Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Adult AV to Second Floor

We're now well into the process of moving Adult AV (audio visual) materials from the first floor to the area on the second floor that formerly housed print reference materials. Thus far, we've moved our VHS tapes, books on tape, and books on CD. Very soon we'll be sending up the DVD collection.

Moving Adult AV to the second floor will relieve congestion in the first floor area allowing us more room for displays of new materials. As time goes on, I expect to see a seating area in the far southwest corner. With all the windows and tall ceilings, it'll be a nice place to read a book or maybe sip some coffee!

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Friday, March 14, 2008

LAN Party

The Hawkeye Community College Game Players Anonymous club and the Waterloo Public Library will join forces March 29 for a LAN Party! Participants will bring their own computers and/or consoles. The club and library will provide power, a switching hub, an LCD projector, and Internet access.

Participation is limited to gamers of high school age and older.

Pre-registration is required!

Visit the Waterloo Public Library Reference desk to sign up.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Training Center Progress

Work on the new Training Center is progressing rapidly. We're thinking we'll be shopping for equipment by the end of March or early April. Electricians are also proceeding with an upgrade to second floor power and data services. It's possible that we'll be able to start teaching classes by late spring.

The Training Center is funded in part by a $51,000 grant from the Black Hawk County Gaming Association.

Stay tuned for further details.

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Friday, March 07, 2008

HVAC Work on Training Center

The new WPL Training Center is quickly taking shape. Workers from Young Plumbing & Heating have removed the lights and ceiling tiles in preparation for installation of additional ventilation duct work. We'll be getting new lights and tiles, so the old one will be heading to storage.

The Training Center is drawing most of our attention at the moment, but we have other projects that we're about to implement. The empty shelves that used to house our print reference collection (now inter-filed), will soon be loaded with Adult AV materials from downstairs.

More on that later.

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Sunday, March 02, 2008

Carpet Cut and Ceiling Tiles Removed

Failor-Hurley workers cut carpet and removed ceiling tiles in preparation for the construction of the new Training Center. The Training Center, financed with money awarded by Black Hawk County Gaming Association, will provide 15 workstations equipped with the latest software and high speed Internet access.

We don't yet have a projected opening date, but late spring would be a good guess. Once the Training Center is complete, we expect to turn the current Learning Center into a video game room. Stay tuned for details!
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