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Online resume writing tool available for job seekers

By Amber Covington

Rowan Public Library

Cypress Resume is a free digital resource available to all Rowan Public Library cardholders to access as a guide to create professional resumes.

As a member of the NC Live consortium, RPL has a subscription to this online resume writing tool that allows users to create and revise resumes. With the ease of accessing the library’s website, anyone can begin to create or revise their resume within minutes.

Online Google search results for resume templates can be quite daunting. A simple search yields thousands of examples that may not fit the layout necessary for the job a person may be applying for. To ease the process of searching for the right resume template online, simply create an account with Cypress Resume to begin a customized layout that fits your needs.

Simply, create an account with Cypress Resume and begin to fill in your information to create a resume, cover letter or reference sheet. Each section has required fields for your information (i.e. full name, address and contact information) which populates to create a professional resume listing your educational background, jobs and skills.

Once all fields are completed, press the preview button and voila, a resume appears. For people who prefer to create their own layout, check out these book titles for formatting and layout designs:

• “Knock’em Dead Resumes” by Martin Yate

 • “Best Resumes for College Students and New Grads: Jump Start Your Career” by Louise Kursmark

 • “The Quick Resume & Cover Letter Book: Write and Use an Effective Resume in Only One Day” By Michael Farr

 Get started today with Cypress Resume by creating your account. Visit our website at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org and look for NC Live Resources. Cypress Resume is sure to be a fit for all your resume needs.

Friends of Rowan Public Library Annual Book Sale: Headquarters, Oct. 26-29. Preview Night is Oct. 26, 6-8 p.m., open to new and existing members of the Friends. Memberships may be bought ahead of time or at the door. An individual membership to the Friends is $10 a year.

• The sale is open to the public Oct. 27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Oct. 28, 1-4 p.m.; and Oct. 29, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Proceeds from the sale help contribute to the Friends of RPL’s support of library events and programs.

China Grove Roller Mill Display: South, through Oct. 30. Like many roller mills built during the late 1800s through early 1900s, the China Grove Roller Mill was central to its community. This display, in South Rowan Regional’s foyer, presented by Rowan Museum and China Grove Roller Mill, shares insights about this period of history.

Traveling exhibit: The Story of BBQ in North Carolina by the N.C. Department of Natural & Cultural Resources, headquarters; open Oct. 26-Nov. 30. The exhibit teaches how growing and cultivating hogs emerged in the state and examines the East versus West debate about the best recipes for sauces and condiments. View the exhibit in headquarters’ lobby during business hours.

Mystery Machine: East, through Nov. 30. Scoooooby Dooby Doo! A monster scared away Scooby’s best friends. Find them all and be entered into a raffle contest for a literary-themed prize. This Scavenger Hunt will run through Nov. 30. For more information, contact Tammie at 704-216-7842.

Cards for a Cause: All branches. Now-Dec. 18. Create holiday cards that will be delivered to active service members in the U.S. Armed Forces and to veterans at the Hefner VAMC in Salisbury. Patrons can specify their card(s) is delivered to a certain branch of the armed forces or to the VA. Cards submitted for a branch do have specific deadlines: Nov. 7 for cards distributed internationally, Dec. 10 for cards distributed stateside. Cards submitted Dec. 11-18 will only be delivered to the VA. Questions? Call Tammie at 704-216-7842.

Monday night movie: “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” East, Oct. 22, 5:30 p.m. Join us for a showing of the latest installment in the hilarious animated movie series;  (2018, PG, 97 min.). This free event is open to the public, all ages welcome. For more details, call 704-216-7842.

Makerspace: Free 3D design software, headquarters, Oct. 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Explore Tinkercad and Sketchup software and see how to make three dimensional objects that can be printed on a 3D printer. Please register by calling Abby at 704-216-8248. Limited space available.

Friends of RPL and Cheerwine Concert Series: Oct. 23, 7 p.m., The Moon and You. Currently of Asheville, the Americana band features singers and musicians Melissa Hyman (cello) and Ryan Furstenberg (guitar, banjo). The husband-and-wife team regularly includes a rotating cast of talented friends, so they never play the same show twice. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. This event is free, open to the public, and all ages are welcome. For more information, call 704-216-8243.

Bookmark contest: All branches. Oct. 8-Nov. 3. This annual contest is sponsored by Friends of Rowan Public Library, and will award first-, second- and third-place prizes in three categories: 4 to 6, 7 to 9, and 10 to 11. Rules and entry forms available online or at any RPL locations. For more information, call 704-216-8234.

PJ Storytime: Headquarters, Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m. Put on your pajamas, grab a blanket and your favorite stuffed animal, and join us for a special evening storytime. Recommended for ages 3 to 11, though all children are welcome. For more details, call 704-216-8234.

Spooktacular: Headquarters, Oct. 27, 11 a.m. Join Mr. Robert and Ms. Vicki for fun, spooky stories, crafts and light refreshments. For more details, call 704-216-8234.

Bad Art Night: Headquarters, Oct. 23, 4-5:30 p.m.; East, Oct. 25, 4-5 p.m. Draw, paint or create the worst possible piece of art and see how it stacks up against the competition.

Chapter Chats: Oct. 23, 5:15-6 p.m. Weekly book club for teens 14-17, intended primarily for participants with developmental or intellectual disabilities, though all are welcome. For more details, contact Tammie at 704-216-7842.

Curiosity Challenge: AI Family Challenge, South, Oct. 24, 3:30 p.m. Kids ages 8 to 15 and their families explore core concepts of artificial intelligence and apply AI tools to solve problems. Learn the basics of how AI works by building simple projects together. This program is in collaboration with Horizons Unlimited of Salisbury and lasts approximately 90 minutes. For details, call 704-216-7728.

Lunch at the library: East, Oct. 26, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Enjoy a clean, air-conditioned, Wi-Fi-accessible and peaceful place to enjoy your lunch. Every Friday this fall, the East Branch meeting room will be open to all between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Lunch not provided, but tables, chairs and ambiance supplied. While in the library, check out upcoming programs and free resources. For more details, call 704-216-7841.

Displays: Headquarters, the Purple Shoe Display presented by Rowan Crisis Council and Lee St. theatre (2018-2019 season); East, artwork by Miranda Foster; South, China Grove Roller Mill by Rowan Museum.

Literacy: Call the Rowan County Literacy Council at 704-216-8266 for more information on teaching or receiving literacy tutoring for English speakers or for those for whom English is a second language.

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