Do you want your child to read more?  Do you want to keep them entertained with fun (and educational) materials.  Check out TumbleBooks and TumbleBookCloud Junior at www.fcplibrary.lib.in.us  Scroll to the bottom and click on the link.  All you need is your library card!

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As librarians we come across some great resources.  I received an email recently on Apps to help keep you healthy.  The article shared information on the following three apps available for your smartphone. Just check out your app store on your favorite device.

Fooducate: provides information about nutrients and ingredients in the food we eat, to help us make healthy choices

GymPact: uses the power of money to motivate us to excercise

Breathetorelax: teaches breathing exercises to decrease the body’s stress response

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Well we are well into tax season.  We wanted to let everyone know that AARP Tax-Aide will be at the library on Friday’s from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm to assist filling out taxes.  It is first come, first serve.

If you are looking for tax forms many of them are available online.

Federal – www.irs.gov

State -www.in.gov/dor

 

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Morningstar Investment Research Center is available online now.  If you are into checking your Investment Portfolio this may be the sight to you.  If you are new to Investments there are resources are the site to help get you started.

As of December 31, 2012, Morningstar will cease publishing it’s print edition.  To access please use one of the following sites:

In the Library – http://library.morningstar.com

Remotely – http://library.morningstar.com/Membership/authenticate.html?stat=2&Name=Fayette%20County

 

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With the explosion of eBook usage, it is not unusual to see a Kindle Fire in someones hands.  USA Today has created a list of the top 25 Apps to use on your Kindle Fire.  Some of these Apps are also available on your Android phone and iOS devices too!

Just a few of the Apps mentioned:
Netflix
Pandora Radio
HBO on the Go
Angry Birds
GoodReads
Pinterest

Check out the complete article here:  http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/personal/2012/10/06/kindle-fire-apps/1615091/

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A reminder that Tuesday is Election Day is probably unnecessary as they are plastered all over televison, social media and print.  However, did you know that you can find a copy of your ballot at www.indianavoters.com

 

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Recently on  http://games.yahoo.com/blogs/plugged-in/25-most-popular-passwords-2012-164015152.html the top 25 passwords have been released:

1. password (Unchanged)
2, 123456 (Unchanged)
3. 12345678 (Unchanged)
4. abc123 (Up 1)
5. qwerty (Down 1)
6. monkey (Unchanged)
7. letmein (Up 1)
8. dragon (Up 2)
9. 111111 (Up 3)
10. baseball (Up 1)
11. iloveyou (Up 2)
12. trustno1 (Down 3)
13. 1234567 (Down 6)
14. sunshine (Up 1)
15. master (Down 1)
16. 123123 (Up 4)
17. welcome (New)
18. shadow (Up 1)
19. ashley (Down 3)
20. football (Up 5)
21. jesus (New)
22. michael (Up 2)
23. ninja     (New)
24. mustang (New)
25. password1 (New)

Are any of these favorites on your password list?  If so, users are encouraged to change them. Keep the hackers at bay and create a crazy password that you will remember.  The article has some ideas.

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Okay, so this post is not really about technology.  It’s about this weeks upcoming Friends of the Library Book Sale.  (Which some of proceeds end up helping the library buy things we could not out of our regular budget.  Thanks Friends!)

The Book Sale will be the following days:

Tuesday, October 23, 5:00-7:00 pm (Friends Members Only.  Become a member today!)

Wednesday, October 24, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Thursday, October 25, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Friday, October 26, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday, October 27, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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OverDrive along with Barnes and Noble recently released the OverDrive Media Console App for the NOOK HD, NOOK HD+, NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color. To download go to the Nook App Store to get it for your Nook. The Nook App will allow users to download eBooks and Audio wirelessly to their device.

Happy reading!

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Over the past few months we have been asked how to transfer books from Adobe Digital Editions to a ereader( ex. Nook).  Greensburg Public Library has put together a video tutorial that I would like to share with you.

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Created by CCEA Community Foundation out of Clark County, Nevada, celebraties read children’s story books.

Current books include:

Duck and Cover
Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy
Duck Soup
The Handy Girls Can Fix It
When I Was A Girl I Dreamed
Excuse Me
Bugtown Buggie
Granny McFanny
The Gum Chewing Rattler
Mr. Walrus and the Old School Bus
Anasi Goes To Lunch
Dreamygirls Field of Wishes (In Spanish)

http://www.readtomelv.com/current-books/

 

 

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If your like me and have kids there are times that you do not know what to do when they are sick or hurt.  Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital has created a Kid’s Health Line to help answer some of those questions.

Nurse Callback – 1.317.338.KIDS
From the website “This phone service connects you with a registered nurse who can answer your unique questions about your child’s health. It’s totally free and available 24/7 — because we know that as a parent, when you have a question, you don’t want to wait until Monday morning.”

iPhone apphttp://kidshealthline.com/app/

Kid’s Health Line Websitewww.kidshealthline.com

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Did you know that Memorial Day was original called Decoration Day?  It is a day of rememberance for those who have died in service.  It was proclaimed  on May 5, 1868 by General John Logan to be celebrated on May 30.  In 1971, US Congress passed a law designating the last Monday in May to be the official day of observance. 

Check out these websites for Memorial Day information:

Check out these sites for information on our military:

 

 

 

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Photo courtesy of National Park Service

You want to visit Glacier National Park in Montana? Not only does the National Park Service have a great website with visitor information, photo gallery and a virtual tour, they also have 8 webcams throughout the park.  http://www.nps.gov/glac/photosmultimedia/webcams.htm

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The 2012 Summer Reading Programs start Saturday, May 19!  Sign-up your whole family!

 

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Everything is going mobile these days.  “There is an app for that!” has become a common phrase.  A new book Go Mobile: Location-Based Marketing, Apps, Mobile, Optimized AD Campaigns, 2D Codes, and Other Mobile Strategies to Grow Your Business by Jeanne Hopkins and Jamie Turner.  The authors introduce you how to use QR codes, SMS, mobile apps, mobile websites and other tools. 

If you are in business or just interested in the newest trends in mobile technology this may be the book for you!

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The library has purchased five new medical eBooks!  All you need is your computer and library card number to access!  Click the link to access the eBooks.

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Three brand new Agent Novel videos.  Let us know what you think!

Agent Novel Returns:

Agent Novel “celebrates” National Library Week

Agent Novel promotes Friday the 13th Teen Party

 

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