Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Google Tools

Tracy Williams took us on a "googlicious" tour of some fun new applications from Google. Go "incognito" with Google's new web browser, Chrome. Never again worry about having to empty your email mailbox again with Gmail. Personalize your web homepage with iGoogle. Checkout Google Labs to find out more about Sets, Alerts, RSS Reader, Finance, and Zeitgeist. For a complete list of Google applications visit More Google Products.

Web gurus are also using Google apps in conjunction with other web application to produce mashups. Checkout to see how the coastline shrinks as the waters rise.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Facebook Games

Bejeweled, Farkle and FarmTown, oh my! Librarians Melanie Wachsman and Rose Botkin showed off Facebook games that anyone can play to pass the time away. A free Facebook account is required.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Is Arthritis Inevitable?

Dr. Sammy Tao of Health Source Chiropractic & Progressive Rehab of Copperfield, provided do's & don'ts for proper back care and explained how biomechanical failure of the body occurs. Dr. Tao recommends stretching, slowing down and sleeping on a firm mattress to maintain good body management.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Pearl Fincher Museum

Tim Novak, Executive Director of the Pearl Fincher Museum, unveiled the Chip Hosek Collection of American Art. Chip Hosek is a Pearland-based collector of American paintings. His collection will go on exhibition at the Pearl beginning August 22.