Digital creativity in Coventry libraries
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Micro:bits and more!
You can use your Micro:bit for all sorts of cool creations, from robots to musical instruments. The possibilities are endless. The micro:bit is a handheld, fully programmable computer being given free to every Year 7 or equivalent child across the UK. It's 70 times smaller and 18 times faster than the original BBC Micro computers used in schools in the early 1980s.
This little device has an awful lot of features, such as 25 red LED lights that can flash messages. There are two programmable buttons that can be used to control games or pause and skip songs on a playlist. Your Micro:bit can detect motion and tell you which direction you're heading in, and it can use a low energy Bluetooth connection to interact with other devices and the Internet.
Microbits are now free to loan at Caludon, Central, Foleshill, Tile Hill and Willenhall Libraries. Anyone can loan a Micro:bit for up to 4 weeks. Each Micro:bit pack contains: 1x Micro:bit, 1x Mini USB cable, 1x battery pack with 2X AAA batteries and 1x set of instructions. All Micro:bits are free to reserve in any Library or online via www.coventry.gov.uk/librarycatalogue
Coventry libraries can help
Did you know you can create your own weather reports and post them on the BBC Weather watchers' website.
You will need to create a free BBC ID before creating a report, which requires an email address. Don't forget to share your reports with Coventry Libraries on social media.
Augmented reality book reviews
Exhibition at Central Library
From Wednesday 11 October 2017 to Wednesday 26 September 2018 Central Library exhibited an augmented reality book reviews display space.
Whats is an augmented reality book review?
An augmented reality book review is a recorded book review which has been linked to a book cover, which can be scanned and viewed using the camera on your smartphone or tablet.
Councillor Kevin Maton, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: "This is an exciting and modern way of reading book reviews and I'd urge everyone to go along to the exhibition."
The exhibition contains 25 book review videos recorded by Radford primary school:
- Billionaire Boy by David Walliams 1
- Boy in a dress by David Walliams 2
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
- Diary of a wimpy kid by Jeff Kinney 1
- Diary of a wimpy kid by Jeff Kinney 2
- Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell
- Four Children and IT by Jacqueline Wilson
- Framed by Frank Cottrell Boyce
- Goosebumps by R.L. Stine
- Hacker by Malorie Blackman 1
- Hacker by Malorie Blackman 2
- Hacker by Malorie Blackman 3
- Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone by JK Rowling
- Horrid Henry's Underpants by Francesca Simon
- Matilda by Roald Dahl
- Monster Manners by Rory Growler
- Mr Stink by David Walliams 1
- Mr Stink by David Walliams 2
- Mr Stink by David Walliams 3
- Mr Stink by David Walliams 4
- Pokemon Manga by Satoshi Tajiri
- Quest for justice by Sean Faye Wolf
- The great Egyptian grave robbery by Jeff Brown
- The Tempest by Andrew Matthews
Including a special book review by Megan Nicholson
Created through investment from Arts Connect
We are on Spotify
Coventry Libraries and information service have a Spotify account!
Spotify is a digital music, podcast, and video streaming service that gives you access to millions of songs and other content from artists all over the world. Basic functions such as playing music are free! Learn more about Spotify.
Did you know Coventry Central Library used to be a nightclub called the Locarno? (Later renamed Tiffanys). Many great bands played there back in the 70s & 80s. You can also listen to our Locarno playlist that includes bands such as The Specials and The Who.