Thursday, January 24, 2013

Don’t Be Afraid of Your Shadow Great Reads are at the Library


Whether the ground hog sees his shadow or not, we have great reads at the library.

Learning to Swim by Sara J. Henry tells the story of how saving a boy from drowning forces a young woman from her quiet life into contact with the rich and powerful in Canada and Vermont.  Her battle to save the boy, forces her to question everything about herself.

In Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny obsessive historian's quest for the remains of the founder of Quebec, Samuel de Champlain, ends in murder. Could a secret buried with Champlain for nearly 400 years be so dreadful that someone would kill to protect it?

Technology Classes:  We have a variety of technology classes for all sorts of interests from basic computing to social media.

Search Engines:  (Monday 1/28 at 1:00 p.m.) This class covers some of the search engines other than Google, Yahoo and Bing.  Students will learn about Duck Duck Go, Ixquick, Ask.com and Dogpile

Microsoft Word 1:  (Monday 1/28 at 5:00 p.m.) 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.

Microsoft Excel 2:  (Monday 1/28 at 6:30 p.m.) 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.

Windows Basics 2:  (Tuesday 1/29 at 10:00 a.m.) With this class we will build on the knowledge of Windows Basic and learn more about the Start Menu, where you can launch any programs installed on your computer and also search for files (pictures, videos and music) we’ll also demonstrate how to "pin" your favorite programs to the Start Menu or Taskbar.

Know Your Computer:  (Tuesday 1/23 at 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.) With this class we will build on the knowledge of Windows Basic and learn more about the Start Menu, where you can launch any programs installed on your computer and also search for files (pictures, videos and music) We'll also demonstrate how to "pin" your favorite programs to the Start Menu or Taskbar.

E-Book Readers:  (Tuesday 1/29 at 12:00 p.m.; Wednesday 1/30 at 3:00 p.m. and Thursday 1/31 at 6:00 p.m.) This class 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.

Windows Basics 3:  (Tuesday 1/29 at 5:30 p.m.) Did you know that you can Aero Peek, Snap and Shake on your computer? If you don't know what we am talking about, stop in and let us show you some new ways of working with Windows to make it more productive.

NebraskAccess: (Wednesday 1/30 at 2:00 p.m.) An introduction to the search engine developed by the Nebraska Library Commission and the databases available to South Sioux City Public Library card holders or Nebraska Driver’s License holders.

Setting up an E-mail Account:  (Wednesday 1/30) at 5:00 p.m.) 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.

Hold On:  How to Use the Online Catalog to Put a Hold on a Book (Thursday 1/31 at 4:00 p.m.) So you are reading a really great book and want to get the next volume. Learn how to put that book on hold on a library book online.

Tech Thursday:  (January 31st at 5:00 p.m.) Bring your technology questions to this on hour program.

Youth Activities:  The youth library staff has a full schedule of activities this week at the library:  Monday Movie 3:00 p.m.; Preschool Story Time Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. and Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.; Alphabet Party Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.; Pat-a-Cake Pals Thursday at 10:00 p.m.; Night of FUN at the Library at 6L30 p.m.; Toddler Time Friday at 10:00 a.m.; Let’s Create Friday at 4:00 p.m. and Saturday Movie at 1:00 p.m.

B Movie Night at the Bijou:  We will show a movie based on the H.G. Wells classic The Time Machine on Thursday January 31st at 6:00 p.m.

Good reads abound at the library.

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