All the news that’s fit to digitally publish can be freely access right here in your browser – if, that is, you log in to PressReader with your library card number.
PressReader is a one-stop shop for over 7,000 publications in more than 60 languages, including more than 500 United States-based newspapers and magazines.
Are you a news addict? A car buff? Interested in business, fashion, parenting, or the great outdoors? There’s something for everyone, and everyone can create a free account to keep tabs on the most recent issues of their favorite periodicals and magazines.
Go to PressReader today, and catch up on the latest in that thing you like! It’s another great service that’s free with your library card.
Have you ever wanted to learn a language, but been frustrated by the lack of classes in your area (or your own lack of funds)? Learn for free anywhere the internet is with Mango Languages and your public library!
All you have to do is set up a free account with your library card and email address. The account lets you track your progress and move forward with lessons in your chosen language – or try several! With 72 language options (only a few of which are silly – see “Pirate,” above), there will soon be no one with whom you can’t hold a polite conversation about the location of the bathrooms.
Is there an app? Of course there is! You can find the Mango Languages app on both the Apple and Google Play Stores for free learning on the go. Try it today!
Introducing AutoMate, an additional auto repair resource now available FREE in the Digital Library. This new resource can be used both in and outside the Library, and comes to supplement AllData, Auto Repair Reference Center and Small Engine Repair Reference Center, which all are still available for patron use.
Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, AutoMate provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls. Just enter the year, make, model, and engine type of your vehicle, and select or search for the information you need on the left side of the screen.
Who’s hungry? If you’re a live human, you’re going to need to eat at some point. But how can you choose? Find new recipes from all over the planet with AtoZ World Food!
There’s so much to learn! Every day, a new country is featured at the top of the page, and you can click there to learn about food culture, recipes, and ingredients common to that part of the world. If you’re looking for something specific, the lower part of the page has links to recipes and food culture for all countries, all kinds of ingredients, and reference materials if you want to learn more about something specific. (There’s a full glossary of words that have to do with coffee. What a gift on a pre-caffeinated morning!)
When you create a free account with your library card, you can save all kinds of recipes and later sort them by country, title, or category (the site breaks recipes down into appetizers, soups, salads, breads, main courses, side dishes, desserts, and snacks).
Learn more about the world we live on in the most delicious way possible with AtoZ World Foods.
With Gale Virtual Reference Library, there’s no checking out and no waiting – every title can be fully accessed at any time, from any device that lets you access the internet. If you want to come back to something later, you can easily email a citation to yourself, or even save it to a cloud storage service like Google Drive or OneDrive.
The full text of every book and article is completely available, so start your research today on Gale Virtual Reference library – another resource that comes free with your library card.
Did you know you can catch up on some of your favorite comics titles for free, without leaving your house? Comics Plus Library Edition brings you single issues from publishers like Archie, Peanuts, Dark Horse, IDW, and more!
That means awesome titles like Hellboy, Sarah’s Scribbles, Star Trek, and Adventure Time can be yours for only the click of a button and the presence of a library card number. Comics Plus Library Edition works with your RBDigital account, so if you’ve ever trained with Hoonuit, flipped through RBdigital Magazines (formerly Zinio), played video games with OnePlay, jammed on Qello Concerts, screened a film with IndieFlix, or read or listened to anything on One Click Digital, you’re all ready to go – all of RBdigital’s services can be accessed with the same account.
If you don’t have an RBdigital account, getting set up is quick and easy – check out this illustrated guide!
If Black Panther has got you itching to dive in to the wide and wonderful world of graphic storytelling, Comics Plus Library Edition is a great place to start!
You’ve settled your kids, relatives, friends, and significant others into the semester – now it’s time to learn something for yourself. Lynda’s self-paced, online courses can help you learn a fun new creative skill or make you more competitive on the job market. Take a look at the top ten courses here in Baton Rouge, and see what you could learn!
Programming Foundations: Fundamentals
Time Management Tips Weekly
Angular 2 Essential Training
Tableau 10 Essential Training
Time Management Fundamentals
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Essential Training
Illustrator CC 2018 Essential Training
Python 3 Essential Training
CompTIA A+ (220-901) Cert Prep: 5 Networking
Teacher Tech Tips Weekly
These and many, many more are free with your library card! You can access Lynda wherever you use the internet.
It’s still really, really cold out there, so why leave your house when you can bring concerts to you? With Qello Concerts, you can stream hundreds of recorded concerts and music documentaries to any digital device by setting up an account with your library card. Rock out in your jim-jams with your favorite metalheads, or keep your mind off the state of your pipes with some nice relaxing Mozart; they’ve got dozens of genres, or you can search by time period or artist’s name:
There’s no better time to let music soothe the savage breast – or you can use it to celebrate tomorrow, when it’s supposed to get up out of the forties! Finally! FINALLY.
The semester’s over, but whether you’ve finished school for now or are long done with your degree, that’s no excuse to stop learning! Check out the ten most popular classes available now on Lynda, a free resource you can access from home with your library card. You can find it in the Digital Library.
PLA is doing its part by highlighting cyber security material on DigitalLearn.org, a collection of self-directed, interactive online tutorials developed by the association to help users increase their digital literacy. At DigitalLearn.org, learners can take short, self-directed courses that help them recognize danger and stay safe online. These include:
Accounts and Passwords. This course teaches the basics of creating online accounts, including creating secure passwords and keeping accounts secure.
Online Scams. This course helps new computer users identify and recognize types of scams, how to avoid getting hurt, and how to report them.
Internet Privacy. This course helps learners understand the level of personal, confidential information we can share on websites and via email, and take control of the information we are constantly sending and receiving.
If you want a little help with one of these classes, or any of the others on Digital Learn, come to the Main Library on Goodwood every other Saturday at 2:00 for Open Lab in the Tech Lab – the next session is next Saturday, October 14th.
EBRPL is one of the pilot libraries for a partnership with Cox Communications to develop enhanced digital literacy training and resources, including Home Broadband, for library patrons and families. In all Cox markets across the company’s 18-state footprint, Cox and the local libraries will collaborate on digital literacy and internet adoption initiatives. Click here to learn more about the PLA/Cox project.