Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Learn Something New at the Library

This article was published in the Dakota County Star last week.

One of the great benefits of having a library card is that you can learn anything that you want to learn.  September is National Library Card Signup Month.  Stop by and get your library card today. 

Technology classes
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. (Monday September 17 at 5pm)

Facebook for Business:  This class will help you get up to speed on how to create, use and maintain a Facebook page of for your own business. (Monday September 17 at 6pm)

Mango Languages:  Learn languages quickly and easily with the world's most powerful language software. Mango Languages allows you to learn even the most difficult languages.  Choose from 16 foreign languages and 12 English as second languages (ESLs). (Tuesday September 18 at 5:30pm)

Know Your Computer:  Would you like to learn the very basics of your computer? How about increase you computer vocabulary? This class will teach the very basics of computer knowledge. It will let you feel confident in knowing what all the components are on your computer.  (Wednesday September 19 at 11am & 6pm)

Keyboard 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! (Wednesday September 19 at 2pm)

Microsoft Publisher 2:  Deals with how to produce a document.  (Thursday September 20 at 5pm)

Youth Activities
We have Movie Mondays at 3:30pm (September 17), Alphabet Party at 6:30pm (Monday, Preschool Story Time 1pm (Tuesday 18) and 4pm (Wednesday at 4pm), Pat-a-Cake Pals 10am (Thursday at 5pm), Night of Fun @ the Library (Thursday at 6:30pm) and Toddler Time (Friday at 10am).

Programming for Adults
Classic Movie and Discussion:  Join us to view a classic western novel Shane by Frank Schaefer on Tuesday September 18 at 7pm.

For Your Reading List
The following are books that may be of interest to you.

Private Empire:  ExxonMobil and American Power by Steve Coll.  The first hard-hitting examination of ExxonMobil, this book is the masterful result of Coll's indefatigable reporting. He draws here on more than four hundred interviews, field reporting from the halls of Congress to the oil-laden swamps of the Niger Delta, more than one thousand pages of previously classified U.S. documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, heretofore unexamined court records, and many other sources. A penetrating, news breaking study, this book is a defining portrait of ExxonMobil and the place of Big Oil in American politics and foreign policy. – (from Book Jacket) 

Hard Country by Michael McGarrity:  Struggling with the death of his wife in childbirth at the end of the nineteenth century, John Kerney gives up his Texas ranch to pursue the outlaws responsible for his brother's murder and participates in nearly half a century of turbulent history in New Mexico Territory.-(from the catalog record)

Anthony J. D’Angelo once said, “Develop a passion for learning.  If you do you will never cease to grow”.

Have a great week and read some good books

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