Legal Information Reference Center

Legal Information Reference Center is an EBSCOhost database specifically geared to help everyday citizens understand the complex world of law, providing the necessary tools and detailed how-to instructions to navigate wide range of legal issues. A majority of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation’s oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses. Plus, with the Legal Forms by U.S. State feature, you can search state-specific legal forms by top subject areas.

Covered legal topics include:

  • Adoption
  • Bankruptcy
  • Businesses & corporations
  • Child custody
  • Criminal law
  • Divorce
  • Estate planning
  • Family law
  • Immigration
  • Name changes
  • Patents, copyrights & trademarks
  • Property and real estate
  • Rights and disputes
  • Small claims court
  • And more

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Creativebug

CreativeBug block adFind inspiration and instruction with video classes taught by recognized artists, crafters, designers, and makers! With over 1,000 delectable, quick classes and in-depth workshops, Creativebug is the perfect creative companion for those who like to mix imagination and step-by-step DIY instruction.

You can:

  • Learn easy ways to practice your craft every day
  • Nurture your creative soul by learning new skills
  • Access an extensive pattern library for knitters and crocheters
  • Enjoy guilt-free, inspirational screen time with 27/4 unlimited access!

Topics include:

  • Baking & Cake Decorating
  • Bath & Body
  • Book Binding
  • Canning & Preserving
  • Ceramics
  • Collage & Decoupage
  • Crochet
  • Cutting Machine Crafts
  • Drawing & Illustration
  • Flowers
  • Furniture Refinishing & Upholstery
  • Holidays
  • Home Décor
  • Jewelry Making
  • Painting
  • Parties
  • Quilting
  • Sewing
  • Textiles
  • Weddings

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Kanopy

Indie movies. Critically-acclaimed documentaries. Classic films. Celebrated educational series like NOVA, Ken Burns America, and The Great Courses. BCPL’s newest streaming service offers all of this and more.

Kanopy provides easy access—free with your Bullitt County Public Library card!—to a cinephile’s dream library of more than 26,000 films, many of which cannot be  found on popular streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Video. While the Kanopy collection includes some blockbuster films and shows, such as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Call the Midwife, Kanopy’s biggest claim to fame is their unique and extensive collection of independent, international, and classic films.

Of particular interest, 420 Janus Films—art house and classic films from the Criterion Collection—are included, allowing you to stream cinematic masterpieces like 8 ½, City LightsEraserhead, A Hard Day’s NightSeven Samurai, StagecoachA Woman Under the Influence, and more on your smartphone, tablet, PC, or smart TV. The documentary selection—featuring titles like I Am Not Your Negro, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto, Super Size Me, The Red Pill, Don’t Look Back, and Hoop Dreams—is equally impressive.

Another highlight is the wide variety of educational and training videos from suppliers like The Great Courses and PBS. You can browse and explore videos covering Business Skills, Dance, Engineering, History, Photography, Religion & Philosophy, Sports & Fitness, and more. Plus, find instructional videos on topics ranging from refrigeration and air conditioning to first aid and therapeutic massage. There are even curated collections for educators and students that provide lessons in mathematics, languages (including ESL), and science. Teachers can use these in their classrooms with no concerns about licensing—group viewing rights are free!

So next time you have Netflix fatigue and think there are no good movies left to watch, reconsider. Even if indie films and documentaries aren’t usually your go-to for movie night, you could give it a shot. You never know what great entertainment you can find if you step outside your comfort zone.

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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

hobbies and crafts logoHobbies & Crafts Reference Center has video tutorials, how-to articles, recipes, and more for just about any hobby or craft you can think of. Explore guitar playing, gaming, painting, baking, homebrewing, model train building, origami, cycling, skateboarding, camping, fishing, and many more activities with your Bullitt County Public Library card. You can even browse full-text articles from popular hobbyist magazines such as Bead & Button, Creative Knitting, and Quilter’s World!

Content includes:

  • Full text for nearly 2,000 magazines and books
  • More than 720 videos
  • More than 180 hobby profiles
  • More than 8,400 recipes

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LearningExpress Library: School Center

Test preparation and tutorials for elementary, middle, and high school students. Elementary School curriculum includes 4th and 5th grade-level practice sets for mathematics and English/language arts. The Middle School collection includes skills improvement courses in mathematics, English/language arts, and social studies for grades 6 to 8. The Middle School collection also offers high school entrance exam preparation, including COOP, HSPT, SHSAT. The high school section offers help with mathematics, English/language arts, science, social studies, and logic and reasoning.

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Treehouse

Treehouse is an online video and interactive learning platform that specializes in teaching people of all ages how to design and develop websites and mobile apps. Tracks include web development, web design, iOs and Android app development, WordPress development and design, game development, and various programming languages, including HTML, JavaScript, PHP, and Ruby. Courses are taught through short videos, with quizzes, code challenges, and other activities to help reinforce new skills and concepts. Their Career Program serves as a “guided tool to help you prepare for a new job in technology.”

Interested in learning to code or exploring the other courses offered via Treehouse? E-mail treehouse@bcplib.org to request access. Be sure to provide your full name and library card number for verification.

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Lynda.com

Lynda.com is a premier online learning resource featuring tutorials from recognized experts in their fields covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, career development, and more. Learning is self-paced and courses and tutorials are broken up into short videos, so it’s easy to squeeze in just a few minutes of learning a day if that’s all the time you have. To get started, you just need your BCPL card number and PIN. Get started now!

LearningExpress Library

Offers practice tests, e-books, and skill-building courses for students and adult learners. Many courses are available in Spanish. Includes specialized learning centers for different interests and age groups, including:

Adult Core Skills – Improve your skills in reading, writing, and mathematics.
Career Preparation – Prepare for an occupational exam, build workplace skills, and more.
School Center – Test preparation and tutorials for elementary, middle, and high school students.
Computer Skills – Enjoy video courses on topics ranging from computer maintenance and internet safety to popular software programs like Word, Excel, Outlook, and Adobe Photoshop.

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