Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Holiday Season Begins at the Library

The following is the weekly column the library puts in the Dakota County Star.  Thank them for their support of the library.

November marks a turning to the end of the year holidays.  The library is the place to be for your holiday preparations.

Tangled Yarns meets at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday night.  This is a great time and place to knit, or crochet, your holiday gifts.

The Big Year End Book SaleBefore you stop by the big box stores on Black Friday and Main Street Saturday, stop by the library for our big year-end book show. 
The library will be open on Friday November 29th and Saturday November 30th     for this huge sale.  Sale hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Our rock bottom prices are: paperbacks: 10 cents, hard covers: 50 cents, bag of Paperbacks: $1.00 (we provide the bags), bag of hard covers: $2.50 (we provide the bags), and kids books: 10 cents 

Technology Classes:  We have a full schedule of technology classes this week.

Microsoft Excel 3 (Tuesday November 5 at 10:00 a.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.

E-Book Reader (Tuesday November 5 at 12:00 p.m., and Thursday November 7 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.   
 Keyboard Mouse Skills (Tuesday November 5 at 2:00 p.m., Thursday November 7 at 10:00 a.m.):   Double-click, Right-click, Scroll… 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!

Microsoft Word 3 (Tuesday November 5 at 3:00 p.m.):  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.

 Setting up and Email Account (Tuesday November 5 at 4:00 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.
Windows Basics 3 (November 5 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.
Clean up Your Computer (Wednesday November 6 at 5:30 p.m.):  Is your computer running slower? Do pop-ups keep appearing? Does your computer randomly crash or freezes up? Then this may be the class for you. Clean up Your Computer shows you how to maintain your computer on both the outside and the inside. Learn what basic procedures and what free software you can use to improve the performance of your computer.
Microsoft Publisher 3:  (Thursday November 7 at 11:00 a.m.): Learn how to create a variety of documents using Microsoft Publisher.                 
Nebraska Access (Thursday November 7 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.

 Facebook for Your Business (Thursday November 7 at 3:30 p.m.):  This class will help you get up to speed on how to create, use and maintain a Facebook page of for your own business.

Tech Thursday (Thursday November 7 at 5:00 p.m.):  This class allows you to bring all of your technology questions to the class and we will help you find answers.
  • On Kitting:  On behalf of Tangled Yarns we recommend these books: 
  • Knit Your Socks on Straight:  a New and Inventive Technique for Just Two Needles by Alice Curtis.
  • Knits at Home:  Rustic Designs for the Modern Nest by Ruth Cross.
  • Finally, in fiction we have Starting Now by Debbie Macomber

All of this and much more is waiting for you at the library.

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