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Road Construction on 158th St.: “How do I get to the Library??” Starting Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Starting October 9, you will have to come to the library by using Parallel and one of two side streets to reach our driveway on Garden Parkway. Turn south off Parallel onto 159th Street and go three blocks. Turn right on Prairie Way and continue until you reach Garden Parkway. Turn left and take Garden Parkway to the Library’s driveway entrance. OR Turn south off Parallel onto 161st Terrace. Continue… Read more »

The Celebrity Billboard Project

If you’re a stats fan you’ll want to check this link out! The Celebrity Billboard Project is a constantly updating timeline of the top ten most read Wikipedia pages of famous people each day. It’s interesting to see what historical events can cause interest to spike in certain people. After you’re finished cycling through the data on this timeline, the main website for The Pudding has multiple visual essays tracking… Read more »

The Good Ole Days: 70’s, 80’s and 90’s TV!

Are you one of those people who feel like there’s nothing good on TV anymore? Do you miss the good old days and long for the television of your youth? Well My Decade TV has you covered! Choose between the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s and flip through the variety of different programming they have from each of the decades. Browse by year and view everything from music videos to soap… Read more »

Watch Live Bears From the Safety of Your Computer!

If you are a fan of the outdoors and animals in their natural habitats but aren’t able to make the trek, the live bear cam for Katmai National Park in Alaska in a wonderful way to scratch that itch. You can tune in almost any time of the day and see such exciting sites as bears fishing for salmon or wrestling with each other in the stream. Definitely worth checking… Read more »

Libraries Rock and So Does This Interactive Music Map

In honor of our Library Rocks Summer Reading theme, check out this interactive music map! Discover the history of musical genres from electronic to jazz, hip-hop to country and everything in between. The website is full of interesting facts and helpful playlists to help get you started on your musical journey.

“The Book Was Better…”

Jake shares this video from PBS about how we feel when our favorite books get turned into movies. Speaking of books, check out the PBS 100 List for The Great American Read. How many have you read?

Midwest Coast for Arts and Culture of the Midwest

The Midwest can often be overlooked when looking at the arts and culture coverage across the Internet but luckily Midwest Coast is here to change that. Featuring interviews, videos and features from artists and musicians of all different backgrounds in the Midwest. The website is fairly new but is updated often with new and original content that is sure to spike the interest of arts and culture lovers regardless of… Read more »

BeanBeanBean: Trivia to Help End World Hunger

BeanBeanBean is an online trivia game where for each question you answer correctly, three beans are donated. There different categories ranging from multiplication to world geography. It’s a fun and easy way to help make a difference in the lives of other people. Try it out for yourself.   https://beanbeanbean.com/

3D Face Reconstruction

This website is a demo of a paper by the University of Nottingham demonstrating the ability to reconstruct a 3D recreation of a person’s face using a digital image of that person. You can test it out using their sample pictures of people like President Barack Obama or actor Elijah Wood or you can upload your own pictures and see what happens!   http://cvl-demos.cs.nott.ac.uk/vrn/