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May 2013 Issue

   
  1. Introduction
  2. National Mental Health Month!
  3. May is Haitian Heritage Month!
  4. 3M Cloud Library Starting May 06
  5. Auto Repair Reference Center
  6. Quick Byte: Free Computer Classes at Your Library

Welcome to the May Issue of Books & Bytes!

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National Mental Health Month

Mental Health Month

The Palm Beach County Library System recognizes the importance of providing information to the community regarding mental health issues. With that in mind, we are offering free programs and informational displays in partnership with the Boynton Beach Mental Health Initiative during National Mental Health Month.

Programs

“Girl, Interrupted” – Book Discussion
Join a lively discussion of Susanna Kaysen's compelling memoir which explores her struggle with depression. Preregister.

Thu, May 09, 1:30 pm
Greenacres Branch
3750 Jog Rd., Greenacres
Phone: 641-9100

Life Beyond Your Eating Disorder
As documented in her book “Life Beyond Your Eating Disorder: Reclaim Yourself, Regain Your Health, Recover for Good,” Johanna S. Kandel founder and CEO of The Alliance for Eating Disorders, will share her struggle with and recovery from an eating disorder. (90 min.) Preregister.

Tue, May 14, 2:00 pm
Main Library
3650 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach
Phone: 233-2600

Tue, May 21, 2:30 pm
Royal Palm Beach Branch
500 Civic Center Way, Royal Palm Beach
Phone: 790-6030

Loving the Skin You’re In
Sharon Glynn, Director of Programming for The Alliance for Eating Disorders, will discuss the importance of self-esteem and a positive body image in the treatment of and recovery from an eating disorder. She will also cover information from the book “Life Beyond Your Eating Disorder: Reclaim Yourself, Regain Your Health, Recover for Good” by Johanna Kandel. (90 min.)

Thu, May 09, 6:00 pm
Acreage Branch
15801 Orange Blvd., Loxahatchee
Phone: 681-4100

Tue, May 14, 2:00 pm
West Boynton Branch
9451 Jog Rd., Boynton Beach
Phone: 734-5556

Displays

Special book displays with free brochures, pamphlets, and other information from the Boynton Beach Mental Health Initiative and other mental health organizations will be available at all library locations during the month of May.

May Is Haitian Heritage Month!

This month, we celebrate Haitian Heritage Month to honor Palm Beach County’s largest immigrant group, which has shown huge growth in the past decade. Since 2001, Palm Beach County has held celebrations for Haitian Heritage Month in May, a month which incorporates the important holiday of Haitian Flag Day on May 18. This May, we invite you to enjoy several cultural programs throughout the county, including a Dance Performance with the Nicole Moreta School of Dance from Toussaint L’Overtoure High School, “Crik? Crak!” Storytelling with Maude Heurtelou, and a very special Haitian Creole story time held at various branches.

Haitian Heritage Dance Performance
Enjoy traditional Haitian dance and music, provided by the Nicole Moreta School of Dance from Toussaint L’Ouverture High School. (60 min.)

Sun, May 19, 3:00 pm
Dimanch, 19 Mai, 3:00 pm
Lantana Road Branch
4020 Lantana Rd., Lake Worth
Phone: 304-4500

CRIK?  CRAK!
Haitian Stories with Maude Heurtelou
Children and their parents will enjoy traditional Haitian "Crik? Crak!" tales, participate in folkloric dance, and discover the arts and crafts of Haiti, as well as unknown aspects of the Haitian culture. All ages. (45 min.) Preregister.

Tue, May 14, 6:30 pm
Madi, 14 Mai, 6:30 pm
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
5689 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
Phone: 233-1880

Tue, May 21, 6:30 pm
Madi, 21 Mai, 6:30 pm
Lantana Road Branch
4020 Lantana Rd., Lake Worth
Phone: 304-4500

Thu, May 23, 6:30 pm
Vandredi, 23 Mai, 6:30 pm
West Boynton Branch
9451 Jog Rd., Boynton Beach
Phone: 734-5556

Creole Story Time / Istwa Kreyòl
Join us for a special Bilingual Creole Story Time in recognition of Haitian Heritage Month. Ages 2-5. (30 min.) Jwenn ak nou pou yon tan espesyal bileng kreyòl istwa nan rekonesans mwa du Ayisyen. Nap aksepte timoun nan laj 2-5. (30 min.)

