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More free music: Stream AND download from Freegal

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 17:44 -- Kelly Bradish

We have to say it -- this is music to our ears!

The ability to stream music, in addition to downloading songs, is now included with Freegal! We hope the campus community enjoys this new feature.

If Freegal is new to you, click here for details on how to log in.

With the barcode number on your current campus ID, you have a weekly download limit and a DAILY streaming allotment. Counters are in the upper right corner and will keep you informed of your allotments and usage.

Nothing has changed with the download functionality, except that the sample clips are now gone. When you put your cursor over a song or an album, you will see a "stream now" button come up. That's your cue to press that button and start listening. If you press that button on an album, the whole album will play in order.
You can also use Freegal Playlists -- lists of pre-selected songs grouped by genre -- and create your own playlists. Log in and explore!

Freegal Apps

The new Freegal Music update for Android and Apple devices is in the stores/marketplace for you to be able to stream ad-free music, at no charge to you.

Emmy-nominated shows available for checkout!

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 18:11 -- Kelly Bradish

downton abbeyEmmy nominations were announced today! Here's the full list.

If you'd like to binge-watch, we can help! We have past seasons of these Emmy-nominated shows:

The Big Bang Theory: Season 3, Season 4 & Season 5

Mad Men: Season 1

Game of Thrones: Season 1 (Blu-Ray) & Season 2

Breaking Bad: Season 1 (discs 1 & 2)

Downton Abbey: Season 1, Season 2, & Season 3

Related items in our collection

Orange is the New Black book, eBook & audiobook

Downton Abbey Script Book Season 1 eBook

Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey eBook

The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook eBook

The World of Downton Abbey audiobook

A Game of Thrones and other books by George R.R. Martin

Carrie's Run A Homeland Novel eBook

Happy watching, listening and reading!

Genealogy: Resources for tracing your ancestry

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:32 -- Kelly Bradish

If you're digging for more info about your family tree, we have several resources for you!

Here at our Library, we have old local newspapers (not indexed! Even with a known date range, expect to spend some time searching) that you can view on microfilm for obituaries and other items.

We also have books about researching your family history. These and other online resources are featured in our Genealogy LibGuide.

Need inspiration? The TLC show "Who Do You Think You Are?" begins airing new episodes on July 23. You can watch clips from past shows on the TLC website.

Finally, some advice from a genealogy blogger:

Remembering Walter Dean Myers

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:10 -- Kelly Bradish

Many of us grew up reading stories by respected children's book author Walter Dean Myers. Myers passed away on July 1, 2014 at age 76.

According to the Walter Dean Myers website, he wrote more than 100 books during his 45-year career. Among them are two Newbery Honor Books, three National Book Award Finalists and six Coretta Scott King Award/Honor-winning books.

Myers also received the first-ever Michael L. Printz Award and was the first recipient of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. He was also recognized with the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults. You can read more about Myers, who was born in Martinsburg, West Virginia, here.

For a sampling of books by Myers in our collection, visit our Pinterest board.

You can also locate books, eBooks and audiobooks by Myers in our catalog.

myers books

Library closed Friday, July 4

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 17:11 -- Kelly Bradish

The Library will be closed Friday, July 4 for the Independence Day holiday.

Even when the building is closed, you can:

We hope you have a safe and enjoyable holiday!!

Avoid picnic panic!

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 10:47 -- Kelly Bradish

If you're not sure what to make or take to an upcoming barbeque, potluck or picnic, our collection has some great cookbooks for inspiration.

To give you an idea of what's available, we shared a few of these books on Pinterest. Most are WVDELI eBooks.

We also post Library updates, helpful info and fun stuff on Facebook. Give our page and posts a like!


Be sure to let us know if you have any questions! You can Ask Us here.


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