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Power Outage

Due to the power outage this morning, the Gettysburg Library is opening at noon today.

Mango Languages

Want to learn a new language?  Mango is here for you!

Mango is free for all library patrons, and offers a fast and convenient solution for our community’s increasing language-learning needs. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. The courses are presented with an appreciation for cultural nuance and real-world application that integrates components of vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and culture. Users learn actual conversation, breaking down complex conversational elements within an audio-visual framework that allows the user to draw important connections between pieces of information they have already learned.

Thanksgiving Closings

The Gettysburg and Littlestown Libraries will be closing Wednesday, November 27th at 5:00 pm.

All Libraries will be closed Thursday, November 28th for Thanksgiving.

The Fairfield Library is closed Wednesday, November 27th  through Saturday, November 30th and will re-open Monday, December 2nd due to the holiday and re-carpeting.

Have a safe and happy holiday!

Storytimes @ Gettysburg Library

Reminder to all Storytime families!

There will be no storytimes at the Gettysburg Library next week (Nov 25-29).

Gettysburg Address and the Rest of the Story

Cloud Library iOS App

Good news!

3M has submitted a 3M Cloud Library iOS App update to the Apple iTunes App Store for approval. This update will correct the issue with the 3M Cloud Library iOS App freezing after you check out a new ebook.

Please note the approval process can take 7-14 days before the update is live within the Apple iTunes App Store.

The Apple iTunes App Store will send an alert when the new version of the application becomes available. The new version of the application, will require you to login to your library using your library account information.

Heritage Quest Online

HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.

18th Century or 20th Century. European or Native American. Farm or Factory. East Coast or West Coast. Where does your American past begin?

Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.

The collection consists of the following core data sets:

U.S. Federal Censuses feature the original images of every extant federal census in the United States, from 1790 through 1940, with name indexes for many decades. In total the collection covers more than 272 million names.

Genealogy and local history books deliver more than 7 million digitized page images from over 28,000 family histories, local histories, and other books. Titles have been digitized from our own renowned microform collections, as well from the American Antiquarian Society via an exclusive partnership.

Periodical Source Index (PERSI) Archive (1800-2009), published by the Allen County Public Library, it contains more than 2.3 million records covering both English and French periodicals published around the world since 1800.

Revolutionary War records contains original images from pension and bounty land warrant application files help to identify more than 80,000 American Army, Navy, and Marine officers and enlisted men from the Revolutionary War era.

Freedman’s Bank Records, with more than 480,000 names of bank applicants, their dependents, and heirs from 1865–1874, offers valuable data that can provide important clues to tracing African American ancestors prior to and immediately after the U.S. Civil War. It is considered one of the most important resources for African-American genealogical research.

U.S. Serial Set records the memorials, petitions, private relief actions made to the U.S. Congress back to 1789, with a total of more than 480,000 pages of information.

Kindle Fire Users

We have good news, Kindle Fire users!  If you haven’t already downloaded the 3M Cloud Library App to utilize the  eBooks offered by the library system, we have new instructions for downloading!

Follow the following instructions and start reading eBooks provided by the Adams County Library System for free!

Installing the 3M Cloud Library App on a Kindle or Kindle HD using Slideme.org

 DISCLAIMER
These instructions are to be used as a reference only. Please note that by downloading the 3M Cloud Library app you assume all risk of data loss or system damage to your device. By downloading the application and installing it using this method, it will not automatically update to any newer versions. In order to update you will have to uninstall the current version and install the newer version using the same procedure.

1 – First, turn on this option:

Regular Kindle Fires:

1. Go to the settings menu on the Kindle Fire (it is the gear icon at the top) on some Kindles you will have to swipe down from the top of the screen to get the “Quick Settings” menu and tap “More”.

2. Choose “Device” (on some Kindles you will have to choose Settings then Device.

3. Turn on the switch for “Allowing Installation of Applications from Unknown Sources.”

Newer Kindle Fire HD:

1. Swipe down from the top of the screen. This pulls up the “Quick Settings” menu.

2. Tap “More.”

3. Choose “Settings” then “Device.”

4. Turn on the option to “Allow Installation of Applications from Unknown Sources.”

2 – Now, Install the 3M Cloud App:

1. Go to the browser on your Kindle Fire and visit SlideMe.org. If asked if you wish to view the site in mobile format, say Yes.

2. Use the search box to find 3M Cloud

3. When you’ve found the 3M Cloud Library app, tap the “Free” button.

4. This pulls up the 3M Cloud Library app’s page–tap “Download.”

Note: if you see anything requesting a login, scroll past it, this is not required.

5. Finalize installation:

•Kindle Fire: A little number icon will appear in a circle at the top of the display (see picture below) when the download is complete. Tap the number and follow the on screen instructions to finish installation. On some Kindles you will have to swipe from the top to see the Quick Settings screen.

•Kindle Fire HD: if the app does not begin to install automatically, swipe from the top to see the Quick Settings area again.  You should see a notification for com.txtr.android.mmm. Tap the down arrow on the left and then at the bottom of the screen tap Install to start downloading the app.

To open the app right now tap the Open button at the bottom of the screen or just tap Done.

The Cloud Library app will show up on the home page of the Fire now.

Open up the app, select your state, library and enter your Library barcode and PIN.

 

Price It!

It’s like “Antique Home Show!” Price It! Antiques & Collectibles – powered by GoAntiques.com – is the most comprehensive antique and collectible pricing tool in the world. This simple-to-use online resource delivers 23 million realized prices on treasures nearly 30% of Americans collect, buy and trade everyday.

With a constantly updated and growing database, more than 10 million images to make identification easier, 125 searchable categories and intuitive search functionality, Price It! Antiques & Collectibles is the ultimate identification, research and pricing tool for collectors, dealers, appraisers and anyone in between.

Novice and professional collectors alike can quickly ascertain current market value and maker or artist as well as find currently selling or recently sold like items matching their search. Anywhere they have online access, enthusiasts can find the value of art, books, clocks, furniture, glass, jewelry, porcelain pottery, sports memorabilia, toys, watches and more.

Price It! Antiques & Collectibles stands alone in the marketplace as an accurate aggregating tool, gathering prices from multiple sources – online auctions (GoAntiques.com, eBay), online retail (GoAntiques.com, TIAS) and 50 land-based auction houses – to determine market pricing, allowing users to obtain a realistic expected price for their items.

Monday, October 14th