Friday, February 20, 2015

Share your work on the big screen using AirMedia and AppleTV!

Would you like to share content from your laptop or mobile device on a bigger display?  When working with a group of people on a document or other project, it is hard for everyone to crowd around a small screen.

Come to STAR Lounge 2 in the Gardner-Harvey Library to experience two systems that can help.  With our 47" flatscreen TV, you can easily share websites, video, presentations, and documents with a large group.

Crestron's AirMedia system lets you share content from Windows and MacOS laptops as well as iOS devices and Android phones and tablets.  You can share up to four devices at one time, which is useful if multiple people have content to share for the group to consider.  Watch a video about how the Crestron AirMedia system works.

For MacOS and iOS devices, we also have an AppleTV connected to our TV.  You can join the MU Gaming WiFi network and share your content from a laptop or iPad using AirPlay.

We are happy to assist you in using these devices.  Give them a try during your next project meeting or group study session!

Thursday, February 05, 2015

What's in a Name? The Makerspace Naming Contest!

Our new Makerspace is full of 3D Printers, wood burning pens, button makers and more, but we need your help naming it. The Makerspace needs a name that makes it unique and clearly a part of the Middletown campus.

Submit your ideas using this form by April 30. The winning entry will win a special prize!

Meet Middletown Author Kat Fugate!

Kat Fugate will give a reading and discuss her writing process on Tuesday, March 10, from 4:00pm-5:00pm. Kat, an English teacher at Middletown High School, is the author of the gripping young adult novel Intuitive and its forthcoming 2015 sequel Transcendent. She earned a graduate degree from the Ohio Writing Project at Miami University.

More information on Kat and her books is available at

The event is free and all are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.  See our flyer for directions and more information.

Warm Up Your Images With a Green Screen!

Ever wonder how you can add an exciting background to your photo or video project?  With a green screen and some software you can create amazing effects. We’ll demonstrate our portable Makerspace green screen and give you a chance to pose for pictures from your Spring Break trip to warmer climes.  Come by to see the making equipment that we have and try it out to your heart’s content!

Join us on Wednesday, March 4, from 3pm to 4pm at the Gardner-Harvey Library Makerspace.

The event is free and all are welcome.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Library materials added in January

To bring you up to date on what has recently been added to the collection, a new materials list is now available that reflects additions during December. We added 93 books, DVDs, and other items during that time, thanks to your selections and suggestions. The list is sorted by call number, with items grouped roughly by subject area.  

This tag will show you all of the prior lists of new materials, in reverse chronological order.  We have purchased 645 items for the collection since July 2014.  

If you have a suggestion of something to order, please use our "Tell GHL to Buy It" form, email Jennifer Hicks or one of our other staff members, or drop by the library with your request.  

Thanks again for keeping our collection vibrant and your information needs met!