Thursday, April 19, 2012

Go Birding! @ The Library

This is a great time of the year to go outside and enjoy the beauty of nature.  The library will host birding activities this week.

Go Birding Day (Wednesday April 25, 7pm):  South Sioux City birding expert Bill Huser will discuss the hobby of bird watching. This is the perfect program for beginners and experts. Learn some of the key points for identifying birds. Then join Bill and the library on Saturday morning for a bird hike at Crystal Cove Lake.

Bird Watching Hike- Crystal Cove Lake (Saturday April 28, 8am: South Sioux City birding expert Bill Huser will lead a bird hike around Crystal Cove Lake. What other birds may be hiding among the geese at the lake. Come and find out. We will meet in the main parking lot.

Preservation Week Activities: Come to the library and learn how to save your important family documents and photos. Volunteers will be in the library and show you how to operate the scanner and save your items on a disc. Preservation volunteers will be at the library on Monday April 23, 2-3:30pm, Friday April 27, 2-3:30pm, Saturday April 28, 10am-12pm.

Technology Classes:  We have a full range of classes this week.

Windows Basics 2 (Monday April 23, 5pm): With this class we will build on the knowledge of Windows Basic and learn more about the Start Menu, where you can launch any programs installed on your computer and also search for files (pictures, videos and music) We'll also demonstrate how to "pin" your favorite programs to the Start Menu or Taskbar. 

Clean Up Your Computer (Tuesday April 24, 5:30pm):  Is your computer running slower? Do pop-ups keep appearing? Does your computer randomly crash or freezes up? Then this may be the class for you. Clean Up Your Computer shows you how to maintain your computer on both the outside and the inside. Learn what basic procedures and what free software you can use to improve the performance of your computer.

Microsoft Word 3 (Wednesday April 25, 11am): We have learned all about saving, new documents, text editing, cut and paste and much more. In this class you will learn bullets, undo/redo, setting margins, page numbers, page breaks, headers/footers and print preview and printing your document.

Twitter Basics (Wednesday April 25, 2pm): An introduction to signing-up, creating a profile and using the service to find friends and/ or use Twitter for a news source.  Patrons will have the opportunity to have two Twitter friends by the end of the class.

Google Documents Spotlight (Thursday April 26, 5pm): This class will give learners an opportunity to learn how to create word processing documents, spreadsheets and presentations in the cloud and share them with friends.

“B” Movie Night at the Bijou Extra-terrestrials flying in high-tech flying saucers contact scientist, Dr. Russell Marvin who is part of a plan to enslave the inhabitants of Earth.   "B" Movie Night at the Bijou will be held on April 26th @ 6pm.

Cover to Cover Book Club will discuss the first half of the book Dreams of Joy by Lisa See Monday April 23 @ 6:30pm.

Gaming for Adults will be part of a crossword puzzle challenge on Friday April 27 @ 1pm.

Youth Activities:  We have many programs for children and youth Preschool Story Time (Tuesday @ 10am, Wednesday @ 4pm), Pat-a-Cake Pals (Thursday 10am), Family Story Time (6:30pm), Robotics Club (Thursday @ 6:30pm) and Toddler Time (Friday @ 10am).

Birding Books:  Birding is a fun family-oriented activity.  The following are recommended books on birds and birding.

Birding Nebraska by Joe Farar is published by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.  It introduces readers the varieties of birds in the state of Nebraska.

The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of North American Birds by David Chandler is published by Metro Books, 2008.

Birdscaping in the Midwest:  a Guide to Gardening with Native Plants to Attract Birds by Mariette Nowak published by Itchy Cat Press, 2007.

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

No comments: