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Careers & Occupations

AtoZdatabases: Search Jobs, Businesses or Mailing Lists. The Premier Job Search, Reference, and Mailing List Database. The database includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business & executive profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, and much more. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!

 

O*net system serves as a source of occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations.

 

Cooking Classes on Youtube

Cooking classes are held at the library, but may also be recorded and shared on Youtube. If you’d like to be able to ask questions and taste the food, check our online calendar and come to our next class. If you’d rather listen and learn from the convenience of your own home, follow a link below.

Medical

Merck Manuals logoMerck Manuals is a free website for healthcare students, healthcare professionals and consumers. The online version of this best-selling reference title contains essential information on the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of medical disorders in ten languages. The website is consistently updated with the latest information and contains additional resources including multimedia content and a consumer medical dictionary. There is no registration required to use the Merck Manuals website.

 

The Merck Veterinary Manual (MVM) is a free website for veterinary professionals and pet owners.  Coverage includes all domesticated species and their diseases.

DIY

ChiltonLibrary provides quick online access to repair, maintenance and service information on seven decades of the broadest range of vehicles available, including cars, trucks, vans and SUVs.
Some of Chilton Library’s more popular features include:

  • Maintenance and specification tables that provide the unique data you need for each specific vehicle.
  • Step-by-step service and repair procedures, and labor estimating tool to help you confidently determine your next move.
  • Vacuum diagrams to simplify troubleshooting.
  • Wiring diagrams to help explain system operation.
  • Close-up photographs and illustrations for visual support.
  • ASE test prep quizzes for the most popular certification exams
  • A print button which allows you to easily print out what is needed.


Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center from Inspire is a searchable database of resources for crafts, collectibles, indoor and outdoor recreation, performing arts, and more.

Home Improvement Reference Center from Inspire is a searchable database for home improvement projects from decorating and remodeling to electrical, plumbing, and woodworking.

Online Materials

 

EBSCO eBook Collection from Inspire: A collection of over 6,000 multidisciplinary books. Topics include college and career development, health and medicine, and business and economics.

 

Hoopla provides free streaming movies, TV shows, music, and audiobooks with an account created using your green Peabody Public Library card and PIN.

 

Kanopy: Thoughtful EntertainmentKanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema. With the motto of “thoughtful entertainment,” Kanopy provides access to films of unique social and cultural value. Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku. See FAQ page for more information.

Kanopy Kids brings you thoughtful entertainment for children aged preschool and up. Parents can trust in a curated selection of educational and enriching videos on Kanopy Kids with developmentally appropriate, age-based ratings from Common Sense Media, as well as additional parental controls to keep kids safe.

 

Newsbank

NewsBank provides news and informational resources to our patrons with coverage of local and national topics from America’s newspapers, along with specific articles, obituaries, statistics, video clips, quotations, facts, analysis and much more. With unlimited access from all library workstations and remote access 24/7, patrons can freely search, browse, print, save and email full-text articles without a fee. If you are accessing this database from a remote location, you will be prompted to enter your library card number before proceeding.

 

OverDrive offers downloadable eBooks, Audiobooks, eVideos and eMusic through Indiana Digital Downloads Center. Includes special collections for Kids and Teens.

 

RBdigital Magazines (formerly Zinio) allows patrons to view and checkout popular magazines with no waiting and no due dates. RBdigital is the ultimate app for magazine lovers, with digital magazines for iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac and PC. There are interactive elements such as audio and video, and intuitive searching and navigating within each magazine.

Popular titles include: Us Weekly, HGTV, Food Network, Better Homes and Gardens, Reader’s Digest, Rolling Stone, Family Circle, National Geographic, and more!

Technology Classes on Youtube

Announcements

Welcome, Katy! Peabody Welcomes New Adult Services Librarian

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (October 17, 2018) – Peabody Public Library recently welcomed new team member, Katy Southern, who will serve as the Peabody Adult Services Librarian.

Previously, Katy worked at Eckhart Public Library in Auburn, Indiana. While at Eckhart, Katy served the library in several ways by providing consulting and grant writing services, and serving as Supervising Librarian and Collection Development Specialist. Before her tenure at Eckhart Public Library Katy worked in the English department at the University of Wisconsin.

Katy holds Bachelor of Arts in German from Hanover College, and a Master of Arts in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin.

“I am thrilled to have someone of Katy’s caliber available to serve our customers. I look forward to seeing all that Katy and the adult services department can accomplish for our community in the coming years. We are lucky to have her as a member of the PPL [Peabody Public Library] Family,” said Peabody Public Library Executive Director Mary Hartman.

Want to stay up-to-date on what’s happening at the library? Follow the library on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for event and class updates, and visit www.ppl.lib.in.us and click the “calendar” icon on the homepage to check out the library’s online calendar.

