Christmas will be here soon, and so will Festival of Trees! The Friends of Drake Community Library will be hosting the Festival of Trees on Friday, December 5th, from 5:30 – 7:30. The GMS Honor Choir & GMS Jazz Band will be performing and Santa Claus will be here too. If you or your group would like to decorate a tree, sign-up forms and more information will be available soon.
With the increasing news about Ebola both internationally and in the U.S., some of you may be interested in knowing reliable information about that virus. This site, put together by a librarian, may be useful to you: http://guides.lib.uiowa.edu/ebola
The open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act will be arriving again on November 15 and will last until February 15, 2015.
Click here for more information.
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Broadband Internet access is becoming more and more important in the daily life of individuals and business operations. A group of Grinnell community leaders are hoping to improve access to reliable, high-speed broadband service through participation in the Connect Iowa Community Engagement program.
The first step is to gather information for a community assessment of our current access, adoption and use of broadband related services. An online survey has been created for this purpose at www.tinyurl.com/GrinnellBroadband
Before we can plan for broadband needs in the future, we first must have a thorough understanding of where we are today. By answering four questions, business and organization representatives can help with the assessment. Information will then be used to create a plan for the future.
For more information on this project, contact Library Systems Administrator Monique Shore. Other community members involved in this project are Angela Harrington (Grinnell Chamber), Brian Megel (B3 Technology), Monica Chavez-Silva (Grinnell College), and Todd Reding (Forescend, Inc.).
Thanks to funding from Friends of DCL, we now provide Mango Languages as an online learning resource. Mango is free of charge to all library card holders and is an easy and effective way to learn to speak a foreign language.
CLICK HERE to start your online learning.
ADDED BONUS OPPORTUNITY: Through a collaboration with Grinnell College you have the opportunity to connect with a native speaking “conversation partner” for many of the languages. To sign up for a language partner, email a request to email@example.com.