Have you registered to vote? Doing so is relatively easy using My Vote Wisconsin, where you can now register completely online. To do so, you’ll also need an up-to-date Wisconsin driver license or state ID card and a way to make a digital copy of it, such as a smartphone camera or the scanner at […]
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About Kevin, Reference Assistant
Kevin has been a long-time library patron and is excited to be on the other side of the desk. Stop by and and say hi when you have the chance.
Entries by Kevin, Reference Assistant
With New Year comes new resolutions, and a popular one for many is to eat better. A great way to do so is to join community-supported agriculture (CSA). Joining a CSA requires a payment and, in return, you’ll receive farm-fresh produce and possibly other items such as eggs or honey regularly during the spring, summer, […]
As temperatures dip and the sky darkens, some rejoice in the snow while others yearn for warmer times. There’s another option than hopes and dreams: Travel. And travelling to most of the world requires a passport. Obtaining a passport isn’t a difficult process, but it does require a form, evidence, and a payment. You can […]
While you might not be able to communicate with space aliens, did you know that you can directly talk with astronauts aboard the International Space Station? Amateur radio has been featured in science-fiction films such as Contact, Frequency, and Independence Day. While the extraterrestrials and situations in each are fictional, you can connect with real […]
The modern catalog matches terms you type exactly. Imagine you’re looking for an astronomy book, but you don’t remember the title exactly. It was Death…something by…was it Phillip? Something? So you type your guess into the search box and press enter. There are 81 results! But none of the first items look like astronomy books. […]
Locating items on popular subjects can be difficult—veritable needles in the large haystack of search results. Luckily, there are ways to make the results more relevant to your search so you go through less of them. Suppose you’re looking for a book and a DVD on knitting that you can pick up right now at […]
Whether or not you garden, it’s a great time to start thinking about growing trees and shrubs. Many counties in the area have tree and shrub sales at the year’s start. These are opportunities to acquire low-cost, native trees and shrubs for shade, wood, fruit, or nuts. You’ll generally need to commit to a bundle […]
If you routinely make suggestions for purchase, you may have noticed that the “Downloadable Media” location is no longer available. Instead, visit Wisconsin’s Digital Library at https://wplc.overdrive.com/ and sign in. Select “Indianhead Federated Library System”, enter your card number, and then click “sign in”. After signing in, you’ll be returned to the main page. […]
Consumer Reports is one of our most popular reference magazines, but did you know that you can access Consumer Reports from home or while shopping using your library card?
Did you know that you can search for books, DVDs, music, and more in other languages? Head over to the online catalog and click “Advanced Search” in the header. You’ll need to enter something in the search and then change the Language drop down box to the language you’re looking for. Then click the […]
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