the power to carry grown men to their deaths. What chance does a grumpy old owl and his friends have against them?…Author:Maria Burke lives in Cork with her husband and eleven year old son. She is a writer, radio presenter and artist. She worked as a primary school teacher for some years and her love of story telling started there. This is Maria’s first novel and the first in the “Ark of Dun Ruah series”. The next book is “Protectors of the Flame”.

Suggested Album:

All The Best by Tina Turner:

Digital Audio Download Includes:

1. Open Arms (Tina Turner)

2. Nutbush City Limits (Ike And Tina Turner)

3. What You Get Is What You See (Tina Turner)

4. Missing You (Tina Turner)

5. The Best (Tina Turner)

6. River Deep Mountain High (Ike And Tina Turner)

7. When The Heartache Is Over (Tina Turner)

8. Let’s Stay Together (Album Version) (Tina Turner)

9. I Don’t Wanna Fight (Single Edit) (Tina Turner)

10. Whatever You Need (Tina Turner)

11. I Can’t Stand The Rain (Tina Turner)

12. Goldeneye (Tina Turner)

13. I Don’t Wanna Lose You (Tina Turner)

14. Great Spirits (Tina Turner)

15. Proud Mary (Tina Turner)

16. Addicted To Love (Live at Camden Palace, London) (1994 Digital Remaster) (Tina Turner)

17. In Your Wildest Dreams (Tina Turner)

18. Private Dancer (Single Edit) (Tina Turner)

19. Why Must We Wait Until Tonight (7” Edit) (Tina Turner)

20. Typical Male (Tina Turner)

21. Tonight (1999 Digital Remaster) (David Bowie With Tina Turner)

22. Complicated Disaster (Tina Turner)

23. On Silent Wings (Single Edit) (Tina Turner)

24. Something Special (Tina Turner)

25. We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome) (Tina Turner)

26. It’s Only Love (Bryan Adams with Tina Turner)

27. Cose Della Vita (Eros Ramazzotti With Tina Turner)

28. Steamy Windows (Tina Turner)

29. Paradise Is Here (Tina Turner)

30. What’s Love Got To Do With It (Tina Turner)

31. Better Be Good To Me (Tina Turner)

32. Two People (Tina Turner)

33. Something Beautiful Remains (Tina Turner)

Suggested Audio Books:

Cherished by Maya Banks: Two all-new novellas that cross the boundaries of desire. Exiled by Maya Banks—Enticed to the island paradise where an enigmatic prince is living in exile, beautiful, virginal Talia is introduced to a world of forbidden pleasure where the prince’s every whim is fulfilled and her fantasies are rendered in exquisite detail. But when the prince is summoned back to fulfill his duty to his struggling country, reality is thrust upon Talia all too soon. She returns home, heartbroken, convinced she was a passing fancy for an idle ruler and his most trusted men. Until the day they arrive on her doorstep, determined to have her back where she belongs. Sway by Lauren Dane—Levi Warner is an established, older man—wealthy, powerful, and above all, respectable. Then Levi meets Daisy, an uninhibited 24-year-old dance instructor and artist, not exactly the kind of woman Levi is accustomed to. But the young, free spirit, brings out something in him he only experienced in fantasies. When their scorching affair turns into something unexpectedly deeper, Levi finds himself torn between preserving his reputation, and exploring a wilder and much more satisfying kind of life.

Misled, Carnal Thirst Series, Book1 by Sylvia Day: Special Task Force agent Derek Atkinson has a craving for luscious vampire Sable Taylor. But Sable is a bounty hunter, which makes him direct competition in the capture of wanted criminals. Despite the obvious attraction between them, she won’t give him a chance and after two years, he’s tired of waiting for her to come around. So he’s got a plan to give them both what they want… each other.

Sable’s on a dangerous mission. She’s not who Derek thinks she is, so a relationship just isn’t possible. But like most master vampires, Derek’s wily and used to having his way. When he traps her on his ship, she decides to indulge. Two straight days of mind-blowing sex should be enough, but it isn’t, not for either of them. Her heart is involved now, but Sable can’t let Derek get too close. If he finds out what she’s doing, he’ll never forgive her.

Derek, however, refuses to let go. Now he’s getting shot at and asking questions she shouldn’t answer. Sable has to reveal the truth… Derek’s love has been misled.

