Category Archives: Technology

3D Printing in the Library

The good people from Hackforge will be back in the library with an exciting 3D printing demonstration. All are welcome to attend this free event at the Remington Park Library on Saturday, January 15th. Everyone is invited between 2-4PM to stop by and view the 3D printer in action. You can also interact with 3D printed objects, and discuss the future of this game changing technology. Come see how you...
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2014: eResource Year in Review

2014. Is it just me? Or did the tablet, phone, phablet market explode this year? I used to be a gal with a purse for every occasion. I had my work purse, my school purse, my Tiger game purse, my fancy purse, my vacation purse, my running around with little kiddos purse; the list goes on, but I’ll spare you the details. This year I have come to realize that...
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De-Stressing with WPL’s Electronic Collections

How do you like to unwind? Browse a magazine / Get lost in a good story / Listen to music / Watch a movie? At different times throughout the year, our librarians participate in public events where we promote library materials and services. During two recent afternoons, we were at the Leddy Library at the University of Windsor.  It is exam time at the university and their library workers are...
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Try Before You Buy at Our Tech Petting Zoo

Just a few years ago, purchasing a tablet was fairly straightforward: choose Android or iOS; choose a size; choose storage capacity. BOOM. DONE. Choosing a tablet today is a little more intensive. There are several major brands to choose from (Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, Kobo, Kindle – just to name a few). Some are better for reading and light browsing, some are better for gaming and movies, and some are all-in-one...
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‘Tis the Season to give Tech Toys

Once upon a time, long long ago, in a pre-texting era, a friend of mine called me up and said, “We’re going shopping tonight – I’ll pick you up at 2:30 a.m., OK?” Given that we were actually taking and not texting, I couldn’t just reply with a standard wide-eyed Emoji. Who goes shopping in the middle of the night? Turns out that I had never heard of Black Friday....
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Email Notices

Oops. We’re having a little trouble with our email. If you received an email notice from the library today that reads “Symantec Mail Security replaced Message Body with this text message. The original text contained prohibited subject and was quarantined” please feel free to ignore or delete it. It is not a virus and will not harm your computer, but if you have any questions or concerns you are welcome to...
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Join us for Appy Hour

In our most recent social media contest, we asked people to describe their ideal library. Here are a few of the entries. Notice any trends? Since we don’t have a coffee shop in the library, we are going to do the next best thing and bring the library to the coffee shop! We’ll be at the Green Bean Café on Ouellette tomorrow night (November 13th) from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for Appy Hour....
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Overdrive…It just keeps getting better and better

Why do people love eBooks so much? They’re portable. They’re lightweight. You don’t have to pick them up…or return them. The font size is adjustable. You don’t have to worry about losing your page. Really, this list could go on and on and on, but I’m not here to sell you on why you should give eBooks a try (I did a lot of that in June). If you’re already...
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Share Your Story: #eBookDay

Tomorrow, September 18th, 2014 is Read an eBook Day! As readers, we all have a book that we love, a favourite reading spot, or even a character that we just can’t get enough of; regardless of how silly or quirky our preferences may seem, they are part of what defines us as readers.  They make up our Reading Story. Our friends at Overdrive have invited everyone to share a part...
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Music & Audiobooks now Available on Hoopla

Hoopla, Hoopla, HOOPLA! This word has been in my vocabulary for about a year now, and it’s just as much fun every time I say it.  With our Hoopla-versary just around the corner, let’s look back and reflect on all of the reasons why we love this eResource so dearly. –Every title is available right away. No waiting. No holds. Ever. –It’s available anytime, anywhere.  I have used Hoopla on...
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