We are pleased to introduce you to the latest member of the OverDrive family, Libby. Libby is a brand new, easy to use app for OverDrive eBooks and eAudioBooks.
Get Libby for Android, iOS and Windows.
Libby isn’t replacing the OverDrive app, so if you’re a current user of the OverDrive app you can keep on using it. But if you are a new user — or a current OverDrive app user interested in a new reading experience — give Libby a try.
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The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict is this month’s Big Library Read. You can get this eBook on OverDrive right now – no holds, no queues, unlimited copies. Meet Mileva Marić, The Other Einstein. Learn all about this remarkable woman by participating in the world’s largest global eBook reading club through libraries, Big Library Read.
In the tradition of The Paris Wife and Mrs. Poe, The Other Einstein offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein’s enormous shadow. This is the story of Einstein’s wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight.
Perhaps the question should be who made pie? Art of the Pie by pie-guru Kate McDermott is this month’s Big Library Read (March 16-30) on OverDrive, and quite frankly who doesn’t like pie? We can all take this Pie together right now – the Big Library Read means library customers around the world can simultaneously borrow an eBook.
I personally love a good pie and also appreciate Kate’s rules of pie making and life:
- Keep everything chilled especially yourself
- Keep your Boundaries
This book is American so we are talking sweet – apple pie, pumpkin pie and pecan pie and many more. We have pastry options including gluten free, vegan and no-bake and even tips for high altitude pie making.
What, no steak and cheese? Never fear there is a section on Meat Pies where you pick your own seasoning. Other international classics such as shepherd’s pie and English pork pie get a mention too.
Kate McDermott has taught the time-honoured craft of pie-making to thousands of people. Her pies have been featured in USA Today, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Real Simple, Oprah.com, NPR and more. In the Art of the Pie she shares her secrets to great crusts, fabulous fillings, and to living a good life. Kate provides dozens of recipes for all the pie combinations you can dream up with hints and tricks helpful to even the most experienced pie baker.
Check out Art of the Pie and remember always blow on the pie!
Find Art of the Pie in our collection.
More about the Big Library Read
Big Library Read is an international reading program that connects millions of readers around the world simultaneously with an eBook, using Overdrive one of our eBook platforms. Discussions about the cookbook, recipes and more can be found on BigLibraryRead.com. The free program runs for two weeks from March 16 to 30 2017 and to get started reading, all that is needed is a Christchurch City Libraries card and PIN/password
This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp is this month’s Big Library Read. You can get this eBook on OverDrive right now – no holds, no queues, unlimited copies. This is where it ends is a book for teens, and it’s a New York Times Bestseller.
Here’s a taster:
Everyone has a reason to fear the boy with the gun.
The principal of Opportunity, Alabama’s high school finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve.
The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class.
The auditorium doors won’t open.
Someone starts shooting.
Told from four perspectives over the span of 54 harrowing minutes, terror reigns as one student’s calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival.
Find This is where it ends in our collection.
More about the Big Library Read
Big Library Read (BLR), facilitated by OverDrive, is a reading program that connects millions of readers around the world with the same eBook at the same time without any wait lists or holds.
Big Library Read is back in town. This time the title is a little less controversial than American Sniper. OverDrive’s latest for you eBook lovers is A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain. It involves time travel, murder, a clever FBI agent, and the quest for justice and truth. Sounds brilliant, and a bit exhausting! Luckily you will have from 23 June to 7 July to access this eBook. Borrow now!
If you are not sure of what the Big Library Read is then it is basically OverDrive, one of our eBook providers, making an eBook title available (without limitations) globally on its platform. So people in Dublin, New York and Brisbane are participating in this global eBook club at the same time as you are!
Here’s a more complete summary of this Big Library Read title:
Kendra Donovan is a rising star at the FBI. Yet her path to professional success hits a speed bump during a disastrous raid where half her team is murdered, a mole in the FBI is uncovered and she herself is severely wounded. As soon as she recovers, she goes rogue and travels to England to assassinate the man responsible for the deaths of her teammates.
While fleeing from an unexpected assassin herself, Kendra escapes into a stairwell that promises sanctuary but when she stumbles out again, she is in the same place – Aldrich Castle – but in a different time: 1815, to be exact. Mistaken for a lady’s maid hired to help with weekend guests, Kendra is forced to quickly adapt to the time period until she can figure out how she got there; and, more importantly, how to get back home. However, after the body of a young girl is found on the extensive grounds of the county estate, she starts to feel there’s some purpose to her bizarre circumstances. Stripped of her twenty-first century tools, Kendra must use her wits alone in order to unmask a cunning madman.
