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New in the Digital Library: Creativebug!

Kenosha Public Library patrons now have access to Creativebug. Creativebug is an online resource that focuses on arts and crafts and is dedicated to makers of all ages and skills. 

Creativebug will allow you to join video classes for various crafting projects, has a library of quilting patterns for download, and encourages daily practice.

To access Creativebug, follow the steps below.

1. Head to our Digital Library and click on All Digital Resources

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Hover over Digital Library and click All Digital Resources

2. Scroll Down to Creative Bug and click on the logo

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Scroll down and click on the Creativebug logo or description

3. Use your Library Card and Pin to start creating your account

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Type in your library card number and pin

4. Add your name and email and press submit to finish creating your account

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Add your name and email and create your account

5. Success! You should be able to access Creativebug by clicking on  “See Latest Classes Here”

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Click on See Latest Classes Here to continue to the resource

6. Explore! Find something interesting

If you have any questions or difficulty accessing the resource, please contact our reference line at 262-564-6143 or email us at refdesk@mykpl.info and we will be happy to help!


 

Building Common Ground on Race

Are you struggling for a way to talk openly about racism? Here are some suggestions to help improve your racial literacy and start conversations about race.


Understanding Race and Anti-Racism 

Whiteness in conversation

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Reliable Quality: Health Sources Online

Good and readable health information in the age of the internet is hard to come by. It can be written for doctors or just a means to scare you into scams. We’ve put together a list of free, quality health resources that you can trust. 

MedlinePlus
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's website for patients, their families, and friends. It offers reliable, up-to-date health information anytime, anywhere, for free in both English and Spanish. 
Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, it has understandable language for the everyday person.

Merck Manual
A product created by a collaboration between hundreds of medical experts worldwide, Merck Manual is designed to be user friendly. The website categories contains general health topics, symptoms, drug info and more. This resource is free and available in English and in Spanish. 

Drugs.com
Don’t be fooled by the name. Drugs.com provides up-to-date medical information on drugs of all kinds. The editors are all registered pharmacists and review reliable suppliers and information from medical publishers.
You can find information on drugs and medications of all kinds as well as identify unknown pills using their Pill identifier.
 
Keep in mind that these resources do not replace speaking with a medical professional, and in emergencies, call emergency medical services (911) first.

Scams in the Age of Covid-19

Scammers are taking advantage of fears surrounding the coronavirus. Below are some tips recommended by the Federal Trade Commission to protect yourself and help keep scammers at bay!

Don’t Respond to text, emails or calls about checks from the government
Most people will not need to do anything to receive Economic Impact Payments related to Covid-19. Only use irs.gov/coronavirus to submit information to the IRS.

Ignore Online offers for vaccinations
As of this blog writing, there are no products proven to treat or prevent Covid-19.

Hang-up on Robo-Calls
These may be pitching coronavirus treatments, low priced health insurance and more. 

Use the following sites for updated Coronavirus information
This short list are official government websites for the latest information.

For more recommendations and information about scams visit the FTC government website.
 

Technology Help At Kenosha Public Libraries!

 

We have modified our Technology services! At every branch, you may Walk-In and be assisted for a short duration with a member of our Adult and Digital services staff. At Southwest and Northside library branches with our reference staff. Walk-Ins can be up to 15 minutes. At the Uptown and Simmons branches, Walk-Ins can be up to 30 minutes with our Adult Services staff based on their skill level and availability

Want to meet for longer? We have updated our Technology Appointments! Now,  you may sign up for an appointment online for a 45 minute, 1-on-1 with our designated and trained staff. These appointment will be available at the Northside and Southwest library branches.

Call the Reference Desk for more information on our appointments! (262) 564-6130

Fill out our Appointment form to schedule your Technology Appointment.

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