Maybe you're the son or daughter of a parent who has just begun attending classes at the Community Technology Center. Or perhaps you have recently decided you'd like to create Excel spreadsheets or Tweet about your business. Whether you'd like to practice what you learned in class or you are hoping to master something new, there are free online lessons and tutorials that can help you improve your skills!
Goodwill Community Foundation has an outstanding website, www.gcflearnfree.org, that has self-paced instruction and videos on everything from creating a brochure in Microsoft Publisher to adjusting your privacy settings on Facebook. You can also create an account and register for free online classes, which earn you accredited Continuing Education Units and a Certificate of Completion! Over two million people have expanded their repertoires wtih GCFLearnFree.org. Give it a try!
Whether you want to feed your body and spirit by starting a yoga practice, improve the look of your closet, or need some tax tips, Fresh City Life My Branch has something for you this week.
Start off by getting up to speed on the Denver Public Library's new catalog, Polaris on Wednesday, March 16 at 6:00 at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch. Find out about keeping track of your reading history, placing holds, and other fabulous features!
Over the last few months, public computers at the Central Library have been moving to the CTC, a centralized location on the fourth floor where we have technology experts ready to provide training and support. If you've visited us recently, you've probably noticed we've gotten a bit busier on the fourth floor. In fact, the number of people using computers in the CTC has more than tripled in the last year. In December alone, we had over 12,000 uses of the computers on the fourth floor.
These numbers will continue to climb, as we moved the final 22 public computers to the CTC in early January, bringing us up to 94 total. Later this year we will be adding even more computers, and filling out our two computer training classrooms, thanks to participation in the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program. Each step brings the CTC closer to the vision of a full Community Technology Center. If you haven't already, stop by and check us out.
August 12 is a day of inventions. On this day in history, Isaac Singer is granted a patent for his sewing machine; Henry Ford's Model T rolls off the assembly line; and the IBM personal computer is released.
In addition to books about these and other inventions, modern inventors will find PubWEST imminently useful.
My favorite invention, other than running water and the printing press, is duct tape. If I could invent one thing it would be a combined washing machine and dryer or a car that ran on garbage like in Back to the Future 2.
And more cell phone owners are using a greater variety of cell phone functionality compared with usage in 2009. Additionally, the study reflects that minority Americans are more likely to access the web via a mobile device.
Whether you blog for business or pleasure, or don't know the first thing about blogging, we want to hear from you! What do you think of the library's new blogs? What local blogs do you follow? Would you like to see your interests featured on our site? Comment below to tell us about your blog, your experiences and your interests, after all, it's your library!
Ironically, I read this in eBook format on my Palm, technology that seems to have simplified my life. Hmmm... Food for thought, this is Brende's account of his experiment with simplifying his life in a community using less technology than the Amish. The story is engaging and will prompt you...