Monday, March 30, 2009

Step Up to the Plate @ your library

How to Play:

This April, visit here to play Step Up to the Plate @ your library – the baseball trivia contest that could win you a trip to the National Baseball Hall of Fame!
Season Four centers around multiculturalism in baseball. People of all ages are encouraged to use the print and electronic resources available at their library to answer a series of trivia questions designed for their age group and inspired by the history and diversity of our national pastime.

One grand-prize winner will receive a trip for two in October to the Hall of Fame’s World Series Gala event in Cooperstown, N.Y.!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

April 12-18 is National Library Week

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the United States of America each April, typically the second full week. The current theme is "Worlds connect @ your library®".

100 Terrific Websites to celecbrate National Library Week

Monday Memo 3/23/09

Larry T. Nix


Monday, March 23, 2009

Twilight: The Movie

DVD Release Date is March 21, 2009
TWILIGHT talent and filmmakers will be making surprise appearances at the TWILIGHT at
MIDNIGHT release parties in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago Borders Stores, Dallas and Salt Lake City. In
each city, their appearance will be at one of the following retail locations:

Chicago locations are:
Borders 755 W. North Avenue Chicago
Borders 830 N Michigan Chicago
Borders 1539 E 53rd Street Chicago
Borders 2210 W. 95th Street Chicago
Hot Topic 551 Chicago Ridge Mall Chicago Ridge
FYE 551 Chicago Ridge Mall Chicago Ridge

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Top 'O The Day!

Top 'O The Day!
Enjoy these great recipes from GE Appliances, and put a little green in your day.
Lime Mint Jelly
Potato Soup
Green Pepper Jelly
Grasshopper Pie
General Electric electroninc newsletter
March 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Apple's new shuffle isthe smallest music player in the world

Forgoing the manner of fanfare it traditionally employs for product announcements, Apple today announced the latest version of its entry level music player, the iPod Shuffle. The latest version of the Shuffle is almost half the size of its predecessor, "significantly smaller than a AA battery," according to the company. The third generation player is also Apple's first with VoiceOver technology, which speaks the names of track titles, artists, and playlist.
The diminutive player has 4GB of storage, holding up to 1,000 songs, according to the company.

The Shuffle's body is constructed out of aluminum and the player features a built-in stainless steel clip. The player begins shipping today in silver or black for $79 via the Apple store. Like other models, it ships with Apple Earphones and a USB cable.
Given to hyperbole as always, the company is calling the third-gen Shuffle, "the smallest music player in the world." After introducing the new player, Apple dropped the price of its predecessor down to $49.

Gearlog, March 10, 2009

Friday, March 6, 2009

Turn back your clocks this weekend...

Official U.S. Time -- -- This website is public service cooperatively provided by the two time agencies of the United States: the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the United States Naval Observatory. Readings from the clocks of these two agencies contribute to world time, called Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The time maintained by both agencies should never differ by more than 0.0000001 seconds from UTC. The web site is intended as a time-of-day service only and should not be used to measure frequency or time interval, nor should it be used to establish traceability to NIST or the USNO. The site also features links to other interesting time-related websites, including a link to an exhibit about Daylight Savings Time, which begins at 2 a.m. this Sunday, March 8.

Channel Weekly

Thursday, March 5, 2009

If you were ever thinking about buying a Kindle...

Amazon's new Kindle2
Slim: Just over 1/3 of an inch, as thin as most magazines
Lightweight: At 10.2 ounces, lighter than a typical paperback
Wireless: 3G wireless lets you download books right from your Kindle, anytime, anywhere; no monthly fees, service plans, or hunting for Wi-Fi hot spots.
Books in Under 60 Seconds: Get books delivered in less than 60 seconds; no PC required
Improved Display: Reads like real paper; now boasts 16 shades of gray for clear text and even crisper images
Longer Battery Life: 25% longer battery life; read for days without recharging More Storage: Take your library with you; holds over 1,500 books.
Faster Page Turns: 20% faster page turns
Read-to-Me: With the new Text-to-Speech feature, Kindle can read every book, blog, magazine, and newspaper out loud to you
Large Selection: Over 230,000 books plus U.S. and international newspapers, magazines, and blogs available.

Low Book Prices: New York Times Best Sellers and New Releases $9.99, unless marked otherwise.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Jodi Piccoult @ Alverno

Jodi Piccoult is going to be at Alverno College on March 17 at 7:00. If you're interested, here's the information:

Purchase tickets at or by calling the Pitman Theater Box Office @ 414-382-6044. Your $35 ticket includes admission and a signed copy of Handle with Care. There is a $5 handling fee for each order.