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So you want to be a Firefighter?

Posted on February 4th, 2014 by Gregor Smart in Kirstein Business Library


Ever thought you’d like to have a career as a Boston firefighter?  Well here’s your chance.  The firefighter exam is scheduled for April 26th, 2014.  Get your application in now.  For more information check out their flyer.

Need tips on preparing for the exam or want to attend an open house?

The library also has resources to help.  Check out one of our Firefighter Exam books from our Career section or take a practice test or read an eBook on the topic using our Learning Express Library.

Good luck!




Super Bowl and Chicken Wings

Posted on January 30th, 2014 by Betsey Lippmeier in Kirstein Business Library



According to the National Chicken Council’s 2014 Wing Report, Americans will eat 1.25 billion chicken wings on Super Bowl Sunday.  This is an increase of about 20 million wings from last year. Enjoy the game and be careful with the Buffalo sauce. Read more »

Super Bowl Fans Will Spend $12.3 Billion This Sunday

Posted on January 29th, 2014 by Betsey Lippmeier in Kirstein Business Library



The Super Bowl will draw an audience of  181 million when the Denver Broncos play the Seattle Seahawks  Sunday, February 2.  According to the National Retail Federation’s Super Bowl spending survey  those fans will spend an average $68.27 on food, athletic wear, decorations and televisions. Total spending is expected to reach $12.3 billion. Read more »

Ford Debuts Solar Car at Consumer Electronics Show

Posted on January 6th, 2014 by Betsey Lippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

solar car


Ford’s new solar car, a concept vehicle, is a version of the C-Max Energi plug-in car already sold by Ford.

Like the C-Max Energi, the new C-Max Solar Energi can go 21 miles on electricity between charges. It then can switch over and run on gasoline until it is recharged.

The concept car’s roof is covered with a solar cells provided by SunPower Corp.

For more on solar cars, try Business Insights: Essentials , available remotely with a Metro Boston Library Network card.

Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection

Posted on December 26th, 2013 by Gregor Smart in Electronic Resources, Kirstein Business Library


Have you explored the Norman B. Leventhal Map website yet?  This digital collection represents an ongoing project of conservation, cataloguing, and digital imaging of the Norman B. Leventhal Center’s collection of over 200,000 historical maps and 5,000 atlases.  View the collection by location, subject, date, publisher, author, or projection.

Here are a few of their business themed maps for Boston:

Be sure to check out the Map Center’s Made in Boston exhibition (through March 10th) which brings together, for the first time in decades, a majority of maps made in Boston in the century before the American Revolution.