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New Computers at Pineville Library

2014-new-pcs004_300wAfter over 8 years of durable service, the old Windows XP public computers in Pineville were retired this week, and replaced by brand new PC’s with Windows 7, and larger 21″ widescreen monitors. This means that all three branches of the McDonald County Library now have public PCs with the same OS, so there will be greater consistency for patrons when they travel between branches.

(Windows 7 Professional was chosen over the latest Windows 8 version partly for consistency, and partly because the Windows 8 interface is so radically different from everything else it has a steep learning curve for users unfamiliar with the new system.)

“Portions of the Summer Reading Program are funded by a grant awarded by the Missouri State Library. This project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.”

“These computer upgrades were funded in part by a grant awarded by the Missouri State Library. This project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.”

As always, we encourage library patrons to take advantage of our free Internet and public computers. Your old login information will continue to work exactly as before, and any print credit you have in your account remains accessible at all three of our libary’s branches. If you do not yet have a library card with us, free guest accounts are quick and easy to get from our circulation desk, and requires no personal information or forms to be filled out for adults. (Minors must have parental permission and supervision.)

These newer computers, along with the recent significant upgrade to our Internet access speeds, should help make your library computing experience a very positive one.

 

FREE eBook Sources

ebook-128x1281In addition to our Library’s OverDrive collection, you can also download an UNLIMITED amount of FREE eBooks from these sources:

Also, you can find many titles searching under Google Books. We recommend using their Advanced Book Search, and selecting the “Full View Only” option to limit your search to the complete (fulltext) books available.

FREE eBook and Audiobook downloads

Our Library is part of the Missouri consortium, and partnered with OverDrive to make thousands of eBooks and Audiobooks available for loan to cardholders of the McDonald County Library!

To find eBooks and Audiobooks available for download, search Missouri Libraries 2 Go.

If you’ve never downloaded from this site before, you may find it useful to take the Guided Tour and/or read the Quick Start Guide.

You will need to download some free software to read/listen to these downloads. It is highly recommended to either take the Guided Tour and/or read the Quick Start Guide FIRST, before you download titles. Help is available online if you need it… Give it a try!

Software downloads are available here for: OverDrive Media Console and Adobe Digital Editions

For product-specific information about your brand & model of eBook reader/tablet, try the OverDrive Device Resource Center.

Kindle users can watch this video to see step-by-step instructions on downloading Library eBooks.

Note: The Missouri Libraries 2 Go service is for our library patrons only. You will be prompted to enter your library card information when you begin your download.
There is a limit of five (5) eBooks/Audiobooks borrowed from the Missouri Libraries 2 Go site per patron.
However, ANYONE may download as many as they please of the thousands of additional free eBook titles from Project Gutenberg.

(The Project Gutenberg eBooks are for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy them, give them away or re-use them under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with these eBooks or online at www.gutenberg.org.)

When prompted for your library card number, enter your number EX-cluding all the leading zeroes.
For example: If the number on your library card (located underneath the barcode)  is 00091234, then enter 91234 when prompted.
If your library card number is 00123456, then enter 123456 when prompted.

Also see this list of more FREE eBook sources!

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Jesse James Brings Hollywood to the Ozarks

In 1938, the Hollywood movie “Jesse James” was filmed in the Missouri Ozarks. The movie, produced by Twentieth Century Fox and starring Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda, and Nancy Kelly, was primarily filmed in McDonald County, and many of its citizens took part in the movie as extras. The film, which was a box office success, was Missouri’s first major contribution to Hollywood filmmaking history. And every August the city of Pineville continues to commemorate its role in the film with its annual “Jesse James Days” celebration.

You can view the Jesse James Movie collection, or browse the entire Missouri Digital Heritage website.

The Jesse James Movie collection includes photographs and memorabilia from the 1938 shooting of the film. These items document the arrival of Hollywood stars and production teams, the filming of the movie in Pineville and elsewhere in McDonald County, and involvement of locals. Included are on- and off-set candid shots of the movie stars.

The Missouri Digital Heritage site (formally “Virtually Missouri”) has more than 6.8 million records, including the collections of the Missouri State Archives, the Missouri State Library and more than 50 institutions from across the state. There’s a wealth of fascinating photographs, maps, state records and other historical documents. We are very pleased to be a part of this excellent resource!

“What’s Next?” Books in Series database

Ever started into some interesting fiction and then realized: “Hey, this is a sequel to previous books! I think I might want to read the others first?”

Or, after you finished the first book of a series, you were excited to find and start reading the next in the series, but didn’t know which book came next?

Many times, somewhere inside or on the book’s jacket they’ll list the other titles in the series. But what if it is the first book of a series and doesn’t list the title of the next book, or you can’t find the series list in or on the book? It can sometimes be troublesome, but here’s the easy solution:

The What’s Next™: Books in Series database helps you search series fiction. (They define series as: “two or more books linked by character(s), settings, or other common traits.”) e.g. Sue Grafton’s “A is for Alibi”, “B is for…” etc. or the “Star Wars” series

Once you find the prequel or sequel book(s) you might then search our Library’s Online Catalog to see if we have them, and if they are available to checkout.

…And, if we don’t have them, remember you can also request an Inter-Library Loan.