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The Weather of the Future

With climate change, what will my weather look like in fifty years?

A group of researchers from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science made a map to help us find out. They analyzed current weather patterns and projected weather patterns to match a place’s anticipated weather with another place’s current weather. For example, in fifty years given today’s policies,  Kingston’s weather looks most like today’s Sikeston, Missouri.

They mapped out two projections, one with current emissions given today’s global policies and practices compared to one with mitigated emissions. For more information, check out this article and click here for the map. Stay tuned for information on what can mitigate climate change.

Lyme Essentials-Tuesday, July 23rd, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

How to Stay Cool

It’s vital to you and your loved ones’ health to keep cool in hot weather like this weekend. Make sure to stay in air-conditioned places, like the library, as much as possible. Check out the CDC’s website for more information, and see their guidebook for more about extreme heat and climate change. Stay tuned for more about climate change next week.

Interactive Science & Storytelling Show – Saturday, July 13th 3:30 – 4:15 PM

Listen to Audiobooks Without Ever Leaving Home

Listening to an audiobook is a wonderful thing. What if you could listen without ever using a CD player or leaving your home? Thanks to the library, you can.

Your library card gives you access to two great sources of audiobooks online through OverDrive and RBDigital. OverDrive gives you access to lots of contemporary books and RBDigital has lots of classics.

Listen to audiobooks on your phone, tablet and/or computer, with or without an internet connection. Download the Libby app (OverDrive) and/or RBDigital app to start today.

eBooks for Summer

Looking to read something RIGHT NOW, no waiting, no going anywhere?

Read with myON this summer (now through September 30th) courtesy of New York State. MyON has thousands of ebooks suitable for grades K-12. Read it on wi-fi or download it to your device.

Can’t find what you’re looking for on myON? Check out OverDrive our always-available source of eBooks and downloadable audiobooks.

Reminder: Change of date for the June Meeting.

The Tuesday, June 25th meeting of the board of Trustees is rescheduled for Tuesday, July 2nd at 4 PM. All are always welcome to attend the monthly meetings.

Online Learning

Life is tough. We get it. There are so many things to know, and it can be overwhelming trying to take it all in.

Lucky for us, is here to help out! They’ve got classes on pretty much everything, from addition and subtraction to Microsoft Word and Excel, to writing a resume, to, well, you get the idea. All of their lessons break down their topics in such a way that even beginners can understand them, and they often come with video, for more visual learners. And it’s all free! What could be better?

Speaking of free online lessons, remember that you can always check out Universal Class with your library card. The lessons offered through us go into greater depth than the tutorials on GCFGlobal. They also have instructors so you can get feedback and ask questions as well as get a certificate of completion. So, if you see a topic that piques your interest, and you want even more information, make sure to check that out!

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Wifi Working 6/20/19

Happily, our wifi is back up and running.

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Improve Your Method of Test Preparation

In addition to entertainment, our RBDigital subscription also has an SAT and ACT test preparation resource, Method Test Prep.

Method Test Prep has self-paced courses for both the SAT and the ACT. It’s an excellent resource for students studying to take or re-take either exam. There are evaluation tests, lessons, quizzes, and full-length practice tests. It keeps track of your progress on lessons and scores on tests and quizzes. Study at home or on the go; all you need is an internet connection.Related image

As with other RBDigital resources, you can check out Method Test Prep for one week, with a total of two checkouts a month, shared amongst all your RBDigital options.