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Entries from December 2009

All Your Travel Arrangements in One Handy Place!

December 29th, 2009 · Comments Off · News, Websites

Tripit is a travel organizer website that organizes “trip details into one master online itinerary–even if arrangements are booked at multiple travel sites”; automatically includes “maps, directions and weather in their master itinerary”; gives you “the option to book restaurants, theatre tickets, activities and more right from within the online itinerary”; and “access travel plans [...]

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New Air Travel Guidelines?

December 28th, 2009 · Comments Off · News, Websites

Due to the recent air terrorism attempt, air travel now has additional and varied new security.  I have had a difficult time finding specific new requirements for passengers on the TSA site or on any individual airline site.  This New York Times article talks about a one carry-on bag rule.  It appears that one carry-on [...]

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Magazines Online

December 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off · News, Wilton Library Resource

If you are looking for magazine articles or want to browse through magazines when you can’t get to the library, visit our Magazines/Newspapers page on our website.  Go to www.wiltonlibrary.org, click on Research on the blue bar and then click on the words Research Databases in the center of the page.  Click on Magazines/Newspapers and [...]

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Scary Technology: Baking!

December 21st, 2009 · Comments Off · News, Websites

For me, the scariest technology can be in the kitchen! But, with the right instructions, baking can be an easy and fun experience.  Here’s a link to holiday cookies at foodtv.com:  http://tinyurl.com/yefznwb Just scroll past the “featured results” for over 500 recipes. And, don’t forget all the cook books at the Library. Here’s a small [...]

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Gifts For The Student Who Has Everything!

December 18th, 2009 · Comments Off · Hardware, News

Christopher Dawson of ZDNet has an article to help those of us trying to find something for the student who has everything!  You might even want some of these things for yourself!  Happy Holidays!
~mary anne

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It’s Almost 2010!

December 16th, 2009 · Comments Off · News

Go to Google.  Click on I’m Feeling Lucky without entering a search term and Google gives you the number of seconds until 2010!
mary anne

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e-Book Readers

December 3rd, 2009 · Comments Off · Books, Hardware, News, Reviews

Want an e-reader but not sure which one?  The New York Times did a round up on the latest offerings which may help you make that important decision.  Happy shopping!
mary anne

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Noice Canceling Headphones

December 3rd, 2009 · Comments Off · Hardware, News, Reviews

I had the opportunity to try Bose Noise Canceling headphones last summer on a flight.  They were like nothing I had ever experienced!  Bose has now updated their QuietComfort 2 model with QuietComfort 15.  Read David Pogue’s review in The New York Times.
mary anne

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Computer Classes at WLA

December 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off · Computer Classes

Our free basic computer and digital photography classes have been posted at http://www.wiltonlibrary.org/computer-classes/.  Classes begin in January.  Learning something new is a great New Year’s resolution!
mary anne

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