Teens, are you looking for your next book to read? Head over to Overdrive to check out the latest in Young Adult Fiction this April!
Happy Earth Day! You can make Maryland a cleaner and better place by taking tips from these books on gardening, green living, minimalism and more.
Young readers can enjoy Read-Along Books this month on Hoopla! From Disney Favorites to Sesame Street, there’s so many books to check out.
Today, April 15, we are joining in the celebration of Jackie Robinson Day! The day commemorates the day Robinson made his major league debut. Check out these resources from the Pratt Library about his life and legacy.
In this 2-part special, Ken Burns explores Robinson’s rise from humble origins to integrate Major League Baseball, performing brilliantly despite the threats and abuse he faced on and off the field and, in the process, challenging the prejudiced notions of what a black man can achieve.
Jackie Robinson Part 1, Film
42 tells the life story of Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey. The late actor Chadwick Boseman stars as Jackie Robinson.
42 : the Jackie Robinson story, Video
by Lydia Wilde, Library Associate II
Oftentimes, I hear people refer to themselves as “computer illiterate.” But the Pratt Library is here to help you navigate the world of technology. Here are some free resources you can access with a Pratt Library card.
Digital Learn provides introductory courses on several topics, such as computers (Windows and Mac), navigating a website, being safe online, software, social media, mobile devices (Android only), and other topics.
Learn more at https://www.digitallearn.org/
Free access with an Enoch Pratt Free Library card.
Gale Courses includes computer and technology courses that suit a wide range of skill levels from beginner to advanced.
Gale Courses has courses on Adobe, Microsoft, and other applications.
GCF Learn Free has tutorials on computer basics, the Internet, Microsoft Office, and other topics.
Explore at https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.
Khan Academy offers courses on math, science, computing, history, art history, economics, and more, including K-14 and test preparation (SAT, Praxis, LSAT) content.
Learn more at https://www.khanacademy.org/
Microsoft provides introductory videos and directions on using Outlook, OneDrive, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, Yammer, and Access.
Tech Boomers has over 100 free courses with thousands of step-by-step tutorials and informational articles that can help you learn anything and everything about computers, social media, Android, iPhone, apps, shopping online, technology basics, and other topics.
Explore at https://techboomers.com/