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business books for green thumbs

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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COVID-19 Vaccination Info for Lake County

Updated 2/26/2021. Information changes rapidly, so please double check with the Lake County Health Department. Confused about COVID vaccines and vaccinations? Don't know where to go or what to believe? We've gathered some resources to help. Things to keep in mind The situation changes ra...

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Best Children’s Picture Books About Love

 Let’s Say I love You illustrated by Erica Sirotich. Let’s say I Love You with our friends from around the world! Learn a simple phrase in twelve different languages with Let’s Say books!   I Love You Just the Way You Are by Virginia Miller. ...

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Get Smart with Squarespace

Get Smart with Squarespace

By Kristin Ashley Technology Instructor and Media Lab Assistant Squarespace is an easy-to-use web design program that provides templates, tools and other features for a WYSIWYG (“what you see is what you get”) design experience. Developed in 2003, Squarespace has become one of the more popular...

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Collage of Books, Movies, and Podcasts relating to Black History Month

Black History Month: Books, Movies, and Podcasts

February is Black History Month, and to celebrate we put together a list of books and resources that chronicle Black history in the United States from the 1600s to the present day. These resources also share the lives and works of Black activists, writers, artists, scientists, and more. Th...

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Read Between the Ravines 2021 Book Pick

Lake Bluff Public Library and Lake Forest Library are proud to present their joint nonfiction reading program called Read Between the Ravines. Join us in reading and discussing the book Reading with Patrick by Michelle Kuo this March. Tune in for an interview with Kuo on Facebook Live, Wednesday, Ap...

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Find Tax Information & Forms

1/26/2021 Find tax forms and file online or use the contact information on this page to reach State and Federal tax agencies. Librarians are available to help with printing via our Print from Anywhere service. You can also ask a librarian a question via chat (tap the icon in the lower right cor...

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2021 Friends Scholarship

2021 Friends Scholarship Applications due March 15

The Friends of Lake Forest Library Scholarships are grants of $2,000 awarded to graduating seniors (residents of Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, or Knollwood) who clearly demonstrate a passion for reading. The Friends of Lake Forest Library inaugurated this scholarship in 2003 to recognize students whose l...

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January New Chapter Books for Grades 3–8

THE LAST FIREHAWK: THE GOLDEN TEMPLE by Katrina Charman. In this 9th installment, Tag, Skyla, and Blaze are on a new quest to find Blaze's family, and Thorn's twin brother, Claw (who claims to be nothing like his evil brother), has offered to guide them to the mysterious Golden Temple where the fire...

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Wordless Picture Books

Lit Lorie Loves: Wordless Picture Books

You will find below twelve of my favorite wordless picture books to help with new vocabulary and storytelling traditions in your family.   A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka This is the story of a dog and her ball. Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka brings us a ten...

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Resources to talk with kids about crises

How to Talk to Kids About Crises

  The Lake Forest Children’s library curated a resource guide for parents and caregivers to help children stay healthy and feel supported, and to talk with others about the Covid-19 pandemic. Find fun comics to read, guidelines on talking to kids, and more below. Feel free to reach out t...

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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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