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I'm looking for work, but I'm stuck. I need help putting together a resume and finding job openings. Can the library help me?

Join us for Job Lab, a monthly open computer lab just for job seekers. Job Lab is offered at Martin Regional, Rudisill Regional, and Central Libraries. Upcoming dates for July:

Martin Regional Library, Computer Lab - 2601 S. Garnett Rd - July 18, 10 A.M.- Noon Central Library, Computer Training Room - 400 Civic Center July 25, 2-4 P.M. Rudisill Regional Library, Computer Lab - 1520 N. Hartford July 26, 1-3 P.M.

A Common Language by Rebecca

Have you ever experienced this as a reader? Every book you’re reading over a short period of time seems to be exploring the same issues, themes, or cultural touchstones. Maybe it’s not all that uncommon. Perhaps, certain readers tend to be drawn to books that explore specific themes. Still, the serendipitous experience feels like you’ve enrolled in a college seminar, with readings selected to help you understand and reflect upon social and cultural issues.

I own a small business and need to do some market research, but we don't have the time or the staff to do it effectively ourselves. Can the library help me with this type of research?

Yes we can, with a service called Research Wizard. Research Wizard is a specialized fee-based service that can help companies with in-depth research needs, such as market research, industry analysis, information on competitors, and more. This service is part of the library's Research Center, and is located on the 4th floor of the Central Library.

Stories of Summer, Stories of America by Nick

It’s true that baseball is no longer the most popular sport in America, that football has annexed that position; a sport where impossibly large men line up infinitesimally in the three point stance in the pantheon of America’s sports loving heart. But baseball embodies something more than a fading memory of the 1950’s and 60’s. The folklore of the Brooklyn Dodgers, the Shot Heard around the World, Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, and Hank Aaron has yet to be eclipsed by any other sport.

The Language of Loss by Rebecca

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion and Epilogue by Anne Roiphe were published just three years apart and address the devastating loss of the authors’ husbands. Didion expresses her purpose for writing about this period of her life:

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