Thursday, March 13, 2014

Go Green at the SSC Library

This is our weekly column published in the Dakota County Star newspaper.

Go Green at the SSC Library
The birth of Patrick of Ireland is celebrated on March 17th.  With that comes the wearing of the green.  Later this week, spring comes in its fullness, and with that the earth’s greening.  The library offers many opportunities to go green at the library.

The SSC Scribes is a group of writers who get together to challenge and encourage one another in their writing.  They next meet on Monday March 17th at 6:00 p.m.  Join us in the fun.

Real to Reel Movie:  Join us at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday March 13th for a film starring Domhnall Gleason and Rachel McAdams, in which a time traveler finds that it is not easy to go back in time and get a girl friend. 

Technology Classes:  We have another full week of technology classes scheduled for this week:  Monday:  E-book Reader 3:00 p.m., Microsoft Word 2 at 3:00 p.m., E-Book Reader 5:00 p.m., E-book Reader class at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday:  Windows 2 at 10:00 a.m., E-book Reader class at 12:30 p.m., Microsoft Excel 1 at 2:00 p.m., Windows 3 at 3:00 p.m., Power Point 1 at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday:  Clean up Your Computer  5:30 p.m., Pinterest 6:30 p.m., Thursday:  Job and Career Accelerator 10:00 a.m., Blogging Basics 11:00 a.m., Twitter Basics 2:00 p.m., Nebraska Access 3:30 p.m., Tech Thursday at 5:00 p.m., and E-Book Reader at 6:00 p.m.

Irish Music:  Get your Irish spirit on with the following Irish movies and music:  Heritage by Celtic Thunder, Storm by Celtic Thunder, Special Reserve by Gaelic Storm, Songs from the Heart by Celtic Woman, Voice of Ages by the Chieftans, Water from the Well by the Chieftans, and The Essential Chieftans.

Green Living: Going green is not just about expressing your Irish self, but going green has a lot to do with living a green lifestyle.  The following books will help you to live the green life.

365 ways to live green: your everyday guide to saving the environment by Diane Gow McDilda gives readers an idea per day for being and living green.

Green plans: blueprint for a sustainable earth by Huey D. Johnson deals with plans for developing a greener world.

The Naturally Clean Home:  150 super-easy herbal formulas for green cleaning by Karyn Siegel-Maier bring green living to home cleaning.

Green ReadingMany great writers and stories have come from Ireland.  The following are three of our most popular titles from Ireland or Irish authors.

Dubliner by James Joyce is one of the greatest books of the twentieth century from Ireland’s greatest author.

Dark House by Alex Barclay is the first in a series.  This volume deals with the problem of missing children.

The promise of Light by Paul Watkins tells the story of the son of an Irish immigrant sets out for Ireland to learn the truth about his family and his past. 

Cool Stuff Online:  A person can get help from the library, without being entering our doors.  You may visit the library’s website for these and other important pages.

Your Tax CenterThe filing date for 2013 income taxes gets closer everyday. The library has links to help you get your W-2, federal tax information, Nebraska state tax information, and links to other state revenue departments.

Student Financial Aid:   This offers all sorts of information on applying for student financial aid.

Gale Chilton  This database offers user friendly instruction on how to do most basic auto repair tasks.

Gale Testing & Education Reference CenterThe database is the online resource used by millions of people looking for help in making confident decisions that will shape their future — has been updated with new features, a more user friendly interface and enhanced functionality. 

Ask a librarian about these online resources.

Have a great, green week.

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