Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Kimball Library News 1/12/15

Just in time for Valentine's Day: Taste and see if indeed “Chocolate, the Perfect Drug” is fact or fiction!  Learn from Mike Cross which chemicals elicit biochemical reactions in the human brain, making chocolate, quite possibly, the perfect drug. During the presentation, you will also learn how to taste chocolate for quality and how to eat it, too!  Join us on Tuesday, February 10th, for this delicious education evening from 6:30-8:00pm.

About the presenter - Mike Cross is an instructor of chemistry at Northern Essex Community College (and Atkinson resident).  Before coming to Northern Essex, Mike was an instructor of chemistry and department chair at the College of Eastern Utah. Mike holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Utah where he specialized in oxidative lesions in DNA and RNA.

Flipster, a New Way to Access Digital Magazines: Patrons of Kimball Library can now access digital magazines using Flipster™ from EBSCO Information Services. Flipster is a next-generation digital magazine service that allows people to browse the latest issues of high quality digital versions of popular magazines, courtesy of the library.

We have both Flipster and hard-copy versions of magazines like People, Sports Illustrated, and Bloomsburg so patrons have the option of accessing the content at the library or remotely. Magazines can be downloaded to iPads or iPad Minis, Android tablets, and the Kindle Fire via a native app for offline reading anytime anywhere. Magazines can be viewed on the browser of your computer, mobile device, or tablet without the app. The main difference is you need an internet connection and a recent browser if you are not using the app.

Flipster offers an easy, browseable reading experience. Users can browse magazines by category as well as perform searches for specific periodicals. An online newsstand provides a carousel of the most recent issues, as well as a carousel of all issues allowing for quick access to magazines. The table of contents contains links to quickly go to articles of interest and hotlinks within magazines are hyperlinked, opening in separate tabs when clicked. In addition, there is an option to zoom in and out for better readability.

Use the available link under “LIBRARY LINKS” on our website to take a test drive or flip! Currently the sky is the limit, our selection after the initial trial period will be more select.  Do take note that Newsweek is available and not ever available in print! To learn more about Flipster, visit http://flipster.ebsco.com.

HOLIDAY HOURS: We will be closed on Monday, February 16th, observing Presidents’ Day.  Please stock up accordingly.

For more information or a list of upcoming programs, please visit our website at kimballlibrary.com, call (603) 362-5234, or email us at staff@kimballlibrary.com.  We also have some great pictures our facebook page.

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