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Author: Crystal Miller

Yummy & Pocket-Friendly Recipes for Fair Food, Street Food & Lunch Boxes

Posted in Explore and Discover on August 24, 2021 at 6:00 am

By Crystal Miller This year’s Pig Out in the Park—the annual gathering for foodies and music lovers—has been cancelled, but you can still enjoy tasty food to celebrate the end of summer! For fair food at home, great lunch box recipes, and creative culinary creations, I offer you these lists of cookbooks that you can […]

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Prevent Summer Learning Loss & Get Free Online Tutoring with HelpNow

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 8, 2021 at 6:00 am

BY CRYSTAL MILLER After the disruption to students’ lives and school year trying to adapt to online, hybrid, or homeschooling learning models (sometimes all three), your student may benefit from some tutoring over the summer.   Even if your student thrived in the new online or hybrid environments, when kids and teens continue to read, […]

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Udemy: Easily Improve Work Productivity to Increase Your Value and Efficiency

Posted in Business and Careers, Explore and Discover on May 25, 2021 at 6:00 am

BY CRYSTAL MILLER For anyone working at an office job, remotely or on-site, work performance has probably looked a bit different this past year than previously. I know I would benefit from some training to spruce up some of my office-related skills and tasks. If you are in the same boat, Gale Presents: Udemy is […]

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Helplines & Crisis Resources for When You Need Them

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on May 10, 2021 at 6:00 am

BY CRYSTAL MILLER Updated & shared from a previous post. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has put many people in a state of crisis. And for some, the recent crisis experiences are not new experiences. Crisis covers many aspects of life, including financial needs, emotional health, physical health, and mental health, among others. Fortunately, h […]

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Celebrating Earth this month with activities, library programs & an action plan

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 5, 2021 at 6:45 am

BY CRYSTAL MILLER OUR WATER USAGE April brings Earth Day celebrations and gardening fun. When many of us are busy planning our garden layout, possibly filled with colorful flowers or vibrant veggies, we may not be considering how much water each of the plants require. Did you know that according to data from the U.S. […]

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Celebrating & learning during Money Smart Week

Posted in Explore and Discover on March 31, 2021 at 7:00 am

BY CRYSTAL MILLER April is a month that brings the hope of warmer weather and a time to take stock of our surroundings to see how they’ve weathered through the winter. Lots of us are inspired to spring clean our homes, clear out the garage, and look with fresh eyes at our finances. April is […]

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Monetizing knowledge with Gale Courses

Posted in Business and Careers, Explore and Discover, News on February 2, 2021 at 6:00 am

BY CRYSTAL MILLER Taking an online class from Gale Courses can help you attain your entrepreneurial pursuits, make money from your hobbies and interests, polish your job hunting skills, and boost your resume with new marketable skills. We offer Gale Courses as a resource in our Digital Library. The courses are held online, and most […]

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Homemade apothecary: DIY beauty products

Posted in Explore and Discover on January 20, 2021 at 6:00 am

By Crystal Miller If the winter cold and extra hand washing have made your hands slightly (or very!) dry like mine, I offer you the idea of handmade lotion bars. Instead of grabbing hand lotion at the store, you can make these lotion bars with help from our digital resource Creativebug. By making your own […]

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Beyond Veterans Day: Information and resources for veterans and their families all year long

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 12, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Crystal Miller Yesterday was Veterans Day, a federal holiday to honor and pay our respects to all the people who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Veterans Day is always on November 11 and was originally called Armistice Day to honor the end of major conflicts in World War I, which happened […]

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Filling out the FAFSA with live online assistance from HelpNow

Posted in Explore and Discover on October 8, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Crystal Miller Attention current and soon-to-be college students! HelpNow has live tutors offering free assistance with your FAFSA. FAFSA stands for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This program offered by the federal government offers more than $150 billion to help students pay for college and vocational training. When you fill out […]

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