Darien Library

Apr 22

librarylinknj:

challenger23:

How to use Photoshop to restore an old, faded photo
I wrote/gif’d a short ‘how-to’ piece for the dailydot, featuring techniques I used to fix this photo.

Before photos existed only as .jpgs, backed up on Flickr andFacebook and Imgur and in cheap portable hard drives, they were subject to the ravages of time. 
Prints only lasted so long. The negatives, from which they were originally made, were lost or destroyed. Saving these analog memories from their inevitable destruction can be as easy as a one-click desktop scanner, but sometimes the images have already suffered from damage. 
Software like Adobe Photoshop can breathe life back into faded photos—if you know how to do it right.

Read the rest —->

Amazing!

librarylinknj:

challenger23:

How to use Photoshop to restore an old, faded photo

I wrote/gif’d a short ‘how-to’ piece for the dailydot, featuring techniques I used to fix this photo.

Before photos existed only as .jpgs, backed up on Flickr andFacebook and Imgur and in cheap portable hard drives, they were subject to the ravages of time. 

Prints only lasted so long. The negatives, from which they were originally made, were lost or destroyed. Saving these analog memories from their inevitable destruction can be as easy as a one-click desktop scanner, but sometimes the images have already suffered from damage. 

Software like Adobe Photoshop can breathe life back into faded photos—if you know how to do it right.

Read the rest —->

Amazing!

Apr 21

YOU ARE WHAT YOU READ
Jeanne is here with only one thing this week. But, I must say that she is very excited about it. “Even if you have already read The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, you must listen to it on audio. I borrowed it through Overdrive and David Pittu is BRILLIANT as the young and older troubled Theo Decker, his nerdy friend Andy Barbour, his crazy, but loyal Russian friend, Boris and his savior and extraordinary antiquarian, James ‘Hobie’ Hobart. There are many more characters that Pittu gives voice to in an authentic, entertaining manner that enriches Tartt’s fascinating story of losses, loves and deceit in the art and antiques world as lived in New York City, but also Las Vegas, Amsterdam and Maine.”
You Are What You Read is our “Staff Recommends” GONE WILD and features recommendations from Darien Library staff members. And you don’t have to live in Darien to receive an email with our top picks!

YOU ARE WHAT YOU READ

Jeanne is here with only one thing this week. But, I must say that she is very excited about it. “Even if you have already read The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, you must listen to it on audio. I borrowed it through Overdrive and David Pittu is BRILLIANT as the young and older troubled Theo Decker, his nerdy friend Andy Barbour, his crazy, but loyal Russian friend, Boris and his savior and extraordinary antiquarian, James ‘Hobie’ Hobart. There are many more characters that Pittu gives voice to in an authentic, entertaining manner that enriches Tartt’s fascinating story of losses, loves and deceit in the art and antiques world as lived in New York City, but also Las Vegas, Amsterdam and Maine.”

You Are What You Read is our “Staff Recommends” GONE WILD and features recommendations from Darien Library staff members. And you don’t have to live in Darien to receive an email with our top picks!

Apr 18

chroniclebooks:

Putting the finishing touches on the #libraryloveletter cookies we baked for @sfpubliclibrary librarians today. Happy National Library Week! (at Chronicle Books)

chroniclebooks:

Putting the finishing touches on the #libraryloveletter cookies we baked for @sfpubliclibrary librarians today. Happy National Library Week! (at Chronicle Books)

“No matter what, nobody can take away the dances you’ve already had.” —

Gabriel García Márquez (via policymic)

So true.

(via theinnkeeperlibrarian)

Apr 17

Appy Hour: Songza
Price: Free
Their pitch is “Songza plays you the right music at the right time” and this is so true. When you open the app, it will tell you what day it is. “It’s Saturday morning! Play songs for cooking breakfast? Waking up happy? Drinking coffee?” or “It’s Friday night! Play music for stargazing? Camping? Roller skating?” So much fun and a great way to discover new music, especially when you don’t feel like curating a playlist.
More information can be found here. 
Every Thursday afternoon, we feature an app handpicked by our staff.

Appy Hour: Songza

Price: Free

Their pitch is “Songza plays you the right music at the right time” and this is so true. When you open the app, it will tell you what day it is. “It’s Saturday morning! Play songs for cooking breakfast? Waking up happy? Drinking coffee?” or “It’s Friday night! Play music for stargazing? Camping? Roller skating?” So much fun and a great way to discover new music, especially when you don’t feel like curating a playlist.

More information can be found here

Every Thursday afternoon, we feature an app handpicked by our staff.

Guerrilla Tech Hacks Questions -

librarylinknj:

What are YOUR burning questions & quandaries regarding technology in libraries? *
We are looking both for situations & questions you’ve addressed successfully AND problems you’re facing currently.

Hey, smarties. You may well be familiar with the Guerrilla Storytime model of participatory training pioneered by Amy Koester & Cory Eckert at . We’re borrowing that model for Guerrilla Tech Hacks at our Tech Speed Dating event next week. If you have a burning question — small or big, practical or theoretical, funny or awful, or anywhere in between — would you share it with us? We’ll be capturing the discussion & posting it online after the workshop for everyone to benefit from. Thank you!

(Pssst signal boost requested!)

openbooksorg:

For disliking poetry as much as he does, this 5th grader is pretty good at writing it!
I hate poetry!
Poetry looks like a demon rising.
I don’t want to do this.
Poetry sounds like nails on a chalkboard.
I still don’t want to do this.
Poetry smells like skunk spray times 20.
I still don’t want to do this.
Poetry tastes like rotten eggs with human brains.
I will never do this again.
Poetry feels like being frozen by a freeze ray.
Doesn’t everybody hate poetry?
Panajotis wrote this at an Adventures in Creative Writing field trip that focused on slam poetry.

openbooksorg:

For disliking poetry as much as he does, this 5th grader is pretty good at writing it!

I hate poetry!

Poetry looks like a demon rising.

I don’t want to do this.

Poetry sounds like nails on a chalkboard.

I still don’t want to do this.

Poetry smells like skunk spray times 20.

I still don’t want to do this.

Poetry tastes like rotten eggs with human brains.

I will never do this again.

Poetry feels like being frozen by a freeze ray.

Doesn’t everybody hate poetry?

Panajotis wrote this at an Adventures in Creative Writing field trip that focused on slam poetry.

sarahbethlibrarian:

My hands are finally warm enough to make my hypercolor national library week giveaway pencil change color! (I’ve been trying for two days)

*adds “purchase hypercolor library pencils” to to-do list*

sarahbethlibrarian:

My hands are finally warm enough to make my hypercolor national library week giveaway pencil change color! (I’ve been trying for two days)

*adds “purchase hypercolor library pencils” to to-do list*

kenby:

why u lick me

kenby:

why u lick me

(via bookoisseur)

Apr 14

“It’s still National Library Week. You should be especially nice to a librarian today, or tomorrow. Sometime this week, anyway. Probably the librarians would like tea. Or chocolates. Or a reliable source of funding.” —

Neil Gaiman (via ala-con)

chocolate is always good …

(via bkmuse7)

I’ll take tequila.

(via dcpubliclibrary)