Sat, May 04, 3:30 pm
Samdi, 04 Mai, 3:30 pm
Lantana Road Branch
4020 Lantana Rd., Lake Worth
Phone: 304-4500

Tue, May 07, 6:30 pm
Madi, 07 Mai, 6:30 pm
Greenacres Branch
3750 Jog Rd., Greenacres
Phone: 641-9100

Sat, May 18, 3:30 pm
Samdi, 18 Mai, 3:30 pm
West Boynton Branch
9451 Jog Rd., Boynton Beach
Phone: 734-5556

3M Cloud Library Starting May 06

3M Cloud Service

The Palm Beach County Library System expands eBook services with the addition of the 3M Cloud Library on May 06.

The 3M Cloud Library service takes a streamlined approach to eBook lending, simplifying the checkout and transfer processes through the use of the 3M Cloud Library app. To begin reading, you simply download the app, enter your library card number, and select the titles of your choice from the collection. Due to distribution agreements between 3M and publishers, this new service offers eBook titles not available through our current eBook service, OverDrive.

The 3M Cloud Library app will be available May 06, for download from the iTunes Store, Google Play, and the NOOK Apps Storefront, and the serviceís eBooks are compatible with PCs, iPads, iPhones, iPod Touch, NOOK Tablets, Android devices, and Kobo, Sony, and NOOK e-readers. Using these devices, you can browse, check out and read eBooks, all without leaving the 3M Cloud Library app. The service is not compatible with most Kindle models, but Kindle Fire users may opt to sideload the Android version of the 3M Cloud Library app to their devices.

3M first launched its Cloud Library eLending system in early 2012 with the St. Paul Public Library in Missouri. The Palm Beach County Library joins over 80 library systems across the country that now offer the 3M Cloud Library, including libraries in Michigan, Colorado, New York, and North Carolina.

Visit our site Monday to download apps and use this new resource.

Auto Repair Reference Center

Auto Repair Reference Center Logo

Handymen, and women, have been visiting the Library for years to check out car repair manuals for all makes and models. What you might not know is that the Library also has access to a fantastic online resource with all of the great information that you are accustomed to finding in these familiar print resources.

Auto Repair Reference Center

This database contains do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, TSBs, and updates are added to the product on a regular basis.

With content from some of the most recognized repair manual publishers, such as Nichols and Delphi, ARRC covers more than 37,000 vehicles and dates back to 1945. Whether youíre a professional mechanic or a backyard tinkerer, this resource is sure to meet your needs.

Hereís just some of what you have access to as a Palm Beach County Library System cardholder:

  • Coverage of more than 37,000 vehicles from 1945 to the present.
  • Millions of drawings and step-by-step photographs.
  • Approximately 110,000 technical service bulletins and recalls.
  • Over 180,000 enhanced wiring diagrams for easy viewing and printing.
  • Specifications and maintenance schedules.
  • Labor Time Guide and Estimator.
  • Video overviews of auto systems with AutoIQ.
  • Quick Tips (a complete guide to vehicle ownership and maintenance).
  • Ability to email high-quality PDF records.
  • Diagnostic information.
  • Unique, user-friendly interface.

If your car is just too far gone for one more repair, donít despair! We also have online access to the ever-popular Consumer Reports, with invaluable research and reviews for so many products, including new and used automobiles.

The link to our e-resources is http://www.pbclibrary.org/online-research. Input your library card to access these and many other useful resources. Donít have a library card? Sign up now for a Temporary Research Access Code (TRAC) to immediately access most of the libraryís electronic resources. Learn more about TRAC at http://www.pbclibrary.org/pdf/tracfaq.pdf.

Quick Byte: Free Computer Classes at Your Library

Quick Byte: Free Computer Classes at Your Library

Did you know that, on average, there are approximately 140 computer and technology-related classes being offered in the Palm Beach County Library System each month? There are workshops for people who have never used a computer before, for those who want to improve their skills, and for people who are interested in learning about new technology. There are classes on word processing and other office applications, email, using the Internet, and more — including workshops on Cyber Security, social media, and image editing, and all are offered at no cost to participants.

And now, using the new www.pbclibrary.org website, itís easier than ever to find out what is being offered. Our website now has a searchable events calendar where patrons can filter by the type of program that theyíre looking for (in this case, Computer Class), then view a calendar that displays all the computer workshops being offered at library branches throughout the county. You can preregister for classes by calling the branch or stopping by the information desk.

So donít let a lack of computer knowledge frustrate you. Check out the calendar today, sign up for a free class, and improve your skills.

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Memorial Day

The Palm Beach County Library System will be closed on Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day.
No material will be due that day.

 
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