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Tech Tips: Attach & download files with Gmail

Are you a Gmail user? Here are some tips and tricks for working with attachments, including photos. Learn how to work with attachments with ...
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Discover & explore for grade schoolers: Bomba music

By Children's Librarian José Cruz This week, I would like to introduce the African influence on Puerto Rican music by exploring Bomba traditions. Bomba music ...
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Virtual learning for early learners: Explore a world of words

By Children's Librarian Shelley Harris Greetings and salutations! Jenny and I have been having fun sharing words this week, from words about apples to what ...
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We suggest: Regional stories: Appalachian fiction

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná McPherson-Joseph Travel with us to the oft-overlooked region of Appalachia. Nestled in the peaks, valleys, nooks, and crannies of the ...
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November 3: Buildings open as polling places only

The General Election is Tuesday, November 3, and as a result, the Main Library, Maze Branch, and Dole Branch will be open from 6 am ...
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We suggest: New(ish) nonfiction titles

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton Looking for a good nonfiction read? Whether it's current events, history, science, memoir, or poetry, here are a few ...
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Discover & explore for grade schoolers: Hands-on art

By Children's Librarian Shelley Harris There are so many reasons art is important, including that it can reduce stress and anxiety. What child or adult ...
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Miss Jenny and Ruthie the Camel playing Roll-A-Story Pronouns

Virtual learning & fun for early learners: Storytelling

By Children's Librarian Shelley Harris Back in the pre-COVID-19 days, we used to get small kids coming up to the desk and proudly reading a ...
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