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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!

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As of May 6th, our library has now transitioned to LinkedIn Learning. This is a great educational resource, the successor to Lynda.com. 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

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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

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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

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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 >>

Back to Work with LearningExpress Library

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We have looked at Driving-Tests.org and Hoopla thus far.  Today, we’ll checkout the first overall educational online resource from the library: LearningExpress Library.  This resource has full tutorials on a variety of subjects to take at your own pace. There are also a variety of study guides and practice tests. Plus ebooks are in this resource as well.  Similar… read more >>

Back to Work – Hoopla for Job Seekers

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Let’s talk about Hoopla. Here you can borrow, instantly stream and download free movies, TV shows, eBooks and more with a valid library card. This is our streaming resource that is an all-age resource with both recreational and educational content.  Currently, all the content is unlimited, instantaneous access which means a million people could want… read more >>

Back To Work – Online Resources for Job Seekers

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Did you know that the library has many paid online resources to help you gain skills to add to your resume, learn how to search for jobs, succeed in a job interview, and even negotiate your salary?  And these library paid resources are completely free for you to use with your library card!  To begin, let’s answer the question of what exactly are… read more >>

Current News Resources

In this time of multiple events impacting all U.S. citizens, there are some great library resources to check for current information as well as to verify facts. These subscribed resources, free to use for library cardholders, collect together a wide variety of news stories from across the world. All are linked on our Online Resources webpage. World News Digest is one such resource.  The online vendor, InfoBase,… read more >>