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Reentry in Motion: Certificate of Qualification for Employment (CQE)

About one in three Ohioans have a criminal record. A criminal background can create a lifetime of barriers—called collateral sanctions—for individuals to housing, higher education, and certain careers. The Ohio Justice and Policy Center has identified about 1,100 collateral sanctions in Ohio Law. These sanctions prevent access to more than 1.3 million jobs for people with criminal records.

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Making it in 2020: Beaded Garland

Good day, Friends!  Have you noticed the recent wood bead garland trend?  All the local craft stores, as well as Pinterest, are filled with ideas to make your own.  Natural wood brings so much warmth and there are so many ways to accessorize your home with these beauties.  These are super simple to make! Let's get started. 

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Stretch Your Kitchen Cupboard and Creativity

Cooking. “Bah! Humbug!” Stay at home public health recommendations have created issues for those of us who love to go out to eat. Many of us might be lacking the necessities and/or know how to start cooking in our own kitchens and have been left to figure it out on our own. No worries! The library is here to provide some resources for you.

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A Crash Course on the U.S. Supreme Court

The Akron-Summit County Public Library offers readers of all ages an opportunity to understand the U.S. Supreme Court, including books that explain the nomination process, and decisions that impact our lives. Here are a few Supreme Court reading suggestions for every age:

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Microbusiness Center Featured Entrepreneur

Serial entrepreneur Shavaunta Harris is the proud owner of the following businesses in Akron, Ohio:  Wear Your Worship Tees; W.E.E. Move Ministries; and InfluenceHer’s Mentoring Program. She has recently added author to her many successes with the recent release of her new book Predestined Daily Affirmation & Prayer Journal. 

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