Monday, May 14, 2012

Dreams Come True at the Library


Libraries are more than collections of books, movies and music.  Libraries are places where dreams begin and come true.

Parent-Child Relationships:  Parent-Child relationships are a critical foundation for early development. Come and learn how to build relationship with your young child.  Parent-Child Relationships is held on May 10th, 17th, and 24th at 10am.  The topics covered are: What materials help me play with other children? What makes me laugh?  And how you can help me learn to love books?  This program comes to the library via the UNL Extension in Dakota County.

On Monday night May 14th, Cover to Cover book club will discuss the second half of the book Dreams of Joy by Lisa See.  Cover to cover meets in the café area at 6:30pm.

This month’s Classic Movie and Discussion will take on the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz, which is based on the novel by L. Frank Baum.  The movie was beset my many casting problems, but is truly a     cultural classic spawning such phrases as "the cowardly lion' and "We're not in Kansas anymore".   The film was a pioneer in the use of Technicolor .  This film may have been handed down to the children, but it is full of interesting discussion topics for adults.

Technology Classes:  The library offers a variety of classes this week.

Mon May 14, 5pm: 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.

Tues May 15, 5:30pm Microsoft Word 2: We will add to our knowledge from Word 1 and expand a little bit more. We will discuss the ruler, insert/overtype, cut and paste, using the clipboard, and paragraph styles.

Wed May 16, 11am: Windows Basics: We will start at the very beginning of Windows 7 with an introduction to the Desktop, Start Menu and the all new Taskbar.

Wed May 16, 1pm & 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.
Your Library Online Catalog:  Wed May 16, 2pm: Your Library Online Catalog: This is a broad overview of information and services available on the library webpage.  The focus is on using the online catalog.

Microsoft Publisher 2:  Thurs May 17, 5pm: Microsoft Publisher 2:  Learn how to use and modify Microsoft Publisher templates.

Youth Programming:  Our regular youth programs are:  Preschool Story Time Tuesday 10am & Wednesday at 4pm, Family Story Time Thursday at 6:30pm and Toddler Time Friday at 10am.

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