Monthly Link Pack – October 2015

MONTHLY LINK PACK

– I dare you to watch this video and not smile. It’s a book trailer for Mo Willems’ new book – I really like slop! We have that book and many more by Mo Willems in our collection.

– You may find it interesting that Edward Snowden is now on Twitter. His first few tweets are really priceless. We have the Oscar winning documentary about him (Citizen Four) in our collection.

CreativeMornings is an international monthly breakfast lecture series designed for creative communities. It’s like TED talks, but different. Some of the best talks are now available in podcast form.

– Do you listen to podcasts? If you need help figuring them out, we can help. Set up a device help appointment and we’ll walk you through the process.

– The book trailer for Mindy Kaling’s new book, Why Not Me? is super cute. We have the book and the audiobook in our collection.

– I’ve always been intrigued by cinemagraphs. I first learned about them years ago when the fashion industry started using them. Now it seems a company called Flixel has created some apps that will make it possible for those of us who aren’t that tech savvy to create them.

–  Are you always looking through Google images for photos to use in presentations and on flyers? If so, you might want to check out StockSnap.ioAll the photos are free from copyright restrictions  and no attribution is required. This is what I get when I do a search for the word – “meeting.” #notbad

– The New York Times is reporting — E-Book Sales Slip, and Print Is Far From Dead. Do you read just print, just e-books, or a combination of the two?

– This recent Approval Matrix in New York magazine is especially good. I wanted to click on almost everything. M Train by Patti Smith is in the Brilliant/High Brow quarter.

– Everyone is talking about the wildly successful Broadway musical Hamilton. It is inspired by the [2004] biography Alexander Hamilton, by Ron Chernow. (via wikipedia) Guess what? Yup. We have it.

– How did I not know that there is a tool library that lends out kitchen tools just outside of Portland, Maine. To learn more about the Maine Tool Library, read this fun article in the Portland Press Herald. via Library Stuff

– Do you have an iPhone? Are you always getting notified that you need to delete stuff to make more room? Me too. There are a couple of apps that will help you move stuff to the cloud with just a couple of clicks. Read about it here. via Tech Crunch

– SNAPSHOT of the 5 Most Popular Adult Books at PPL right now

1. Fates and furies / Lauren Groff.

2. The girl in the spider’s web / David Lagercrantz.

3. After you / Jojo Moyes.

4. Big magic : creative living beyond fear / Elizabeth Gilbert.

5. The secret chord / Geraldine Brooks.


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The Monthly Link Pack is a blog series curated by Jennifer Moore, library clerk, maker, and sustainable style blogger. If you have a suggestion for something that should be included in a future blog post, email her at jamoore@cityofportsmouth.com.

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