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W.E.B. Du Bois and the March on Washington
This week, the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington received much media coverage. Also 50 years ago this week, on the day before the March, civil rights pioneer W.E.B. Du Bois died in Ghana. A founding member of the NAACP and author of Black Reconstruction in America and The Souls of Black Folk, he was honored at the March by a moment of silence. The Cleveland Plain Dealer has published a tribute to him online.
posted Aug 30, 2013 by Keven L. Category: Magazines/Newspapers

Stereomood can be described as the "mood ring" of Internet music sites. Put how you're feeling into the searchbar, and it will play music appropriate to your mood. Or just pick one of the mood categories listed to start your music. There's even a "Mood Flip" button!
posted Aug 30, 2013 by Jeanne BR Category: Music

WordReference Forums
WordReference Forums is a great place to pose your vocabulary, slang or grammar questions to native speakers or students of the language you are learning as well as sharing your own knowledge. You also get tips on regionalisms and context. WRF covers a wide range of languages. Give it a try!
posted Aug 27, 2013 by Rachel S. Category: Language Learning

Landscaping - Do It Yourself
Cover Art Library databases, such as MasterFile Premier, can help research and plan do-it-yourself methods for maintaining or improving your home's curb appeal. You'll gain access to thousands of periodicals and reference books on subjects such as lawn care, flower beds, shrubbery, and soil.
posted Aug 26, 2013 by Holly R. Category: Home/Garden

Technical Training
Hennepin Technical College and Hired are partnering again to provide another M-powered training opportunity.This is a chance to earn some industry credentials,18 college credits toward a 2 year machining degree and get work readiness training and job search assistance from HIRED.
posted Aug 26, 2013 by Mary L. Category: Jobs/Careers

MNsure Minnesota's Health Insurance Marketplace
Enrollment begins October 1, 2013. Simplifies your search by gathering all options available in your area in one place. Compare plans based on price, benefits, quality and other features important to individuals, families and small businesses. Learn more at MNsure.
posted Aug 24, 2013 by Anne D. Category: Health/Wellness

And They're Off!
Cover Art Have a little one heading off to school? Help your child make the transition with a book (or a few!) from our back-to-school book list. For older children, be sure to check out our resources for grown ups and our great collection of databases and websites for homework help.
posted Aug 23, 2013 by Erin C. Category: Parenting/Child Care

Fairs and Festivals in Minnesota
Find Fairs and Festivals in Minnesota from Minnesota Explorer.
posted Aug 22, 2013 by Linda P. Category: Minnesota

View today's top science news
with ScienceDaily, updated every 15 minutes.
posted Aug 22, 2013 by Gail M. Category: Science

March on Washington 50th Anniversary
The Library of Congress is commemorating the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom with an exhibition that opens Aug. 28, fifty years after the historic day when 250,000 people participated in the demonstration for civil rights. Learn more about the ongoing legacy of this important event by following the series, Inside the March on Washington: A Time for Change from the Library of Congress Blog.
posted Aug 21, 2013 by Andrea S. Category: Government Information

Needlecrafters Wanted
Cover Art On August 27, the Nokomis Library invites men and women of all ages to bring your own needles and yarn (or other needlecrafts) to the Fearless and Friendly Knitting group. You'll make new friends while creating your own handmade masterpieces! Learn how to knit or practice new techniques.
Sponsored by Friends of the Nokomis Library.
posted Aug 19, 2013 by Holly R. Category: Home/Garden

Get your workout at the State Fair
The "Great Minnesota Get-Together", August 22 - September 2, is a fun-filled destination for everyone, and with 320 acres and hundreds of things to see and do, your pedometer will be racking up the steps all day long.
If your preference is for a stroll down memory lane, our Fair's history has been beautifully documented in several books available at the Library.
posted Aug 15, 2013 by Kay D. Category: Sports/Recreation

Get Ready for MnSure
Enrollment for MnSure begins on October 1, but you can start finding answers to your questions about health coverage now. Find out how it will work, calculate your cost, and read answers to frequently asked questions.
posted Aug 14, 2013 by Susan L. Category: Social Issues

Watch Video from the Library
Explore streaming video and video available for download with your Hennepin County Library card. Browse the latest DVDs ordered by the Library for adults, teens and children, and watch Library instructional videos on YouTube and Vimeo.
posted Aug 13, 2013 by Dulcey H. Category: Technology

Getting Ready for Kindergarten
Transitioning to Kindergarten for children and parents may be a little easier after consulting the Minneapolis Public Schools brochure on school readiness. Find out about: early childhood screening, activities to enhance learning, necessary immunizations, choosing a school, tips for a smooth passage from home to school and what children do in a typical classroom. Translation assistance available in Spanish, Somali and Hmong.
posted Aug 12, 2013 by Mary L. Category: Education/Libraries

Mother-Baby HopeLine
Call 612-873-HOPE (4673) for free telephone support for families experiencing mental health stress related to pregnancy, having a new baby, or parenting children ages 0 to 3 years old. Learn more about the Mother-Baby Program at HCMC.
posted Aug 7, 2013 by Anne D. Category: Health/Wellness

Learn Languages Online
Tell Me More provides language instruction in English, French, German, Spanish, Latin American Spanish, Italian and Dutch. Quickly learn words and phrases in over 70 languages with Transparent Language Online. Learn while having fun--Zon is a multiplayer virtual environment designed to teach Chinese language and culture through gameplay.
posted Aug 7, 2013 by DJ Category: Cultures/Diversity

Earth As Art
The National Space and Aeronautics Administration (NASA) now has a collection of eBooks available to download to your computer or to most reading devices. Check out Earth As Art, a collection of stunning images from five U.S. Earth-observing satellites. A print copy is also available at the Minneapolis Central Library.
posted Aug 6, 2013 by Andrea S. Category: Government Information

Access Is More Fashionable Than Ownership
Cover Art Sharing, lending, bartering, trading and swapping goods builds trust between strangers, and disrupts patterns of consumer behavior, says an article in a new, local magazine called Thirty Two.
posted Aug 5, 2013 by Holly R. Category: Home/Garden

PCs for People
PCs for People is a driving force behind Minnesota's attempt to provide home computer access to those in need. Other resources offer low cost internet for those who qualify. See also Free Geek Twin Cities for volunteer opportunities refurbishing computers.
posted Aug 3, 2013 by Jim M. Category: Consumer Information

Repair & Care
Look at Cars.com to verify the going rates for car service in your area.
posted Aug 2, 2013 by Jerry B. Category: Automotive

Research 101
Searching for a topic for your next term paper, why not consider this valuable library tool. Whether you're interested in the latest information on immigration, health care reform, childhood poverty, this resource provides full-text articles from a variety of magazines,
newspapers, and encyclopedias. Regardless of your topic, this is a good place to start your research.
posted Aug 1, 2013 by Denis M. Category: News/Weather

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