Blogs

Play with Linux

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The Play with Linux class tomorrow, April 7th, at 7:00 pm in the Computer Lab may be full, but those on the waiting list are welcome to come and watch. In the meantime, here’s a short introduction to Linux for beginners! (For the geeks out there, yes, some of this is going to be simplified).

What is Linux? It’s an operating system (the software that runs your computer). Microsoft makes Windows, Apple makes Mac OS X, and Linux is open-source, which means it’s made by… anyone who wants to make it! It’s free, easier to use than Windows 8, runs faster on older computers than modern versions of Windows, and best of all, you don’t really have to worry about viruses!

NewsBank’s Special Reports

NewsBank’s Special Reports are news articles, images, videos, maps and other useful content grouped for convenience under specific topics and themes.

News may break elsewhere - stories live on Zinio. Have you tried Zinio?

Zinio is the ultimate app for magazine lovers.  Access current digital magazines free from your Westlake Porter Public Library.

15 Secrets Hiding in the World of Game of Thrones

Discover 15 Secrets Hiding in the World of Game of Thrones, according to George R. R. Martin in “The World of Ice and Fire”, a massive, official, and beautifully detailed history compendium.

ReferenceUSA: U.S. Businesses

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The Media Maven wants to show you what the U.S. Businesses part of ReferenceUSA looks like, so prepare for lots of screenshots.  Don't forget, you can also explore on your own from our website here

Hurray, Earth Day

Dare we say, spring has sprung?

Artist of the Week #7: William Shatner

Confession time: I love William Shatner.  I love him in Star Trek; I love his cameos on sit-coms; I love him in those Priceline commercials.  He's just very funny!  So, imagine my excitement when I found that there is an album of Shatner performing classic songs like "Rocket Man", "Bohemian Rhapsody", and "Iron Man".  Needless to say, I checked it out and have been listing to these awesome tunes all weekend.  It's a two-disc set, as well, which just makes things better and better!  Obviously, I couldn't let the opportunity pass to make this our next Artist of the Week.

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The Sports Section - We're Talking Tribe!

Counting down the days to the Indians Home Opener?  Get a jumpstart on the season. 

MaKey MaKey!

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Tonight's Maker Club from 7:00-8:30pm in the Computer Lab is all about the MaKey MaKey: a device that can turn anything conductive into a keyboard (such as fruits, vegetables, humans, water, metal objects, foil, conductive thread, coins, and Play-Doh (including the homemade version from Squishy Circuits)!