The 10 Most Popular Lynda.com Courses in December

Is your holiday season becoming progressively more boring? Do you find yourself averse to putting on a ton of layers in order to simply survive the cold? You’re in luck! CMPLD provides a productive and engaging resource called Lynda.com that covers a wide range of interests and can be utilized from the comfort of your…

Searching for 2018’s best nonfiction

Yesterday I looked at the novels that received the most accolades this year from book reviewers. Today I will tackle nonfiction. I expanded my quest in 2018 and compiled 30 notable lists, including our own favorites from the Cook Memorial Public Library District’s reference desk staffers. I’ve included links to our catalog for book descriptions,…

Searching for 2018’s best fiction

When every year wraps up, this avowed book geek searches for the titles receiving the most love from reviewers. Today I will tackle fiction. You can find  my post about the top nonfiction here. I expanded my quest in 2018 and compiled 30 notable lists, including our own favorites from the Cook Memorial Public Library…

Get Creative at the Workshop

It may appear that CMPLD has a near endless supply of resources and activities for its patrons to choose from. Whether its our plethora of book clubs, classes on how to use Microsoft Word, or Movie Matinees every Thursday and Friday, there is surely an experience available for everyone. If you are more of a…

Our Favorite Books of 2018

Jo is back on the podcast to help us review the year 2018 in books. She shares highlights from our annual Favorite Fiction/Nonfiction booklets now available online and at the Reference Desk. We talk about the titles that topped the national best-of lists along with the unique reads our staff couldn’t stop raving about. This…