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Wisconsin Rental Housing List

Wisconsin JobNet

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MAY 15, 2011
New Location for Blogging LPL
We have shifted our location for Blogging LPL to

Please join us there to keep up on the latest from the Lester Public Library and Two Rivers, Wisconsin.

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APRIL 26, 2011
New Layout
14 public internet access computers and 8 laptop work stations in front of the Help Desk.

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DECEMBER 6, 2010
Learn more about LearningExpress

Pick up helpful brochures at the Lester Public Library.

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OCTOBER 22, 2010
Visit BadgerLink Today

is available for all Wisconsin.

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AUGUST 3, 2010


BookMyne is a free application developed for the iPhone and iPad.  If you have either of these devices please download the application and give it a try.  All six members of the Manitowoc-Calumet Library System (Manitowoc, Kiel, Brillion, Chilton, New Holstein and Lester Public Library) are accessible via BookMyne!  

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FEBRUARY 21, 2010
Support your public library.

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NOVEMBER 17, 2009
Visit the library on a regular basis.

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AUGUST 11, 2009
New @ LPL - Learning Express

The Lester Public Library is proud to offer a new database of test prep study guides to patrons free of charge!  Whether you're studying for your GED, College admissions (ACT or SAT), or want to practice for your firefighter, nursing or police exam, you can do it with this database.  Available at the library or from home or work all you need to do is follow the link below to get started! (available for library patrons in the Manitowoc-Calumet Library System)

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DECEMBER 19, 2008
Study at Lester Public Library?

You bet!

Plenty of room to spread out and get to some serious research!

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DECEMBER 12, 2008
Wireless Internet Access @ Lester Public Library


Visiting the area?  The library offers free, wireless internet access or guest access to our internet computers.  Feel free to stop in, check out the library and check your email.  Ask at the reference desk for more information.

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FEBRUARY 26, 2008
Online Catalog Tip

  When using the Library's online catalog, your User ID is the number on the back of your library card (no spaces) and the PIN number is the last four digits of your home phone number.  Also, when placing books on hold, be sure you set the correct pickup library BEFORE you hit OK.

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OCTOBER 2, 2007
TR Residents - 4 New Databases!

Two Rivers library card holders have access to our new databases from home, office, anywhere the Internet can be found! Anyone can access these databases on site at the Lester Public Library.

Please follow this link to access our newest resources:

Price It! Chilton Auto Manuals 
Testing & Education Reference Center Legal Forms

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SEPTEMBER 26, 2007
The 100 Most Challenged Books of the 1990's

The American Library Association created a list of books that received the most challenges (asked to be removed from library collections) from across the country.

Stop in and view the list and our display; many of the titles will surprise you!

The Outsiders Purple 
Huck Mockingbird 
Click on this link to view the ten most challenged books of 2006:

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New Resources @ LPL!

Take a look at our newest resources. These subscription databases are available for our Two Rivers library patrons from home, office, anywhere you can connect to the Internet. Simply type in the barcode from your library card and away you go!

These same databases are available for anyone to use from our computers in the Library.

Lester Public Library, putting information in your lap (and laptop)!

Check out our new Databases

Please enter your Two Rivers library card number for access.
Just want to use the databases while visiting the library?  Ask the reference staff for help.

Chilton Auto Repair Database
Need repair information for your car?  Check this out!

Legal Forms Database
Need Wisconsin legal forms?  Look here first.

Price It! Antiques and Collectibles
Researching a family heirloom? Search no further.

Testing and Education Reference Center
Want to take a practice test before the big exam?  Do that and more here.

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AUGUST 27, 2007
A New Look for our Online Catalog

Late last week the Manitowoc Calumet Library System (MCLS) switched how our library patrons view our online catalog. The new look, powered by iBistro, offers many features the old software, EPS, did not.

Please follow this link to see for yourself:

We want this product to work for you. In the coming days and weeks we will be 'personalizing' iBistro, adding Lester Public Library information.

Let us know what you think by adding a comment to this blog entry!

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AUGUST 9, 2007
Siskel & Ebert & Roeper Archived

Gene Siskel & Roger Ebert.

