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September 2018 Issue

  1. Introduction
  2. Hispanic Heritage Month
  3. Know the Issues
  4. Book-A-Librarian
  5. Quickbyte: Bookly

Welcome to the September Issue of
Books & Bytes!

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Hispanic Heritage Month

The Palm Beach County Library System invites you to the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. We celebrate our community’s cultural diversity, the beautiful traditions of Latin American countries, and the contributions Hispanics have made to American society. Join us for a wide variety of events for the entire family. Check the calendar for special events at your local branch. Events offered in English and Spanish. Sponsored by the Friends of the Palm Beach County Library System.

Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff Celebration

Apertura del mes de la herencia hispana

Main Library
Sat, Sep 08, 2:00 pm
Sábado, 08 de septiembre, 2:00 pm

Enjoy lively performances by Wayna: Music of the Andes with music from Ecuador, Perú and Bolivia, and a Peruvian folkloric dance by the Marinera Kids. (2 hr.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

Wayna, Música de los Andes, ofrecerá un repertorio de música tradicional y contemporánea de Ecuador, Perú y Bolivia. Y el grupo folclórico de niños, Los Marineritos, ofrecerá una demostración del baile tradicional del Perú, “La Marinera.” (2 hr.) Se requiere registrarse.

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Know the Issues

Be an educated voter! Todd Bonlarron, Assistant County Administrator, provides a clear explanation of state constitutional amendments and local questions on this year's ballot. (60 min.) Preregister.

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One of the most valuable assets of the Library System is the professional research knowledge of our librarians. These professionals are available to assist you through the Book-A-Librarian service. Through years of education and experience, these individuals know the best sources to use to gather the most accurate information in the most efficient manner. Based on their unique training and individual interests they can assist you with a variety of topics ranging from starting a business, finding information about a doctor or medical condition, or basic help with your college research paper.

Perhaps you need help getting started with researching your family history and are not sure how to navigate through the powerful online research service, Ancestry Library Edition. You can schedule to meet with a library genealogy expert to show you how to find out about your history.

In addition to our research librarians, many of our library specialists are experts using the latest technology. They are available to help you use your new iPad or e-reader so that you can download music, audiobooks or videos for the Library collection, or to help you FaceTime with your grandchildren. Whatever your needs we are here to help you feel comfortable using your mobile device.

Our services are not just for mobile devices; we can also help you learn to use Microsoft Office software. You can also learn to access any number of our other online resources like Lynda.com or LearningExpress to help you change career paths or learn new skills.

You can schedule time to meet with one of our research professionals. Services vary by branch - some locations offer specific times where you can drop in or schedule a time with a specialist to help you with a specific research topic.

Book-A-Librarian at your local branch.


Bookly is an app that helps you track your books, read more and improve your reading over time. Scan your books or search for them online to add them to the app. From there you can track to whom you lend them, add favorite quotes and thoughts, and see insightful data that can help you improve or read even more.

Reading can be done in real time as a daily workout, just start a new reading session, and we will take care of the rest.

To keep your focus you can add goals or just simply try to unlock all achievements.

Until Next Time

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Mon, Sep 03,
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