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Use library resources to get a job, save money

May 14th, 2008 · No Comments · City Library, Manchester Express, News

The Manchester City Library has the resources you need to survive these tough economic times. Here are a few examples: access the New Hampshire State Employment database and other job search sites on the Internet; use books to write a resume and type it on one of the word processors; consult Chilton’s Auto Repair Manuals in the reference section and online in the Library’s databases to keep your car on the road; and get money-saving recipes in our cookbook section.

The following new books are just a few in the Manchester City Library collection that can help you get through these tough times.

The book of U.S. Government Jobs: Where They Are, What’s Available and How to Get One by Dennis V. Damp.
Recent news reports have stated that one area (maybe the only) that has shown hiring increasing is the federal job sector. The 2008 edition of The Book of U.S. Government Jobs makes it easy to find out about these jobs and includes tips on application preparation. With the many internet sites for government jobs that are thinly disguised scams, this book is a reliable source of information about how to get a high-paying government job.

Fix, Freeze, Feast: More Than 125 Recipes to Prepare in Bulk and by the Serving by Katie Neville and Lindsay Tkasek.
One way to fight the rising cost of food is to buy in bulk at warehouse stores. But how do you keep all that food from just spoiling in your refrigerator? Fix, Feed & Feast is a cookbook that shows how to divide, prepare and store raw ingredients bought in bulk and includes recipes for delicious meals, with instructions for freezing and defrosting. This is a great way for busy families to save money by buying in bulk and by avoiding costly fast food restaurants by always having a home-cooked meal in the freezer.

DIY Guide to Appliances: Installing and Maintaining Your Major Appliances by Steve Wilson.
Nowadays getting the cheapest price on a new appliance like a stove or a refrigerator means installing it yourself. This Do-It-Yourself guide shows how to install and service your own appliances, with clear color photos and diagrams. With this book you can learn how to repair and maintain major appliances and save thousands of dollars.

The Budget Kit: The Common Cents Money Management Workbook by Judy Lawrence.
As food and gas prices continue to rise, families and finding it harder and harder to make ends meet. The fully updated and revised edition of The Budget Kit will help you develop an effective budget to meet your financial goals and avoid crippling debt. The easy to follow worksheets in this book make it easy to set up a workable budget.

** From the Manchester Express May 8-14. By Sarah Basbas, West Community Library Branch Manager


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