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.
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.
Does your home need a digital personal assistant? Join us on Saturday at 1pm to learn what smart assistants like Amazon Echo and Google Home can do. We'll demonstrate two devices and go over the differences in brands so you can decide which device is right for you home.
Saturday March 24 at 1pm
Create digital files of your favorite vinyl records with our turntable converter. The converter will create MP3 files of 33, 45, and 78 records. Use those MP3 files to listen on your computer, smart phone, or CD. The Vinyl-to-MP3 converter is available through our Tech Takeout collection. It checks out for 2 weeks at a time. Place a hold on the converter now.
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.
Want to learn what your Kindle can do? This class will go over the basics of operating the devices, reading ebooks, downloading apps, and browsing the internet. Bring your Kindle Fire and join us Thursday, February 8, from 6-7:30. Register now
Join us Saturday January 27 at 1pm to improve your photography with tips from a freelance photographer. You'll learn the basics of how cameras work, how to choose the right lens, and some easy composition techniques. Geared toward DSLR cameras, but all photography enthusiasts are welcome. Register now
No room left in your suitcase for books? Our Kindle Paperwhite is perfect for a plane ride or road trip. It fits in a purse and comes pre-loaded with 6 best-selling books. We've updated the books for the summer and fall season. Come Sundown – Nora Roberts Camino Island – John Grisham Into the Water – Paula Hawkins Dragon Teeth – Michael Crichton The Identicals – Elin Hilderbrand Testimony – Scott Turow The Paperwhite checks out for 3 weeks. Place one on hold now.
Looking for a technology class that we don't teach at the library? Look no further than Lynda.com! The Microsoft Access course will show you how to define data types, create tables, edit forms, and create queries and reports. Lynda.com courses are free, self-paced, online tutorials for IPPL cardholders. To find more Lynda.com tutorials from our website, go to the Learning and Research menu and choose Online Courses. Then, sign in with your library card and create and account if it’s your first time.
Convert Your VHS tapes to DVDs Preserve all the memories on your VHS tapes with our newest Tech Takeout device. Our VHS to DVD converter is now available and checkouts for 1 week. The converter includes RCA video and audio cables. VHS to DVD conversion happens in real time, which means converting a tape will take 2 hours. Don’t forget, we have a VHS to DVD conversion machine available inside the library, too. Place a hold on the VHS to DVD converter