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Introduction to Library Databases by mercy2beans108

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									PA S A D E N A P U B L I C L I B RA RY N E W S L E T T E R

                                         Vol.1 No. 2                                                                                 March 2009

                                             Introduction to Library Databases




                                                 by Wei Zhang               and business white page directo-       ny’s CEO? Locate the company in
                                        Looking for a shamrock to deco-     ries, annual reports, SEC filings,     the database and the top execu-
                                        rate your lapel for St. Patrick’s   governmental data, Chambers of         tive’s name is listed in the compa-
                                        Day?     Need a florist? The        Commerce, business magazines,          ny profile.
         CENTRAL LIBRARY                                                    trade publications, newspapers,
   285 E. Walnut Street • 744-4066      Library’s ReferenceUSA database                                            The database is free to the public.
                                                                            industry directories, and postal
      M-Th 9-9, F&S 9-6, Su 1-5         can help. ReferenceUSA is a data-                                          To access the database, go to
                                        base containing detailed informa-   service information. Its residential   http://pasadenapubliclibrary.net/
       ALLENDALE BRANCH                 tion on millions of US and          information is compiled from           e-resources.asp      and     select
  1130 S. Marengo Ave. • 744-7260       Canadian businesses, including a    white page directories.                ReferenceUSA. A library card is
     M-Th 10-6, F 2-6, Sa 10-6          company’s address, telephone        The database has multiple search       required to access the database at
                                        number, key contact, number of      options. Looking for new furniture     home or at work.
        HASTINGS BRANCH                 employees and sales figures. It     for your living room? With
3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd. • 744-7262
                                        also provides the telephone num-    ReferenceUSA’s Custom Search, a
   M-Th 10-9, F & Sa 10-6, Su 1-5
                                        bers and addresses of 210 million   list of Pasadena furniture retailers
      HILL AVENUE BRANCH                US residents and 12 million         can be generated with the informa-
    55 S. Hill Avenue • 744-7264        Canadian households.                tion on their locations, telephone
     M-Th 10-6, F 9-1 & Sa 10-6         ReferenceUSA’s business infor-      numbers, driving directions, etc.
                                        mation comes from yellow page       Want to write a letter to a compa-
     LAMANDA PARK BRANCH
  140 S. Altadena Drive • 744-7266
     M,Tu 10-8, W,Th & Sa 10-6

     LA PINTORESCA BRANCH
1355 N. Raymond Avenue • 744-7268
   M-Th 10-7, F & Sa 10-6 Su 1-5

       LINDA VISTA BRANCH
   1281 Bryant Street • 744-7278                                              Pick up a 2009 One City, One Story Program Guide
    M-Th 10-6, F 2-6, Sa 10-6                                               to learn about upcoming community activities and events,
                                                                                including ArtNight Fiesta, book discussion groups,
     SAN RAFAEL BRANCH                                                                   a film series, lectures and more.
 1240 Nithsdale Road • 744-7270
    M-Th 10-6, F 9-1, Sa 10-6
                                                                                  Events kick off in early March and conclude
   SANTA CATALINA BRANCH                                                        Sunday, April 5, when Author Luis Alberto Urrea
999 E. Washington Blvd. • 744-7272                                                 comes to Pasadena to share his experience
     M-Th 10-6, F 2-6, Sa 10-6                                                      writing The Hummingbird’s Daughter.
     VILLA PARKE BRANCH
   363 East Villa Street • 744-6510       Central Library will CLOSE at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 13 for ArtNight preparation
               M-F 10-6                                   Join us for ArtNight Fiesta from 6-10 p.m.

                        COMMUNITY                         •      Tradition                •    Innovation
                A MESSAGE...                C onnect @ THE LIBRARY                                                    S taff             PICKS
                                                                                                                                What’s the
                                                              Free Computer Classes                                       Library Staff Reading?
   From Library Director,                             PasadenaPublicLibrary.net/training
                                                                                                                        Irene Ochoa, Central Library
       Jan Sanders                                                LA PINTORESCA
                                                                                                                      “My pick is the Twilight series by

