eMedia Blog

Our Read Me Vegas blog is now becoming an eMedia blog.  Get all the latest news about our eMedia collection including new additions, software upgrades and reading/listening/viewing suggestions.

At the beginning of each month we post the new titles being added during the month.  They appear here several weeks before being added to the Library Catalog.  So you want be the first on the waiting list for popular new titles, this is the place you will learn about them first!

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Planning a Wedding?

It’s wedding season – and with it comes appointments, planning, and busy brides-to-be! Can’t make it to the library to check out the latest wedding planning book or inspiration books to get that perfect centerpiece? Check out your library’s virtual branch and you will find a helpful selection of wedding titles you can download from home. Above are a couple titles that I have found helpful for planning my daughter’s fall wedding. Just click on the cover above to checkout the book.

Are you planning a wedding? What are some of your favorite wedding or party guides?

Soccer Explains the World

by Lindsey Levinsohn

Forgive me for having a different mind set about soccer… I’m sorry, football as it is called in most of the world. To me, football consists of helmeted guys throwing around a pig skin and trying to score a touchdown, but to the rest of the world it is kicking a black and white ball into a net. It seems that everyone in the world, with the exception of the United States, is mad about football. It has become more than a pastime, but rather a way of life.

No matter what is taking place on the political, social, or economical fronts, every four years differences are set aside and the world comes together to compete in the FIFA World Cup.

This year the tournament will take place from June 11 to July 11 and for the first time will be hosted by an African nation. South Africa has taken on the job of hosting this premier sporting event in which 32 teams from around the world will participate and several million fans are expected to show up. Whether you are going to the event or watching it from the comfort of your own home, here are few eBooks and audiobooks about the world’s favorite activity.

While I will probably never make it to an actual World Cup event, I would like to imagine that it is comparable to the Quidditch World cup just without broomsticks and bludgers. If only I could root for Hogwarts in this World Cup.

New Titles added to eMedia Collection

The following new eAudio titles have been added to our eMedia collection from OverDrive.

The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had by Kristin Levine

Brava, Valentine: A Novel by Adriana Trigiani

Exclusive by Sandra Brown

Live Free or Die: Troy Rising Series, Book 1 by John Ringo

Worst Case: Michael Bennett Series, Book 3 by James Patterson

The Immortal Hunter: The Argeneau Family Series, Book 11 by Lynsay Sands (also available in ebook format)

OverDrive Media Console Updates – Android v1.0 & Windows v3.2.0.4

Have you typed “OverDrive” into Android™ Market search today? Notice anything new?

Friday morning, OverDrive went live with OverDrive® Media Console™ for Android v1.0, making the audiobook app for Android available in the Android Market for the first time. Now you can wirelessly download MP3 audiobooks from our library’s eBooks to Go mobile optimized download website directly to your Android device. OverDrive’s audiobook app for Android has the same superior listening features as the desktop version OverDrive Media Console, including resume from furthest played point and custom bookmarking.

OverDrive Media Console for Windows® v3.2.0.4 is also out now. With this version, the Transfer Wizard now provides full support for transfer to Android devices. The latest version of OverDrive Media Console for Windows also displays a title’s description through the “Properties” screen and higher-quality cover images (if available).