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OverDrive is offering unlimited access to an eBook version of Michael Malone's, The Four Corners of the Sky, from now until June 1, 2013. It's available in the following eBook formats: Adobe ePub, Adobe PDF, Overdrive READ, and Kindle.
OverDrive's Big Library Read program spotlights one title for a set time period for library patrons around the world to read simultaneously, creating a global "library book club."
The Four Corners of the Sky is master storyteller Michael Malone's new novel of love, secrets, and the mysterious bonds of families. In small towns between the North Carolina Piedmont and the coast, dangerous clouds can boil out of all four corners of the sky. 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 sweeps you off on a journey of unforgettable characters, hilarious encounters, and haunting secrets. 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?
This eBook edition contains a special introduction by Michael Malone specifically for the Big Library Read program.
Is your computer driving you crazy? Are you mystified by all the menus in Microsoft Word? Do you want to set up an email account but don’t know where to begin? Do you wish you could start connecting with family and friends using Facebook?
Computers can be frustrating for many of us. Fortunately, help is available at your library. Let our knowledgeable, patient Seven Trees Library volunteers help you solve your computer problems. Here at the Seven Trees Library we have two volunteer Tech Mentors and one volunteer eBooks Coach. A Tech Mentor is available to assist you every Wednesday evening from 5:00-6:00PM and Saturdays from 11:00AM-1:00PM. Our eBooks Coach is available every Saturday from 12:00-2:00PM. No appointment is necessary. Come to the Seven Trees Library and get the one-on-one help you need!
He didn't talk to a Seven Trees Tech Mentor . . .
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The Open Library lending program online offers the ability to access a book in a pinch. With the simple touch of a computer or electronic device you can download and be reading in just minutes. A variety of subjects are available including reading for all ages, there are many options, even children's books with pictures. Over 200,000 ebooks are available for lending, and did I mention this is a FREE service. The State of California is now participating in the e-book lending program and it is successfully growing through a large group of volunteers.
Are your kids always telling you last minute that they have a project on a Mission and when you get to the library all the books are checked out? Worry no more! The Missions of California Books are available in digital format online at sjpl.org. Go to our catalog and do a keyword search for "missions of california." Then click the link on the mission your child has to do report for then type "missions" for username and password and you're set. All the same information online ready for you at anytime.
The most common question with OverDrive involves the "unresolved issues" message you see when trying to download titles. This usually means that your library card has expired. Library cards expire every four years to make sure we have your latest contact information. All you need to do is to visit any branch and present a valid picture ID to renew your library card and you should be all set to download.
Please note these two important improvements to our eBook collections!
First, Axis 360 titles are now available in either the Blio or ePUB/PDF format – before, it was just the BLio format. The ePUB/PDF format works on Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo and other devices! You will need to use Adobe Digital Editions to get eBooks in the ePUB/PDF format. Kindle Fire does not support ePubs/PDFs – but you can still use Blio on your Kindle Fire.
Second, there is now an OverDrive app for the Nook! If you have a NOOK HD, NOOK HD+, NOOK Tablet or NOOK Color, you can borrow eBooks and audiobooks wirelessly using the OverDrive app. The app is free, but you will need a valid NOOK account to download the app.