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Entries from March 2009

Nashville, TN

March 31st, 2009 · Comments Off · Destinations

Just found out I need to take someone’s place at a conference in Nashville, TN! Will keep you posted on the good stuff I learn. . .

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Kindle and MP3 Players

March 30th, 2009 · Comments Off · Hardware, Wilton Library Resource

Have you heard about the Kindle but don’t know if it’s something you want to invest in? Do MP3 players also make you nervous? Try them out at Wilton Library! We have a Kindle that you may borrow for a week and MP3 players that you may borrow for 6 weeks. Come check ‘em out!

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Yes, Poetry in Motion Was Wonderful!

March 29th, 2009 · Comments Off · News, Programs

It’s the morning after the night before and I’m enjoying replaying the wonderful performances of Poetry in Motion in my head. Wilton’s teens had two sold out performances and they were passionate, prepared, and inspiring. Here’s the technology tie in: Never say you can’t learn new things. . . I was in charge of lighting–a new and scary experience but I learned something new! We’re never too old (or busy) to learn new skills.

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Wilton Teens Star in Poetry in Motion at WLA

March 27th, 2009 · Comments Off · Programs

I’ve been spending all my spare time with our Teen Librarian, Susan Lauricella, who for the third year has created another amazing Poetry in Motion event with our incredibly talented Wilton teens. The two performances are scheduled for tonite and tomorrow at 7:30 pm and tickets are $5. There are a few left. I hope you can join us for what will be a wonderful experience!

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Libraries are Recession Sanctuaries

March 26th, 2009 · Comments Off · Events, News, Programs, Wilton Library Resource

In these difficult times, people are increasingly flocking to their public libraries. The New York Times has a great article today. Check out our Events page for our Jobs Jobs Jobs series and for other great programs. If you are looking for employment information, check out our Job & Employment page. Our Computer Classes page is also a resource for you.

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Public Rest Rooms

March 25th, 2009 · Comments Off · Websites

It can be a disturbing experience. . . Got to go but no relief in sight. . . One of my favorite websites is SitorSquat which will find restrooms for you along with user ratings. You can create a list of favorite restrooms, edit and add restrooms. Best of all, you can use this on your web accessible portable devices and there are apps made especially for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and Blackberry. This is a true stress reliever!

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Smart Phone Reviews

March 24th, 2009 · Comments Off · Hardware, Reviews

If you are trying to decide which is the best smartphone for you, check out Matthew Miller’s article on ZDNet: iPhone 3G 3.0 vs. Palm Pre. He will also be comparing other smartphones in upcoming articles that you will want to look for.

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New News!

March 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off · News, Websites

Today’s New York Times reports on a new online start-up called GlobalPost. This news site has 65 correspondents worldwide and the site has an international focus although GlobalPost describes itself “as an American news organization with a decidedly American voice.” There is a separate paid section of the site called Passport where subscribers can make suggestions for future coverage. Check it out!

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Self Paced Training

March 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off · Computer Classes, Programs, Software, Websites

Sometimes we just don’t have the time to attend a class but we still need to learn a new program or expand our knowledge of older programs. Two resources you might find helpful are the training centers at the Hewlett Packard and Microsoft. Some classes are given at certain times and others are available 24/7. Topics covered include the 2003 and 2007 versions of Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook, Windows, Building web pages, Firewall basics and more. Both sites are worth a look!

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Ever Panic After Hitting “Send”?

March 21st, 2009 · Comments Off · News, Programs, Software

Have you ever had that awful sinking feeling after hitting “Send” in email? The message was addressed to the wrong person, an attachment not attached, or you had a change of heart about what was in your message. Google has added the Undo Send feature to Gmail. You must have at least Internet Explorer 7 and be using the new version of Gmail. You have five seconds to hit the Undo Send button and you will see a message saying that the message was not sent. I would not rely on this feature as a substitute for care in preparing and sending email but it can be a lifesaver! Check out the Gmail Blog for more information.

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