Have you ever used a bad product?

Have you ever used a bad product? Not just a cheap or cheesy item, but one that’s actually dangerous?

If so, THIS is where you can go to let everyone know there’s a problem! SAFERPRODUCTS.GOV will take your information, and actually check it out!

They’ll put your report up, so other people can read about it!



Here’s what you’ll need you submit a report:

  1. What is it?
  2. Who made it?
  3. What happened? (What went wrong?)
  4. When did it happen?
  5. Who are you? (for example, are you a nurse and know this is a bad thing?)
  6. How can we contact you?
  7. Can we put your report up?
  8. And, do you promise all this is really true?

Brain Teaser – Christmas

This week’s brainteaser is about things connected with Christmas. Need help? Use Credo Reference Online, a great reference resource from your Library!

1. The three gifts that the Wise Men brought to the infant Jesus were traditionally gold, frankincense, and what else?

2. What is the date of the first day of the Twelve Days of Christmas?

3. When drilling for oil or gas, what is a Christmas tree?

4. What phrase is used for a late-night church service on Christmas Eve?

5. In Charles Dickens’s novel “A Christmas Carol”, what was the name of Tiny Tim’s father?

6. A yule log is a large log which used to be put on the hearth as the foundation for the fire – on which day?

7. In which book by Louisa May Alcott did someone say “Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents”?

8. What is the English title of the Christmas carol which is “Adeste Fideles” in Latin?

9. In the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas” (“On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me…”), what total of gifts was given over the whole twelve days: 78, 280, or 364?

10. According to Clement C. Moore’s “The Night Before Christmas”, Father Christmas had eight reindeer. Can you name six of them?

How did you do?

0 – 1 Mmmm, not exactly brilliant.
2 – 5 A reasonable stab.
6 – 8 A good showing. But there’s still room for improvement!
9 – 10 You really know your stuff. Well done!

Questions set by Tony Augarde (www.augardebooks.co.uk)

The New York Times Celebrates 160 Years!

September 18 marks the 160th anniversary of The New York Times. The daily newspaper has earned 106 Pulitzer Prizes and continues to report “All the News That’s Fit to Print.” For a look at the history of the rise of The New York Times, use International Directory of Company Histories. The story begins in 1896, when Adolph Ochs bought the struggling paper and redefined journalism with a new style of reporting. Read the first issue of the paper – September 1, 1851.

To read New York Times articles from the past use the historical New York Times 1851 – 2007 library resource.

September 11 Anniversary: Ten Years Later

Ten Years Later: The September 11 Attacks
September 11, 2011, marks the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., by members of the Al Qaeda terrorist group led by Osama bin Laden. A decade later, the harrowing events of that day remain a pivotal moment in American history, the effects of which are still being felt today.

Help your students explore the events, individuals, and issues surrounding September 11 and its aftermath with reliable reference content and primary sources from ABC-CLIO.

Content includes:

  • An insightful Need to Know essay about the impact of September 11, 2001, on the American people, written by leading expert Frank Shanty
  • A thought-provoking Examine section containing discussion questions that promote critical thinking.

History and the Headlines is a free resource provided by ABC-Clio.

LVCCLD patrons  can view additional resources in  American History (ABC-Clio) and search for September 11.

Back-to-School Tool Kit: Access My Library App

Access library resources — even when you’re not at the library.
It’s as simple as using the AccessMyLibrary Public Edition mobile app for Gale databases available at the library. AccessMyLibrary uses GPS to find libraries within a 10-mile radius of your location, then gives you free, unlimited access to all the library’s Gale online resources   — without the need of a barcode and PIN!
Get the free AccessMyLibrary Public Edition mobile app for your device using one of the QR codes or links below.