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It’s Not What’s Over, It’s What’s Next.

Woman on mountain

I think Ageing is an extraordinary process whereby you become the person that you always should have been.

-David Bowie

Twenty years ago today, on my 25th birthday, I woke up in a lousy apartment in the city and when I turned on the bathroom light I was greeted by a sink full of roaches. Happy Birthday Joanie.

Today, I turned 45.

And I woke up to one grumpy dog and one VERY excited puppy.

I had to get two groggy girls off to two different school in two different directions at the same time. I did a load of laundry, emptied the dishwasher, took one VERY excited puppy for a walk and then went to work.

I loved this morning! So much better than being 25, right?

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Who Let a Pidgey into the Library?

Pokemon Go is the newest sensation and all over the news and social media.  It is an augmented reality game you play on your Android or iPhone.  Unlike virtual reality, which substitutes your visual experience, augmented reality takes the real world and adds an extra layer to it.  Just like how we used Aurasma to see into the future of the library’s renovation project, Pokemon Go lets you see through the eyes of a Pokemon trainer.

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The Social Security Administration can help you be green and name your child!

Sign up for my Social Security and avoid getting the periodically mailed print benefits statements.

Less paper and easy access to your Social Security Statement.

Now you can login and easily:

my Social Security

  • see your future benefits
  • verify that your earnings for the year are posted correctly
  • see an estimate of Social Security taxes you have paid
  • and if you are retired, check your benefit and payment information

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Finding a good history book to read!

The publishing world seems to promote fiction over nonfiction and big names over lesser known authors. Yes, sometimes breakout nonfiction books like Freakonomics or Outliers receive a lot of attention.

But history books do get promoted, if you know where to look. Here are 4 ways the library can help you feed your need to understand history.

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Have you upgraded to Windows 10 yet?

I got the pop-up from Microsoft months and months ago inviting me to upgrade to Windows 10. Given past experiences with upgrades, I have been wary and have put off what Microsoft says is good for me. Then while reading the Personal Tech column in the New York Times, I was reminded that there is a deadline to get the free upgrade - July 29th.

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