Do you speak a language other than English or want to practice the language you are learning in school? Are you visiting the US and are homesick for entertainment in your native language? Perhaps you are a film buff who loves foreign films?
Resources are available through the Appleton Public Library to assist people with vision loss or physical limitations which make reading difficult. For those experiencing vision loss we have materials in our collection which may be checked out. Large print format books, both fiction and nonfiction, are available at the library for children, teens and adults.&nb
The award season for film and television is well launched, with the Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globes behind us. Having watched several, I began to wonder how many film and tv awards there really are. The following is a list of major American awards.
Wisconsin’s Digital Library has a new feature—its users can now recommend titles for inclusion in the collection. This appears as a choice when you do a search, if you are logged in. There will be a bar where you may click to search for Library Collection (all titles currently owned), Available Now (currently available for checkout), or use the new
When looking for the older movie In Harm’s Way in DVD format for someone there were two entries for the movie at an online site where they sell DVDs that are out of print (no longer being produced). The person asked why there was a huge difference in price between the two items which looked identical. One cost $46.97 while the other cost $5.67.
You have plenty of footage from holiday parties and family get-togethers; maybe even a family wedding. As you begin to splice scenes together on your home computer to form a video, you realize that you could use background music to bind together different events or as a background for credits.
This past week the Appleton Public Library held its fourth Celebration of Hmong Culture. The event featured a local dance group and musician who played the qeej, a bamboo flute. Two Hmong women read stories page by page, by turns in English and Hmong.
Use your InfoSoup library card and PIN/password to access Badgerlink databases. You can use the Advanced or Detailed Search page to find articles or books appropriate for a certain Lexile Reading Level.
The new OverDrive app for Nook enables direct downloading on Nook HD, Nook HD+, Nook Tablet and Nook Color. The free app, OverDrive Media Console, is available from the Nook Store using your Barnes & Noble account.
Steampunk Saturday at the Appleton Public Library, on October 13 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, is your chance to learn more about Steampunk. This culture and genre represents a fascinating Victorian world that never was. Our presenter, Catherine Noble Beyer, will explain the history of steampunk from the age of Jules Verne to modern-day books and film. Create a Fascinator to be wo
Wisconsin library patrons have downloaded over 2 million checkouts as of the end of September, placing the state system at one of the highest levels of usage in the U.S. The Wisconsin collection has even surpassed the New York Public Library in number of checkouts.
Talking Books is a free library service from the Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library. It is available to Wisconsin residents whose low vision, blindness, or physical handicap makes it difficult to read a standard printed page. There is no cost for machines, books, magazines, catalogs or accessories. They are delivered to your mailbox, doorstep or Post O
The new website for the Appleton Public Library has provided a new way to access databases, downloadable books and magazines, and other information. They are now available under the “elibrary” tab on the home page.
Zinio, the downloadable magazine service from Recorded Books, has been updating their system. Due to the update, patrons who already have an account will need to register again. You are allowed to use the same password and information as before. The upgrade should not affect your previous magazine subscriptions. If
For those of you who are interested in family history, you may not know that the Appleton Public Library gives you access to the 1940 census. If you come to the library you can use Ancestry Library Edition for free. It is very similar to the version you can purchase for home use, but has fewer of the tree-creation tools. Search using the catalog co
Of course you can access books from Wisconsin's Digital Library for free using your InfoSoup library card, but there are other places on the web where you can get free ebooks, and today I'd like to talk about a site with free ebooks in the science fiction and fantasy fields.
For those with an interest in digital audio books, the Appleton Public Library has added a second way for you to download digital audio books to your computer or laptop, as well as many ereaders, smart phones and tablets.
Zinio provides subscription access to popular magazines, creating them page-for page with full-color photos, navigation by page, interactive media elements such as audio and video, and key word article searches. They may be read on your computer, your tablet or phone, through the appropriate Zinio app.* Appleton Public Library's subscription provides 100 magazine titles, with most o
This blog is about new paperless reading materials like downloadable audio books, ebooks, and online magazines, made available to you through the Appleton Public Library. I plan to provide helpful tips on using these new products, along with reviews of audio books, music