If this eBook sounds like you, then pull up a comfy chair and download away – let yourself be filled with the joy of participating in the latest literary love-in.
We are very lucky at Christchurch City Libraries to be blessed with a trinity of eBook platforms. OverDrive, Askews and Wheelers all have their own individual characters and strong points. OverDrive with its sheer size tends to take the bulk of our eBook market. This is probably not surprising considering it is our largest, oldest (introduced 2008!), and most familiar platform.
If you love your eBooks like me then please don’t forget that there are other options apart from OverDrive. Like two scrawny kids on the sidelines wanting to prove their worth to you Askews and Wheelers are waiting for their chance …
- Askews: Britannia’s eBook collection with assorted British titles, authors and publishers. These titles are best enjoyed with a cup of tea and cucumber sandwiches while watching the polo. If you get nervous around horses and don’t like cucumber then a random couch with potato chips is just as useful.
- Wheelers: As Kiwi as Billy T and just as entertaining with its New Zealand focused content and authors. It includes hundreds of titles including the West coast based mystery and Booker Prize winner The Luminaries and Dan Carter talking all about himself. I mean where else are you going to find a title like The Great Weta Robbery?
Remember size is not everything and these smaller gems can reveal a new world of literary content. All you will need is a library card number and password/PIN and a willingness to go off the eBook beaten track.
Christchurch City Libraries は、この度１５０冊の日本の電子書籍を購入しました。
新しく加わったタイトルには、今まで図書館では置いてなかった日本の近現代文学を中心に、料理本、Dr. Prakash Dheeriya のFinance for Kidsシリーズなどが含まれています。
Overdriveで日本語の本をお探しの場合は、advanced searchからLanguageをJapaneseに選択してください。iPadやタブレットコンピューターなどをお持ちの方は、専用のOverdrive Appをインストールすればこれらの電子書籍を直接ダウンロードできます。電子書籍リーダーの場合は、パソコンにダウンロードしてそこから専用端末にデータを移すことができます（詳しくはこちら）。また、Overdriveを使うにはパスワードが必要です。
OverDrive has made the title American Sniper its Big Library Read and it will be available in both eBook and eAudiobook format from 17 March until 31 March 2016. You can put your holds on the eBook or eAudiobook now, and you’ll be notified when it is available.
American Sniper was one of the bestselling books of 2015. The New York Times bestselling memoir of a U.S. Navy Seal was even the source for Clint Eastwood’s academy award nominated movie. This controversial title is considered to be ‘a first-rate military memoir’ by Booklist. It details the effects of modern warfare on the writer, his fellow soldiers and his family. The author Chris Kyle is considered the most lethal sniper in US history. His fellow soldiers during the Iraq War, called him “The Legend”; meanwhile, the enemy feared him so much they named him al-Shaitan (“the devil”) and placed a bounty on his head.
You can find out more on the Big Library Read page, where you can also listen to the Professional Book Nerds podcast interview with Taya Kyle, widow of American Sniper author Chris Kyle and the author of American Wife.
We have had a number of Big Library Read events here at Christchurch City Libraries. These events are sponsored by OverDrive (one of our main eBook and eAudiobook platform providers). Every few months they choose a title and make it accessible to absolutely everyone for a given period of time. The idea is to create one massive worldwide book club. As a librarian I love this concept!
If you haven’t taken part in what is basically a worldwide book club event then maybe this is the title that will change all that. See what you think …
혹시 책과 함께 먼 여행을 준비 중이세요? 가방 무게를 줄일 수 있는 아이디어를 드릴까 합니다. 마침내 저희 도서관에 한글 전자책이 도착했습니다. 여러분의 전자기기에 OverDrive 앱을 사용하여 한글 전자책을 다운 받으세요. 도서관 카드와 함께 도서관 비밀번호만 있으면 전 세계 어디서든 Christchurch City Libraries 의 한글 eBook을 읽으실 수 있습니다.
준비되신 분들을 위한 팁!
만약 한글 소설을 원하시면 Menu에서 All Fiction을 선택하시고 다시 언어를 Korea로 선택하시면 한글 e소설을 만날 수 있습니다.
소설 이외의 책은 Menu에서 All Nonfiction을 선택하시고 다시 언어를 Korea로 선택하세요.어린이 한글도서도 같은 방법을 사용하시면 보다 쉽게 접하실수 있습니다.
이번 방학에는 아이들과 함께 전자책에 도전해서 큰 소리로 한글 책을 읽으며 즐거운 시간 보내세요. 도움이 필요하시면 가까운 Christchurch City Libraries에 문의하시거나 전화를하세요.
Christchurch City Libraries has added 200 Korean eBook titles for children and adults to OverDrive.