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Learn4Life Is Now Gale Courses

April 23, 2014

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Learn4Life is now called Gale Courses. It may have a new name but this great database still offers the same valuable educational experience. Using just your library card you can choose from over 350 online courses. They are instructor-led, and each course lasts six weeks. You don’t have to be online at a certain time to take the classes. Lessons are released every Wednesday and Friday for the duration of the course, and then you have two weeks to complete the final exam. At the end of the course, as well as learning something new, you’ll also get a certificate of completion.

Here are some examples of the courses you can take:

Accounting Fundamentals

Beginning Writer’s Workshop

Computer Skills for the Workplace

Handling Medical Emergencies

Homeschool with Success

Introduction to Photoshop CS6

Navigating Divorce

Project Management Fundamentals

Check out the course catalog. To enroll in a course all you need is your library card and an email address!

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Main Library Dedication

April 11, 2014

Join us tomorrow (Saturday, April 12) for the dedication of the new Main Library at Goodwood. Here is the schedule of events:

10:30 a.m.
Mary Jo Kelly the Book Doctor
Storyteller

12:00 p.m.
Silly Nilly the Clown
Fun with Twisted Balloons

1:00 p.m.
Mayor-President Melvin “Kip” Holden & public officials
EBRP Library Board of Control Members
State Librarian, Rebecca Hamilton

1:30 p.m.
Reception
Tours
Ton Music
3D Printer Demonstrations

2:30 p.m.
Harvey Rabbit & Friends

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National Geographic Magazine Archives

March 10, 2014

The National Geographic Magazine Archives database provides access to over 100 years of this popular journal. You can enjoy thousands of breathtaking photographs and articles. The archive begins with the very first issue published in October 1888 and runs to 1994. The issues are presented in their entirety, including all articles and advertising.

You can search for articles by keyword, subject, country, and time period. There is also a separate search feature for just the amazing images.

When reading an issue, there are some useful viewing options, such as zooming in, full screen view, and printing. Another great feature is that you can create an account and then save articles for viewing next time that you login. Check out this instructional video from the Library’s very own YouTube channel to learn more about the National Geographic Magazine Archives and then check it out for yourself! All you need is your library card.

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Night Vale Listening Party

March 6, 2014

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Monster Jam Crushes Illiteracy

March 5, 2014

The Monster Trucks and drivers are coming to Jones Creek Regional Library! This coming Friday, March 7, the first 100 people, ages birth to 17 years old who bring two new books to donate to literacy programs will receive two tickets to the Monster Truck Jam held March 8-9 downtown at the River Center. Patrons are invited to have their picture taken with the monster truck and its driver from 3-6 p.m. on Friday. 

If you can’t make it to Jones Creek on Friday, you still have a chance to win tickets – simply fill out a “Read and Win” flyer at any Adult Services or Circulation desk or email a picture of you and/or your kids reading a book about trucks to bookmobile@ebrpl.com to be entered for a chance to win!

See you in the library parking lot! For more information, call (225) 756-1150.

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