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LOCAL HISTORY ON HOOPLA

Last year, the Village of Bolingbrook Historic Preservation Commission published a book about Bolingbrook to mark the celebration of the village’s first 50 years. The volume was published by Arcadia Publishing as part of the publisher’s Images of America series. “The Images of America series celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the…

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Got Chromebook?

Yes we do. Since late May of this year, it is possible to checkout one of our Acer Chromebooks at the 3rd Floor Desk at our library. They are lightweight, have a 15-inch Full HD, wide viewing angle display, 1920 x 1080 resolution, and USB 3.0 for easy transfer of text and data files, photos…

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Nothing good on TV? Try these YouTube Live Streams!

In 1992, Bruce Springstein wrote 57 Channels (And Nothin’ On), lamenting an abundance of television material, but nothing which was truly satisfying.  Why not unplug from your regular cable channels and jump on a live stream program via YouTube? What’s a live stream?  It’s live video and audio coverage of an event or activity over the…

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Up and Running with Chrome OS through Lynda.com

I, recently, had the experience of taking a technology related course in Lynda.com.  Lynda.com is an online subscription library we offer here at the Fountaindale Public Library that teaches the latest software tools and skills through high-quality instructional videos taught by recognized industry experts. To begin with, you have to create an account.  Once you…

Practical Tech with Tony – Gift Tech for the Holidays

Here are links to items and topics mentioned in the podcast: Google Chromecast Video converter – Diamond VC500 for Windows and Diamond VC500 for Apple computers. Logitech Harmony 650 Remote – This is the one I am most familiar with. Retails for $79.99 but you can usually find them on sale at Amazon or other retailers…