21 Things Week 2: eBooks and Devices

Image courtesy of flickr user Brian Sawyer
Image courtesy of flickr user Brian Sawyer

This week's topic was eBooks and devices. We talked about tablets available today and access to eBooks and other content through the Library. By participating in at least one of the three Things below, you will be entered into this week's raffle (a $25 Amazon gift card).

Thing: In the comments below, discuss your favorite tablet or ereader device. What do you use? What does your family use?

Thing: On Tuesday, January 14th at 5p.m., Darien Library will host Family Tech Night. Join us to learn more about eBook, eAudio, and magazine access through the Library's catalog.

21 Things Week 1: Makers

Image via www.cainesarcade.com
Image via www.cainesarcade.com

This week's topic was Makers and Maker Culture. From soldering to 3D printing to cooking and home improvement, we learned that everyone has a bit of a Maker in them. By participating in at least one of the Things listed below, you will be entered into this week's raffle (a gift from Darien's own Etsy shop owner, Jen of ITTY BITTY BAG!)

Thing: Attend our TED Talks on Monday, January 6 at 11am, or watch the playlist here. Be sure to tell us in the comments below what you thought about the videos.

Thing: In the comments section below, respond to the following: We are all Makers of some kind. What have you and your family “made” together? Do you fix or repair things on your own? Have you explored Make Magazine, Pinterest, Instructables, or another online “Do It Yourself” website? 

Thing: Attend the Etsy 101 Workshop on Friday, January 10 at 10am. Register here.

Thing: Take a tour of the Children's Library's T|E|A Room. Stop in on your next visit and ask a Librarian for more information.

 

App Questionnaire

Let us know about the apps your family uses and tell us what type of app you'd like to know more about.

21 Things Week 4: Gaming

photo courtesy of the examiner
photo courtesy of the examiner

This week our topic is gaming. In our email we talked about the first appearance of video games, the popularity of online gaming and console generations. We also talked about what new gaming consoles like the Wii U have hit the market. Participation in at least one thing will enter you in this week’s raffle. Week four’s prize is a two month subscription to GameFly. (GameFly is like Netflix but for video games)

Thing: Attend a screening of Video Game Revolution. We will screen Video Game Revolution on Monday February 4th at 10 am. Video Game Revolution explores video game inception,popularity, violence and impact. We will have an encore screening February 7th at 7pm.


Thing:  Try out one of our gaming consoles in the Children’s Library before each screening of Video Game Revolution and Friday, February 8th at 5pm, as part of our weekly Wii’ve Got game program.


Thing: Attend the Start Your Own Website or Blog program Tuesday February 5th at 9:30am. You will need to register for this program as seating is limited.
 

21 Things Week 2: Makers

A 3D printer, similar to the one Darien Library has in the Digital Media Lab. Photo courtesy of Flickr user Creative Tools.
A 3D printer, similar to the one Darien Library has in the Digital Media Lab. Photo courtesy of Flickr user Creative Tools.

This week's topic was Makers and Maker Culture. From robots and 3D printing to knitting and home improvement, we learned that almost everyone has a bit of a Maker in them. By participating in at least one of the Things listed below, you will be entered into this week's raffle (a giftcard to Etsy!) 

Thing: In the comments section below, respond to the following: Everyone is a Maker of one kind or another. What kind of Maker are you? Have you explored Pinterest yet? What do you think?

Thing: Attend the Etsy Workshop on Tuesday, January 22 at 10am. Register.

21 Things Week 8: Homework 2.0

Image via Flickr user mikecogh
Image via Flickr user mikecogh

This week's topic was Homework 2.0.

 

Thing: Attend the Homework Apps App Chat on Tuesday, March 12 at 10 a.m. in the Children's Library.

 

Thing:  Thursday, March 14 at 8 p.m.  Join our Tweet Up to discuss great homework apps and resources.  Use the hashtag #DLTweetUp to share your thoughts and follow the conversation.

21 Things Week 7: Instagram and Photosharing

Image via Flickr user clasesdeperiodismo
Image via Flickr user clasesdeperiodismo

This week's topic was photosharing.

 

Thing:  Attend the Tedx Darien Library this week on Monday, March 4 at 10 a.m.

Thing:  Attend the Photo-sharing for Parents workshop on Tuesday, March 5 at 10 a.m.

Thing: Tweet a picture using Instagram to @darienlibrary.

 

 

21 Things Week 6: Apps

Image via Flickr user Daniel Y. Go
Image via Flickr user Daniel Y. Go

Our topic this week was Apps for both Android and Apple devices.

Thing: Attend the Children's Library App Chat. Pull up a chair and learn all about the latest and greatest apps for iPad, iPhone, and Android devices. Tuesday, February 26 at 10am: Apps for All Ages.

Thing: Participate in our Tweet Up, a discussion of apps that will take place on Twitter. Join the conversation from the comfort of your own home or while on the go. Sign in to your Twitter account and use the hashtag #CLTweetUp to chat with the librarians and other parents. Thursday, February 28 at 8pm: App Chat.

Thing: Answer our online poll about what type of apps your child uses.

 

21 Things Week 5: Blogs and Tumblr

Image via Flickr user Scott Beale
Image via Flickr user Scott Beale

This week's topic was blogs and Tumblr.

 

Thing:  Check out three of the blogs mentioned and mention your favorite in the Comments section below.  Or mention a blog that you read regularly.

Thing:  Sign up for the Tumblr class this Thursday, February 14 at 10 a.m.

 

21 Things Week 3: Twitter and Facebook

Image via Flickr user birgerking
Image via Flickr user birgerking

This week's topics were Facebook and Twitter.


Thing:  E-mail the Children's Library (childrenslibrary@darienlibrary.org) your Twitter username. 

Thing:  Like the Children's Library on Facebook.

Thing:  Attend the Twitter and Facebook Workshop for Parents.  (This workshop is currently full, but if you complete one of the Things above, you'll still be entered in the weekly raffle!)

 

 

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