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Empower the Search Box

Can’t find what you are searching for on the internet?
If you’re not finding what you want try surrounding the text in quotes. For example, if you search for “computer help” with the quotes around the search query this will only return pages that actually have computer and help next to each other.

Tip: In most search boxes you can press enter instead of having to move the mouse button over to the Search button.

The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings

We will be discussing The Descendants, Kaui Hart Hemmings at tmorrow's Tinley Tomes book discussion. All are welcome to attend. If you have read the book, great! Even if you have just seen the movie please join us. There is no pressure to participate, and stay only as long as you want. This is just for fun, we are not literary scholars here.

STAFF REVIEW- Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde

Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde is a mystery set in the future with lots of wordplay and British wit. Centuries earlier, color perception was affected so that the elite are those who see the most hues. Edward Russet, an upper class wannabe, has to do community service at another village, and becomes embroiled there in murder and politics, perhaps even a revolution. --Paul, Adult Reference

STAFF REVIEW- Life Itself by Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert tells his life story, from high school newspaperman to respected film critic and writer.  He doesn’t shy away from the more unpleasant aspects of his story; the last chapter is especially powerful in its honesty.  This is a great read if you’re looking for an inspirational tale with some inside Hollywood lore thrown in.  --Susan, Administration

Email Etiquette

Stop YELLING at people :-) Have you ever written an email to someone and when you look up at the screen you realize you accidentally tapped the Caps Lock key? Now it seems like you’re YELLING AT SOMEONE IN THE EMAIL? It’s happened to most of us — especially those who look at their keyboard while typing instead of the monitor. If you’re nodding right now, chances are you’ve manually deleted everything you wrote in uppercase and wrote it all over again in lowercase.

This Tech Tip Goes to 11

Try pressing the F11 key for a nifty trick while using the Web. The top & bottom of the browser will disappear. Press F11 again for the browser to reappear. This could come in handy when you’re taking screenshots of a webpage. For example, those who teach classes will sometimes need to create images of a webpage to place into a PowerPoint slide. Once F11 removes the browser from view, press the “PrintScreen” key to copy & paste a full image of a webpage.

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