Thursday, May 31, 2012

Summer Reading Program @ the Library

The following article was published in this week's edition of the Dakota County Star. Thank them for publishing this in their hard copy paper.

The 2012 Summer Reading Program is under way at the library.  We have themes and programs for all ages this year.  Dream Big:  Read! is the theme for children Pre-K through 6th grade.  Own the Night is the teen theme and Between the Covers is the theme for the adults.  Stop by the library for details on the reading activities. 

Travel Local is a Summer Reading Program activity for adults.  Adventure is less than a day’s drive away.  Discover some interesting destinations in Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota and Minnesota.  With high fuel prices, this is a great opportunity to get ideas for your “stay-cation” this summer.  Travel Local will be held on Monday June 4th at 6:30 pm.

Marc Black will be at the library for a concert on Thursday night June 7th at 7pm.  Marc has been playing music for over 40 years.  His first taste of music success was with his high school band, Blades of Grass.  This band opened for many major acts the Doors and Van Morrison to name a few.  He had worked on projects with Art Garfunkel and John Sebastian.  His current CD is entitled Pictures of the Highway.  This evening promises to offer a combination of lyrical craftsmanship and guitar prowess.  Pictures of the Highway was #34 for the year on the Folk DJ Chart.  One tune, Ooh I Love My Coffee reached #6.  This CD, recorded with Ray La Montagne rhythm section, was released in Europe just a few months ago.  Sample some of Marc's music

Let’s Go Fishing
The library will sponsor a clinic on how to fish on Saturday June 2nd at 1pm and a fishing derby on Saturday June 9th at 1pm.  Both events will be held at Crystal Cover Park.

Technology Classes

Monday June 4th  5pm 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.

Tuesday June 5th 5:30pm Clean Up Your Computer:  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.

Wednesday June 6th 11am 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.

Wednesday June 6th 2pm Everything Google: Welcome to the wonderful world of Google.  Learners will discover some about Gmail, iGoogle, Google Documents, Google calendar, Google Books and more.

Thursday June 7th 5pm Facebook Basics:  This class will help you get up to speed on how to create, use and maintain a Facebook page of your own and understanding the privacy policies and settings.

Youth and Family Activities:  Preschool Story Time (Tuesday at 10am & Wednesday at 4pm), Afternoon Movie (Wednesday at 4pm & Saturday at 1pm), Pat-a-Cake Pals (Thursday at 10am), Spanish Story Time Thursday at 6:30pm) and Toddler Time (Friday at 10am)

Have a great week.  Dream Big:  Read!

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