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North Shore Library News: Aug. 8

Silver Bay Public Library News

Not long ago, a friend was diagnosed with a much misunderstood medical disorder. I could find the basic information on the WEB but soon exhausted the usual resources and wanted to dig deeper. Then I returned to the wonderful resources available at the Arrowhead Library System.

I clicked on the Services for Library Patrons link and then Magazines, Newspapers and Other Databases. I went to Home Access and then, voila! You may get led astray by the all the other options. If you’re looking for medical information you will just have to leave Small Engine Repair Reference Center,, NoveList, HelpNow, JobNow, The Historical Minneapolis Tribune and many other databases for another session.

The amount of information I found on an otherwise obscure subject was amazing! Finally, I was able to help shed some light for a friend and her family who had been left feeling bewildered and overwhelmed. With ERIC a one word search resulted in hits from the present to 20 years ago. The articles were available as peer reviewed and full text. MedlinePlus combines reliable information from The National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. MedlinePlus also consists of information on drugs and supplements, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive tutorials, the latest health news, and surgery videos.

EbscoHost, Academic Search Premier, MasterFILE Premier, Alt HealthWatch are just a few of the other excellent resources available for finding information on alternative and mainstream medical practices.

Two Harbors Public Library News

Summer Reading Program

Finale- Adults

For the Adult Summer Reading version of Paws to Read, the final drawing will be today (Friday, August 8) at about 3 p.m.  Participants do not need to be present to win. Thanks to Superior Shores for donation of the grand prize of a gift certificate to Kamloops restaurant, Jeff Leighton for Joyce Gow’s note cards, and the Friends of the Library for T-shirts and mugs rounding out the prize list. Sixty people signed up for Adult Summer Reading and about 300 reading slips have been turned in, plus about 200 more in the staff/library board challenge!  The comment sheets will be available after the end of the program, come see what others have been reading.

Z Puppets Rosenschnoz Presents: The Secret Life of Puppets!

On Monday, August 11 at 3:30 pm., Z Puppets will allow children to learn the tricks to turning sticks, cloth, and string into lively characters. Each participant will experiment to create their own puppet magic. This program is designed for 1st graders and up. Participants will watch a brief demonstration of puppet characters and styles and then participate in hands on puppet exploration! This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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