Grand Valley Public Library is pleased to offer its cardholders access to Lynda.com’s library of instructional videos. As a Grand Valley Public Library cardholder you can access Lynda.com content from any computer with an internet connection simply by entering your library card number and 4 digit PIN#.
Log in via the GVPL log in link: https://www.lynda.com/portal/sip?org=grandvalley.lib.oh.us
In the near future, a permanent link will be available from the GVPL homepage.
After creating an account (which only requires your name and e-mail address), you can watch videos, create playlists, bookmark pages, and obtain Certificates of Completion (that can be uploaded to your LinkedIn profile). Many courses also feature exercise files, so that if you’re watching a tutorial about Microsoft Excel you can follow the activity with downloadable, pre-populated Excel spreadsheet files.
What is Lynda.com?
Now owned by LinkedIn, Lynda.com has been the leading provider of online learning content for 20 years. Lynda.com has more than 12,000 courses, ranging from computer programming to project management including instruction on various computer software, programming languages, and business topics. The video courses are taught by industry experts and are designed for any skill level.
- Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc.)
- Adobe Create Suites (Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, etc.)
- Latest versions of popular operating systems such as Windows 10, iOS, Android, Linux
- Coding and markup languages such as C, Java, Python, Ruby, MySQL, HTML, CSS and PHP
- Business skills, communication, marketing and leadership
- Data analysis, cloud computing, server management
- Creative arts including photography, video editing 3D animation, and more
Lynda.com also offers more than 50 different learning paths to help users stay ahead in their current job or change careers. Examples of learning paths include how to become a web developer, IT security specialist, project manager, or small business owner.
Our collection of Grand Valley High School yearbooks have been digitized and uploaded to the Ohio Memory website available from: http://www.ohiomemory.org, or from the Valley Memories link in the upper right corner of the library web page.
The Grand Valley Alumni, the GV High School Yearbook Staff, and the library are needing copies of the GVHS 2010 yearbook. We cannot seem to locate any copies of this book. If anyone is willing to donate their copies, we would appreciate the offer.
In addition, the library is missing other yearbooks which we would like to add to the collection as well as have them digitized and uploaded for everyone to enjoy. We specifically need the following years: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2004, 2003, 1982, 1971, 1966, 1964, 1963, 1945, 1943, and 1942. Thank you for your continued support of our library.
The Orwell-Grand Valley Citizen of the Year Celebration, sponsored by The Old Brick Historical Society, will be held Saturday, April 7 at 4:00 p.m. in the Grand Valley School auditeria. $15.00 tickets must be purchased by March 30. Please contact Charles McElroy 440.437.6165 for more information.
Miles is a kid who lived a quiet, uneventful life in Florida but all of that is about change as he ventures to a new boarding school, Culver Creek, in search of a “Great Perhaps” (François Rabelais, poet ). A “Great Perhaps” was surely introduced to him in the form of teenage deviance, friends, and religion class. Miles meets a brilliant student, and prankster, named Alaska Young at Culver Creek. Miles is immediately captivated by her beauty and humor, but what Miles doesn’t realize is that he is about to be plunged into an emotional roller-coaster and spit back out through the other side due to Alaska’s unpredictable and self destructive behaviors. With fun pranking and teenage love affairs, no one had ever suspected something to go so horribly wrong. Miles and his friends are hit with a terrible event which causes them to feel intense regret, but regardless of their hurting hearts and self blame, they strive to piece together what really happened the night that everyone wish had never had happened. Fortunately enough, Miles and his friends find content, forgiveness and acceptance with the final connections they have concurred upon about what really occurred that fateful night.
This book is so grasping, mysterious and philosophical that it’s an absolute page turner. The characters are well diverse even though the author doesn’t go too into depth with them. It is completely evident that each one has their own problems and emotional deepness about them and they understand that about each other. With interesting characters and so many events unfolding, it was impossible to not be curious about what would happen next or what would be found on each page. The ending was pleasantly relieving and satisfying after such tense moments. If you like reading about teenage difficulties and a bit of mystery then this book may be waiting for you to read its own “Great Perhaps”.
-By Holly Petrich
On Thursday October 5 and November 9 at 5:30 p.m., the library will present a program on accessing our Valley Memories Collection of historic photographs. Our collection consists of close to 500 photographs which have been digitized and posted to the Ohio Memory website through the Ohio History Center which is based in Columbus, Ohio. This is a work in progress as we are continually added data to the collection.
Please plan to join us as we search the website and discover images from the area’s past. The public is invited to add additional commentary to the collection through the website which can be accessed at: http://cdm16007.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p16007coll64
This program is made possible in part from a LSTA grand awarded by the State Library of Ohio and is in collaboration with Ohio Memory through the Ohio History Center in Columbus.