Don’t get stuck without the Internet on the long weekend ahead. Check out a mobile hotspot from JCPL. These devices create a WiFi access point so you can connect your tablet, computer, or other device to the Internet.
Yes, that’s right. You can now check out the Internet from the library, just like you would a book.
The hotspots check out for 7 days. Overdue fines are $1.00 a day. Once the checkout period ends, the hotspots will no longer access the Internet.
Don’t have a mobile device to take with you? Then checkout a JCPL eBook reader. These tablets allow you to access library eBooks, digital audiobooks, music, movies, and much more.
What’s not to love about that?
What is a podcast?
A podcast is an audio program that you can listen to on your computer or mobile device. Unlike the radio, you can listen to podcasts anytime you want, at your own convenience. You can stream or download a podcast automatically using a podcast player.
Media organizations such as NPR, magazines and newspapers, and other organizations (like the library!) have podcasts. But so do regular people who record podcasts in their own homes, which means you can find a podcast on just about any topic you’re interested in.
more: Discover Podcasts
At this week’s Lunch & Learn: 40 Apps in 40 Minutes, you’ll get a quick introduction to 40 must have apps for your iOS or Android device. We’ll cover library apps, apps for productivity, photography, health and wellness, and apps for fun and games. The program takes place on Thursday, January 19th, from 12:00 PM –1:00 PM, and you can register on our events calendar.
Below are two of my favorite new apps that I’ll be discussing.
more: Apps that Wow
November is Maker Month at the library, and we’re highlighting all of the library resources that can help you improve your creative skills. One of our favorite resources for makers is Zinio for Libraries.
With Zinio for Libraries, you can checkout digital magazines from the library and download or stream them to your computer or mobile device. In addition to popular magazines such as Martha Stewart Living and Field & Stream, our Zinio collection includes many specialized hobby and craft magazines that can inspire you, teach you a new skill, or even provide patterns.
more: Making with Digital Magazines
To begin using JCPL’s Creative Space and Recording Studio, you’ll need to complete both parts of our Creative Space training. But you can supplement that in-person training—or even prepare for it—with lynda.com. lynda.com is an online learning resource that helps anyone learn software, creative, and business skills to achieve personal and professional goals. JCPL provides this service to you for free. In addition to videos on basic home computing, you’ll find video courses on the technology and software used in our Creative Space and Recording Studio, including 3D printing…
more: Make It with Lynda.com