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Introducing Tech Tips: Using tabs in your internet browser

While our in-person programs are on hold during the library's Service Level 2, we're launching a new digital learning series called Tech Tips. In biweekly ...
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Child and adult playing ukulele

Discover & explore for grade schoolers: Hip hop speaks to children

By Middle School Services Librarian Jose Cruz Have you checked out one of our Discovery Kits lately? One of the sections is Art and Music, ...
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Miss Shelley with core board

Virtual learning & fun for early learners: Take a brain & body break

By Children's Librarian Shelley Harris Welcome back and happy autumn! Recently, Miss Jenny shared a book about a day that should have been exciting and ...
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Pile of small American flags and I Voted buttons

We suggest: Books about voting & democracy

By Collection Management Librarian Kathy Sexton Books about voting and democracy tend to spike during an election year. This year is no different. These recent ...
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Restorative Justice Conference 2019 Community Committee

All October: Participate in the virtual Restorative Justice Conference

Participants in the 2019 Restorative Justice Conference at the Main Library, including the community committee who co-planned and ran the three-day event. This year's conference ...
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Honoring Hispanic Heritage Month

Pictured above: Detail of Maíz Flor Serpiente/ Flower Maize Serpent commissioned digital art work by the Indigenous Design Collection, 2015. (Smithsonian Latino Center) A celebration ...
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Parent and child with computer

How we’re partnering ‘to develop young minds’ during COVID-19

Early Childhood Community Engagement Specialists Jenny Jackson (pictured) and Nora Sanchez led weekly live virtual storytimes with incoming kindergartners in the Ready, Set, Kindergarten! program ...
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‘I returned items. Why are they still showing up on my account?’

Seeing items on your online account that you already returned? Getting notifications that you think you shouldn't? Is “DELINQUENT” displaying on your self-checkout screen? Don't ...
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