What’s New at the Library: Wireless and Remote Printing with PrinterOn
- Using your web browser, go to printeron.net/portsmouthpl/web-print and follow the instructions to print a document, image file or webpage.
- Download the free PrinterOn app (for iPhone and Android) onto your smartphone or tablet and follow the instructions to do the same.
What’s also great is that from this website, you can now print to a library printer from offsite! Meaning anywhere in the world as long as it has Internet access. So you could be at home on your regular computer (with a wireless or wired Internet connect) and send a print job to the library. Then come to the library, pay for it and pick it up!
What Downloadable eBook I’m Reading
Teach a Woman to Fish: Overcoming Poverty Around the Globe by Ritu Sharma. I am thrilled to share with you that Ms. Sharma will be speaking at the library this Thursday, October 15th at 7pm as part of the “World Affairs at the Library” Series.
Sharma is a leading voice on international women’s issues and U.S. foreign policy. Due in large part to Ms. Sharma and Women Thrive Worldwide, the interests of women living in poverty worldwide are now being incorporated into U.S. economic assistance and trade policies and, in some cases, into U.S. law itself.
We own one copy of her print book and have ordered three more copies. We also bought one copy of the downloadable ebook through our OverDrive Advantage service, and we have loaded a copy of the ebook onto one of the library’s Kindles that you can borrow, so start reading now!
What’s in the Works at the Library: Coder Dojo
So if you would like to help with this effort either as a advisory board member, a technical mentor and instructor, or general volunteer, please contact me right away at firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call at 603-766-1710. Also, if you can refer me to others who you think might be a good resource, send me their contact information as well! Together we can do this!
What Great Movie I Watched Recently
Two Lives. This 2012 German film explores the history of the Lebensborn or war children, born in Norway and raised in Germany, and their occasional complex ties to the twisted world of espionage. I highly recommend it both for its high drama and fascinating history. Read the New York Times review. Then place a hold on the library’s copy.
What I am Reading in Print These Days
- How champions think in sports and in life / Dr. Bob Rotella, with Bob Cullen
- Why is God laughing? : the path to joy and spiritual optimism / Deepak Chopra
What Music I am Listening To
Speaking of music, would you like the library to offer a streaming music service or are you content with what you use already? Send your comments to email@example.com.
From the Director’s Pocket is a blog series curated by Steve Butzel, Portsmouth Public Library director, dog lover, Phish (the band) aficionado, nonfiction reader, and natural resource, sustainable energy and international affairs enthusiast. If you have suggestions for something that should be included in a future blog post, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.