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Library of Things: USB Flash Drive

Library of Things: USB Flash Drive

This is a creative USB 3.0 Flash Drive (Multi-Functioning, Mini-sized, Aluminum alloy design, large storage capacity) which has double connectors, can be transferred the documents for all series products of iPhone, iPad & Android(with OTG function) (not compatible with type c port) &PC. Files supported (From PC to the Flash drive (memory stick) and play them on iPhone or iPad via App) Picture: BMP/GIF/CUR/ICO/JPG/PNG/TIF/TIFF/XBM Video: M4V/MP4/MPV/AVI/FLV/MKV/MOV/MPG/RM/RMVB/TS/WMV Music: WAV/AAC/AIFF/AIF/CAF/M4A/MP3 File: XLS/PPT/PDF/TXT/DOC

Description

Staff Review & Tips

I used this product on my iPhone 12 Pro Max that I had around 3,000 photos I needed to move to my computer to save. I had to download an App called LUV-Share, plugged the Jumpdrive into my went through the instructions, and transferred the photo to the Jumpdrive. This takes a few minutes to do and it is important you do not let your phone go to sleep. After that I put the drive into my computer; again do not let your computer fall asleep while transferring from Jumpdrive to computer.

Danielle Featherston, Technical Services Director

Tip: Make sure you have time to stay with your devices while transferring. Most important make sure everything is deleted from the Jumpdrive before you return it to the library.

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Library of Things: Wilton Countless Celebrations Set

Photo of Wilton Countless Celebrations Cake Pan box

Library of Things: Wilton Countless Celebrations Set

Photo of Wilton Countless Celebrations Cake Pan box

It’s as easy as 1-2-3 to personalize any party to celebrate every special occasion. Use one pan to bake cakes shaped like letters A-Z and numbers 0-9, perfect for celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, and so much more. The Countless Celebrations, letters, and numbers pan set to celebrate every special occasion. The complete set includes a 14.5 x 9-inch non-stick cake pan, featuring a grid-guide bottom, eight pan inserts, one angled cutter, and easy picture instructions. Plus, the inserts nest neatly inside the pan for convenient storage.

Description

Staff Review & Tips

I used one brownie mix to make the letter J. My brownie was short, so I would use two boxes of whatever mix you want to use. I sprayed the rectangle pan and all the pieces I used with cooking spray. There were very mild places where the mix went past the interchangeable inserts; make sure you fit the pieces snug in place and try not to move the pan around a lot.

Danielle Featherston, Technical Services Director

Tip: Use two boxes of cake mix, spray all parts you are using, and remember to clean well before returning to the library.

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Library of Things: Zoie + Chloe 3-Piece Dough Press Set

Library of Things: Zoie + Chloe 3-Piece Dough Press Set

Make hand pies, dumplings, empanadas, and more with Zoie + Chloe's dough press set. The once labor-intensive process has been reduced to four simple steps: cut, fill, fold, and press to seal. These three dough presses have diameters of 4", 5" and 6". They feature a decorative crimped edge design, and the dough cutter on the back of the press cuts dough to fit the press perfectly. It is excellent for dumplings, ravioli, calzones, piroshkis, empanadas, pierogies, and pastries of all kinds. They are easy to care for and dishwasher safe.

Description

Staff Review & Tips

Frozen dough circles can be used or rolling puff pastry about 1/16 of an inch in thickness and cut with the dough press you want to use, like in the video shown below, to make the appropriate size. Tip: Spray the inside of the crimpers with baking spray before placing the cut dough on the crimpers. Watch out for over stuffing. You can then bake for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees, air fry, or deep fry.

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Inspiration

There are so many options on Pinterest and the web to find recipes to use these. I used keywords like dough press recipes, hand pies, dumplings, ravioli, calzones, piroshkis, empanadas, and pierogis to find tons of great recipes to use these for different meals. If you have an air fryer, then you can put that in your search also.

