Archives for Technology

3D Printing and Design

Come and learn about 3D printing and computer-aided design (CAD) with TinkerCAD on May 9, 2015 at 1:15 p.m. in the Edge Media Lab. Participants will have the chance to design an original object and print it out in physical form via the library’s MakerBot Replicator 2 (3D Printer). There is a limit of 6 participants and registration is required.
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LAN Party in The Edge

Teens, join our Local Area Network (LAN) party in The Edge Media Lab on Thursday, April 2 from 4:00-5:00 p.m., where we will enter an online server and play in a virtual environment. There are many free-to-play games out there that anyone can enjoy. Creation of a free account may be required. No registration is necessary and equipment is provided.  
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Create an App with MATLAB

Thursday, February 5 at noon Created by Mathworks, MATLAB® is a high-level language and interactive environment for numerical computation, visualization, and programming. It is mainly a tool for engineers, but it offers a multitude of computation possibilities. This class will provide design instruction within a Graphic User Interface (GUI) and computer programming using the MATLAB coding language. Come and learn how to create a basic computer application! All equipment and software is provided. Please register for this program on our online event calendar.
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Hoopla Launch Event planned for this Saturday

We are excited to announce the public availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital. White Plains Library card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or iOS device or visit hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers. hoopla digital has a simple sign-up and attractive, easy-to-use interface, so it’s easy to get to your listening and viewing experience.
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Hoopla: Streaming Movies and Music Now Available

We are excited to announce the public availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital. White Plains Library card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or iOS device or visit hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers. hoopla digital has a simple sign-up and attractive, easy-to-use interface, so it’s easy to get to your listening and viewing experience.
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Build a High-Powered PC

Building a computer from parts is much cheaper than buying one readily assembled. At the “Build a High-Powered PC” series of courses, every Tuesday in October at 4:00 p.m. in The Edge, teens will be able to assist in the building of a modern gaming rig. Instruction about microprocessors, RAM, motherboards, power supplies, hard drives, and graphics cards will be taught throughout. If teens wish to build a computer on their own, methods of selecting and purchasing compatible computer parts online will be shown as well. Registration is not required and all equipment is provided.
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Intro to 3D Printing and Design

Come and learn about 3D printing and Computer-aided design (CAD) with SketchUp, a free computer application. Participants will have the chance to design an original object and bring it home in physical form via the library’s MakerBot Replicator 2 (3D Printer). This program will begin at 10:15am on Thursday September 11th in the Edge Media Lab. There is a limit of 10 participants & registration is required.
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Video Game Design Workshop

Teens can create a 3D video game about safety behind the wheel with Unity, a powerful game engine. A class consisting of four sessions (May 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th, from 4pm – 5:30pm) will be held in the Edge and will demonstrate the realities of designing a video game from scratch. This is part of the Allstate Readiness Series – the video game will be used to show teens the dangers of distracted driving. Utilize your imagination! LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE, REGISTRATION REQUIRED
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Maker Morning

The current “Maker Revolution” is all about imagination and implementation. On Saturday, May 3rd, a celebration of this new culture will take place at the White Plains Public Library. The idea is to highlight local creation and originality. There will be 3D printing, robotics, and people from all over the community presenting special pieces of work. Come and find out how you can DIY (do it yourself).
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How to Build a Computer

Building a computer from parts is much cheaper than buying one readily assembled. At the “How to Build a Computer” workshop in the Edge, on March 31st from 4:00 – 5:00p.m., teens will be able to see what an individually constructed PC looks like and participate in the process of upgrading another. Instruction about microprocessors, RAM, motherboards, power supplies, hard drives, and graphics cards will be taught throughout. If teens wish to build a computer on their own, methods of selecting and purchasing compatible computer parts online will be shown as well. Registration is not required and all equipment is
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How to Make Dubstep

Learn how to produce Dubstep like the pros do on an iPad! Novice musicians and Dubstep fans alike will learn how to create songs at The Edge in December every Thursday from 4:30-5:30pm. Teens will discover how to use modern iPad audio applications and sound like modern professionals. For teens only. No registration or equipment is required, limit of 9 students based on arrival time. Bring headphones if possible.
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Virtual Computing

Have you ever seen a computer inside a computer? With VirtualBox, a free virtualization product from Oracle, you can install and use an isolated Operating System (OS) within another. Teens are welcome to join this class on December 3rd and December 10th from 5-6pm to find out how. Students will use library equipment in order to install a virtual Linux OS called “ArtistX” and learn all about it. For teens. No registration or equipment is required, limit of 10 students based on arrival time.  
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The History and Future of Video Games

The progression of technology is seemingly exponential, especially with regard to electronic gaming. In “The History & Future of Video Games,” a class consisting of three independent sessions on October 2, October 9, and October 23 at 3:30 p.m., teens are exposed to video games of the past and present in order to imagine the video games of the future. Each session is one hour in length and open to teens, no registration required. There is a limit of 10 gamers, with admission based on arrival time. In the final week we look at the history and future of FPS
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Hands-on Help for the Unemployed and Under-Employed

Our next program for job seekers provides two great workshops in one: 1. Digital Dirt: Unfavorable Information About You That Can Be Found on the Internet. Do you realize that digital dirt might sabotage your job search or career development? Come and learn how to manage your online reputation. 2. E-Resumes: Preparing Your Resume for Email and Online Job Sites. Format your resume for posting online and emailing to prospective employers. Bring your resume saved on a flash stick/floppy disk/email in .doc format. This program takes place Wednesday, September 25, 7:30 – 8:45 p.m. Seats are limited, so don’t delay!
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Hacker Academy

The White Plains Public Library is proud to announce the first in what is expected to be a series of exciting new technology programs geared specifically for teens: Hacker Academy: How to create and program your own computer. In this course, consisting of four one and a half hour sessions from July 11 through August 1, teens will be introduced to the world of small board computers as well how to hack them to boot and use Linux. Provided for each of the 10 participants in the course is an Android-based computer, specifically the APC 8750 from VIA Technologies, Inc.
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