Blog Posts by annetteb

Posted by annetteb on 07/02/17
The robots have invaded the library and they're ready for playing and programming fun! 
At the Tech Bar, you can try a different robot model each week. Currently, you can experience using the Ozobots and Spheros
Come cool off at the library and visit the Tech Bar next to the Tech Help Desk to try out the latest robot models. 
Posted by annetteb on 06/30/17
Do you enjoy indie, foreign, or classic films that other streaming services do not seem to have? If so, kanopy is a streaming service worth exploring!
With kanopy, you'll have access to a broad range of entertaining as well as educational films, including the phenomenal Criterion/Jannus collection, Music Box Films, PBS, and The Great Courses. You can stream videos via your PC or device web browser. A Roku app is also, available so you can also "cast" from your device to Apple TV & Chromecast. kanopy has also released iOS and Andriod apps
For more information, visit the kanopy website or visit the Tech Help Desk. 
Posted by annetteb on 06/30/17
Are you traveling somewhere exciting this summer or enjoying a relaxing "staycation"? No matter what you have planned, you can document your summer adventures with the Canon EOS-Rebel T5i DSLR Camera for external use. 
The DSLR camera gives users exceptional image quality and a variety of automatic functions that optimize settings for given subject type, lighting conditions and desired effects. This is a highly user-friendly camera that comes with the following: Canon Zoom Lens, 3 lens caps, strap, SanDisk 32GB SD card, SD card reader, USB cable, 2 batteries, charger, charger cable, user manual, and Pelican case.
For more information, visit the Tech Help Desk. 
Posted by annetteb on 06/30/17
Are you looking to shoot some great footage this summer? If so, consider checking out the Glide Gear Gemini Camera Slider. 
With the Glide Gear Gemini Camera Slider, you can capture slides up to 38" with a slider that's only 23.6" in length by pulling the rails of the slider along with the camera carriage as it moves. Additional features include a built-in handle easier angle adjustment and leveling when using a ball head, a built-in spirit level, and a tension-adjustment knob with locking feature.
You can see the slider in use here
For more information, stop by the Tech Help Desk. 
Posted by annetteb on 06/03/17
Are you a fan of British television shows? If so, Acorn TV is perfect for you! 
Acorn TV is an app available on our circulating Rokus. According to the Acorn TV website, "Acorn TV streams world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond." With Acorn TV, you can enjoy hours of commercial-free viewing. 

Both the Roku 3 and Roku Streaming Stick media players are now available at the Tech Help Desk. With the Roku, you can now stream thousands of movies and TV shows on your HDTV via your home high-speed wifi. Either of these devices will give you a terrific streaming experience.

Learn more about the Roku here.

Posted by annetteb on 06/03/17
Are you looking to create a great new video with exciting special effects this summer? Consider using our portable green screen to incorporate exciting backdrops into your newest project. The green screen may be checked out for a one-week period. If you have any questions, feel free to stop by the Tech Help Desk.
Posted by annetteb on 09/04/16
There are so many great ways to enjoy your favorite movies and television shows! One of the most popular ways is through streaming.
Both the Roku 3 and Roku Streaming Stick media players are now available at the Tech Help Desk. With the Roku, you can now stream thousands of movies and TV shows on your HDTV via your home high-speed wifi. Either of these devices will give you a terrific streaming experience. 
Learn more about the Roku here
Posted by annetteb on 06/25/16
Are you thinking about purchasing a tablet or e-reader, but aren't sure where to begin? Consider stopping by the Tech Bar to try out some tablets and e-readers that are currently on the market. We feature two different Kindle Fires, the Nook Color HD, the Nook Color Tablet, the iPad Mini, the Nexus 7, the Nook Glowlight, and the Kindle (black and white). While the devices themselves do not circulate, you are welcome to test them out at the Tech Bar. If you have additional questions, please stop by the Tech Help Desk.
Posted by annetteb on 06/25/16
Are you looking to try out some of our e-book, e-music, or streaming services, but don't have a device to play them on? Consider checking out one of our iPad 2 tablets and familiarize yourself apps such as OverDrive, 3M, Hoopla, and more. The iPad 2 is available for checkout at the Tech Help desk. You can also place one on hold here
Posted by annetteb on 05/19/16
Did you happen to hold on to your floppy discs? Do you have a way of viewing the information that is stored on them?
The Tech Help Desk has one floppy disc reader that can help you view the files saved on your floppy disc and possibly convert them to modern file formats. To use the floppy disc reader, please visit the Tech Help Desk and inquire about it. The floppy disc reader can be connected to a computer or laptop via USB input. 
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6.012 Patron-Generated Content

The Library offers various venues in which patrons can contribute content that is accessible to the public.  These include, but are not limited to, blogs, reviews, forums, and social tagging on the Library’s website and catalog.  Any instance in which a patron posts written or recorded content to any of the Library’s venues that are accessible to the public is considered “patron-generated content” and is subject to this policy.
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Patrons are liable for the opinions expressed and the accuracy of the information contained in the content they submit.  The Library assumes no responsibility for such content.
The Library reserves the right not to post submitted content or to remove patron-generated content for any reason, including but not limited to:
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  • content that is abusive, discriminatory or hateful on account of race, national origin, religion, age, gender, disability, or sexual orientation;
  • content that contains threats, personal attacks, or harassment;
  • content that contains solicitations or advertisements;
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