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Have you noticed that some of your favorite websites are not available today in protest of two bills making their way through the House and Congress? You may be wondering what SOPA and PIPA are and how they may effect the internet. Here are a few articles to help explain the bills:
SOPA and PIPA: Just the Facts
SOPA, PIPA: What You Need to Know
SOPA Explained: What it is and Why it Matters
Today is the perfect day to find out what resources the Niles Public Library has to offer. We have many online databases that are available 24 hours a day from home with your library card and our librarians are happy to help you with your research in the library.
Literacy Conversation Club
This is a monthly group for new English language speakers. Practice speaking English in this informal conversation club. Meet people from all over the world to share personal stories and discuss current events and other topics chosen by the group.
My favorite book of the year is Everyone Loves You When You’re Dead: Journeys into Fame and Madness by Neil Strauss. Strauss is an author and music journalist that has written for Rolling Stone, New York Times, and Esquire. The book contains snippets of 228 celebrity interviews and is broken down into ten acts such as The Worst Interview Ever and Mean Guys with Long Hair. You realize what a strange thing fame is when Strauss interviews Led Zeppelin while their manager is breaking in Jimmy Page’s new shoes by walking the hotel hallway for an hour before he wears them. Strauss also finds that Tom Cruise can get very intense when he punched a clock, maybe because the interview wasn’t going the way he wanted. This book is not serious literature by an means but is a good piece of pop culture journalism and a sincere look at fame directly from the celebrities themselves.
If you haven’t checked out the United States Census Bureau website lately, you should take a look. The site has been redesigned with new features so finding Census information is easier than ever. Did you know the population of Niles decreased .09% from 2000 to 2010? This information can be found in the Niles QuickFacts.
The sale of paper bonds at financial institutions has ended as of January 1, 2012. You can still purchase bonds from the U.S. Department of Treasury through TreasuryDirect.
Coverage of the U.S. economy was the most reported topic according to The Year In News 2011 from Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism.
Pew Research Center has also compiled to most followed news stories of 2011.You can read the article 2011: A Year of Big Stories Both Foreign and Domestic or view the entire report.
Squeezed middle is the Oxford Dictionaries word of the year. The editorial team chose squeezed middle meaning the section of society regarded as particularly affected by inflation, wage freezes, and cuts in public spending during a time of economic difficulty, consisting principally of those people on low or middle incomes, from a shortlist of words including Arab Spring, gamification, and tiger mother.
Did you know that you can access the Oxford English Dictionary online with your Niles Public Library card? Our online databases include reference materials which you are already familiar with in hard copy and all you need is your library card number to access them from home.