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Electronic Government Documents
Each month the Government Printing Office releases hundreds of documents electronically in the Catalog of U. S. Government Publications. Browse New Titles or search by keyword under Internet Publications. Records date from July 1976 to the present and the Catalog is updated daily.
posted Mar 27, 2013 by Andrea S. Category: Government Information

HCL Social Media
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to learn more about the Library's services, resources and programs, and to engage in conversation with HCL Librarians and other Library lovers.
posted Mar 25, 2013 by Dulcey H. Category: Technology

Healthy Eating on a Tight Budget
USA.gov has information about good nutrition, food safety, eating healthy meals on a budget, food stamp eligibility, and physical activity.
posted Mar 22, 2013 by Anne D. Category: Health/Wellness

Affordable Care Act and Small Businesses
The U.S. Small Business Admistration provides new tools to help small business owners make decisions about health care for employees. Find measures to help slow premium cost growth and increase access to quality, affordable health insurance.
posted Mar 21, 2013 by Andrea S. Category: Government Information

A Thousand Journeys, One Home: Asian-Pacific Heritage Day
On April 13, 2013-Noon to 4 p.m. at the Minnesota History Center, join Chinese, East Indian, Hawaiian, Hmong, Indonesian, Japanese, Karen, Korean, Thai and Vietnamese people as they engage in traditions that emphaszie connections not only to each other, but to the broader communities in which they live, work and play. Highlights include dance performances by the Japanese troupe Sansei Yonsei Kai and the Karen of Minnesota; demonstrations in Japanese calligraphy; Thai fruit carving; Hmong and Korean cooking; and hands-on art activities.
posted Mar 19, 2013 by Phuoc Tran Category: Cultures/Diversity

Class of Civilizations
Cover Art Interested in world politics since 1989 and on into the 21st Century? Pick-up or download books by Samuel Huntington's "Clash of civilizations and the remaking of the world order" or Gideon Rachman's "Zero-sum future: American power in an age of anxiety" or Noam Chomsky's "How the world works." These are some of the leading commentators on the jockeying and jostling between world powers who identify challenges and provide insight into the world's political future. Interested in more? Try using the subject heading: World politics -- 1989-
posted Mar 19, 2013 by JoEllen H. Category: History/Biography

What's Next for Venezuela?
Vice President Nicolas Maduro is leading Venezuela after the death of President Chavez. Elections are typically called within 30 days of a president's death. Interesting times are ahead for this politically fractious country.
posted Mar 16, 2013 by Carrie B. Category: Politics/Elections

No droning on...
As reported in The Air Force Times, the Air Force has stopped including the number of drone air strikes in monthly public reports, and numbers already reported in previous months have been removed from the Air Force website. More on drone attacks can be found by searching the Library's subscription databases, such as MasterFILE Premier.
posted Mar 13, 2013 by Keven L. Category: Magazines/Newspapers

Public Health Assessment Brooklyn Park Dump
Residents of the Brooklyn Park area may submit comments about the Public Health Assessment: Site Update and Review of the Brooklyn Park Dump from March 1 - April 30, 2013. Print copies of this Minnesota Department of Health public review document are also available at the Brookdale, Brooklyn Park and Minneapolis Central Libraries.

posted Mar 13, 2013 by Andrea S. Category: Government Information

Homeless Shelter Resources
Find a variety of resources and services available for people experiencing homelessness at Hennepin County Homeless Shelter Resources. Shelters for families, youth, single adults, and for those experiencing domestic violence are listed. Also, for emergency and transitional housing help call the Metro Shelter Hotline at 1-888-234-1329.
posted Mar 11, 2013 by Susan L. Category: Social Issues

Women's History Month 2013
March is Women's History Month. Visit this website sponsored by several government agencies to learn about generations of women who've contributed to American society. Teachers can find lesson plans, student activities and research aids too.
posted Mar 11, 2013 by Andrea S. Category: Government Information

Election of a new pope
Find observations from around the world in World News Collection as the process continues for selecting a new pope.
posted Mar 9, 2013 by Carrie B. Category: Current Events

Health Care for the Homeless
Hennepin County provides a variety of health and wellness services at medical clinics in 11 shelters and drop-in centers in Minneapolis. For assistance call 612-348-5553.
posted Mar 7, 2013 by Anne D. Category: Health/Wellness

Irish-American Heritage Month
Celebrate your heritage by researching your Irish family history!
Great websites to help you get started include:
The Irish Genealogy Toolkit, National Archives of Ireland and GENUKI. Although Irish research is exciting, it can also be frustrating, due to destroyed records, the high number of famine deaths and the millions that emigrated after 1840. Sláinte!
posted Mar 6, 2013 by Trudi C. Category: Genealogy

Helping Do-Gooders do more Good
Minnesota Do-Gooders is a new organization focused on helping non-profits improve their marketing and communication skills. Check out their series of weekly panel discussions scheduled during March and April.
posted Mar 6, 2013 by Kim P. Category: Small Business

Free College Classes
Take a MOOC from the U of M to learn something new. That is a free online class open to anyone anywhere with unlimited enrollment but no academic credit. The point is to sample subjects of interest, broaden your awareness and engage in the love of learning.
posted Mar 6, 2013 by Mary Linden Category: Education/Libraries

A Vanishing Breed
When the appropriate paperwork is filed with the Guinness World Records, Newt Wallace will become the world's oldest newspaper delivery person. At 93, Mr. Wallace still enjoys delivering the local paper to his many customers in Winters, California.
posted Mar 5, 2013 by Denis M. Category: News/Weather

Minnesota is an Inventive State
This patent depository library is proud to acknowledge the recent StarTribune article announcing the Twin Cities and Rochester as the top centers for innovation, based on the number of patents issued in the state. Patent facts and figures and filing research is available anytime from Hennepin County Library.

posted Mar 5, 2013 by Carrie B. Category: Patents/Trademarks

What's A "Pulse"?
Cover Art Pulses are a healthy alternative to animal protein. According to the USDA, peas and lentils are fat-free and chickpeas are a low fat protein source. Browse the recipe section of the website USA Dry Pea and Lentil Council for plenty of easy-to-prepare and inexpensive lunch, dinner and even dessert options.
posted Mar 4, 2013 by Holly R. Category: Home/Garden

Be true to your School!
Throughout the year the MSHL - Minnesota State High School League - is the top spot to follow every team from every school in every sport. Schedules, ticket info, and results are posted for sports from Basketball and Wrestling to Lacrosse, Golf, and Baseball; even Speech and Debate!
posted Mar 3, 2013 by Kay D. Category: Sports/Recreation

Wedding Music
Spring is approaching fast, which means many are planning weddings. These websites can help you get going with planning one of the most important parts: the music. University of Virginia's Wedding Music Guide concentrates more on classical music, while Wedding Songs has many suggestions including pop and country.
posted Mar 2, 2013 by Jean B. Category: Music

Having work done on your home?
You can check out a business or company with the Better Business Bureau serving Minnesota and North Dakota.
posted Mar 2, 2013 by mary b Category: Consumer Information

Gas Prices
As the gas prices continue to change, discover ways to save money and gas at fuel economy.gov.
posted Mar 1, 2013 by Jerry B. Category: Automotive

Are Drones Good or Bad?
What drones are and how they are used is explored in this PBS Nova program.
posted Mar 1, 2013 by Carrie B. Category: Current Events

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