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BOOK SALE

The Friends of the Orland Free Library will be holding a semiannual book sale April 20-23, 2016 at St. Dominic’s Parish Hall, 830 A Street Orland, CA

Hours: Wednesday through Friday 9am-6pm; Saturday 9am-noon (Bag Sale Saturday)

Friends of Orland Library Book Sale

Friends Book Sale

Access free job help resources through JobNow:

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What is JobNow?

JobNow provides you with practical tools to help you get a job.  On the home page, you have three services to choose from:

1. Career Resources: Informative, easy-to-use, and free Internet resources for job seekers; including personality and career assessments.

2. Resume Builder: Featuring our Resume Lab, our Resume Builder provides the resources you need to craft a winning resume.

  • Resume Lab: Send your resume to one of our JobNow experts, and you will receive expert analysis within 24 hours.
  • Resume Templates:  To help you get started, we have included downloadable templates for four of the most common resume types.
  • Internet Resources for Resumes:  Search these carefully selected sites for more information on resume writing.

3. Ace the Interview: Featuring our Interview Coach service, this section provides resources to help you prepare for your interview.

  • Get Live Interview Coaching: Connect with one of our live interview coaches to brush up on your interview skills
  • Interview Tips: Offers tips and common interview questions to help you prepare for your interview
  • Internet Resources for Interviewing: Use these carefully selected sites to help prepare you for your interview.

How can interview coaches help me if they know nothing about the job I’m seeking?

Our live interview coaches are trained to help you formulate responses to common questions through an online mock interview. Obviously, jobs vary in terms of the skills and background required, but interviewers often ask many of the same basic questions (such as “why do you want this job?”). Your answers to these questions will, in large part, determine whether your interview is a success.  And while your interview coach may not know much about the job you’re seeking, they can help you perfect techniques for tackling substantive questions.

What is an online mock interview?

An online mock interview helps you improve your interviewing skills by giving you plenty of practice under simulated interview conditions by asking you common interview questions.

  • You respond through instant messaging
  • At the end of your interview, your interview coach will provide you with constructive feedback and interview tips.

How do I enter a mock interview?

Simply select “Ace the Interview” on the homepage and click “Get Live Interview Coaching”. You will then connect with a live interview coach using the Brainfuse Online Classroom. The online classroom supports instant messaging.

What software/hardware do I need for live interview coaching?

All you need is a computer with Internet access (our classroom is Mac/PC compatible).
* Please remember to disable your pop-up blocker when entering our online classroom.
While JobNow requires no download, it may take a few minutes to enter your session for the first time.


How does the Resume Lab work?

Simply submit your resume and/or cover letter and receive constructive comments from a JobNow resume expert within 24 hours.
In order to use the Resume Lab, you will need to register. Registering is easy and free and only requires you enter a username, password, and valid email address. This information will be kept confidential and will not be used for any purpose other than the resume lab.

What types of comments can expect from the Resume Lab?

Our resume experts will identify grammatical and stylistic errors and provide you with constructive comments regarding the effectiveness of your resume and cover letter. You will not receive feedback regarding specialized substantive areas. For instance, if your resume for an engineering position includes detailed technical information, our resume experts will not comment on the technical accuracy or relevance of such information.

What are the qualifications of JobNow interview coaches and resume experts?

All JobNow coaches and resume experts undergo a rigorous selection and training process.  We require applicants to have a four-year degree, be based in the U.S. and submit to a complete background and reference check. All JobNow coaches and resume experts receive initial and ongoing training in their respective positions.

The Orland Free Library now offers online homework help services through HelpNow:

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What services does HelpNow offer? Brainfuse offers a comprehensive suite of online academic services designed to support many learning needs and styles.

