Tech Tips – October

Arapahoe Libraries offers programs and resources to meet your needs in the ever-changing world of technology.

Tech specialists are friendly technology experts who want to help you with anything you can dream up. This is what we're up to this month!

 “I have a bunch of VHS tapes of home movies that are deteriorating, can the library help preserve them?"

From Tech Specialist George:

“We can! At both our Southglenn and Smoky Hill libraries, we offer digitization stations that can digitize VHS, cassette tapes, even vinyl into digital files you can take home on a flash drive or CD. Look here for more information on how to Digitize Your Old Media."

Got musical talent but lack the gear to record yourself? Check out our recording studios located at the Southglenn, Sheridan and Smoky Hill branches. Our soundproof rooms are decked out with microphones, recording software and keyboards to turn you into both producer and musician. To hear just one of the many recordings from the talented folks who come through our Studios, check out the latest music video from Southglenn Library, an instrumental track called “August” performed by Ben Lacy.

Do you ever look at your aluminum water bottle or water glass and say “this is almost too boring for me to even drink out of?” The featured appointment this month is at the Castlewood Makerspace, where you can utilize the rotary attachment on our laser cutter to create custom engravings on your glass or aluminum drink containers. Book an appointment with a tech specialist and we’ll help make your drinkware snazzy.

Need a post to stick around on your Facebook business page? Try pinning it, which keeps it at the most visible top spot on your page. Instructions to pin a post to the top of a Facebook page.

Get into comics with Hoopla, one of our services that offers digital comics on the go. You'll find everything from classics like Alan Moore’s Watchmen to modern creator-owned series from the Image Comics imprint. Need help loading the Hoopla app on your tablet or phone to get started? Ask at the tech desk at your local Arapahoe Libraries branch or book an appointment in advance with us.

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