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How to Build Your Own Computer

Westlake Porter Public Library’s first Maker Club Emerging Technology Program, Take Apart Computers, was a big hit! Next month's will be Squishy Circuits, and you can reserve your spot for that here. I'll also be teaching four digital photo classes soon: Digital Photos Online, Picasa, Facebook Photo Albums, Instagram, and Snapchat, and Flickr, YouTube, and More, so sign up while you still can!

Taking apart a computer (and watching the video from that program) is a great way to learn how computers work. But there's nothing quite like really getting down to "byte size" by building a computer from scratch. With powerful desktop and laptop computers selling for only hundreds of dollars nowadays, it’s not necessarily more budget-friendly to build your own PC (unless you’re creating a very high-end machine), but it is educational.

Coffee With Linda 2: January 29, 6:30-8:30 pm in the Dover Room

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Greetings Edge Readers!
 
Our resident spiritual channeler, intuitive, and teacher, Linda Street, is returning to Westlake Porter Public Library this Thursday evening, January 29, 6:30 - 8:30 pm in the Dover Room, for Coffee With Linda, an intimate, casual discussion of spiritual healing and growth. 
 
Linda is the author of Rays of Light-Listen to the Dark, a book channeled from higher consciousness, which explains how we can access the frequencies of the Universe and the energies of Nature to heal ourselves psychologically and spiritually, to obtain guidance, and on occasion, answers to specific questions.  Linda will be talking about her book and showing us how we can use the therapy outlined in it to rid ourselves of limiting patterns and, so, achieve our life goals and be happy.
 
Linda will begin this session with a description of her work: her past experience with energy therapy and her current focus.  From there, the discussion can go anywhere.  We hope you'll feel comfortable asking questions and relating personal experiences.  Linda will give you her take on your personal situation.
 
In my last discussion with Linda, I learned that she intends to lead us in a guided meditation for part of the meeting and to give us all an opportunity for practical experience with a powerful spiritual tool that facilitates our ability to access and draw on the energies of nature
 

Artist of the Week #3: Michael Crawford

I love musicals!  There's something about a story set to music that always resonsates with me.  Whether I'm watching a live or recorded performance, or just listening to a CD in my car, I am always in the mood for show tunes.  This wasn't always the case, however.  For a long time, I ignored this wonderful genre of music for several reasons, the biggest being that my friends considered them uncool.  Then, in 8th grade, I happened to listen to just a few songs from The Phantom of the Opera...and I've been hooked ever since.

Don't Worry, Be Happy!

 

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Hoopla Digital Music

Take Apart Computers! (Maker Club Emerging Technology Program)

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Ever wonder what’s inside a computer that makes it work? Here’s your chance to take one apart! Computer knowledge not required, and no, you don’t have to put it back together! Safety glasses and screwdrivers will be provided. (You can also make crafts with old computer parts!)

Get Inspired, Take Flight!

But I Could Never Go Vegan!: 125 Recipes, Zero Excuses by Kristy Turner

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Give up cheese?! No way! At least that's what Kristy Turner, who worked as a fromagier in a fancy French restaurant and cheese shop, thought whenever she thought about veganism. However, after watching a video highlighting the inhumane way animals are raised on many dairy farms, Turner decided she needed to go vegan.

As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride by Cary Elwes and Joe Layden

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"Inconceivable!". "Have fun stormin' the castle!". "My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father.