Programs will be posted at 10 AM.
May 26: Tech & Maker Help with Jane & Ashley
It’s Tech Tuesday! Jane and Ashley will be monitoring the New Lenox Library Facebook page from 10 AM to 3 PM today to answer your technology and maker questions and help find you resources. Looking for a lost manual for an appliance or equipment? Want to find a good YouTube channel for learning how to knit? Let’s see how we can help!
If you have questions you don't want to post on Facebook, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org. Both Jane and Ashley will be able to get that email.
May 19: Using the Photoshop Express App with Jane
Edit your photos and add effects to photos on your phone with Photoshop Express! Add borders and text, enhance colors, create photo collages, make quick fixes and enhance your share-worthy moments. Download the Photoshop Express App Handout (PDF) for a step-by-step guide to editing photos on your phone with Adobe's Photoshop Express.
May 12: Video Interview Basics with Ashley
Download our Video Interview Basics Handout (PDF) for links to online videos and courses on putting your best foot forward in video interviews. Checklists and tips on preparing for the interview and what to do on the day are included, as well as practice questions for you to answer and questions to ask your interviewer. You'll find bonus resources for resumés, too, including specifics for skilled trades and technology.
Are you interviewing in person, or looking for more interview tips? Watch last Thursday, May 7's video, Ace Your In-Person Interview with Jez Layman.
May 5: Meditation & Mental Health Apps
How are you doing? This Mental Health Awareness Month, it can seem harder than ever to take a moment and breathe. These apps can help remind you to take care—even if it's just a few minutes. Do you have a favorite app? Share in the comments on our social media posts. We'd love to hear. (And we miss you!)
April 28: AtoZ World Food Database with Ashley
Cookbooks from 174 countries in one online resource! Explore food culture and traditional recipes from around the world. National and regional cuisines, appetizers, soups, salads, breads, main courses, desserts, alcohol, tea culture, dining etiquette and foods for special occasions. You'll even find trivia about each country's food culture.
April 21: Make Face Masks for Yourself & Others — 3 Patterns & Resources
Donate to Operation H.O.P.E. by dropping off PPE in the New Lenox Library bookdrop. Please keep your library items at home. Due dates have been moved to June 1 and no fines are being accrued.
Craft Passion's Face Mask Sewing Pattern
Pattern suggested by Operation H.O.P.E.
- Pattern & Instructions: Craft Passion's Face Mask Sewing Pattern
- Video: Craft Passion's Official Face Mask Sewing Video Tutorial - With Pocket For Filter Media
- Facebook Group: Craft Passion Face Mask Support Group
NurseMade's A.B. Mask
- Official Website & Pattern: NurseMade.co
- Pattern PDF: NurseMade PPE Fabric Mask Pattern
- Instructable: A.B. Mask - for a Nurse by a Nurse
- Video: How to Sew an AB Mask that will cover an N95 by Gathered Etc
- Construction Tips: A.B. Mask Videos with local Sarah Margalus includes creating bias tape, pleating jigs and more
Brittany Bailey's Best Fit Face Mask
- Pattern & Full Tutorial: Best Fit Face Mask Tutorial
- PDF Pattern Download: Better Fit Face Mask Downloadable Instructions (PDF)
- Video: Best Fit Face Mask by Brittany Bailey
April 14: 3D Printing PPE at New Lenox Library with Ashley
For Tech Tuesday and every day, New Lenox Library is collecting—and making—PPE! Our 3D printer is hard at work making the NIH face shields shown in the video. New Lenox and a few other area libraries also collecting additional PPE in our bookdrop for Operation H.O.P.E. (Please keep your library materials at home until the library reopens.)
April 7: Photography Basics with Jane
Learn to play with light and object placement in this short introduction to photography. Explore and try new things with any camera—yes, even your phone!
Download Jane’s Photography Basics Tip Sheet (PDF)
March 31: Learning Technology Online with Ashley
Learn how to use Lynda.com and a variety of other learning resources.