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Events at the Begley Library


March 12-17

The library will be OPEN:

Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

We will be closed Saturday the 17th.


March is Women's History Month

As recently as the 1970’s, women’s history was virtually an unknown topic in the K-12 curriculum or in general public consciousness. To address this situation, the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) Commission on the Status of Women initiated a “Women’s History Week” celebration for 1978.

By 1986, 14 states had already declared March as Women’s History Month. This momentum and state-by-state action was used as the rational to lobby Congress to declare the entire month of March 1987 as National Women’s History Month. In 1987, Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month in perpetuity. A special Presidential Proclamation is issued every year which honors the extraordinary achievements of American women.

Keep your eyes open for our Women's History Month displays, coming soon!




Human library

Tell Me Your Story: people in their own words

Inspired by our Human Library event. Come pick up a book and walk in someone else's shoes for a few hundred pages.


How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay

Examining the two basic components of scholarship competition--essays and interviews--this vital guidebook offers practical advice and real-life examples to guide students through the entire application process. A roundtable panel of judges and applicants supply inside information regarding the winning qualities sought after by award-giving organizations and tips for finding scholarships by using books, the internet, personal connections, and sources in the community. With insight into the judges' criteria for a successful application, 30 previously awarded scholarship essays are thoroughly analyzed, from choice of topic to writing style. Revealing unique strategies for preparation and overcoming nervousness, this definitive resource also includes sample interview questions and answers.

Winning Scholarships for College, Fourth Edition

An updated and revised edition of this comprehensive guide to finding and winning scholarships for your education Marianne Ragins, the publisher of The Scholarship Workshop and winner of more than $400,000 in scholarship money, presents the fully revised and updatedWinning Scholarships for College, Fourth Edition. Containing the most up-to-date scholarship grant resources, this classic guide will show you the path to scholarship success. This is one of the most comprehensive books on winning scholarships on the market, revealing where and how to search for funds, and containing step-by-step instructions for the application process. The fourth edition has information on hundreds of academic scholarships—from the most well-known resources to smaller, more localized funds; guides readers through theuse of the Internet and social media in their scholarship search; and gives detailed suggestions for essays with examples from the author's own highly successful scholarship search. With special chapters focusing on helping middle class scholarship seekers, home schooled students, those without an A average and even students as young as age six, this guide is a must have tool for students bound for university. Whether you're in high school, enrolled in or going back to college, studying abroad,or pursuing a postgraduate degree, this book is an invaluable resource for helping you to avoid leaning too heavily on student loans and effectively finance the education you want.

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Math Principles for Food Service Occupations textbook
You May Ask Yourself textbook
Elementary Statistics textbook
College Physics textbook
Professional Cooking textbook
Basic Chemistry textbook
Introductory Chemistry Essentials textbook
Anatomy & Physiology textbook
Business Law Today textbook
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Spring Break 2018 Hours

Effective: 3/12/2018 - 3/17/2018
Day Open Close
Monday 8:30 AM 4:30 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM 4:30 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM 4:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM 4:30 PM
Friday 8:30 AM 4:30 PM
Saturday (3/17) CLOSED

Library computers shut down 15 minutes before the library closes.

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CALL US: (518) 381-1235


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