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Time for a Digital Detox?

Are you at the point of information overload, addicted to gadgets, having neck or eye strain from too much screen time, etc.? Technology drives so much of modern life that it is difficult to find balance. Try the video for one artist's perspective & click the above headline to read more & share your own thoughts.

Get the Facts on Ebola

There has been some good news about Ebola in the U.S. this week, but of course the outbreak is still ongoing in western Africa. As you know, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are at the front lines in combating the spread of this virus in the U.S. and in Africa. Meanwhile, the National Institutes of Health are researching how to prevent Ebola (and other infections) from spreading.

Got an iPhone or iPad?

Did you recently run an update to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch? This is most likely the major update to the operating system that runs your device, called iOS 8. If you're having a difficult time getting used to the changes with Apple's latest iOS update, the library can help. Sign-up for our Atomic Training database, which offers self-paced streaming videos to learn hundreds of different technologies, including iOS 8. Try a preview of Atomic Training's iOS 8 lesson for "Interactive Notifications."

Bittersweet Farewell to Library Employee

Do you know this face? You probably do if you've ever visited the 1st floor Adult Reference Desk. This is Glenn Kersten, a 13 year employee of our library, and 8/29 was his last day before retirement. Glenn has been an anchor of kindness, patience, & expertise in our Reference Dept., & he will be missed! If you have a fond memory of interacting with Glenn at the library, FEEL FREE TO LEAVE A COMMENT to this blog post.

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