I
    t’s time for One City, One Story
                                                 Microsoft Office               80,000 foundations, corporate         Stephanie Meyer, which I’m sure
    again! I hope you will take
                                                                                givers and grantmaking public         everyone has read by now. It
    advantage of any of several                 Tutorial Workshop
opportunities to join a conversation     LearnKey, starts at the beginning      charities. Learn how to use this      includes; Twilight, Eclipse, New
about this year’s title:           The   and takes you through step-by-         software to generate targeted lists   Dawn and concludes with Breaking
Hummingbird’s Daughter by                step as you create presentations,      of funding prospects in seconds.      Dawn. If you haven’t read these
Alberto Urrea. It’s a wonderful,         format text, add animation, and         Monday, March 9 • 9:30 a.m.-Noon     already, you’re in for a treat!
captivating story that pairs the         much, much more in Microsoft                                                 If you have teenager in your life or
sweep of Mexican history with the        Office. Call 744-7268 for reserva-     Basic Introduction to Computers       just enjoy fantasy/romance/sus-
intimacy of a family story. You’ll       tions.                                 and Microsoft Word in Spanish         pense books this is a must read
enjoy the ride and (if you’re like me)
                                                Fridays • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.        Step by step instructions will be     series. I started reading Twilight to
you’ll learn some things you did not
                                                                                given in Spanish on basic com-        humor my 14 year old neighbor
know before. All kinds of events
lead up to the author visit, lectures,     Surfing the Net for Seniors,         puter functions!! Learn how to        who was spending oodles of time
films, presentations of all kinds.                 Senior Style                 set up your email account and         hanging out at my house with his
Then, on April 5, Mr. Urrea will         Join Vicki Hodges as she guides        operate the mouse. Discover           nose buried in these books. Our
present a conversation to the citizens   you through the amazing internet.      what Microsoft Word is and how        conversations had ceased. He men-
of Pasadena when he comes to visit       Ask as many questions as you           to create a simple flier.             tioned that if I read these books, we
our community. It’s a rare opportu-      like. Take as long as you need              Fridays • March 13, 20, 27       could have a book talk. Next thing
nity to hear directly from the author    completing each search.                             1:30-3 p.m.              I know, I found myself spending
as he discusses his work and the             Friday, March 6 • 1:30-3 p.m.                                            oodles of time with my nose buried
way it came to be written. I hope                                                      Introducción a la              in these books. My neighbor and I
you will join us at the Pasadena               FC Search Workshop                   computadora en Español            have had a swell time dissecting
Convention Center for this special       Join Bernard Donohue from the          Aprenda funciones básicas como:       the storyline, characters and plot. I
conversation.                            Flintridge Foundation as he con-       Abrir una cuenta de correo elec-      have enjoyed the books immensely.
                                         ducts this free informative            trónico, operar el ratón, aprender    I almost felt like a teenager again,
Spring is a busy time for Pasadena’s                                            lo que es Microsoft Word y crear      for a bit!”
                                         grantwriting workshop.        FC
libraries; nowhere more so than at
                                         Search, the Foundation Center’s        un volante simple.
our nine neighborhood branches.
Branch staffs work very hard to
                                         database on CD-ROM, contains              Viernes 13, 20, y 27 de marzo de
make sure that the programs devel-       detailed information on more than                  1:30 a 3 p.m.
oped and the plans presented meet
the special “personality” of each
distinct community.        Because,
although we want to be sure that
every neighborhood is served, we
also want to honor the unique
aspects of every location as well by
                                                                                                                      B y The BOOK
personalizing those services. So, if
                                                                                                                            Great Literature and
you are active in your area, I hope
you will become well-acquainted
                                                                                                                              Discussion Group
with your branch and its special                                                                                                Mondays • 11 am
offerings. Take advantage of all the                                                                                         Lamanda Park • 744-7266
items that appeal to you and talk
about the others to your friends and                                                                                             Book Chit Chat
neighbors. We want to be sure that                                                                                       Discusses Fire Sale by Sara Paretsky.
every branch is “the face of the
neighborhood.” And please let us
                                                Career Assistance @ La Pintoresca                                                Wednesday, March 4
                                                                                                                                 6:30 pm • Hastings
know if there is some service or
                                                                   Fresh Start Tuesdays
some discussion that you would like        Receive free job training assistance from a Women At Work career
                                                                                                                          Mystery Talk Book Club
to see presented at “your” branch.                  counselor. Call 744-7268 for your appointment.
                                                                                                                                Tuesday, March 17
We use your ideas to make sure we                                Tuesdays • 10 a.m.-2 p.m.                                   2 p.m. • Lamanda Park
are relevant to all our users. And                     Professional Job Club Network and Support
thanks for your thoughts.                                                                                                        Rave Reviews
                                                    Job search network and support for professionals.                             Monday, March 23
P.S. Be sure to cast your vote for                             Fridays • 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.                                  2 p.m. • Lamanda Park
School Board Candidates in the
                                                              Job Seekers Assistance Group
March 10 elections!                                                                                                              San Rafael
                                                  Join other job seekers going through career transition.
                                                                                                                          Book Discussion Group
                                                         Share experiences and leads with others.
                                                                                                                           Thursday, March 26 • 4 p.m.
                                                              Tuesday, March 24• 10:30-11:30 a.m.
F or ADULTS                                                  F or CHILDREN & FAMILIES
                                                                                                                                                      Charlotte’s Web, come to life on
       Lip Reading and                                    Storytimes                                                                                  the movie screen. Popcorn will
    Memory Enhancement
Wednesdays • 1 p.m. • Lamanda Park      FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS   SPRING STORIES                                                                     be served and all who attend will
                                                                                                                                                      be entered into a drawing for free
  San Rafael Knitting Group                         TUESDAYS                                          Saturday, March 21 • 10 a.m.                    movie tickets.
Knit One, Purl Two! Learn how to         9:30 a.m. • Central Library/Story Room                     Central Library/Children’s Story Room                 Thursday, March 12 • 3 p.m.
knit from a group of expert knitters.    * Infants (0-17 months * Pre-registration required)                                                                     La Pintoresca
 Thursdays • 2 – 4 p.m. • San Rafael                                                                     For 3-8 year olds
                                        10 & 11 a.m. • Central Library/Story Room
                                        * Toddlers (18-36 months * Pre-registration required)        PAJAMA STORYTIME                                      St. Patrick’s Day Craft
     Emerging Urban Poets                                                                                                                             Still searching for that elusive pot
Ever wanted to write a poem but                                                                            MONDAYS                                    of gold that the crafty leprechaun
just didn’t know how to start?                 WEDNESDAYS
Then this is the place for you!                  10:15 am • Santa Catalina                                    7 p.m. • Hastings                       has hidden? Don’t distress, join
Read poems, get ideas and learn                                                                                                                       us as we embark on an enchanted
                                                                                                      DUTCH STORYTIME                                 afternoon of crafts.
how to get published.                             THURSDAYS
     Saturdays • 1:30-4:30 p.m.                                                                         Wednesday, March 11 & 25                        Tuesday, March 17 • 4-5:30 p.m.
                                                 10:30 am • Lamanda Park
           Santa Catalina                                                                                4 p.m. • Santa Catalina                                    Hastings

