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Monday, August 25, 2014

Which Windows Version Am I Using?

Simply click here and it will tell you the version of Windows your PC is using. 

This is useful in situations where I'm helping patrons on laptop computers or over the phone, whose version of Windows may be different from what the library computers have.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Alternative Children's Book Titles

I'm planning a baby shower for my sister and was looking at possible shower games to play when I stumbled upon the alternative children's book titles game.  Well known children's books are disguised under alternative names.  For example:  "Emerald Yolky Food with Accompanying Pig Product."  Can you guess the title?  Scroll down for the answer.  This would also be a fun activity to display in the children's area in the library.  Something for the grownups to do when bringing their children.

Answer:  Green Eggs and Ham

Monday, August 4, 2014

Genre Blender

So many books nowadays don't fit neatly into just one genre.  Looking for romance mixed with horror?  How about mysteries combined with fantasy?  If you like blending seemingly unrelated genres, you may want to check out Genre Blender.   It's simple- select 2 or 3 genres to blend, and you will get a list of several titles with summaries.