Suggested Videos:

Easy Piano:  Covers all the basics a beginner needs to know! Have you ever wished you could play the piano, but didn’t know where to start? Easy Piano is the answer. Just follow along with the step-by-step personal lessons, and you’ll be playing tunes for your friends in no time. Easy-to-use lesson menus. Expert demonstrations. Demonstration of correct technique by an expert. Lessons & tunes at basic & advanced levels. Learn by ear or use guide to reading music. Pieces & chords to practice. Step-by-step video lessons. Easy-to-follow, close-up views of both hands. Interactive menu selection.

Easy Yoga: Discover a timeless path to physical and spiritual health, fitness and wellness! For centuries, people all over the world have practiced a system of mind and body exercise called Yoga. This interactive video presents the ancient practice of Yoga as a modern way of thinking and living that brings order and balance to busy lives. Our trained yoga expert will take you through a series of positions that can build your body’s strength and flexibility, while bringing you toward inner peace and harmony. Just relax and follow along! Learn international styles. Learn exercises for body & soul. Video demonstrations of many popular yogic postures. Shows full sequences for individual postures. Learn breathing & meditation techniques, standing & seated postures, back bends, stretches …and more!

The STLS Digital Catalog may be found on the library’s homepage of SSCLIBRARY.ORG

Or via the following link:

And if you have an app device look for the OverDrive Media Console app in your app store – it is the app that will allow you to check out free library e-books and audio books.

Digital Catalog music and video titles must currently be downloaded to a Windows computer to enjoy.

Have a great weekend!

Linda R.

As usual —

P.S. And don’t forget if you just bought, or received as a gift a new tablet, e-reader, PC or other tech item and would like to know more about how to use it — you can make an appointment at the library for a free On-On-One tech session and a member of our tech team will show you the digital ropes! Call the Reference Desk at: 607-936-3713 to make an appointment! Did I mention it is a free service the library offers? It is!


Free Library E-Books, E-Audio Books, E-Videos, E-Music and Credible Databases

Did you know library offers patrons a multitude of free electronic resources consisting of e-books, e-audio books, e-videos, e-music titles and credible databases that you can access via the web 24/7/365?

We do!

All you need is a library card to access and/or check e-materials and log into e-databases.

And before I go any further let me just say that the cliff notes/basic bottom line of this posting is that you can access e-books, videos, audio books and music albums through the Digital Catalog found on the library’s website. And if you have any questions about how to access any of the content on our website and/or download it to any of your tech devices please feel free to visit the library and speak with a member of our tech team – or even make an appointment to sit down with a member of our tech team and go over any tech usage questions you have step-by-step– it is a free service we offer! Just call: 607-936-3713 ext. 502 – which is the Reference Desk extension – and ask to speak to Linda or Jenn to make an appointment.

And if you’d like an in-depth explanation of the e-formats the library offers and how you can access them – please read on!

The first thing you need to begin the process of checking out e-formats is a library card. And to obtain a library card you simply come to the library during our usual hours of operation and present a form of ID that features both your name and your current address. There is a very short form to fill out as well and presto! You’ll have a library card which will literally unlock worlds for you – worlds of imagination and worlds of information and just plain worlds of fun too!

So of course, once you have a library card, the next question is:

How do you check out free library e-books, e-audio books, e-videos, e-music titles and how do you access the free databases in the library’s online collection?

And before I answer that duo question I have to add an illuminating little tidbit of information regarding e-books, e-audio books, e-videos and e-music titles. The e-book revolution and the move to accessing information and media content online has happened so quickly that it is causing major upheaval in the publishing and media world. And as a result of the major upheaval, publishers and media companies want to put what they call “friction*” in the process that patrons have to use to check out free library e-books, e-audio books, e-videos and e-music  titles (albums).  And the publisher/media company requirement of “friction” is why there are so many different ways to download e-library content and why it is frequently a cumbersome process. And added to that fact is another huge fact – not all publishing companies and media companies will sell their e-content to public libraries – and that is why you don’t see some of the best-selling e-books, e-audio books, e-videos and e-music titles on the shelves of our virtual library.

And getting back to the question of how one checks out these e-formats – the answer to that questions can be more easily relayed if we look separately at each of the five categories our virtual library e-books, e-audio books, e-videos, e-music titles and the library collection of free credible databases.

