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It's Not Enough to Swear That It's Really You on That Driver's License

Keith Gatling | 21 hours ago
Last year, as I was sitting at my little table, waiting for people to come see me for Drop-In Tech Time, a guy came out if the Carman Room, and...
It's Not Enough to Swear That It's Really You on That Driver's License

Want to Use That Great Handwriting of Yours for a Signature Style?

Keith Gatling | 47 hours ago
Unlike me, my oldest daughter has beautiful handwriting. So beautiful than when she was in high school, she said that there should be a font made of it.
Want to Use That Great Handwriting of Yours for a Signature Style?

There Is a Better Way to Approach iOS Music

Keith Gatling | 3 days ago
Yes, I can hear you all now saying, “Better than Apple Music? Whaddaya mean better? What’s wrong with the Apple Music app? For that matter, what’s wrong with Spotify and...
There Is a Better Way to Approach iOS Music

If You Want Your Android Music to Stick with You, Here's the Thing

Keith gatling | 4 days ago
When you're an Android user and you're thinking about the best way to keep your tunes around ...
If You Want Your Android Music to Stick with You, Here's the Thing

So You Want to Get to Know Your Family Members Better ...

Keith Gatling | 5 days ago
A year or so ago, I saw an ad for a service called StoryWorth that would send one question a week for a year to the family member of your choosing.
So You Want to Get to Know Your Family Members Better ...

You've Got to Get the Facts Right on Your Own Obit, Part 3

Keith Gatling | 8 days ago
Keith Edward Gatling, of Syracuse, N.Y., has died, and no longer has to deal with the people who wouldn’t listen to him the first time around...when he was right.
You've Got to Get the Facts Right on Your Own Obit, Part 3

Writing an Obit Part II, Short Forms and Long Investigations

Keith Gatling | 9 days ago
I’ve mentioned in previous posts that my first paying job was as a boy soprano at an Episcopal church in South Orange, New Jersey.
Writing an Obit Part II, Short Forms and Long Investigations

Writing Your Own Obituary ... or Anybody's, Part I. Take Notes

Keith Gatling | 10 days ago
I promise you, really, I didn’t come up with this idea because of the current COVID crisis.
Writing Your Own Obituary ... or Anybody's, Part I. Take Notes

Things to Do Just in Case ... You Know

Keith Gatling | 11 days ago
Back in March, we had a program planned on How to Write Your Own Obituary, and a fair number of people had signed up for it.
Things to Do Just in Case ... You Know

Choosing That New Smartphone Part 5: Stick to What You Know

Keith Gatling | 15 days ago
And here’s the final piece...maybe what kind of phone you have depends on what everyone else in your family has.
Choosing That New Smartphone Part 5: Stick to What You Know

Choosing Your New Smartphone Part 4: Make It Music to Your Ears

Keith Gatling | 16 days ago
Still not sure what kind of phone you should get? That’s OK, we haven’t gone through all the considerations yet, but here’s one for you...what do you want to do...
Choosing Your New Smartphone Part 4: Make It Music to Your Ears

Choosing Your New Smartphone Part 3

Keith Gatling | 17 days ago
In my last post on getting a smartphone, I considered what kinds of devices you may already have.
Choosing Your New Smartphone Part 3

When Mulling the New Smartphone, It Can Be All in the Family

Keith Gatling | 18 days ago
OK, so now it’s time for the big question...just what kind of cellphone...or really smartphone...should you get? Should it be an Apple or an Android?
When Mulling the New Smartphone, It Can Be All in the Family

Good News! You Can And Should Take That Old Number to a New Phone

Keith Gatling | 19 days ago
Oh. My. Goodness. You’re gonna ask me about taking that jump from the old phone to a new phone, as in, which one? Well it’s not that simple.
Good News! You Can And Should Take That Old Number to a New Phone

When You're Talking Phone Costs, It Is Apple and Androids

Keith Gatling | 22 days ago
A few posts back, when I talked about the arrival of Apple’s second generation iPhone SE, I mentioned that it was their new “budget model” iPhone, but it wasn’t so...
When You're Talking Phone Costs, It Is Apple and Androids

You Know It's Time to Get a New iPhone When ...

Keith Gatling | 23 days ago
A while back, I announced the long-awaited arrival of the second generation iPhone SE. I also announced that I’d be waiting a while to get one, until I got enough...
You Know It's Time to Get a New iPhone When ...

Cheers to the LCSD Seniors

Mark Bialczak | 23 days ago
Taking safe walks around our neighborhoods on Wednesday, Community Engagement staffer Cindy Hibbert and myself both noted that we had seniors from Liverpool High School who lived nearby.
Cheers to the LCSD Seniors

Sometimes You've Just Gotta Read an eBook

Keith Gatling | 25 days ago
Right now eBooks are pretty much all you can get from us until we open to the public again. But that’s not what I’m talking about.
Sometimes You've Just Gotta Read an eBook

Greetings from Us to You

Mark Bialczak | 25 days ago
The library doors have been closed because of the Coronavirus for more than two months now.
Greetings from Us to You

Need an Easy Phone Plan for Canada? This Could Be Your Ting

Keith Gatling | 26 days ago
Many years ago, everyone in our family had an AT&T GoPhone. Everyone, that is, except for our toddler daughter, who obviously didn't need one.
Need an Easy Phone Plan for Canada? This Could Be Your Ting

Read All the Fiction You Want, but This Real World Is Crazy

Keith Gatling | 31 days ago
My old girlfriend read a lot of Harlequin romance novels.
Read All the Fiction You Want, but This Real World Is Crazy

Everything You Need to Know about Mother’s Day and Then Some

Keith Gatling | 33 days ago
A few weeks ago I told you how you could create your own custom Mothers Day cards...or cards of any occasion, for that matter.
Everything You Need to Know about Mother’s Day and Then Some

Carving Your Way Around Apples’ iTunes Changes

Keith Gatling | 37 days ago
Bloatware is a term people use to describe software that they think is bloated with too many features...too many useless features...too many features that are useless to them...at the moment.
Carving Your Way Around Apples’ iTunes Changes

Want to Get Out of a Facebook Tussle? Throw a Block

Keith Gatling | 39 days ago
Recently, I posted about how people who didn't really want to deal with Facebook could do so without giving up their privacy and without being drawn into the drama.
Want to Get Out of a Facebook Tussle? Throw a Block

Quarantined and Separated, Or Love in the Time of COVID

Keith Gatling | 40 days ago
As we sit here for our sixth week in quarantine, many of us are going stir crazy sitting around with family members that we can't get away from, in houses...
Quarantined and Separated, Or Love in the Time of COVID

The Differences and Similarities for Charlie Daniels and Beethoven

Keith Gatlihg | 43 days ago
I keep email going way back...like to the 1990s. Why? So I can find stuff. I might want to find a conversation that you and I had, so that I...
The Differences and Similarities for Charlie Daniels and Beethoven

You Can Use Facebook without Turning It into a Soap Opera

Keith Gatling | 46 days ago
My wife and I were talking the other day about a friend who, even before this time of social distancing, was missing out on a lot of family news because...
You Can Use Facebook without Turning It into a Soap Opera

For Those of You with the Old iPhone SE, Your Time Has (Sort of) Arrived

Keith Gatling | 47 days ago
OK. I can see that a number of you are thinking, Big deal. Another new iPhone. Why should I care?
For Those of You with the Old iPhone SE, Your Time Has (Sort of) Arrived

Why Not Join Us for Some Virtual National Library Week Fun?

Mark Bialczak | 48 days ago
The folks at the American Library Association scrambled just a bit to make their theme for National Library Week 2020 appropriate.
Why Not Join Us for Some Virtual National Library Week Fun?

So You Didn’t Realize an Opera Could be Popular?

Keith Gatling | 53 days ago
I can't believe I didn't think of this until now...when it was too late. But then again, I didn't really think about it until my daughter told me last week...
So You Didn’t Realize an Opera Could be Popular?

Next Stop, Says Mr. G: YouTube

Keith Gatling | 54 days ago
A few weeks ago, in my post about some cabin fever relievers, I talked about the many podcasts you could listen to while you’re remaining socially distant from the rest...
Next Stop, Says Mr. G: YouTube

Mr. G’s Guide to Relieving Cabin Fever

Keith Gatling | 2 months ago
How are you handling what we're calling in our house The Big Time Out?
Mr. G’s Guide to Relieving Cabin Fever

You Don’t Need a Card Store to Show You Care

Keith Gatling | 2 months ago
A reminder came in my email a few days ago, telling me that it was time to get to work on a Mother’s Day card so I’d have it in...
You Don’t Need a Card Store to Show You Care

Pinwheels Spin Outside LPL for Go Blue for Kids

Mark Bialczak | 2 months ago
The Federation of Women’s Clubs is busy again to make sure the community recognizes the need to Go Blue for Kids.
Pinwheels Spin Outside LPL for Go Blue for Kids

Mr. G Does the Classics, Part II

Keith Gatling | 2 months ago
My first paying job was as a boy soprano at the Episcopal Church of Saint Andrew, in South Orange, N.J.
Mr. G Does the Classics, Part II

