Monday, February 16, 2015

Spotlight on West End Library's “Website of the Week”


West End Branch has a Facebook page and every week we spotlight a “website of the week.” These are sites that I’ve found that are interesting, informational, or just fun. Here’s a list of websites spotlighted in the past and some interesting new ones.

Alabama DMV Driving Tests
Practice tests and FAQ for the Alabama Driving Test.

Alabama Public Radio
I love listening to a Prairie Home Companion and Fresh Air. This is also a great source for local and national news.

Alabama Public Television
Season 5 of Downton Abbey isn’t finished, yet. Catch up on this seasons episodes.

AlabamaVotes.gov
This website will help you find out if you are registered to vote, where you vote and the dates for upcoming elections.

Brenda’s Brown Bosom Buddies
Website for a breast cancer support organization for women of color.

Fanatics
Buy your favorite sports team’s jerseys, tees, and accessories.

Free OCR (Optical Character Recognition)
This worked well for me and my needs. If you have a document in .pdf format it will convert the text so you can edit it.

GCF LearnFree.org
This website offers free “learn at your own pace” tutorials and classes. A variety of topics are covered: basic computer, money and grammar.

IRS (Internal Revenue Service)
This is the time of year where access to this website is needed. You really might need it since income tax forms are in short supply this year.

VolunteerMatch
Want to volunteer with a local organization? Check out this site.

Snap Bubbles
Do you love to break the bubbles in bubble wrap? This website is for you, now you can pop bubble wrap all day long.

SoYouWanna
I really like this website. It tells you how to do some of everything.

What Should I Read Next?
When you are finished reading a book and want to read another book that is similar, try this website.

Maya Jones
West End Library

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