July 31, 2007

by Roger Ebert

The various incarnations of Siskel & Ebert & Roeper represent more than 1,000 TV programs, on which the three of us, and various guest critics, reviewed more than 5,000 movies. And now at last an online archive exists with all of those reviews.

Starting Thursday, Aug. 2, visitors will be able to search for and watch all of those past debates, including the film clips that went along with them, plus the “ten best” and other special shows we did. The new archive will be at, and will be the web’s largest collection of streaming reviews.

Gene and I knew those old shows would be worth saving, but for a long time nobody agreed with us. In the years before home video, it seemed like a waste of expensive video tape to preserve hundreds of episodes of our earlier incarnations on “Opening Soon at a Theater Near You,” “Sneak Previews” or “At the Movies.” After all, the movies we were reviewing weren’t going to be opening again, and who’d want to watch a show of old movie reviews? Right?

We began on the air in 1975. Four or five years later, home video first began to attract attention, but in the early years there were format wars, buying a tape could cost $79, and most big recent movies weren’t available. Then all of that changed, and the current era of DVDs and Blockbuster and Netflix and streaming online content began to unfold. Today, there would be an audience for the original Siskel & Ebert reviews of, say, “Batman” or “Jurassic Park,” or Ebert & Roeper trading opinions on “Crash” or “Brokeback Mountain,” or Martin Scorsese and I picking the best film of he 1990s.

As nearly as I’ve been able to tell, very few of our programs taped between 1975 and 1985 were preserved. The tapes were erased and re-used, or just thrown away to make room. Television lived for today’s program, not yesterday’s. I remember when Janet LaMonica, an assistant producer for “Siskel & Ebert,” climbed into a dumpster and rescued most of the work Gene Siskel did locally for WBBM-CBS.

At first we were produced by PBS. Then Tribune Broadcasting. When we went to work for Buena Vista, they started saving the shows. And in a daunting effort over recent months, Buena Vista (now the Disney-ABC Television Group) has digitized hours and hours of those old analog tapes, amounting to more than more than 5,000 reviews.

The archive will be searchable in various ways, but I imagine most users will want to look up reviews of specific movies. For example, the program where Richard Roeper and I went three weeks early with our reviews of “Monster,” and its performance by Charlize Theron. When she won the Oscar, we weren’t a bit surprised. Or the entire show that Siskel and I devoted to
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JULY 31, 2007
Cool City Hot Spot

The "Cool City Hot Spot" should be activated by Friday, August 3, allowing visitors and customers of local businesses to access their e-mails and surf the Web from locations throughout downtown Two Rivers.

The project is a joint effort by Two Rivers Main Street, Lakefield Communications and the City of Two Rivers.


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JULY 19, 2007
Kids say e-mail is, like, soooo dead

Digital kids

Kids say e-mail is, like, soooo dead


By Stefanie Olsen
Staff Writer, CNET
Published: July 18, 2007 4:00 AM PDT
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SAN FRANCISCO--The future of e-mail might be found on the pages of and Facebook.

Just ask a group of teen Internet entrepreneurs, who readily admit that traditional e-mail is better suited for keeping up professional relationships or communicating with adults.

"I only use e-mail for my business and to get sponsors," Martina Butler, the host of the teen podcast Emo Girl Talk, said during a panel discussion here at the Mashup 2007 conference, which is focused on the technology generation. With friends, Bulter said she only sends notes via a social network.

"Sometimes I say I e-mailed you, but I mean I Myspace'd or Facebook'ed you," she said.

To be sure, much has been written about the demise of e-mail, given the annoyance of spam and the rise of tools like instant messaging, voice over IP and text messaging. But e-mail has hung on to its utility in office environments and at home, even if it's given up some ground to new challengers. It may be that social networks are the most potent new rival to e-mail, one of the Internet's oldest forms of communication. With tens of millions of members on their respective networks, MySpace and Facebook can wield great influence over a generation living online, either through the cell phone or the Internet.

"I don't know any teen who doesn't have a phone with them all the time."
--Catherine Cook, president,

And if you're among those who believe teens are the future, then e-mail could be knocked down a rung. For example, Craig Sherman, CEO of Gaia Online, a virtual world for teens and college kid

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