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  • Do You Know Your Local History?

    Do you know the name of the restaurant that was located at 218 N.W. Fourth in the 1950's? Hint: The owner's last name was Topper. Well, if you'd like to take a stroll down "memory lane" and discover the answer to this question and many more, please join us for our next Savvy Senior's...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by wag.mado@evpl on 06-06-2011
  • Got a Question? Text it to AskEVPL!

    Do you text? Are you one of those people who keeps in touch by text-messaging? Now you can add the library's Reference Services department to the list of places you can text! Asking questions has never been easier! Hosted by Mosio, a leader in providing mobile information systems, this service allows...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by Bufkinite@evpl on 09-01-2009
  • Firefighting Rhinos?

    OK, so it’s not your typical reference question. If it was, I wouldn’t be blogging about it. But, inquiring minds want to know, and they often ask the EVPL Reference department. The question was – Do rhinos really go around stamping out fires? The person asking the question had just...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by wag.mado@evpl on 07-10-2009
  • Speak your mind‚Ķopinions welcome, wanted, and appreciated

    Hello out there to everyone in EVPL blogland, I have a dilemma that I could use your help with. Every year I sit down to plan a workshop on useful government documents and websites (more websites than actual documents now-a-days) and every year I get overwhelmed with the glut of information I could offer…...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by SuDocQueen@evpl on 07-09-2009
  • Crunch!

    It's that time of the year when the refrigerator is filled with an abundance of fresh produce. So, it wasn't a surprise that I received a reference question regarding the best way to keep celery fresh and crisp in the refrigerator. My first thought was to wash and cut the celery and put it in...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by wag.mado@evpl on 06-12-2009
  • Bird Jammin'

    The Reference Department at Central Library often gets questions regarding animal behavior. One recent question was "Can a giraffe lick its ear with its tongue?" On any given day, we have to be prepared for those perplexing questions that need to be answered. One of you out there may be wondering...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by wag.mado@evpl on 06-01-2009
  • For those Illinois legal questions ...

    Here at the Information Desk we get a number of Indiana legal questions, and we are glad to direct people to the Law and Legal Sources - Indiana section of the Useful Websites portion of our Web page for guidance. Recently I was asked for legal information for the State of Illinois. The University of...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by myzticrhythmz@evpl on 05-23-2009
  • The Library might be a solution to your problem...

    The problem: A customer needed to locate a relative of a deceased friend, but couldn’t remember the relative’s name. Her solution: Look up the obituary online, and find the name in the list of survivors. She went to the Courier and Press website, and searched for the obituary. She found a...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by kiya@evpl on 05-23-2009
  • Now You Can AskEVPL Direct

    If you haven't been to the AskEVPL web site recently, you're in for a pleasant surprise! Now, thanks to an bit of Instant Message software called Meebo , you can ask EVPL Reference Staff a question anytime. Here's how it works: when you open the AskEVPL web page, the upper lefthand portion...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by Bufkinite@evpl on 05-12-2009
  • Finding Recipes Fast

    Recently I was looking for a lemon recipe and nothing in my cookbooks seemed right. When I turned to a friend for advice, she recommended two easy-to-search websites, All Recipes and Recipe Zaar . My friend and I looked together and ended up choosing a lemon cream cupcake recipe with a 4.4 (out of 5...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by Shh_ImReading@evpl on 05-08-2009
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