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Income Tax Filing Extensions
If you applied for and were granted an extension to file your federal income taxes, make sure you file online with the IRS by Oct.14. If you have questions, help is available from the IRS.
posted Sep 24, 2014 by Andrea S. Category: Government Information

Assistive Technology at the Library
All our libraries have assistive technology tools available for patron use. Devices such as personal pocket amplifiers, lighted magnifying glasses and large print keyboards can help meet patron hearing, sight and dexterity needs. An assisted listening system is also available for use in group meetings or program settings. Ask at your library’s service desk for details.
posted Sep 23, 2014 by Dulcey H. Category: Technology

Orientation & Increased Access
On Wednesday, October 8th, at 10:30am, meet on the 4th floor of Minneapolis Central Library downtown for a detailed introduction to the Funding Information Network Collection's print and electronic resources for nonprofit funding research. Advance sign-up is not required. The session lasts about 90 minutes.

Three useful online resources, Foundation Directory Online, Foundation Grants to Individuals Online and Foundation Maps, are now available on library workstations at all Hennepin County Library locations.
posted Sep 10, 2014 by Roger L. Category: Grants/Nonprofits

Fluent in 3 Months!
Benny Lewis' 2014 book of tips and tricks to gain fluency in the language of your choice in 3 months. He debunks the myths that intimidate the typical language learner and claims languages are to be lived, not studied. Lewis claims to have become confident in 12 different languages after being a self-described "mediocre student" Also, of interest may be Fluent Forever! by Gabriel Wyner
posted Sep 9, 2014 by Rachel S. Category: Language Learning

This could affect you!
Worried about who's looking at your credit card information? Good advice from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau..
posted Sep 9, 2014 by Mary B. Category: Consumer Information

Lots of people are thinking about it.
Can You Afford to Retire? Helpful advice and the answers to some of your questions.
posted Sep 9, 2014 by Mary B. Category: Consumer Information

Homework Resources for Countries
Researching other lands and peoples? Our Cultures & Diversity databases can help you find articles, history, maps, music, news and more on countries all over the world.
posted Sep 9, 2014 by DJ Category: Cultures/Diversity

Passport Day
Passport Day returns to Minneapolis on Saturday, Sept. 13, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Apply for your passport book and/or passport card at the Minneapolis Passport Agency, 212 3rd Ave South Suite 100. No appointment required on Sept. 13.
posted Sep 3, 2014 by Andrea S. Category: Government Information

Vehicle Ratings
Follow J. D. Power and Associates to learn what owners say about their 2014 vehicles.
posted Sep 2, 2014 by Jerry B. Category: Automotive

Future of Newspapers?
The Gannett Company recently announced plans to spin off their print newspaper division, including the popular USA Today, into a separate company. To boost yearly profits company executives will focus on their television business and digital assets. The reorganization should be completed during the coming year.
posted Aug 27, 2014 by Denis M. Category: News/Weather

3M Cloud Library eBooks Available
Hennepin County Library readers now have access to more new and popular adult, teen and children's eBooks through the 3M Cloud Library. Check out and download books to your personal computer, or read on your mobile device using the 3M Cloud Library app for Android or iOS.
posted Aug 26, 2014 by Dulcey H. Category: Technology

You Go Girls!
Pitcher Mo'ne Davis is inspiring massive interest in the Little League World Championship games, and our own Maya Moore of Minnesota's winning basketball team is now MVP. Congratulations!
posted Aug 21, 2014 by Kay D. Category: Sports/Recreation

How Many Fruits and Vegetables Do You Need?
Every body is different. Enter your age, sex, and level of physical activity in the Centers for Disease Control Calculator to learn the amount that's right for you.
posted Aug 20, 2014 by Anne D. Category: Health/Wellness

Mental Health Is Just As Important As Physical Health
If you, or someone you know is in suicidal crisis or emotional distress, there is help available. Call 1-800-273-8255. For EMERGENCY help call 9-1-1. Depression affects children as well as adults so know what signs to look for as a parent.
posted Aug 14, 2014 by Anne D. Category: Health/Wellness

Minneapolis 2013 CAPER
The 2013 Consolidated Annual Performance Report (CAPER) is now available from the City of Minneapolis. Public comments for the 2013 report will be accepted from Aug. 13-27, 2014. A public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 19, 1:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.
posted Aug 13, 2014 by Andrea S. Category: Government Information

Test Our New Catalog
We're redesigning our catalog and giving you an opportunity to test it now in its beta (not quite finished) form on your phone, computer or tablet. Please report any issues you experience through the "Report a bug" link in the new catalog. We need your feedback!
posted Aug 12, 2014 by Dulcey H. Category: Technology

Facts About Ebola Virus Disease
Ebola Virus Disease has made worldwide news because of its destructive potential. Read the facts from the Minnesota Dept. of Health.
posted Aug 7, 2014 by Anne D. Category: Health/Wellness

Defend Your Online Data
With the latest cyber-criminals hacking over one billion passwords, safeguard your online data with these common sense steps.
posted Aug 6, 2014 by Jim M. Category: Consumer Information

Update Your Smart Phone With Library Apps
Many of you use our library catalog app, but did you know we have many more? Check our list of useful apps, from downloading books and magazines to finding stock info, book recommendations, and more.;
posted Aug 5, 2014 by Dulcey H. Category: Technology

Multicultural Genealogy
Explore your ancestry with the our Multicultural Family History subject guide, which includes a comprehensive listing of databases and websites to help you with your search.
posted Aug 5, 2014 by DJ Category: Cultures/Diversity

Are you ready for school?
Scholastic has some great resources for parents, including Parent Guides for each grade found in the middle of their resoruces webpage. Learn about what subjects your child will be studying, improve communication with teachers, manage school involvement, and more. Remember the library is a great source for homework help!
posted Aug 1, 2014 by Jody W. Category: Parenting/Child Care

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