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Because You Know You Will Be Assigned a Biography

It's inevitable. It's required.  
It can be fun and interesting.

We have resources available 24/7 to make that assignment one you enjoy not dread.

Biography In Context - Search for people by name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, and gender.

Chelsea House Biographies Online – Biography resource for middle and high school students. Includes both contemporary and historical subjects.

Vencolibrary.org, your research partner 24/7

 

What to Read Next?

Where do you look when you have finished a book and
loved it so much you just have to have another like it?

Where can you search by genre?

What book comes next in your favorite series? 

Reading Suggestions in our eLibrary is a 
great place to begin.  Select NoveList and explore the options.

Searching our catalog? Look for Novelist content. You will find it under the available copy information. Open the drawer and there will be suggestions for your next book.

Need help? Phone your local library for assistance.

 

March is Women's History Month

Suffragettes  

Weaving the Story of Women's Lives

 Accounts of the lives of individual women are critically important because they reveal exceptionally strong role models who share a more expansive vision of what a woman can do. The stories of women’s lives, and the choices they made, encourage girls and young women to think larger and bolder, and give boys and men a fuller understanding of the female experience. Knowing women’s achievements challenges stereotypes and upends social assumptions about who women are and what women can accomplish today. 

For videos, biographies and historical information look in our eLibrary.  

Gale PowerSearch is a great place to start along with Biography In Context, Gale Virtual Reference Library and World Book.

Vencolibrary.org, your research partner 24/7


Morningstar Individual Investor Conference 2015

DIY Investor Day
Strategies for Building Better Portfolios

Get a fresh outlook on the market and practical recommendations from a variety of Morningstar's analysts and outside experts.
Register for free to watch the entire event live online beginning at 7am Saturday March 21st.

Sessions include:

  • Today's Market
  • Making Money Last in Retirement
  • Model Portfolios for Retirement Savers
  • Morningstar Medalists: What Makes the Best Funds Shine
  • Cream of the Crop: Our Favorite Funds in All Flavors
  • Morningstar's Dividend Playbook
   

Black History Month and Your eLibrary, Part 4

Montgomery Bus Boycott 1955 -1956

Read more about it in our eLibrary:

For informed, differing views of each side:

 

Black History Month and Your eLibrary, Part 3

 

Novelists, Musicians, Poets, Playwrights & Actors,
explore the richness of the Harlem Renaissance
with the help of our eLibrary.

Links to biographies are in part one of this series.
Search for music and videos in part two
For encyclopedias, primary sources, critical articles, literary and cultural analysis:

                     Vencolibrary.org, here to help 24/7

Black History Month and Your eLibrary, Part 2

 

Meet Josephine Baker

The first black woman to star in a motion picture.

Check last weeks blog for links to a biography of 
the "Bronze Venus" who took Paris by storm.

To see video or hear recordings of the star
who refused to perform to segregated audiences
search for Josephine Baker in any of these: 

          Vencolibrary.org, information and more 24/7

Black History Month and Your eLibrary, Part 1

February is Black History Month

Vencolibrary's eLibrary is a valuable research partner.
This month we will explore some of the resources 
available and how you might use them. 
If you are writing a biography we suggest:

Vencolibrary.org, open 24/7

 

Find an eBook to love

Looking for Romance?

 Search enki

Choose subject, keyword romance.
Check out up to 10 books.
Keep them for 3 weeks.  

 vencolibrary.org, books to love 24/7

 

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