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July 2018 Issue

  1. Introduction
  2. Libraries Rock!
  3. Book Club In a Bag
  4. Lynda.com
  5. Quickbyte: Airbnb

Welcome to the July Issue of
Books & Bytes!

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Libraries Rock!

The Drums of Noto Hanto by Fushu Daiko

In 1576, the people of Nabune, Japan cleverly saved their village by frightening the enemy away with masks, fires on the beach, and drums. Includes the science of sound, the language of Japanese taiko drumming, and learning rhythm patterns. All ages. (60 min.) Preregister.

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Musical Physical Education for You & Me With Patty Shukla

Sing and dance along with this high energy, musical experience! Ages 3 & up. (45 min.) Preregister.

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Kids' Music Circle

Sing, shake and play along with music specialist Noam Brown during this fun, engaging and 100% interactive Kids' Music Circle. Ages 2-11.
(45 min.) Preregister.

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Book Club In a Bag

It’s now a breeze to organize your monthly book club.

Simply search the catalog for titles, place a hold and visit your local branch to pick up Book Club In a Bag that has everything you need including 10 copies of the book, author information and discussion questions.

Keep the "Book Club In a Bag" for up to 60 days.

LARGE PRINT titles are available.


Lynda.com gives you access to more than 5,000 courses to help you unleash your full potential and learn new skills or enhance your current ones. You can learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional success.

Instructional video tutorials and courses can help you in subjects ranging from animation to filmmaking to programming languages like PHP and Python.

Lynda.com normally comes with a hefty price tag but with your library card you gain access to over 150,000 award- winning tutorial videos for free.

Click on Lynda.com and you’ll be taken to their website where you can create a profile. Type in your Library card number and create a secure password. Once you are signed up and logged in, you can start searching for the software or skills you want to learn. There are popular learning paths to a career as a Network Administrator, Graphic Designer, Photographer, Web Designer and many more.

You can also use Lynda.com to stay current with tips and tricks to make your work stand out. The site offers tools for business executives, new managers and those of you who are starting your first job search.

Quickbyte: Airbnb

Summer is the perfect time for a family vacation, but there is always the pesky question of where to stay. Will you and your family cram into a tiny hotel room? Or will you pay more to have a little extra room in a suite? A simple solution: Airbnb.

Airbnb offers you the ability to rent anything from a private room to an entire home. The difference is, you're renting from the individual who owns it, not a hotel or company, leaving the prices much more budget friendly.

Airbnb allows you to plan ahead for future trips. You can read reviews for each location, as well as see how past guests rated cleanliness, communication and overall value. You can narrow your search by price and type of home, how many beds or baths it has, and even choose your ammenities. Are you traveling with a pet? Need a place with a crib, kitchen, Wi-Fi or a hair dryer? Simply add those to your requirements.

On top of providing you with a great place to stay, Airbnb can suggest places to eat and activities to explore.

You can start your vacation online or on your phone with the app for either iPhone or Android.

Until Next Time

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