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Overdrive App now Available for Nooks!

Borrowing eBooks from the library just got a whole lot easier for users of the NOOK HD, NOOK HD+, NOOK Tablet™ and NOOK Color™. Last week, Barnes & Noble added the OverDrive Media Console app to the NOOK Apps™ storefront. This NOOK app enables users to wirelessly borrow eBooks audiobooks from the library.

 

All NOOK devices, including NOOK 1st Edition, NOOK Simple Touch and NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight, have always enabled users to read eBooks borrowed from libraries and schoNook colorols, but the process required sideloading the files from a computer using Adobe Digital Editions and a USB cable. Now users of NOOK HD, NOOK HD+, NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color can borrow eBooks wirelessly using the OverDrive app.

 

Users can visit the NOOK Apps storefront to install the free OverDrive Media Console (OMC) app. The app enables users to locate their library, browse or search their eBook collection and, after entering a valid library card number,  check out and download the title for a lending period of one to three weeks.  At the end of the lending period, the title simply expires.

 

 Using the Overdrive app

P.L.A.C.E. Multicultural Children's Festival

P.L.A.C.E. Multicultural Children's Festival

Come to the P.L.A.C.E. 6th Annual Multicultural Children's Festival on Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 10am-4pm at Town Center Park, 2761 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, CT.

This year's festival will feature --

Art Activities for All Ages
Multicultural Kids Fashion Show
Local Crafts, Vendors & Artists
Moon Bounces & Slide
Face Painting
The Fryborg Food Truck
Cupcakes from Around the World
Raffles from Caseus, Elm City Market, Ritzy Rings & More
Free Books from New Haven Reads
The Hamden Fire Truck

...and performances include

Yale Jashan Bhangra
Yale Konjo! African Dance Troupe
Lady Dragon Steppers
Ken Coulson Funk Ukele
Sirius Coyote, Magical Sounds & Music of the Americas
Bhoga Yoga featuring Music by Piyush
UC ThundeRaas, Traditional Dance from Gujarat, India
Cheezi Tang Soo Do, Korean Martial Arts Demonstration

 
P.L.A.C.E.  is a non-profit organization that provides multicultural after-school and Saturday art programs, vocational services for persons with disability, film and media workshops for middle school aged kids, media internship programs and free community programs.
 

Summer Reading Raffle Winner!

Summer Reading Raffle Winner

Matthew Fleishman, age 6, incoming 1st grader at Spring Glen School shows off his prizes from the Hamden Public Library Summer Reading Program Raffle held recently. Nearly 400 children participated in the Summer Reading Program “Dream Big – Read” at Miller Memorial Central Library, Brundage Community Branch Library and Whitneyville Branch Library during June, July and August. 

 

Go Direct - Electronic Federal Benefit Payments

Are you getting Social Security, VA or other federal benefits by paper check? You are required by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to switch to electronic payments by March 1, 2013. You can choose to get your payments by direct deposit to a bank or credit union account or to a Direct Express® Debit MasterCard® card account.

If you do not choose an electronic payment option by March 1, 2013, you will receive your payments via the Direct Express® card so you will not experience any interruption in payment.

It’s fast, easy and free to make the switch online at www.GoDirect.org or by calling the U.S. Treasury Electronic Solution Center at (800) 333-1795. For direct deposit, you can also sign up at their bank or credit union. 

 

Stuffed Animal Sleepover 2012

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

On Monday, July 23rd, the library hosted its first stuffed animal sleepover.  Children brought their favorite stuffed animal and  left them to have their own sleepover at the library. When they came to pick up their animals the next day, the children were able to take home pictures of what their critters had been up to in the night!

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