We all know the importance of physical exercise in staying healthy, but researchers are learning that mental exercise is just as important to maintaining a sharp mind. Turn your library into the gym for your brain with help from the resources below.
To learn more, register to attend Lunch and Learn: Boost Your Memory on Thursday, September 21, or Train Your Brain with BrainHQ on Tuesday, September 26.
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This year, don’t wait until your child is freaked out about their first test or you realize that you can’t remember how to solve those complicated math problems. Get ahead of homework stress with free online tutoring from your library and Tutor.com.
Personalized Support in Over 40 Subjects
Students in kindergarten through college can get help with math, science, language arts, Spanish, social studies, AP classes, and over 40 subject areas. Every Tutor.com session is personalized to meet the needs of your child, from remedial to advanced.
Tutors can help students with specific homework problems, but they can also assist with test prep, concept reviews, and more. They can even help you better understand your child’s homework so that you can help them complete their assignments.
Watch the video below to see a demonstration.
A Safe Online Environment
All tutors must pass a rigorous application process, including an extensive annual background check. No personal information is exchanged between student and tutor. All work is completed in a recorded classroom and monitored by management staff.
Students just need a computer, smartphone, or tablet with an internet connection. Tutors are available everyday from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m at Tutor.com. To login, enter your 7 digit library card number or the site code. To find out what the site code is, contact the Ask a Librarian Desk at (859) 885-3523, by text at (859) 538-5885 (standard messaging rates apply), or by email.
Learn something new today with Universal Class, an online continuing education service brought to you by the Jessamine County Public Library.
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Turn your library into the gym for brain health with BrainHQ™, a new service brought to you by the Jessamine County Public Library.
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In a recent survey from the Pew Research Center, 64% of Americans say that fake news “has caused a great deal of confusion about the basic facts of current events,” and 23% say they have spread fake news.
Participants at Lunch & Learn: How to Spot Fake News agreed that it’s getting harder and harder to tell what is true and what isn’t, and some admitted that they no longer read the news because they find it too difficult to determine the credibility of an article.
When we constantly doubt the validity of our news sources, it can be very tempting to dismiss all news and believe only what we want to hear. But as world chess champion Garry Gasparov said in a tweet, “The point of modern propaganda isn’t only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.”
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