Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Gadget Group @ Ligonier Valley Library

Gadgets have changed a lot over the years. Computers have gone from stationary desktop units to something you can hold in your hand like a tablet. While many people still prefer to hold an actual book, many more are enjoying ebooks and reading them on their eReaders. Gadgets are everywhere and they come in all sizes and styles. The techno craze has some people reveling in geek heaven, and others wondering dazed and confused.

Whether you are a full fledged geek, a technophobe or somewhere in between, you are invited to bring your gadget to our Gadget Group on Thursday, January 26, at 6:30 pm in the library's downstairs community room.

The Gadget Group is all about... well... gadgets. We hope to be able to show them, talk about them and learn more about them. If you are an expert with your gadget, then please come share your knowledge; if you are a novice, then come and find a few answers.

If you don't have a device, but are thinking about getting one, then you are invited too. We hope our Gadget Group will be an excellent chance for you to see a variety of devices and ask questions of people actually using them. With any luck, you'll walk away with a better idea of which device might work best for you.

Meetings will be held on the last Thursday evening of every month. No registration is required. The group is open to the public. Visit the Gadget Group page for additional information or call the library at 724-238-6451.

Not sure what qualifies as a gadget? Don't worry about it. Just come to the first meeting and we'll go from there!

Friday, January 6, 2012

New Year's Resolutions for 2012

Most people know that your local library is here to help you with a variety of projects. But did you realize that we are also here to help you with your New Year's Resolutions? Browse our collection to discover a wide variety of resolution-type books that can assist you with everything from planning a new exercise routine to decorating your home in a fresh new way.

Eating right and exercise are the two prescriptions given most as the way to live a long and healthy (and happy) life.

The Happiness Diet : a nutritional prescription for a sharp brain, balanced mood, and lean, energized body by Tyler Graham and Drew Ramsey

Living Gluten-Free for Dummies by Danna Korn

The Women's Hhealth Big Book of Exercises : [four weeks to a leaner, sexier, healthier you! by Adam Campbell

20 Years Younger : look younger, feel younger, be younger! by Bob Greene

The new rules of lifting for abs : a myth-busting fitness plan for men and women who want a strong core and a pain-free back by Lou Schuler

Get organized or find your dream job with the following books:

Unstuff your life! : kick the clutter habit and completely organize your life for good by Andrew J. Mellen

Getting Organized in the Google Era : how to get stuff out of your head, find it when you need it, and get it do

What Color is Your Parachute? 2012 by Richard Nelson Bolles

Want to learn a new skill or hobby? We have books on photography, knitting, writing, cooking, coin collecting and much more.  Enjoy hiking?  Ever had an urge to go on a quest of sorts?  Borrow our book on Geocaching and go on a quest with your GPS device and family or friends to find hidden caches in parks, on trails, all over!

Within the Frame : the journey of photographic vision by David duChemin

The Knitter's Book of Socks : the yarn lover's ultimate guide to creating socks that fit well, feel great, and last a lifetime by Clara Parkes

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Geocaching by the editors and staff of Geocaching.com

If your resolution isn't listed above, then stop in or search the online catalog to find more books (even some DVDs or audiobooks) on a variety of topics.

One of the best New Year's resolutions we've heard thus far is simply to read more library books. We have shelves of books anxiously waiting for you to stop in and take them home!

Good luck & Happy reading!