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January 29, 2015 2:00PM

Hands-on training on managing your MyWay email account.  Learn how to send messages, check messages and reply to messages. ...

January 29, 2015 4:00PM
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January 31, 2015 2:00PM to 3:00PM

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February 1, 2015 2:00PM to 4:00PM

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    Yes please

    Poehler, Amy, 1971- author.
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    Not that kind of girl : a young woman tells you what she's "learned"

    Dunham, Lena, 1986-
  • Money, master the game : 7 simple steps to financial freedom

    Money, master the game : 7 simple steps to financial freedom

    Robbins, Anthony, author.
  • Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end

    Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end

    Gawande, Atul, author.
  • Wild : from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail

    Wild : from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail

    Strayed, Cheryl, 1968-
  • Unbroken : a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption

    Unbroken : a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption

    Hillenbrand, Laura.
  • The boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

    The boys in the boat : nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

    Brown, Daniel, 1951-
  • Killing Patton : the strange death of World War II's most audacious general

    Killing Patton : the strange death of World War II's most audacious general

    O'Reilly, Bill.
  • Deep down dark : the untold stories of 33 men buried in a Chilean mine, and the miracle that set them free

    Deep down dark : the untold stories of 33 men buried in a Chilean mine, and the miracle that set them free

    Tobar, Héctor, 1963-
  • The innovators : how a group of inventors, hackers, geniuses, and geeks created the digital revolution

    The innovators : how a group of inventors, hackers, geniuses, and geeks created the digital revolution

    Isaacson, Walter.
  • There was a little girl : the real story of my mother and me

    There was a little girl : the real story of my mother and me

    Shields, Brooke, 1965-
  • The short and tragic life of Robert Peace : a brilliant young man who left Newark for the Ivy League

    The short and tragic life of Robert Peace : a brilliant young man who left Newark for the Ivy League

    Hobbs, Jeff, 1980-
  • Can't we talk about something more pleasant?

    Can't we talk about something more pleasant?

    Chast, Roz, author, illustrator.
  • What if? : serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions

    What if? : serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions

    Munroe, Randall, author.
  • The Andy Cohen diaries : a deep look at a shallow year

    The Andy Cohen diaries : a deep look at a shallow year

    Cohen, Andy, 1968-
  • The unspeakable : and other subjects of discussion

    The unspeakable : and other subjects of discussion

    Daum, Meghan, 1970- author.
  • Watch me : a memoir

    Watch me : a memoir

    Huston, Anjelica, author.
  • Tinseltown : murder, morphine, and madness at the dawn of Hollywood

    Tinseltown : murder, morphine, and madness at the dawn of Hollywood

    Mann, William J, author.
  • I must say : my life as a humble comedy legend

    I must say : my life as a humble comedy legend

    Short, Martin, 1950- author.
  • Even this I get to experience

    Even this I get to experience

    Lear, Norman.
  • Not my father's son : a memoir

    Not my father's son : a memoir

    Cumming, Alan, 1965-
  • A child called "it" : one child's courage to survive

    A child called "it" : one child's courage to survive

    Pelzer, David J.
  • As you wish : inconceivable tales from the making of The princess bride

    As you wish : inconceivable tales from the making of The princess bride

    Elwes, Cary, 1962-
  • Without you, there is no us : my time with the sons of North Korea's elite

    Without you, there is no us : my time with the sons of North Korea's elite

    Kim, Suki, 1970- author.
  • Small victories : spotting improbable moments of grace

    Small victories : spotting improbable moments of grace

    Lamott, Anne.
  • Waking up : a guide to spirituality without religion

    Waking up : a guide to spirituality without religion

    Harris, Sam, 1967-
  • So, anyway--

    So, anyway--

    Cleese, John, author.
  • The organized mind : thinking straight in the age of information overload

    The organized mind : thinking straight in the age of information overload

    Levitin, Daniel J.
  • Act like a success, think like a success : discovering your gift and the way to life's riches

