OverDrive and iOS7

OverDrive Media Console logoApple released iOS 7 yesterday and many Apple users may have upgraded their device(s) or will be upgrading in the near future.

If you are an existing OverDrive Media Console (OMC) user who upgraded to iOS 7, the app will fail when trying to open a DRM-protected eBook. New or first time users of OMC are unaffected by this issue.

OverDrive suggests the following immediate remedies:

 1) Re-authenticate the app with your existing or a new Adobe ID. Refer to the iOS section of this Help article for assistance. (Recommended)

2) Uninstall and re-install OMC which will also require you to re-authorize with Adobe. IMPORTANT NOTE: A re-install will clear your bookshelf, history, and app settings.

Audiobook users will not notice that anything is different unless you attempt to download parts of audiobooks you already downloaded to OMC before upgrading to iOS 7. You will receive an error message informing you to download the title again.

The issue has been noted and work is being done to remedy it as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to a librarian at the 1st Floor Information Desk.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Bruce Carmody: Weaving Words

Weaving Words: The Sharon Temple Storytelling Festival

Weaving Words: The Sharon Temple Storytelling Festival Featuring Bruce Carmody

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Bruce Carmody
Wednesday, September 18 at 7:30 – 8:30pm

Storyteller, Bruce Carmody, shares favourite stories and other lies – tales drawn from personal experience and folklore.

Bruce Carmody – teller of tales, old and new; many of them borrowed and some even true!

Bruce is a retired educator who has been telling stories to adults and children for more than 25 years. He has performed in museums, schools, churches and at many festivals around Ontario and beyond. Bruce will be sharing stories at the Weaving Words Festival on September 29 when he will tell stories from To Touch the Sky, stories of flight with a Canadian connection!

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The Aging Brain

a free series of workshops on seniors’ cognitive and mental health

6:00 to 8:00 pm, Zima Room, Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library

The Aging Brain

Click for the full series poster (pdf)

September 16, 2013The Aging Brain 101: How the brain works / The difference between delirium, depression and dementia / How medication affects the brain

September 23, 2013Brain Check-Up: Assessing brain functions as we age / Exercising the brain / How changes in the brain affect daily life

September 30, 2013Alzheimer’s Disease and Brain Health: The facts about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias / Caring for someone with these diseases / Improving brain health

October 7, 2013The Facts on Aging and Depression: Helping seniors that have depression / How caregivers can cope

SPACE IS LIMITED! RSVP to 1-877-452-4287, ext. 7025

Presented by CHATS (Community & Home Assistance to Seniors)

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Parent Consultations: Early Years Programs and Services

Tuesday, September 10, 2013; 6:30 – 8:30pm; Zima Room (please RSVP, details below)

County of Simcoe logoYou’re invited to attend a Parent Consultation session to provide feedback on the Early Years Programs and Services in Simcoe County. Please join Social and Community Services to share your thoughts and ideas about the early years programs and services including quality of services, accessibility of child care, local needs and gaps in services, and how we can improve the early learning and care system for children.

The Ministry of Education recently introduced the new Ontario Child Care Service Management and Funding Guidelines for all municipal partners. The County of Simcoe plans and manages a broad range of child care services. This includes licensed childcare and Special Needs Resourcing.

Light refreshments will be provided (Please indicate any dietary or environmental allergies, or any accessibility requirements when you RSVP).

Please indicate you plan on attending the Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library session by September 6 to: Barb Whelan (barb.whelan@simcoe.ca).

If you are unable to attend a session, send your comments to: childcareserviceplanning@simcoe.ca.

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Quilts by Marcia Lee

Detail of quilt showing houses and landscape

Detail from Mountain and Stream by Marcia Lee

The work of local quilter Marcia Lee is on display on the main floor of the Library. Marcia started making traditional quilts by hand about 25 years ago. She became interested in making smaller sized quilts to hang on the wall, using traditional and modern quilting techniques, including bargello, stained glass and machine quilting.

Five examples of Marcia’s art quilting are on exhibit this month, as part of our display of the work of artists participating in the BWG Studio Art Tour.

View of the five quilts on display

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