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Library Systems Down All Day on Dec. 8

On Monday, December 8, 2014 the library’s main computer system which includes the catalog, the check-in and check-out functions, and access to many of our online resources, such as e-book downloads and reference database access will be unavailable for the entire day while our software receives a major upgrade. We expect to be back online on Tuesday, December 9, at our regular opening time of 10:00 am.

The library WILL be open on December 8. Patrons will still be able to check out and return books and other media at the library. Our public computers will be online and available for use. WiFi in the library will also be working.

Here’s what WILL NOT be available on December 8:

  • Catalog searching
  • Placing holds online
  • Viewing your patron record
  • Paying fines online
  • Creating a temporary library card
  • Access to anything requiring you to enter a barcode including:
    • OverDrvie (ebook and audiobook downloads)
    • Brainfuse (homework help)
    • Databases such as, Career Cruising and others)
    • IndieFlix

We regret any inconvenience this may cause. Please feel free to call us at 631-725-0049 if you have any questions.


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The Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances, by Ellen Cooney

The Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances, by Ellen CooneyThe Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances, was a wonderful audiobook to listen too.  The narrator had just the right tone for the story, calming while Evie discovers her own inner strengths and weaknesses as she encounters each dog in a unique situation.  Not much information is given about the school or Evie, but each dog is given an information sheet with crucial back stories.  The protagonist learns about the dogs, and reveals little snippets about her past history as she ruminates about how best to heal and reach the dogs.  As Evie discovers more about each dog, she writes a thoughtful dictionary on dog words, providing her own discoveries and perspective.  This is an introspective story without much action, but a must if you are intrigued by human the psyche, or just love dogs.

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JJML: Now a Little More Awesome!

Have you read, watched or listened to something AWESOME that you’ve borrowed from the John Jermain Library? If so, please put it in our Awesome Box when you return it. The AwesomeBox is located right on the returns cart next to the main circulation desk at our temporary location at 34 West Water Street.  Your awesome selections will appear on our new Awesome at JJML webpage. where you can also  see what books, movies and CDs other JJML patrons think are awesome.

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The Paper Magician, by Charlie N. Holmberg

The Paper MAgician, by Charlie N. HolmbergCeony Twill is disappointed to learn that she will be apprenticed to a paper magician, after graduating at the top of her class, she had hopes of working with metal.  She is surprised to find that her new post pleases her, between the kindness of her mentor and the unexpected properties of paper she is warming to the idea of being a paper magician.  It turns out to be a good thing that she is a fast learner, and has memorized every fold that Magician Emery Thane has taught her.  He is attacked in their home by his ex-wife who practices the dark of the Excisioners, those who work magic in flesh. Magician Emery Thane’s life is in danger, will Ceony’s inexperienced paper magic be enough to save them both?  This is a lovely story about the disappointments in life turning into blessings, but it also includes danger, adventure, and hope.  I highly recommend it.

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Are you making the most of your iphone?

iphone It’s not too late to register for Friday’s iPhone class with Valerie DiLorenzo. There are a few seats still available. The session will cover some of the many features of the iphone including Apps, Settings, Wifi, Safari, Maps, Photos and more. Class starts at 10:30 a.m. at the John Jermain Library. Paritcipants should bring their fully charged iphone as well as their Apple ID and password. Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn more about your iphone. Free ! You can register this evening until 9 p.m. or tomorrow morning starting at 10 a.m. 725-0049.

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Getting to know our Macs….

valerie Valerie DiLorenzo – teacher extraordinaire – takes students on a tour of their Mac desktops last Friday. Those of us switching from PC to a Mac loved this class.  Check the JJML Newsletter for upcoming classes on the iPhone and iPad October 24th and October 31st respectively.


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