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Free Online Classes with Gale Courses

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Want to improve your computer skills? Looking to start your own small business? Need to prepare for the ACT and/or SAT? Gale Courses can help with all of these topics and more! Gale Courses is a platform with free online classes that you can access anytime at the library or from home with a valid FRVPLD library card. Let’s take a look at how to access Gale Courses, how the online classes work, and how to find and enroll in a class.

 

If You Want to Understand What’s Happening in Syria

With Syria in the news, I thought it would be useful to post a blog highlighting books about the experiences of ordinary people in that country. These titles are intended for a general audience and don’t require any background knowledge. Alternatively, our consortium has three DVDs available, previously featured on PBS, that provide an accessible overview of Syria’s ongoing civil war.

Books on TV: British Shows

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Books on TV is back! It has been awhile since I’ve written one of these posts, so I felt that it was time for another installment. This post will focus on British TV shows that are based off of books. Take a look at the list below and check out the shows and/or books with your FRVPLD library card today!

 

Album Obsession: Tourist in this Town by Allison Crutchfield

As a huge fan of pop music on the depressive end of the spectrum, nothing quite piques my interest like the words “break up album.”  This year already seems like a stellar year for the genre, featuring promising entries from the likes of Ryan Adams and the Dirty Projectors.  Allison Crutchfield solo debut,

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