        Functional Literacy                 FOR PRESCHOOLERS
Adults with developmental dis-
abilities are taught empowering                     TUESDAYS                                          OTHER PROGRAMS
life skills to give them more free-              10:30 am • Lamanda Park                                  Preschool Films
dom and self-direction.                             11 am • Hill Avenue                                 Fridays • 10 a.m.
    Saturdays • February 7-April 18                                                              Central Library/DRW Auditorium
      9 a.m.-Noon• La Pintoresca               WEDNESDAYS
                                              10:15 & 11:15 am • Hastings                              Barks and Books
  Pasadena African-American
        Genealogy Group                           10:30 am • Allendale                          This program is made possible                                         In Honor of
                                                 10:30 am • San Rafael                          by volunteers from the
Search out your heritage and recov-                                                                                                                           Dr. Seuss’ Birthday
er your past with this dynamic              10:30 am & 1:30 pm • Villa Parke                    Pasadena Humane Society.
genealogy group.                                                                                 Tuesday, March 10 • 3:30 pm •                                 Chocolate Party
                                               10:45 am • Santa Catalina                                                                                We’ll read stories, make crafts
          Saturday, March 7                                                                                     Hastings
   2:30 - 4:30 pm • Lamanda Park                                                                                                                        and have a fondue time as we dip
                                                  THURSDAYS                                        (Space is limited so sign up today)
                                                                                                                                                        fruit, cake and marshmallows
                                                 10:30 am • Allendale                                Thursday, March 12 & 26
            Opera Talks                                                                                                                                 into luscious melted chocolate.
                                          10:30 am & 3:30 pm • La Pintoresca                        2:30 pm • Santa Catalina
The LA Opera’s Speaker Series                                                                                                                               Tuesday, March 2 • 4 p.m.
presents a fun and informative talk             10:30 am • Linda Vista                                                                                               Hastings
on Wagner vs. Tolkein: Who is the              3:30 pm • Lamanda Park                                    For ages 5-12
real Lord of the Rings?                                                                          Children’s Drawing Lessons                                 Dr. Seuss Book Party
     Thursday, March 12 • 7 p.m.                   FOR FAMILIES                                 Enjoy Drawing? This is the place                        It’s party time! Join the fun as
   Central Library/DRW Auditorium                                                               for budding artists. Art Center                         we listen to our favorite stories
                                                  THURSDAYS                                     College of Design students will                         from Dr. Seuss. Then make a
                                                3:30 p.m. • Lamanda Park                        share their drawing skills with                         cool craft, play fun games and
                                                                                                children ages 4 – 10.                                   enjoy a tasty snack.
                                                  SATURDAYS                                     Saturdays • 10:30 a.m. • San Rafael                     Wednesday, March 4 • 10:30 a.m.
                                            10 a.m. • Central Library/Story Room                                                                                     Allendale
                                                                                                   Movie Magic Thursdays
                                                                                                Watch as the pages of your                                 Thursday, March 5 • 3:30 p.m.
                                                                                                favorite  children’s  book,                                        La Pintoresca


