Library Closed? We Got You Covered!

Do you get a little anxious when the library is closed? Well you mustn't forget, our digital branch never closes! Get your library fix with all of these amazing resources you can access right here, right now.

Let's get started with our downloadable content. This is stuff you can download or stream on your favorite device. Movies? Yes. Music? Of course. Games, yep. Magazines? All your favorites! And of course books, for reading and listening both. 

Got an itch to learn something new? We have thousands of online courses for you to choose from in our multiple learning resources. Lynda.com has business, technology, software and creative courses, just to name a few. Want to learn a new language? You can do that too with Transparent Language. 

If you feel like getting out of the house, you can borrow a pass to a local museum with our Exploration Pass. We have free passes to the Butterfly Pavilion, Clifford Still and more. 

If you like genealogy, explore where came from so you can impress your family at your next get-together. World Vital Records features a massive library with billions of Family History and Genealogy records, millions of family trees, complete U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1940, military records, enhanced Social Security Death Index records, newspaper articles, and exclusive local and international collections.

Do you DIY? Whether you are techy or crafty, you can get some project ideas with our custom project cards created just for you. Examples include creating a custom eCard or comic book coaster and digitizing a historic photo. 

If you just want some ideas on what to read next, our staff have created hundreds of lists which can be found all over the website. Here are some of more popular lists for you to enjoy:

#TBT: 9 Authors Who Wrote Only One Novel

List created by AL_KATI

Surprised? These 9 authors only wrote one novel, yet most of these are considered classics.

Oscar Wilde, wrote only one novel, though he was a prolific playwright (notably "The Importance of Being Earnest") and poet. He's best known for his wit, flamboyant dress and his two-year imprisonment for homosexuality, a very scandalous trial in the very proper Victorian age.

Sadly, Ross Lockridge committed suicide shortly after the novel's publication in 1948. Some have called it the Great American novel as it follows one day in one man's life as he reminisces over the greatest moments of his life. A film adaptation starring Elizabeth Taylor was released in 1957.

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Grab a Tissue

List created by AL_KELSEY

Love sad stories that start sad, get sadder and end sadly? Grab a box of tissues, put on your comfiest sweats, and pad your door for extra sound proofing against the sobs that will rack your body. Then pick up one of these books and get ready.

This beautiful story is about family, first love, grief and solitude.

This tragic story deals with loss, OCD and the struggle to move on from a traumatic event.

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Backstage and Beyond: A Music Documentaries Collection

List created by AL_TIM

A glimpse into the lives of music's most renowned and obscure artists.

The definitive documentary about the extraordinary life of the greatest guitarist of all time, now in high definition. This critically acclaimed film unveils new performance footage, home movies and an archive of newly unearthed primary documents.

This two disc documentary set gets behind the mystery that is Pink Floyd as it unravels the story of the band. The first disc covers the post-Syd Barrett classic era of Meddle and Dark Side. The second disc picks up the story in the late 1970s and brings the saga completely up to date with the group's first attempt at a re-union of sorts at Live 8, and the more recent collaborations between Gilmour and Waters which, for those still holding it in, offer some hope for a full scale Floyd re-birth.

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Nostalgia 90s Grrrl Rock

List created by AL_ALISON

Do you miss those rockin' females from the 1990s? Check out this list to get back in touch with your inner riot grrrl.

Courtney Love has always been controversial, and her early career did not disappoint. Definitely the queen of 90s grunge.

Bjork's ethereal voice mixed with pop sounds has made her an alternative favorite. While her most recent music has moved further away from pop, she has always been a creative tour de force.

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