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The value of Spanish language computer training for library patrons

The value of Spanish language computer training for library patrons

Guest blogger Yenni Mercado is getting around language barrier for many of her Spanish-speaking students

Many library patrons come in need of computer training that is offered in Spanish. Having curriculum and materials that have been translated makes the learning curve better. 
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (255)/Comments (-)/
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Meeting technology demand public library style

Meeting technology demand public library style

Today's library patrons want something more than books

With patrons in need of high-quality technology training, Broward County Library has found a cost-effective and sustainable model through OASIS Connections.
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015/Author: Amy VanDeVelde/Number of views (114)/Comments (-)/
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Vaccines are not just for kids

Vaccines are not just for kids

Making sure you are up-to-date on vaccinations is something to discuss with your doctor

Vaccination is the smart way to keep communicable diseases in check.
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015/Author: Michele Dinman/Number of views (177)/Comments (-)/
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Windows 10 revealed and I think you'll like it

Lots of great features and oh yeah, it's free

 I admit it, I'm excited. Windows 10 promises to do something I've wished for a long time: Erase app differences between devices.
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Friday, January 23, 2015/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (62)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Technology
Screenings are good for your health

Screenings are good for your health

The best way to detect health problems early is to schedule regular screenings

Take charge of your health and schedule necessary screenings today.
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Thursday, January 22, 2015/Author: Michele Dinman/Number of views (169)/Comments (-)/
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Skype translator is a game changer for communications

Skype translator is a game changer for communications

Real-time machine translations breaks new ground for instant communication between those who don't speak a common language

 Skype Translator offers the stuff of sci-fi: real-time (or as close as possible to real-time) translations of a voice conversation in two different languages. When one user speaks, a computerized voice speaks the translation to the other user, and vice versa. A running transcription of the original and translated words appears in a sidebar, ensuring that any misunderstanding from the machine is obvious to the speaker.
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (270)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Technology
Recalling an instrument of peace--Martin Luther King, Jr.

Recalling an instrument of peace--Martin Luther King, Jr.

Guest blogger Linda Nance recalls hearing grownups talk about a "bright young man"

Linda Nance remembers hearing her parents and uncle talk about a bright young man named Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Sunday, January 18, 2015/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (534)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Lifelong learning
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I'm not smoking--I'm "vaping"

I'm not smoking--I'm "vaping"

The truth about e-cigarettes

E-cigarettes are one way to kick the smoking habit, but it's important to know the facts.
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Thursday, January 15, 2015/Author: Shelby Schroeder/Number of views (283)/Comments (-)/
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Being the new kid on the workplace block--at 57

Being the new kid on the workplace block--at 57

Guest blogger Mary Calhoun shares career survival instincts that are timeless

Looking for a job as an older adult can be daunting, but finding the right job is worth the hunt.
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Monday, January 12, 2015/Author: Mary Calhoun/Number of views (304)/Comments (-)/
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Power walking that exercises the body and the mind

Power walking that exercises the body and the mind

Guest blogger Betty Higbie shares how her walking group inspires accountability and curiosity

Power walking doesn't have to take place on a track or in the mall. For one OASIS group, the walking is simply a good way to explore.
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Thursday, January 08, 2015/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (548)/Comments (-)/
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Social engagement: a key to successful aging

Social engagement: a key to successful aging

OASIS continues to meet a growing need

The OASIS mission to promote successful aging remains crucial to to our country, as the number of adults age 65 and older increases dramatically over the next 20 years.
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Monday, January 05, 2015/Author: Marcia Kerz/Number of views (496)/Comments (-)/
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Happy Commitment Day!

Happy Commitment Day!

In pursuit of realistic goals, I have a whittled back a long list of potential resolutions for 2015 down to two, and one depends on the other.
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Thursday, January 01, 2015/Author: Janice Branham/Number of views (652)/Comments (-)/
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Keeping New Year's resolutions realistic

Keeping New Year's resolutions realistic

Wellness with Cindy

There are some easy ways to stick with those resolutions we make at the beginning of each year.
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Tuesday, December 30, 2014/Author: Cindy Sue Blair/Number of views (754)/Comments (-)/
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Thanking the old-fashioned way with a handwritten note

Thanking the old-fashioned way with a handwritten note

With gifts come the need to thank properly

Handwritten thank you notes are considered old-fashioned by some, but in some circles, it's a must-do.
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Friday, December 19, 2014/Author: Anne Heinrich/Number of views (900)/Comments (-)/
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Getting technology help from family members

Getting technology help from family members

Guest blogger Cassidy Morgan finds her family the best resource on technology

 Family members are often a great resource for questions about technology.
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (789)/Comments (-)/
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