The 10 Most Popular Lynda.com Courses in June

Lynda.com is skill and program learning at your fingertips. As a patron of CMPLD, you are invited to explore a variety of courses this excellent resource has to offer. All you need is a viable CMPLD library card, an internet connection, and some curiosity! Check out the most viewed courses this month: Cert Prep: Project…

New Circulating Equipment

You may have heard that CMPLD is growing it’s space with the Aspen Expansion (#SamePlaceMoreSpace), but recently we have broadened our selection of tech devices available for patrons to check out! The new circulating equipment includes: Sony HDR-CX440 camcorder These newer camcorders provide higher definition video-taking in an accessible way.   Elgato Video Capture for…

Green Screen Know-How and Workshop

Ever wonder how movies of all different genres create fantastical worlds and amazing effects? With the use of a green screen, filmmakers and photographers create a plethora of scenery that would otherwise be nearly impossible to produce. Is there a project you’re working on that could use the magic of a green screen? As difficult…

The 10 Most Popular Lynda.com Courses in May

With the school year coming to an end, the opportunity to learn new skills is limited. Students and working adults alike find their summer days filled with lounging and vacation. More often than we would like to admit, however, we spend our days twiddling thumbs and awaiting more exciting days. While we long for adventure,…

The last horse in town: The rise of the automobile in Libertyville and Mundelein: 1880-1933.

The residents of Libertyville and Mundelein witnessed rapid change during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, from the installation of Libertyville’s first electric lights in June 1897 to Mundelein’s first telephone in the early 1900’s. Few changes, however, had quite the impact than the transition from horse-drawn carriages to our new ubiquitous cars.┬áSo let…