If you’d like all the editorial help you can get when typing documents or correspondence, you will appreciate all that the Grammarly extension has to offer!
This Tip explores resources for those interested in pursuing higher education. Click through all the tabs to see everything available!
Facility with a computer keyboard is an essential skill for most people in today’s workplaces. Keybr is a free keyboarding practice site that helps prepare you for work or school. Give it a try!!
We could all use a little extra know-how when it comes to managing our money. You will find useful information on saving, budgeting and investing wisely in the resource this week. Take a look! Tuesday’s Tip — July 24, 2017 (ALA Financial Literacy LibGuide)
Summertime is one of the peak times for outdoor DIY projects. If you are planning any changes to your landscape that involve breaking ground, you should be aware of this important safety site. Get the details here in our “Dig Safely” Tip: Tuesday’s Tip — July 11, 2017 (Dig Safely New York)
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water…..Bom, bom, bom, bom….
Some of you may recognize the line from the movie “Jaws“. This week’s Tip will show you how to track shark activity in waters around the world. This will help you decide which beaches to go to–or not!– depending on how you feel about our finned friends! Tuesday’s Tip — June 20, 2017 (Shark Tracker)
Looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend? We’ve compiled a few resources that highlight area goings on for you. Whether your interests are sports, music, drama or farmers’ markets, you’ll find something to do out in the community. Get out and meet your neighbors!
Public libraries serve many diverse groups within our communities and it seems fitting, as June is National Pride Month, to show our LGBT friends, family and neighbors how to locate materials in our collections that might be of special interest to them.
For many, summertime is travel time and when that travel takes you to a foreign country it’s always fun to study the language of your host country– at least a few standard phrases, simple directions to find your way around, and how to reference common objects. This Tip will show you two great sites/Apps that make language learning fun through interactive exercises. Check them out! Aloha.
This weekend marks the ‘unofficial’ start of summer with the Memorial Day Holiday, and many families are thinking of the last days of the school year and thinking of exciting family vacations! To help you make your plans, consider a trip to one of our amazing National Parks and/or Historic Sites. Many are right here in our backyard and surrounding region. Our Tip will guide you to the site and show a few of the features available.
***Is there a FOURTH Grader in your household? If so, you can get a FREE pass for your whole family to explore National parks for an entire year! https://www.everykidinapark.gov/
They’re baaaack! The migratory birds, that is. If nature tickles your fancy, there is a lot of fun to be had in bird watching. We are lucky in our area to have a diverse array of wild birds that breed here for the summer season–and if you keep your eyes sharp, you just may see some of the beautiful, colorful warblers, and others, that pass through in the spring and fall during rest stops along their northward–and then southward journeys. Here’s a great resource and App to take in the field. If you prefer a paper field guide to look through–or study before/after an outing–the library has a great collection of regional print field guides to birds that you can check out, too! (just browse the stacks at 598.097 )
Citizen engagement is pretty high these days, and more folks are taking their role as participants in our American democracy more seriously than ever before. Town Halls are increasingly the venue for communities to meet their Representatives face-to-face to ensure that the will of “The People” is being done. Letters, phone calls, and faxes can let your elected officials know what you think–but to get their responses, nothing beats a meeting! The Town Hall Meeting Project is a resource to help keep you informed of opportunities in your area.