TAG: technology

Library Hack: Hidden gems of the Digital Library

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on December 23, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_HiddenGemsDigitalLibrary By Brian Vander Veen If you’re a regular reader of this blog, I imagine you probably already use OverDrive for downloadable ebooks and audiobooks. You might also use some of our other popular digital resources, like hoopla to stream music and movies, Zinio to browse popular magazines, or Gale Courses to study up on a […]

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Library Hack: hoopla digital comics

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on December 17, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_HooplaComics By David Wyatt In addition to the movies, TV shows, audiobooks, eBooks, and music available via hoopla, you can now also check out comic books (graphic novels if you’d rather). It’s been awhile since I’ve picked up a comic book, but while exploring hoopla I was excited to see old favorites like Fables and The Sandman. […]

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If you can design it, we can print it

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

Feature_3DPrinter By Gwendolyn Haley 3D printing pops up in my newsfeed with increased regularity. Maybe you’ve seen some of the coverage too? Museums are using 3D printing to create replicas of priceless ancient artifacts for study and to allow people with visual impairments to experience masterpieces firsthand. Individuals and other organizations are also putti […]

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4 Things to consider before letting your preschooler use a tablet

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on November 18, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_ToddlerTablet By Gwendolyn Haley I admit it was a rookie mistake. I had just upgraded my smartphone but all the apps were still loaded on my old phone. I thought my then 5-year-old would enjoy playing some of her games on it during a family car trip. After putting it in airplane mode, I passed the phone […]

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Gain marketable skills with lynda.com

Posted in News on November 9, 2015 at 7:00 am

Feature_Lynda.com Learn technology, creative, and business skills with lynda.com, now available to all Spokane County Library District members. With nearly 4,000 online courses all taught by industry experts, lynda.com offers on-demand training to help members achieve their personal and professional goals. Every lynda.com course includes free video tutorials and is […]

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EXCELerate your skills

Posted in News on October 26, 2015 at 6:00 am

ExcelClasses_feature Excelerate your technical skills at a hands-on Microsoft Excel class! Designed for beginners, you’ll learn how to navigate and perform common functions such as formatting spreadsheets, performing calculations, and using pre-made templates. Time will be given during class to practice your new skills. Pre-registration is required. Click on the libr […]

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Free Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Test Day

Posted in Business and Careers, News on October 16, 2015 at 6:00 am

MOS Test Day_feature Enhance your resume and save over $125 at a free Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification test day! Take tests for either Office 2010 or Office 2013. Subjects available are: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Word Expert, Excel Expert, and SharePoint. Test slots are one hour each, with fifteen minutes between sessions. The test times […]

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Discover your family’s story

Posted in News on October 12, 2015 at 6:00 am

Genealogy_feature Get started doing genealogy research with two classes taught by professional genealogist Miriam Robbins. The first class explains the unique features of Ancestry Library Edition (only available in-library) and how it differs from a personal subscription. The second class covers how to use HeritageQuest for your genealogy research needs. Discover […]

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It’s electriFYING!

Posted in News on October 9, 2015 at 6:00 am

FallEnergy_feature How does electricity really work? Let’s explore with Snap Circuits! Together we’ll build things that chime, light up, and spin. Hear from Avista electrical engineers about their fascinating jobs as they join in the circuit-building fun. For kids ages 8–14. Space is limited. Airway Heights | Saturday, Nov 21, 2–3:30pm Argonne | Thursday, Dec […]

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BiblioBoard: Connecting indie writers, libraries, and readers

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

Young smiling woman sitting on the floor and using laptop By Carlie Hoffman Are you a local indie writer looking to connect with readers? Would you like readers to be able to find your book at the library? Well, you’re in luck! We recently acquired a new digital resource called BiblioBoard, an online platform that makes it possible to publish your work as an eBook so readers can […]

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