Monday, May 21, 2007
Thursday, May 17, 2007
It uses a multitude of web services to auto-fill bibliography info for a works cited page...it then lets you download the bibliography in MLA, APA, or Chicago formats.
Even better, it's available for sharing on facebook.
Show off the books that you love, make your research easier, or just make a great long list of books.
It's all good!
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
At some point in the evening a scream will be heard, a body shall be found and the game will be afoot.
It will be up to you to find the clues, interrogate the suspects and identify the killer.
Take a stab (hyuk hyuk) at solving this interactive murder mystery. Free your inner Sherlock Holmes or Miss Marple and walk home with a prize for correctly deducing whodunit.
And no - the Butler didn't do it.
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
If you're interested in knitting or crocheting, here are some upcoming events you'll want to explore
Ongoing Knitting @ Your Library-
Every Fourth Wednesday at 10:00 at Mason Dixon Library - If you love to knit come to the library and join our new knitting group. Knit, chat and improve your skills. Feel free to bring your current and enjoy knitting and time at their lovely Fireplace Area.
Every third Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. at the Glen Rock Library - Bring a knitting project or start a new one! All levels welcome at this friendly and informal knitting circle.
Two Tuesdays a month! At 6:00 p.m. Kreutz Creek Library in Hellam - The 2nd Tuesday of the month will continue to be our crafting night, the 4th Tuesday will be for a skills class. Learn something new at this fun library knitting/crocheting circle.
Monday, May 7, 2007
The Old Farmer's Almanac says that the last date of Frost should have been Apr. 20 - even given the odd weather we've been having, at this point in the year we should be pretty safe. Perfect time, and perfect weather for plants, gardens, and Library sales.
May 19th The Friends of the Collinsville Library and Southern York County Garden Club will be selling plants, as well as books, baked goods, and other items at the Collinsville Community Library.
June 2nd the Kreutz Creek Valley Library Center will have their annual used book sale, plant, craft and yard sales and food! You can also sign up early for Summer Reading Club, as well as get a peek at Bob the Critter Man's critters.
Want to learn how to enjoy your garden without killing your back or weeding for endless tedious hours? On May 23, Southern York Library will be offering a class on "Lasagna Gardening" - stop by at 1:00 and learn more about how this is easy, why it is better, and how it got such a wacky name.
So - stay tuned for classes, events and sales around York County. Libraries can help you populate your yard and garden, for a fraction of the cost you might otherwise spend. Not only do you save money, but you're also helping your local library.
Of course, you can always check out the newest books on gardening at your library!
Friday, May 4, 2007
Click here for the teaser page; the closer we get to June 11th, the more information there will be.
Kids and Teens will have similar programs to last year, but this is the first year we'll have a County-Wide Adult Summer Reading Club.
Stay tuned - more information will be coming soon!
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
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From Becky Shives, the Director of Village Library, we get the following:
The title of the opening day keynote address at the Computers in Libraries conference was "Web 2.0 and What It Means to Libraries". The speaker, Lee Rainie of the Pew Internet and American Life Project, focused on six aspects of the Web 2.0 world that should matter to libraries.
Number 1: "The Internet has become the computer." Translation: More people use the Internet, more often, and from more places. More people have faster connections, which makes video more prevalent and makes people's use of the Internet more social. Here are some stats:
- In 2000, 62% of American adults had a computer--but only 46% had Internet access. Today, 75% have a computer and 73% have Internet access.
- At the same time home broadband access (cable, DSL, etc. as opposed to dial up) has increased from 3% to 46%.
- Because of broadband, video has become a large part of the online experience. 85% of young broadband users have watched video online. 19% have posted videos.
- On a typical day, 49% of the public go online; up from 24% in 2000.
- People go online from more places: 89% of teens go online from home; 75% from school; 70% from a friend or relative's computer; and 50% from a library.
- Other things teens do online:
67% play games online with others;
67% share photos; and
39% share computer files.