Library corner: Wintertime options are available at your library
Feb 03, 2013 | 335 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Now that winter has settled in and there are days of rain and cold, it is nice to know that you can stay home and access your public library. You can check out Ebooks if you have an Ebook reader by using our R.E.A.D.S. program.

But even if you don’t have an Ebook reader you can search many of our Internet resources on your personal computer at home. If you decide you want to do some family research you can use Heritage Quest at home or even Fold3. These two research data bases will help you track census records.

Fold3 has additional information on Revolutionary War Pension Files, Civil War Pension Indexex, FBI Files, Naturalization Petitions and Declarations and Confederate Soldier Service Records. Perhaps you want some information about a country you are considering traveling to; you could use Country Watch and research current articles or statistics about that country.

The library subscribes to Learning Express Library which is one of the best online resources for test preparation and skill building. Rocket Languages will help you learn a new language for school, travel or just to expand your learning.

You don’t have to leave the comforts of your home to use many of the services your public library provides for its patrons. But if you do want to come here there are plenty of other things for you to do and check out. A full calendar of the library’s events is listed on the website.

Teens will be meeting for the monthly TAG meeting in the Teen Zone Feb. 4 at 4:30 p.m. If you are interested in planning Teen events or have suggestions for books you need to attend this advisory group.

“Ice Age: Continental Drift” will be shown Feb. 9 at 11 a.m. in the Community Room for Tweens, ages 6 through 12.

The library will be closed Feb. 18 for staff training day.

For more information about the library and its services, go to www.clevelandlibrary.org.