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    Auto Repair Reference Center

    Did you know that the Daviess County Public Library provides a multitude of databases that the public can access from inside and outside the building? If not, then you need to check out our web page at www.dcplibrary.org. On this site you can access approximately 30 different kinds of databases that allow you to do a variety of things online. The database that I am going to focus on today is one entitled “Auto Repair…

    Big Changes in Store for Public Libraries

    by Kara Schroader                 In recent years, more people have begun turning on their Kindles rather than turning the pages of print books. This is both a threat and an opportunity for public libraries.  According to a Pew report released in December 2012, in the past year, a quarter of the American population read an e-book, and as of November 2012, about one-third reported owning an e-reader or tablet (Pew 2012). This e-reader phenomenon has…

    Resumes and Career searches at the DCPL

    If you’re having a hard time finding a job in this difficult economy, then the Daviess County Public Library is the place to turn to for the latest information on writing resumes and discovering a new career. The Daviess County Public Library has books, magazines, Internet sites, etc. that can help you on your way to finding that perfect job. Here is a just a small listing of some of the great books we have…

    Make Reading a Priority

    Most parents of young children have at some point read a story to their child before bedtime. In fact, a national online study funded by Macy’s and the literacy non-profit group Reading is Fundamental (conducted by Harris Interactive using a sample group of 1,003 U.S. parents of children ages 8 or younger) found that 87% of U.S. parents read bedtime stories to their kids. Only one third (33%) of those parents said they read bedtime…

    Derringer Profile: The Sinking of the Mountain Boy

    By Leslie McCarty Wednesday April 7, 1886, was a day that many Owensboroans would always remember. The packet boat the Mountain Boy capsized in a gale opposite the city wharf at 1:30 p.m. The boat had just arrived from Cannelton, IN. The boat was first blown to the bank opposite Mr. John Wandling’s residence at the foot of Allen Street, with her head down stream. Her engines were then reversed and she backed out and…

    Summertime Is Finally Here!!!

    We all look forward to summer: drinking a glass of sweet tea on a warm day, eating a popsicle while watching the sun set, catching fireflies by moonlight. But how many of us look forward to summer simply to fall into the same monotony that happens yearly? It’s almost like now the warm weather is here, we don’t know what to do with ourselves. Hopefully I can help with this. I have a few tips…

    How Star Wars: Episode I Destroyed Popular Filmmaking

    Pt – 2b Digital Graffiti – Jar Jar (continued) Much has been written about Jar Jar. His character is so universally reviled that I cannot add anything to the conversation. Besides, the point is not to bash Episode I for being an awful film – in fact, I do not hate the movie. Rather, the movie has set numerous precedents that have been imitated countless times that have hurt popular filmmaking. The problem with Jar…

     
     
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