Only seven more days until the worldwide release of the Doctor Who 5oth anniversary special “The Day of the Doctor”. The big question that will hopefully be answered is, what exactly is this about the REAL Ninth Doctor? In anticipation of this event, Steven Moffat had released a teaser “prequel” entitled, “Night of the Doctor”. Some neat surprises and a face you might not all be familiar with.
In addition to this, Friday evening will see the movie “An Adventure in Time and Space” which chronicles the making of the original show 50 years ago. See how William Hartnell was cast and the whole show got off the ground.
I’ll be teaching this workshop on Tuesday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m. We’ll run through common computer terminology and then I’ll walk you through the upgrade process, including things you will need to ask yourself before you begin and what you can expect out of your machine after you do the upgrade. This workshop will be for machines that were built for Windows XP, Windows Vista or after. Machines that originally came with Windows 95, Me, 98, or 2000 are all past the point where it is not financially feasible to upgrade. We will also not be discussing Apple equipment. Some knowledge of the Windows operating system and computer components in general are necessary.
I’ll then walk you through the various components of the computer that are fairly easy to upgrade, once you know the lingo that is used when talking about the various components and where the components are located.
I’ve performed various upgrades for my family and friends. Most recently, I upgraded my mom’s laptop – which was released when Windows Vista came out – and it was like she got a whole new computer. Before the upgrade it could take her machine 10 minutes or more to fully boot up, now it takes less than a minute.
You can register by clicking here. Please do not bring your machine in as I will not be doing upgrades, just showing you where components are located and giving you information on how to go about removing old components and installing new components. I hope to have a few computers there so you can see how various components look up close.
Hope to see you there!
- Tony L.
Emerging Technologies Librarian
Fountaindale Public Library’s Doctor Who Celebration is next week! Bring your family and friends to the library for fun activities, crafts, team trivia, and many more surprises!
What type of surprises, you ask? Here’s a sneak peak at a few of the cool things you’ll see throughout the day!
The TARDIS will be refueling from a rift located in the lobby of the library! As the Doctor, his companions, and a few villains will be out and about, the TARDIS doors will be locked. However, bring your cameras and your smart phones for photographic proof of your encounter with this unique piece of history!
Doctor Who Team Trivia
Are you in tune with all things Whovian? Sign up for the Doctor Who Team Trivia Game which will run from 2-3pm in our large meeting room! Create your own team or join a team of six people and get ready to answer questions from regarding ALL eleven Doctors and their subsequent adventures. If you are new to team trivia, Pub Trivia USA will be here to introduce you to the game, and ensure that everyone has a fantastic time! Registration runs from 11 am to 1:50 pm, and the trivia game begins promptly at 2 pm!
Doctor Who Costume Contest
This All-Ages Costume Contest is will be held at 1 pm in the large meeting room. You must be registered to win! Registration runs from 11 am to 12:45 pm, with the contest starting promptly at 1 pm. Bring your camera and get ready to win great prizes!
The 11th Doctor found harbored a craving for fish fingers and custard in his first full episode “The Eleventh Hour“. In honor of this bizarre yet filling combination, Brooks Cafe has created their own yummier version of Fish Fingers and Custard made out of graham cracker coated sugar cookies and vanilla pudding. Brooks Cafe will be serving their Fish Fingers and Custard for $2.30, as well as TARDIS Blue-Lemonade from their refreshment area on the first floor.
Submit Your Doctor Who Art for Our Contest!
Submit your artwork for our Doctor Who Art Contest! This all-ages art contest is accepting submissions through Thursday, November 7! All mediums accepted—Painting, sketching, clay, quilting, knitting, graphic arts ect! Artwork can be based on characters, locations, books, or movies centered in the Doctor Who universe. There’s great prizes to be won, so download a 2013 FPLD Doctor Who Entry Form and bring your art to the library today!
See You At The Library!
