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iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch: Troubleshooting eBook Issues

Administrator : July 12, 2013 1:29 pm : Elkhart Public Library

iDevices-crSince the last OverDrive Media Console app update, Apple devices have been experiencing issues with titles not downloading and/or titles not showing in the Bookshelf.  OverDrive is working on fixes for these issues.  Until then, here are some suggestions for resolving the issues:

Titles not downloading or showing up in the Bookshelf:
Troubleshooting OverDrive’s mobile app on an iOS device (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch)

1. Make sure OverDrive’s mobile app is closed along with any other unnecessary apps.

  • Double-click the Home button to open your ‘recents list’.
  • Tap and hold the OverDrive icon until it begins to shake.
  • Tap the red circle on the icon to close the app.
  • Tap the red circle on any other unneeded apps.
  • Press the Home button to exit your ‘recents list’.
  • Open OverDrive’s mobile app and check the ‘Bookshelf’. If titles are missing, try downloading them again.
  • Continue to Step 2 if the app is still misbehaving.

2. Restart your device.

  • Hold down the Power button until the red ‘slide to power off’ slider appears.
  • Power your device off.
  • Hold down the Power button until your screen lights up.
  • Open OverDrive’s mobile app and check the ‘Bookshelf’. If titles are missing, try downloading them again.
  • Continue to Step 3 if the app is still misbehaving.

3.  Uninstall then reinstall OverDrive’s mobile app.

  • Tap and hold the OverDrive icon until it begins to shake.
  • Tap the ‘X‘ on the icon.
  • Tap Delete to remove the app.
  • Tap the Home button to return to your home screen.
  • Install OverDrive’s mobile app from the App Store and try downloading the titles again.
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Global Road Warrior

Administrator : July 3, 2013 5:10 pm : Elkhart Public Library

Global Road Warrior

Travelers!  Your Elkhart Public Library card is your passport to Global Road Warrior.  Whether you travel for business, for pleasure or from your armchair, this amazing database is loaded with valuable information.

To access Global Road Warrior:

  • Go to www.myepl.org/info247
  • Click on the + next to Reference (OR choose “All databases A-Z”) and select Global Road Warrior
  • Click on “access from home” and enter your EPL card number (no spaces).
  • Choose a country or region. We especially like the interactive map option.

Explore the list on the left side of the page.  Travelers may be especially interested in the Transportation and Travel Essentials headings.  Hover over a heading to see subheadings. Society & Culture has several items of interest to travelers, including Greetings and Courtesies.

What if you are at your destination and want to refer to Global Road Warrior? As long as you have Internet access and your Elkhart Public Library card, you can access our Online Resources from wherever you are!

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Take the Cake!

Administrator : July 3, 2013 3:09 pm : Elkhart Public Library

Parties, weddings, retirements—whatever the celebration, make it better with just the right cake.  Use the favorite flavor, appropriate ingredients, and a personal message to make the occasion special.   This group of titles highlights all types of cakes, from a basic Bundt to an elaborate wedding cake.   Delight your friends, family or coworkers with a homemade treat, even if it’s “just because”.

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ALL OCCASION CAKES

FABULOUS PARTY CAKES AND CUPCAKES: MATCHING CAKES AND CUPCAKES FOR EVERY OCCASION (641.86539 D278) by Carol Deacon.  Tuttle Pub., c2011.

MAKE, BAKE & CELEBRATE!: HOW TO CREATE BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED CAKES FOR EVERY OCCASION (641.8653 R569) by Annie Rigg.   Ryland Peters & Small, 2012.

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CAKE SIMPLE: RECIPES FOR BUNDT-STYLE CAKES FROM CLASSIC DARK CHOCOLATE TO LUSCIOUS LEMON-BASIL (641.8653 M4268) by Christie Matheson.   Chronicle Books, c2011.

HAVE YOUR CAKE AND VEGAN TOO: 50 DAZZLING AND DELICIOUS CAKE CREATIONS (641.8653 H729) by Kris Holechek. Ulysses Press, c2011.

UNITED CAKES OF AMERICA: RECIPES CELEBRATING EVERY STATE (641.8653 B881u) by Warren Brown.  Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2010.

VINTAGE CAKES: TIMELESS RECIPES FOR CUPCAKES, FLIPS, ROLLS, LAYER, ANGEL, BUNDT, CHIFFON, AND ICEBOX CAKES FOR TODAY’S SWEET TOOTH (641.8653 R523) by Julie Richardson.  Ten Speed Press, c2012.

