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Book Signing Event

4pm, December 17th
John Steinbeck Library

James Washington, author of My Life With Nobi: A guide for a successful life, will be visiting the library to share the story of his life with his beloved wife who died recently. This book covers their lives from meeting to her death. It details their military ups and downs raising their children; their travels; and the love they had for each other.

We hope to see you there!

 
New Locations Now Open

See New Locations & Hours HERE!

Salinas Public Library is excited to announce we are now open at several new locations. The services and staff from the Cesar Chavez Library (currently closed for remodel) are relocated throughout East Salinas. Come visit us at the new sites!

 
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

Library is Closed
November 24, 25, 26

Salinas Public Library wishes you a happy holiday weekend! We look forward to opening ALL library location next week. Stay warm and safe!

 
Digital Arts Challenge

Welcome

The primary aim of Digital Arts Challenge is to provide participants with a hands-on experience creating and using a variety of today’s digital media formats.

Challenge Overview

There are five basic challenges. To complete the challenges participants must create the following...

1) Gmail Account

2) Weebly Site

3) Audio Track

4) Graphic Flier

5) Short Video

Participants MUST display evidence of their completed challenges in the following way:

1) Email a request to begin the challenge to Bjorn at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and include your full name

2) Upload evidence of each challenge to your Weebly website (EXAMPLE)

3) Upon completing each evidence, email Bjorn and include your full name and the link to your evidence at your Weebly webpage

If participants successfully complete ALL the challenges they will receive excellent PRIZES including $100 gift cards!!

Challenge One

gmail

Objective

Create a FREE gmail account and explore the features of google docs

Purpose

Learn to effectively use email and virtual office environments

Steps

  • Go to Gmail and sign up for new account
  • Explore the features of your new account
  • Email Bjorn at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with your full name and request to begin the challenge

Video Tutorials

Check out this tutorial if you need extra help. More gmail tutorials


Challenge Two

weebly

Objective

Create and personalize a FREE Weebly website

Purpose

Learn the best practices of website design and how to present digital media online (yes, this includes the digital media created for the Digital Arts Challenge)

Steps

  • Go to Weebly and sign up for new account.
  • Select a site template
  • Set a unique web address (i.e. www.digitalartschallenge.weebly.com)
  • Publish something on your new website. You can upload a picture or write something about yourself.
  • Email Bjorn at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it address of your new weebly site
EXAMPLE: http://digitalartschallenge.weebly.com/challenge-two.html

Video Tutorials

Check out this tutorial if you need extra help. More Weebly tutorials


Challenge Three

garageband

Objective

Use Garageband to create an MP3 audio file, open a Soundcloud account and upload your MP3 to the web

Purpose

Learn the process of working with layers of audio and delivering compressed audio online

Steps

  • Open new Garageband project
  • Create multilayer (example: Beat, Instrument, Voice, Loop) audio track
  • Export track to MP3
  • Go to Soundcloud and start new account
  • Upload your MP3 to Soundcloud
  • Paste embed code from Soundcloud into Weebly website and write an introduction or description for your audio track
  • Email Bjorn at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with link to your webpage with evidence of your MP3
EXAMPLE: http://digitalartschallenge.weebly.com/challenge-three.html

Video Tutorials

Check out this tutorial if you need extra help. More Garageband tutorials


Challenge Four

photoshop

Objective

Use Photoshop to create a promotional flier and upload a version to the web

Purpose

Learn the basic tools and techniques of Photoshop necessary to produce print and web images

Steps

  • Create a Photoshop document with background layer, image layer, and text layer
  • Save as JPEG file by "Save for Web & Devices"
  • Upload image file to Weebly site with text explanation of the difference between web format and print format
  • Email Bjorn at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with link to your evidence
EXAMPLE: http://digitalartschallenge.weebly.com/challenge-four.html

Video Tutorials

Check out this tutorial if you need extra help. More Photoshop tutorials


Challenge Five

photoshop

Objective

Use iMovie to edit and produce a photo slideshow or movie for the web

Purpose

Learn the basic process of how movies and web videos are created and learn how to upload and embed movies

Steps

  • Start new iMovie project
  • Create an original movie or slideshow with video, audio and text layers
  • Export project as quicktime movie
  • Open an Youtube account using your gmail account and upload your movie file
  • Paste video embed code into Weebly website and write a brief explanation of the your movie
  • Email Bjorn at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with link to your evidence
EXAMPLE: http://digitalartschallenge.weebly.com/challenge-five.html

Video Tutorials

Check out this tutorial if you need extra help. More iMovie tutorials


Thank You

We look forward to helping you complete the challenge! If you have any question regarding the Digital Arts Challenge please email Bjorn at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
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