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  • U.S. Major Dailies
    Posted on: Tuesday, July 03, 2018

    Are you an avid newspaper reader? Don’t want to pay pricey newspaper subscription prices? You can now access respected U.S. newspapers online through U.S. Major Dailies - free with your library card!

  • Posted on: Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    YA Librarian Anna celebrates ten years of the iPhone by taking a look at all the cool stuff you can do with one at the library!

  • Introducing Our New Discovery Service!
    Posted on: Monday, December 12, 2016

    Today, we're rolling out our new Discovery Service. This service will allow you to use a single search box to search our catalog, our eBook collections from OverDrive and from EBSCO, and many of our databases. You can find the new Discovery Service search box at the top of our website:

  • info Magazine - July 2016
    Posted on: Thursday, June 30, 2016

    Ah, summer – the highly anticipated season of freedom from responsibility.  Hectic day schedules are set aside to master new skills. The best form for cannonball splashes?  You’re practically an expert already.  The intricacies of mixing flavors for the perfect snow cone?  Yeah, you’ve got that covered too.  Easy stuff.  But as laziness fully sets in with the realization that an entire month of your vacation time still lies ahead of you, remember in these fleeting days of midsummer relaxation that there is something much more frightening to contend with in August than the giant mosquitos at Grandad’s house…the dreaded Summer Slide, or the tendency to forget everything you’ve learned during the previous school year.

    Our Summer Reading program has everything you need to keep your brain tuned up while you continue your adventures for a few more weeks.  Entire families have the opportunity to participate. Children have access to experiences that further their sense of discovery.  Teens can prepare for the higher levels of literacy needed for college education and future employment.  Even adults can challenge themselves with new goals to improve their brainpower and wellbeing.  The knowledge you gain should be rewarding enough, but your library has plenty of other incentives to sweeten the deal.  Readers completing each goal can win fine waivers, books and more. Each week, participate in activities to win drawing prizes. Complete Goals 1 and 2 and be eligible to win larger drawing prizes such as tablets and eReaders.

    Free books, free knowledge, free prizes, free free free!  What’s not to love about that?  Celebrate your freedom this month at the freest place of all, your library.

  • Union Jack
    Posted on: Friday, June 24, 2016

    Trying to make sense of the "Brexit" vote? Wonder how the momentous shift in European politics will affect the United States? Or are you excited at the possibility of a reduction corgi prices? Either way our resident unofficial ambassador for Britain, Librarian Gloria, has a quick guide to get you up to speed on "Brexit".

     

  • Couple using computer
    Posted on: Tuesday, May 10, 2016

    We all know good nutrition and physical exercise are very important to our health, but more recently we have been reading about the value of exercising our minds to help prevent Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Fortunately, our library system can help keep our brains in tip-top shape. Librarian Phyllis thinks databases are great for that and she has a list just for you. 

     

     

  • excercising
    Posted on: Monday, February 22, 2016

    If you've had trouble sifting through all the free health advice available on the Internet, Librarian Ngoc has your guide to the best digital health information availble from Metrolibraries. From informative databases and reference books to downloadable magazines we'll help keep you healthy, happy and fit!

  • Martin Luther King, Jr
    Posted on: Monday, January 18, 2016

    Today we join in celebration of the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr., one of America's greatest civil rights leaders. Whether you're taking part in the Silent March, performing a service or other local activities today, check out some of these library resources to learn more about the man behind the holiday.

  • Posted on: Tuesday, October 27, 2015

    We can’t add more hours to the day (even if we ‘fall back’) but we can always add more gratitude. November is the month when many people focus on the things they are thankful for. We are thankful for the little things, like a new shipment of bestsellers that fulfills holds for eager readers, fall inspired cook books, digital music downloads, eBooks, craft programs, book clubs and most of all the people who walk through our doors every day. We are thankful for the big things too like a Russian concert tour from Moscow Nights, new ideas and innovations, the steady presence of our staff standing ready to serve the information needs of our community, and new and improved spaces … all supported by YOU!

  • green tree on a field of grass
    Posted on: Thursday, October 01, 2015

    Are you on a quest to find your family? Now, is the perfect time to start your research, because October is Family History Month. The Metropolitan Library System has a wealth of resources to help you on your journey. At the Downtown Library, a genealogy librarian is ready to help you, as are several other staff members who have years of experience in genealogical research. We love to get genealogy questions and help you find your ancestors!

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