Friday, October 25, 2013

Ghosts and More at the Library

This article was published by the Dakota County Star.

Ghosts and More at the Library
October comes to an end this week.  We celebrate Halloween and begin National Novel Writing Month at the library.

Cover to Cover book club will discuss the second part of The Poisonwood Bible on Monday November 28th at 6:30 p.m.

B Movie Night at the Bijou hosts a B movie that is more than appropriate for the night.  In this movie a group of kids go to a Halloween party, only to have to face down a group of demons.  This is shown on Thursday October 31st at 6:30 p.m.

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.  This class is held on Monday October 28th at 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., and Tuesday October 29th at 12:00 p.m.

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.  This class is held on October 29th at 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 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.  Join us for this class on Monday October 28th at 5:00 p.m.

Know Your Computer teaches the very basics of your computer? How about increase your 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.  This class is Tuesday October 29th at 2:00 p.m., and on Thursday October 31st at 10:00 a.m.

Microsoft Word 2 allows participants to add to our knowledge from Word 1 and expand a little bit more. We will discuss the ruler, indents & tabs, insert/overtype, cut and paste, using the clipboard, and paragraph styles.  Microsoft Word 2 will be held on Tuesday October 29th at 3:00 p.m.

Windows Basics 2:  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.  Join us on Tuesday October 29th at 5:30 p.m.

Microsoft Excel 3- 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.  This class is held on October 30th at 5:00 p.m.

Microsoft Publisher 1 is a basic course covering the types of documents that can be created, how to modify templates and how to insert text and images.  It will be held on Thursday October 31st at 11:00 a.m.

Microsoft Publisher 2 allows participants to learn to use and modify Microsoft Publisher templates.  This class is held on Thursday October 31st at 2:00 p.m.

Facebook Basics 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.  This is held on Thursday October 31st at 3:30 p.m.

Tech Thursday meets on Thursday October 31st at 5:00 p.m.  This is an opportunity for participants to bring their questions about technology to this time of discovery.

November is National Novel Writing Month:  This month we will focus on biographies of novelists in honor of National Novel Writing Month.

Elsewhere by Richard Russo- Fans of Russo's fiction will recognize Gloversville, New York, where the author grew up? By the 1950s prosperity in that manufacturing town was being replaced by poverty and illness, everyone barely scraping by. A world elsewhere was the dream his mother instilled in Rick and strived for herself, and their subsequent adventures and tribulations - beautifully recounted here - were to prove lifelong, as would Gloversville's fearsome grasp on them.

All of this and more is available at the South Sioux City Public Library.

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