Tuesday, May 28, 2013

From the Interesting-Google-Search-You-May-Not-Have-Heard-of Department

Who knew?
A reverse image search? Yes, you plug in an image into Google's image search and Google returns similar images and websites with discussion of that image. Use this search to find images that are similar, but differ in size or shape or quality. Use it also if you have questions about the identification of an image. Or if you want information about that image. Simply go to Google's image search and click on the camera at the left of the search box. You then plug in a stored image or the web address of an image. That's it. (For more info go to http://www.google.com/insidesearch/features/images/searchbyimage.html)

Friday, May 24, 2013

Consumer Reports Online now available!

The Wellesley Free Library is excited to announce Wellesley residents now have access to
Consumer Reports Online!

How do you get there you ask???

Head over to the Wellesley Free library homepage: www.wellesleyfreelibrary.org

In the left hand column, you will see the link for: Online Resources

Navigate down the page to Consumer Reports

If you are in the library you will be directed to Consumer Reports online.
If you are at home, it will ask for your library card number prior to directing you to the Consumer Reports website.

Stop by the Reference Desk if you have any questions!


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

2013 Edgar Award Winners Announced

The Mystery Writers of America announced the winners of the Edgar Award on May 2.  Three of the categories were Best Novel, Best First Novel, and Best Fact Crime.  You may also enjoy the nominees, so check out the list and place your requests.

The winners are:

Best Novel

Live by Night by Dennis Lehane
Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, has long since turned his back on his strict and proper upbringing. Now having graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city's most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the spoils, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw.  

Best First Novel

The Expats by Chris Pavone
When expat Kate begins to travel around Europe, she finds herself buried in layers of deceit so thick they threaten her family, her marriage, and her life. Intricate, riveting, and surprising, this thriller is of the highest caliber. 
This was a title discussed at the Wellesley Free Library Monday Night Book Group in May.

Best Fact Crime

Midnight in Peking: how the murder of a young Englishwoman haunted the last days of old China
by Paul French
Peking in 1937 is a heady mix of privilege and scandal, opulence and opium dens, rumors and superstition. The Japanese are encircling the city, and the discovery of Pamela Werner's body sends a shiver through already nervous Peking.  Two detectives—one British and one Chinese—race against the clock to solve the crime before the Japanese invade and Peking as they know it is gone forever. Can they find the killer in time, before the Japanese invade?


60th Anniversary of the Korean War

To enrich the observance of the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War, check out the 2nd floor display table for a variety of Korean War nonfiction and fiction books, audiobooks, and DVDs.  The Reference Department also has booklists available for you take.

The official website for the anniversary, Korean War 60th Anniversary, offers (by clicking on History on the toolbar at the top of the page) the history, personal testimonials, photographs, biographies and more for this Forgotten War,

Some of the titles available on the display include:

Naval Aviation in the Korean War 

Bully Able Leader : the story of a fighter-bomber pilot in the Korean War

Home: A Novel by Toni Morrison

Mash: A Novel about 3 Army Doctors by Richard Hooker

War Trash: A Novel by Ha Jin


Friday, May 3, 2013


Looking to create a resume? Lost on how to get started? Check out the new tool available to Wellesley Free Library patrons – Optimal Resume

Create an Account
From the Wellesley Free Library Online Resources, navigate down the list to OptimalResume https://wellesleyfreelibrary.optimalresume.com/
Click the link “Create New Account” and follow the account creation prompts.

Key Features

Home Tab
Once you have created an account you can view Resume and Cover letter samples particular to a wide variety of vocations under the Home tab. With over 100 sample resumes, you can explore different resume styles as well as see the difference in resumes between someone entering the field and a well established member of that field.

Document Center Tab 
Use this area to create Resumes, Cover Letters, Portfolios, Skills Assessments, Resume Websites, Video Resumes and Interviews.

Search Jobs Tab 
OptimalResume has a SimplyHired job search built within it. A best practice you should start to develop is catering your resume to a particular job. Search for some current openings in your field and see what keyword or industry specific jargon and use that as inspiration for your resume.

Help Tab
The help tab has pdf directions of each element of the OpitmalResume tool.

What to do when you finish?

OptimalResume’s strength lies in the possible customization. If you are not interested in all the web hosting features, you can always download your resume as a word document or pdf. (note: if you are emailing your resume, it is best to email a pdf, as all computers can recognize pdfs)

Where to go for next steps

Looking for more information? Stop by the Reference Desk or
Watch a video tutorial here: http://vimeo.com/9861255