Monday, May 14, 2012

Regular Summer Hours

Monday -- Thursday    8:00 AM - 5:50 PM
Friday                           8:00 AM - 4:50 PM
Saturday                       9:00 AM - 4:50 PM
Sunday                         CLOSED

Exception Dates

May 26 - 28                 CLOSED
July 4                            CLOSED
July 27                          8:00 AM - Noon
August 13                     CLOSED

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

App-Tastic Tuesday: Peterson Birds of North America

This app is one of the ones that really utilizes the iPad's capabilities in intuitive and truly helpful ways. And it's on sale right now for 99 cents (down for the usual price of $14.99), so snap it up while you can!

Anyone who's frequently used the traditional book version of the Peterson guides knows that they are chock full of information and accurate, clear drawings. This app has all of the usual content about habitat, migration patterns, habits, etc., but it also includes recordings of birdsongs and integrates birdwatching checklists. You can even report sightings. 

The Peterson guides have been standbys in libraries and in the home collections of outdoor enthusiasts for decades. Grab this reference "book" while the price is low!

And don't forget to download our free app while you're at it. 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Finals start swimmingly

A little stress relief for all of our students studying for finals!

(Apologies to anyone I accidentally hit with the clownfish.)

Friday, May 4, 2012

Hours for Finals Week

Saturday, May 5th:             9:00 AM -- 4:50 PM

Sunday, May 6th:              1:00 PM -- 10:50 PM

Monday, May 7th:            8:00 AM -- 12:50 AM

Tuesday, May 8th:            8:00 AM -- 12:50 AM

Wednesday, May 9th:       8:00 AM -- 10:50 PM

Thursday, May 10th:           8:00 AM -- 8:50 PM

Friday, May 11th:               8:00 AM -- 3:40 PM

Saturday, May 12th &
Sunday, May 13th:                               CLOSED

Good luck, everyone!

We'll begin our regular summer hours on Monday the 14th (8:00 AM -- 5:50 PM M-Th, 8:00 AM -- 4:50 Fridays, 9:00 -- 4:50 Saturdays, closed Sundays).

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Late Nights @ The Library!

We'll be open for an extra two hours again next Monday & Tuesday nights to help you get ready for your finals. Coffee, cookies, and a few fun stress-relievers will be provided. See you there!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

App-Tastic Tuesday: Gaze HD

Finals are next week. Are you stressing a bit?

This app won't get your projects done any faster, but it might help you relax for a few minutes.

Gaze is a free app that puts beautiful HD scenes on your iPad. There are four different Gaze apps, and each one comes in a free version. Beautiful Views (icon pictured) and Fires and More can also be upgraded to show additional scenes for a couple of bucks.

The waterfalls cascade, the waves crash, the fire crackles, or the cherry blossoms tumble, with or without sound, and you can set the app to stay on your favorite scene or to shuffle through them all.

When I'm not using my iPad, I set up a Gaze scene and prop it beside my computer monitor with a radio app playing in the background. On dreary days, it's like a window to somewhere pretty.

Visit their website or find them in the App Store.
And, of course, don't forget to download the Reeves Library app!