Maybe you’ve already seen the movie 12 Years a Slave, which is getting rave reviews and is currently playing at the Grand. Whether you have seen it or not, it is time to read the book by Samuel Northrup:
The true life story of Samuel Northrup, a free colored man, who was tricked and kidnapped in Washington in 1841, sold into slavery, and then spent twelve years in bondage before being claimed by state authority from a Louisiana cotton plantation.
An OverDrive update regarding the reported security breach of Adobe data
Posted: 27 Nov 2013 09:52 AM PST
Note: OverDrive powers our Library’s Beyond Library Walls Digital Collection
As widely reported, Adobe confirmed that they suffered a security breach of customer data on their servers. The company posted information at their blog here: http://blogs.adobe.com/conversations/2013/10/important-customer-security-announcement.html
Adobe has confirmed that OverDrive school and library users with activated Adobe eBook accounts may have been affected. Here is information that they have provided.
- Adobe is in the process of resetting passwords and notifying affected users. Affected users will receive an email alert advising them to reset their Adobe password in order to continue access to their Adobe account. For security purposes and as a recommended practice, Adobe is encouraging affected users to reset their Adobe passwords as well as reset passwords for any non-Adobe services/applications (in case they used the same user ID and password as was used with Adobe).
- Reactivation of previously authorized eBook software and apps using Adobe DRM (Adobe Digital Editions and OverDrive Media Console) is NOT required in order to maintain access to Adobe eBooks or to download new ones, even if users have since changed the password on their Adobe ID.
- New activations of ADE and OMC will not be possible until users have reset their password with Adobe. This is because Adobe has reset everyone’s existing password.
- OverDrive users can choose to de-authorize ADE or OMC on their devices and re-authorize with their new password; however, that is not necessary or recommended.
- Users who have changed their Adobe password and wish to also update their passwords through OverDrive should do so. Changing passwords periodically and using different passwords for different accounts are good security practices.
- At OverDrive, we do not store emails or passwords for Adobe ID on OMC. We do store emails and passwords for those that registered an OverDrive ONE account. Users can change and reset their OverDrive ONE password by either using the “Forgot password” link or by using the “Settings” panel. Users who have registered for OverDrive ONE using their Facebook account will have to re-authenticate OverDrive ONE in OMC if they have also updated their Facebook email or password.
The BSC Library will observe these hours during Thanksgiving week:
- Monday, November 25 — 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
- Tuesday, November 26 — 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
- Wednesday, November 27 — 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Thursday, November 28 — CLOSED
- Friday, November 29 — 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Saturday, November 30 — CLOSED
- Sunday, December 1 — CLOSED
Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, December 2.
Even when we are closed, the ODIN library catalog and BSC Library databases are available 24/7.
Good books, good food … a combination that’s tough to beat.
The Book Lover’s Cookbook: Recipes Inspired by Celebrated Works of Literature, and the Passages that Feature Them by Shaunda Kennedy Wenger and Janet Jensen
“Sprinkled throughout with marvelous anecdotes about writers and writing, The Book Lover’s Cookbook is a culinary and literary delight, a browser’s cornucopia of reading pleasure, and a true inspiration in the kitchen.”
A sampling of delights for the “literary palate”
Jo’s Best Omelette . . . Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
No Dieter’s Delight Chicken Neapolitan . . . Thinner by Stephen King
Extra-Special Rhubarb Pie . . . The Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas
Persian Cucumber and Yogurt . . . House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
Tamales . . . Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
Macaroni and Cheese . . . The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler
Veteran Split Pea Soup . . . The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
Dump Punch . . . Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Not Violet, But Blueberry Pie . . . Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Innocent Sweet Bread . . . The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Daddy’s Rich Chocolate Cake . . . Fatherhood by Bill Cosby
Last night in New York City, the 2013 National Book Awards were presented to:
Fiction – James McBride – The Good Lord Bird
Nonfiction – George Packer – The Unwinding: an Inner History of the New America
Poetry – Mary Szybist – Incarnadine: Poems
Young People’s Literature – Cynthia Kadohata – The Thing about Luck
Starting today (November 19, 2013), the free legislative information website, Congress.gov, is transitioning into its permanent role as the official site for federal legislative information from the U.S. Congress and related agencies.
The site, which launched in beta form last fall and features platform mobility, comprehensive information retrieval, and user-friendly presentation, replaces the nearly 20-year-old THOMAS.gov.
Check it out!
Deer hunting season opened last weekend. If you didn’t get your deer, maybe this will help.
“This book gives whitetail hunters exactly what they’re always looking for: that extra edge …”
Fair use is a part of the U.S. copyright law that provides some leeway in reproducing or authorizing others to reproduce a copyrighted work. Still, deciding what constitutes fair use and what is infringement is not always clear or easily defined.
Here are a couple of interactive tools that can help you decide:
Thinking through Fair Use – Developed by the University Libraries at the University of Minnesota
Fair Use Evaluator – Developed by the Office for Information Technology Policy of the American Library Association
The BSC Library will observe these hours during the Veterans Day holiday weekend:
- Saturday, November 9 — CLOSED
- Sunday, November 10 — CLOSED
- Monday, November 11 — CLOSED
Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, November 12, at 7:30 a.m.
Even when the library is closed, the ODIN library catalog and databases are available 24/7.