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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)!

It's a Mystery - Hibernating

It’s a Mystery – Hibernating

 

Is it too soon to say we’ve made it to the end of the bad winter weather?  Were you unable to get to the library and are looking for some good books to read?  Or maybe you just want to try some new mysteries.  Here are some suggestions for you.

 

Spring into the Season!

Artist of the Week #6: That's So Metal!

I know generally speaking, the Artist of the Week should really focus on just one artist.  But, when it came time to choosing a band for this post, I was torn between two.  And when I started reading into the band biographies a bit more, I realized that the two bands both happened to be European metal bands.  So, instead of just choosing one band of the two, I'm going to be focusing on the concept of European metal bands, specifically my two favorites: Sabaton and Sonata Arctica.

Countdown

There are a lot of key dates coming up in the world of sports – here are a few notable ones:

 

Facebook Photo Albums, Instagram, and Snapchat

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We had a lot of fun this Tuesday night during the Facebook Photo Albums, Instagram, and Snapchat class, including the “live” posting to Instagram!

Here are some handy links about the topics from the class. The following Lynda.com video tutorials and other websites will go more in-depth than we had time for.

GVRL eBooks. Do your research.

Westlake Porter Public Library is delighted to announce a new service for our patrons called Gale Virtual Reference Library.

GVRL eBooks. Do your research.

Non-fiction eBooks available 24/7. Access is easy. No wait. No check-out required.

Get caught up on your favorite crime dramas!

An In-depth Look: ReferenceUSA for Individuals

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The Media Maven wants you to know exactly what comprises ReferenceUSA, and how you can use it to make your life easier as a consumer.

Let’s start by looking at the five separate databases within ReferenceUSA that we have. 

Edit Digital Photos Online, Download Picasa, and Learn from Lynda.com

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Thanks to everyone who enjoyed the recent Digital Photos Online and Picasa classes! The next two digital photography classes may also be full, but that doesn't mean you can't learn some of the material from the comfort of your own home.

With just your Westlake Porter Public Library card and PIN, you can access Lynda.com, a huge database of video tutorials to almost any software you can imagine (plus some more videos on business skills!)