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Library Corner

April 11, 2013

Welcome to the Download Zone


For those of you who like to listen to books, we also offer audiobooks for download. These can also be played through software on your computer or from an app on your device. The software and the app have the same name – OverDrive Media Console.

At the library, we have many brochures available to help you get started. The Download Zone also has help guides. If you need personal instruction, Sarah Livingston is available to help you with one-on-one instruction. Look for our e-book and audiobook classes to be announced next week.

Isn’t is amazing how quickly technology is changing? Do you think someday we’ll have chips implanted in our brains that will be able to automatically download books for us to enjoy without need of any device? It’s possible in many science fiction books, and so many older works of science fiction are now part of our daily living.


“The Complete Guide to Plumbing” will help you when the toilet runs, the sink leaks, drains clog and more. Almost any plumbing problem can be tackled using this book. Detailed instructions and hints are included with diagrams and photos to make things clear.


Take a few days to visit Niagara Falls or Toronto with the help of “Fodor’s Toronto.” Attractions, accommodations, top restaurants and more will help you quickly fill in your itinerary.


Erica Brown talks about the meaning of life and death in “Happier Endings.” She has suggestions on how to live life to its fullest all the while understanding that we will not live forever. Erica also talks about making important end of life decisions for ourselves and loved ones along with many other topics that have impact on our lives and those of others. Stories from many different people are included.

Library Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday.

Marie Bruni is director of Huntington Memorial Library in Oneonta. Her column appears in the community section of The Daily Star every Thursday. Her columns can be found online at

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