Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Are you ready for an emergency?

The following was in the Dakota County Star newspaper.


Many individuals believe they are prepared for disasters, but often are not as prepared as they think. In addition, some admit they do not plan to prepare at all.

National Preparedness month gives citizens a chance to learn more about ways to prepare for all types of emergencies. Emergency preparedness is the responsibility of every person. We can take a few simple steps - creating a disaster supply kit, making a family disaster plan and staying informed about the different types of emergencies and their appropriate responses, and get involved.

National Preparedness Month serves as a good reminder that we all have a responsibility in protecting ourselves, our families and our communities. It is recommended that everyone have enough emergency supplies on hand to sustain themselves for at least 72 hours following an emergency.

Join us for a discussion on Emergency Preparedness at the library on Tuesday October 10th, at 6:30pm.

Resume Training Workshop:  Strengthen your resume with this workshop scheduled for Thursday October 11th at 1pm.

Youth Activities:  The Youth Department of the library has a full range of activities planned for this week.  Movie Monday starts us off Monday at 3:30pm, Alphabet Party Monday at 6:30pm, Preschool Story Time Tuesday at 1pm & Wednesday at 4:30pm, Pat-a-Cake Pals Thursday at 10am, Night of Fun @ the Library Thursday at 6:30 pm and Toddler Time on Friday at 10am.

Technology Classes:
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! (Monday at 5pm, Tuesday at 4pm)

Microsoft Excel 2:  Did you know that Excel has a way to input math calculations right on your worksheet? There are ways to edit the cells in the worksheet such as alignments, borders, font changes, background, etc. (Monday at 6:30pm)

Windows Basics 3: If you never have had an email account this is the class for you. Learn about the different free email service that is very easy to sign-up for and use.  (Tuesday at 10am)

Setting up an Email Account:  If you never have had an email account this is the class for you. Learn about the different free email service that is very easy to sign-up for and use. (Tuesday at 11am)

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. (Tuesday at 12pm, Wednesday at 3pm, Thursday at 6pm)

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 at 5:30pm)

Can You Get this Book from another Library?  If the library doesn’t have a book you want, we can often borrow it from another Nebraska library. Learn how to discover what is available at other libraries across the state. (Wednesday 2pm)

Job and Career Accelerator:  Are you looking for a job? Need help updating your resume? Then this is your class. Learn how to use this library database to search and apply for jobs in the United States. This program allows you to create a resume and cover letters that are adapted to the type of job you are looking for. (Wednesday at 5pm)

What to Read Next:  Learn how to use online tools from the library to discover your next book (Thursday at 4pm)

Tech Thursday:  This is an opportunity to bring your tech questions to this project based time. (Thursday at 5pm)

Real to Reel Movie:  This month’s movie is based on the Nicholas Sparks’ novel The Lucky One will be shown on Thursday night October 11th at 6pm.

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