                                                                                                      CENTRAL LIBRARY
          Get Organized!
Professional Organizer, Kristi                                                  Infant and Toddler Storytime Registration
Cantu, will inspire you to live your                              Spring Session • March 24-May 26 • Register on Tuesday, March 17
best life by eliminating clutter and       Each Central Storytime is limited to 25 children and 25 adults. Children can be registered for one program time only. Registration is taken on a first-come,
organizing all areas of your home.         first-served basis.
Learn how to spring clean while           9 a.m.               Priority Registration in person for Pasadena residents. Please bring your Pasadena Public Library Card or a Drivers License to verify
you save money, time and elimi-                                your Pasadena address and receive priority registration.
nate stress.                              11 a.m.              Open Registration in person
Tuesday, March 24 • 7 p.m. • Hastings     NOON                 Open Registration by telephone at 744-4066 option 4
                       F or TEENS
 TEEN TECH WEEK • MARCH 8-14


                                             T
                                                    here’s more to the
                                                    Library than books!
                                                    Learn all about how
                                             the Library’s electronic                                          The Library often photographs
                                             resources can help you.         BOOK SALE
                                             Check out DVDs, books on        Central Library Patio             programs for use in publicity
                                             CD, e-books and databases.        Second Saturday                 materials. By being present
                                             Press Play @Your Library!           9 a.m.-Noon                   during these activities, you
                                                                                                               consent to use of your appearance
    @ cityofpasadena.net/libraryteens/atthelibrary.asp                                                         or likeness by the Library, and its
                                                                             BOOK STORE                        licensees,      designees,      or
             Go Club                      Unplugged: Game Day
                                                                             Open Monday-Friday                assignees, in all media,
Go, the game of placing stones          Hey Teens, this is just what you
on a board, is played all over          have been searching for,                11 a.m.-3 p.m.                 worldwide, in perpetuity.
Asia. It is also played in the          Unplugged: Game Day. You
popular Anime and Manga,                won’t get bored here! Winner
Hikaru No Go. Learn how to              takes all, so join us and show off
play, meet new opponents and            your skills.                         For CENTRAL LIBRARY Patrons
test your skills. Monthly mini-                Wednesday, March 25
tournaments and other fun.                  3:30 p.m. • La Pintoresca
       Saturdays • 2-4 p.m.
    Central Library/Teen Central                    Knot It!
                                        Learn macramé knot variations
        Karaoke Craze                   as you create your own custom
Are you the next American               sized bracelet. All materials
Idol? Do you just enjoy singing         will be supplied. (Space is lim-
for fun? Then join us for an            ited so sign up today)
afternoon of Karaoke as we                Thursday, March 26 • 3:30 p.m.
celebrate Teen Tech Week with                        Hastings
a song.                                                                          Additional free parking is available on
    Thursday, March 12 • 4 p.m.                                                        Saturdays & Sundays
                                           Teen Advisory Board
              Hastings                  The Hastings Branch Library is
                                                                                             at the adjacent
                                        holding its Teen Advisory                         University of Phoenix
       Movie Madness                    Board and is looking for teens              underground parking structure.
Join us for a movie and freshly         who would like to share their         To access the lot enter the driveway near the
popped popcorn!                         ideas about how the library can
 Wednesday, March 18 • 3:30 p.m.
                                                                                  corner of Garfield & Corson streets.
                                        better serve the teen population.
            Allendale                       Tuesday, March 31 • 4 p.m.
                                                     Hastings
      Anime Afternoon                                                                              For information on accessibility or to request
If you like reading Manga, you
will like our Anime afternoon                                                               reasonable accommodations, please call the branch
program. We are an “official”                 Don’t forget to log                                 location listed on front of calendar one week
                                              onto Teen Central’s
Anime club. We show new                                                                                         in advance of program or event.
Anime releases, you critique                   myspace page at
them and your reviews go                  myspace.com/pplteens
directly to the companies.               for the latest information on
Come in, have fun, and speak up!                teen programs
                                                 and activities!
 Saturday, March 21 • Noon-2 p.m.                                                   Visit   Central Grounds
Central Library/Children’s Story Room        Request to be added
                                               on as a friend!                For coffee & food Central Library Patio
  Tuesday, March 24 • 3:30 p.m.
            Hastings

								
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