Thursday, April 30, 2015

Free astronomy app




Who is taking Northwest's Intro to Astronomy course in either the summer or the fall? If you are, you might want to get some practice in with an astronomy app soon. Even if you are not taking an astronomy class, you still might want to take a look at an astronomy app to learn more about the night sky.

Try SkyView Free! Although there is a paid version of this app, there is a free version available for Apple and Android products.

For more astronomy app recommendations, take a look at this New York Times article.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Need a photo for a project?


Photo by Tyssul Patel
This is a Creative Commons CC0 work.


Try Magdeleine.co for beautiful, free photos that you can use in your next project without having to ask permission first! However, make sure you know how to credit the photo properly before you use it, or, take a look at their CC0 photos, which do not require any credit to the author. (It's nice to do so, though!) Thanks to the Library as Incubator Project for the tip!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Student Picks

Summer is approaching quickly. That means it is time to find some great stuff to read. Would you like a few recommendations? Let Northwest students help you find a great book. Here's what they recommend!:

Friday, April 24, 2015

What is Ranger Book Club Reading?

Ranger Book Club has been reading some great books this semester. Paper Towns by John Green, Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, and currently Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein.

What is Code Name Verity About?

A British spy plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France. Its pilot and passenger are best friends. One of the girls has a chance at survival. The other has lost the game before it's barely begun. When "Verity" is arrested by the Gestapo, she's sure she doesn't stand a chance. As a secret agent captured in enemy territory, she's living a spy's worst nightmare.