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Grammar Girl’s Top 10 Grammar Myths

Posted on March 26, 2008. Filed under: Educational, Fun |

If you’re a tech-savvy grammar enthusiast, you’re probably already familiar with Mignon Fogarty (aka “Grammar Girl”) and her weekly podcast, Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing. If you’ve never visited the Grammar Girl website, last week’s episode offers an excellent introduction with a top 10 countdown of common grammar misconceptions featuring links to more detailed discussions from previous episodes.

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Meetup.com

Posted on October 18, 2007. Filed under: Educational, Fun, Resources |

I’m celebrating my 6 month anniversary as a proud Meetup.com member and could not help but christen the momentus occasion with a blog post.  Meetup.com is a social networking site that aims to connect people with similar interests by allowing them to post notices of events and meetings. 

Say you love kayaking.  You can sign up to be a “member” of the local New Haven kayaking group and be informed of any kayaking trips they are taking.  More importantly, you are able to meet people who share your love of kayaking and make new friends to share new adventures with.  I personally could not be more happy to receive email notifications of new group activities and always look forward to upcoming meetings of my favorite groups.  But don’t just take my word for it, here’s what bigger publications with better writers are saying about meetup.com:

Time“A convenient, non-threatening way to connect to other people who share similar interests and live nearby.”

Newsweek “…helps groups of strangers organize monthly powwows at local watering holes.”

Toronto Sun“…it’s important to stay true to your passions or interests, whatever they may be… An opportunity to reconnect with yourself and others in a stress-free environment. It’s as simple as that.”

Not convinced? Check it out for yourself!  Meetup.com

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No Child Left Inside

Posted on June 6, 2007. Filed under: Educational, Fun, Inspiring |

CT’s Department of Environmental Protection has launched a wonderful new program for familes and nature lovers alike!  It’s called No Child Left Behind and it promotes the enjoyment of Connecticut’s many natural wonders.

Stop by the library to check out a CT State Park & Forest Pass that will give you and your family free admission to all of Connecticut’s state parks, forests and waterways!

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Do you love books? Try LibraryThing

Posted on April 1, 2007. Filed under: Fun, Resources |

LibraryThing is a pretty cool new online toy for book lovers.

LibraryThing is a new site for book lovers.

It’s basically two sites in one.

LibraryThing helps you create a library-quality catalog of your books. You can add all of them or just what you’re reading now.

LibraryThing also connects people based on the books they share.  It’s pretty neat!

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