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What’s Happening at the Library: New download services offered

By John Maruskin

Digital downloaders and streamers rejoice! Clark County Public Library Director Julie Maruskin and reference librarian/webmaster/digital Scotty (the Enterprise engineer, not the pup) Jeff Gurnee, have teamed up to make your viewing lives four times more pleasurable by providing four new film groups free for library patrons.

Library patrons will now be able to access complete digital catalogs from:

— Acorn TV: All the film and TV series from the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand

— Indie Flix: A colossal collection of independently-produced films

— Pongalo: Spanish language TV and film productions

—  Stingray Quello: The world’s largest single collection of filmed music concerts

Pretty swell, huh? So, how do you get in?

Go to www.clarkbooks.org. Click on the download tab. At the bottom of the downloads menu, you’ll see a link for “OneClickDigital Audio,” click it. That will take you to a website called “rb digital.” When you scroll down the page you will see thumbnails of available media.

Once you quit drooling, go back to the top of the page and click on the registration tab. You must register to be able to use the downloads. It’s the usual registration form. You’ll enter a user name, your name, a password, your Clark County Public Library card number (cards must be current, registration not expired and valid with fines less than $5), your email address and zip code.

Voila! Once registered, you can access all programs from your computer or download an app to make OneClickDigital available on your mobile devices.

The streaming quality is excellent, but will depend on the hardware and software capabilities of the computer or mobile devise you are using.

If you have questions about OneClickDigital, call the library, connect to extension 111 and ask for Jeff.

There’s some “live action” programming at the library this week, too.

-— At 10 a.m. Tuesday, Easy Email. You need an email account to register for OneClickDigital.

— At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, the CCPL Writers’ Series concludes with a Local Writers’ Round Table. All local writers are invited to participate in a round table discussion about the joys and tribulations of getting words on the page. Bring short examples of your work, reference books you like to use, examples from inspiring authors, recipes for beverages and foods you feed your muse, recommendations for writing apps or the perfect pencil or pen and paper combinations. Sharpen up your Blackwing 602, bring your best writing ideas and get to know your writing peers. Please register to attend.

— At 2 p.m. Wednesday, Kentucky Picture Show presents a 1962 thriller starring Robert Mitchum and Gregory Peck. After an eight-year prison term, Max Cady is set free and makes a beeline to Sam Bowden, the former prosecutor responsible for his conviction.

—At noon Thursday, the Book Lunch cabal discusses “Her Royal Spyness,” by Rhys Bowen. In 1932, Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, 34th in line for the English throne, goes to London to experience freedom and learn life lessons and finds a dead Frenchman in her tub. Books available at the circulation desk. Please register to attend.

— At 9 a.m. Saturday, Yoga on the Library Lawn. Get Namaste!

— At 11 a.m. Monday, July 23, All Over the Page book group discusses “I See You,” by Clare Mackintosh. Zoe Walker sees her picture in a personal ad for a dating website. and learns that other women whose pictures have appeared in these ads have been subjected to violent crimes. Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

— At 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, Tim Janes leads a special reading discussion about Robert Penn Warren’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “All the King’s Men.” Books available at the circulation desk.

Digital or analog, it’s happening at the library.

John Maruskin is director of adult services at the Clark County Public Library. He can be reached at john.clarkbooks@gmail.com.