 

ABOUT PEABODY PUBLIC LIBRARY

The Peabody Public Library serves all individuals as a pathway to learning, culture and entertainment. The library has served individuals in Whitley County since 1901. In 1917, Simon J. Peabody donated lands and funds build Peabody Public Library on North Main Street in Columbia City, and it continued to serve the community well for many years. In 1999, the new state-of-the-art Peabody Public Library was built in Columbia City. The 29,688-square-foot facility located off Hwy 205, sits on 14-acres, and is the only library in the State of Indiana that is located on a wetland.

 

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Pumpkin Decorating Contest

It’s that time of year again, Peabody Public Library is hosting its annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest! We want to see your most clever creations!

Prizes will be awarded for three different categories for children, young adult and adult age groups.

Categories include: cutest pumpkin, most unique pumpkin and best storybook character pumpkin.

Bring in your pumpkin between Thursday, October 18 and October 21 to join the contest! Entries will be publicly displayed in the library. Voting will begin on Saturday, October 22 and will end Sunday, October 28.

 

CONTEST GUIDELINES

  • Please do not carve your pumpkin or use fresh produce of any kind (mold and books don’t get along!)
  • You may use a real or artificial pumpkin.
  • Be creative! You can use paint, paper, beads, feathers, markers, etc.
  • One entry per person. People may work together to create a pumpkin but there will only be one prize for that pumpkin if it wins
  • Make sure your pumpkin is family friendly so that everyone can enjoy it
  • Do not put your name on your pumpkin, it will be assigned a number
  • All content must be secure enough to be moved throughout the library
  • Pumpkin must be at the library by closing on Sunday, October 21st
  • Pick up your pumpkin after the contest by November 3rd, or it will be discarded

 

ENTER THE CONTEST

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A few entries from last year

 

     

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News Release – Peabody Public Library Adds Film Streaming Service, Kanopy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (May 29, 2018) – Peabody Public Library recently announced that the popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy, will be available for free at the library beginning June 1.

Library cardholders can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films instantly by visiting the library website: www.ppl.lib.in.us. Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku.

Offering what the New York Times calls “a garden of cinematic delights,” Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.

With the motto of “thoughtful entertainment,” Kanopy provides patrons with access to films of unique social and cultural value; films that are often difficult or impossible to access elsewhere, and programming that features diversity, with a wide array of foreign language films and films on race, and current affairs.

“Kanopy is a delightful addition to our streaming services. It has a wonderful collection of videos for children and adults. The content runs the gamut from popular movies to award winners to educational films. I especially like their PBS collection. Kanopy provides our customers with another viewing choice for themselves and for their families. Best of all, it’s free with your Peabody Public Library card,” said Peabody Public Library Executive Director Mary Hartman.

The Kanopy collection includes indie hits like Hunt For the Wilderpeople and 2 Days in Paris, classic masterpieces like Aguirre, the Wrath of God and Seven Samurai, and award-winning documentaries like the 2017 Oscar®-nominated I Am Not Your Negro and Sundance Film Festival winner Mother of George.

Want to stay up-to-date on what’s happening at the library? Follow the library on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for event and class updates, and visit www.ppl.lib.in.us and click the “calendar” icon on the homepage to check out the library’s online calendar.

 

ABOUT KANOPY

Kanopy was founded in 2008 by CEO Olivia Humphrey as an educational tool for colleges and universities. More than 5 million Kanopy users stream the most acclaimed movies and documentaries from award-winning filmmakers, and experience the best in independent, classic film, and world cinema. 

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ABOUT PEABODY PUBLIC LIBRARY

The Peabody Public Library serves all individuals as a pathway to learning, culture and entertainment. The library has served individuals in Whitley County since 1901. In 1917, Simon J. Peabody donated lands and funds build Peabody Public Library on North Main Street in Columbia City, and it continued to serve the community well for many years. In 1999, the new state-of-the-art Peabody Public Library was built in Columbia City. The 29,688-square-foot facility located off Hwy 205, sits on 14-acres, and is the only library in the State of Indiana that is located on a wetland.

 

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Cooking Classes on Youtube

Cooking supplies and utensils laid out on a table.We’ve been holding cooking classes here at the Peabody Public Library for years now, but in 2018 we’re adding a new twist by making the classes available on Youtube. Of course, you’re still going to have to come to the library if you want to sample the goodies and be part of the fun! But if you just can’t make it… or want to catch up on past classes… or need to go back and refresh your memory on the process… you can now follow links to our Cook, Talk and Taste playlist on Youtube.

Happy cooking!

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200th Anniversary of Frankenstein

January 2018 is the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s timeless novel, Frankenstein. Thanks to Indiana Humanities, Peabody will host a Read-A-Thon and “Frankfest!” Lot’s of fun things will happen this year, so stay tuned and keep your eyes open for a big “undead” (maybe green) guy!

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Jigsaw Puzzle Exchange

Take a puzzle—Leave a Puzzle

Many people have enjoyed working on the puzzles in the adult department. Now you can take one home, too! Only one puzzle per person at a time, please. Puzzles are on top of the Reference Shelf (by the globe and the big trophy). Enjoy this new service!

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