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Are You a Librarian or a Rock Star?

Several months ago I came across a blog post in the online version of the Guardian titled “How the Brontës Divide Humanity” by Imogen Russell Williams.

I need to replace the oil pressure switch in my truck, but the Chilton's manual for my vehicle is checked out. Do you have another way I can find auto repair instructions?

Yes, the library has a database called the Auto Repair Reference Center that provides repair information from the Chilton Total Car Care Series. It covers vehicles from 1945 to the present, both domestic and imports. This info includes repair instructions, wiring schematics, technical bulletins, and labor time estimates. You can access the ARRC in our Research & Learn section via the Alphabetical List of Databases.

Film Adaptations: Winners, Losers, and a Draw by Nick

No doubt you’ve participated in the eternal discussion as any avid, passionate reader has: which is better? Should I see the movie or read the book? Was the filmmaker hopeless or inspired? Did they lose the plot in favor of cheap CGI thrills? Below are some notables that stand out.

The Winners:

Do you want to increase your vocabulary? The library has just the thing to boost your verbal skills!

The library's Verbalearn database is a great way to learn new words and increase your language abilities. Verbalearn first tests what you know by asking a series of multiple choice questions about the definitions and synonyms of several words. As you answer the questions, it keeps track of which terms you've missed and which you've answered correctly. You can review the missed words via a study list to help you remember the new vocabulary.

The Book of Love by Rebecca

Geek alert! Two of my favorite things have come together: Dictionaries and David Levithan ! David Levithan is an author, editorial director at Scholastic, and founder of PUSH, an imprint that seeks and promotes new and original voices in teen literature. Levithan is most well known for his affirming, heartfelt, and quirky young adult novels like Boy Meets Boy .

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