Blogs

Facebook Photo Albums, Instagram, and Snapchat

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We had a lot of fun this Tuesday night during the Facebook Photo Albums, Instagram, and Snapchat class, including the “live” posting to Instagram!

Here are some handy links about the topics from the class. The following Lynda.com video tutorials and other websites will go more in-depth than we had time for.

GVRL eBooks. Do your research.

Westlake Porter Public Library is delighted to announce a new service for our patrons called Gale Virtual Reference Library.

GVRL eBooks. Do your research.

Non-fiction eBooks available 24/7. Access is easy. No wait. No check-out required.

Get caught up on your favorite crime dramas!

An In-depth Look: ReferenceUSA for Individuals

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The Media Maven wants you to know exactly what comprises ReferenceUSA, and how you can use it to make your life easier as a consumer.

Let’s start by looking at the five separate databases within ReferenceUSA that we have. 

Edit Digital Photos Online, Download Picasa, and Learn from Lynda.com

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Thanks to everyone who enjoyed the recent Digital Photos Online and Picasa classes! The next two digital photography classes may also be full, but that doesn't mean you can't learn some of the material from the comfort of your own home.

With just your Westlake Porter Public Library card and PIN, you can access Lynda.com, a huge database of video tutorials to almost any software you can imagine (plus some more videos on business skills!)

Welcome to Pics and Tricks

Greetings and welcome to the first post of Pics and Tricks.

So, who is this being? Well, let's say She (the green girl, as I call her) is the embodiment of the creative urge, the right brain, or a muse. Maybe she's the goddess of the unconscious or of the universal mind, the ground source of emotion and new ideas. (I have to admit there's probably an undercurrent of my longing for spring here, as well, hence all the greenery.) 

This blog is going to be about being creative, about using the tools, hardware and software, that are available here at the library to create illustrations for your publications: posters, flyers, brochures, pamphlets, greeting cards (whatever you're working on) and about creating and outputting the final publications, as well.

Both patrons and staff can ask questions, technical or otherwise, about any aspect of the process, and I’ll help you if I can—and, if I don't know the answer, I'll find out.

It’s time to roll out the red carpet…

      

Artist of the Week #5: The Newsboys

So far, our Artists of the Week have mostly focused on Rock groups, with a short deviation into classic show tunes with Michael Crawford.  Today, we're going to check out one of the genres on the other side of the Popular Materials desk: Gospel.

How to Subscribe to WPPL Blogs and the Library Calendar

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Westlake Porter Public Library’s blogs are a great way to learn what’s new at WPPL (and a chance to peek into the minds of some of your favorite staff members!)

Of course, you can always see the newest WPPL blog posts at http://westlakelibrary.org/?q=wpplblogs (and this particular STEAM blog here), but if you look to the left of the main text, you’ll see all of the blog names listed with a symbol that looks like this: