Sharing the Holidays
As the year comes to a close, we find ourselves with opportunities to mingle with friends and family to celebrate all sorts of holiday sand special events. The staff of the Cumberland Public Library would like to wish you and your loved ones the best for this holiday season as well as for the new year.
One of the most stressful part of the holiday season is the hunt for the perfect gift. Check out these apps for your mobile device because some of them might make the process a lot easier.
Better Christmas List allows you to manage your shopping list so you can keep track of a wish list and budget for each of your friends and family members. It also allows you to track your overall spending to see how close to your expense budget you are.
CardStar allows you to store all of your plastic store loyalty, reward, and club membership cards on your mobile device so the store can read the barcode off of it.
Coupon Sherpa gives iPhone, iPad and iPod iOS users access to in-store mobile coupons and printable coupons found on the Internet for many popular retailers.
TheFind allows you to scan the barcode of an item in which you are interested, and it will return a list of where it's available, both online and in nearby stores, and for how much. It will also give you a map to the store you choose.
FatWallet displays major retailers' ads so you can search, organize, and get ready to shop. You can also search for deals by free shipping, rebates, and whether or not an item is a doorbuster deal.
Shopkick gives you rewards and offers simply for walking into stores. You can collect kicks and bonuses at nearly all places around you.
Tech Tales from the Cumberland Public Library
We are going to be offering another round of Tech Tuesdays computer workshops starting in January. The sessions will be looking at Microsoft Word and Excel as well as the Internet, email, and Facebook. We would like to know what you would like from the workshops: What topics should be covered? When should we offer the sessions? Please fill out this survey to help us plan the next set of Tech Tuesdays workshops. You can also schedule one-on-one training with various computer programs with Aaron Coutu, our Assistant Director/Technology Coordinator by contacting him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 333-2552 x128.
Are you looking for an opportunity to try out an e-reader to see if you would like one? Would you like a chance to jump ahead on the waiting list for some of today's bestselling books? Stop at the Circulation or Reference Desks to ask about our Nook Loaning Program, which will allow you to check out a Nook ebook reader loaded with a number of today's most popular titles for a week.
If you are looking for some suggestions as to which products are the best when looking for electronics this holiday season, stop into the Reference area at the library and take a look at the December issue of Consumer Reports. From TVs to DVD players and e-readers to CD players, this reliable source covers what devices have the best ratings on quality.
Check Out Some of Our Holiday Reads
In This Issue
It takes a lot of time to find just the right selections when making your choices for holiday gifts. Check out these sites to help with your holiday shopping:
- Consumer Reports Tips for Stress-free Shopping
ConsumerWorld's Guide to Holiday Shopping
- FTC Advice for Shopping Online
- World Against Toys Causing Harm: 2011 Ten Worst Toys List
One of best parts of the holidays is celebrating them with loved ones at parties. These websites will give you some great ideas for making those parties memorable.
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