Many a writer has shared with us that they caught the writing bug thanks to frequent visits to the public library as a child. It’s no surprise that some of the world’s most prolific and successful writers are also ravenous readers. It’s kind of like peas and carrots — the two just naturally go together. Luckily for us, there are some great writers in the Dayton area that have a soft spot for libraries. In fact, this month Washington-Centerville Public Library is encouraging patrons to Read Local.
The average person spends 2,340 days attending school, kindergarten through 12th grade. That’s 19,000 hours of learning or 35 percent of one’s life between the ages of 5-18. For some, additional days and hours are accrued in pursuit of college degrees. But then what? Does the need and desire to learn new things simply end? At Washington-Centerville Public Library we believe learning is a lifelong endeavor. That’s why we several services to support those who want to continue to learning for a lifetime.
As a mother of two teenagers, I have a front row seat to the trials and joys that accompany this particular stage of life. Teens are struggling to grow into their adult selves, maturing both physically and emotionally. It’s tough work. Washington-Centerville Public Library can be a powerful ally in this process. Mastering social skills. It might surprise some that the Library is a great place to learn how to get along well with others.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".