Wednesday, March 18, 2015

AFRICAN AMERICAN INVENTORS

Back by popular demand, this program was offered twice last year as "African American Youth Inventors." Now we are broadening our scope to include inventors of all ages. Space is limited, so registration is required.  Join us, learn about the inventing process, and get motivated to patent your own ideas.

Julia Davis Branch
4415 Natural Bridge Avenue             
Saturday, 25 April 2015, 1-3 p.m.

Friday, March 13, 2015

BROWSE EBOOKS

Not sure what to read next? You can quickly browse through recent ebook additions in subject categories:


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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Thursday, March 5, 2015

FIND MY PAST FREE WEEKEND

Join the fun this weekend at findmypast.co.uk/freeweekend and bring your past to life for free with Findmypast.

 Records available will include:
  • Over 200 million UK census records
  • Travel and migration records, allowing you to trace your family overseas
  • Crime and punishment records
  • Military records from conflicts such as the Battle of Waterloo, Crimean War and World War 1
  • The UK’s largest online collection of Parish Records, from as long ago as the 16th century
In addition, you’ll have access to our archive of over 10 million British newspaper pages from as long ago as 1710, as well as our collections of newspapers from all over the world, allowing you to take your research even further. 


FAMILY HISTORIES



Use one or more of the Library's 2,900 family histories arranged by family name for your genealogical research, or Ask a Librarian to look something up.




CREATIVE EXPERIENCE AT CENTRAL LIBRARY



Creative Experience is a digital maker space. It is a platform for collaborative digital media creation and publishing. The space inspires ingenuity, encourages artistry, and cultivates expertise. Upon entering the Creative Experience, the user is presented with four Pods. Each Pod contains software and hardware that allows users to create, edit, and digitally publish audio, video, photo, print, and interactive content for the web.

Creative Experience also features a Recording Room. The room has a Mac with Pro Tools, Garage Band, Audacity, and Apple Logic Pro, as well as a mixer, speakers, three microphones, an eighty-eight key keyboard, and headphones. We encourage users to bring in their own instruments and we have numerous cables to connect them. In addition to recording music, users can record oral projects, such as podcasts, oral histories, or spoken word poetry.

More info here.

FARMLAND


This film takes an intimate look at the lives of farmers and ranchers in their twenties, all of whom are responsible for running their farming business.

More info? Go here.