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  • "The Big Picture": photos in the news

    by googler@evpl on Monday, September 15 2008, 12:27pm
    I've been looking for a good reason to link to The Big Picture, and Hurricane Ike is it. The Big Picture is a remarkable photo blog from the Boston Globe , intended to highlight quality imagery of current interest. This site is worth checking out...
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  • Weird and wonderful wildlife

    by googler@evpl on Wednesday, September 10 2008, 10:47am
    I'm an avid blog reader (you don't want to know how many unread posts I have in my feed reader, but let's just say I don't anticipate ever running out of reading material), and I love running across stuff about this amazing planet we live...
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  • New Drivers

    by T-ref@evpl on Thursday, August 21 2008, 2:50pm
    My 16 year old just got her license yesterday and drove to school for the first time today. Getting her license has been a year in the making with driver's education, taking the driving test and the written test. In Indiana, new drivers are required...
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  • PSAT/NMSQT

    by T-ref@evpl on Thursday, August 21 2008, 3:06pm
    Many high school students will be taking the PSAT/NMSQT this fall as well as the ACT and SAT. Learning Express Library is a database that the library subscribes to where students can set up an account and take practice tests.
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  • Eco-Cabs in Dublin

    by googler@evpl on Tuesday, July 22 2008, 8:42pm
    Going to Dublin any time soon? If so, take a free ride in a pedal-powered Eco-Cab and do your part to control climate change!
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  • Genealogy Geni

    by Meditatinglibrarian@evpl on Monday, August 18 2008, 9:12am
    Genealogy is a frequent area of interest to library customers. ALA’s TechSource blog has a post about a terrific, free, internet resource for constructing family trees, Geni . See the blog post, Family Trees Get the 2.0 Treatment With Geni for more...
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  • New Local Newspaper

    by lotech@evpl on Tuesday, August 19 2008, 2:31pm
    Free copies of a new local newspaper have appeared in our libraries: "The City County Observer". The paper describes itseilf as "A Non-Partisan Publication Dedicated to the Reporting of Your Local Government at Work". This is the first...
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  • Anyone want to drink from the Ohio?

    by E-Ville Librarian@evpl on Monday, August 18 2008, 3:13pm
    One of the most pressing concerns for the developing world is the need for fresh, potable water. The reality for billions of people is possible sickness and death from the one thing they need most. Enter into the picture Lifestraw . Affordable, easy to...
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  • Fact-checking the election ads and coverage

    by googler@evpl on Sunday, July 27 2008, 1:41pm
    There are a number of nonpartisan websites that can assist in determining what's true, what's misleading, and what's just plain wrong in both the media's election coverage and the candidates' own ads. FactCheck.org is a project of...
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  • Neighborhood population statistics

    by googler@evpl on Thursday, July 31 2008, 9:53am
    I had an interesting question a few weeks ago, about the population of Howell. The question is not as simple as it seems. First, Howell isn't incorporated (which is determined by checking both the census and the US Board on Geographic Names Information...
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  • Maybe the world won't end after all

    by E-Ville Librarian@evpl on Wednesday, August 13 2008, 10:07am
    Ever heard of Hubbert's Peak ? No it isn't a mountain in the Rockies. It is a logistical theory that we have passed the peak of oil production and from here will continue to decline until we are in another Dark Age. While it is true that such...
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  • EBSCOhost 2.0

    by Meditatinglibrarian@evpl on Wednesday, July 23 2008, 7:28am
    The EBSCOhost 2.0 interface launched last week. I got to see a preview of it at the PLA Conference in Minneapolis in March; it has some very nice features, and I have been looking forward to actually getting to use it. Sarah Houghton-Jan, The Librarian...
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  • Silver Bullets for Your Werewolf Problem?

    by seeker@evpl on Friday, August 1 2008, 10:57am
    I always admire writers who do a professional job of researching their material, whether they're writing fiction or non-fiction. I have been avidly reading Patricia Briggs' series about Mercy Thompson, mechanic and coyote shapeshifter. In her...
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  • Where (almost) no one has gone before

    by myzticrhythmz@evpl on Friday, August 22 2008, 5:05pm
    Found on one of my favorite blogs, Boing Boing, Good Magazine has created an interactive site documenting "history's greatest journeys." For all you armchair travelers, or students with the infamous "explorers" report, this Web...
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  • Tip for new grandparents

    by banksoftheohio@evpl on Monday, August 25 2008, 7:38pm
    So far I've managed to avoid blog-bragging about my new status as a grandparent, but a recent gift from a friend and fellow grandmother has convinced me to throw that resolution out the window. Every grandparent needs to know about Your Baby's...
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