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Employment Resources

Employment Resources JobNow Connect with a certified career coach, seven days a week between 2 and 11 pm. Get help with résumé writing, applications, searches, and skill development needs. Also find unemployment assistance, résumé templates, career assessments, and more. Includes test prep resources and practice tests and career credentialing information for over 140 specific careers. Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative Use these...

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Legal Resources

Legal Resources Gale Legal Forms Gale LegalForms helps you to understand common legal procedures and documents that are specific to your state. With a large library of customizable forms, a dictionary of legal terms, and a place to ask questions and get answers, Gale LegalForms is an effective way to get essential legal services that would otherwise cost hundreds or...

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Niche Academy

Niche Academy is a database full of tutorials and webinars that go over how to use different types of technology. Some of these topics include how to use Overdrive, Hoopla, Ancestry, Computer Basics, Microsoft Office suit (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) basics and more. This resource is available from home or in the library.  

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Research Resources for Adults

Explora Public Libraries EBSCO’s Explora is a user-friendly search tool that supports both research and instruction. Explora searches across the following resources: MasterFILE Complete- A comprehensive collection of full-text general interest articles from periodicals, newspapers, and books. This authoritative general information database is the best place to start your research project. Read It!- Research while practicing reading skills. Read It! helps students who have...

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Resources for Kids

Resources for Kids Day by Day A family activity calendar with suggestions every day for stories, songs, activities, and games.    Explora Public Libraries Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction. Explora search across the following resources, including Newspaper Source, with variance for age appropriateness Gale In Context: Elementary Kids InfoBits meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade...

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Local History and Genealogy

Local History and Genealogy  Genealogy Databases The library provides access to several genealogy databases, which are available either from home or in the library. With these databases you are able to search through military or census records, to name to start tracing your family's history.   Ancestry Library Edition Ancestry Library Edition allows you to search through immigration, vital records,...

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Preserving Your History

In December of 2019, a large number of similar illnesses started popping up in Wuhan, China. This was identified as a new coronavirus and named COVID-19, an acronym that stands for coronavirus disease 2019. By February 2020 the U.S. was reporting cases. In March the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, and multiple states started lockdowns, closing all non-essential...

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High School Yearbooks Digital Collection

In May of 2019, the Appomattox Regional Library System(ARLS)  partnered with the Library of Virginia (LVA) to digitize a collection of yearbooks from Hopewell High School spanning the years of 1925 through 1977. To see the ARLS’ digital yearbook collection click here. The Yearbook Digitization Project from the Library of Virginia’s Library Development and Networking Division allows people to browse yearbooks...

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Social and Veteran Assistance

Social and Veteran Assistance Aunt Bertha Free or reduced-cost social assistance Emergency Services & Disaster Response Food Housing Baby Supplies, Clothing, and other Goods Transportation Health Care Services Financial Assistance Adoption/Foster Care, Daytime and Residential Care, Animal Welfare Education Help Finding Work Legal Aid   VetNow Are you a veteran or do you know a veteran? Are you currently serving...

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Universal Class

Are you ready to learn something new? Universal Class is an exciting and enriching new product from the library that gives you access to over 500 courses (including continuing education courses) at the library, or at home! Users are welcome to enroll in up to 5 courses at a time. You will have 6 months to finish each course. Each...

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Transparent Languages

Transparent Languages Language learners can build vocabulary, practice skills, and maintain what they have learned with Transparent Language Online, available anytime, anywhere in 110+ languages.

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