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Happy Birthday Kwanzaa!

2016 will see the trio of this month's happy holidays all stacked together. We are all familiar with Christmas and Hannukah, but how much do we know about Kwanzaa.

For Gingerbread Day: The Starship Gingerprise!

Starship Gingerprise!

Redditor Recreates USS Enterprise in Gingerbread: Read the article on Mental Floss.

System maintenance, partial outage set for Jan. 3-5

Cloud computing iconWestlake Porter Public Library has scheduled a major system upgrade for Jan. 3 through Jan. 5, 2017. During the transition, the library system that provides the online catalog and keeps track of user accounts, checkouts and holds will have very limited function.

Remembering John Glenn

"Godspeed, John Glenn"
July 18, 1921 - December 8, 2016

Maker Monday: Transfer Videocassettes to DVDs

There are still some spots left for 12/12’s Maker Monday: Transfer Videocassettes to DVDs!

If you just want to transfer your home movies on VHS straight to a DVD, the process is simple with our new Maker Station. Just request a slot (up to 4 hours) at the Reference Desk. (Test your VHS at home first. The library is not responsible for damaged tapes). Turn on the TV and the recorder, then put in a videocassette and a blank DVD-R (the library has some available for purchase).

Mittens

Mitten WreathThe weather outside continues to fluctuate, but mitten weather is on the way.  Take a moment, cuddle up on the couch and read The Missing Mitten Mystery by Steven Kellogg.

 

 

 

Fun Things to 3D Print

Tonight's Maker Monday, "Fun Things to 3D Print," may inspire you to create your own 3D-printable objects. Some of those techniques have already been described in this earlier blog post (including how to access the tutorials on how to use them through Lynda.com). Read that post to learn more about designing objects from scratch on the computer with Tinkercad, Meshmixer, or Blender. You can also learn how to scan real-life objects with your smartphone with 123D Catch.

It's Turkey Time

TurkeysThanksgiving is less than a week away. We are all preparing for family visits and a wonderfully prepared meal. Be sure to take a break and spend some time with your child. In addition to having your child help in the kitchen, a book and a craft is a fun way to spend quality time together over the holidays.

Fantastic Beasts in the Wild

Remembering Leonard Cohen (1934-2016)

"There's a crack in everything.  That's how the light gets in." --Leonard Cohen, Anthem