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Big Library Read - Keys to the Kitchen by Aida Mollenkamp

Keys to the Kitchen coverOverDrive is offering unlimited access to an eBook version of Aida Mollenkamp's, Keys to the Kitchen, from now until March 5, 2014.  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."


Keys to the Kitchen is a cookbook by definition, but it’s much more than simply directions to get from page to plate. Food Network and Cooking Channel star Aida Mollenkamp provides helpful how-to information on everything from proper knife skills and finding the right ingredients to throwing a show- stopping cocktail party. It doesn’t just provide ideas on what to cook, but also walks the reader through how to cook.


In addition, Aida will also be doing a Facebook chat with readers on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 8 pm EST. Readers will have a chance to ask Aida about everything from her passion for discovering new flavors, her studies at the Cornell Hotel School and Le Cordon Bleu Paris and much more. Be sure to follow Aida’s adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and learn great kitchen tips and tricks from her weekly web series In the Pantry on Yahoo! Shine.

enki eBooks

Logo Image for Enki enki is a new eBook platform created by libraries in California with great content purchased directly from indie publishers rather than through a vendor reseller.  Try a new author you may never have heard of before, and find new favorites amongst these great independent titles from publishers who actively support libraries!



Here are some quick facts:

  • enki offers EPUB and PDF eBooks, no Kindle format and no audiobooks.
  • You will need an Adobe ID
  • Titles can be downloaded or read online
  • iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire users will need to install the Bluefire Reader app
  • Desktop users will need Adobe Digital Editions (ADE)
  • You can transfer to a Nook with ADE
  • You can checkout up to 5 and place up to 5 titles on hold
  • 14 day checkout

To learn more, this tutorial is excellent and has step by step download instructions for computers and devices. The Help pages are also excellent.

Posted by Margaret Yamasaki on Feb 4, 2014 | Comments: 0 |

Renew Titles in Overdrive

Image of Overdrive logoYay! You will now be able to renew titles in Overdrive. If there are no existing holds on a title, the Renew icon will be green.  In this case, you can then borrow the title again immediately once your first checkout expires.  If there are existing holds on a title, the Renew icon will be grayed out.  In this case, you can still use the renew feature to reserve a spot on the title's wait list so that you can borrow it again as soon as it's available.

Big Library Read - Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth by Jane O'Connor

Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth coverOverDrive is offering unlimited access to eBook and eAudio copies of Jane O'Connor's, Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth, from September 16-30, 2013.  It's available as an eBook in Adobe ePub, OverDrive READ and Kindle formats and as an eAudiobook in MP3 and WMA formats.


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."


Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth is the first in a series of delightful middle-grade mysteries. Sassy Fancy Nancy is now a detective. When one of her classmate's most special possessions disappears from school, it's up to Nancy to save the day. With the help of her friend Bree, she follows the clues to an unexpected source.


We also have a print copies of Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth, but you might have to wait in line for it! Many other Fancy Nancy books are also available.

eBook News: OverDrive App and OneClickDigital

OverDrive app on Android and Apple devicesOverDrive App


An update to the OverDrive Media Console app for downloading eBooks to Android and iOS devices was just released yesterday.  In addition to improvements to the interface and performance, here are some highlights of this release (v3.0):


  • Streamlined navigation and reorganized more accessible menus with expanded settings options.  No more getting bounced out of the app when you want to check out new eBook titles from OverDrive's site!
  • Sync bookmarks and reading progress across multiple devices using a free, opt-in registration service called OverDrive One.
  • Variable audiobook speed playback for iOS.
  • First-run tutorial screens. The app now prompts first-time users to add libraries and get books.
  • System Requirements: OMC v3.0 for Android users requires Android OS v4.0 (or newer). OMC for Android v2.6.5 will remain available for download. OMC for iOS requires iOS 6 (or newer).

Returning users may be prompted to install the new version of the app.




The OneClickDigital eAudiobook service will be unavailable this weekend from Saturday, August 24 at 3:00 AM until approximately Monday, August 26, 2013 at 5:00 AM while they are upgrading their system to offer eBooks.  When the system comes back up, a new collection of classic titles will be available for immediate checkout.  Look for a new eBook format icon alongside the familiar eAudio ones.  The eBooks are available in ePub formats and can be managed with Adobe Digital Editions.  These titles have unlimited access, so no holds or waiting lists!

eBook Workshop for Seniors - iPad (or iPhone) in the King Library

Do you know our library web site has many eBooks available for download? Come, bring your iPad (or iPhone) and learn the best techniques on how to access to these wonderful resources from Overdrive.  Pre-registration required. 


Prerequisites: email account, knowledge of computer use, keyboard, mouse, and internet

When: Saturday, July 20, 2013 - 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. 

For Whom: Seniors

Location: King Library
Room & Floor: Room 125

Call to register: 1-408-808-2331