Did You Know…

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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. OverDrive has resolved some of these problems with a newer release, but if you use this app and are still experiencing problems, please continue reading for another update.

From OverDrive:
On February 5, we released v3.5.1, which resolved problems with the app crashing (without the need to reinstall the app).

We are now aware of instances where users are unable to download previously downloaded eBooks. This is a result of the temporary fix to v3.5.0, and is occurring when users uninstalled and reinstalled the app and then signed in using a different method (for example, a library card instead of an OverDrive account) than they used when they originally installed the app. To resolve this issue, users should always sign into the app using the same method, especially if they download eBooks. Users can learn more about signing into the app in this help article.

We are monitoring the app reviews and support inquiries, and will continue to address these issues in forthcoming updates. In the meantime, thank you for your patience.

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.

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

For other locations you may click here.