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Fall for Kid Lit Coffee Break

We kicked off our Kid Lit Coffee Break program this summer.  Now it's time for the fall edition!  Kid Lit Coffee Break is for adults who love children's books . . . reading them and talking about them.  Miss Katie Jane, reader extraordinaire (that's me!), will share some of her favorite recent reads.  This usually leads to lots of discussions about the greater kid lit world and also the titles our attendees have been reading.  There will be free coffee and desserts from the library's East 59 Cafe.  And door prizes!  So join us this Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 3 p.m. in the Youth Program Room at the end of the starred hallway in the Kid Zone.

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Job Resources at the Hoover Library

 

Looking for career assistance and information? Try these databases to get a head start into your career!

Homework Alabama and Tutor.org offers a variety of resources for K-college and adult education, tutoring, and career resources, such as job openings, job resources and resume and cover letter assistance. The career resources can be found at this link. 

Tuition Funding Sources, which requires registration, is a private website designed to help students find scholarships, college and career information. The career resources include career information such as the nature of the work involved, working conditions, job outlook, and earnings as well as a Career Aptitude Test, assessing your interests, skills, career interests, and self-assessment, recommending career fields best suited for you.

LearningExpressLibrary.com, well known for practice exams, offers skill-building course, e-books, and information you need to achieve the results you want at school, work, or in life. The career section offers insight to careers and workplace skills, as well as test preparation for entrance and occupation exams.

 

EBSCOhost databasescontain full-text journals and peer-reviewed titles, such as:

·         ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, containing more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.

·         Professional Development Collection, designed for professional educators, provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports. Professional Development Collection is the most comprehensive collection of full text education journals in the world.

·         Vocational and Career Collection contain full text articles in over 360 trade and industry related periodicals.

-Tara

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Insatiable Readers - Labor Day: The Working Life September 2017

 

Insatiable Readers, a nonfiction book group, discussed titles related to "Labor Day: The Working Life" on Saturday, September 16.  The titles presented are listed below:

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