Online Resources

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Find a Grave

Find the graves of ancestors, create virtual memorials, or add photos, virtual flowers, and a note to a loved one's memorial. Search or browse cemeteries and grave records for everyday and famous people from around the world.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of what you're reading, lets you write book reviews, and helps you find your next read.
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GoOpen CT

GoOpen CT: a movement of teachers, professors, students, leaders, and policy-makers embracing the use of open educational resources (OER) across our state. The Connecticut Commission for Educational Technology hosts this site and supports the collaborative efforts of all educational stakeholders in the state.
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Homeschool Central

The place to find all of the homeschool resources you need including curriculum choices, support groups, and how to homeschool.
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Homeschool World

Home of Mary Pride’s "Practical Homeschooling" magazine and homeschooling community. Has a large number of articles as well as news, online experts, and an up-to-date events list.
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A digital media service that allows you to borrow eAudiobooks, eBooks, movies, TV, magazines, graphic novels, and music. Download the app on your smart device or access Hoopla from your personal computer, and create an account with your Meriden library card.
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Expert resume assistance, live interview coaching, job searching tips, resume templates, and skill-building tutorials.
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Khan Academy

Khan Academy offers free courses for all ages in a variety of subjects such as math, art, computing, economics, and SAT prep.
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Lawrence Hall of Science

The Lawrence Hall of Science is UC Berkeley's public science center; 24/7 Science is the kids' page, which includes a variety of science experiments and activities, as well as games and citizen science opportunities.
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Learning Express Library

Improve reading, writing, and math skills; prepare for the GED and other exams; take computer tutorials for Windows and Mac; and more.
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Library Speakers Consortium

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The Consortium creates 2-4 online bestselling author events per month that are streamed to patrons of every member library, including the Meriden Public Library.

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Museum Key

Through the generosity of the Friends of the Meriden Public Library, we have a number of passes available to various museums. You will need a valid Meriden Public Library card to make a museum pass reservation.
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Search 788 million+ pages with™ for obituaries, birth announcements, marriage records, news, and more. Easily discover, save, & share the stories that connect you with your past. Includes Meriden newspapers.
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Niche Academy

Provides tutorials on using the library’s digital collection and research databases as well as computer skill tutorials.
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NoveList Plus

A comprehensive readers' advisory resource that answers the question: "What should I read next?"
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NY Times Best Sellers

Browse the current list of the most popular books in the United States, including fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, and more bestsellers.
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Open Culture

Open Culture has free textbooks, online courses, and many other free kids' educational resources including video lessons, apps, books, etc.
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