Archive for , 2018

Spotlight

Pint & Click Podcast 37 Now Available!

On this episode, Dave, Tony and Joel talk about Star Wars: The Last Jedi with (not entirely spoiler-free) discussions about its place within the larger Star Wars series, its curiously critical reception online, and the career of its director Rian Johnson, whose previous works include Brick, The Brothers Bloom and Looper. Have a listen below:

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How-to

3 Tricks To Best Use Your Tablet as an eReader

Have a new iPad, Kindle Fire tablet, or Android from the holidays? Are you planning to use your tablet as an eReader?

It's important to understand that these devices - unlike traditional eReaders - offer easy access to other "distractions" just one easy click to the internet away.

If you feel like you’ve been gifted a great and powerful technological burden, remember the wisdom of Gandalf:  "All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you.”

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Staff Picks

Will Journaling Save Cursive Writing?

Has the art of handwriting gone the way of the Dodo Bird?

The Dodo Bird may be extinct but manual handwriting may not be. I've noticed many tech savvy 'non-Boomer' library staff keep journals. Handwritten journals.

Many schools have opted out when it comes to teaching cursive writing. Last month, Illinois lawmakers passed a bill requiring elementary schools to teach cursive writing starting in the 2018-2019 school year.

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