September 2, 2010 marks the 7th anniversary of AskColorado! AskColorado is a free online information service provided by Colorado libraries where you can chat live with a librarian 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (except major holidays).
Since opening for business on September 2, 2003, AskColorado has answered nearly 300,000 questions from the children, students, parents, business owners, and residents of Colorado. Wondering how to legally change your name in the state of Colorado*? Need an authoritative source that identifies the number of bills sponsored by Hillary Clinton in the 110th Congress for a paper that's due tomorrow*? Can't go to sleep until you figure out Queen Latifah's real name*? AskColorado can help and best of all, it's free for all Colorado students and residents.
What's the big deal about the 19th amendment? In addition to giving women the right to vote, it was an integral moment in the civil rights and equality movements. Victory took decades and few of the initial supporters lived to see their dream realized. Ratified 90 years ago today, we celebrate our freedoms and those who inspired them.
Our 19th amendment guarantees, "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex." Tennessee provided the requisite approval of three-fourths of the states, being the 36th state to ratify the amendment.
OverDrive iPhone app and Denver Public Library audio books -- at last!
I just discovered the OverDrive Media Console application for my iPhone! Now it's possible to find, download and listen to audio books without plugging your phone into a computer. This is nice if you're like me and don't want to haul around a laptop everywhere you go. Awesome. It's available at the iTunes Store for free! Add the OverDrive application to your iPhone or iTouch first, then start shopping!
I have read eBooks occasionally over the years, on my old Palm PDA, on a laptop, even on a regular desktop computer. I never thought I would get a special eBook reader as I've been hoping for the long awaited converging mobile technology, the phone that will be small for the pocket but large for reading, capable of doing all things but still fast.
Circumstances came together recently instigating me to buy a Nook eReader from Barnes and Noble. The Nook is compatible with the Library's wide variety of downloadable books in EPUB format. Many PDF books are also usable on the Nook.
As you may know, the Community Technology Center (CTC) on Level 4 of the Central Library is under construction and will soon become a large, centralized space for public access computing, technology training, and yep, gaming!
These kiddos from Hope Communities tested out our consoles this summer during a six-week program designed to introduce them to the library, teach computer skills and information literacy, and have fun!
The Library's friends at Rocky Mountain PBS recently shot some promotional videos at the Library.
Utilizing the talent of DPL staff members, these short spots highlight the public service and value of both organizations. Thanks to RMPBS for being an outstanding partner and choosing the Central Library for their shooting location.
Music Online and all of the Library's streaming music collections now offer Send-to-Mobile functionality. What this means is that you can now send an audio track, album, or playlist from our streaming collections to your mobile device to listen to later. The item that you send stays on your device for 48 hours.
Go to Music Online or any of our streaming music databases and look for a cell phone icon ("Send-to-Mobile") next to each track, album, or playlist. Wherever you see that icon you can click it to obtain a “shortlink” to send and enable playback on your mobile device.
Come to this free class to learn how to improve your job search.
DATE: Friday, July 30, 12-2 p.m.
LOCATION: Central Library, Level 4, Computer Training Classroom
You should look at job searching as a marketing campaign, with you, the job seeker, as the product. Learn techniques to identify the types of employers who would be looking for an employee with your qualifications.
* Keyboard/mouse/Internet skills required.
CLASS IS FREE. No registration needed. The class is on a first come, first serve basis. Seating is limited, please arrive early.
Free class on how to record yourself on your computer then upload the video to an online blog!
DATE: Wednesday, July 28, 2-4 p.m.
LOCATION: Central Library, Level 4 Computer Training Classroom
Have you been dedicated to Livejournal in the past, but it's getting a little bit old now? Try video blogging instead! Learn how to record yourself on your computer then upload the video for an online blog!