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Best Books for Job Seekers

Job searching can be daunting and full of uncertainty. This blog will cover eight books that might be able to help. Books highlighted here cover a range of job-hunting topics, such as returning to the workplace after a break, switching careers, getting your first professional job after completing school, deciding what you want to be “when you grow up”, and more. Find them in the library at call number 650.14.

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Resources for Learning New Skills

The Library offers print books, events, and apps as part of its mission to provide the community with resources for lifelong learning and growth. Read on to learn more about which apps Lake Forest Library cardholders have access to and which skills each app teaches. Get started using these apps at lakeforestlibrary.org/apps. Join us on June 18 at 10:30 am via Zoom with the Career Resource Center for a demonstration of using LinkedIn Learning.

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Applying Kanban to Project Management

Applying Kanban to Project Management

by Patrick Villanueva, Technology Instructor and Media Lab Assistant  
5/3/21  To help organize current projects and tasks, I wanted to use a Kanban application. It helps me get into a good workflow, and I was happy to see it applied to Microsoft Planner. Here at t...

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Digital Magazines Now Available in the Libby App

The Lake Forest Library online magazine collection has moved to the Libby app. After March 31, 2021, the RBdigital app will no longer be available. In Libby, find all of your favorite RBdigital magazines, including back issues. Plus, find hundreds of other popular magazine titles with special int...

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Business Books for Green Thumbs

I’ve cherry picked 10 excellent books to for anyone interested in learning about connections between the pursuit of prosperity, energy, land, the environment, and society. Several have either been nominated for or won awards. All of these books are located at the 333 call number in the library’s business collection area. They feature themes of sustainability, ecology, alternate energy, and the great outdoors, with an economic perspective.

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Personal Finance Books for the New Year

How the books were picked Books on this list were picked for having good advice, delivering the advice well, entertainment value, perspective variety, fewer than 400 pages, and overall readability. Personal finance books should provide good advice, new perspectives, and also be good books that pu...

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Motivational self-help nonfiction to read in fall 2020

With all the change and uncertainty at the current moment, focusing and staying motivated and continuing to lean in can become more challenging. Below are some books that you can either read or listen to help yourself get and stay motivated and focused on your life and your work this fall. Some titl...

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2020 art stroll

(Event expired) 2020 Lake Forest Art Stroll

Jump to a section:   About the Arts Stroll Kristin Ashley Artist’s Statement Library resources for artists and about the arts Upcoming library events for creative types and art enthusiasts Viewing and learning about art at the library About the Arts Stroll The...

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Bullet Journaling in 15 minutes

By Michelle Doshi What is Bullet Journaling? A bullet journal is an analog system for planning your life. It is a planner that you customize yourself to suit your needs and goals, and a system for organizing your thoughts, tasks, meetings, events, goals, and more, to help you keep up and to ke...

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Productivity Apps for 2020

  The constraints of this spring’s stay at home order have thrown all of our lives in a new direction. How does a person stay motivated and productive when everything is suddenly different? Read on if a new app might be just the ticket to help you stay on track. Most of the apps below...

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Eight Small Business Resources at the Lake Forest Library

Eight Small Business Resources at the Lake Forest Library

Small Businesses with under 20 employees make up 89% of the United States Economy. The goal of libraries today is helping the public from all age groups and backgrounds with all their information needs. Good news: this includes entrepreneurs and small business owners! Read on to learn about eigh...

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National Small Business Week Apr 29-May 5

Small Business Week at the Lake Forest Library

National Small Business Week (NSBW) is April 30 to May 5 where SCORE and the Small Business Administration (SBA) celebrate small business. NSBW started in 1963 as a way to promote the growth and development of small enterprises and to draw attention to small businesses nationwide. The initiative...

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