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Scanned 19th and 20th century newspapers
Scanned issues of an interesting mix of 19th and 20th century newspapers, from L'Avant-Garde to The Yukon Sun, and even including The Mouse River Farmers Press, can be found at Google News.
posted Jan 31, 2013 by Keven L. Category: Magazines/Newspapers

Authentic Government Information
When searching for full-text government information, remember to try FDsys: Federal Digital System from the U.S. Government Printing Office. This system provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government. Browse the collections to see what years are covered for each publication title.
posted Jan 31, 2013 by Andrea S. Category: Government Information

What Employers Want
Recently state agencies and employers held meetings to discuss what employers most value in prospective employees. The intent was to find better ways to prepare people for careers. Their findings may also help current job seekers to prepare better resumes and responses to interview questions.
posted Jan 29, 2013 by Mary L. Category: Jobs/Careers

Selling to Hennepin County
If you are a business that is thinking about selling a product or service to the Hennepin County government check here to see how the process works and acquire a few tips for winning the bid.
posted Jan 28, 2013 by Kim P. Category: Small Business

HCL has eBook classes
Register now for our eBook classes - we'll be covering the basics on how to find, checkout, and download books.
posted Jan 28, 2013 by Dulcey H. Category: Technology

Eagle Programs
The Raptor Center is offering many public programs in the coming months on bald eagles. Free, informal tours of the Center are offered most weekends throughout the year. The Raptor Center, part of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the Uof M, is an internationally renowed education facility.
posted Jan 28, 2013 by Roberta R. Category: Science

Home Repair Tips
Cover Art Family Handyman's website features DIY projects for home repair including interior repairs, exterior repairs and vehicle repairs.
posted Jan 28, 2013 by Holly R. Category: Home/Garden

Representing Yourself
If you are considering representing yourself in a Minnesota District Court without a lawyer, the state judicial branch's Self-Help Center is highly recommended.
posted Jan 24, 2013 by Roger L. Category: Law/Courts

Edible Landscapes
Cover Art Join a Master Gardener on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 6-7:30 p.m., at the East Lake Library, to learn the how-tos of edible landscaping. Fruits, vegetables, berries and edible flowers can easily become a part of your home landscape design. Registration required, begins Jan 22. Register online or call 612-543-8425. Presented in collaboration with Hennepin County Master Gardeners, University of Minnesota Extension.
posted Jan 21, 2013 by Holly R. Category: Home/Garden

Tax season opens January 30th
The IRS is working to update forms and procedures that have been affected by the last minute changes to tax laws in the American Taxpayer Relief Act, passed on January 2. The target date to begin processing returns is January 30.

posted Jan 19, 2013 by Carrie B. Category: Current Events

Nextstep Sustainable Communities
Nextstep Sustainable Communities Features of this Minnesota site include: searching for over 1,000 resources related to sustainability through regular or "action" searches, reviewing topic pages where top resources have been listed, posting and learning about jobs related to sustainability, posting sustainability-related events and reviewing the events calendar, adding the user's name to the online member directory and searching for others with similar interests, reviewing case studies, and more!
posted Jan 16, 2013 by Linda P. Category: Minnesota

Applying for Financial Aid?
FAFSA on the Web is the place to start for getting organized, printing and completing forms and submitting your application online for the 2013-2014 school year. Apply as early as possible after January 1 of each year. Libraries no longer distribute paper forms.
posted Jan 16, 2013 by Andrea S. Category: Education/Libraries

eBook Basics Classes
Did you receive an eReader during the holidays? The Library has thousands of fiction and nonfiction eBooks for adults and children. Learn how to search for, select, download and use eBooks at free classes.
posted Jan 15, 2013 by Dulcey H. Category: Technology

Check out KidLinks
Learn about books & reading, education, online safety and parenting & childcare for school age children in our section called for grownups on KidLinks, our website for students ages 6-12.
posted Jan 15, 2013 by Jody W. Category: Parenting/Child Care

Presidential Inauguration Jan. 21, 2013
"Faith in America's Future" is the 2013 Inaugural theme. The 20th Amendment changed the beginning of a Presidential term from March 4 to January 20. When this date falls on Sunday, the public inaugural ceremony is held the following Monday. This means President Obama's second inauguration will coincidence with the Martin Luther King holiday on January 21, 2013.
posted Jan 15, 2013 by Andrea S. Category: Government Information

