You may experience downtime when trying to access certain databases this weekend – there is scheduled maintenance for all ProQuest databases this Saturday 2/15/2014 from 7 PM to 3 AM PST. Get your research done early!
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The University Libraries will be closed from Saturday, December 21st, 2013 to Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 and from Saturday, January 4th to Sunday, January 5th.
Have a wonderful break!
Hopefully working with Scratch was interesting – it’s very easy to play around with it and make something cool looking. Be sure to share your Holiday Card with others and show off what you can do with Scratch!
Something that I’m sure you are all interested in is developing cool touch-enabled apps – or maybe even coding on your mobile devices like your iPhone, Android, or Windows 8 phone. Luckily, Microsoft has something just for you – TouchDevelop.
On the TouchDevelop page, you can choose from six (6!!) different apps to play around with and code – all from your smartphone or computer! These might be a bit more complicated, as they require that you type up code – but this is all in the name of learning these languages!
Check it out and let me know what you think!
What did you think of the program you created yesterday? Wasn’t it easy to play around with those blocks and have your character move around?
If that interested you, you should check out Scratch – which was the basis of the short tutorial yesterday. It’s a super visual way to figure out how different elements of code works – not only do you move and connect blocks to create your code, but you also get to see your changes are doing with the Cat! It works fully in the browser, so there’s nothing for you to download. Scratch can be used to make games, animations and other interactive things for the web
Here’s a quick tutorial on how to make your own holiday card in Scratch – more complex than the one below and definitely more satisfying!
Join students across the country as they spend just one hour learning how to code! All this week, we will be posting resources to help you learn how to code.
But first, here’s a short video that shows the importance of learning how to code (even if you aren’t a CS major!):
* Warning: The video is not closed captioned *
Ready to get started? Try to create your first Computer Program! Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for new videos and resources!
Feeling like sharing? Tweet me your experience @ http://www.twitter.com/infoglut
Check out the Lower Mall of the Library if you’re looking for a place to study late – from December 2nd to December 5th and from December 9th to December 12th, the Lower Mall and the Learning Commons will be open until MIDNIGHT.
Enjoy extra time to study in the Library and access to the Learning Commons but remember: the Circulation Desk and the Upper Mall will be closed at 10 PM those nights.
Worried about getting stuck on the hill? Never fear! The shuttle will be running! Hooray!
For more information, here is a page with our Detailed Hours.
Until December 20th, the Library will be accepting donations to UPD’s Holiday Toy Drive or Socks for Seniors in exchange for a $3 credit towards outstanding library fines for each item donated. Donated items should be NEW toys appropriate for ages 3-16 or NEW UNWORN socks or non-slip slippers. The attached flyer has additional information about the donation program.
Please direct any donations or questions to the Circulation Desk.
The Library will be closing early on Wednesday, November 27th at 5 PM
The Library will be closed from Thursday, November 28th to Sunday, December 1 in observance of Thanksgiving.
Have a restful weekend!
Join us this Saturday, November 16th from 12 – 3 PM for a day of gaming, fun and hanging out – at your Library!
We will have a variety of board games, card games, video games, any games! Learn a new game, or show someone your favorite game. Make sure to bring your Nintendo 3DS if you want to get some StreetPasses!
Snacks will be provided, so come on down!
We will also be hosting a Yu-Gi-Oh mini-tourney – learn to play the card game, stay for the mini-tourney!
Details: Saturday, Nov. 16th from 12 – 3 PM, in the Biella Room in the Library.
The Library will remain closed for the remainder of Monday, August 19th.
If you have any research questions, you can chat with a Librarian 24/7 (note that it may not be a CSUEB Librarian).
Sorry for the inconvenience.