Peter's blog

Election day is coming up, and I want to learn more about what's on the ballot. Where can I go for information of the candidates and state questions?

We have a collection of useful links in the Research & Learn portion of our website that will lead you to more information on the 3 presidential candidates, lists of candidates for state office, and the 7 state questions on the ballot coming up on November 8th, as well as general voting information such as how to find out if you are registered to vote and where your polling place is located.

My Lawn Equipment Needs Some Work But I've Lost The Service Manuals. Does The Library Have Any Information On Small Engine Repair?

Yes, we have a database specifically for small engine repair that covers lawn mowers and trimmers, as well as other machines like ATVs, boat motors, tractors, motorcycles and more. Go to our Research & Learn tab, click on the alphabetical list, and look for Small Engine Repair. Select the type of machine you have and look for its make and model. The repair and maintenance information is given in a pdf format.

I want to become more informed about recent events and issues on a national and global scale. What are some good resources to use?

The library has two databases, World News Digest and Issues & Controversies, that are great for learning about current events and contemporary political and social topics. World News Digest focuses more on newspaper articles and stories, and allows you to search for pieces by time period (back to the 1940s) and country. Issues & Controversies deals with particular issues, providing in depth analysis and giving information on both sides of con

School Is Back In Session, And That Means Homework Is On The Horizon. Here Are Some Resources To Help Your Child Study.

The library has multiple tools your child can use when it comes to doing homework and learning study skills. First, we have an online service called Homework Help Now, which provides online homework assistance with a live tutor for subjects like math, science, writing, and social studies. All tutors are certified and are available from 2-11pm daily.

I Need To Replace The Starter In My Car. Do You Have Any Online Auto Repair Resources?

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 1954 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.