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Mondegreens

I was just thinking of my son singing a song in the car, and he heard “on my lawn” when the actual lyrics were, “all night long”. Of course, now I can’t remember the song! Anyhoo, that made me think of mondegreens.

Overdrive update: Renewals, Checkout limit

Overdrive iconThere are a couple of pieces of big news for users of our Overdrive ebook services:

Discover Roger Corman, "King of the B-movie"!

October is the perfect time to dive into the oeuvre of Roger Corman!

Popularly known as the "King of the B-Movie", his influence on modern American cinema is almost incalculable. For every quickie "exploitation" film he made, he also delivered well-respected art films or "message" pictures. In 2009, he was honored with an Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Ghost Hunters Coming to Westlake Porter Public Library

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Greetings EDGE readers!

Here's the scoop on our October 30 program

We will be having ORBS (Ohio Researchers of Banded Spirits) here for a two hour program beginning at 6:30 pm.  These are REAL GHOST HUNTERS who have been featured on the Animal Planet series, "The Haunted" and the Biography channel series, "My Ghost Story" , and on the History channel.  They've investigated well over 300 cases of reported hauntings to date, including many that involve Ohio landmarks.

They'll be here sharing their findings and teaching us all how to conduct our own investigations.  Don't miss this major program; it's a great way to get in the Halloween spirit.

Registration is required.  Ask at any public service desk, call 440-250-5460, or click HERE to register on our events calendar.

It's a Mystery - 'Tis the Season

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I've just completed my orders for all the new holiday mysteries that are being published this season.  Some titles have already arrived, some will be here shortly, but all should be listed in our catalog for you to place on Hold.  Since the stores are already decorated and the Christmas countdown has begun, here are some books to get you in the spirit of the season.

The Sports Section - Zebras

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There are many ways to lose a sporting contest, but one of the worst has to be a bad call by the officials.  Is there any group in the wide world of sports that takes more abuse than these enforcers of the rules? 

Maybe you've commented on occasion that you could do the job better than the professional officials.  In case you want to follow through on that statement, here are some of the requirements and training necessary to become an official of a nationally recognized sport.

More ebook news: Penguin, Kindle

Overdrive iconIn the past couple of days we have seen some major changes in the content that we can get via Overdrive, our ebook and audiobook vendor. For quite a long time, we have been unable to offer ebooks by publishing house Penguin. As of yesterday, we now can acquire books from the Penguin catalog.

Just today came a second announcement, one that will be of particular interest to Kindle owners. For our existing Penguin books, Kindle owners could only download them via the USB cable. I will spare you the reasons why Penguin required this, but suffice to say, Overdrive and Penguin apparently have made up. So, in addition to the previous announcement, Overdrive has said that Penguin titles can be downloaded via wifi.

Ghost Hunters Save the Date

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Heads Up Edge readers!

Wednesday Evening, October 30, 2013

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

 

ORBS...Ohio Researchers of Banded Spirits.....(Ghost Hunters)!  will present Ohio Haunts.  Registration begins October 1, 2013.  I'm off to lunch but will have more on this later.....So, keep your eye on the Edge...

You won't want to miss this.

 

All a flutter

By now you’ve weathered the back to school chaos and have hopefully settled into new routines.  Days spent cooped up in the classroom hopefully will have your children scrambling to get outside when they get home.  This month’s post was inspired by 15 Minutes Outside: 365 ways to get out of the house and connect with your kids by Rebecca P.

Apple Owners: iOS7 eBook Trouble!

We received an announcement from our ebook/audiobook vendor Overdrive that their app is not compatible with iOS7, the new version of the operating system for Apple iPhones, iPads, etc:

"When an existing OverDrive Media Console (OMC) user upgrades to iOS 7, the app will fail when trying to open a DRM-protected eBook. "

Virtually all of our ebooks -- except for public-domain titles --  are "DRM-protected". If you have tried to update your app, here is the remedy for users:

"1) Re-authenticate the app with their existing or a new Adobe ID. Refer to the iOS section of this Help article for assistance. (Recommended)  

2) Uninstall and re-install OMC which will also require the user to re-authorize with Adobe. IMPORTANT NOTE: A re-install will clear a user's bookshelf, history, and app settings."

The company is working on the problem and we will let you know when it has been sorted out.