EXPERT ONLINE SERVICES
  • Live Tutoring: Enter our online classroom and receive live, online help from a Brainfuse tutor.
  • Skills-Building: Our skills building service helps you master an academic concept through expert tutoring and standards aligned online lessons, Brainfuse Skills Building has been designed for a variety of age groups and academic needs.
  • 24/7 Help Center: Submit a question and a tutor will provide you with a response (usually within 24 hours).
  • Foreign Language Lab: Our Foreign Language Center provides expert assistance and support for students who are learning a foreign language. Expert tutoring is currently offered for Spanish, and a host of helpful online resources for learning other languages is forthcoming.
  • Writing Lab: HelpNow offers two types of writing assistance.
    • Live Writing Assistance: Connect with an online tutor for expert writing assistance with our live help feature. Live help is particularly helpful during the initial stages of the writing process when you are working on the organizational and thematic features of your paper.
    • Intensive Writing Lab: For a more thorough analysis, simply select writing Lab from the launch menu and submit your writing via our secure messaging feature. Within approximately 24 hours of submitting your paper, you will receive a detailed analysis of your paper in your message center inbox. Our writing experts are trained to focus their analysis on voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and organization.
STUDY TOOLS
  • Test Center: Visit our online assessment library to take practice quizzes in standardized tests (SAT, ACT, GED and more) and practice subject specific tests, like math and science. Get results instantly and, if you choose, share your results with one of our tutors for a targeted skills building session.
  • Flashbulb — Mobile friendly flashcards:Enjoy 24/7 access to an extensive library of online flashcard sets in hundreds of subjects. You can also create your own flashcards and multiple choice quizzes for efficient self-study on both computers and mobile devices.
COLLABORATIVE TOOLS
  • MEET: Study with your peers or school instructors online with MEET. MEET lets you easily schedule online meetings with your peers in the Brainfuse classroom. Use MEET to study for tests, work on assignments, or collaborate on projects.
  • Brainwave?: Brainwave is a breakthrough tool that allows you to record a movie of your activity on the Brainfuse whiteboard. Create brainwaves for note-taking purposes or send them when an ordinary email isn’t enough. Brainwave is ideal for recording solutions to homework problems, class projects, or any other concepts that involve motion or sequencing. Create a Brainwave or search our Brainwave archive by keyword. Check back often as new Brainwaves are continuously added to the archive.

What services are available for adult learners?Our Adult Learning Center provides comprehensive academic support from trained adult education specialists in areas such as US Citizenship testing, resume and cover letter assistance, and core skills building.When can I access Brainfuse?Please contact your institution to find out the exact hours for Brainfuse access.How do I access Brainfuse?If your institution subscribes to Brainfuse, you can access it from virtually any computer with Internet access, including a library terminal, a home computer, or your notebook connected to the Internet at your local coffee shop.Who are my tutors?Tutors are trained and certified by Brainfuse. All tutors have been cleared with thorough background and reference checks, must possess a four-year degree, and have prior teaching/tutoring experience.What subjects are offered?

