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Vacation drive readiness

There is a procedure performed by most car repair shops that goes by various names, such as: Trip Check, Safety Inspection, Mechanical Inspection, Roadworthy Inspection and so forth.We call it Trip Check. We use it to prepare our snowbird clientele for the drive home every spring and for our ...

Check out audio books at the Beach Library

Weekly ActivitiesPreschool Story Hour on Wednesday, July 22, at 10:30 a.m.Apps for iPad/iPhone, Thursday, July 23, 10:30 a.m., Pre-register.Beachcombers BooksHave you visited the bookstore in the Library Commons on the third floor? Many titles have been added in the past two weeks. The ...

The best laid schemes of mice and men

Military commanders like to say that the best battle plans go out the window at the first shot. The Scottish poet Robert Burns said (paraphrasing here) that the best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry. The same thing is true of many car repair attempts.The odometer part of the ...

Beach Library seeks volunteers for bookstore and landscaping

This Week's ActivitiesPreschool Story Hour on Wednesday, July 15, at 10:30 a.m. in Kid's PlaceGoing Further with your iPad/iPhone, Thursday, July 16, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Pre-register.Android Devices for Beginners, Monday, July 20, 10:30 a.m. Pre-register.Book Discussion, Tuesday, July 21, 10 ...

What is a brake job?

After calling around for estimates on his brakes and getting wildly differing prices, a reader wants to know: "What is a "brake job" and what should it cost, anyway?"Glad you asked. It's a procedure designed to reduce your adrenaline surges and high blood pressure, and its cost can vary wildly ...

Happy Fourth of July from the Beach Library

The Week's EventsPreschool Story Hour on Wednesday, July 1, 10:30 a.m. will feature a patriotic, parade themeWe are closed Friday & Saturday, July 3 and 4, in observance of the Fourth of July.Upcoming ActivitiesGetting Started with Your iPad/iPhone, Thursday, July 9, 10:30 a.m. ...

Think before you drink

Obesity is a worldwide problem, affecting people of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds. One major contributor to the obesity epidemic is sugar-sweetened beverages.Generally, when one thinks of sugar-sweetened beverages, they think of soda. While sodas are certainly a large portion of the ...

Do you take this car to have and to hold?

When you buy a car, you don't usually think of it as taking on a responsibility. You don't see yourself as being obligated to take care of said car through better or worse, in sickness or in health. You look at it as a possession which is there to take care of you. You paid for it. It owes you, ...

Happy Fourth of July from the Beach Library

The Week's EventsPreschool Story Hour on Wednesday, July 1, 10:30 a.m. will feature a patriotic, parade themeWe are closed Friday & Saturday, July 3 and 4, in observance of the Fourth of July.Upcoming ActivitiesGetting Started with Your iPad/iPhone, Thursday, July 9, 10:30 a.m. ...

Think before you drink

Obesity is a worldwide problem, affecting people of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds. One major contributor to the obesity epidemic is sugar-sweetened beverages.Generally, when one thinks of sugar-sweetened beverages, they think of soda. While sodas are certainly a large portion of the ...