Matt finds five favorites on the ‘net

Happy October! For today’s blog post, we reach into the newsletter bag and pull out Matt’s review of five favorite websites and Barb’s electronic tips. Enjoy!

AppleJack Festival As fall begins to roll in, many small towns have local festivals to celebrate the harvest season. One of the biggest in Nebraska is the AppleJack Festival. Nebraska City’s historic festival annually draws between 60,000 and 80,000 people to Nebraska City to celebrate the kickoff of the apple harvest. Apple pie, apple cider, apple cider donuts, candy apples, caramel apples, apple fritters, apple salad…pretty much anything you can imagine made from apples are available at the AppleJack Festival. With over 6 craft fairs, a parade, street dances, a classic car show, live music, and a 3-day carnival, for one weekend Nebraska City becomes the Apple Capital of the World. Ever received an email or a text and some 3, 4, or 5 letter internet slang you are not aware of and need it deciphered? is the place to go. On this site you will find a list of slang terms, acronyms and abbreviations as used in websites, on Twitter, ICQ chat rooms, blogs, SMS, and Internet forums – a complete dictionary of slang. There are many such internet slang words in use, some are more widely understood than others, and new ones are evolving all the time. This list is large but inevitable incomplete; however, it contains the more commonly used slang words and slang terms. The number 1 slang term trending now is TWYMS or “That’s What Your Mom Said.”

Western Trails Center Looking to find museums in the area that showcases our region’s history and its impact on the United States of America? The Western Trails Center in Council Bluffs may be the answer. You can follow in the footsteps of early pioneers in Iowa and Nebraska to see what they saw on their adventures. Receive an orientation for trips north following the Lewis and Clark Trail or for trips west following the routes of early travelers on the Oregon, Mormon, and California Trails. Enter the Lied Historical Building on the Path of Names to enjoy educational exhibits, maps, films, and sculpture.

StubHub Need tickets for the big game or that huge concert with the newest pop star, but it looks like they are sold out? Looks like you need to go to StubHub! StubHub! is one of the world’s largest ticket marketplaces which enable fans to buy and sell tens of thousands of tickets whenever they want using desktop and mobile experiences, including our apps for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Android. By typing in your location StubHub! displays all the major events taking place in your area and how many tickets are available online.

Beef Cuts Chart The grill is out or the broiler is on and you and your family are about to enjoy a nice steak dinner, but which cut works best for you and your family? has the information with their Beef Cuts and Recommended Cooking Methods chart. Some cuts are better for cooking a roast, while some cuts are best used as an ingredient in stir fry, and ground beef is needed to grill hamburgers. There is also an additional chart, Beef Cuts for Grilling that features the most popular cuts for grilling in the United States. Whether you are the grill master or the family chef, the Beef Cuts chats can help you plan your next family dinner.

E.T.C. – Electronic Tips Corner by Barbara H.

Make it fast and painless… The fastest way to search for resources in the NBC Learn Higher Ed database is to use the Search box at the top of every page, at the far right in the Main Navigation Bar. To search for Cue Cards: Type in the search terms in the Search box. Click the magnifying glass. The results of your search will be displayed in the page. You can click on the thumbnail image or the Title of the resource to view the Cue Card.

Instant gratification… Instant Search helps you quickly find items in Microsoft Outlook. In the Navigation Pane click the folder that you want to search. In the Instant Search box, type your search text. Items that contain the text that you typed appear with the search text highlighted. To narrow your search, type more characters. To widen your search to include all folders, at the end of the search results, click Try searching again.

Save it for text time… Sending long-winded texts can be difficult, but fortunately, iOS allows you to send voice messages with ease. To record your message, tap and hold the microphone icon to the right of the text field when viewing a thread. Then, when finished recording, simply swipe up to send your message or slide right to cancel.

Originally posted in the Freeman/Lozier Library’s quarterly newsletter, More Than Books, V. 18 No. 4, Fall 2015.

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