Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Great Backyard Bird Count @ your Library

This article was first published in the Dakota County Star newspaper February 9, 2012.  Let them know that you appreciate the column space they make for the library.

Monday Feb 13, 6:30pm: Great Backyard Bird Count: Are you a birdwatcher or just like to feed the birds. The library will be hosting an informational class on how to participate in "The Great Backyard Bird Count" (Feb 17-20). Pick up a free bird identification poster and learn some pointers on identification of birds and feeding tipsmGreat Backyard Bird Count: Are you a birdwatcher or just like to feed the birds. The library will be hosting an informational class on how to participate in "The Great Backyard Bird Count" (Feb 17-20). Pick up a free bird identification poster and learn some pointers on identification of birds and feeding tips

Cover to Cover Book Club will discuss Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford on Monday February 13th @ 6:30pm.

 February Real to Reel Rewind:  Douglas Young, The Movie Guy, describes the movie as the story of:  "a lonely and friendless boy finds and untangles a hurt dolphin that is caught in a crab trap. He becomes very attached to the dolphin when the tail must be taken off to save the dolphin's life. The boy believes the dolphin would be able to swim normally if it was given a prosthetic tale".  The movie is scheduled for Thursday night February 9th at 6 p.m. and Saturday February 18th at 2 p.m.

Technology Classes
Mon Feb 13, 5pm: Microsoft Excel 1: Trying to make a spreadsheet? Need a little starting guidance? We can help. We will teach all about the worksheets in Excel, how to move around the worksheet, all about the cells in the worksheet (cut copy paste) inserting rows/columns, and saving all your hard work.

Tues Feb 14, 5:30pm: Setting Up A Yahoo Email Account:  If you never have had an email account this is the class for you. Yahoo email is a free email service that is very easy to sign-up for and use.

Wed Feb 15, 1pm and 6pm: E-book Readers: Covers what an e-Book reader is and provides hands on demonstration of some of the different kinds. Also teaches how to use Overdrive, a way to get e-Books through the Library.

Wed Feb 15, 2pm: Blogging Basics: We will coverhow to create a blog, use templates to create the look you want and how to add fun stuff to your blog.
Thurs Feb 16, 5pm: Microsoft Publisher 2:  Learn how to use and modify Microsoft Publisher templates.

Youth Activities:  This week’s regular activities are:  Preschool Story Time Tuesday @ 10am and Wednesday @ 4pm, Pat-a-Cake Pals Thursday at 10am, Family Story Time Thursday @ 6:30pm and Toddler Time Friday @ 10am.

Flowers and Chocolate:  This weekend many men will be heading to the store for flowers and chocolate for their sweethearts.  While the library does not sell either, we have books about flowers and chocolates.

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh:  "The story of a woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her own past"-- Provided by publisher.

Specialty Cut Flowers: the production of annuals, perennials, bulbs, and woody plants for fresh and dried cut flowers by A.M. Armitage.
(635.9 ARM)

The Hoophouse Handbook: growing produce and flowers in hoophouses and high tunnels by Lynn Byczynik (635.9823 Byc)

Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 3 by Todd Wilbur contains many great recipes including one fro chocolate mousse. (641.50973 Wil)

Garden Bouquets and Beyond: creating wreaths, garlands, and more in every garden season by Suzanne Frutig Bales (745.92 BAL)

What Matters Most:  Barbra Streisand Sings the Lyrics of Alan and Marilyn Bergman contains the duet with Neil Diamond You Don’t Bring Me Flowers.(MCD Rock Str)

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