Explore Ancient and Modern Technologies

Join us at the library today and tomorrow to explore ancient and modern technological knowledge-building tools! This afternoon, you’re invited to stop by our Wikipedia edit-a-thon to learn what Wikipedia is all about and contribute to the online encyclopedia. Tomorrow is the third in our NOVA science film series, Ancient Computer, at 4:30pm.

Wikipedia logoWikipedia Edit-a-thon
Monday, March 13, 3:30-5:45pm

Come to the library to get started on Wikipedia, learn policies and best practices, and edit/update articles. Teenagers and adults are welcome! This is a free event, no registration needed. Latecomers are welcome; you won’t be interrupting!

If possible, we encourage participants to create their free accounts beforehand by clicking on “Create account” in the upper right corner of en.wikipedia.org. Check out the event page at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/New_Mexico/SilverCityPublicLibraryEditathon. After you create your free Wikipedia account, you can sign your username under “participants” by typing four tildes (~~~~).

You may bring your laptop or mobile device and use the library’s WiFi. The library will have approximately 15 devices available to use. Our collection of print and electronic resources will be available to look up facts and cite sources. Reliable sources can also be found at El Portal, a tool provided by the New Mexico State Library. It might be particularly beneficial to add facts about our region which are found in the library’s Southwest Collection, because much of this information may not be accessible to the world online. For more information, contact Lillian at lgalloway@silvercitymail.com, Wikipedia username LillianLibrarian, or 575-538-3672.

NOVA Science Film Series: Ancient Computer
Tuesday, March 14, 4:30-5:45pm

Discover the story of an enigmatic shipwrecked piece of metal discovered in 1900. Recent imaging tools have revealed the object’s complexity, a sophistication that would not be matched for at least 1000 years.

Antikythera mechanism
National Archaeological Museum, Athens, No. 15987

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