technology

The Impact of the Internet

The Internet is many things to many people. It can be a way to keep up with friends and family, learn a new skill, order dinner, watch TV, read books, get a college degree, find a job, pay bills, and more. No one can argue that the virtual world has a tremendous impact on our physical world whether we're online daily or have never used a computer. How is it affecting us overall? A recent crop of authors have tried to tackle the question. Read a few of their thoughts on the subject in these books:  

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TGIF Programs Presents Technology Petting Zoo This Friday in Training Lab!

TGIF Programs of the Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library asks you join us Friday, September 13th at 10:30 AM in the 2nd Floor Training Lab for our Technology Petting Zoo. We will have a variety of gadgets and gizmos for you to experience firsthand. Also, we will have staff to help you discover many bells and whistles on these items. 

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Book Talk Bits

Hooray! What a summer we are planning for Adults. Those with I pad, Kindle, Nooks, or other e-reader device or I phone. We are calling on you to be in the spot light sharing your book with other readers in the book talk.  All you will need to do is tell a snippet about the book you have read on your device. Do not tell all just enough to get us interested in the book. Each person attending will share their own book. We will do this on the Second Monday in June, July, and August at 2:00 PM. Don’t be shy it’s all about sharing your love for books.  We will call ourselves “The Techie Book Invaders.” Interested persons contact Gwendolyn here at the Northwest Branch Library.

Dates: June 10, 2013, July 8, 2013, August 12, 2013 @2:00 PM

 

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TGIF Programs Presents Appy Hour this Friday!

Do you have a smart phone or other device? Are you curious about the different apps you can download to your device?  We will discuss several apps that available to make life easier and more fun at Appy Hour.

TGIF Programs of Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library invites adults of all ages  to join us Friday, February 15th at 10:30 AM in the Marge Jacobson Community Room for Appy Hour.

Light refreshments are provided by the Friends of Freeman Library.  Please contact the Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library at 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, TX 77062 or at 281-488-1906 regarding any questions
 

 

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Organize Your Digital Life with Evernote

evernote graphicTame the web and organize your digital life with Evernote, a free software program that lets you save, sort, and share websites, documents, pictures, emails, voice memos and more. You can download the free program to your computer and the free app to your smartphone or tablet. Watch a short video about Evernote.

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The Walmart Foundation

walmartThe Walmart Foundation was solicited by FOLK – Friends of the Library-Kingwood for a grant earlier this year and awarded $1000.00 to provide computer and technology books for the library.  We thank the Friends and the Walmart Foundation as they partnered in this endeavor.

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eTools: Apps, Software & Websites

etools logoJoin us for our new technology series, eTools: Apps, Software, & Website.  Discover our picks for work, home and play.  Each week we share our favorite eTools for your smartphone, tablet and computer.

• Free! No registration
• Mondays @ 10:00 a.m.
• Summer sessions will be held in TECH 110 until further notice.

Summer Topics

• July 23 — Cloud Storage
Save your photos, documents, music and more to a variety of online, cloud storage options, with Dorrie Scott. 

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LED Vs. LCD Televisions

tv view clip artI recently started looking for a small flat-screen television to put in our upstairs game room.  I expected to be looking through the traditional LCD and Plasma options when I noticed a third option, LED.  What?  Let me state for the record that I've only bought two TV's in the last two years, and those were purchased after I had two previous TV's for approximately 12 years each.  I still have a humongous 36in. tube television upstairs.  It still works, but it takes up so much physical space I'm considering replacing it.  While I consider myself somewhat of a techie, it doesn't always extend to television technology.  

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QR Codes for Kids

you tube screen shot    Check out "QR Codes for Kids" on YouTube, the latest video tutorial from the Lone Star College-CyFair Branch library.

QR codes are two dimensional codes you scan with a smartphone or tablet and get instantly connected to websites, contact information, images, and more.

QR Codes for Kids - written by Krissy Conn, performed by Krissy Conn and Paula Gonzales, childrens' librarians. Produced by Monica Norem, reference librarian.

Subscribe to the lsccyfairlibrarian's Channel on YouTube
 

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Check Out Our New Toy!!!

Here at Maud Marks , we are always looking for the newest and most innovative way to make sure YOU know what is going on at the library.  Recently, we were chosen to try out the newest idea for Harris County Public Library, an Electronic Bulletin Board!  When you enter the library, look over to the right between the homage to Maud Marks Daughters and the returns desk.  There, you will see our new, cool flat screen TV streaming information about all our upcoming events.  Want to know what our book clubs are reading?  How about when the next volunteer orientation is?  Just keep an eye on the screen, all the information is right there!  Check out what is going on at the Maud Marks Library.  Find out which nationwide events celebrated locally at your library.  We have it all, right there on our Electronic Bulletin Board!

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