Friday, November 15, 2013

Hunt up Good Reading at the library

The following is our weekly library column published in the Dakota County Star.

Hunt up Good Reading at the library
Deer hunting season for firearms is November 16th through 24th.  The library is a great place to hunt up all sorts of good stuff.

Hunger Games Trivia Contest Fans of the Hunger Games movie and book have an opportunity to test their knowledge of topic in a trivial contest on Monday night November 18th at 7:00 p.m.

More Youth Activities:  Along with the Hunger Games Trivia Contest, we also have the following youth activities.  We have Preschool Story Time on Monday at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. & 4:30 p.m., Monday Matinee at 4:00 p.m., T.A.B. meeting Monday at 6:30 p.m., Minions Club Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., Night of FUN at 6:30 p.m., Mad Science for grades third through sixth Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. (registration required), Pat-a-Cake Pals Thursday at 10:00 a.m., Toddler Time Friday at 10:00 a.m., Let’s Create Friday at 4:00 p.m., and Saturday movie at 11:00 a.m.

SSC Scribes meet on Monday November 18th in the library meeting room at 6:30 p.m.  The Scribes offer opportunities to develop the writing craft and encouragement to take the next step in your writing.  It is open to writers of all skill levels.

Tangled Yarns meet on Monday November 19th at 6:30 p.m.  Join them for a time of fun and sewing.

B Movie Night at the Bijou:  Join us for a look at the life of prehistoric women on Thursday November 21st at 6:00 p.m.

E-Book Reader (Monday November 18th at 3:00 p.m.; Monday November 18th at 6:00 p.m.; Tuesday November 18th at 12:00 p.m.; Thursday November 21st at 6:00 p.m.:  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 (Monday November 18th at 5:00 p.m.): We will start at the very beginning of Windows 7 with an introduction to the Desktop, Start Menu and the all new Taskbar.

Know Your Computer (Tuesday November 19th at 10:00 p.m.):  Would you like to learn 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.

Windows Basics 2 (Tuesday November 19th at 2:00 p.m. & Thursday November 21st 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.

Microsoft Excel 2 (Tuesday November 19th at 3:00 p.m.):  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.

Job and Career Accelerator (Tuesday November 19th at 4:00 p.m.):  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.

Clean up Your Computer (Tuesday November 19th at 5:00 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 Word 1 (Wednesday November 20th at 5:30 p.m.):  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.

Books Related to Hunting:  After your big hunt, you may enjoy one of these books on hunting:  Hemingway on Hunting by Ernest Hemingway, Afield with Frank Dobie:  Stories of critters, campfires and the Hunting Trail.  Finally, you may like Ranch Life and the Hunting-Trail by Theodore Roosevelt.


All this and more can be found at the library.

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