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Aug
03

How to get the most from Consumer Reports online

Confused about which car seat to buy? Not sure if you can trust the anonymoust reviews on Amazon? Don’t! You can access Consumer Reports, trusted professional reviews, from your smartphone, tablet or computer. Whatever you’re looking for: air conditioner, lawn mower, charcoal grill or tablet, you can find reviews for it. Consumer Reports  offers product […]

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Explore our delicious new resource: A to Z World Food

Ready to change things up in your regular recipe lineup? Discover recipes from around the world using A to Z World Food. This digital cookbook lets you explore recipes and food culture from around the world with just a tap on your screen. Let’s get started! Visit the library’s website On the top menu bar, […]

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Aug
15

It’s Time for Kindergarten!

Soon the sweltering sunniness of summer will give way to cool, crisp days, a colorful cacophony of leaves, and the smell of bonfires in the evening air. For some, the end of summer will herald the beginning of a new phase of childhood — schoolchild. Ready or not, here comes Kindergarten! How do you, as a parent, deal with […]

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Aug
11

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

 Ever wonder what your neighborhood looked 50 years ago?  A hundred years ago?  It’s surprisingly easy to find out. Between 1867 and 2007, the Sanborn Fire Insurance Company created elegant, meticulously drawn maps of around 12,000 towns and cities around the country.  The maps vary in detail but generally depict streets, natural features like rivers […]

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Jul
17

Genealogy: Making Sense of the Census

Prior to 1850, the census takers had a fairly easy job. Picture them saddling up their horse each week, packing their knapsacks with non-perishable food (beef jerky?) and riding down the dirt road to their predetermined destination to count heads in each household. Of course, as they counted heads each week, they would need to […]

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Apr
09

Mindfulness

Shutterstock.com  has published an article about 2016 trends based on download data from their site (they sell photos), and one of those trends is Mindfulness. What is that? According to Psychology Today, “Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you’re mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, […]

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Mar
04

Genealogy: Who Came Before

The Batavia Branch of the Clermont County Public Library system has the unique distinction of housing the collection of the highly esteemed Clermont County Genealogical Society. Therefore, we are the place to come for family historians around the country, and have even had visitors from as far away as Australia. Genealogy Research When time permits, […]

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Jan
18

Creativity and David Bowie

January is International Creativity Month, and the sad fact that David Bowie passed away on January 10 has many people marveling at the extraordinarily creative person he was. How can his creative processes inspire us? His list of accomplishments is staggering: singer, songwriter, performer, record producer, actor, playwright, visual artist, and successful businessman. Cameron Crowe […]

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