In the summer of 2007 I reviewed the library’s collection of electronic books. At that time we had about 6,200 e-books from Netlibrary. Since that time, we have continued to add books to this collection; it now contains more than 9,400 titles.
The newest additions include a broad range of subjects. You can access books on careers and job, such as “Career Guide as a Computer Technician,” “Careers in the United States Secret Service” or “200 Best Jobs for Introverts.”
Find a job you like? Use “Cover Letter Magic,” “Gallery of Best Resumes” and “Acing the Interview” to help you apply for the position. “Award Winning Customer Service” or “Boss from Outer Space and Other Aliens at Work” may help when you get the job.
If you want to travel instead of job hunt, you can read travel guides to everywhere including Tampa, Florida, Alps, Puerto Vallarta, Peru or Sicily. Staying at home? Maybe “Write Your Life Story” or “French in Your Face: The Only Book to Match 1001 Smiles, Frowns and Gestures to French Expressions” will help to fill your time.
Health and self help books are plentiful in the collection. Health topics include migraines, diabetes (both type 1 and 2), diet and weight loss and childhood cancer. “Help, I’m Knee Deep in Clutter,” “30 Days to a More Powerful Memory” and “Are You Your Own Worst Enemy” are just a few of the self-help titles available.
Other titles you might find interesting are “No-Cry Discipline Solution,” “Kids of Character,” “Savvy Mom’s Book of Legal Forms” and “I’m On Facebook — Now What?”
All of these books and the 9,400 other titles in the collection are available to you through the Internet with a Netlibrary account. If you don’t have an account, call (417) 624-5465 or come by the reference desk.
Another previously reviewed resource that has added content is Litfinder.
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Head for heritage: Through years of devotion to community, title of 'Mr. Carl Junction' earned
He worked for and later owned the town's weekly newspaper, the Standard, for more than 30 years; retired as the Jasper County deputy assessor in 2004; is president of the Carl Junction cemetery board and serves as the high school alumni association's corresponding secretary.
Phyllis Seesengood: Gardner's seventh in series among her best thrillers
"Fear Nothing," the seventh novel in the D.D. Warren series, may be Lisa Gardner's best psychological thriller yet.
Ryan Richardson: Dog remembers summer toads aren't chew toys
Over the next month, I became fascinated with their well-being. As far as I could tell, none of my other neighbors had the fortune of having these little guys pay them a visit.
Frankie Meyer: USGS launches powerful map tool
The site, historicalmaps .arcgis.com/usgs, will be a tremendous help to family history researchers. The maps are free, downloadable and printable. Best of all, they include the quadrangle maps that researchers used to pay for.
Cari Rerat: Gratton's series a great transition to Gaiman
In "The Lost Sun," the first book of "The United States of Asgard" by Tessa Gratton, Soren Bearskin is a berserker. He has an innate internal fire, a battle rage that he constantly tries to squelch with self-discipline, exercise, and meditation.
Frankie Meyer: List of historic sites offers plenty of research leads
In 1966, our federal government established the National Historic Preservation Act that set up the National Register of Historic Places.
Achievements (July 20)
The following people were recognized in the Joplin Globe for the following achievements.
Ryan Richardson: Preventing heat stroke can save your pet's life
I still see it around town, and it bothers me to see pets in a dangerous situation. But I don't think it is necessarily a product of intentional harm or neglect; I think it has more to do with understanding just how a dog ultimately deals with hot weather.
Shared palette: Married couple Steve and Cindy Head create art, show exhibits together
Steve Head is pretty good with cameras and video editing. Cindy Head is an expert quilter. Neither one had painted much a few years ago -- Cindy painted tulle and furniture for repurposing projects, but that was about it.
Linda Cannon: 'Freak' authors explain their unique thought processes
In 2006, Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner wrote the huge best-seller "Freakonomics" and followed it up in 2009 with "Superfreakonomics." Now they bring us "Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain."
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