Albert Zhu represented the Poughkeepsie Public Library District on Friday, August 19, in the Mid-Hudson Library System’s first Teen Battle of the Books competition. Albert, a terrific team of one, took Second Place against all the other local libraries with teams of multiple participants. Congratulations to Albert and Coach Martha Farrell, Teen Services Librarian, for all your hard work! Albert Zhu also serves as a Saturday Teen Geek at the Poughkeepsie libraries, answering questions and helping patrons understand how to use their electronic devices.
The Library of Congress doesn’t only collect books–they have a large and varied collection of photographs and other images. Now, in the age of computers, many have been digitized and are available 24/7 at a computer near you! Take a look at the specialized collections, or search by keyword to see if they have something of interest to you. Tuesday’s Tip — August 23, 2016 (Library of Congress Images)
For all kinds of interesting information about all of our United States Presidents, try this rich information site. It includes history and primary source material including inaugural speeches. There are also audio and video files! Take a look! Tuesday’s Tip — August 16, 2016 (American Presidency Project)
One very important way to protect your personal information, and your privacy, is to have a secure password on your various accounts when using the Internet. This week’s Tip provides tools to help you make your password security more robust–and also help protect you from yourself–as many of us forget our passwords if our home or office computers remember them for us. Tuesday’s Tip — August 9, 2016 (Internet Safety and Passwords)
If you have any complicated calculations to figure out, this site might help you. There’s also a section with real estate calculations – like mortgage payments, amortization and refinancing calculators! Check it out! Tuesday’s Tip — August 2, 2016 (Calculator.net)
Click on the links to learn more about the Library District’s tentative trustee election.
Election Resolution: Identifies the number and type of positions up for election this year.
- City – Full Term
- City – Unexpired Term
- Town – Unexpired Term (revised August 8, 2016)
- Town – Unexpired Terms (2) (revised August 8, 2016)
- Town – Full Term (revised August 8, 2016)
Please refer any questions to the Library District’s Administrative Office at (845) 485-3445 x 3306.
All this record-breaking heat means that interest in the weather is still high–and the subject of many conversations. Get your weather geek on, by checking in with this get weather site– WeatherSpark! Tuesday’s Tip — July 26, 2016 (WeatherSpark.com)
With record-setting heat this summer, and more scorching, humid days over 90 degrees expected in the future, a little preparation (and a lot of hydration!) can help keep you and loved ones safe. It’s good to plan ahead, since a power failure or “brown-out” from A/C overuse could turn an inconvenience into a very real problem. The very young and very old are at highest risk. Plan ahead and keep safe! Tuesday’s Tip — July 19, 2016 (Summer Weather Preparedness)
Make it a point this summer to explore a local art gallery–and if you’re inclined, look into art lessons for yourself or a child. Creative expression lends enrichment to your life–and viewing the artwork of others creates connection and community. Your local Arts Council can help put you in touch.
Got any friends or relatives coming to visit you this summer–or maybe planning a “stay-cation ” for your family this year? Our Hudson Valley is a fantastic place to explore, rich in history and natural beauty! This week, our Tip directs you to an online guide for the entire Hudson Valley. Whether you want to explore the Lower-, Mid- or Upper- portions of the River Valley, this guide has you covered! Have fun! Tuesday’s Tip — July 5, 2016 (Summer in the Hudson Valley)
If you’re thinking of taking a trip abroad this summer, you’ll want to check out our Travel Safety Tip, which includes several helpful resources to ensure your vacation goes smoothly! Tuesday’s Tip — June 28, 2016 (Travel Safety)
For sun and heat-related safety tips click on the hyperlinks gleaned specifically for today’s tip.
This week, we’ve gone a little birdy.
Enjoy this week’s Tuesday’s Tip – All about Birds found here.