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August 2015 Issue

   
  1. Introduction
  2. Book Life 2015
  3. Are You Ready for Some ... Fantasy Football?
  4. Got Difficult Homework? Try Live Homework Help Online!
  5. Quickbyte: Bonjournal

Welcome to the August Issue of
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Book Life 2015

For people who love books and enjoy experiences that bring books to life.

"The things that make me different are the things that make me." - A.A. Milne

For the second annual Book Life series we have selected eight books which examine the myriad identities that result from our cultures, gender, health status, our place in the family, and our careers. What tensions arise when society doesn’t view us in the same light? The Palm Beach County Library System is proud to partner with area organizations to present this engaging series designed for adults, with some family events too. Discover the eight books that we have selected, and join your neighbors for fun, informative events inspired by the books. The programs and events will be held across the county at different library branches as well as other community locations from August to November.

This series is made possible through the generous support of the Friends of the Palm Beach County Library System, Inc. Please consider joining the Friends.

To register for select off-site events, visit www.pbclibrary.org/book-life one week prior to each event. This year’s Book Life featured books are:

  • "The Hundred-Foot Journey," by Richard C. Morais.
  • "On Immunity," by Eula Biss.
  • "Go Set a Watchman," by Harper Lee.
  • "Still Life with Bread Crumbs," by Anna Quindlen.
  • "The Rosie Effect," by Graeme Simsion.
  • "Frankenstein," by Mary Shelley.
  • "Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932," by Francine Prose.
  • "The Martian," by Andy Weir.

Copies of all titles are available in print via our catalog.

Discover Upcoming Book Life Events

Are You Ready for Some ... Fantasy Football?

We’re gearing up for a fun-filled season of competition with NFL Fantasy Football Leagues at the Acreage, Wellington and West Boca Branches and Main Library. This is the second season of Fantasy Football at the Acreage Branch and the inaugural season at the Wellington and West Boca Branches and Main Library. Attend the kickoff event for fun and camaraderie and assemble the ultimate roster, get acquainted with fellow league members. Prizes will be awarded to league winners, as well as a grand prize for the player with the best record and most points of all of the participating locations. All skill levels welcome. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 16 & up. (2 hr.) Preregister.

Got Difficult Homework? Try Live Homework Help Online!

Ever gotten stuck on a homework assignment? Wished you had your own tutor to help you understand? Never fear. Live Homework Help Online is here to rescue you!

Students (and parents) can get help in Math, Science, English, Social Studies and Writing. Just click on the Live Homework Help icon on our website, enter your library card number, your grade level and the subject you need help in, then let the program match you with the right tutor. It's that simple!

Here's what students are saying:

"Explained everything I needed to know patiently and helpfully, 5/5 stars." - 10th grade student

"I feel more confident. My tutor showed me new ways to look at things and solve them." - 5th grade student

"We went through the problems step by step and a light bulb went off in my head. Thank you so much!" - 12th grade student

"When I tried this (mom's idea), I was so relieved because the tutors on this site really know what they are doing." - 9th grade student

"This service helps me prepare for tests and helps me on my homework when I'm confused. Thanks!" - 8th grade student

Live one-on-one help is available Sun-Thu, 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Sat, 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Quickbyte: Bonjournal

We discovered Bonjournal when traveling recently, but whether you travel or not, it’s a very useful tool. This free app functions as a simple diary, but with a clean, uncluttered look, offering a platform for recording and sharing your travels, experiences and thoughts.

Using Bonjournal, you can keep a log whether or not you have an Internet connection. There is a title page and place for a photo, which can be changed at anytime. The pages are blank, with space for a title and as much text as you want to write, plus room for three photographs. Since the app syncs to your image folder, it’s easy to find and add photos. There is a place to enter the date and location, and a lock to keep your entries private if desired. And as you add entries, they’ll appear on the title page, creating a table of contents. Add tags to your entries ("restaurants," "scenic drives," or anything else that you can think of) and you’ll be able to find content when you need it.

If you choose to, you can keep your journal private, or share using email, social media, or by sending the url to friends and family. People can "follow" you, and you can "follow" others who share similar interests. Finally, you can download and save your journal as a pdf.

The end result is a simple and clean looking chronicle of your adventures to keep and share. Check Bonjournal out on the web or for free using the app for Android and iOS devices.

Until Next Time

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