Kate Holloway and Kari Grimm talked about getting the most out of your Digital Video Cameras with Smilebox (R) a free website which lets you resize pictures, send eCards, make collages, add text, create slideshows and calendars, import from flickr ®, email files, burn them to DVD, or post them to a blog or Facebook. And it’s compatible with both PC and Macs.
Jamie Johnston’s The Value of a Book was all about using a PDA and partnering with Amazon to scan books in your used book sale to get book values. It’ll even flag collectible books, so you know which are rare.
Gail Kouame from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine presented Can I Wash My Fruit with Comet? which covered ways to “go greener” at work and home and linked to loads of resources on environmental health – even fun and educational pages for kids and teens in English and Spanish. Hot tip for your patrons – domestic violence agencies often let you recycle your cell phones as they’ll reuse them for their clients. And if you’re looking for programming money, they award small grants for health and environmental programs.
Due to the derth of flights from Bozeman to Denver, I finally got a chance to see a bit of an area I was visiting. Downtown Bozeman’s a happening place with music streaming out of pubs, everyone enjoying the 50 degree temps in flipflops and shorts, and public art everywhere. The Bozeman Public Library reflects the town’s love of culture – sculptures and artwork abound.
Even their lighting system looks like art.
Inside, the library was hopping on this Saturday afternoon with users curled up in chairs in the many reading nooks, using the multiple study rooms, pawing through their freecyled (yay!) magazine bins, enjoying the cafe…
…or the vista.
The children’s area is just delightful.
And as a hiking addict I was thrilled to see the library is the start of one of many local trails.
Many thanks to Bozeman PL’s director, Alice M. Meister, who was one of my session facilitators and highly recommended I check out this wondrous faciltity.
Bozeman, it’s my kind of place!