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Disasters and Tragic Events

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Disasters and Tragic Events cover image Disasters and Tragic Events, our newest eReference book, shines a light on some of the darker moments in American history. In addition to natural disasters, this book examines many man-made tragedies, such as the internment of Japanese-Americans, slavery, the Trail of Tears, and many more. With coverage from the Salem Witch Trials to the Sandy Hook school shootings, it offers a comprehensive history of the worst moments in American history.

If you want to know more about history, check out our many other history resources. To access these eReference books and databases from home, remember to enter your library card number and PIN.

Relax with a Great Read over Winter Break

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Getting excited about winter break? Now’s your chance to catch up on all the reading you’ve been too busy to do! Finding a great book to read can be overwhelming with so many options to choose from, so we have some resources to help you find a book you’ll love. If you happen to be in the library, ask a librarian! We can recommend fabulous books to you because we all spend a lot of time reading.

If you’re at home, or the library is closed, we have two fantastic databases that can help you find a great read based on your favorite book or author, or a genre you’re fond of:

  • Novelist Plus - a great resource for teens and adults.
  • Novelist K-8 - a great resource for children from kindergarten through eighth grade.

If the library is closed when you get that spare moment, be sure to take a look at Digital Downloads, where you can check out ebooks and eaudiobooks at any time in the day or night.

For more information on how to set up an account with Digital Downloads, go to our Media Services page and look at the media guides on the left hand side to find step by step instructions.

Enjoy your time off!

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