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Free Online Classes with Gale Courses

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Want to improve your computer skills? Looking to start your own small business? Need to prepare for the ACT and/or SAT? Gale Courses can help with all of these topics and more! Gale Courses is a platform with free online classes that you can access anytime at the library or from home with a valid FRVPLD library card. Let’s take a look at how to access Gale Courses, how the online classes work, and how to find and enroll in a class.

 

Books on TV: British Shows

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Books on TV is back! It has been awhile since I’ve written one of these posts, so I felt that it was time for another installment. This post will focus on British TV shows that are based off of books. Take a look at the list below and check out the shows and/or books with your FRVPLD library card today!

 

Nonfiction eBooks in Gale Virtual Reference Library

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Are you looking for nonfiction titles in eBook format? Do you have a project due and you have to have some books as part of your resources? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) is the right database for you! GVRL contains over 3,500 full-text, nonfiction and reference eBooks. They cover a wide range of topics, including: biography, business, education, history, medicine, and technology. Take a look below for a brief overview of how to access GVRL, how to find content, and for a peek at some other helpful features.

Books on TV: Nonfiction

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Books on TV is here again! This post focuses on TV shows that are based off of nonfiction books. While the books are true stories with factual information, the shows do have some fictional elements. However, the shows still have truth and accuracy in the historical events depicted, the time periods represented, and the life stories of the characters. Take a look at the list below and check out the shows and/or books with your FRVPLD library card today!

 

Holiday Shopping Help with Consumer Reports

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With the holidays around the corner, we’re all getting busy with shopping for gifts for our loved ones. Here at the Fox River Valley Public Libraries, we like to help our patrons in any way we can and we can help with holiday shopping. No, I’m not saying that we’ll buy your gifts, but we do have resources that can help make your holiday shopping easier.

Books on TV: Netflix/Amazon Prime/Hulu

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It's time for another installment of Books on TV! In this third installment, we'll take a look at original TV series from streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu. These services let you watch movies and TV shows directly online, no downloading, and no cable needed. This has become a popular service and continues to grow today. Because of this growth, Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu are developing their own TV shows. Several of these shows are based on books, and the DVDs and books they are based on can easily be checked out with your FRVPLD library card.

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