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DECORATING CAKES

THE ART OF THE CAKE: THE ULTIMATE STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO BAKING AND DECORATING PERFECTION (641.8653 T949ar) by Mich Turner. Universe Pub., c2011.

CAKE DECORATING AT HOME: DISCOVER THE ART OF CAKE DECORATING FOR FUN! (641.86539 C596) by Zoe Clark.  David & Charles, 2010.

1000 IDEAS FOR DECORATING CUPCAKES, COOKIES & CAKES (641.86539 S159) by Sandra Salamony.  Quarry Books, c2010.

PROFESSIONAL CAKE DECORATING by Toba Garrett. (641.86539 G239p) 2nd ed.  Wiley, c2012.

 KIDS’ CAKES

KIDS’ CAKES FROM THE WHIMSICAL BAKEHOUSE AND OTHER TREATS FOR COLORFUL CELEBRATIONS (641.86539 H249) by Liv Hansen.  Clarkson Potter, c2010

180 PARTY CAKES AND COOKIES FOR KIDS: A MOUTHWATERING SELECTION OF EASY-TO-FOLLOW RECIPES FOR NOVELTY CAKES, COOKIES, BUNS AND MUFFINS FOR CHILDREN’S PARTIES. (641.815 O58)  Southwater, c2012.

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SPECIAL TECHNIQUES

CAKE COUTURE: MODERN SUGAR-CRAFT FOR THE STYLISH BAKER (641.86539 D154) by Annie Dam.  Firefly Books, 2011.

FONDANT MODELING FOR CAKE DECORATORS (641.86539 P411) by Helen Penman.   Firefly Books, 2011.

WEDDING CAKES

CHIC & UNIQUE WEDDING CAKES: 30 MODERN DESIGNS FOR ROMANTIC CELEBRATIONS  (641.8653 C596) by Clark, Zoe. David & Charles, 2012.

WEDDING CUPCAKES (641.8653 F246W) by Joanna Farrow. Hatchette Book Group, c2012

WRECKAGE

CAKE WRECKS: WHEN PROFESSIONAL CAKES GO HILARIOUSLY WRONG

 (641.8653 Y32) by Jen Yates.  Andrews McMeel Pub., c2009.

WRECK THE HALLS: CAKE WRECKS GETS “FESTIVE” (641.8653 Y32w) by Jen Yates.  Andrews McMeel Pub., c2011.

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Fool’s Gold Romance

Administrator : July 3, 2013 2:07 pm : Elkhart Public Library

Love in the Sierra Nevada

~Diana Gill

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The FOOL’S GOLD series by Susan Mallery is made up of contemporary romances set in the small California town of Fool’s Gold, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The town is known for its friendliness, festivals and shortage of men (at least initially). Once they hire a city planner to help with this, things start to change.

Charity Jones, the newly hired city planner, is the main female character in the first book, CHASING PERFECT. Her romantic interest is Josh Golden, a former world-class cyclist. As with most romances, getting to the happy ending is what it is all about! Other characters, who end up getting their own books, include various members of the Hendrix family including triplet sisters, Nevada, Montana and Dakota, Pia O’Brien (who has a unique situation involving frozen embryos), and various other characters including a librarian, veterinarian, a couple of doctors, entrepreneurs, DJ, a goat herder (nope, not kidding!) and many others.

As of July 2013, there are 11 books in the series. The first book, CHASING PERFECT, was published in May 2010 and Susan has been writing frantically ever since. She releases several FG books a year and an occasional series-related (ebook only) novella. The stories are generally light-hearted but some of the characters face some hard issues. The books are very family — and community-oriented and quite humorous. Elkhart Public Library has all of the numbered series and a few of the others. We also have three of the FOOL’S GOLD e-novellas, ONLY US, ALMOST SUMMER and SISTER OF THE BRIDE, in our downloadable digital collection. These, and another e-novella, HALFWAY, are also available through Amazon, B&N and the iBookstore. Susan has links on her website.

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In addition to FOOL’S GOLD, Susan has published the first two in her new BLACKBERRY ISLAND series. She also has several other series and a number of stand-alone novels.  For more information about Susan’s books, visit her website at www.susanmallery.com. She also has a website, foolsgoldca.susanmallery.com which is devoted to the characters and events of the series. Susan is on Facebook where she often posts about the characters, and occasionally asks for reader input on book content.

Related Links

EPL Fool’s Gold Book List

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Beach Reads from the Twitterverse

Administrator : July 3, 2013 1:25 pm : Elkhart Public Library

Recommendations from Twitter

 

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