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eParachute - find the best career path for you

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Are you a recent graduate trying to decide what job and career path you want to take? Have you been working for awhile and now want to change careers but aren't sure which new career you want?  Are you a job seeker who just doesn't like the job options you've been looking at? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, eParachute may be super helpful for you!

Personalized Language Courses in Pronunciator

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Pronunciator is an online language learning platform that you can access for free with a valid FRVPLD library card.  You can access Pronunciator by going to the Research page on the library's website. Pronunciator now has a feature where you can work with them to create a personalized language learning course to fit your needs. Personalized courses can be created for people of all ages, from 0 to 65+. This is in addition to all of the other pre-made courses and content available in Pronunciator.

New Content in Vidcode

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This week, Vidcode added new content to the platform, which means there is now even more coding activities and projects you can do to learn Javascript. If you are not familiar with Vidcode, it is online platform geared towards students grades 3-12 (but anyone can use it!) where you can learn how to code using the Javascript programming language.

FAFSA Assistance with Brainfuse: HelpNow

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We are excited to share that Brainfuse has added a new feature to their HelpNow platform: FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) assistance! Brainfuse has always had live tutors available for assistance with various grade levels and subject areas, but they have now added tutors to help patrons fill out the FAFSA form. FAFSA is a program through the federal government, specifically the U.S. Department of Education, where current and prospective college students can fill out the form to determine eligibility for student financial aid.

Ask a Paleontologist

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Covert art of the book The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs by Steve BrusatteDo you love dinosaurs? Would you like to discuss the 'lost world' of dinosaurs with a leader in the field of paleontology? Join us for a discussion with paleontologist Steve Brusatte, author of The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World. Reading the book is not required to enjoy the program, but it is highly recommended!

Learning Javascript with Vidcode

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Vidcode is a fun, engaging online platform that patrons can use for free to learn how to code using Javascript. I'd previously written a blog post explaining how to access Vidcode and create and account, and I talked a little bit about what you can do in Vidcode. You can view that post by clicking here. Now I'd like to go a little more in-depth and show you some of the kinds of projects you can code with Vidcode.

New eResource: Scholastic Teachables

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We are excited to announce that we have added a new eResource called Scholastic Teachables! Scholastic Teachables provides thousands of free printable activity sheets, lesson plans, reading passages, and more. It also has games and puzzles, clip art, and bulletin board ideas. Content is available for PreK - 8th grade. This database is great for parents, teachers, homeschoolers and students. Scholastic Teachables is free to use with a valid library card and can be accessed from home.

 

Black Lives Matter

Juneteenth is a holiday celebrated every June 19 to commemorate the official end of slavery in the United States. 155 years later, we still see clearly that the end of slavery was not the end of racial inequality in this country. In honor of the approaching holiday and to recognize the racial injustices we see currently taking over the news, I’ve compiled a list of books you can find in our e-resources that are about the unique struggles of Black Americans, and what white people can do to be good allies.

Beat Boredom with Board Games: Tsuro

Bored? Games!

If you're staying at home and your eyes are turning red from staring at a screen all day, and you've run out of library books to read, consider playing a board game with family, roomates, yourself, or that ghost that just won't leave you alone. Board games are mentally stimulating, help us build problem solving and social skills. They're also FUN! (Duh...) 

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