Get Ready for NaNoWriMo!

For those wondering what in the world NaNoWriMo is, National Novel Writing Month (often shortened to NaNoWriMo) is an annual internet-based, creative writing project that challenges participants to write a 50,000-word manuscript in 30 days. It begins November 1 and ends at 11:59 pm on November 30. If you have been putting off writing your […]

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Office 2016 on KCLS Computers

Office 2016 looks and works a lot like Office 2013, so you should be able to use 2016 as well as you could 2013. To learn about the 2016 features, watch the Office 2016 New Features Course on Lynda.com (KCLS card* required). If you're new to Microsoft Office Software, or you want to improve your […]

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Adobe Software on KCLS Computers

Come in to any KCLS library to use Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator on library computers. You may reserve a computer here.   Adobe Photoshop is photo editing software that lets you make basic edits like cropping, straightening, or retouching photos, to advanced edits like combining images, adding effects, or moving subjects in an image.   Look […]

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hoopla Witching Hour

Halloween is quickly approaching, and I don't know about you, but I'm feeling pretty witchy this year. I find myself lamenting that I don't own a giant, bubbling cauldron— where else am I supposed to gather my coven and cackle maniacally over witches' brew??? If you're asking yourself the same question, here's your answer: gather […]

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3 Teen Romance Books with Mystery Letter Writers

While there are often big publishing trends—Dystopias! Superheroes! Thrillers with the word "girl" in the title!—sometimes you come across much smaller, often coincidental, trends. I read three books recently that all shared a plot point in common. This was an entirely unintentional reading choice, but made for an interesting comparison. These three recently published teen […]

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Creepify Your Crypt

You're reading and watching some seriously spooky stuff. You've settled on a great costume. You've bought enough candy to rot your teeth a thousand times over. What else can you do to get yourself in an appropriately hair-raising mood? You need to create a suitably scary atmosphere, of course! It's time, my friends, to creepify […]

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