May 12, 2013
12:30 HarvardX Ancient Greek Hero: we continue with hour 7, in which we learn to "close read" images as well additional bits of Homer, pseudo-Demosthenes and Pindar. It's not too late to join. Just plunge in.
3:00 Workshop: Introduction to Befuncky and Pixlr, free and impressive photoediting tools. Everyone is welcome.
Here are the images for today, assembled by Patti using one of the tools from last week's workshop. The key word for this week is sēma (plural sēmata) which means not only sign or symbol (think sematics and semiotics) but also "tomb of a hero." See the egg-shaped things? Those are the tombs. The little "fairies" flitting about? Psukhes of the heroes. Can you find Achilles? Hector? Andromache? Iris?
May 07, 2013
Our neon door to the children's room is now an online jigsaw puzzle. Pictures of the doorway confuse people who don't know our library. Some of the panes are clear glass, others are mirrors.
View additional Highsmith photos.
And here are more at her web site.
Update: Andris Simsons has created a puzzle from another Highsmith photo of our library, this one of the mosaic wall. Give it a try.
May 01, 2013
We are offering six weeks of short workshops, in computer room A at 4 PM, to introduce you to interesting, free, online tools. Many have corresponding mobile apps. Each workshop will last approximately 30 minutes.
These workshops will be repeated on Sundays, starting at 3.
Reminder: The library and computer rooms will be open 12-5 starting May 5th.
Video Week April 29-May 3
Friday Letís see what you created
Photo Week May 6-10
Tuesday Letís see what you created with befunky
Thursday Letís see what you created with pixlr
Share Info Week May 13-17
Wednesday Letís see what you created with any of the tools (video, photo or sharing)
Thursday Letís see what you created with any of the tools (video, photo or sharing)
Infographics Week May 20-24
Friday Letís see what you created with infographics software
Polling Week May 28-31
Thursday poll each other, collect data
Friday organize your data with in an infographic
Organize Yourself Week June 3-7
Anyone can participate but many of these sites or apps require parental permission if you are under 13, or 13-18. So you may want to bring a parental consent form or, better yet, bring your parent.
If you are underage you are welcome to watch, kibitz, and laugh at staff members trying to create animations.
April 15, 2013
Spring for Poetry 2013
Take a spring poetry walk. The Friends of the library, with the help of student artists at Montgomery College, Sherman Avenue residents who helped place signs, local poets who acted as selectors and many others have placed a new set of poetry posters all over town. There are 32 posters in all, can you find them?
Here is the new poem list with locations.
Reminder: Favorite Poem Evening April 23rd. Please come and share the experience.
If you can read a poem, please contact the library director, Ellen Robbins, with details. 301.891.7259