January 29, 2012 | madame librarian
You are invited to TechTown's Open House on Tuesday, February 7 from 5:00-7:00 PM. Register at the TechTown site or call 313-879-5250.
If you have an idea for a new product or business or need help developing your idea, tour TechTown's facilities, learn how they can help you, or chat with TechTown's entrepenuer of the month at their this monthly open house.
January 23, 2012 | SuperMegaAnna
November 23, 2011 | madame librarian
October 31, 2011 | madame librarian
Send your parents a Tech Support Care Package. Google has created a series of short videos demonstrating simple computer tasks such as changing the time on a computer, enlarging the text, copy and paste materials, and more.
October 25, 2011 | Blogbrarian
Connect to others by converting a free WordPress blog page into a webpage — no HTML taught or needed. Join us forWordPress to Webpage on Friday, November 4th from 10:00-11:30 AM. If you've ever wanted to create your own webpage but found HTML too complicated, give this program a try!
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October 20, 2011 | Michelle
What kind of dog do you wish you had? How fast does a Corvette really go? What does the inside of the human body look like? If you have ever asked yourselves these questions and more, then you should definitely visit the J600-699 collection in the Children's Section. This is the nonfiction collection that is chock full of cats, cars, pets, cooking, gardening, health, body parts, and so much more. See you in the stacks!
October 10, 2011 | fawcettl
Thinking of buying an eReader but aren't sure which model is right for you? Do you have an iPad on your holiday gift list but aren't sure if it is something you would really use? Join us Tuesday October 11, 2011 from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Purple Room and we haul out some of today's hottest gadgets for you to test and try before you buy. Come play with our eReaders, iPad, digital cameras and even video games.
October 7, 2011 | baluchr
Today, October 7th, is Ada Lovelace Day. Ada Lovelace, daughter of poet Lord Byron, is regarded to be the first computer programmer. In honor of her, this day is designated for the recognition of the achievements of women in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. It would be a great day to check out a book on women inventors, astronaunts, or mathematicians. Or stimulate your own daughter's interest in one or more of these subjects with one of our many science films from here in the library. My favorite is the Disney Imagineering Series. Another good option is The Way Things Work, based of the David Macauley book by the same name.
October 4, 2011 | Brad Czerniak
At today's Let's talk iPhone event, Apple VP Phil Shiller announced Siri, an advanced voice-activated control system included with the new iPhone 4S. Even though this is an exciting step forward, computers have had speech recognition for years, and movies and television have simulated it for even longer. Here are some examples of fictional computers in movies that could hold a conversation:
2001 [videodisc]: a space odyssey by Metro-Goldwyn- Mayer
The time machine [videodisc] by DreamWorks Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures present a Parkes/MacDonald production
The Terminator [videodisc] by Hemdale presents a Pacific Western production of a James Cameron film; Cinema '84; a Greenberg Brothers Partnership