Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Downloadable - Music


(Farmington, CT)—(11/23/2010)— The Farmington Libraries have joined Library Ideas’ network of Public Library websites that offer access to songs from Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists.

The service will allow the the Farmington Libraries to increase the size and diversity of its collection by offering access to hundreds of thousands of songs.

Under the terms of the agreement, registered card holders of the Farmington Libraries can download a select number of Sony Music tracks in the MP3 format each month at no direct cost via Patrons are limited to three downloads per week and use their library card and establish Farmington Libraries' catalog password to access the service. The library will underwrite the purchase of the music.

Other libraries participating in the launch include the Princeton (NJ) Public Library, Maricopa County Library District (AZ), Orange County Public Library (FL), Nashville Public Library (TN) and Fairfield Public Library (CT).

“We have been waiting a long time for a service like this that delivers great music, compatibility with lots of devices and simplicity of use. We think this will be incredibly popular with our patrons and will help the library in marketing all its services to the community,” said Hal Bright, Director of Adult Services.

“Sony Music has an incredibly expansive and popular catalog and we are really excited to partner with them on this, a very important product for libraries,” said Brian Downing, co-founder of Library Ideas. “A library is a focal point of the community that requires many tools to excite people about library resources. More than anything, that is the reason for the service.”

For further information please email

About the Farmington Libraries: The Farmington Libraries, part of the Farmington Village Green and Library Association, provide stellar library and information services to the residents of Farmington, Connecticut through print, audiovisual and digital collections as well as literacy-related and cultural programming.

About Library Ideas: Library Ideas is a new media company focused on the educational markets, based in Fairfax, Virginia. The Company offers music, movie and language learning solutions to public libraries as part of its developing product suite.

About Sony Music Entertainment: Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre...Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.

Access the service here>>>

Monday, November 22, 2010

Winter Computer Classes

The library announces its Winter Computer Classes for 12/2010-2/2011. Come and learn with us!

Resume & Interviewing Skills on Job

Friday, 1/21, 2/11 at 11:00am Learn about the library’s service that reviews resumes and cover letters online and interacts live to review Interviewing Skills. Class size: 10 Instructor: KL, HB

Job Hunting 2.0:
11/29, 12/13 at 10:00am. Learn about Job opportunity aggregators like Indeed and Simply Hired – building effective searches and saving as RSS feeds, setting up a Google Reader and organizing RSS feeds, and using social media sites to market your personal brand/business. LinkedIn, Twitter, Blogs, Facebook etc…to search the Internet! Class size: 10 Instructor: LP

Setting Up An Email Account
12/7, 1/25, 2/15 at 2:00pm & Monday 1/10, 2/14 at 7pm Set up your own e-mail account with Gmail, Hotmail, or Yahoo! Class size: 3. Instructor: TM. SC

Basic Internet Searching
12/6, 1/3, 1/24, 2/14, at 10:00am & Wednesday 1/12 at 7pm. Learn how to search the Internet! Class size: 5 Instructor: DG

Facebook 101
12/14 or Thu 1/13 at 7:00pm
What is Facebook? An e-mail account is required. Class size: 10.
Instructor: LP,HB

Find That Book in our Koha Catalog
12/9, 1/20, 2/17 at 2:00pm Learn how to search our new library catalog. Class size: 3. Instructor: SC, CA.

Using “My Account” in the Koha Catalog
12/10, 1/14, 2/11 at 10am Learn how to use tags, lists, renew books and set your messaging preferences. Class size: 5. Instructor: MB.

Introduction to
12/29 at 7pm & Thursday 2/3 at 10:00am. Use the library’s online databases to research your family history. Class size: 10. Instructor: HB

Basic Word 2007
12/9, 1/6, 2/3 at 7:00pm & Wednesday 12/15, 2/16 at 10am. Learn about page layout, basic editing (selecting, replacing, inserting text), spell check, bullets, page breaks, images. Class size: 10 Instructor: CA, DG

Basic Excel 2007
1/4, 2/8 at 1:30pm
Find out what a spreadsheet can do for you. Discover columns and rows, formulas, worksheet tabs, colors, gridlines. Class size: 10 Instructor: BK

Basic Publisher 2007
12/14, at 1:30pm
Create your own greeting cards, flyers, newsletters, booklets. Come find out how to get started on making your own publications. Learn about layout, graphics, templates, saving, printing. Class size: 10 Instructor: BK

Google Docs
Jan 10 at 2pm
Learn how to save documents and spreadsheets online, and be able to access your work from any computer at any time! Valid email address required. Class size: 10. Instructor: CA