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.
Have you wanted to try Photoshop, iMovie, or Logic Pro? The Mac located in our Technology Center has a suite of Adobe Creative projects available to use. For lessons on using the software, check out Lynda.com which has videos you can follow along with.
This class will take a deep look into your Facebook privacy settings. Who can see what, how to share responsibly, and tips for staying as private as possible while still enjoying yourself. Presentation and then time for questions. Join us Saturday June 15 at 2 pm. Register now.
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.
Whether you’re looking to supplement your cable package or cut the cord, the handouts from this program can guide on the devices and subscription packages available for streaming your favorite shows. Coming soon we will have cable cutting kits for you to checkout. Each kit will contain an indoor antenna, a Roku streaming device, and a streaming service for you to try at home. Check out our Tech Takeout page for all of our circulating devices.
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.
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.