Thursday, February 6, 2014

Eat Chocolate at the Library

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

Eat Chocolate at the Library
Valentine’s Day is Friday February 14th.  While the library is not your one stop shop for your Valentine’s Day shopping, the library has a number of great programs during Valentine’s Day week.

Library Eats:  Chocolate Valentine’s Day is a time for jewelry, flowers, and chocolate.  Library Eats focuses this month on chocolate during their February 13th meeting at 6:30 p.m.  Participants must be over 18 years-of-age to attend.

LEGO Imagination is back:  Your children 6 and older are invited to attend LEGO Imagination Building classes on February 15th and 22nd at 1:00 p.m.

LEGO Imagination Contest has the theme Transportation on Feb. 22nd @ 2:30.  This is open to children 6 and older.

Cover to Cover will meet on Monday February 10th at 3:00 p.m.  We will meet in the Library Meeting Room, as a follow-up to our discussion of the book Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle-Stop Café by Fannie Flagg.

Tangled Yarns is a group of women who share their skills in needlework.  Whether you are a novice or an expert, join us and share your love for stitching at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday nights.

Technology Classes:  The library offers a full schedule of technology classes for the week.

E-book Reader (Monday 2/10 at 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., Tuesday 2/11 at 12:30 p.m and Thursday 2/13 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 1 Monday 2/10 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.

Microsoft Excel I (Tuesday 2/11 at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday 2/12 at 5:30 p.m.): Trying to make a spreadsheet? Need a little starting guidance? We can help. We will teach all about the worksheets in Excel, how to move around the worksheet, all about the cells in the worksheet (cut copy paste) inserting rows/columns, and saving all your hard work.

Windows Basics 2 Tuesday 2/11 at 2:00 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.

Windows Basics 3 Tuesday 2/11 at 3:00 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.

Job and Career Accelerator Tuesday 2/11 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.

Microsoft Word 2 Thursday 2/13 at 10:00 a.m.:  We will 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.

Learn the Library Webpage Thursday 2/13 at 11:00 a.m.: : Learn everything that you have available on the library web page. How to renew books, how to search for jobs, find out important information, what books your favorite author has written. All this information will be revealed and more.

Google Documents Thursday 2/13 at 2:00 p.m.: This class will give learners an opportunity to learn how to create word processing documents, spreadsheets and presentations in the cloud and share them with friends.

Microsoft Publisher 2 Thursday 2/13 at 3:30 p.m.:  Learn how to use and modify Microsoft Publisher templates.

These and many more programs and activities are at your library.

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