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Analyze news with media literacy

  By Michelle Doshi, Adult Services Librarian   You may have heard of a topic called media literacy, or even seen quizzes online testing your ability to tell real from fake. Media literacy is a set of skills you can learn and use and share that can help. First, some definition...

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Using Google Photos

By Kristin Ashley 
Media Lab Assistant  As an artist and photographer, I’m always seeking out new ways to store, organize, share and edit my photos and videos. I’ve found that Google Photos is one of the best photo apps out there – and it’s free with stor...

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Captivating Nonfiction

A nonfiction book can be just as much of a page turner as a fictional story. You can find these captivating nonfiction titles on our ebook platforms Hoopla, Libby, and Cloud Library. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt (published 1994) This is one of the most popular n...

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Vogue, Punk & Tiffany

Vogue, Punk and Tiffany: Documentaries to Rock your World

  One of the fun benefits of free access to films through the Lake Forest Library is the ability to watch them on any of your devices: your phone, your computer and your laptop.  Download the Apps for Hoopla and Kanopy through www.lakeforestlibrary,org and you will have access to a wide...

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Getting Things Done with The Pomodoro Technique

Getting Things Done with The Pomodoro Technique

By Patrick Villanueva, Media Lab Assistant  During these times, I know it can be a challenge to balance remote work and home life. You have a Zoom meeting in the morning, another in the afternoon. You need to finish work things by a certain time. You also need to fig...

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Socially Distanced Volunteer Opportunities

Are you looking for ways to help your community but also want to practice social distancing? Here is a list of volunteer opportunities in Lake County that require little to no in-person contact: Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods is hosting a Cloth Mask Drive and is accepting sewn masks fr...

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Find vegetarian eBooks and learn how to meal prep

By Michelle Doshi, Adult Services Librarian We are all looking to save time and energy in today's busy and changing world. Meal prepping may just be something that works for you. Read on to learn about how and why to meal prep, supplies you may need, how to stay organized, how vegetarian dishe...

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Google Drive Basics 

By Kristin Ashley, Media Lab Assistant   If you are like many of us, you may be working from home with your colleagues in order to collaborate on files, or to download all the photos from your smartphones and tablets to your computer–which is filling up all your available storage space fast....

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Converting Vinyl or Cassettes in Audacity from Home 

Hi all, it's Patrick from the Media Lab. Kristin and I will alternate each Monday with a new topic on the library blog that we hope will be helpful for all of you at home.  This week, I will address converting vinyl records or cassettes using functional equipment. This ...

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Movies that Respect their Books

Bring your Own Popcorn! It’s easy to watch movies for free through Lake Forest Library.  The Library uses the Apps Hoopla and Kanopy to deliver movies and television series to you; watch on your phone, your iPad or other devices. To access these free streaming apps with your library car...

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Searching for Sylvie Lee and Chinese Cuisine

Searching For Sylvie Lee and Chinese Cuisine

Instagram Live Recap from Tuesday, April 28
Get the eBoook "Searching for Sylvie Lee" by Jean Kwok Residents of Lake Forest know by now that Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok is Lake Forest’s 2020 One Book One Community selection. Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale has planned many pro...

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Mac Keyboard Shortcuts

Mac Keyboard Shortcuts

Hi, this is Kristin from the Media Lab. I hope you are all doing well. We miss seeing you in the lab and helping you with your creative projects. Until we meet again, Patrick and I will be posting some tech tips and tricks for you to make the most out of your time in quarantine, whether you are work...

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Recommended movies on kanopy and hoopla

Recommended Movies on Hoopla and Kanopy

Thanks to everyone who watched my Instagram Live on some of my favorite movies I've watched on Hoopla and Kanopy recently. If you didn't get a chance to see the video, I've got the movie recommendations here for you! To access these free streaming apps with your library card visit https://www.l...

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Google PhotoScan App

Featured App: Photo Scan

Hi all, it’s Patrick from the Media Lab. Before I begin, I hope this message finds you healthy and safe. During this quarantine, we proposed having an outlet of sorts to provide a supplemental resource for patrons. Between myself and Kristin, I know there are many ideas we can further elaborate...

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