Posted by Charlotte Wood on Tue, 01/31/2012 - 3:48pm
To highlight text from the current position of the cursor to the end of the line hold down the Shift key and the End key; to highlight text from the current position of the cursor to the beginning of the line hold down the Shift key and the Home key.
Posted by Curtis Wyant on Wed, 01/25/2012 - 10:44am
Here are a few tips for using Overdrive Media Console and e-audiobooks from the library:
After checking out an e-audiobook, click Download and Save the file (do not click “open”). Then, open Overdrive Media Console, click “File” then “Open”, and find and open the file you just downloaded. You will then be prompted to download the full audiobook.
If you see an error message stating “Windows Media Player requires a security upgrade”, open Overdrive Media Console and click “Tools” then “Windows Media Player Security Upgrade”. If this link does not work, go to http://drmlicense.one.microsoft.com/Indivsite and click “Upgrade”.
Posted by Charlotte Wood on Wed, 12/14/2011 - 11:29am
If you are interested in finding specific words on a web page, simply go up to “Edit” on the menu bar and select “Find” from the dropdown.A “Find” box will pop up (it may be at the bottom of the screen). Type in the word you are looking for and it should take you to the exact spot on the page where the word appears.
Posted by Curtis Wyant on Wed, 12/07/2011 - 11:21am
If you are considering purchasing an e-reader this holiday season, here are a few things to consider:
Basic e-readers The Amazon Kindle and B&N Nook Simple Touch are simple devices for reading e-books. A basic e-reader is light, compact, and affordable, and has a black and white screen with a long battery life. Sony has a variety of Sony Readers that are comparable to the Kindle and Nook Simple Touch.
Tablets If you want to surf the web, watch videos, and listen to music in addition to reading e-books, consider a tablet such as the Amazon Kindle Fire, B&N Color Nook, B&N Nook Tablet, or Apple iPad. Tablets feature full-color LCD screens but have considerably shorter battery life than basic e-readers.
Purchasing content Generally, content must be purchased from the manufacturer of the device. Kindle e-books must be bought from Amazon, Nook e-books must be bought from Barnes & Noble, and so on. Check the selection of e-books and apps from different manufacturers before making a purchase.
Wireless Most e-readers have wi-fi capability which allows you to purchase and download books directly from your device. Some devices also have 3G access which extends wireless internet access to anywhere you can get a cell phone signal (note that 3G service often requires an additional monthly fee). Once you load books onto your device, you do not need wireless access to read books.
Library compatability All of the above-mentioned e-readers are compatable with library Overdrive e-books. A full list of compatable devices is here.
We can help! Stop by the library, email us, or give us a call at (978) 658-2967 if you have additional questions about e-readers, e-books, and library downloads.
Posted by Curtis Wyant on Thu, 12/01/2011 - 4:31pm
When you log into your account after December 5th, you will be asked to change your password (PIN). Please select a password that is at least seven (7) characters long and contains both letters and numbers. If you forget your new password, you can reset it online, in-person at the library, or by calling the library at (978) 658-2967.
Why Do I Have To Change My Password? Information on what materials you have checked out, on hold, etc. is private data protected by MA state law. Additional features that require us to retain more information about your use of library materials are coming, and a more secure password is necessary.
Posted by Curtis Wyant on Wed, 11/16/2011 - 10:54am
You can now receive library updates in your RSS reader. Available feeds include upcoming events (next 14 days), Tech Tips, Kids & Teens, and more. If you aren't already using an RSS reader, check out Google Reader or Bloglines. Visit our RSS Feeds page to get started.
Posted by Charlotte Wood on Sat, 11/05/2011 - 10:28am
An easy way to copy and paste text is to highlight the text you want to copy (you “highlight” the text by holding down the left side of the mouse with your index finger and drag the mouse over the text you wish to copy). Once the text is highlighted, hold the CTRL key down and press the letter “C” on your keyboard. Left click where you want to paste the text. Hold down the CTRL key and press the letter “V” on your keyboard to paste the text.
Give it a try by copying an pasting this text into a Word document.