Small Space Vegetable Gardening
Cover Art On Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Champlin Library, a Master Gardener shares how you can create highly productive flower and vegetable gardens in small spaces. Learn to plan your space, use trellises, containers, wide-row or square-row, rounded beds and raised beds. Registration required; begins Jan. 15.
Register online or call 612-543-6250. Presented in collaboration with Hennepin County Master Gardeners, University of Minnesota Extension.

posted Jan 14, 2013 by Holly R. Category: Home/Garden

What to do about the Flu
From the Minnesota Dept. of Health and learn more at flu.gov website.
posted Jan 11, 2013 by Anne D. Category: Health/Wellness

Something is Missing
With the war in Afghanistan coming to an end, the subject of overseas conflicts no longer made the top news stories for 2012. During the past year the public seemed to be more concerned with economic issues rather than foreign affairs.
posted Jan 10, 2013 by Denis Mclaughlin Category: News/Weather

Vietnamese New Year at the Library
Kick off the Year of the Snake. Celebrate Tet: Vietnamese New Year at various library locations. Learn unicorn moves and drumming to drive off bad luck. Listen to zodiac tales, watch and dance along with a cultural dance group, and enjoy a martial arts demonstration. Feel free to attend in traditional clothing. This project is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Presented in collaboration with Hung Vuong Association of Minnesota.
posted Jan 10, 2013 by Phuoc T. Category: Cultures/Diversity

National Skating Month
In January US Figure Skating, USA Hockey, and US Speed Skating all celebrate National Skating Month. Enjoy skating at many sites in Minneapolis and throughout the metro area; just Google your community name and ice skating.
posted Jan 10, 2013 by Kay D. Category: Sports/Recreation

ActionBioscience is a non-commercial, educational web site created to promote bioscience literacy. There are peer reveiwed articles and links covering six different topic areas. The Educator Resources section has lesson plans and teaching strategies for middle school through high school grades. Site is also available in Spanish.
posted Jan 9, 2013 by Roberta R. Category: Science

Guns and Violence
Learn more about the arguments for and against gun control with Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Search for the "Guns and Violence" topic. Also included are recent newpaper and magazine articles on what causes violence and opinions on how to prevent it.
posted Jan 8, 2013 by Susan L. Category: Social Issues

Play games with the Language Learning Library
Games and quizzes to make language learning more fun!
posted Jan 8, 2013 by Rachel S. Category: Language Learning

Let tech help you with taxes
Libraries don't have tax forms yet, but most forms and instructions are available online 24/7 through the Minnesota Department of Revenue and the IRS. For more information on tax forms, contact information, taxpayer assistance and additional resources, see the Taxes link in our Government Information subject guide.
posted Jan 7, 2013 by Dulcey H. Category: Technology

New Genealogy Database
Genealogy Connect provides access to over 1500 genealogy resources including histories and records of Native American tribes, the colonial period, American immigration, and works tracing noble ancestry. Includes articles on getting started, tips for creating your family tree, and more.
posted Jan 7, 2013 by DJ Category: Genealogy

Wolfgang Mozart
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born 257 years ago in Salzburg Austria on January 27, 1756. A child prodigy, he composed hundreds of pieces in a wide range of compositional styles. For more information about his compositions and life, check the Mozart Project online.
posted Jan 7, 2013 by Jean B. Category: Music

Laws passed by 112th Congress
Are you wondering what laws were passed by the 112th (2011-2012) Congress? You can find a complete list of laws signed by President Obama by visiting Congress.gov.
posted Jan 7, 2013 by Andrea S. Category: Government Information

Vehicle Repair Estimate
Concerned about cost for vehicle repair? Get an estimate from AutoMD. Select vehicle, service and zip code.

posted Jan 5, 2013 by Jerry B. Category: Automotive

Smart Politics
The Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the U of MN has just compiled its Top Five "Smart Politics" reports of 2012.
posted Jan 4, 2013 by Paula F. Category: Politics/Elections

Top Genealogy Sites for 2012
FamilyTree's 101 Best Genealogy Websites for 2012 lists the Best Online Genealogy Tools, Best Old Map & Photo Websites for Genealogy, Best Websites for Genealogy Research in Military Records and more!
posted Jan 3, 2013 by DJ Category: Genealogy

Getting bombarded with unwanted phone solicitations?
Here's what you should know about the National Do Not Call Registry.
posted Jan 2, 2013 by Mary B. Category: Consumer Information

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