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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Books for Veterans Day

On Veterans Day we honor those who have served in the armed forces. If you're looking for stories about military service - fact or fiction - there are a number on the shelves. Below is a sampling of some Veterans Day reading at Candor Free Library. Remember the parade on Wednesday

On the Adult shelves you'll find great fiction and nonfiction:
Home front by Kristin Hannah (large print)
 Like many couples, Michael and Jolene Zarkades face the pressures of everyday life -- children, careers, bills, chores -- even as their twelve-year marriage is faltering. Then Iraq erupts and Jolene is deployed leaving defense attorney Michael to be the single parent to their two girls -- a role that's foreign to him

Vietnam mailbag : voices from the war : 1968-1972 by Nancy E. Lynch
 Nancy Lynch wrote a column, "Vietnam Mailbag", for the Wilmington News Journal. This book is based on nearly 900 letters to her from Delawareans who fought there then as well as some contemporary interviews with some of these veterans

 Brotherhood of battle : the Civil War soldiers and families of Newark Valley, New York by Marsh, Jerald

Dear friend Amelia : the Civil War letters of Private John Tidd by Jordan, Mary.

There are some great books over on the children's and young adult shelves as well:
US Military Weapons and Artillery, by Carol Shank and Weapons of World War I and Weapons of World War II by Matt Doeden.
 Not all the books are about weapons, though. Alison Hart's written a great historical fiction book about World War I from a dog's point of view: Darling, Mercy Dog of World War I. There are a number of American Girl books about girls taking on the roles of heroes in various wars including Caroline's Secret Message, by Kathleen Ernst. This is about the War of 1812 and there are five books that follow Caroline's story.
Walter Dean Myers has written a gritty YA novel about the war in Iraq: Sunrise over Fallujah.

And Ellen Emerson White writes about the Vietnam war in Where have all the flowers gone? : the diary of Molly Mackenzie Flaherty. It's 1968 in Massachusetts, and 15-year old Molly's brother brother Patrick goes to fight in Vietnam. Molly records in her diary how she misses her brother, volunteers at a Veterans' Administration Hospital, and tries to make sense of the war and the tumultuous events in the United States.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Read Magazines for Free

Do you know that you can read magazines for free on your computer, laptop, smartphone, ipad, or Kindle? All you need is a library card from the Candor Free Library. This will then allow you connect to the Finger Lakes Library System online.  Once connected, you will go to the Zinio e-magazine site to proceed to get your digital copy.

There are currently 103 different magazine titles available, and more may be added.  You will find several choices for men, women, teens, and children in genres such as art, computers, finance, fitness, food, music, nature, news, travel, and many more. You can read the magazines online or download them for later reading. There is no limit to the number of magazines you can download at one time and you may keep them forever. If you are looking for a past issue of a magazine, you can find that there, also.

Here is how you connect to Zinio:
  1. If you don’t already have one, get a library card at the Candor Free Library.
  2. Use your library card number and the last 4 digits of the phone number you used to obtain your library card to connect online to the Finger Lakes Library System at
  3. Click on Zinio e-magazines on the left side of the screen.
  4. Once on the Zinio site, if you want to check out a magazine, you will need to create an account with Zinio. You register with your email address and create a password. This password is different from your library password.
Devices compatible with Zinio: (For the first 4 you need to download the magazine in order to read it; #5 allows you to instantly read the magazine by streaming) 
  1. iPad – get the Zinio for Libraries app at the iTunes store.
  2. iPhone - get the Zinio for Libraries app at the iTunes store.
  3. Android – get the Zinio for Libraries app at the Google Play store.
  4. Kindle Fire HD/HDX - get the Zinio for Libraries app at the Amazon store.
  5. Some PC and Mac laptops and computers may work with Zinio, but others may not. According to the Zinio website, “Depending upon your geographic location, the equipment that you are using to access the Site, the bandwidth available to you and other factors, you may not have access to streaming and/or downloadable Site Content.”
Browse and Check Out:
  1. Browse magazines to add to your personal Zinio for Libraries viewer account.
  2. Search by genre, title, alphabet, or keyword.
  3. Click on the current cover to view magazine details for current or back issues (as available)
      • Check out the newest issue or back issues.
      •  Enjoy unlimited checkouts.
      • Opt-in to be notified by email when new issues are added to your magazine collection.
  4. Check out and log in – Click the Checkout button and either Create New Account or LogIn.
  5. If you want to select additional magazines to add to your personal reading collection, click on the Keep Browsing button. 
Manage Checked-Out Magazines:
  1. My Collection - Read magazines from within your reading collection.
  2. Select the My Collection link at the top right corner of the Zinio page to access all previously checked-out magazines.
  3. Click on the cover of the magazine you wish to read or the Read Now icon.
  4. Remove unwanted issues by selecting the trash icon.
Reading with Mobile Devices:

  1. Enhance your reading experience with mobile device apps, including those for iPad and iPhone, Android, Kindle Fire HD/HDX (The Kindle Fire app requires enabling your device to accept apps from “other” non-Kindle Store sources).
  2.  Access your app store directly or from the links provided on the Zinio library collection page.
  3. Mobile apps require a downloaded edition of the magazine
  4. To check out additional magazines from our library, you will need to go back in your browser to your library collection page. All checkouts are completed in the browser. The apps are for Reading Only.

Help  - Click on the word "help" on the bottom right of the Zinio page.
  1. Check Frequently Asked Questions
  2. Look at the User Guide for your device
  3. Watch a Tutorial about using your device to access magazines