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Entries Tagged as 'News from the Field'

Free eBooks for National Library Week April 13-20th

April 14th, 2014 · No Comments

Anyone with an Android, IOS, or Kindle Fire tablets can download and read over 20,000 quality titles for free at
Total Boox’ list of ebooks includes an array of fiction and nonfiction titles bearing imprints of the world’s premier publishers, including O’Reilly, FW Media, Sourcebooks, Other Press, Elsevier, Red Wheel Weiser, Berrett-Koehler, Open-Road, and many [...]

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Community Education Project Launched by Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

April 10th, 2014 · No Comments

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), in coordination with its national and local partners, is developing a strategy to help public libraries become the go-to source for unbiased financial education and resources in their communities.  Why libraries?  Consumers may not know where to turn for unbiased help when facing a financial decision or problem and the [...]

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A Conversation with Teens, Parents, Teachers and Caregivers – Rape or Regret?

April 9th, 2014 · No Comments

On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at 6 PM, there will be a free showing of the video “Rape or Regret? A Jury’s Dilemma” at the Saratoga Film Forum, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. This viewing, facilitated by staff from Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services, is part of the 2014 “Humanitarian Games” program developed by Youth2, [...]

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Celebrate Screen Free Week, May 5-11

April 3rd, 2014 · No Comments

Screen-Free Week (SFW) is an annual, international celebration when child care, schools, families and community groups pledge to spend seven days without entertainment on a screen (TV, Handhelds, Computers)  This is an opportunity to rediscover the joys of life beyond the screen; an opportunity for libraries to fill the gap during these 7 days.

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Tags: Library Information · News from the Field · Outreach