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100 YEARS OF BOOKS BOOK CLUB

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We're Celebrating our 100th Birthday in 2015. One of our celebrations will be all about books. We will be hosting a monthly book club that will focus on 10 decades of books. We'll read a book each from 10 decades of the 20th Century and one from the 21st. Come enjoy a journey through the decades in our books. See how books and authors have changed in the course of a century, and find out what your grandparents and great grandparents thought was compelling literature! All of these books were on the "Best Seller" lists of the day.

Books will be available at the desk a month before the book is discussed. In addition, we'll be showing the movie that each of these books spawned. You'll be able to decide which is better: the book or the movie!


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MEET THE NEW APOLLO CATALOG



ACCESSING THE CATALOG:

  1. You can get to the catalog directly using the catalog URL.  It's https://orangecity.biblionix.com.

  2. On the library website (http://www.orangecity.lib.ia.us)   you’ll see a link to the catalog or a catalog search  blank where can enter your terms directly.

    SEARCHING
     There are 3 ways of searching:  “Search/Search All Fields”, “More Search Options”, and “See What’s Hot”.   The “Search All Fields” option is what is used when you use the search blank from the library’s homepage.

    Search All Fields:  most likely, you'll want to use this simple search. It performs a Google® type search. It searches all titles, subtitles, authors’ first and last names, various notes, and a number of other fields. You'll be presented with the list of items that match all of the words you entered. Word order and letter case do not matter.  To use this method, simply type a word, words, or phrase into the "Search" blank at the top of the screen. Then either push the Enter key on your keyboard, or click the GO! button.  Other search options in the drop-down menu are “Title Starts With”, “Title Contains”, and “Author”.

     NOTE:  Search commands, such as "AND", "OR", and surrounding phrases in double quotes, are not supported. Punctuation is not recommended.

    Keyword Search Examples:

    •     DVDs based on books by John Grisham:                        grisham dvd
    •     The Lord of the Rings series:                                       lord of the rings
    •     Snakes in Texas:                                                         snakes texas
    •     Items involving a particular fictitious character:               jack ryan
    •     That book you heard about once, written byfred sea
           somebody named Fred that has "Sea"somewhere in the title:

    More Search Options:

    If you wish to perform very detailed searches this option is for you.  It also allows you to examine the subject                               categories that the library is using.

    What's Hot
    Have you ever wanted to know what new items are available in the library since the last time you looked? Curious about what items are the most read at your library? Or do you want to see the library's Recommended Reading list(s)? The What's Hot on the catalog home page will show you.

SEARCH RESULTS

Each line in the search results box is color coded: Green for "In" and available for check out. Pink for "Out" and not available. The "Label" column tells you where to locate the item in the library. The "In" column tells you how many copies are available etc. (Note: instead of the "Back" button, use this history listing.)

You Can:

  • Click an item, green or pink, to see more information and to place a reserve on it.
  • Click on a column heading (Label, Title, Author, and etc) to sort the list by that heading. Click again to sort in the reverse direction.

When you click on an item, the item will expand in the search results list revealing more information. For example, by clicking a subject (i.e. puppies) you get a list of additional books we have in that subject.

You can also place a reserve on that item by logging in. When the item becomes available, you will be notified and it will be held for three days.

We hope you enjoy our new catalog. Let us know what you think!