Friday, February 20, 2015

New Online Database: El Portal

El Portal is an exciting collection of online databases, including:


  ·     Brainfuse-  an online educational portal that specializes in live one-to-one tutoring, study skills-building, resume and interview resources and review, and career assistance through its HelpNow™ and JobNow™ services. These services assist students, including college, and adult learners.

·     Kids InfoBits- meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5.

·     Junior Edition- provides middle school and junior high students with access to magazines, newspapers, books, and other reference content. 

·     Opposing Viewpoints- is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. 

·     Academic OneFile- is the premier source of peer-reviewed full-text scholarly content across the academic disciplines. 

·     Chilton Library-represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. 

·     Gale Reference Virtual Library- 24/7 access to your library’s best reference books and encyclopedias 


 *ask a librarian for a demonstration highlighting potential applications of these databases, including capabilities to download articles onto digital devices, highlight text, print, and share via email.




Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Annual Movie Donation Drive


You love movies. Who doesn’t? But we all have movies that, well, we know we’re never going to watch again. But just because it wasn’t your cup of tea, doesn’t mean that there might not be someone else who would love to see it.
So why not donate it to the Taos Public Library? Taos Public Library is holding its Annual DVD & Blu-Ray donation drive! During the month of February we will be gladly accepting all DVD & Blu-Ray donations. We cannot guarantee that we will add every movie donated into our collection, but nothing will go to waste.

And if you think there are any holes that need to be filled in our movie collection, please donate any films, television shows or documentaries you think the whole community might enjoy! Show your library a little love!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Know Your Library- February Edition


by Joanne Forman

   Peel the kids away from the TV, the computer and the cell phone and get them started on winter sports-after all, Taos is one of the great areas of the planet for this. And, as usual, your Taos Public Library has books to help get started.