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Lego Robotics Club at LaFayette-Walker Co. Public Library

The Lafayette-Walker County Library is proud to present this 4 week course on Lego Mindstorms Robotics! Hosted by Mr. James, this robotics group will start at the very basic beginning and work through to more advanced programming.

LEGO Mindstorms are robotic building sets that uses Technic, a more versatile LEGO building system using beams, pins, gears and axles. EV3 is the 3rd generation robot in the Lego Mindstorms robotic line. In addition to the standard Technic building blocks, Mindstorms has three electric motors, five sensors, data cables and a “Brick”. The idea behind Mindstorms is that youth of any age can build, program, test, and modify robots.

Here is our proposed schedule:

Week 1: Partner off into groups, and build the basic robotic model.
Week 2: Working with your partners, learn how to do basic robotic commands.
Week 3: Going online, we will work to modify our robotic creations and program them to do special activities.
Week 4: Each group will present to the others what they decided to do and talk about their experiences programing!

Registration is open currently, and will end on Monday, December 19th. Click here to register now!

The program will start on January based on popular dates and times in the registration process. Each registrant will be contacted to confirm their spot in the program. First come, first served as registration is limited to 9 tweens/teens.

Let the building begin!

Friends of the Rossville Public Library Membership Drive

2016 Friends Membership Drive Flyer # 3

The Friends of the Rossville Library is a group that exists to support the library both in programming and operations.  The Friends feel the library is a valuable resource and lobby the community and elected officials about the importance of Libraries.  The Friends also provide the funds in part for the Summer Reading Club for the children and also help the library purchase books, audios, DVDs, supplies and other materials that aren’t covered in the library budget.

If you would like more information on the Friends of the Rossville Public Library or how you can join please email cclark@chrl.org or call the library at (706) 866-1368

New Assistive Technology

The Cherokee Regional Library System has received three very awesome assistive technology devices to help overcome the barriers that visually impaired individuals experience. These devices will rotate between our four branch libraries during 2016, with the hope that if the items become popular, more shall be purchased in the future. These items are available for use in the library only.

January-March: Rossville Public Library
April-June: Chickamauga Public Library
July-September: Dade County Public Library
October-December: LaFayette-Walker Co. Public Library

The MagniLinkS is a portable, near and distant magnification device MagniLinkS
that is used for reading and viewing printed material on the desktop (near) or viewing a whiteboard or lecture across a room (distant). Whether it is used with a laptop/computer (PC/Mac) or in the stand-alone configuration with a monitor, the MagniLinkS can be easily moved and set-up to meet the needs of the user or facility. With the camera pointed down and the lens closed, printing material on the desktop can be magnified for ease of viewing. With the camera pointed perpendicular to the desktop and the lens opened, distant objects or people across a room can be zoomed into (magnified) for ease of viewing.
MagniLinkThe MagniLink Voice is a portable, text-to-speech system that is used for reading aloud printed text. In other words, any printed text such as books, documents, magazines can be accessed (heard) by blind and visually impaired individuals. The underlying technology is commonly referred to as OCR (Optical Character Recognition).

Mobile Digital TouchThe Mobilux Digital Touch HDs are portable, handheld video magnifiers that allow for use in a variety of locations given their size, integrated display and battery power. They can be used in conjunction with a PC or laptop via USB connection for larger display and higher magnifications.

These items will be available for use/demonstration