lynda.com – free for Dakota County Library cardholders!

Great news for everyone with a Dakota County Library card: you have free access to lynda.com! This database offers thousands of online courses and video tutorials on skills and software in the following areas:

  • business
  • CAD
  • design
  • education & elearning
  • IT
  • marketing
  • photography
  • Web design & development

New courses added in the last month include:

  • Excel 2013: Working with Charts and Graphs
  • AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training
  • Everyday Math Fundamentals
  • RSS and Podcast Subscriptions
  • Android Tips and Tricks
  • The Science of Sales

Plus, you can learn anywhere with apps for iOS, Android, and Windows 8 mobile devices. If you live in Dakota County and don’t already have your Dakota County Library card, simply visit one of the 10 locations with some form of identification, such as:

  • driver’s license
  • state non-driver’s ID
  • checkbook
  • recently postmarked bill
  • passport
  • or immigration papers

Thank you, Dakota County Library, for providing this amazing resource!

New Mango Languages course: Cherokee

By the next century, more than half of the world’s nearly 7,000 languages may disappear. You can help save an endangered language – and enrich your mind – by learning Cherokee with Mango Languages. Mango includes courses for over 60 foreign languages and 17 ESL/ELL courses. Fight monolingualism and start learning a new language today!

Free books

Please see the latest spreadsheet of Library discards and contact Danielle if you’d like any of them. Most of these books are about architecture, drawing, design, and illustration.

Credo Reference Topic Pages

Credo Reference is featuring the following Topic Pages this month:

 

Credo Reference includes 723 reference ebooks and almost 3.3 million full text entries. Take a look!

Films On Demand update

Films On Demand added 112 new videos in December and 177 new videos in January, bringing our streaming video collection up to 20,924 titles. Take a look!

New titles

Take a look at the new books we added to our collection in January. You can find these and everything else in our collection through our catalog, MnPALS Plus. Here are a few of the new titles on our shelves. Check them out!

HD69 The Firm RM301.12 Clinician's Pocket Drug Reference 2015 HF5415.1265 Everybody Writes

HM1121 Clash P93.5 Best American Infographics 2014 QP751 Big Fat Surprise

LB1139.5 Time to Create NA2728 Rendering in SketchUp

Black History Month

February is Black History Month, a celebration of African American contributions to American history, culture, and society.

Learn about black history with books, ebooks, and videos from our collection and check out these sites for more information:

Library closed on 1/29 and 1/30

The Library will be closed on Thursday, January 29th and Friday, January 30th. We are sorry for the inconvenience. Please look for us at in-service if you have questions or need anything Library-related.

Our Online Resources will remain open, as always.

Free books

Please see the latest spreadsheet of Library discards and contact Danielle if you’d like any of them. Most of these books are about the theory and practice of education.

Credo Reference Topic Pages

Credo Reference is featuring the following Topic Pages this month:

 

Credo Reference includes 720 reference ebooks and almost 3.3 million full text entries. Take a look!