On Saturday, November 23rd, the world will be watching the Twelfth on the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. The anniversary episode, The Day of the Doctor, will feature David Tennant and Billie Piper as well as John Hurt (remember that surprise??!!) as a Doctor (we think?). A trailer has been released and it looks fab. I had tears in my eyes. The episode will also be broadcast at the same time around the world. I am not leaving my home that day!
We have also seen the announcement that Peter Capaldi will be the 12th Doctor taking over from Matt Smith (who I will REALLY miss) . Capaldi a long time Doctor Who fan from childhood, has been reported to be absolutely ecstatic to be playing the Doctor. He is also the same age as the first Doctor, William Hartnell, 55. He has a long television and movie career, even playing a Who (World Health Organization) doctor in World War Z (coincidence????) and is best known for his role as Malcolm Tucker in the show, In The Thick of It. Who fans might also remember his role as Caecilius in the 10th Doctor adventure, Fires of Pompeii.
Here is a link to the trailer and analysis:
To celebrate the 50th anniversary and the regeneration big event, the Fountaindale Library is having a special Doctor Who day on Saturday November 9th from 11am- 4pm for all ages. Join us for events all day long!
11 am – 1 pm
• Pin the Fez on the Doctor
• Make Your Own Brigadier Mustaches
• Make Your Own River Song Journal
• Make Your Own Doctor Who Bottle Cap Necklace
• Where in the Universe? Green Screen Photos
• Exterminate! Dalek Invasion Photo Shoot
• Make Your Own Doctor Who Buttons
Recorded Books, the vendor that provides access to the Zinio Digital Magazine service for the library, announced that back issues of most publications are now available for download!
Back issue availability varies from publication to publication. For example, American Patchwork & Quilting has back issues to August of 2012. Consumer Reports, one of the most popular checkouts from the digital magazine collection, has issues available from January 1, 2010 on. Car & Driver has an amazing back catalog of nearly eight years worth of issues available!
Before checking out a magazine from Zinio, you’ll need a Fountaindale Public Library in good standing and establish an account with Recorded Books (if you do not already have one). You’ll do this by clicking here. This will take you to the Recorded Books Zinio interface.
In the upper right hand corner, find the link that says “create new account”. Click that and then fill in the fields on the window that pops up. After creating your account, login in to the service, although you may already be logged in after registering.
You will then be able to select a magazine. Find one that interests you and click on it or touch it (if using a mobile device). You will be then taken to Zinio, the service that actually provides the magazines. You will need to establish an account with them as well. We strongly suggest that you use the same e-mail address and password that you did when you established your Recorded Books account. Once you establish on account with Zinio, you will be able to download the magazine by going to the “Your Library” link on Zinio. Please note: we have experienced some difficulties in viewing checked out magazines on a user’s account when using the Safari browser from Apple. Please use Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome when accessing Zinio on your device.
There is an app available in the App Store of your device for Zinio (Note: the app is not available on the Kindle Fire – original – or either of the the Kindle Fire HDs. Fire users may be able to view magazines through the web browser on the device by navigating to their Zinio account using the web browser). You can download it and then use the account you established with Zinio to login to the Zinio app and access the magazines you have checked out.
The Zinio app is simply for reading the magazines. In the future, you will need to check out magazine from the Recorded Books interface, which will then place the magazine into your account on Zinio. Once the magazine is in your Zinio account, it will automatically appear in the Zinio app when you login to the app.
Looking to make that new dish that will compliment the flavors of the season? Join us tomorrow night at 7pm in Meeting Room A on the 1st floor for Autumn Harvest Favorites. Chef Michael Maddox will show you how to take fall flavors and turn them into a meal. He will be making Apple, Pear and Endive Salad, Autumn Normandy Tart with Lavender Infused Creme Anglaise and Autumn Pumpkin & Squash. Food samples and recipes will be given out! What are you waiting for? Register today at http://host7.evanced.info/fountaindale/evanced/eventcalendar.asp or call 630-685-4176. You don’t need a library card to register.