Digital Services Department
& Customer Resource Services (CRS) eNewsletter
September 16, 2020
Celebrate Library Card Sign Up month by getting your very own card today to access eBooks, eMagazines, movies, music and much more!
Signing up for a card is easy - visit the library with your picture ID and proof of residency. We’ll mail you your card within the week. If you cannot make it to the library, please email and a staff member will be in touch with you
Friday, September 18 marks the official Read an eBook Day and what better way to commemorate than by downloading an eBook onto your smartphone, tablet or computer with LibbyWhen you have access to eBooks, you have access to a world of literature at the touch of your fingertips#eBookLove

Blood, Sweat, and Pixels by Jason Schreier details the dedication, ambition and passion of the gaming industry, as well as the business dealings that at times squander such hard work. Game developers and enthusiasts will be brought along on a journey through the process of developing games and will meet the truly dedicated and often unsung heroes who give their all to create the best games conceivable. This book offered so much insight into a topic that I thought I knew everything about. -Charlie

The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner is a heart touching story set in the 1940s. With Austen’s ties to the village of Chawton threatened, an unlikely group of people come together, united by their admiration for the famed author. Together they work to try to preserve Austen’s legacy in the small village, while also unexpectedly helping one another with their own life struggles. As a fan of Jane Austen and historical fiction, this book was a must read for me. I was captivated by the endearing characters that I met in Jenner’s debut novel and look forward to her future books. -Liz 

The Afterward by E.K. Johnston | I love a story that combines fantasy, adventure, romance and realism. Set in the year after a great quest has saved the kingdom, two of the heroes are still trying to find their paths - and get back to each other. This book is feminist and LGBTQIA+ friendly, funny, and smart, while also creating a totally believable fantasy realm. I would love to read more stories set in this world.  -Lorraine

1925: Riley B. King known professionally as B.B. King was born on the Berclair cotton plantation in Mississippi. Give a listen to the King of Blues masterpiece album, Live at the Regal.
1932: Gandhi began his hunger strike in protest to the British government's decision to separate India’s electoral system by caste. Learn about one of the most well-regarded political activist, Mahatma Gandhi as part of the series A History of India.
1940: Congress passed the Burke-Wadsworth Act which imposed the first peacetime draft in the United States. Reserve Hacksaw Ridge, a biographical WW II film which chronicles the life of conscientious objector, Pfc. Desmond T. Doss on DVD or Blu-ray.
1966: The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center in Manhattan opened with the world premiere of Samuel Barber’s opera, Anthony and Cleopatra. Opera buffs, students and new fans will find A Short History of the Opera to be invaluable. 
1997: Apple Computer Inc named co-founder, Steve Jobs as the interim CEO. Young readers will be able to answer the question,  Who Was Steve Jobs? with this biography.
Did you know that when you complete the 2020 Census that you are helping our community get funding and representation? If you have not done so, please complete your census today online or by calling 844-330-2020 (English)/844-468-2020 (Spanish). It is safe, secure and confidential.
The deadline for the 2020 Census is September 30, 2020Click here for more information or by calling 844-330-2020.
Election day is on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Register to vote, check your voting status or apply for an absentee ballot.
The deadline in New York to register to vote online, by mail or in person is Friday, October 9, 2020
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STAFF PICKS from the Digital Services Department
Beegie Adair Collection (2020)

Beegie Adair is an American jazz pianist who has played alongside legendary performers like Dolly Parton and Lucille Ball. Leap back in time with this collection of some of her greatest hits including originals and covers like "Can't Help Loving", "What A Difference A Day Makes" and "The Way You Look Tonight". These easy listening jazz pieces will make you want to pour something comfortable and just relax.

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