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A Teleprompter For Checkout!

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Want to be on camera, but have a hard time remembering what you want to say? Worry not friend, the library has a solution for you––a teleprompter! This marvelous device allows you to read off a script while looking directly into the camera. Controlling the teleprompter is easy. Just use our included remote to start, stop, and control the rate of your script as it’s displayed on the teleprompter.

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New Wacom Drawing Tablet in Level Up!

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Did you know the Library has a brand new Wacom tablet?  It's true! The Wacom Intuos Pro M is a powerful tool that can be used in so many creative ways. Similar to Level Up's Intuos Pro, this table allows you  to draw on its surface with a specialized pen and see your work on your computer screen.

Your drawings can then be manipulated further using other tools, like Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator.  It's a great way to work with art on the computer, and makes it faster and easier to get natural-looking lines and drawings into your projects.

Hey DJs: the Traktor Kontrol S2 Is Here!

Live DJing has come a long way since the days of keeping the party going by simply playing one song after another. The turntable revolution of the 1980s established DJs as performers in their own right—songs on vinyl records became the raw materials sonic artists mixed, "scratched," and re-fashioned into amazing new musical statements and creative experiences. Then came the next game-changer that made individual records themselves optional: by using digital controllers—some of which emulate the look and feel of a turntable and mixer setup—today's DJs are limited only by their imaginations and the number of audio files on their computers.

New Level Up Workshops This Spring

lu_programs_spring_2018.jpgEver wanted to design a poster, or make your own GIF? Or maybe you want to learn the basics of audio recording? Well, you’re in luck—this spring in Level Up at the Main Library, we’re hosting a whole crop of new workshops. Every Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m., an expert from our community ison hand to teach you a new skill using our software and equipment. All skill levels are welcome at most workshops—just bring your desire to learn.

Celebrate Black History Month Locally

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Black History Month (also called African American History Month), celebrated in February because it coincides with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln, honors African American contributions to our nation’s history. Learn more about the African American experience throughout history with the book lists created by Library Staff or dates on the Monroe County Timeline—and celebrate in person this month at these local events: 

New Year's Resolutions: Books to Help You Keep Them

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Happy New Year, everyone! It’s that time for reflecting on the past year, and thinking about what we might improve in the new one. But New Year’s resolutions have become kind of a lark: are we really going to keep them?

CATS: The Library's TV Station

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You’ve probably heard about Community Access Television Services (CATS), the cable TV station at the Main Library. But how familiar are you with the amazing programs on CATS, and how to watch them? And what about creating your own programs for broadcast? 

Here's all you need to get involved with the coolest—and only—community access TV station in Monroe County.

Tuning In

CATS Channels are available on all three major cable systems (Comcast, Smithville TV, and AT&T U-Verse) in Bloomington and Monroe County. Channel Line-ups & Instructions

Makevention 2017

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What are “makers,” exactly? Literally anyone who makes something! Tinkerers, inventors, programmers, artists, designers, scientists, and many other creators make up this diverse, DIY-spirited group. And there will be quite a few of them at this year’s Makevention, 10am-4pm on Saturday, August 26th,at the Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center.

Makevention is a free event showcasing the work and imagination of regional and local makers. Here’s a short list of the many awesome makers participating this year:

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