Did You Know…

Watch a video – polish a skill on lynda.com. Choose from over 3,500 video courses on computer technology. Shelton library card holders can click on this link to create their account and get started. You can also see an introductory video at: How to use lynda.com.

Try these newly added courses:

InDesign Secrets – http://www.lynda.com/InDesign-tutorials/InDesign-Secrets/85324-2.html

Teacher Tech Tips – http://www.lynda.com/Educational-Technology-tutorials/Teacher-Tech-Tips/373783-2.html

Excel Tips – http://www.lynda.com/Excel-tutorials/Excel-Tips/363001-2.html

OverDrive App Update Problem

Recently there was an update of the OverDrive app for iOS (the operating system for iPhone, iPads, and iPod Touches) which has been problematic for many patrons.

The OverDrive support team is working on a solution to the problems. Unfortunately, they don’t have an estimated time for completion, but they will let us know when the problem is resolved and we will pass that information along to you. If you have trouble in the meantime, they recommend uninstalling and reinstalling the app from the App Store.

We have also heard that this update clears the patron’s history of OverDrive titles they have borrowed from the device. We have informed OverDrive about this as well. Because the history is only stored on the device, it cannot be retrieved after the update. OverDrive recommends saving the history before updating the app by going to Home Menu > History > Edit. Tap Select All, then Share. From there, the patron can email the list wherever they like.

Take Your Child to the Library Day

At the Plumb Memorial Library on Saturday, 2/6, beginning at 10:00 AM. This is a whole day of fun for the entire family to mark this international celebration of kids and libraries! Enjoy a mobile safari with Critter Caravan at 11:00 AM, then nibble your bag lunch and watch Transylvania 2 at noon. Meet a special guest – musician, author, and creator of Spaghetti Eddie, Ryan San Angelo at 2:30 PM. Drop in, no reservations required. (Snow date: 2/20)

Cards and Board Games

At the Huntington Branch Library on Wednesday, 1/27, 2/24, 3/23, and 4/27, at 11:00 AM.  This monthly program hopes to entice adults to get out of the house this winter for some fun. The Friends of the Shelton Libraries are providing an assortment of games, dessert and beverages; you just need to bring your sense of humor and a bag lunch. Then, consider staying for As I See It – watch a movie and weigh its merits over MORE dessert!

Oscar Forecasts with Joe Meyers

At the Plumb Memorial Library on Thursday, 2/18 at 6:30PM.  This is the 6th annual Oscar Forecast event with guest Joe Meyers, movie reviewer for the CT Post, brought to you by the Friends of the Shelton Libraries. Share refreshments and champion your favorite actors and films – perhaps you can pick the winners of the upcoming Academy Awards. This is a free drop-in program, no reservations needed, come and bring a friend.

Tax Information

Both libraries have some CT tax return forms. Both libraries may be getting some federal tax returns – call for updated information. To print your own IRS forms click here. To order forms to be mailed to you click here.
You may also call: 1-800-829-1040 or 1-800-829-3676.

VITA free income tax preparation services are available  (call 203-736-5420, X 206 for appointments):

TEAM, Inc. – 30 Elizabeth Street, Derby

Derby Neck Library – 307 Hawthorne Ave, Derby

Milford Senior Center – 9 Jepson Dr., Milford

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