Author Archives: T.J.

New Tracing Light Box Available

The newest addition to our Tech Takeout collection is perfect for aspiring artists. The A3 light box measures 18" by 13" and can be used to draw, sketch, trace, animate, and more. The box includes dimmable light to control the brightness level and a built-in ruler to help with precise measurements. It also comes with tracing paper. See if the light box is available. image

Build Your Own Website Class

There are plenty of options for building a professional looking website on your own. Join us Tuesday, May 8th at 6 pm to learn about some tools that make it simple for anyone to build a website.  Attendees will be introduced to different platforms that help build websites, and informed about some of the costs that go with maintaining it. Class is lecture-based. Register now.

Facebook and Cambridge Analytica

You’ve likely heard a lot about Facebook, privacy, and a company called Cambridge Analytica recently. There are a lot of layers to this story, but this article does a good job of presenting a summary of what happened in a straightforward way. After reading the story, it’d be worthwhile to familiarize yourself with your Facebook privacy settings, if you haven’t already. We'll be offering a class on Facebook privacy this summer at the library. Look for more information in the Summer newsletter.

Librarian Approved Apps: Waze

Waze is my favorite traffic and navigation app. It uses real-time updates from users to monitor traffic and provide the quickest routes. Waze also lets you save addresses in a favorites folder and label places like Work and Home to make getting directions easier. Another cool feature in Waze is the alert system that gives you a heads up when you're approaching police, accidents, road hazards or traffic jams. Download Waze from Google Play or the App store today.

Work from Anywhere, Print at the Library

Our wireless printing service allows you to send print requests from anywhere and pick them up at the library. You don't have to be logged on to our computers to use our printers. Visit print.ippl.info to attach a file and send it to our print system. Then, visit the library and retrieve the document in our Technology Center. Prints cost 10 cents per page for black and white, and 25 cents per page for color. All print requests will stay in our system for 4 hours after they've been sent. Want to use an app instead? Visit print.ippl.info and download the Mobile Printing App.

Librarian-Approved Apps: Pocket

Pocket is app that saves web pages and articles for you to read later. It's great because you can save an article on a computer and read it on your phone later. Or vice versa. Often when I'm scrolling through Twitter I'll see links to articles I want to read, but not right now. All I have to do is open the link, save the article in Pocket, and it will be on my phone and computer whenever I'm ready to read it. Pocket is an app for phone and there's a browser extension that allows you to save pages as you browse. As long as you've logged in with the same account on both devices, your lists will sync up. Get started with Pocket now.  pocket app logo