Stay informed as you shop this holiday season using Consumer Reports online, free from your library. The Library provides free access to ConsumerReports.org the subscription website of the Consumer Reports magazine.
Spend some time on yourself this summer with online language learning tools without the price tag of products like Rosetta Stone. Muzzy! will help young children learn, even if they can’t read, and Mango is a comprehensive language program for adults.
While there is no substitute for good legal advice, sometimes all you need is a simple legal document or two. However, finding online forms that are accurate and work in Kansas can be frustrating and intimidating. Through the library you can gain access to hundreds of Kansas specific legal forms online through LegalForms, a new addition to the library’s online resource collection.
Start learning a new language online at home, work, or on your smart phone, using Mango for Libraries, the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library’s new online language learning resource. Choose from over 30 languages and learn the basics, for travel or casual conversation, or go in-depth with Mango’s basic and complete level courses.
Find inspiration for your next craft or hobby project by easily searching hundreds of magazines and books in one place: the Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center online database. Search full text articles for creative ideas on that next sweater, model train and scrapbook from today’s most popular craft and idea magazines and books.
September is National Museum Month, so for week 38 of our Kansas sesquicentennial video series we’re focusing on our collections management system, Museum Plus, which will eventually allow you to browse our entire art and historical artifact collection online.
The library is loaded with resources to help you discover your family history. Read an intriguing account of one woman’s journey back through family history and learn about the library resources that helped her on her way.
Being a smart consumer can save you big. Read up on products before you buy. Use the library’s subscription to Consumer Reports to give you peace of mind on life’s big decisions.