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Deyerle Lecture Series 2017

Every fall, the Massanutten Regional Library is pleased to present the annual Deyerle Lecture Series on Local History. The series is held at the Central Library in downtown Harrisonburg at 7pm on Thursday nights in October. The Deyerle Lecture Series is made possible through the generosity of the Deyerle family, in honor of their parents,

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MRL Online Resources – Credo Reference

Today we are going to go over an exciting refresh to a popular online resource, Credo Reference. This new interface enables a more streamlined searching experience. Credo Reference includes over 1,000 quality reference resources such as encyclopedias, biographies, and dictionaries. In total, there are over 3 million articles available! A key part of Credo is

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MRL Online Resources – Find It Virginia

Find It Virginia is a free online resource that is available to all Virginians and is provided by the Library of Virginia. It acts as a portal to wide range of different online resources for everyone from school children to job seekers. So let’s delve into  all of these great resources that you can find

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Updated Apps for Digital Checkouts!

If you use OverDrive for eBooks, OneClickdigital for e-audiobooks, or Zinio for e-magazines, you’ve probably noticed that all three have new, easier to use apps. OneClickdigital and Zinio, which are both products of Recorded Books, are now both the RBdigital app. OverDrive’s new app is Libby, by OverDrive. Current users of both apps should be

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MRL Online Resources – ProCitizen

For today’s online resource blog post, we are going to highlight ProCitizen. This a great resource for preparing to become a U.S. Citizen and the Naturalization Test. It is broken up into 12 levels with each one focusing on a specific subject. ProCitizen is available in both English and Spanish. Each level is broken up

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Genealogy 101 – First Steps

So, you’ve decided you want to trace the family tree. That’s great! Genealogy research can sharpen your research skills, teach you about history, illuminate your origins, and even bring you closer to your family. (Some family members will love hearing about your research, while you might bore others to tears. It can go either way!)

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Genealogy 101 – Ancestry for Virginians

MRL patrons (and all Virginians) now have access to “Ancestry for Virginians,” a collection of Virginia vital records owned by the Library of Virginia and hosted by Ancestry. Digital images of the following open records are now available: Virginia, Birth Records, 1912–2014, Delayed Birth Records, 1854–1911 Virginia, Death Records, 1912–2014 Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936–2014 Virginia,

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MRL Comic Con

On Saturday May 6, we will be having our first ever Comic Book convention. We are very excited to offer this event and hope that everyone reading this comes to the library to enjoy a special day filled with several guest speakers and free comics! The event is free and open to the public. All

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International Tabletop Day 2017

April 29th is International Tabletop Day! Come join us at the Central branch of MRL from noon to 3:30 and play some games. We have a wide variety of games for ages six and up. Take a look at our list below – are there games you wanted to try but were afraid to commit?

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MRL Online Resources – NoveList Plus

Massanutten Regional Library has the perfect resource to help you find you or your child your next book. NoveList and NoveList K-8 are online reading recommendation resources. The two sites have a similar layout, but serve different age groups. NoveList is for all age groups including adults, while NoveList K-8 is tailored towards children and

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High Noon author coming to Harrisonburg

Massanutten Regional Library has partnered with WMRA to bring author Glenn Frankel to speak at WMRA’s Books and Brews on Tuesday, April 11th at Pale Fire Brewing Company. Mr. Frankel’s new book High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic was published on February 21, and he was a guest on

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