And notably, all the category items, except the databases, can be accessed via the STLS Digital Catalog (aka Virtual Library) link found on the library’s homepage. The fifth category – the databases – can be accessed by clicking on the Research link found on the library’s home page (and then clicking on the Subscription Resources link that displays).

And without further ado on to the five categories:

E-Books: You can check out and read library e-books on a PC, Mac, e-ink e-reader (those are the ones that feature black text on a light gray screen), a reading tablet* (Kindle Fire, Nook Color, Nook Tablet or Nook HD) or a tablet (iPad, iPad Mini, Google Nexus 7/10, Galaxy Tab etc.)

And if you have questions about how to check out free library e-book – call or stop by the library and a member of our tech team will assist you!

E-Audio Books: There are two types of e-audio books found in the catalog – MP3 audio books and WMA audio books. The MP3 audio books can be checked out and listened to via PCs, Macs, and via apps downloaded to smartphones & tablets. And WMA files – well, the WMA stands for “Windows Media Player” and thus you have to download the WMA audios to a PC and then transfer them to supported portable device like an iPad, iPod or other MP3 player.

And if you have questions about how to check out free library e-audio books – call or stop by the library and a member of our tech team will be glad to answer any questions you have about the process and/or walk you through it!

E-Videos: E-videos are the easiest format in the Digital Catalog to discuss because, basically, you can download e-videos to a PC and that is all* You do have to download software first – it is called OverDrive Media Console and it can be accessed via the library’s website.

And you know I’m going to repeat myself here and say if you have questions about how to check out free library e-videos – please call or stop by the library and a member of our tech team will assist you!

You can even make an appointment with a member of our tech team and we’ll walk you through the process from beginning to end!

E-Music Titles: E-music titles can be checked out to a PC and a variety of MP3 players including players made by Sony, Samsung, ScanDisk, Colby and Creative Zen (but not any version of the iPhone, iPod or iPad…)

Ditto the cheerleader like refrain: if you have questions about how to check out free library e-music albums–please call or stop by the library and a member of our tech team will assist you!

And if you’d like to check and see if any of your devices can play any or all of the e-formats mentioned in this blog post check out Resources page on the OverDrive website.

Here’s the link:

Free (To Library Patrons) & Credible Databases: You can also access a number of free (to library patrons) databases through the library’s website. These databases include: Academic One File (for students of all ages doing research), The Business & Company Directory (a great db to use if you want to know where a company is located, who the CEO is and other general information regarding the business/company), The Chilton Library (for those that like to fix their own cars!), EBSCO Animals (for kids looking for information on animals), the Health Reference Center (to research health subjects), The Literature Resource Center (for researching authors, books and literary works in general), the New York State Newspapers database (to search for articles that have appeared in New York State Newspapers) and more! Check it out! Simply go to our website: SSCLIBRARY.ORG, click on the Research link at the top of the page and then click on the Subscription Services link that displays – the listing of our databases will display. And once you click on a database you’d like to try out – you’ll be prompted to log in with the number on the back of your library card.

And if you really read all that – you deserve a gold star!

Have a great weekend everyone!

And remember our free e-services will be accessible the last week of the month, November 25 – December 2, when the library itself will be closed so the interior ceiling tiles can be replaced.

Linda R.

*The term “Reading Tablet” as we use it refers to e-reading tablets that are not quite fully fledged tablets – the offer many of the same features as a full sized tablet but may or may not have a camera and they do not have access to all the apps in the Apple or Android app stores.

*Friction: The term “friction” in this case means that the publishers and media companies want to make the process of checking out e-formats from your public library more difficult because they think this will cut down on digital piracy.

*Digital Catalog: the Term “Digital Catalog” is fancy tech terminology that simply means the place you go to browse through the e-book titles, search for specific e-book titles and then check them out so you can read them!

*E-Videos: There are a few exceptions to the rule that e-videos can only be downloaded to a Windows PC but they are so few I’m not sure it is even worth mention them. OverDrive states on their Supported Devices page that if you own an MP3 player that supports DRM and WMA protected content (i.e. the anti-piracy software that publishers and media companies insist be built into e-books, e-audios and e-videos) than you can download e-videos to that device and take them with you. However, the list OverDrive has of portable devices that support DRM and WMA is very short and consists of several of the Creative Zen and Sony series of MP3 players…