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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Podcast

Asian American, Pacific Islanders Heritage month

Tune into this month’s episode of the PLYMC Library Anywhere Podcast for a celebration of Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders Heritage! Two librarians discuss how the library is honoring Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) all through the month of May with information, programs, and book recommendations.   For 2022, the Federal Asian Pacific American Council… read more >>

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. In our melting pot nation, many people of Asian and Pacific Islander descent have played an important part in U.S. history. May was chosen to celebrate them as the first documented Japanese to immigrate to the U.S. arrived May 7, 1843, and the completion of… read more >>

Women’s History Month – using Online Resources

Women's History Month

Did you know that Women’s History Month began as Women’s History Week? In fact, the celebration of women’s history is a fairly recent celebration as its origins go back to 1978 – only 44 years ago! It started in California when Sonoma school district devoted a week to celebrating women’s contributions to history. The idea… read more >>

New Year, New You – New Skills!

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Happy New Year! Are you one of the many that has made a New Year’s Resolution? A popular goal many people choose to do is to learn something new.  If you are interested in picking up new skills or crafts, we have many online resources to help you succeed! To make them easy to find, we have… read more >>

Francophiles Unite for Bastille Day 2021

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For all who love everything French, Bastille Day, the National Holiday of France, is a great day to celebrate. This day commemorates the fall of the French military fortress and prison, the Bastille, in 1789. It signaled the start of the French Revolution. For an overview of this historical event, check out Salem Online‘s article:… read more >>

LinkedIn Learning is Here!

LinkedIn Learning with African American woman sitting at desk with a computer laptop and curtained window in the background

As of May 6th, our library has now transitioned to LinkedIn Learning. This is a great educational resource, the successor to There are thousands of video-based online courses freely available to all Ohio library cardholders. These courses cover the broad categories of Business, Technology, and Creativity.  You will find anything from accounting courses to computer courses to playing… read more >>

Lots of Ways to Learn & Improve Nutrition

National Nutrition Month EatRight Personalize Your Plate

March is National Nutrition Month. Do you know what’s good for you to eat? Would you like to improve your diet? Well, the library has some great resources to help you learn about nutrition! These resources are available for all PLYMC library card holders, with most found on the Health Resources webpage and others from our Digital Resources webpage. But this… read more >>

Preparing for St. Patrick’s Day Fun and Festivities

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— Using Online Resources Looking for some fun and creative ways to celebrate on St. Patrick’s Day? The library has some great resources for you to try out! We all enjoy wearing green, and many even enjoy eating and drinking green foods & drinks on this day. But there’s lots of other ways to enjoy this national holiday of… read more >>

Back to Work – Gale eBooks for Job Seekers

Back to Work reminder on a wall calendar

The past few weeks, we have covered the educational library resources which will help gain skills to add to your resume and pass tests in order to be hired at a job.  This week we will look at a resource which we have linked on the CAREER/OCCUPATION/VOCATIONAL INFORMATION part of the Career Resources webpage: Gale eBooks.  This… read more >>

Back to Work – Language Resources for Job Seekers

Back to Work reminder on a wall calendar

The library has two great resources which job seekers can use to improve or gain language skills to add to your resume:  Mango Languages Transparent Language Online  Mango Languages has over 70 courses to choose from. Transparent Language Online has over 100 courses.  Both resources provide full language courses with lessons to work on reading, writing,… read more >>