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Kayla Del Biondo

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September 2019

NewsGuard Informational Session: NC Library & NewsGuard’s New Partnership

September 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on September 25, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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New this month-- New Canaan Library installed NewsGuard on its tech center computers! With NewsGuard's browser extension installed, visitors to the Library have access to “Nutrition Label” reviews of thousands of news and information websites. These reviews indicate the reliability of the site, based on multiple criteria, and show up next to links in search results and on social media feeds. This decision bloomed from the Library's desire to provide community members with a tool that would help them to critically evaluate…

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NewsGuard Informational Session: NC Library & NewsGuard’s New Partnership

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on September 25, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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New this month-- New Canaan Library installed NewsGuard on its tech center computers! With NewsGuard's browser extension installed, visitors to the Library have access to “Nutrition Label” reviews of thousands of news and information websites. These reviews indicate the reliability of the site, based on multiple criteria, and show up next to links in search results and on social media feeds. This decision bloomed from the Library's desire to provide community members with a tool that would help them to critically evaluate…

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The Truth About Fake News

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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We live in an increasingly complex information environment where people have access to an abundance of information resources and can share a news-story on various social media platforms, growing its audience. The concept of ‘fake news’ has become a widespread fear and phenomenon for both consumers and corporations. Fortunately, many are in support of the push for information literacy education for all. Join us at the Library for a lively discussion on misinformation, its proliferation on social media, mitigation with…

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October 2019

Coffee Roasting Class for Adults

October 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Take pumpkin spiced lattes to a whole new level this fall and learn how to roast your own coffee at the Library! We will roast raw coffee beans to perfection and discuss what makes some coffees fruity and acidic while others are rich and nutty. Whether you prefer blonde roast or French roast, come learn all about the coffee process–from green beans to morning brew. Attendees will select, roast, and package 8 ounces of coffee beans from different regions of…

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Virtual College Campus Tours

October 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Virtual Reality Station Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Visit all of the colleges you want without leaving New Canaan with the power of virtual reality technology! This class will introduce you to the Oculus Rift and certify you to start booking time to use the Virtual Reality Station. Attendees will use the Google Earth VR app to ‘walk’ around the college campuses of their choice. This class is for high school students and will take place on Wednesdays in October. REGISTER Please contact Kayla Del Biondo at 203-594-5084 if you have…

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Virtual College Campus Tours

October 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Virtual Reality Station Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Visit all of the colleges you want without leaving New Canaan with the power of virtual reality technology! This class will introduce you to the Oculus Rift and certify you to start booking time to use the Virtual Reality Station. Attendees will use the Google Earth VR app to ‘walk’ around the college campuses of their choice. This class is for high school students and will take place on Wednesdays in October. REGISTER Please contact Kayla Del Biondo at 203-594-5084 if you have…

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Halloween Virtual Reality

October 15 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Virtual Reality Station Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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How much horror can you handle?! This Halloween-themed VR class will introduce you to the Google Cardboard and the Oculus Rift, and certify you to start booking time to use the Virtual Reality Station. The class will cover procedures, safety, handling the equipment and launching VR games. Must be 13 years old or older to attend. Choose from spooky VR experiences such as “Face Your Fears,” “Gray,” and “The Forgotten Chamber”  REGISTER Please contact Kayla Del Biondo at 203-594-5084 if you have any…

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Virtual College Campus Tours

October 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Virtual Reality Station Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Visit all of the colleges you want without leaving New Canaan with the power of virtual reality technology! This class will introduce you to the Oculus Rift and certify you to start booking time to use the Virtual Reality Station. Attendees will use the Google Earth VR app to ‘walk’ around the college campuses of their choice. This class is for high school students and will take place on Wednesdays in October. REGISTER Please contact Kayla Del Biondo at 203-594-5084 if you have…

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Virtual College Campus Tours

October 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Virtual Reality Station Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Visit all of the colleges you want without leaving New Canaan with the power of virtual reality technology! This class will introduce you to the Oculus Rift and certify you to start booking time to use the Virtual Reality Station. Attendees will use the Google Earth VR app to ‘walk’ around the college campuses of their choice. This class is for high school students and will take place on Wednesdays in October. REGISTER Please contact Kayla Del Biondo at 203-594-5084 if you have…

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Halloween Virtual Reality

October 29 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Virtual Reality Station Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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How much horror can you handle?! This Halloween-themed VR class will introduce you to the Google Cardboard and the Oculus Rift, and certify you to start booking time to use the Virtual Reality Station. The class will cover procedures, safety, handling the equipment and launching VR games. Must be 13 years old or older to attend. Choose from spooky VR experiences such as “Face Your Fears,” “Gray,” and “The Forgotten Chamber”  REGISTER Please contact Kayla Del Biondo at 203-594-5084 if you have any…

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November 2019

What is Artificial Intelligence and Will it Take Over the World?

November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lamb Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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What exactly is artificial intelligence (AI)? How does AI work in business and non-business settings? How can we make ethical decisions when designing and implementing AI systems? Join us at the Library for a compelling lecture by John Preli, who will cover these questions and dive deeper into a discussion of AI’s current and future impact on modern society. John Preli is currently the Director, Enterprise Risk Management – Watson Media and Weather - IBM Watson and Cognitive Applications.  In…

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