Mr. G Does the Classics for You Right Here

By Keith Gatling | 3 months ago
So what is "classical music,“ you wonder?‘ Is it a style? Is it a genre? Is it music written by certain long-dead composers? Is it music that's still being...
Mr. G Does the Classics for You Right Here

Need an Actual Book? Check Out Little @ LPL

Mark Bialczak | 3 months ago
You may hit that time in the next several weeks when you know you need to have a different book in your hands.
Need an Actual Book? Check Out Little @ LPL

Colleen Kattau and Dos XX will Honor Women and Latin Culture

Mark Bialczak | 3 months ago
Colleen Kattau will make sure that her Sunday, March 15 concert in the Carman Community Room will span the themes of Women’s History Month and Latin Rhythms Series.Her band Dos...
Colleen Kattau and Dos XX will Honor Women and Latin Culture

You Can Find 'Bernadette' Complex and Slightly Amazing

Mark Bialczak | 4 months ago
Sometimes the best of us can get lost without really identifying the when’s, why’s and how’s.
You Can Find 'Bernadette' Complex and Slightly Amazing

Samba Laranja Will Fill CCR with Brazilian Beats

Mark Bialczak | 4 months ago
Samba Laranja is known for its infectious beats.So, yes, when the Syracuse University Brazilian Ensemble visits the Carman Community Room at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb.
Samba Laranja Will Fill CCR with Brazilian Beats

Dale Fiegl Shows How Far His Art Has Come with February Lobby Exhibit

Mark Bialczak | 4 months ago
Dale Fiegl recalls that one day in January 2004, when inspiration whacked him, hard.
Dale Fiegl Shows How Far His Art Has Come with February Lobby Exhibit

Listen to Enzo, and bring Kleenex to 'The Art of Racing in the Rain'

Mark Bialczak | 5 months ago
If you’ve ever owned a dog, wanted to own a dog or petted a dog you passed on the street corner, bring at least one full box of Kleenex to...
Listen to Enzo, and bring Kleenex to 'The Art of Racing in the Rain'

LuBossa Kicks Off Latin Rhythm Series with Two Voices, Guitar

Mark Bialczak | 5 months ago
When Luba Lesser and Jason Kessler decided to mesh their musical talents to form the band LuBossa, something special happened.The nylon strings of his guitar and the sound of his...
LuBossa Kicks Off Latin Rhythm Series with Two Voices, Guitar

Take a Video Tour with 9-Year-Old Lucky

Mark Bialczak | 5 months ago
We received an email from LPL patron Hari today, pointing out something very great created here by 9-year-old son Lucky."My kid has been a regular user of the library and...
Take a Video Tour with 9-Year-Old Lucky

Rod Blumenthau's Dixieland Five Promises to Make the Most of That Style

Mark Bialczak | 6 months ago
A true lover of his chosen style will ring the piano keys in the Carman Community Room.Rod Blumenau's Dixieland Five will conclude the Origins of Jazz 2019 program at 2 p.m.
Rod Blumenthau's Dixieland Five Promises to Make the Most of That Style

Buy in to 'Yesterday' and All Your Troubles May Go So Far Away

Mark Bialczak | 6 months ago
A lot of really bad things could happen if all the power in the world went out at once.
Buy in to 'Yesterday' and All Your Troubles May Go So Far Away

There's a Lot to Appreciate about 'Toy Story 4,' Old and New

Mark Bialczak | 7 months ago
How much of a good thing is too much?
There's a Lot to Appreciate about 'Toy Story 4,' Old and New

Andrew Carroll Expects to See Familar Faces as He Delivers Styles of Hancock, Corea

Mark Bialczak | 7 months ago
For a piano player who’s yet to turn 30, Andrew Carroll sure has put in plenty of attention from Central New York jazz fans.As a student at Manlius Pebble Hill...
Andrew Carroll Expects to See Familar Faces as He Delivers Styles of Hancock, Corea

Mark Nanni and the Intention to Explore Style of Bill Evans in the CCR

Mark Bialczak | 8 months ago
Get set for round two of Origins of Jazz 2019.The piano sounds move back into the Carman Community Room at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct.
Mark Nanni and the Intention to Explore Style of Bill Evans in the CCR

Will Smith Delivers Big, Bold Strokes to the Latest 'Aladdin'

Mark Bialczak | 8 months ago
When it came time to turn the Disney resources toward the remaking of Aladdin, director Guy Ritchie went big.
Will Smith Delivers Big, Bold Strokes to the Latest 'Aladdin'

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