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National Novel Writing Month at your library

Thinking about writing a novel? There's no time like NaNoWriMo to get started, and your public library is here to support you on your journey! ...
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We Suggest: Titles for National Novel Writing Month

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton Are you up for the challenge of writing 50,000 words of a novel during the month of November? Join ...
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Tech Tips: Google Docs basics

By Adult Services Specialist John Gargiulo Do you have a Gmail account? Gmail provides you with access to Google apps like Docs, Drive, and Slides ...
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Virtual learning & fun for early learners: Serious learning

By Children's Librarian Shelley Harris “Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious ...
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Virtual Halloween Parade

We're excited to present our Virtual Halloween Parade featuring your little ghosts and ghouls. Thanks to the 28 families who shared fun photos of kids ...
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Discover & explore for grade schoolers: Code, create, design, play & learn digitally

By Middle School Services Librarian Beronica Puhr Learn about new tech information in a safe manner with digital titles available in your digital library, create-on-your-own ...
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‘I returned items. Why are they still showing up on my account?’

Are you seeing items on your library account that you already returned? Getting notifications that you think you shouldn't? Is “DELINQUENT” displaying on your self-checkout ...
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We suggest: This is Halloween

Gremlins, ghosts, and goblins, oh my! The spookiest day of the year is almost here! With a full moon on the horizon, this year's Halloween ...
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