  • Prearranged Lecture Class
  • Brainfuse MEET
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Algebra 1
  • Algebra 2
  • Geometry
  • Precalculus
  • Calculus
  • Trigonometry
  • Math – Grades 3-5
  • Matematicas Primaria
  • Matematicas Intermedia
  • Math – Grades 6-7
  • General Math
  • Integrated Math 1
  • Integrated Math 2
  • Integrated Math 3
  • Math Grade 2
  • Math Grade 3
  • Math Grade 4
  • Math Grade 5
  • Math Grade 6
  • Math Grade 7
  • Math Grade 8
  • Elementary Math
  • Math Elementary
  • Math Grade 9
  • Math Grade 10
  • Math Grade 11
  • Math Grade 12
  • High School Math
  • Reading – Grades 10-12
  • Elementary Writing
  • Intermediate Writing
  • High School Writing
  • Reading
  • Social Studies
  • Reading – Grades 4-7
  • Reading – Grades 8-9
  • Reading – Grades 10-12
  • Reading – Grades 2-3
  • Reading Grade 2
  • Reading Grade 3
  • Reading Grade 4
  • Reading Grade 5
  • Reading Grade 6
  • Reading Grade 7
  • Reading Grade 8
  • Reading Grade 9
  • Reading Grade 10
  • Reading Grade 11-12
  • Reading Grade 12
  • Elementary Language Arts
  • Middle School Math
  • Math ? Middle School
  • Middle School Language Arts
  • High School English
  • College Writing
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Science Grade 3
  • Science Grade 4
  • Science Grade 5
  • Science Grade 6
  • Science Grade 7
  • Science Grade 8
  • Science Grade 9
  • Science Grade 10
  • Science Grade 11
  • Science Grade 12
  • College General Chemistry
  • College Physics
  • College Biology
  • Earth Science
  • Social Studies Grade 3
  • Social Studies Grade 4
  • Social Studies Grade 5
  • Social Studies Grade 6
  • Social Studies Grade 7
  • Social Studies Grade 8
  • Social Studies Grade 9
  • Social Studies Grade 10
  • Social Studies Grade 11
  • Social Studies Grade 12
  • History
  • Resume Writing
  • Live Resume Help
  • ACT English
  • ACT Mathematics
  • ACT Reading
  • ACT Science
  • SAT Math
  • SAT Reading
  • SAT Full Length
  • SAT General
  • SAT Vocabulary
  • SAT Writing
  • Spanish
  • GED Writing
  • GED Social Studies
  • GED Science
  • GED Math
  • GED Reading
  • US Citizenship Test
  • Microsoft Office Word
  • Microsoft Office Excel
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint
  • HiSET Language Arts – Reading
  • HiSET Language Arts – Writing
  • HiSET Mathematics
  • HiSET Science
  • HiSET Social Studies
  • TASC Language Arts – Reading
  • TASC Language Arts – Writing
  • TASC Mathematics
  • TASC Social Studies
  • TASC Science

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The Library now offers digital magazines! Create an account with the barcode number on the back of your Orland Free Library card.  Click the link:

https://www.rbdigital.com/northnetca/service/zinio

or the E-Book tab above.

Zinio for Libraries, the world’s largest newsstand, offers full-color, digital magazines for immediate checkout and reading online on desktop and mobile devices — or download through apps. Browse from your library’s collection of popular new and backlist titles with no holds, no checkout periods and no limits.
Read instantly online — All current and backlist magazines are available for instant reading on desktop and mobile browsers.
Mobile apps — Download and read magazines on 95% of today’s mobile devices including iOS (Apple®), Android™, and Kindle Fire™/HD/HDX.
Current issues — New issues are released simultaneously with the print edition and many are available before the print edition.
Backlist — As your collection grows, so does the digital backlist for anytime checkout and reading.
Easy browsing and check out — Browse your library’s collection of titles by newest issue, keyword search, genre and/or languages to find your favorites and to discover new reading interests.
Manage your collection — Check out magazines and read them instantly on your desktop or mobile browser or download checked-out magazines through mobile apps.
Never miss an issue — Sign up for weekly email reminders about your favorite magazines.
No limit and permanent checkout — Check out as many issues as you want and keep them in your account as long as you wish.

 

Support your Library (book sales help fund new materials and programs) and pick up some new reading material!

When: January 20-22, 2016

Where: Orland Free Library’s Community Room, 333 Mill Street

Wednesday: noon to 6pm

Thursday: noon to 6pm

Friday: noon to 6pm

Sponsored by the Friends of the Orland Free Library

 

The Library will be closed Thursday, December 31st and Friday, January 1st.

Storytime won’t go away, even though Miss Annie is on maternity leave. Miss Nancy is back in the storytime chair, so bring the kids for storytime fun!

Preschool Storytime and Craft every Wednesday at 11 a.m. with special visit from Santa Claus on Dec. 23  Santa

and Babies & Books program every Thursday at 11 a.m. (except Dec. 24 & 31)

See you at Storytime!!

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