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!

Linda

DigLit SSCL logo

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:

http://stls.lib.overdrive.com/6DAE98A7-6107-4E5B-B04C-6362DEEDCC7C/10/50/en/Default.htm

New Streaming Videos Added To The STLS Digital Catalog!

Hi everyone, today there are new streaming video titles available in the STLS Digital Catalog. You can check them out and stream them to your smartphone or tablet by simply installing the OverDrive Media Console app. And of course, you can check out free e-books and audio books too! I’ll be posting a separate list of new e-books and audio books that have been added to the STLS Digital Catalog today too shortly.

Have a great day!

And please pass the word on about the availability of the free streaming videos anyone can watch for free courtesy of our library and other libraries within the Southern Tier Library System.

Linda R.

Streaming Videos:

Title:                                                                        Creator/Director/Star:

95 Miles to Go(Documentary)                                T. Caltabiano  & Ray Romano

Accidental Hero: Room 408                                     Steve Rosen,

Adopted                                                                       Pauly Shore

Anansi and the Talking Melon                                  Eric A. Kimmell, Janet Stevens,

Changing Seasons: The Earth                                  Encyclopaedia Britannica

The Company Men                                                     Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones

The Education of Charlie Banks                                Jesse Eisenberg & Jason Ritter

Flight For Survival                                                      Martin Cray

Found Memories (Film Movement)                          Julia Murat, Lisa Fávero

If Only I Were…                                                            Carl Sommer, Kennon James

The Iron Lady                                                                Meryl Streep

Jack Goes Boating                                                          Philip Seymour Hoffman

Killing Them Softly                                                         Brad Pitt

The King’s Speech                                                           Colin Firth, H. B. Carter, G.Rush

Library                                                                              Sarah Stewart, David Small,

Little Fish                                                                         Cate Blanchett, Sam Neill, Hugo Weaving

Long Life, Happiness & Prosperity (Film Movement)  Sandra Oh, Ric Young,

Looking for Fidel                                                                 Oliver Stone, Fidel Castro

The Republic of Love (Film Movement)                          Bruce Greenwood, Emilia Fox, Deepa Mehta

A River of Waste (Documentary)                                      Don McCorkell

Sarah’s Key                                                                           Kristin Scott Thomas

Twilight Children (Documentary)                                     Marie Vidal-Michel

The Violin (Film Movement)                                             Don Ángel Tavira, Dagoberto

Yosemite: Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Devils Postpile

Sorry about the spacing above — here’s a link to a PDF version of the same list which has the proper, non-Word Press changed, spacing:

Newly Added Streaming Videos March 25, 2014

And the link below brings up our streaming video poster should anyone wish to print it off and/or share it!

OverDrive Streaming Video Poster

Have a great day!

Linda R.

Streaming Videos Come To The STLS Digital Catalog!!

Hi everyone, if you’ve already checked out the Southeast Steuben County Library’s Facebook page — then excuse the duplication!

We’ve got very exciting news on the streaming video front today! Because as of today you can stream videos from the STLS Digital Catalog or through the OverDrive app for your smartphone or tablet — you don’t have to download them to a PC!

You can simply open the OverDrive app, which is available in your app store and the full name of which is OverDrive Media Console and then tap on any of the categories under the Streaming Video title or tap on “View More” which will allow you to browse all the streaming videos available — so all you need is an Internet connection –and you can watch movies, TV shows and documentaries on your tablet or smartphone very cool!

More videos will be added to the Digital Catalog streaming video library in the near future — in the meantime — enjoy!

Have a great day!
Linda R.

http://stls.lib.overdrive.com/00941FE9-8429-406A-9149-5C29B3246CF2/10/50/en/Subjects05.htm

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:

http://stls.lib.overdrive.com/FE5904CF-8A91-4688-A592-7A046C7988D3/10/536/en/Default.htm

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!

 

Online Library Fitness Videos & Logitech’s New Harmony Universal Remote Is Truly Universal

Online Library Fitness Videos: If you’re ready to workout you should check out the fitness videos in the STLS Digital Catalog! You can download them to your PC and spice up your workout with some new routines!

The library owns the following E-Fitness videos:

A.M. Yoga for Your Week by Rodney Yee

Budokon For Beginners by Cameron Shayne

Dance: Core Cross Train by Patricia Moreno

Easy Home Message: A Step by Step Video Guide

Easy Yoga

Foot Reflexology

Guided Relaxation For Sleep hosted by Dr. James Rouse

Guided Relaxation For Stress hosted by Dr. James Rouse

Healing Yoga by Rodney Yee

All these videos may be checked out via the STLS Digital Catalog for details click on the catalog link:

http://stls.lib.overdrive.com/EF139C11-E181-4009-B6CA-079BACA7E9F2/10/50/en/Default.htm

Logitech’s New Harmony Universal Remote Is Truly Universal: Logitech has come out with a new smart remote, well actually two new smart remotes one The Harmony Universal features a 2.4” touchscreen and the other the Harmony Smart Control. Both remotes allow you to control up to 15 devices including the Xbox, PS3 & Wii game condoles and lamps with a certain type of Phillips light bulbs and offer cell phone integration (translation you can do more with the remotes if you have a smart phone that takes apps). These remotes bring new meaning to the word “universal” allowing you to do much more with them than your typical universal remote  — and they are cool but they are also rather pricey! The Harmony Ultimate (the one with the touch screen) costs $349 and the Harmony Smart Control (the one without the touch screen) costs $129. Hopefully we’ll see a cheaper truly universal remote sometime soon! In the meantime here’s a link to a PC article, titled Logitech’s New Harmony Universal Remotes Link Up to Your Smartphone, on the new and cool high tech Logitech Universal Remotes:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2417819,00.asp

Have a great day!

