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How is Roblox STEM Educational?

Submitted by Alexandria Ducksworth Over 100 million people have played Roblox since its 2005 launch. Your child may be one of them. Is there any good from playing this game besides its usual hijinks? Fortunately, Roblox touches the four cornerstones of STEM education: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Roblox introduces kids to coding and other …

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

Celebrate Library Card Sign–Up Month by getting a library card, or by rediscovering the many ways to use one! Today’s Gwinnett County Public Library is an AMAZING place to go for knowledge and fun. Whether you want to READ about it, LISTEN to it, WATCH it, or EXPERIENCE it — every day is a new discovery. Instead of just checking out …

3 Health Benefits of the Keto Diet Backed by Science

Submitted by Alexandria Ducksworth The keto diet is all the rage these days! You might have seen amazing physical results from Halle Berry or LeBron James. Everytime you go to the grocery store, there are barely any avocados left in the produce section. Could this diet help you live a healthier lifestyle? The keto diet …

Five Presidents – Book Review

Submitted by Jon Freeman Clint Hill, a retired U.S. Secret Service agent, reveals in his book Five Presidents stories from his time serving under President Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford. The book follows Clint Hill through these five presidents and we learn about what things were like being a man on the inside who …

10 Helpful Books to Alleviate Writer’s Block

Submitted by Alexandria Ducksworth Don’t know if you can write a book? Stuck in the middle of writing the great American novel? Can’t find the right words for your love poem? Looks like you’re suffering for writer’s block. Here are ten helpful books to alleviate your problems: 1. On Writing by Stephen King 2. Bird …

You Can Get a Video Game Career

Submitted by Alexandria Ducksworth YouTube gamers and eSports competitors have been making a fortune creating careers out of their hobbies. Can you? Perhaps, you’re more interested in game creation. There are many ways you can get a video game career: 1. Video Game Artist/Animators Are you an avid gamer with an extensive art portfolio fit …

One Vital Lesson You’ll Learn From “Rich Dad, Poor Dad”

Submitted by Alexandra Ducksworth Rich Dad, Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki wouldn’t be the multi-millionaire today if he didn’t learn from his two fathers. His biological father worked for the government while his best friend’s dad owned various businesses. What made poor dad “poor” and rich dad “rich?” One vital lesson Kiyosaki learned from his …

Can You Retire Sooner Than You Think?

Submitted by Jon Freeman In his book, You Can Retire Sooner Than You Think, Certified Financial Planner Wes Moss reveals how he thinks you can ensure a successful retirement. He also explains how those approaching retirement can possibly retire sooner rather than later – without winning the lottery. Moss conducted a study to discover the …

#ReadWoke at GCPL

The #ReadWoke challenge was created in 2017 by Cicely Lewis, a nationally recognized educator and librarian from Gwinnett. “What is Read Woke? It’s a feeling. A form of education. A call to action, and our right as lifelong learners. It means arming yourself with knowledge to better protect your rights. Learning about others so you …

Tips on Recognizing Tax Scams

Submitted by Jon Freeman Every year people fall victim to different types of tax scams. These scams can be via a phone call, or some other format. Here are some things the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) thinks taxpayers should remember to help them spot scams and avoid becoming a victim: Tax Phone scams: 1. The …