    Act like a success, think like a success : discovering your gift and the way to life's riches

    Harvey, Steve, 1956- author.
  • Unbroken : an Olympian's journey from airman to castaway to captive

    Unbroken : an Olympian's journey from airman to castaway to captive

    Hillenbrand, Laura.
  • Capital in the twenty-first century

    Capital in the twenty-first century

    Piketty, Thomas, 1971-
  • This changes everything : capitalism vs. the climate

    This changes everything : capitalism vs. the climate

    Klein, Naomi, 1970-
  • Hope : entertainer of the century

    Hope : entertainer of the century

    Zoglin, Richard.
  • How we got to now : six innovations that made the modern world

    How we got to now : six innovations that made the modern world

    Johnson, Steven, 1968- author.
  • Unbroken : a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption

    Unbroken : a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption

    Hillenbrand, Laura.
  • Neil Patrick Harris : choose your own autobiography

    Neil Patrick Harris : choose your own autobiography

    Harris, Neil Patrick, 1973-
  • Plenty more : vibrant vegetable cooking from London's Ottolenghi

    Plenty more : vibrant vegetable cooking from London's Ottolenghi

    Ottolenghi, Yotam.
  • The woman I wanted to be

    The woman I wanted to be

    Von Furstenberg, Diane, author.
  • Pay any price : greed, power, and endless war

    Pay any price : greed, power, and endless war

    Risen, James.
  • I'll drink to that : a life in in style, with a twist

    I'll drink to that : a life in in style, with a twist

    Halbreich, Betty, 1927- author.
  • Alan Turing : the enigma : the book that inspired the film The Imitation Game

    Alan Turing : the enigma : the book that inspired the film The Imitation Game

    Hodges, Andrew.
  • How to be Parisian wherever you are : love, style, and bad habits

    How to be Parisian wherever you are : love, style, and bad habits

    Berest, Anne, 1979-
  • Bad feminist : essays

    Bad feminist : essays

    Gay, Roxane, author.
  • The sixth extinction : an unnatural history

    The sixth extinction : an unnatural history

    Kolbert, Elizabeth.
  • Make it ahead : a Barefoot Contessa cookbook

    Make it ahead : a Barefoot Contessa cookbook

    Garten, Ina.
  • Tennessee Williams : mad pilgrimage of the flesh

    Tennessee Williams : mad pilgrimage of the flesh

    Lahr, John, 1941- author.
  • How to cook everything fast : a better way to cook great food

    How to cook everything fast : a better way to cook great food

    Bittman, Mark.
  • Travelling to infinity : my life with Stephen

    Travelling to infinity : my life with Stephen

    Hawking, Jane.
  • In the kingdom of ice : the grand and terrible polar voyage of the U.S.S. Jeannette

    In the kingdom of ice : the grand and terrible polar voyage of the U.S.S. Jeannette

    Sides, Hampton, author.
  • Wild : from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail

    Wild : from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail

    Strayed, Cheryl, 1968-

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Recent Blog Posts from Central Library Blog
January 26, 2015
By David Turshyan, Librarian
Imagine traveling around the world in thirty seconds, while looking at thirty books – each in a different language. That’s one book per second. Imagine the treasures to be discovered in this short... Continued
January 25, 2015
By David Kelly, Senior Librarian
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, is number one on the Los Angeles Times Hardcover Fiction Best Seller List for the sixth week in a row, while The Life Changing Magic... Continued
January 23, 2015
By Russell Garrigan, Librarian
A popular dance song from the 1980s was called, “Let’s Get Physical,” sung by Olivia Newton-John.  Here’s a suggestion for a new song title with a technology slant, “Let’s Get Digical.”  ... Continued
January 22, 2015
By David Kelly, Senior Librarian
On Monday the finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Awards were announced.  The awards, which are judged by book critics and book review editors across the country and are given in six... Continued

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