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Entries from December 2012

More Apps To Help With Lifestyle Changes

December 27th, 2012 · Comments Off · News, Reviews, Software

We are fast approaching January 1, the day when we will tackle new goals, become more healthy, more fit, and perhaps even better organized.  This article from Mashable.com lists five apps to help us successfully achieve our goals.  If you are planning to quit smoking, save money, or exercise more, this article is for you!  [...]

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Time for Lifestyle Changes: Weight Loss!

December 26th, 2012 · Comments Off · News, Websites

It’s time to revisit one of my tried and true apps that I unfortunately need to begin using again–Lose It! Lose It is a great tool to “set goals for weight loss and exercise”.  It allows you to keep track of food eaten (calories added) and also of exercise accomplished (calories removed).  Tell it how [...]

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Talking With Children About Newtown Tragedy

December 17th, 2012 · Comments Off · Websites

Our neighbors in Newtown have suffered a tragic loss.  Our thoughts, sympathies, and prayers are with them.  Our children may have questions about what happened; here are some resources that may help during this difficult time.

American Psychological Association: Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting
National Institute of Mental Health: Helping Children [...]

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New Google Maps App for iPhone!

December 13th, 2012 · Comments Off · News, Software

There is a new Google Maps app available for iPhone which David Pogue reviewed in yesterday’s New York Times.  I love shaking the phone to bring up the screen to send feedback/corrections to Google.  I will use the app to see how it wants to take me home this evening and I will let you [...]

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Have You Tried Dropbox?

December 12th, 2012 · Comments Off · Software

Have you tried Dropbox yet?  This is a free service “that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere.”  Any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to any computer or phone on which you install Dropbox, and even on the Dropbox website.  You can also invite your friends or family [...]

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America’s News: Access to Local, Regional, and National Sources

December 11th, 2012 · Comments Off · News, Wilton Library Resource

We are pleased to bring you access to America’s News (from NewsBank): Unmatched U.S. news content from local, regional, and national sources.  You may search the entire database for specific topics or browse specific issues.  America’s News is available to Wilton residents with a valid Wilton Library Card.  To access America’s News, go to our [...]

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Wilton Bulletin Online

December 10th, 2012 · Comments Off · News, Websites

We are pleased to once again bring you the Wilton Bulletin Online through NewsBank.  Wilton residents with a valid Wilton Library Card may access this wonderful resource by going to our website (www.wiltonlibrary.org), clicking on Wilton in the upper right corner of the page and then clicking on Wilton Bulletin Online (4/24/2003-Current) in the center [...]

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Looking for New Titles, Best Sellers?

December 9th, 2012 · Comments Off · Books, News, Software, Wilton Library Resource

Our upgraded catalog lets you easily see a carousel of best sellers on the opening (portal) page!  Clicking on the title or book jacket allows you to easily place a request for a title.  The left side of the page also lists new books, new videos, sound recordings, large print titles, most circ’d titles, and [...]

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Using Face Time

December 8th, 2012 · Comments Off · Programs, Software

I have not generally been a fan of Skype or Face Time.  In my world, the beauty of a phone call is the invisibility of it—it doesn’t matter if one wears a ratty old sweatsuit or is without makeup.
Earlier this week, I was invited to my nephew’s swearing in ceremony to the Rhode Island Bar.  [...]

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