New York Depratment of Transportation maintains a searchable online version of its trail maps for most major outdoor activities that involve trails. This includes cycling and walking –and even ATV and snowmobile trails! It’s interactive by region and trail conditions. So, go take a hike (or bike)! Tuesday’s Tip — October 6, 2015 (Bicycling in NY)
Celebrate your freedom to read by supporting the rights of all to read (or not) as they choose! Efforts to censor and restrict access to the written word have a long history, and extend to our contemporary time. To learn more about it, visit the Banned Books site from the American Library Association (ALA), which has always supported our citizens’ right to intellectual freedom. Tuesday’s Tip — September 29, 2015 (Banned Books Week)
According to an article in the New York Times this week, the prediction that e-books would overtake print within a few years shows no sign of coming true. “There are signs that some e-book adopters are returning to print, or becoming hybrid readers, who juggle devices and paper. E-book sales fell by 10 percent in the first five months of this year, according to the Association of American Publishers. Digital books accounted last year for around 20 percent of the market, roughly the same as they did a few years ago.”
This is good news for booksellers. “Independent bookstores, which were battered by the recession and competition from Amazon, are showing strong signs of resurgence. The American Booksellers Association counted 1,712 member stores in 2,227 locations in 2015, up from 1,410 in 1,660 locations five years ago.”
Even as we leave behind the season of picnics and tailgate parties, that doesn’t mean we can stop being mindful of safe food-handling practices. This week we explore the government’s site focused on food safety issues. In it you’ll find basic tips for a safe kitchen and healthy family, as well as food product recall alerts, and food poisoning information. (¡En Español tambien!) Get a tour of the site here: Tuesday’s Tip — September 22, 2015 (Food safety)
If you are a person who likes to stretch your purchasing power and make your dollars go farther, you’re going to love this Tip! Click the link to explore camelcamelcamel and see how you can use this tool to save money$! Tuesday’s Tip — September 15, 2015 (online price tracker)
One excellent source for art images–many of them copyright-free– is the Website WikiArt. This week’s Tuesday’s Tip explores this great site, which is rich in beauty and also contains concise factual information about many of the world’s great artists and their works. Read on… Tuesday’s Tip — September 8, 2015 (WikiArt)
If you’re looking for a tutor, check out this week’s Tip! In it you’ll discover some of the features of the TutorBowl.com site, including the background check option to give you peace of mind, and ratings and comments by students to gauge satisfaction. Whether you are a student needing help to pass an exam, or just want private lessons from French to guitar, see if there’s someone in TutorBowl to help you achieve your goals!
Tuesday’s Tip – September 1, 2015 (tutorbowl)
If you want to experiment with a desktop image editor, give Pixlr a try. It’s a great way to get used to some editing features before going to the expense of purchasing software–and may be all you need to create the flier you’re working on, or a filter effect for that special photo.
Tuesday’s Tip — August 25, 2015 (Pixlr image editor)
Ancestry.com. You’ve seen it advertised on TV! Maybe you’ve been curious about what this database has to offer. Maybe you have already come into the Adriance Memorial Library to check out the full version. If you haven’t yet, and you have ancestors that lived in New York State, you might want to see what resources the New York State Archives has made available to conduct family research. Click on the link to the Tip, and you can start to shake your family tree! Tuesday’s Tip — August 18, 2015 (Ancestry.com NY Resources)
If you’re looking for help finding good quality media for your kids, you should give Common Sense Media a try! It can be tailored by age, genre and format, and parental guidance for material for young adults lets you know what to expect in terms of explicitness of sexual situations and/or violence. Open the Tip to learn more!
Tuesdays Tip — August 11, 2015 (Common Sense Media)
For a live look at history-making events in “reel” time, look no further than the Movietone site! This week’s Tip introduces you to this rich media resource. Tuesday’s Tip — August 4, 2015 (Movietone on YouTube)
Check out this fantastic exploration tool to learn all about practically any occupation you might want to try your hand at! Approach your workforce exducation with an awareness of the skills you’ll need, and the types of working environments you’ll encounter. Wage information rounds out the picture…
Tuesday’s Tip — July 28, 2015 (O Net)