Find out where your from at the library.

Or, at least, get a reasonable idea of how to start the process of finding out where you are from at the library.

Ancestry Basics

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New to computers and/or the Internet?

Have no fear, the library is here.

Computer Basics

TODAY IS WORLD BACK UP DAY!

Do you know where your data is?

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Just a friendly reminder, whether you are using the public computers at the Moline Public Library or your home computer (or any other computer or digital device for that matter), back up your work and important files. Things go wrong, and you don’t want to lose that new resume that you just spent 2 hours on because of a power surge (or because someone accidentally kicked a cord and unplugged your computer), so save your work and save it often. Trust us, it is a good habit to have and you’ll be happier for it in the long run.

Thank you, millennials.

Not something that gets said very often, but according to the Pew Research Center public libraries might start saying it more.

PEW MillennialsMillennials are the most likely generation of Americans to use public libraries

A new analysis of Pew Research Center survey data from fall 2016 finds that 53% of Millennials (those ages 18 to 35 at the time) say they used a library or bookmobile in the previous 12 months. That compares with 45% of Gen Xers, 43% of Baby Boomers and 36% of those in the Silent Generation.

Relatively high library use by Millennials might be related to changes that many public libraries have undergone in the past 20 years. Previous Pew Research Center surveys have documented how extensively people use computers and internet connections at libraries, as well as how interested they are in extra services such as literacy programs for young children, meeting spaces for community groups, and technology “petting zoos” that provide opportunities to explore 3-D printers and other tech gadgetry.

You can find the full article here.

Know anyone that needs computer help?

Computer ClassI’m assuming that most of our blog readers probably have the basics down, but if you don’t, or you know someone who doesn’t, don’t hesitate to register for one or both of our introductory classes today.