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Discover or Rediscover Your Public Library

“When I discovered libraries, it was like having Christmas every day.”–Jean Fritz, children’s author Last week was National Library Week, and, though we’re a week late, it’s never too late to discover or rediscover your local library! Just don’t plan … Continue reading

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Is the Internet Ruining Reading?

“The attention span of a computer is only as long as its electrical cord.“–Dan Rather Because of the internet, emailing, and text-messaging on cell phones, we actually do more reading now than we did in the seventies and eighties when … Continue reading

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Reading a “Real” Book Is Better Than Reading on an E-Reader

More fun to read a real book I have  always preferred reading from paper to an electronic device. My Kindle does have advantages as it goes to sleep when I do so I don’t have to find my place when I wake … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Deception

 “You can never get all the facts from just one newspaper, and unless you have all the facts, you cannot make proper judgements about what is going on.”—Harry S. Truman This a re-post of one of our first blogs.  But … Continue reading

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Top Ten Reasons to Visit Your Local Library

“When I discovered libraries, it was like having Christmas every day.”–Jean Fritz, children’s author In difficult economic times libraries are vulnerable to drastic budget cuts, yet it is in hard times that many people discover the myriad benefits of their … Continue reading

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E-Learning Increases Reading Load

“The Stone Age didn’t end because they ran out of stones.”    –Unknown Online learning, particularly blended learning, which combines online learning with traditional classroom learning, is the future of education–and the future is here.  Online learning requires copious amounts of reading, which requires better … Continue reading

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How to Read a Newspaper

“If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re mis-informed.” –Mark Twain Mark Twain was a very wise man!  But to start with I must state that I believe in getting informed through newspapers.  I … Continue reading

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Speed Reading: Scientific Fact or Science Fiction?

“I feel the need…the need for speed.“            –Maverick in Top Gun Speed reading has its roots in research conducted by the United States Air Force in the 1940s.  World War II fighter pilots used an instrument called a tachistoscope to … Continue reading

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Changing a habit — Live Instruction or Virtual?

For 35 Years, our niche has been “real instruction–real results.” Learning a new skill is better with a good coach who will watch what you are doing, show you the right way to do it, help you practice correctly (the … Continue reading

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