As I get ready to retire next month, I find myself looking back at nearly 25 years of working for the Fontana Regional Library System. There have been a lot of changes. Walking into the Macon County Public Library on Wayah Street, for my first day on the job, the first thing I found myself … Continue reading FRL – looking back, looking forward
Hi everyone! Julia from Jackson County Public Library here with my first blog for Shelf Life of the Mountains. For this first post I had originally thought to write about ghost writing, comparing and contrasting it to best selling writers that use co-authors, such as James Patterson. I quickly realized that the content was well… … Continue reading D&D at your local library
One of the things about doing a bit of a retrospective of where you’ve been in the last year is that you occasionally realize things that sort of slid by you when you were actually experiencing them. While compiling my list of top 10 recommendations of books I read in 2016 , I did a count … Continue reading In Praise of eBooks
Many years ago on a road trip with my two kids I discovered something pretty amazing. I discovered the power of listening to a story. I know how hard it is for parents to keep the kiddos occupied on car trips - been there - still doing that. You know, those long hours in confined … Continue reading Listen & Learn
Do you use the computers and internet at the library? We would love to hear from you! From May 5th to May 24th the library will be running an online survey to understand how patrons use the library’s technology so we can provide resources and services that are valuable to the community. The Impact Survey is anonymous, … Continue reading Do you use library computers and internet?
By Amy Imagine that you meet someone online. You get a Facebook message from someone who’s a friend of a friend. Maybe you glance through their profile: went to the same high school your cousin went to, has a nice job, and good looking to boot! You chat with them, get to know them. Every … Continue reading Oh, What a Tangled Web….
By John We lead Web-based, digital lives. From personal computers, smartphones, and tablets, e-book readers, to working, shopping, and social networking, virtually every aspect of our lives touches the digital world. Even when we are not directly connected to the Internet, this vast worldwide connection of computers, data, and websites supports our everyday lives through … Continue reading STOP. THINK. CONNECT.
By John For those of us who use digital cameras and go through the throws of locating a cable to connect our camera or card readers to our computers to get at our photos and videos have something to rejoice about. There’s a company that’s been making memory cards with Wi-Fi capability built into it, … Continue reading Getting pictures, automagically!
By John Where’s the best place to catch a "FREE" movie, or to enjoy a "FREE" concert? How about the best place to whet your appetite for a little action on the internet, or quench your thirst by reading another wild, exotic, action packed adventure! How about a place to do that last minute studying … Continue reading Best Place in Town!
By Loretta I’ve been reading another really good book, Physics of the Future by Michio Kaku. A professor of theoretical physics at the City University of New York and cofounder of the string field theory, Kaku also hosts two radio programs, Explorations and Science Fantastic and has a TV show called Sci Fi Science on the … Continue reading Raise Your Glasses to the Internet