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California Library Services for People with Print Disabilities

Braille and Talking Book Library Resources available to residents of Alpine County
Free Braille and audio books, magazines and playback equipment to all eligible Californians unable to read standard print. Follow the link to find your local Braille and Talking Book Program and sign up for this free service.
Sponsored by the CA State Library and Library of Congress.

Computer Technology Help
Alpine Sandbox  Online message board for Macinstosh/iPad & iPhone concerns. Discussion lead by Melissa Green, local volunteer instructor.  Workshops held in the Library at various times throughout the year.


Continuing Education
MIT OpenCourseWare Most of MIT's course content is available online, for free.
Codecademy A free online resource for learning computer programming.
EdX Provider of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), offering no-cost high quality online education resources founded by and governed by top universities.

NEW!  Department of Motor Vehicles
Online PracticeTests   Practice for the permit test, driver’s license test and the senior citizens’ refresher test. Also contains information about fines, penalties, DUI regulations, and reasons a California driver might lose his or her driving privileges

Educational/Research Sites for Kids
International Children's Digital Online Library Designed for kids by librarians--with kid friendly results!  
KidRex Search engine for kids, using Google SafeSearch technology.


eZines and Online Magazines
Zinio   Access over 100 magazine titles with your Alpine County Library card
Electronic House  Smart homes resources, the legacy of the popular Electronic House e-magazine.

Local Information & Resources
Alpine County Chamber of Commerce
Alpine Biomass Committee 
Newly formed Alpine County group dedicated to improving forest and watershed health, reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfire, and using local labor to grow the local economy. 
Alpine County Museum Information about exhibits and upcoming Museum events. 
Record Courier Search the Record Courier (our local newspaper)  for current and past Alpine County sections.
Grover Hot Springs State Park Official Website.
NAMI El Dorado County  in partnership with Barton Health, offers a multitude of mental health resources, including a Health Library for general educational purposes.  (NAMI is acronym for National Alliance on Mental Illness)
Peak Finder Trying to identify a mountain peak in Alpine County? Try this site.
Turtle Rock Park Campground Short video compliments of Jason Wynn & Co.
Turtle Rock Park Disc Golf From DG Review.
Turtle Rock Park Disc Golf Facebook page. Course conditions and other information posted regularly.

Research & CA Resources

California State Library Catalogs Search multiple databases for photos, legal documents, maps, magazines, videos and more.
California Department of Fish and Game Look for current digital posting of “Draft Environmental Document for Migratory Game Bird Hunting (Waterfowl, Coots, Moorhens)"
California History Section Browse major collection of documents from and about California's rich history.
Internet Archives Free access to videos, music, text, photos, websites, etc... researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public. Thousands of items digitized and added each month.
LawHelpCA.org  Statewide resource for easy access to self-help information on legal problems and referrals to local legal aid providers and pro bono assistance.
Public Law Libraries Public libraries that provide free access to legal resources and assistance to all Californians.