Tutor.com To Go

 Our thanks go to Casey Harron at Tutor.com for writing this blogpost about mobile use of Tutor.com

We don’t need to tell you how popular mobile is. You already know that there’s an app for this and a HTML5 site for that. But did you know one of the things you can do with mobile is get free help with your homework?

Through IndyPL’s partnership with Tutor.com, you can access a live tutor to get help with your homework straight from your phone or tablet! From the Tutor.com To Go app available on all iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices to our HTML5 site that provides access from any mobile phone or tablet, you can access a tutor from pretty much anywhere.

And the process is easy. To connect in your phone’s browser, just follow these three steps:
1. Sign in the same way you do at your computer
2. Choose the subject
3. Work with a tutor!

And to connect through the Tutor.com To Go app, follow these four:
1. Download the app to your phone
2. Sign in the same way you do at your computer
3. Choose the subject
4. Work with a tutor!

It’s pretty simple, right? So this fall when you head back to school, remember IndyPL’s partnership with Tutor.com. That way you can get help at the park, the mall, at your friend’s house, on a family road trip, the possibilities are endless. But just not at the dinner table, because no one should use their phone at the dinner table!

Before you leave, check out a demo of Tutor.com To Go on the iPhone from our VP of Technology, Russell Greenspan!

Enter the “It Came from a Book!” contest (and the Last 3 Teen Films for the Summer)

 From now through September 30th, you can enter a contest over at The Library as Incubator website. They’re planning to collect a huge online gallery of the entries and announce the winners on their website during Teen Read Week, October 14th-20th, 2012. Read on for more info on submitting your library-incubated artwork and the prizes the winner could take home!

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Here are the basics: read any book and create a piece of art inspired by the story. Your artwork can be any type– photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, manga– they want to see it all! Submit a digital photograph of your work to trwartcontest2012@gmail.com by 11:59 PM CST September 30th, 2012. Be sure to include the following information with your entry to ensure that it is eligible:
• Make sure your entry has the subject heading TRW Art Contest
• Include your full name, your library (school or public), and the title and author of the book that inspired your art.
• Include the statement “I affirm that this is an original piece of artwork.”
During Teen Read Week, the Library as Incubator Project will host a digital art gallery of all entries to the It Came From a Book! TRW Art Contest, and we will also collect votes on the best library-incubated artwork. The winner will be announced on their site the following week!

PRIZES
• $50 Amazon giftcard
• Original art from The Real Fauxtographer
• Library as Incubator Project t-shirts
• Signed books from hot YA authors

Stay tuned… we have big plans at the library this year for Teens!

AND THE TEEN FILM PROGRAMS for this summer are winding down. We’ve been announcing the next week’s schedule, all summer, but after this week there are only three more showings.

Click on any of the titles in the boxes below to see where that movie is playing this week or next, and if you had your heart set on watching Footloose, Madea’s Big Happy Family, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, War HorseOR Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, click on the title for this week’s showings.

Stomp the Yard

Southport

Wed., August 1, 6:00 pm

Joyful Noise

Fountain Square

Fri., August 3, 2:00 pm

Real Steel

Infozone at the Children’s Museum

Sat., August 18, 1:00 pm

Laptop Fun at College Avenue! (and the Library’s Teen Films for July 22 – 28)

If you are age 10-15, come at 1, 2, or 3 pm on summer Tuesdays or Wednesdays to enjoy using the library laptops and software!  Activities include claymation, electric cars, pop-up stand toys, paper dolls, a name collage, masks, posters, puppets, submarines and rockets, origami, create-a-song, and more! At College Ave. Library, 4180 N. College Ave.

And did you know that College Avenue is on Facebook? Click the image below to go to their Facebook page.

