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Medical Lake Library Offers Free Wi-Fi, Computers, Resources & Services 

Posted on August 22, 2023 at 2:30 pm

In response to the devastating wildfire, Medical Lake Library is now open 6 days a week to offer support and services for the West Plains community. Special Hours for Medical Lake Library are... […]

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Civic Lab Online: What is an AI Chatbot?

Posted on August 3, 2023 at 4:30 am

About Civic Lab Online Civic Lab Online provides information on issues facing our community for you to explore. Take a look at thought-provoking materials for teens and adults that allow us to engage in open conversation and grow together as a community. You’ll find all past topics on the Civic Lab Online web page. What is […]

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Udemy: New Resource with High-Quality Content That Makes Learning Enjoyable

Posted on April 27, 2021 at 6:00 am

BY STACEY GODDARD I don’t usually “geek out” about a new library resource. But I have to confess that I was having geek-out levels of excitement when I heard the library would be getting Udemy. Here are the reasons why I’m so excited: You can take Udemy courses whenever it is convenient for you. There […]

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The importance of diaries, memoirs, and autobiographies for our empathy and history

Posted on August 26, 2020 at 6:00 am

BY CAITLIN WHEELER I had wanted to be a diarist as a child, but having grown up on Dear America and Royal Diaries, I felt like my 90s school bus experiences weren’t interesting enough. I have since realized that my attitude about my journal writing continued into adulthood, and yet I’ve also considered sharing with […]

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Yum! Instant Pot Cooking class shares recipes & tips for pressure cooking

Posted on December 31, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley My sister gave me an Instant Pot for Christmas several years ago. I didn’t know what it was and had never used a pressure cooker before. But I’m always game to try a new kitchen gadget, so I gave it a whirl. To say it changed everything would be a slight exaggeration, […]

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And Now for Something Completely Different: Monty Python’s entertainment legacy

Posted on August 21, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Melissa Rhoades If you’ve never experienced Monty Python, you’ve missed a big part of comedy history. The group played an integral role in the evolution of sketch humor. In fact, their influence is so massive that The Atlantic magazine called them “The Beatles of Comedy” in 2013. Like the Beatles, Monty Python’s influence extends […]

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