Have you been to Las Vegas lately?

Las Vegas is a beautiful place to visit and is filled with many exciting and fun things to do.  I was lucky enough to recently go to Las Vegas for 5 days.  I was in awe of all the beautiful sights.

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The Fountains at the Bellagio

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The Statue of Liberty at New York New York

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The Gondolas at the Venetian

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Bellagio Water Fountain and the Eiffel Tower at Paris Hotel

 

I particularly enjoyed taking part in the interactive display The CSI Experience that was inside MGM Grand.

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It was very interesting as you become a Crime Scene Investigator.  You get to wear an official CSI vest and are given a sheet that provides you with steps to follow and spaces to write your observations.  At the end, you get to input all of your findings and receive a diploma.  They take graduation photos of you wearing and holding cool gear.

 

Are you intrigued to learn more about Forensics and Crime Scene Investigation?

There are many interesting books on forensics and crime scene investigation.  Here are a few that we have in our collection.

Forensics : What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA, And More Tell Us About Crime. by Val McDermid

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Trail of Blood: A Father, a Son and a Tell-Tale Crime Scene Investigation by Wanda Evans
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The Crime Scene : How Forensic Science Works by Mark W. Dale

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GET INFORMED BEFORE YOU VOTE

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BALLOTPEDIA—CAMPAIGN AND POLITICAL INFORMATION  AT THE NATIONAL, STATE AND LOCAL LEVEL.

https://ballotpedia.org

CAN I VOTE?–FIND INFORMATION BOUT ELECTIONS IN ALL OF THE 50 STATES.  LEARN ABOUT REGISTRATION DEADLINES, EVEN FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE.

http://www.canivote.org/

OPEN SECRETS—PROVIDES INFORMATION ABOUT CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS ALONG WITH INFORMATION ABOUT LOBBYISTS, AND PAC’S

https://www.opensecrets.org

VOTE SMART—PROVIDES  IN FORMATION ABOUT CANDIDATES AT THE NATIONAL, STATE AND LOCAL LEVEL.

www.votesmart.org

 

 

Back to School For The Adult Learner

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Congratulations on taking the first step to furthering your education! Returning to school as an adult has its own challenges and opportunities. Here are a few links you may find helpful!

Handy Checklist of Steps! And important things to keep in mind.

Grants for Adults Financial assistance isn’t only for teenagers.

Tips for Your First Day Prepare before you set foot in the classroom ( or online learning community)

Chart Your Goals And you will be on your way.

Is Online Learning Right for You? Find out with this informative article.

Back To School

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While it seems like we just celebrated the beginning of summer, the first day of school is just around the corner! In addition to the excitement of purchasing a new backpack and clothes, there is the anticipation of new experiences like joining high school and college clubs, meeting new friends and fun social activities.

Here are some links you may find helpful:

Get Organized! Stay on top of your assignments and track your goals!

Don’t Stress! Learn tools to help manage your worries!

Your First Day! You won’t forget anything with this handy checklist!

Teen School Supplies from Pinterest  Fun backpacks, notebooks and what to keep in your locker!