Finding a pile of gravel dug from under my driveway in a hidden area surprised me. I pushed the gravel back in and put a barricade in front of the area so it wouldn’t happen again.
The next day, I noticed another hole by my step. I put the dirt back and the hole would appear again. I decided to call animal control and they said, "You must have a ground hog." They would be out to set up a cage to trap it.
As a reference librarian, I hear people complain frequently about wanting to know more about their health diagnosis or find information about a common disease. Many of them are frustrated by the overwhelming number of hits and the effort of wading through advertisements when they try searching the Web. We ALL want just the information we need—when we need it! This is such a pervasive idea, the Healthwise Company is now marketing "Information Therapy – the practice of prescribing th
While technology has become a reality for everyday living, there are still many people who are resistant to the change. It can be frustrating for people who grew up without it to try and learn new skills. If you are one of the "anti-techies," South Independence has a program for you! Every month, we feature computer classes on the second Monday of the month at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. In the past, we've featured information on eBooks, email, Internet 101, online searching, Windows programs, and more!
Need help with a career change? Have a job fair to go to? Need a new resume? The Employment & Career Guidance Subject Guide is the place to start. The subject guide list books, research databases, websites, DVDs, and government information sources.
With the 4th of July holiday coming up, a fun and informative Online Resource to visit on the MCPL website can be found under Geography and Travel. America the Beautiful offers an unlimited source of information on every state and territory in our great nation.
Almost nothing is more annoying to me than car troubles. My poor car has been through the ringer, and it’s frustrated me to no end. Two years ago, we replaced all four tires, shocks, and struts for the outrageous price of over $1000. Imagine my surprise when a few months later I found myself with flat tires (I’m not talking one flat tire, I mean all four in less than a year). After having the tires checked out, we determined that they hadn’t been sealed properly. Our mechanic took care of it and we moved on.
Repairs and maintenance on your vehicle can be confusing and costly unless you have some auto repair knowledge. Before you try fixing that broken down car, you may want to check out the database called Auto Repair Reference Center, which can be accessed through MCPL.
eBook Overdrive Experts Now Aiding Dearborn Residents
Robin McInnis was the first person to ask for assistance in downloading Overdrive, a software that will enable her to download ebooks to her iPad. Robin is a music teacher with the St. Joseph school district and had just received the iPad for her work. The Dearborn staff was ready for her. Overdrive is a fantastic database filled with thousands of ebooks, and it's available free to MCPL card holders.
When we think of looking for a new job, often times what comes to mind first is heading to the nearest convenience store to grab a newspaper for the classifieds. Did you know, however, that the library has a huge selection of online databases and websites designed specifically to help you look for your new job, all of which are free to you as an MCPL cardholder? And here's the best part: You don't even have to leave your house to use them!
Are you planning a fun family vacation this summer? Will you have a 10 hour car ride with your kids in the back seat? Or maybe, your afternoons will be spent relaxing on the beach. What will you do with all of that time? Luckily the Library doesn’t have to be left behind! We offer so many versatile services that at least one of them will be the perfect addition to your vacation. Check out these services that you can access, even when you’re out of town.