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Jocelyn H. Lee to Receive TLA's Benefactor's Award

The generosity of late library patron Jocelyn H. Lee will be honored at this year's Texas Library Association Annual Conference, where he will be posthumously awarded the Benefactor's Award. Mr. Lee's bequest to the Freeman Library has made possible the Innovation Lab, the Digital Media Lab, additions to our collection, updated furnishings, and special programs. We remain grateful to Mr. Lee for the gift he extended to the library community and are pleased to know he will be honored in this special way.

For more information on this award, or to see a list of past recipients, visit this link.

8mm/Super 8 Film Converter Now Available

This guy is an 8mm/Super 8 film to digital converter, now set up in the Jocelyn H. Lee Digital Media Lab and waiting to serve you. After staff receive their training on it shortly, it will be available for you to use free-of-charge with a Lab reservation and completion of a Digital Media Lab orientation class. This and many other digital conversion and creation tools are here and ready for you in the DML. Call or visit us today to find out more!

Digital Media Lab Orientation

Have you registered for Digital Media Lab orientation yet? We have spots open now in Feburary on the 13th, 18th, and 27th. We've had folks using it for a wide range of creative activities so far, including VHS conversion and music creation/editing. Our newest addition, in case you hadn't heard, is an 8mm/Super 8 digital converter, which should soon be available for use. Call or visit today to register for orientation and get started using this new, free space here in your library!

Using Your Smartphone class this Monday

smartphoneDo you have a smartphone but don't know where to start? Do you want to know more about using your smartphone? The Harris County Information Technology Center will be hosting a class on using your smartphone at the North Channel Library on Monday, October 10 at 1:30 PM. Please call the library at 281-457-1631 for more information. 

 

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Teen Tech Week Cricut Air Workshop March 7, 8, 9, and 11 @ 4 PM [10+]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have you ever wanted to make your own custom graphics, cutouts, papercraft, or vinyl decals?

For Teen Tech Week, we are presenting four different workshops on using the Cricut Air custom cutting machine all at 4 PM.

7th—Introduction (Computer Lab)
8th—Papercrafts (Library Community Room)
9th—Fabric-crafts (Library Community Room)
11th—Vinyl Decals (Library Community Room)

Learn to Use Your E-Reader!

Thinking of buying an e-reader or already own one and not sure of how to use it?  The South Houston Branch Library will be hosting a workshop Thursday, March 29 from 2-4 pm where you can learn how to use our digital media catalog and download e-books for free using our wireless network.  Bring your own e-reader or you can compare between the Nook, Kindle or iPad that the branch will have on display.

 

 

 

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Apple iOS 5 will not transfer WMA eAudio to the Apple devices.

To all Apple users.  Please be advised that something must have changed in the way iTunes works with  iOS 5.  After updating to the iOS 5 for Apple products, you will no longer be able to transfer WMA formatted titles to your device from the Overdrive Media Console.

Normally the Overdrive Media Console uses iTunes to convert the file into something it can use.  Something more than likely changed in the iOS 5 update and now the Overdrive Media Console can no longer use iTunes to convert the files.  Our developers are working on the issue and their response about the issue is below.

MP3 formatted titles should still work as normal.  We will update you here as soon as we know this is fixed.

 

Children's Area Improvements

We hope you have noticed the two new computers in the children's area.  These computers are dedicated for use by our children.

New Computers and Faster Internet at Katy

Fast Internet LinesKaty library has all brand new computers, adding more than 30 PCs and 5 laptops to our existing fleet. We also have new high speed T1 lines which means faster computers and reliable wireless connections. Of course, this fantastic update is not without its wrinkles. However, if you need any help at all please don’t hesitate to ask me, John, the new technology trainer and I will gladly assist you. Please check our online calendar for upcoming computer classes beginning in May.

SELF CHECK COMES TO LA PORTE COMMUNITY LIBRARY

Are you sometimes in a rush to grab a book and head out the door? Then you will be pleased to hear that La Porte Community Library now has two Self-Check stations which will allow you to scan your own items. There will always be our friendly circulation staff on hand to help you whether on self-check or at the full service line. Come on in and try out our new "toy."

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