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    The Great Courses

    The Great Courses are now streaming on Overdrive. Learn at home with over 600 video lectures.

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    Best of 2019

    The best books of 2019 for children, teens and adults as selected by our staff.

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    November is National Novel Writing Month. Join the annual writing challenge and come write in the library.

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    Learn a New Language

    Learn a language anytime, anywhere with Transparent Language Online.

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    Become a Central Library Docent

    Do you love to tell a good story? Tell ours as a Central Library Docent. Fill out an online application today.