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January 2014 Issue

  1. Introduction
  2. Presidents and Their First Ladies, Dramatically Speaking: Woodrow, Ellen, and Edith Wilson
  3. 2014 Read Together, Palm Beach County: One Book, One Community: The Five Books
  4. Human Trafficking: Combating Modern Slavery
  5. Ebsco A-Z - "The Green Button"
  6. Quick Byte: Foundation Directory Online

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Books & Bytes!

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Presidents and Their First Ladies, Dramatically Speaking: Woodrow, Ellen, and Edith Wilson

Not only was Woodrow Wilson a scholar, professor, writer, and Nobel Peace Prize-winner, but he was a man who loved his family deeply. His wife of 30 years, Ellen Louise Axson, inspired him through his career in education and helped him to become the 28th president of the United States. Her untimely death during his first term almost caused him to resign. Yet, he found another helpmate in Edith Bolling Galt, who guided him through a second term as president where he faced severe illness and the ravages of the Great War.

The story of Woodrow's time in the White House with his first wife Ellen, and then with his second wife Edith, is brought to life by the veteran acting and writing team of husband and wife William and Sue Wills. Their engaging performance is a must-see for history buffs, students, and anyone interested in human-interest stories.

Seating for this free, one-hour program is limited. Preregistration begins Wed, Jan 08 at 10:00 am, by phone, in person, or online by visiting pbclibrary.org/presidents-2014*. (60 min.)

*A valid email address is required for online registration. Email address is used to deliver confirmation receipt of your reservation.

Schedule of Performances

2014 Read Together, Palm Beach County: One Book, One Community:
The Five Books

A panel of expert staff will share information and insights about each of the five nominated books, one of which the public will choose as "The Book" the community will read together. (60 min.) Preregister.
2014 Nominations

Everyone is encouraged to vote for their favorite title from Jan 13 to Feb 07. To cast your ballot, stop by any Palm Beach County Library System location, or go to http://readtogether.palmbeachpost.com/. The Read Together campaign is an initiative of the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County in partnership with other libraries, businesses, and organizations throughout the county. To find out more about Read Together or the Literacy Coalition, visit http://www.literacypbc.org/programs/read-together-palm-beach-county/

Human Trafficking: Combating Modern Slavery

Human trafficking is a growing problem in Palm Beach County. In observance of Human Trafficking Awareness Month in January, a speaker from the Human Trafficking Coalition of the Palm Beaches will shed light on what is being done about this issue and what services are available to victims of this horrific crime.
(60 min.) Preregister.

Discover Material About Human Trafficking

Ebsco A-Z - "The Green Button"

It seems like such a simple question. Can I get Dance Magazine at the Library? What about The SciTech Lawyer?

There are several ways for you to get magazines at the Library. Sometimes you'll find a particular magazine at one branch but not at another. Sometimes none of the branches have print copies of the magazine, but you can access the magazine through one of our many library databases.

Luckily you can access a handy index to all of the Library's magazine content, whether it is in print at a library branch, or online through our online resources. The official name of this index is EBSCO A-Z, but all you need to remember is "the green button:" go to our website at www.pbclibrary.org, and look for the green button on the right side of the page that says Magazines and Newspapers. Click on that green button and you can start searching for the Library's magazines.

Type in Dance Magazine, and click on Search. You'll see that several branches have print copies. And you'll also see a list of online resources that you can access from the comfort of your recliner or work desk with your Library card. You can also find titles like Golf Magazine, Good Housekeeping, and Marie Claire, both in print at library branches and online in our library databases.

If you're looking for The SciTech Lawyer, you'll see that you won't find it in print at a branch, but you can still read it from your recliner in our online resource called Academic Onefile. A link from this page will bring you right to the database.

You can access thousands of print magazines and journals at our branches, and find thousands more online using our online resources. Remember the green button to see where you can find all of them!

To find the online magazine, you will need your library card number to access these and many other useful resources. Don't have a library card? Sign up now for a Temporary Research Access Code (TRAC) to immediately access most of the Library's electronic resources. Learn more about TRAC at http://edb.pbclibrary.org/TRAC/TRACFAQ.pdf.

Quick Byte: Foundation Directory Online

Did you know that the Main Library now offers extensive grantseeker resources as a member of the Foundation Center Funding Information Network? This is one of only three locations in the county where you can go, at no cost to access the Foundation Center's Foundation Directory Online (FDO), along with lots of other resources. You'll find that the Foundation Directory Online database includes information on almost 108,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities in the United States. Foundation Directory Online also has information on more than 4,000 corporate funders, over three million recently awarded grants, and keyword-searchable database of over one million grantmaker IRS Forms. You'll also find a useful mapping tool to pinpoint where grantmakers give the most. All of the information included in Foundation Directory Online has been gathered from IRS information, grantmaker websites, annual reports, and various other sources.

Access to FDO is currently available at the Main Library on Summit Boulevard. For more information, check out the Nonprofit Resources page on the website www.pbclibrary.org. Ready to begin your research? Sign up for our free workshop, "Introduction to Finding Funders," on Jan 14, by calling (561) 233-2600.

Until Next Time

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Wed, Jan 01, for
New Year's Day,
and on Mon, Jan 20, for
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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