Are you an eBook reader? If you read your eBooks on an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch there is an important update coming for the OverDrive app you should know about.
We just got an email from OverDrive informing us about an issue you will run into when you update their app. You will need to reauthorize the app with your Adobe ID. According to the email:
Due to a change in Apple’s privacy policies, we’ve had to make changes to the way we handle licensing of EPUB eBooks and MP3 audiobooks. As a result, the OMC for iOS v2.6.5 update will de-authorize every users’ Adobe ID and prompt them to authorize again. Audiobook users will be unaffected unless attempting to download parts from a book that was only partially downloaded prior to the v2.6.5 update.
Resetting an Adobe ID password
If you set up your app a while ago you may have forgotten your password. To check your password visit this site and try to log in with your email address and password. If you were able to log in great! If not you can reset your password.
- Select the Trouble signing in? link below the Sign in button.
- Enter the email address for your Adobe ID on the next screen and select the Reset password button.
- Adobe will send you an email with instructions on how to reset your password.
How to find the email address for your Adobe ID
Can’t remember what email address you used for your Adobe ID? The steps below will help you find it.
- Open the app.
- Select Get Books in the upper right corner of the screen.
- Select the Settings icon at the bottom of the screen.
- The email address associated with your Adobe ID will be at the top of the screen.
We’ve made a short video showing the steps listed above.
What to expect after the update is installed
After you install the update, the first time you open the app you should see the screen below:
Selecting Sign In will show the Adobe Authorization screen.
The Adobe ID you were using before the update should show up in the top box. Enter your password in the Password box and select Authorize. You should be all set up!
If you need extra assistance feel free to visit any of our libraries.
Later this month we will begin checking out Kill-A-Watt energy meter kits to help you monitor your energy usage. These meters can help you get a better idea of how much energy appliances like refrigerators, televisions and anything else you can plug in are using. The kits will be available in our catalog so you can place one on hold and check it out at your favorite Henrico Library. Each kit will have instructions on how to use the meter and what the information means.
To kick off this new program, the Henrico County Energy Manager will be discussing how to review your Dominion Virginia Power bill, basic electricity concepts and the benefits of the Kill-A-Watt meters.
Thursday, May 23 7pm – 8pm @ Tuckahoe
Saturday, June 1 2pm – 3pm @ Dumbarton
Curious about how the meters work? Take a look at the video below.
Ornamental gourds come in a vast array of sizes, shapes, textures and colors. They are wonderful just dried and added to your home decor or can be cut and turned into birdhouses and vases, displaying unique natural beauty.
Join the very talented Lu Cavallaro as she explains the process of growing and drying gourds. Lu will also demonstrate some beautiful arrangements to inspire you to get creative.
When: May 18th
Where: Tuckahoe Library
Time: 2pm – 3:30pm
Registration required. Reserve your spot now!
(Post by Dena @ Tuckahoe)
As always all 72 entries were fantastic and creative, I am so glad I didn’t have to pick the winners myself! After calculating the 211 online votes, your winners are….
Thank you to all the participants and voters!!
(post by Niki @ Twin Hickory)
The Hilliard Park Garden Club will present a Small Standard Flower Show entitled Flowers Are Like An Open Book beginning at 1:00 pm on Thursday, April 25 through 6:00 pm on Saturday, April 27.
The show will include 19 floral arrangements throughout the library designed to look like different book titles in categories like:
In the large meeting room, there will be tables of individual horticulture specimens of many of the plants and shrubs grown in the area. All floral designs and horticulture specimens will be judged by nationally accredited Flower Show Judges. Award ribbons for first, second, third and fourth place in each of the categories will be awarded.
Come enjoy both books and flowers at the North Park Library April 25-27!
(Post by Louise @ North Park)
Hester Abbott holds signed photos of her cousin, Florence Easton.
by Phil Ford
The All Henrico Reads 2013 book The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani has brought the idea of family history closer to home for a lot of readers. For book club member Hester Abbott, reading about the era of Caruso and the Met reminded her of a famous cousin.
A portion of the novel is set in early twentieth century New York City, during the heyday of the Metropolitan Opera and one of its first superstars, Enrico Caruso. Before there was Elvis, there was Caruso—one of the first globally known singers, due to not only his immense talent as a tenor, but the new affordable media of 78 rpm record albums. He made approximately 290 commercially released recordings from 1902 to 1920. Part of Trigiani’s inspiration involved listening to her grandmother’s Caruso record collection, inspiring the epic family story of love and loss.
“As I read the book, there was so much about Caruso,” said Abbot. “Then I got to the part when they were working at the Metropolitan Opera Company and making spaghetti for Caruso. I got to thinking, well, my cousin was there at that time, and she could have been eating spaghetti with them and partying with them.” Continue reading