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Tuesday’s Tip — Banned Books Week

Celebrate your freedom to read by supporting the rights of all to read (or not) as they choose!   Efforts to censor and restrict access to the written word have a long history, and extend to our contemporary time.  To learn more about it, visit the Banned Books site from the American Library Association (ALA), which has always supported our citizens’ right to intellectual freedom.  Tuesday’s Tip — September 29, 2015 (Banned Books Week)


E-Book Sales Slip, and Print Recovers

According to an article in the New York Times this week, the prediction that e-books would overtake print within a few years shows no sign of coming true. “There are signs that some e-book adopters are returning to print, or becoming hybrid readers, who juggle devices and paper. E-book sales fell by 10 percent in the first five months of this year, according to the Association of American Publishers. Digital books accounted last year for around 20 percent of the market, roughly the same as they did a few years ago.”

This is good news for booksellers. “Independent bookstores, which were battered by the recession and competition from Amazon, are showing strong signs of resurgence. The American Booksellers Association counted 1,712 member stores in 2,227 locations in 2015, up from 1,410 in 1,660 locations five years ago.”

Tuesday’s Tip —

Even as we leave behind the season of picnics and tailgate parties, that doesn’t mean we can stop being mindful of safe food-handling practices. This week we explore the government’s site focused on food safety issues.  In it you’ll find basic tips for a safe kitchen and healthy family, as well as food product recall alerts, and food poisoning information. (¡En Español tambien!) Get a tour of the site here: Tuesday’s Tip — September 22, 2015 (Food safety)

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If you’re looking for a tutor, check out this week’s Tip!  In it you’ll discover some of the features of the site, including the background check option to give you peace of mind, and ratings and comments by students to gauge satisfaction.   Whether you are a student needing help to pass an exam, or just want private lessons from French to guitar, see if there’s someone in TutorBowl to help you achieve your goals!

Tuesday’s Tip – September 1, 2015 (tutorbowl)


Tuesday’s Tip — Free New York State Resources  You’ve seen it advertised on TV!  Maybe you’ve been curious about what this database has to offer.  Maybe you have already come into the Adriance Memorial Library to check out the full version.  If you haven’t yet, and you have ancestors that lived in New York State, you might want to see what resources the New York State Archives has made available to conduct family research.  Click on the link to the Tip, and you can start to shake your family tree!  Tuesday’s Tip — August 18, 2015 ( NY Resources)Family Tree Photo Holder