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Posted on 11/05/2014 - 3:53pm
Posted on 11/03/2014 - 4:04pm
Begin your holiday shopping at the Book Store Next Door where the Christmas books are half price. With these bargain prices, you can buy an extra gift for everyone on your Christmas list!
Posted on 10/24/2014 - 4:30pm
Get a personalized reading list based upon your favorite authors, genres and titles. Fill in the readers' advisory form and we will email you suggested titles to read.
Posted on 10/20/2014 - 9:53am
We regret to inform you that the Andrew Sisters Event scheduled for this Thursday (10/23) has been cancelled due to illness. We will try to reschedule it in the spring. We apologize for the inconvenience.
While it's not the same as an event, you can always request one of the consortium's books on them.
Posted on 10/18/2014 - 9:07am
With the wacky weather we've been having lately, you may not have had a chance to check out famed New England foliage. But as a consolation prize, you can peep the latest episode of Book Stew, featuring local lensman Joe Brown and three time Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Stanley Foreman.
You can also see previous episodes by going here: http://www.wilmlibrary.org/book-stew-episode-archive
Posted on 10/09/2014 - 9:55am
Across from the hold section, there sits a shiny iMac. It's got a bunch of goodies. But we want to let you know the one that can benefit the most people with the least amount of time to learn: turn your home movies into DVDs with the Elgato Video Capture application.
There's a VHS player attached to the iMac. You put in the your wedding video, you child's 1st birthday party, that trip up to the White Mountains, or whatever you happen to have. Then you launch the Elgato app, go through a few screens and start to copy the movie to the computer. One word of wanring here, this copying takes place in real time. So if your movie is 15 minutes or 150 minutes, you've got to spend that amount of time at the computer.
Once the trip down memory lane is complete, you need to burn that newly copied movie to a DVD. For that we've got an external DVD drive for you to use. Right click the movie you just created from the Movies folder on the desktop and select burn. Fortunately, this happens a wee bit quicker than the first copy. Depending on the length of the movie it could take a little bit of time but it won't take at long as the VHS copy. Once the burn is done, pop out both the original VHS and the newly minted DVD and you're good to go!
It's that simple. The thing you need is time. Well, that and some headphones. It's recommended that you bring your own so that you can verify the Elgato app is capturing the audio as well as the video. If you don't have any headphones, we've got you covered. For $1.50 you can purchase a pair from us. Just visit the main desk.
I know I said the process is simple, but we've got the step-by-step instructions for you here: http://www.wilmlibrary.org/sites/all/themes/Wilmington/images/VHS%20to%20DVD%20Procedure.pdf. If you forget to print out a copy before making the trek to the library, don't worry, we've got a copy printed out by the iMac itself. Should you run into any problems, just let us know and we'll lend a hand.
Posted on 09/30/2014 - 12:04pm
We've changed event registration software. Here's what you need to know.
We're constantly working to provide you with varied and interesting programs here at the Wilmington Memorial Library. We realize that the process by which you register for these events isn't always easy. In an effort to simplify things, we're rolling out new software called, EventKeeper. Those of you that have been using the library for a while may recognize the software, and for good reason, we used it not too long ago. The process isn't overly complex. Just the same, here are some instructions on how to not only register but also cancel a registration:
Posted on 09/19/2014 - 2:58pm
Are you a teen who needs volunteer hours? Submit an online application here to become a Book Buddy. This six-week commitment in October and November enables teens to be paired with a child for three fun activities at every session: reading, snacking, and completing a craft.
For more information, click on the above link or look at our Fall Events brochure.
Posted on 09/06/2014 - 4:12pm
We've had a few collections of online materials for a while now. You've probably heard of them: Freegal, Hoopla, OverDrive, and Zinio. You may have even used one or more of them. However, the way of using each of them changes based on the device you're using. One of the most popular devices out there is Apple's iPad (again, you may have heard of it...). Well the iPad does indeed allow you to use each of the aforementioned stores of material. But you need an app.
Since navigating through the iPad apps can be a bit different than navigating through a ordinary old browser, we're thrown some documentation together to walk you through the process. If we missed a step and that's got you confused, please let us know!
Posted on 08/25/2014 - 4:07pm
New to the Teen Zone: DVDs of movies based on teen books. You've read the book, now see the movie. From Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist to I Am Number Four, the adventure doesn't need to end when you reach the last page - now you can watch the book come to life.
Find these DVDs and more shelved above the video games in the Teen Zone. More titles will be added soon, including the much anticipated DVD of The Fault in Our Stars!
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