Hinsdale librarians use various robot kits for classes on coding computers, but those robots are not available for children to use on Tech Saturdays. "Kids are very tech-savvy. They just pick it up and know what to do," said Melisa Martinez, the youth and young adult librarian at the Hinsdale Public Library. The various levels of robots include pocket-sized Ozobots, and Boost, WeDo and Mindstorm robotic systems made by Lego.
Hinsdale High School District 86 is giving residents numerous opportunities to share their opinions about how the district could be improved. Three planning groups have been formed and two community engagement sessions are scheduled, on Feb. 6 and Feb. 12. Postcards were mailed to every address in the district to publicize the meetings. People are asked to register for the meeting they plan to attend, because the district staff is preparing packets of information for participants.
When asked what was the secret of a fast car, 6-year-old Jeet Kalsi replied, "I have no clue," despite taking first place in the championship race of the Pack 10 Cub Scouts pinewood derby Saturday. But his mother was quick to correct him. "What's the secret?" she asked. "From your grandpa, from your dad, from your mom and six visits to the hardware store," his mother, Sheila Kalsi, said. Zach Kozlowski, 6, and his father, Paul, of Burr Ridge put their effort into building a car with no time to spare.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".