Category Archives: Technology

Overdrive Big Library Read

Every so often, Overdrive has a “Big Library Read,” offering one e-book that everyone can read at once (no wait list!). The next book is a cookbook by Kate McDermott called Art of the Pie: a practical guide to homemade … Continue reading

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Computer Basics: Social Media

This month, our computer basics class focuses on social media. Some of the most popular social media platforms are Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Are you curious about social media, but nervous about joining a network, or not sure which … Continue reading

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Computer Basics class: Searching the Internet

Finding the information you want online can be difficult – not because it isn’t there (it usually is), but because there is so much to sift through! Come to our Internet Searching class for some tips on how to find … Continue reading

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Computer Basics class

By popular demand, the library is offering a Computer Basics class! Whether you’re a complete beginner, just a little rusty, or want to brush up on the basics, all are welcome. There’s always something new to learn! When: 3-4pm, Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Read like a fact-checker

Freedom of speech and freedom of the press are a cornerstone of our democracy; they are enshrined in the First Amendment to the Constitution. Historically, humanity has struggled for access to information, or access to enough, good quality information; now, … Continue reading

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What is fake news?

The issue of “fake news” has been, well, in the news a lot lately. To kick off 2017, one of our January displays at the library is about how to tell real from fake – a skill called information literacy … Continue reading

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So you’ve written a book…

…or you’re in the process of writing one (ahem, NaNoWriMo participants!). In the midst of developing your characters, finding the perfect words to evoke your setting, and twisting together plot strands, you might start daydreaming about the end of the … Continue reading

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In winter I get up at night…

“Bed in Summer” In winter I get up at night And dress by yellow candle-light. In summer, quite the other way, I have to go to bed by day. I have to go to bed and see The birds still … Continue reading

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Girls Who Code – Open House 9/28

Robbins Library is launching a Girls Who Code club this fall and will be hosting a Girls Who Code Open House and lottery on Wednesday, September 28 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Robbins Library Community Room. The program will run … Continue reading

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What do you want to learn?

One of the things we hear sometimes at the reference desk is a question prefaced by a tentative “I’m not a computer person…” or even sometimes “I’m computer illiterate.” As computers become more and more necessary in daily life, not … Continue reading

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