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Internships

  • Posted on: 21 May 2012
  • By: knewren1

Everybody needs work experience, even with a degree, to be able to find a good job. It is also a good way to find out if the career field you have chosen is where you want to be. Here is a video to give basic information on how to find internships, and what to do when you get one:

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internship

Film Review - Sophie Scholl: The Final Days

  • Posted on: 8 May 2012
  • By: knewren1

I always try to watch something I've never seen before, trying to see something that isn't too well known. That way I feel I'm expanding my horizons, and I won't be influenced by reviews. Today I'm going to review Sophie Scholl: The Final Days. World War II seems to be a very popular era to learn about, even in movies. Generally the movies are done from the point of view of the Allies or Jews. I have seen few movies from the Germans' point of view. But in the last year or so I've now seen about three.

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resistance, germany, world war II, sophie scholl, movie review

Jazz Appreciation Month

  • Posted on: 24 April 2012
  • By: knewren1

April is Jazz Appreciation Month. Interestingly enough, the acronym for the month is JAM, which is very suitable for how you play and listen to jazz. This celebration was created to pay tribute to jazz as a living thing, as well as for its historic value. I am not a jazz fan. That's not to say that I dislike jazz, just that I don't normally listen to it if I have a choice.

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Jazz Appreciation Month, gypsy jazz, Django Reinhardt, hot jazz, Louis Armstrong, ragtime, Scott Joplin

National Library Week

  • Posted on: 9 April 2012
  • By: knewren1

It seems every day, week, and month is in celebration of something. Luckily, libraries get to be in the spotlight too! National Library Week is from April 8-14, and the theme is "You belong @ your library". It's your chance to show your support for what the library does for you and your community.

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national library week, snapshot day, library support, geek the library

Movie Review: The Emperor's Club

  • Posted on: 13 March 2012
  • By: knewren1

Let me be the first to introduce you to our movie collection. Between the four library locations (Redwood, Jordan, South City, and Miller) there are almost 12,000 items. There are a combination of VHS and DVD, with the majority being DVD. We have foreign films, popular films, educational films, children, and fitness. Our popular films span from black and white to items released within the last year. We do not always carry the new releases, at least not right away. Don't see the movie you're looking for? Make sure to request it from the library staff.

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emperor's club, movies, Roman, Kevin Kline, Emile Hirsch, Jesse Eisenberg, teacher, school

Weight Loss And Fitness

  • Posted on: 11 January 2012
  • By: knewren1

Every year I always make a goal to lose some weight. Last year I managed to lose 15 pounds, which was a fantastic feeling. Now that I'm closer to my target weight, I want to lose the rest of the weight as well as get more fit.

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weight loss, competition, fitness