Thursday, March 15, 2012

Wearing the Green @ your Library

The following article was published in the Dakota County Star.  Be sure to thank them for publishing the library's column.

Wearing the Green @ the Library
Green means different things for different people:  maybe Irish heritage, clean environment or making lots of money.  Whatever you mean by going green, you can get help at the library.

Classic Movie Discussion
Gary Cooper stars in this classic Western as Hadleyville marshal Will Kane. He is about to retire from office and go on his honeymoon with his new Quaker bride, Amy (Grace Kelly). His plans are interrupted when the Miller gang, whose leader Will had arrested, is coming back into town. Despite Amy's protests, Will feels he must stay and defend Hadleyville but no one in the town will help him.  Come to the show down on Tuesday night March 2oth @ 6pm.

Technology Classes
Keyboard and Mouse Skills: Double-click, Right-click, Scroll%u2026 If you get overwhelmed by knowing what all to do and when to do it with your computer mouse, step into this class and learn! Your mouse and keyboard are the ways you communicate with your computer; the more you know the more you can make your computer work for you. (March 19th @ 5pm)

Microsoft Publisher 1:  Microsoft Publisher is a basic course covering the types of documents that can be created, how to modify templates and how to insert text and images. (March 19th @ 6pm)

Microsoft Word 1:  We want you to become familiar with Microsoft Word 2007, so to begin we will start with basic terminology, how to accomplish everyday tasks such as creating a new document, saving a document, spell checking, change text and printing. (March 20th @ 5:30pm)

Microsoft Excel 3: If you need to insert a chart into an Excel worksheet, this class will teach you how. We will also talk about page breaks and printing your document. (March 21st @ 11am)

E-book Readers: Covers what an e-Book readers 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. (March 21st @ 1pm & 6pm)

Everything Google: Welcome to the wonderful world of Google.  Learners will discover some about Gmail, iGoogle, Google Documents, Google calendar, Google Books and more. (March 21st @ 2pm)


Blogging Basics: We will cover how to create a blog, use templates to create the look you want and how to add fun stuff to your blog. (March 22nd @ 5pm)

Youth Activities:  Our regular youth classes are:  Preschool Story Time (Tuesday @ 10am & Wednesday @ 4pm). Pat-a-Cake Pals (Thursday @ 10am), Family Story Time (Thursday @ 6:30pm) and Toddler Time (Friday @ 10am).

St. Patrick’s Day is on March 17th
If you and your children would like to learn a little more about St. Patrick’s Day, you may want to pick up Happy St. Patrick’s Day by Abbie Mercer. 

For an in depth study on the life of St. Patrick you may want to read The Life of St. Patrick: and his Place in History by J.B. Bury.

Going Green is a way to integrate concern for the environment.

Girls Gone Green by Lynn Hirshfield profiles women who are living green in careers as from beauty entrepreneurs to green engineers. (J 333.72 HIR).

Do One Green Thing:  Saving the Earth Through Simple, Everyday Choices by Mindy Pennybacker (333.72 PEN).

Making Some Green along with going green, we might as well make a little green along the way. 

Green Investing:  a Guide to Making Money Through Environmentally- Friendly Stocks by Jack Uldrich (332.6042 ULD).

10,001 Ways to Live Large on a Small Budget (332.024 TEN).

Enjoy the week. Read good books. Think good thoughts. 

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