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Google Hangouts

What Do I Need? Last week we were asked if Google Hangouts were possible from an iPhone4S. We ummed and ahhed, the IT person ummed and ahhed and then we all independently Googled it. And, yes it is possible. As

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Nimbus Screenshots

Nimbus is a very useful screen capture tool. It sits quietly in your menu bar waiting to help you with the following tasks: Capture the whole browser window Create your own drawing or model from scratch Paste different patterns and

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Duolingo

Although we think it’s a great idea to learn a language, some online programs can stretch the budget. This is where Duolingo steps in, it’s free forever and doesn’t have any ads. The interface is clean and simple and it’s

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Colors: How to Pick Them

Sometimes it’s kind of hard picking or choosing colors for a website, a picture book, a poster, or an assignment that requires a lot of visuals. There are a number of online tools to help you make decisions that lead

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Posters

Lately library staff have been getting into making bulletin board displays. We’re always on the look-out for novel ways to attract patrons to a new resource. One online app we’ve been playing with is The Rasterbator  (OK, we agree the

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Flipboard

If you have a smartphone or tablet you’ve probably come across Flipboard. It’s a fun tool for curating online magazines, newspapers, social media, and websites – and it looks good. The Web In the early days it felt more like

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PressBooks

Recently I came across this eBook The HLS Guide to Library School. One thing I liked straight away was how easy it was to open, and get reading. No setting up an account, no having to download to a reader,

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Library on Instagram
LGBTQ+ Visibility Project is up. Go see it in the lobby. The 2017 Josette Frank Award winner Wendelin Van Draanen for "The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones." Participating in the chair selection process for the 4th, 6th & 7th floors. This is our new meditation, prayer, nursing space. ​@katyehbooks talking to the 11/12s about The Truth About Twinkie Pie last spring​. Can't wait to welcome Kat back to Bank Street as our Dorothy Carter Writer-in-Residence this spring! Yay! #tbt Love this shot of Pres. John Niemeyer and his wife reading The Runaway Bunny, taken for Australian Women's Weekly in 1961 #tbt #bankstreetarchives Organizing Irma Black Award submissions! Wall tattoo.