Here’s a list of facts about computers — how many did you already know? 

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Google Speaks reveals the amazing story behind one of the most important new companies of our time by exploring the people and philosophies that have made it a global phenomenon in less than fifteen years. Written by bestselling author Janet Lowe, this book offers an engaging look at how Google’s Founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, transformed their vision of a better Internet search engine into a business colossus with about $16 billion in annual revenue. 

Google Speaks by Janet Lowe.

Call #QA76.2 .A2 .L69 2009

Beachfront Libraries are the Best Idea…Ever.

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Via Huffington Post Books:

"Beachfront libraries are an ingenious addition to shorelines around the world. Forget your book? Go grab a replacement. Finished your latest read? No worries, many choices await you."

(via libraryjournal)

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The first computer mouse
Each time you click your mouse, you’re paying homage to a UC Berkeley engineering alum Douglas Engelbart.  Originally patented as the “X-Y Position Indicator for a Display System,” Engelbart invented and developed the first computer mouse. (It got its nickname “mouse” due to the cord attached to the rear of the device that looked like a tail.)
Engelbart is known for giving “The Mother of All Demos" in 1968 — a live demonstration that featured almost all of the fundamental elements of modern computing: windows, hypertext, graphics, efficient navigation, command input, video conferencing and a collaborative real-time editor.
Watch “The Mother of All Demos” →

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The first computer mouse


Each time you click your mouse, you’re paying homage to a UC Berkeley engineering alum Douglas Engelbart.  Originally patented as the “X-Y Position Indicator for a Display System,” Engelbart invented and developed the first computer mouse. (It got its nickname “mouse” due to the cord attached to the rear of the device that looked like a tail.)

Engelbart is known for giving “The Mother of All Demos" in 1968 — a live demonstration that featured almost all of the fundamental elements of modern computing: windows, hypertext, graphics, efficient navigation, command input, video conferencing and a collaborative real-time editor.

Watch “The Mother of All Demos”

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So you’re dreaming of the exciting life of a programmer? You can make it happen with this book! Even if you barely know what programming is, you can learn to “speak” the C++ language, install and use the compiler, work with loops, understand objects and classes, get rid of bugs, and write real programs that work. It’s all in these pages!

Beginning Programming with C++ for Dummies by Stephen R. Davis. 

Call #QA76.73 .C153 .D38 2010

We have two whole carts of new books at McKee Library! Titles include Why Soccer Matters by Pelé, The Lego Mindstorms EV3 Laboratory by Daniele Benedettelli, Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirt Tips for Better Writing by Mignon Fogarty, Count Like an Egyptian by David Reimer, and so much more. 
Come take a look at our new book section and see for yourself what we have.

We have two whole carts of new books at McKee Library! Titles include Why Soccer Matters by Pelé, The Lego Mindstorms EV3 Laboratory by Daniele Benedettelli, Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirt Tips for Better Writing by Mignon Fogarty, Count Like an Egyptian by David Reimer, and so much more. 

Come take a look at our new book section and see for yourself what we have.

This week (July 21-27) we are featuring the QA section of our library — computers. Come take a look at the titles we have!

This week (July 21-27) we are featuring the QA section of our library — computers. Come take a look at the titles we have!

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Basic DIY explains the essentials of decorating and maintenance in a step-by-step manner. With practical advice, clear illustrations and plenty of useful tips, it covers all the key skills, from carpentry to plastering, giving you the confidence o tackle the jobs you always thought you’d have top pay for.

Basic DIY by Mike Edwards.

Call #TH4816 .E39 2008

We have two new displays in the library!

The top one is summer reads — want something fun to read before school starts? Stop on by and look at the titles we have, such as The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin, The Help by Kathryn Stockett, Inside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz, and much more. 

The bottom display is all about college life. It’s not just freshmen that can benefit from the books we have out, but everyone enrolled in a college class! We have books about how to succeed in school, what you need to know about college, and even information about jobs and careers.

Stop on by and take a look!

studyinspiration:

To make your textbook reading more entertaining, make a few of these awesome monster bookmarks! Even better, make them in your study break to have something productive to do. Here’s a link on how to make them: http://tallystreasury.com/2011/02/corner-page-bookmarks-3/
(as always, picture not mine)

studyinspiration:

To make your textbook reading more entertaining, make a few of these awesome monster bookmarks! Even better, make them in your study break to have something productive to do. Here’s a link on how to make them: http://tallystreasury.com/2011/02/corner-page-bookmarks-3/

(as always, picture not mine)