Author Archives: T.J.

Buying a Computer Class

Do you need a new desktop or laptop? Join us Monday Oct 29 at 6:30. This class will layout your options and help you decide which computer is right for you. We'll talk about operating systems, memory and speed, plus security and pricing. Come with your questions. Class is October 29th at 6:30 Register now

Cool Down with a Vornado Air Circulator

Borrow an air circulator and stay comfortable inside. With an air circulator, the cool air in a room is circulated at constant speed to create a cooling experience that’s different than a traditional fan. Using the Vornado can help a room feel up to 5 degrees cooler than it is, meaning you can set the thermostat a little higher to save on energy without sacrificing comfort. Check out a Vornado from our Tech Takeout collection today. vornado

Summer Bestsellers Added to Kindle Paperwhite

Our Kindle Paperwhites have been updated to include 6 new bestsellers for the summer. Checking out a Kindle is like getting six books in one. All books have been downloaded to the device already. See the titles below and check one out today. The Paperwhite checks out for 3 weeks. The Fallen by David Baldacci An American Marriage by Tayari Jones Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng The 17th Suspect by James Patterson Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

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.