Friday, August 2, 2013

Find Your Next Favorite Book at the Library

The following is the library's weekly column published in the Dakota County Star newspaper.

What Do I Read Next:  Tips and Tricks for Finding Your Next Book On Monday night August 5th, library staff will share some of their tips and tricks for finding new books and authors to read?  We will cover publications you can read, tools you can use from the library, book clubs, and social media tools that will help you find your next favorite book.  This program will be held at 6:30 p.m.

Real to Reel Movie:  Join us to watch a movie about the life of Jackie Robinson during our August Real to Reel movie, which will show on Thursday August 8th at 6:00 p.m. and replayed on August 24th at 2:00 p.m.

The movie is told from the point of view of the writer/director Brian Helgeland. Robinson paved a new road for minorities by being the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball since the racial barrier was put in place in the late 1800s.

Tangled Yarns is a group of needle workers who learn their crafts together.  If you like to sew, crochet, knit or do other types of needlework, this is your group (Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.)

Technology Classes:  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 August 5th at 3:00 p.m., August 6th at 12:00 p.m., and Thursday August 8th at 6:30 p.m.).

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 (8/5 at 5 p.m.).

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 (August 6th at 4:00 p.m.).

Mango Languages:  Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and more (August 6th at 5:30 p.m.)

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 (Thursday August 8th at 10:00 a.m., August 8th at 3:30 p.m.)

Hold On! How to use the online catalog to put a book on hold:  This class teaches learners to use the online library catalog to find and put books on hold that you want to read (Thursday August 8th at 11:00 a.m.)

Microsoft Word 3: 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 (Thursday August 8th at 2:00 p.m.)

Tech Thursday:  If you have questions about your computer, Smartphone, internet, social media, or other devices; you will want to attend this class on August 8th at 5:00 p.m.

Youth Activities:  Preschool Story Time (Monday at 1:30 p.m., August 6th at 6:45 p.m., Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. & 4:30 p.m.); Monday Matinee Movie (3:00 p.m.); Spanish Story Time (Monday at 6:30 p.m.); Alphabet Party (August 6th at 5:30 p.m.); Pat-a-Cake Pals (Thursday at 10:00 a.m.); Night of FUN @ your Library (Thursday August 8th at 6:30 p.m.); Toddler Time (Friday August 9th at 10:00 a.m.); Let’s Create (Friday August 9th at 4:00 p.m.) and Saturday Movie Matinee (Saturday August 10th at 11:00 a.m.)

Show off Your Needlework:  Whether you are a quilt artist or a beginning quilter, you are invited to show your work at the See the Byway the Quilt Way quilt show on October 11th to the 13th.  Show your work at a show that will draw visitors from across the Plains.  If you are interested in showing your work, contact Lois at 712-281-0657, or Dan Nieman at the library, 402-494-7545.

This and many more activities are available at your library.

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