Thursday, February 27, 2014

March: Lion or Lamb- Doesn’t Matter at the SSC Library

The following is our regular column from the Dakota County Star.  We want thank them for publishing our column each week.

March:  Lion or Lamb- Doesn’t Matter at the SSC Library
Saturday is the first of March and as of yet we do not know whether it will come in like a lion or lamb.  Whether fair or foul, the library has a full list of activities scheduled for the week.

Sharif Liwaru to Speak on Being a Muslim in America
Sharif Liwaru will speak on March 4th 2014 at 6:30 p.m. on being Muslim in America.  Sharif is a scholar of the life of Malcolm X and will use his life as a starting point to speak about being a Muslim in America

What did Malcolm X stand for and what significance does he have to the radical politics and movements of his time?  His life is as he describes it, a “chronology of changes”.  He presents a view of Malcolm’s life and the changes he underwent, as well as the relevance of his social, political, and even spiritual thought. The challenge is to take Malcolm X, all of him, and present this information in an accessible manner.

This program is made possible with support from the Nebraska Humanities Council Speaker’s Bureau. 

Tangled Yarns will meet on Tuesday March 4th at 6:30 p.m.

Library Advisory Meeting will meet on Wednesday March 5th at 5:30 p.m.

Garden Club will meet on Thursday March 6th at 6:30 p.m.

Technology Classes:  Here are some of the technology classes available at the library this week.

E-Book Reader:  Teaches how to use Overdrive, a way to get e-Books through the Library (Monday March 3rd at 3:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., Tuesday March 4th at 12:30 p.m., Thursday March 6th at 6:00 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 (Tuesday March 4th at 10:00 a.m.)

Keyboard/ Mouse Skills:  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!(Tuesday March 4th at 2:00 p.m.)

Windows 1:  We will start at the very beginning of Windows 7 with an introduction to the Desktop, Start Menu and the all new Taskbar (Tuesday March 4th at 3:00 p.m.)

Clean up Your Computer:  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 (Tuesday March 4th at 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 (Tuesday March 4th at 5:30 p.m.)

How to Search the InternetTired of having 100,000’s of results appear whenever you search the internet. Learn some of the tricks librarian’s use to make your search a lot more manageable (Thursday march 6th at 10:00 a.m.)

Publisher 1: Microsoft Publisher is a basic course covering the types of documents that can be created, how to modify templates and how to insert text and images.(Thursday March 6th at 11:00 a.m.)

Publisher 2: Learn how to use and modify Microsoft Publisher templates (Thursday March 6th at 2:00 p.m.)

Publisher 3: Learn how to create a variety of documents using Microsoft Publisher (Thursday March 6th at 3:30 p.m.)

Tech Thursday:  This is an open time to bring your technology questions (Thursday March 6th at 5:00 p.m.)

We look forward to serving you at the library.

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