Greenergadgets.org is a website devoted to helping you live greener. The site is sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association.
Do you want to recycle electronics? There is a handy tool that provides a list of certified eCycling locations in your zip code.
Try the energy calculator to help you find which devices use more energy, and thus how to conserve energy in your home.
Also, use the site to buy greener by discovering the most sustainable products. Other tips show you how to decrease the environmental impact of your electronic products.
The consumer electronics industry has launched an industry-wide initiative with the ambitious goal of recycling one billion pounds of electronics annually by 2016. This amount would fill up an NFL stadium!
January is National Soup Month. The Library has many soup cookbooks to help you find the perfect recipe to please your family during these cold winter days. Browse the cookbook section with the call number 641.813 or try one of these titles:
Yes, it’s that happy time–our annual eReader purchasing advice. With more and more eReaders and tablet computers flooding the market, please take time before you buy to be sure that your gizmo will download library materials. Get a complete list of more than 100 library compatible reading and listening devices.
Whether you want a Nook, iPad, Kindle or an “off brand” tablet, CNET has reviewed the major players in the field for you. They even talk about library borrowing! Read the review, or stop in to see reviews from Consumer Reports. (Ask us how to use our Lexis Nexis online subscription to read Consumer Reports reviews from home.) If you’re only interested in the newest gadgets, MediaBistro has their top five.
Once you have your reader, smartphone or tablet, connect to our eBooks & Media page to get started. Want in-person support? Stop by any time (well, maybe not five minutes before we close), and staff will help you download your first item. We also regularly hold drop-in help sessions. Just check your current issue of Discover, our website, or give us a call for more information.
Finally, if you’re feeling an overload of technostress, we once again recommend turning to the Medieval Help Desk for a laugh. I know we post it every year, but it’s still funny!
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