This month at the Hatcher Graduate Library, the theme is “Mapping Science” in conjunction with the current Library Gallery exhibit Places & Spaces: Mapping Science, a traveling exhibit created by Dr. Katy Börner of Indiana University. The exhibit was created to demonstrate the power of maps to navigate and manage physical places but also abstract topic spaces. It introduces knowledge mapping techniques to the general public. It is meant to inspire cross-disciplinary discussion on how to best track and communicate human activity and scientific progress on a global scale. Allow time to view maps from the Map Library as well as the exhibit.
Most people have a stash of unused items at home. Maybe you received a gift that didn't quite fit, or have things leftover from an old hobby or collection. Join us in the Internet Lab on March 15th at 7:00PM for our Ebay Selling Class! We will teach you how to turned those unwanted items into cold hard cash! This class will cover Ebay selling basics and cover topics like researching your item, listing fees, collecting payment and other tips for running a successful sale. Hurry registration is limited.
iPad users will now enjoy custom designed graphics whether they are reading an ePub eBook, listening to an MP3 audiobook, or browsing the OverDrive Media Console Library. The app supports landscape and portrait orientation. A new calendar icon displays the number of days left until the title expires.
The free app can be installed on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch® devices running iOS (v4.0 or newer). The updated app is available from:
Canton Public Library has a self-service fax machine in our lobby. In this video, one of our librarians shows you how to send a domestic fax. For further help, dial 1 (800) 468-2748.
The kiosk accepts credit, debit and check cards. Outgoing faxes only. Domestic: $1.75 first page, $1.00 each additional page. International: $3.99 first page, $3.45 each additional page.
An Adult Services librarian walks us through our Tax Forms workstations and how easy it is to select and print IRS tax forms at Canton Public Library.
You can send your relatives a "care package" of videos you think they'd find useful, or watch the videos yourself to brush up on computer skills.
Stephen Forrest will talk about his experiences with his "off-the-grid" house in Vermont. Forrest is Vice President of Research at the University of Michigan as well as a Professor of Engineering, Computer Science, and Physics.
Dr. Forrest will speak at the Hatcher Library Gallery at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor on Tuesday, October 26, from 5:30-7:00PM.
Register now for our Google Apps class, to be held on Tuesday, September 14, from 7:00-8:30PM. We'll cover search, docs, Gmail, and many lesser-known tools that work well for you or your business.
Update [11/15/2010]: A large selection of LEGOs will be available for creative play at the event courtesy of Bricks for Brains. Also be sure to bring blank CD-Rs if you're interested in Free and Open Source software provided by Metro Detroit Linux Users Group.On November 20 from 1:00-5:00PM, Canton Public Library will host some of the most creative hackers in the Metro Detroit Area. Our Community Room will be full of demonstrations and presentations of hacks ranging from robotics to web apps to personal productivity hacks to modded IKEA furniture to crafts.
If you or someone you know is a 'hacker' in a special field; if you have ingenious and/or unconventional workarounds and solutions, then consider doing a presentation or having a demo table at Hack Day. Time slots and planning discussion can be found at the Hack Day CantonWiki page.
[Photo courtesy of Andrew Feinberg on Flickr]
- AdWords — Run search-based ads for your business and increase traffic to your products
- AdSense — Get paid to place ads for other businesses on your website
- Google Places — Claim you business's listing in Google search and maps
- Google Analytics — Detailed website statistics with minimal effort
- Google Merchant Center — Make your products appear in Google's shopping results
- Google Apps — Affordable, custom online productivity tools for your business
- Gmail — Free email with great productivity features
- Google Docs — Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations, and more from any browser, collaborative, available anywhere, and free. Awesome