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ArkivDigital Swedish Genealogy

Explore 84 million color images of historical books, records & more (in library only). And DPPL's extensive collection of additional genealogy resources. Get Started

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Sentimental Journey….the music of Doris Day!

Laura Freeman will sing songs made famous by Doris Day. Sunday, September 22: 2:00pm - 3:00pm Register

Families with children of all ages

Craftacular!

Drop in to make a fun craft at the library! Monday, September 23: 3:30pm - 5:00pm More Info

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College Applications are the Bane of Every High School Senior’s Career. How to Write a Good One.

September 11 • Spotlight

The college essay is universally dreaded not because it's actually horrible to write, but because it's unfamiliar territory.  The concept of people reading our essays in order to understand us just doesn't click, no matter how many times our counselors tell us, "Admissions officers just want to get to know you!"  Here's how I've learned to master the process. More on “College Applications are the Bane of Every High School Senior’s Career. How to Write a Good One.”"

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