TAG: technology

From the Director…

Posted in News on May 15, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_DirectorMay2014 by Nancy Ledeboer, DirectorSpokane County Library District Last week, library delegates from all fifty states gathered, in Washington, D.C., for the American Library Association Legislative Day, to be briefed on issues related to libraries. Since our funding is derived primarily from local property taxes, you may be wondering how federal policy imp […]

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Fun Stuff for Tumblr

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 14, 2014 at 6:00 am

Working at home by Kathryn I. Tumblr gets more popular by the day, and it’s easy to see why—it’s a fun, very customizable blogging platform and social network rolled into one. Here are some things you can do with your Tumblr account to get the most out of the experience: Xkit is a browser extension that has all […]

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Introducing the Spokane Business Library

Posted in News on May 7, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_BizResoursesSite Time is money, and when doing business research the more time you save, hopefully the more money you make. In an effort to make researching faster and easier for business owners and entrepreneurs in the area, Spokane County Library District and Spokane Public Library created a website to bring together all of our business resources […]

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Digital Bookmobile to visit Spokane during National Tour

Posted in News on May 6, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_DigitalBookmobile The Digital Bookmobile National Tour showcases the free eBook download service from Spokane County Library District (SCLD) on: Wednesday, May 21, from 9am-3pm at CenterPlace Regional Event Center and Thursday, May 22, from 12pm-6pm at the North Spokane Library. At these free events, readers learn how to download eBooks from the library through inte […]

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Scratch That

Posted in kids on May 1, 2014 at 6:00 am

Kids_Feature_Scratch by Cindy U. Have you ever thought about being a computer programmer or computer animator? Check out Scratch and learn to make your own games, mini-movies, and interactive stories. Scratch is a free drag-and-drop programming language created by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) especially for kids. No need to write complicated code, just f […]

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Nonprofit in the Cloud

Posted in Business and Careers on April 23, 2014 at 6:00 am

B&C_Feature_NonprofitCloud by Kandy Brandt The nonprofit organization I am active in was looking for ways to provide valuable and efficient services on a tight budget. We had just enough income to make ends meet and nothing left over for renting expensive office space, investing in costly computer software, or hiring lots of staff. We found the […]

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Advanced Selling Your Stuff Online Classes

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 17, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_SellingStuff We had so much fun teaching and learning about selling stuff online that we couldn’t wait to dig in deeper. Join us for another round of classes as we delve into Amazon, Craigslist, and eBay. Space is limited – register now. Advanced Amazon and Craigslist Learn more detailed information on navigating Craigslist and Amazon, including […]

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No Small Change: Bitcoin for Beginners

Posted in Business and Careers on April 2, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_Bitcoin Guest blog by Doug Slaton, workshop presenter My co-presenter, Zach Doty, and I have been long time computer techs and continually explore any new innovations in technology. We have an unbridled fascination with all the amazing things happening with and on the Internet. We’ve followed Bitcoin for about 2 years and when we started seeing […]

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Create Connections with Goodreads

Posted in Explore and Discover on March 19, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_Goodreads by Amber W. On a yearly basis I would compile a list of my favorite reads of the year and email it out to friends and family with similar tastes. Then early in 2007, I discovered Goodreads and the revolution began. What an awesome way to track what I read, follow what others are reading, […]

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Sell Your Stuff Online Class

Posted in Explore and Discover on March 13, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_SellingStuff Back by popular demand! Come to our upcoming technology class to learn the tips and tricks that will help get your stuff out the door and money in your pocket. This class will provide an overview of how to list an item for sale on Craigslist, Amazon, and eBay. We will cover the pros and […]

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