Stories of a 911 Dispatcher and Calltaker

East Central Regional Library invites the community to an author visit featuring Caroline Burau, who writes about her past career as a 911 dispatcher and calltaker, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 27 at Princeton Area Library.

In her new book, “Tell Me Exactly What Happened,” Burau shares her on- the- job experiences at both a single- person call center and a ground and air ambulance service. Whatever the position, the challenges for a dispatcher never end. Tragedy, boredom, and mind- bending weirdness are constant companions, as her stories— some funny, some odd, some sad— show.

Burau, who switched careers to technical writing in 2014, will appear at the Princeton Library thanks to sponsorship from the East Central Regional Library and funding from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Embroider with Porcupine Quills

Join us at the Chisago Lakes Area Library on Tuesday, June 27 at 2:00 pm for a program led by the Audubon Center of the North Woods.  Students will meet a live porcupine while learning about the animal’s natural history. Students will create a quilled design on a birch bark medallion to take home after observing a demonstration of quill embroidery technique.

For ages 12-17. Pre-register (required) at the library or call 651-257-2817 and ask for the Chisago Lakes branch.  Class size limited! Workshop materials provided.

The program is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

 

Meet Libby!

Overdrive, East Central Regional Library’s primary provider of eBooks and eAudiobooks, has a new app called Libby!

Meet Libby, a new app built with for readers to discover and enjoy eBooks and audiobooks from your library. Inspired by user and library feedback, Libby was designed to get people reading as quickly and seamlessly as possible. Based on the overwhelmingly positive response from librarians and users during the public beta, OverDrive’s excited to officially introduce Libby to you! Whether you’re a new user or a current OverDrive app user interested in a new reading experience, give Libby a try!

Libby’s highlights:

  • Download books and audiobooks for offline reading, or stream them to save space.
  • All your loans and holds are consolidated on a single shelf.
  • Keep track of your reading history in the Activity tab.

Note: If you’re a current user of the OverDrive app and love using it, please keep doing so. The OverDrive app offers some features Libby doesn’t yet offer, including Recommend to Library.