 

AND DID YOU KNOW that Tom Cruise and Paula Patton are coming to College Avenue next week? In a movie, I mean. Here are the teen movies we’ll be showing July 15 – 21. Click on any title to see where else it will be playing this summer.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Pike

Tue., July 24, 5:45 pm

Madea’s Big Happy Family

Southport

Wed., July 25, 6:00 pm

Footloose

Fountain Square

Fri., July 27, 2:00 pm

Joyful Noise

Decatur

Fri., July 27, 3:00 pm

War Horse

Irvington

Fri., July 27, 3:00 pm

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Spades Park

Fri., July 27, 3:00 pm

War Horse

Brightwood

Sat., July 28, 2:00 pm

Stomp the Yard

Eagle

Sat., July 28, 2:00 pm

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

College Avenue

Sat., July 28, 2:00 pm

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (and the Library’s Teen Films for July 15 – 21)

Code Name VerityHow do you confess to being a spy, and not really give away any information? That is the dilemma facing “Verity”, a very young British spy captured in Nazi occupied France. Forced to write a confession, she tells the story of how she and the pilot who became her best friend met and trained for the service. But who is “Verity”? And what is she really writing – a confession, or something much more? And what about the pilot? What really happened after “Verity” jumped out of that plane? This is one of those books that gets under your skin, and stays there. All the major characters are more than meets the eye, and a gripping, compelling story unfolds under the writings of “Verity”, and what happens after she’s done writing. Darkly moving, thought provoking, and unforgettable, Code Name Verity is a one of a kind experience. And, food for thought, the definition of verity is something that is true, as a principle, belief, idea, or statement: the eternal verities.

And here are the teen movies we’ll be showing July 15 – 21. Click on any title to see where else it will be playing this summer.

Joyful Noise

Wayne

Tue., July 17, 3:00 pm

Madea’s Big Happy Family

Pike

Tue., July 17, 5:45 pm

Joyful Noise

Glendale

Tue., July 17, 6:00 pm

Footloose

Southport

Wed., July 18, 6:00 pm

Joyful Noise

Warren Square

Fri., July 20, 1:00 pm

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Fountain Square

Fri., July 20, 2:00 pm

Stomp the Yard

Irvington

Fri., July 20, 3:00 pm

Joyful Noise

Spades Park

Fri., July 20, 3:00 pm

War Horse

Decatur

Fri., July 20, 3:00 pm

Stomp the Yard

Brightwood

Sat., July 21, 2:00 pm

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Eagle

Sat., July 21, 2:00 pm

Real Steel

College Avenue

Sat., July 21, 2:00 pm

A Message for Teens from Library CEO Jackie Nytes (and the Library’s Teen Films for July 8 – 14)

OK, maybe when you were a little kid, you lost a library book and your folks said it was up to you to find the money to pay for it and you couldn’t do that so you ended up not using the library any more. Well, now, with Earn and Learn, this is your chance to clean up your card even if you don’t have a job or the money to do it—it is within your power to “read it clean” and while cleaning up your room can be a drag, cleaning up the fines and charges on your library card will open the door to all kinds of fun this summer and help insure greater success when you go back to school this fall… I really hope you will join us this summer for this program because we would love to have you back at the Library, checking out things and exploring all the Library has to offer you!

M. Jacqueline Nytes
Chief Executive Officer
Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library

And here are the teen movies we’ll be showing July 8 – 14. Click on any title to see where else it will be playing this summer.

Footloose

Wayne

Tue., July 10, 3:00 pm

Joyful Noise

Pike

Tue., July 10, 5:45 pm

Stomp the Yard

Glendale

Tue., July 10, 6:00 pm

Real Steel

Southport

Wed., July 11, 6:00 pm

War Horse

Fountain Square

Fri., July 13, 2:00 pm

Stomp the Yard

Spades Park

Fri., July 13, 3:00 pm

Madea’s Big Happy Family

Irvington

Fri., July 13, 3:00 pm

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Decatur

Fri., July 13, 3:00 pm

Madea’s Big Happy Family

Brightwood

Sat., July 14, 2:00 pm

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

College Avenue

Sat., July 14, 2:00 pm

Real Steel

Eagle

Sat., July 14, 2:00 pm