Library of Things: Artograph EZ Tracer Opaque Art Projector

Library of Things: Artograph EZ Tracer Opaque Art Projector

The EZ Tracer is an easy to use art projector for the beginning artist or art classroom. Simply place the projector on top of any art or copy and enlarge the image onto a wall or easel for tracing and coloring. Darkened room required. Copy size: 4 x 4 / 10.2cm x 10.2cm. Projection range: 2x to 10x. Create murals, paintings, signs, and banners faster and more accurately than ever.

Description

Staff Review & Tips

The projector’s bottom has a 3 1/4 x 3 1/4″ opening, which sits over the artwork to be transferred. It is very easy to use with printed pictures taken from magazines, photos, or even fabric. The room needs to be dark, and the projector needs to be at least two feet away from your canvas, paper, or what you are transferring the picture onto.

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Inspiration

For things to trace, you can pick pictures out of books or head over to Pinterest. Using keywords when searching Pinterest or the internet is a great place to start. Try these keywords: pictures to trace, black and white images, or coloring pages. You can use any kind of image that is 3 1/4 x 3 1/4″.

Indie Author Day: November 7, 2020

On November 7, 2020, the Putnam County Public Library will host the 5th annual Indie Author Day. Join us for the talk “Eye for the Weird” by Author Sarah Gerkensmeyer. 

Eye for the Weird
How can the strange, the uncanny, and the unordinary help give us more direct access to our characters’ ordinary, human experiences?  This presentation, which incorporates a series of interconnected writing exercises, will explore how some “weird” writers like myself work with a careful balance of the ordinary and the unordinary, the real and the surreal, in their fiction.  We will look at overt examples of weird writing, such as magical realism, fabulism, and fairy tales.  And we will also explore more subtle approaches, such as conducting creative research about unknown topics and discovering a sense of mystery about topics that you are already familiar with.  Participants should be both inspired and challenged to discover how injecting a sense of the unknown and the off-kilter—whether to a large degree or only in small doses—might open up the characters in their own writing.  I will also share about how growing up in the Midwest helped shape how I view the “weird” in both the landscape that surrounds me and in my own writing.

For more information: 
Indie Author Day
Writer Workshop Videos

Sarah Gerkensmeyer’s story collection, What You Are Now Enjoying, was selected by Stewart O’Nan as winner of the 2012 Autumn House Press Fiction Prize, longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, and chosen as winner of Late Night Library’s Debut-litzer Prize.  A Pushcart Prize nominee for both fiction and poetry and a finalist for the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction and the Italo Calvino Prize for Fabulist Fiction, Sarah has received scholarships to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Ragdale, Grub Street, SAFTA’s Firefly Farms, and the Vermont Studio Center.  Her stories and poetry have appeared in American Short Fiction, Guernica, The New Guard, The Massachusetts Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, B O D Y, Hobart, and Cream City Review, among others.  Her story “Ramona” was featured in a Huffington Post piece on flash fiction and also selected by Lily Hoang for the 2014 Best of the Net Anthology.  Sarah was the 2012-13 Pen Parentis Fellow.  She received her MFA in fiction from Cornell University and now lives and writes in her home state of Indiana, where she is a winner of the Indiana Authors Award and a Sustainable Arts Foundation Fellow.

Library of Things Kick-Off

Some of you may be wondering about the new sign in the library lobby. We are excited to announce a new, highly-requested library collection! With generous funding from the Dr. James Elrod fund at the Hendricks County Community Foundation (HCCF), the library has purchased materials for a “Library of Things”.
The Library of Things is a collection of items that are unconventional to libraries but may be of use to the community. This collection will include kitchen appliances, tools, crafting supplies, outdoor games, board games, and a wide array of other items. These items are loanable to the community just like any other library material.
We invite you to celebrate this addition with us at a Library of Things kick-off event. We will preview the items in the collection, as well as provide refreshments and outdoor games. In accordance with local health and safety guidelines, we will host this event in the library parking lot, follow social distancing recommendations, and games will be sanitized after each use.
We hope you will join us as we kick-off this new library collection!

Website Event: https://pcpl21.org/programs/library-of-things-kick-off/

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/622550408620692/…

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