TAG: technology

6 Twitter accounts book lovers should follow

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on August 19, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_TwitterAccounts By Clarissa Fidler The Twitter-verse is vast and teeming with endless information, including all the latest book news and information. If you’re a book lover who tweets on the regular, you’re probably already following staples like @BuzzFeedBooks and @HuffPostBooks, who both share book reviews, articles, and news at a rapid pace. Howeve […]

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Update Your Library Account Password

Posted in News on July 28, 2015 at 6:00 am

Online computer screen shot with binary code and password text, great concept for computer, technology  and online security. In an effort to improve security for our members, the password parameters for all library accounts have changed. Effective July 20, library account passwords (formerly referred to as PINs) are now case-sensitive and may also include non-alphanumeric characters. This change requires all library members to reset their current password.  Please note […]

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Beyond books: discover valuable library resources

Posted in Business and Careers, Explore and Discover, For You on July 16, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_LibraryResources Libraries offer so much more than books. Our blog team is here to help you discover the many resources available to library members. We recently asked them the following question: What library resource do you wish more members knew about or took advantage of?  Here’s what each of our bloggers had to say: Digital Resources & Apps The di […]

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Written in the stars

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on July 15, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Stars By Jane Baker The old lawn chair isn’t comfortable. My legs always stick to it when I wear shorts and it tilts to the left. But on this unusually warm Fourth of July evening, just minutes before the grand fireworks were about to begin, I was able to lean back and gaze up to a sky full of […]

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Free Books: Accessing the World’s Public Domain Literature

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on July 9, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_PublicDomain By Brian Vander Veen Whoever coined the Internet phrase “never read the comments” was a wise person indeed. It’s especially true if you’re a librarian (or library fan) reading pretty much any news article related to public libraries; inevitably, there’s the one commenter who questions why public libraries even exist, the guy w […]

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Crowdfunding Success Stories: Q&A with Transolar Galactica Producer Adam Boyd

Posted in Business and Careers, Explore and Discover, For You on May 7, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_CrowdFunding2 By Brian Vander Veen Back in March, I posted a Q&A with comics artist Manny Trembley, who had successfully funded the publication of several graphic novels on Kickstarter (and has since raised more than $14,000 on Kickstarter to fund his next book, Victoria Jr.). But publishing projects, of course, aren’t the only thing on Kickstarter. […]

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Step Away From The Screen

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on April 30, 2015 at 6:00 am

TV remote By Kelsey Hudson Disconnecting for an entire week can seem like a daunting task, especially in our increasingly digital world. But outside of work and homework assignments, turning off our electronics can be a great way to reconnect with our family, friends, and the world around us. Next week is Screen-Free Week, an annual event where […]

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It’s a Whole New Zinio

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on April 8, 2015 at 6:00 am

It's a Whole New Zino by Sheri Boggs| Spokane County Library District By Sheri Boggs I love magazines—a little too much. Piles of them litter my living room, home office, and even the dining room table. The problem is I never get around to reading all of them. I’m not sure exactly when it happened, but I’ve gone from reading every page of my favorites to not […]

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Technology Class: Finding Jobs Online

Posted in Business and Careers, For You, News on August 29, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_ApplyingForJobs Are you looking for a job but aren’t sure where to start? We can help! Learn how to get the most out of your job search with our digital resources! We will discuss which websites to use, how to use them, and why each one may or not be a good fit for the type […]

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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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