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International Tabletop Day 2017

April 29th is International Tabletop Day! Come join us at the Central branch of MRL from noon to 3:30 and play some games. We have a wide variety of games for ages six and up. Take a look at our list below – are there games you wanted to try but were afraid to commit?

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MRL Online Resources – NoveList Plus

Massanutten Regional Library has the perfect resource to help you find you or your child your next book. NoveList and NoveList K-8 are online reading recommendation resources. The two sites have a similar layout, but serve different age groups. NoveList is for all age groups including adults, while NoveList K-8 is tailored towards children and

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High Noon author coming to Harrisonburg

Massanutten Regional Library has partnered with WMRA to bring author Glenn Frankel to speak at WMRA’s Books and Brews on Tuesday, April 11th at Pale Fire Brewing Company. Mr. Frankel’s new book High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic was published on February 21, and he was a guest on

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MRL Online Resources – Pronunciator

For today’s online resource blog post, we are going to highlight Pronunciator, an expansive language learning tool. There are 80 languages available for you to learn in this amazing resource. Within Pronunciator there are a range of targeted courses for various purposes. There is even the option called Prolive that allows you to have a

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MRL Online Resources – Newsbank

Continuing on our coverage of our Newspaper databases, MRL would like to introduce Newsbank, an online database that has over 1,000 newspapers and magazines from around the United States. As a patron of Massanutten Regional Library, you have free access to this resource. This collection includes local papers such as the Daily News Record, Page

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Greetings eBook Readers!

Greetings Massanutten Regional Library eBook readers! As the year dwindles down we are asking for a special favor from our patrons. Overdrive has submitted a year-end challenge for libraries. Our challenge is to download almost 8,000 eBooks by December 31. The good news is… we only need 1,500 more checkouts to meet this goal! And

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MRL Online Resources – US Major Dailies

News junkies rejoice! As a patron of Massanutten Regional Library, you now have free access to the following major newspapers : Washington Post, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, and The Wall Street Journal! All of these are part of a new online resource called US Major Dailies. Most of the news sources

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MRL Online Resources – Rosetta Stone Library Solution

Massanutten Regional Library is happy to announce that Rosetta Stone has generously gifted their Library Solution online language learning resource to MRL. Patrons can use it to either learn one of the 30 available languages or brush up on a foreign language they already know. English as a second language patrons can also use the

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Book Reviews from the MRL Community

This summer we had our second annual Adult Summer Reading Program, and people from all seven MRL branches participated in the program and submitted great book reviews for our Goodreads page. Haven’t heard of Goodreads? It’s the ultimate social media website for readers, where users can keep track of the books they’ve read or want

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Gotta catch ’em all!

Pokémon Go has not only caught the country by storm, but also staff members here at Massanutten Regional Library Central Branch. We have been exploring the library and have found several Pokémon throughout the library. For those who have yet to play, Pokémon Go is actually a very fun (dare I say addicting) game that

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MRL Online Resources – Heritage Quest

Databases contain a wide range of resources such as genealogy information, homework help, job information, etc. The next database that will be highlighted on our Massanutten Musings Blog is Heritage Quest. Ever been interested in learning more about your family’s history? Heritage Quest, an online genealogy resource, can help. The database has a wide range

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The History of Western State through Photos

Today’s lunchtime lyceum covered The History of Western State through Photos by Greg Versen. He gave a brief history of the institution and the treatment of the mentally ill. For more information check out the link below by a former library intern. Brianna Melchione is currently a graduate student at James Madison University. She will

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