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Connect with FRVPLD on Goodreads

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FRVPLD now has a group on Goodreads! Come join library staff and fellow patrons to share your love of books!  If you’re not familiar with Goodreads, it is a free website where you can keep track of your reading, connect with other readers and reading groups, get reading recommendations, look at book reviews and ratings, and more.

New Features in Library Catalog

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We’ve recently added some new features in our library catalog: new releases and coming soon! These new features can be found right on the main page of the catalog. In the center of the page just below the search bar are four carousels that show newly released books at both Dundee and Randall Oaks. The four carousels are: New Adult Fiction Books, New Adult Nonfiction Books, New Children’s Fiction, Picture Books, and Easy Readers, and New Teen Books.

Learn a New Language for Free

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Are you interested in learning a new language? Looking to brush up on your language skills? Traveling to another country and want to learn some basics of their language and culture? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then Pronunciator is the perfect resource for you!

Lynda.com is Now Available

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We are excited to announce that we are now offering Lynda.com to all of our cardholders! Lynda.com is an online learning platform with over 6,600 courses covering hundreds of topics. Lynda.com can be accessed for free in the library or from home with a valid FRVPLD library card. The steps below show you how to access Lynda.com and then we’ll take a close look at the courses themselves.

 

STEAM Kits @ FRVPLD

 

FRVPLD now offers STEAM kits that patrons can check out for one week! 

STEAM Kits are an amazing resource that provide hands-on learning experiences for children in K-6th grades with an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math topics.  Every kit comes with a book, instructional guide, hands-on learning object, and possibly a DVD. 

Empty Nest: What's Next?

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From the moment our children are born, we know that someday they will leave us.  But we really don’t think that day will ever come.  Sending the first one off to college or out on their own is heart wrenching; but the last one, well, that changes everything.   

What are you going to do with all of your newly discovered spare time?  The Library is here to help! 

There's an App for That....Book?

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Have you read a self-help book and found it difficult to follow through with your commitment to make a change in your life?  In this age of technology, a number of iOS and Android apps have been developed as a companion to popular books.  These apps can be particularly helpful if the book advocates a lifestyle change such as a diet or a new way to organize your life.  

Here are a few of my favorite book/app pairings:

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