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An Invitation to the World of Donald Culross Peattie

SLIC news feed - Mon, 14 Apr 2014, 9:18am

As a lover of books and an inveterate reader, as I presume you to be since you are reading this blog, I imagine that one of the great pleasures in life for you, as it is for me, is discovering a new author, one whose books you find exciting to read. Your discoveries may be different from mine, but I bet the thrill of the find is similar for us both.

I am always looking for the next book to read. When I finish one there follows a period of time where I cast around searching for the next one. Sometimes I end up going back to a book I read years ago, or to one on a topic that currently intrigues me. I often look for a new book by an author I enjoyed reading in the past, but nothing tops the pleasure of discovering a book by an author I do not know whose book surprises and pleases me in ways I do not expect. Some books give more pleasure than others, some are more memorable, more likely to be read a second or third time. These are the books I seek.

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The Library will be closed on Good Friday, April 18th.

SLIC events feed - Fri, 11 Apr 2014, 10:05am
Event date(s):  Fri, 18 Apr 2014, 8:30am - 5:00pm

April 23 author talk: Inventive New Jersey

SLIC events feed - Mon, 7 Apr 2014, 4:21pm
Event date(s):  Wed, 23 Apr 2014, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Please join us in the Level 2 Reading Room for this author talk on Inventive New Jersey. 

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Genealogy 2: Using Ancestry.com to Search U.S. Census Schedules: A Hands-on Workshop

SLIC events feed - Mon, 31 Mar 2014, 9:48am
Date(s):  Wed, 21 May 2014, 12:00pm - 1:00pm Presenter:  John Shaw, Reference Librarian, Genealogy & Local History Location:  New Jersey State Library, Technical Training Lab, Level 5 Click here to register

Discover the power of searching census records online using Ancestry, a major collection on online genealogy databases.  Discover what census schedules will tell you about your relatives, and learn a few tricks to make your searching more effective.

WestlawNext: Westlaw’s New Platform for Legal Research

SLIC events feed - Mon, 31 Mar 2014, 9:45am
Date(s):  Tue, 13 May 2014, 12:00pm - 1:00pm Presenter:  Tom O'Malley, Supervising Law Librarian Location:  New Jersey State Library, Technical Training Lab, Level 5 Click here to register

This class will provide an introduction to WestLawNext.  

Instruction will include:

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Getting around with Google Maps

SLIC news feed - Fri, 28 Mar 2014, 11:58am

On March 27, Andrea Levandowski taught "You Don't Know Google Maps," an introduction to using Google's popular mapping tool.  Many people are already familiar with Google Maps, but this class included some helpful tools and tips that often go overlooked.  In addition, this class covered the new version of Google Maps (which you can already preview) that will make the desktop version more consistent with the app for Android and Apple devices.

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Setting up a Home Theater with Raspberry Pi

SLIC news feed - Fri, 28 Mar 2014, 11:35am

On Tuesday, March 25, Alain Tschanz led the Lunchtime Learning class, "Raspberry Pi 3: Setting Up a Home Theater." 

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Fred and Pete's - They're all Nuts!-Author Talk-April 1, 2014

SLIC events feed - Thu, 27 Mar 2014, 3:56pm
Event date(s):  Tue, 1 Apr 2014, 12:00pm - 1:00pm Location:  Level 2 Reading Room

Please join us from noon to 1p.m. in the Level 2 Reading Room for a free author talk on the Mercerville Deli, Fred and Pete's (in business for more than 45 years).

Author Paul Jellinek will tell about the staff and patrons who visit the Delicatessen,
reminding us of the importance of human connection and community in our lives.

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Proposal Writing Basics

SLIC events feed - Wed, 26 Mar 2014, 1:43pm
Date(s):  Fri, 2 May 2014, 12:00pm - 1:30pm Presenter:  Andrea Levandowski, Reference Librarian, Funding Information Location:  New Jersey State Library, Technical Training Lab, Level 5 Click here to register

Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation.

For those new to proposal writing, this class will cover:

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Grantseeking Basics and Introduction to Finding Funders

SLIC events feed - Wed, 26 Mar 2014, 12:57pm
Date(s):  Fri, 25 Apr 2014, 12:00pm - 2:00pm Presenter:  Andrea Simzak Levandowski, Reference Librarian, Funding Information Location:  New Jersey State Library, Technical Training Lab, Level 5 Click here to register

Gain an introduction to the world of foundation fundraising. 

Are you a representative of a nonprofit organization? New to fundraising? Learn how to become a better grantseeker!

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Genealogy 1: Finding Your Ancestors at the Library

SLIC events feed - Wed, 26 Mar 2014, 12:51pm
Date(s):  Thu, 24 Apr 2014, 12:00pm - 1:00pm Presenter:  John Shaw, Reference Librarian, Genealogy & Local History Location:  New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Level 5 Click here to register

This forty-five minute session is designed to introduce you to the Genealogy and Local History Collection at the State Library.  You will learn about the library’s most useful genealogical resources and find out where they are located in the library.  The presentation will also include a brief introduction to what genealogy is all about and provide a few pointers on how to begin searc

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Hands-on Raspberry Pi 3: Setting up a Home Theater

SLIC events feed - Wed, 26 Mar 2014, 12:49pm
Date(s):  Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 12:00pm - 1:00pm Presenter:  Alain Tschanz, Project Specialist Location:  New Jersey State Library, Technical Training Lab, Level 5 Click here to register

Demonstrations: Alain Tschanz will demonstrate how to run a Raspberry Pi camera. Anthony Parks will demonstrate how to connect a Arduino to a Raspberry Pi and its applications.

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