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  • Posted on 10/18/2014 - 9:07am

     Book Stew Episode 13 from Wilmington TV

    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

    Pile of VHS Tapes

    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.

    (photo credit: Paolo Margari via photopin cc)

  • Posted on 09/30/2014 - 12:04pm

    WML EventKeeper Homepage

    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:

    http://www.wilmlibrary.org/sites/all/themes/Wilmington/images/EventKeeper_Registering.pdf

     

     

  • 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!

  • Posted on 08/22/2014 - 3:32pm

    This was a great summer in the Children’s Department.  We had a record number of kids sign up for the Fizz Boom Read Summer Reading Program.  837 kids read a combined total of 4,735 hours!    The Children’s  Department was a busy place all summer long.   Lots of kids and families came to the library to attend programs, do crafts, get stamps, earn stickers, play with the trains and new toys in the preschool area and just hang out.  Thank you to the Friends of the Library for supporting the summer reading program.  Thank you also to the Topsfield Fair, Merrimack Valley Pavillion and UNO for providing reading incentive prizes. 

     

  • Posted on 08/20/2014 - 9:20am

    Meet the Wilmington Memorial Library Board of Trustees: Jeff Nussbaum, Eileen MacDougall, Charlotte Stewart, Jim Lemay, Don Pearson, and Joan Grady. The Boad meets the third Tuesday of the month from Sepetember through June at 7 pm.

  • Posted on 08/18/2014 - 4:56pm

    Victoria Waitt is our new Assistant Children's Librarian. Victoria is looking forward to helping children discover the library and find great books to read. 

  • Posted on 08/12/2014 - 2:45pm

    Last week we held a Stop-Motion Animation Workshop for those entering grades 5-8. Two groups of tweens had lots of fun working together to create their own stop-motion short films using clay, a tripod, a camera, Windows Movie Maker, and their wonderful imaginations. A special thank you goes out to Maria for her expertise.

    Here are the two films:

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