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Learning Express Library has resources for all ages including practice tests for GED, GRE, SAT, ACT, TOEFL, ESL, civil service and citizenship exams, ESL and AP courses, and a Job and Career Help Center. Learning Express Library is not just great for preparing for tests, it’s also an excellent resource when applying for jobs! This great resource has tips for interviews, templates for writing resumes and cover letters, links to great jobs in all sorts of fields, and it can even help you...
We’re making a change at the library. We’re adding a second, new catalog (there’s a link under the existing Library Catalog heading). It does the same things as the classic catalog, but better. For a time we’ll keep both catalogs running so you have time to get used to the change. The new catalog is mobile friendly. It is built with responsive design, which means it reshapes itself to the format of your device. The way it looks on a mobile may be different from the way it looks on a laptop...
April's tech tip is to scout out Lynda.com. Lynda.com is a professional training website including more than 3,000 in-depth tutorials on business, technical, and creative skills. Learn everything from navigating Facebook to advanced photography and more with these expert videos and presentations. All you need is your library card! To access Lynda.com at the library or from home, go to Databases, then scroll down to Lynda.com. You will be prompted to enter your library card number and PIN...
Science fiction may be a polarizing genre of literature because it conjures up images of pulp fiction monsters and crater littered landscapes. But the popularity of movies such as "Martian," the Terminator franchise,Star Wars and Star Trek in all their variations, and the enduring appeal of classics such as "Blade Runner" and "2001, A Space Odyssey," suggest there is a large group of people who would enjoy Sci-Fi but haven't gone there yet. So, in April, read a science fiction novel as part...
"American Sniper" by Chris Kyle is the 2016 book selection for the Big Library Read program. Unlimited downloads are available at the GRRL Digital Library, so you, your friends and your family can all read this riveting story. Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history, and received numerous medals for his bravery. His book was was the source of the movie of the same name that was nominated for six Academy Awards, including best picture. The Big...
The folks at the New York Times are known for their insightful articles on current events, books, and culture, but did you know they’ve dipped their toe in the Tech Tips pool? Check out this excellent article full of random but useful tips for beginners on computer use and the Internet. And remember: You’re already doing better than you thought you were. You have access to other excellent New York Times content through ProQuest Global Newsstream in the library’s Databases. ProQuest also...
The March challenge for a Year in Reading is to read a graphic novel. These may look like comic books (and some of them are) but many graphic novels feature a story and artwork that are complex and highly accomplished. Do a general keyword search of the GRRL catalog for "graphic novels" and you'll get more than a thousand results. If you limit your search to adult fiction, you'll see more than 350 titles available. Browse the list and you'll find fairy tales, historical fiction, classics,...
If you are wondering where to find paper copies of your tax forms and feeling a little frustrated the IRS no longer mails them to your home, never fear! Tech tips is here! The library no longer receives paper copies of tax forms and booklets. But there are alternatives! Library staff can print off the forms and booklets for you for 10 cents a page or you can do it yourself from the library's computers. You can contact your local tax office. (In Central MN, that would be St Cloud.)...