Thursday, August 27, 2015

HERITAGEQUEST ONLINE

It's available at Central Library and our branches--and from home, if you have a valid SLPL library card:

http://www.slpl.org/slpl/library/article240098943.asp

Click text to enlarge!

NEED A JOB?

It's a job a genealogist might actually enjoy:

The Census Bureau’s Chicago Regional Office is currently seeking Field Representatives in St. Louis County, MO to interview respondents.  Pay ranges from $13.68 - $14.99 per hour, depending on location. 
 
Call for Test scheduling at 1-800-865-6384, Extension 15
  
To view job vacancy announcements, qualifications, and instructions on how to apply, visit the Census Bureau's Chicago Regional Office website at:

Monday, August 17, 2015

PARKING AT CENTRAL LIBRARY

We regret to inform you that we can no longer offer free parking to our customers at Central Library. You will find an explanation of public parking options here, and an interactive map of pay lots in the downtown area here.

WHY ALL THE HOOPLA?


Why all the Hoopla? Well, because of Hoopla, of course...

https://www.hoopladigital.com/home

WHAT'S IN YOUR DNA?

Thanks to all of you who helped make our program on Saturday (8-15-2015) such a success! Nearly 100 of you turned out to listen to our speaker, Janelle Cloud of FamilyTreeDNA, talk about genetic genealogy in general and the tests her company provides in particular. Many of you purchased tests, and we hope that you'll share any discoveries of interest with us.

Some people were unable to register for this class, and we really do feel for you. Some good news, however--Ms. Cloud left us some vouchers that you can use to get a discount on FamilyTreeDNA tests. The supply of vouchers is limited, however, and there is a deadline for placing your order--22 August 2015. The vouchers are only available at Central Library in the Genealogy Room, and will be distributed strictly on a first-come, first-served basis.

Thanks for your interest in our programs!

GO WILD AT SLPL

http://cio.slpl.org/2015/07/31/the-wild-things-are-here/



Monday, August 3, 2015

ARE YOU EXPERIENCED?

Creative Experience is a digital maker space. It is a platform for collaborative digital media creation and publishing. The space inspires ingenuity, encourages artistry, and cultivates expertise. Upon entering the Creative Experience, the user is presented with four Pods. Each Pod contains software and hardware that allows users to create, edit, and digitally publish audio, video, photo, print, and interactive content for the web.



Creative Experience also features a Recording Room. The room has a Mac with Pro Tools, Garage Band, Audacity, and Apple Logic Pro, as well as a mixer, speakers, three microphones, an eighty-eight key keyboard, and headphones. We encourage users to bring in their own instruments and we have numerous cables to connect them. In addition to recording music, users can record oral projects, such as podcasts, oral histories, or spoken word poetry.


Creative Experience appeals to pros and novices, alike. Users who know exactly what they are doing will walk in and find the required tools. Those without previous knowledge can walk in, view online tutorials, and learn how to fulfill their vision. Creative Experience is your space: Create.

Creative Experience and the Recording Room are open:

Monday-Thursday: 11am-7pm
Friday: 11am-5pm
Saturday: 12pm-5pm

Click here to learn more about the Creative Experience!

GET A ROOM!

Did you know that your organization or group can rent Central Library (well, probably not the whole enormous building--more likely a small but impressive section of it)?

http://www.slpl.org/slpl/library/central_rental.asp



ANCESTRY LIBRARY EDITION @ YOUR LIBRARY

Yes, you can use it for free at Central Library or one of our branches!


Saturday, July 11, 2015