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Spark Joy With the Life-Changing Magic of the Library

Marie Kondo’s bestselling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up has graced library shelves since 2014, but her new Netflix show, Tidying Up With Marie Kondo hit library Rokus in January. Using the KonMari Method, Marie Kondo helps individuals declutter their home on camera. Here’s how the library can help you tidy your own home […]

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5 Lynda.com Courses You Didn’t Know You Needed

Have you used Lynda.com before?  If not, prepare yourself – it’s a tad addictive. I was lucky enough to be introduced to Lynda during my undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois (courtesy of our generous library system, of course.  Yay libraries!)  I used it primarily to learn web development skills like HTML/CSS, accessibility coding, […]

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An exhibitor teaches new crafting skills to a young girl at Maker Fest 2017.

Sneak Peek: 3rd Annual Maker Fest

What is a maker? Makers are people just like you and me—people with ideas and imaginations and favorite hobbies. The only requirement to becoming a maker is to act upon your creativity in order to bring the fruits of your imagination to life! With the right tools and collaboration with other like-minded people, mere ideas […]

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Become More Efficient with Productivity Apps: Part 5

By now, we know that productivity it is when your time, energy, and attention converge to create or produce your desired outcome. Remember, there is no one-size-fits-all way to be productive and everyone’s productivity goals will vary. When used correctly and frequently, the right app will help you accomplish tasks and goals more productively. But […]

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