Friday, May 18, 2012

Places to Go and Things to Do @ the Library

Travelogue Cartagena, Columbia Ed Tryon will be your travel guide on Thursday night May 24th at 6:30pm, as he discusses his travels in Cartagena, ColumbiaCartagena has been in the news recently. It is a popular travel destination, with a large Caribbean coastal resort city.  It’s temperate climate and long history gives the traveler much to see and do.  Discover all that you can see and do during this travelogue.

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 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.

Technology Classes:  Sharpen your computer skills or learn about social media or discover some of the latest gadgets.

Smartphone Apps: Do you carry a computer in your pocket by way of a "smartphone"?  Want to know about programs you can do on your "smartphone"?  Stop in and let us help with that information.

Google Documents: Mon May 21, 6pm: Google's Documents Spotlight: 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.

Microsoft Word 3: Tues. May 22, 5:30pm 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.

Keyboard Mouse Skills: Wed.  May 23, 11am Double-click, Right-click, Scroll ...if you get overwhelmed by knowing what all to do and when to do it with your computer mouse, stop in for this class and learn? Your mouse and keyboard are ways to communicate with your computer.  The more you know the more you can make your computer work for you.

Blogging Basics Wed. May 23, 2pm 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.

Using Reference Resources:  Thurs. May 24, 5pm: learn how to use the reference books and library databases.

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

May is National Military Appreciation Month the following are some book recommendations for military science.

American sniper: the autobiography of the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history by Chris Kyle:  A member of Navy SEAL Team 3 describes his life as a father and husband, and as the serviceman with the most confirmed sniper kills in the history of the United States military while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. - From library catalog

Soldier dogs: the untold story of America's canine heroes by Mark Goodavage:  In this book, the author, a leading dog-blogger offers a tour of military working dogs' extraordinary training, heroic accomplishments, and the lasting impacts they have on those who work with them. People all over the world have been riveted by the story of Cairo, the Belgian Malinois who was a part of the Navy SEAL team that led the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound- from catalog record.

Sergeant Rex: the unbreakable bond between a Marine and his military working dog by Mike C. Dowling:  Tells the inspiring story of Sergeant Mike Dowling and his bomb-snifing dog, Rex, as they navigated the always-dangerous Triangle of Death region in Iraq in 2004.

Have a good week.  Read a good book.

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