Linda R.

References

Milot, Stephanie. (2013, April 16). Logitech’s New Harmony Universal Remotes Link Up to Your Smartphone. PC Mag. Online. 

What On Earth Is The STLS Digital Catalog Anyway? & Why Is It Exciting? Part II of II!

Getting back to our topic of Wednesday – the answer to the question: “What on Earth is the STLS Digital Catalog anyway?” I’m going to pick up the topic and discuss the e-video and e-music titles you can access through the Digital Catalog. And I’ll start rolling simply by repeating that two of the items patrons can access through the STLS Digital Catalog are videos and music. Both formats can be downloaded and played on a PC and on a number of portable devices.

Regarding On Demand Library E-Videos Consider These Scenarios: It is snow day, or a holiday vacation week, and your four kids and their two friends are off from school and hanging around the house with all the time in the world and nothing to do – or at least that is what they say! The weather outside is, as the expression goes frightful, and they’ve done all the sledding they care to do for the day, played all the games they have on hand and they aren’t interested in watching any DVDs in the house but it is two o’clock in the afternoon and a thus a long, long time before dinner time.

So what do you do? You might suggest they download a new, and free, library e-book from the Digital Catalog to their e-readers or if that doesn’t quite fill the bill for everyone – you might suggest they watch one of the e-videos they can download through the catalog. They can even download different videos to different PCs so they don’t all have to watch the same thing!

Now you might suggest that the two guitar fans in the bunch pick up that old acoustic guitar you have on hand check out the Absolute Beginners: Guitar video – they can play and replay all the step-by-step guitar tricks relayed in the video and have a good time while they’re learning more about how to play that poor neglected guitar.

Or you might suggest your young science buff check out the Astronomy I & II titles, The Amazing Human Body video or the Animals and Insects videos – those videos should hold her attention for a couple of hours.

And your littlest guy at 5 might really like the Big Wheels Rollin’ video which features monster trucks, the video All About Airplanes  or the Busytown video The Biggest Storm Ever which would go along well with the frightful weather!

And your history fan might like the documentary 14 Women – which chronicles the lives of 14 U.S. Senators or the Ancient Civilizations video which tells the story of Ancient Athens and Ancient Greece.

And after you eventually put the kids to bed that night you might want to check out one of the Yoga or fitness videos for relaxation and refreshment! Hmm, perhaps I should check out Super Fat Burning video again…

Regarding On Demand Library E-Music Consider These Scenarios: You’re on a business trip. It has been a very long day and you still have quite a bit of work to do. So you picked up Chinese on your way back to the hotel and as you fire up your laptop you realize that your smartphone battery is dead so you have no tunes to listen to while you’re working.

So what do you do? You could forgo the music but that is no fun! Instead, you might go to the STLS Digital Catalog and download one of the music titles in the catalog to your laptop to sooth you while work! Cocktail Jazz by the Network Music Ensemble is a good one or perhaps After You’ve Gone by Lenny Soloman or American Road by the Tierney Sutton Band – which every title you pick – you’ll be listening to soothing jazz in seconds and you won’t have to pay a dime to do so!

You’ve got your 3-year-old granddaughter with you for the weekend. And she’s a bit bored with her toys and you’re trying to get her interested in the easy reader books you have on hand but she has heard all those stories before…

So what do you do? You might go to the STLS Digital Catalog and check out, and download to your PC, 120 Sing Along Songs for kids or 50 Nursery Rhyme Songs – both are cool kids music albums that you could both enjoy while testing out your singing abilities!

It is a crisp fall evening and you’re hosting a barbeque at your cottage at the lake. You’re serving the excellent barbequed food, wine and other delicious items cafeteria style and every one is going to congregate near a huge bon fire when one of your guests requests you play some blues to go along with the food and good company. And you’ve got music on hand – party CDs, classic rock and a few classical favorites but the blues CDs you own – those you left at home.

So what do you do? You could forgo the blues music but that wouldn’t be any fun! Instead, you might go to the STLS Digital Catalog and download that Charlie Musselwhite album Ace of Harps or the one by Saffire – you know the Uppity Blues Woman – it is called Ain’t Gonna Hush or you could check out All The Way Crazy by Little Charlie & the Nightcats as if ever there was a blues party album, well that one certainly qualifies! Then you can pipe the music from your computer though your sound system and your patio speakers and  wa lah! Blues on tap for all the blues fans at your party!

It is Sunday morning and you’re hosting a family breakfast when your aunt asks you if you have any classical music you might play while the family is eating. Now not being a classical music fan you don’t have any classical music CDs.

So what do you do? Well, you could get our your iPad and buy some classical music from iTunes or you might go to the STLS Digital Catalog and check out the album Abide With Me And Other Favourite Hymns – that album is free and your aunt loves hymns so you’d be all set.

And in closing on the subject of the STLS Digital Catalog, for the moment anyway!  I hope I’ve managed to insert some humor into my examples!

My main point of course is that: library patrons CAN DOWNLOAD FREE E-BOOKS, VIDEOS, MUSIC AND AUDIOBOOKS from the STLS Digital Catalog. And if I can show my vintage for a moment – I think that is way cool!

Have a great day!

Linda R.