Thursday, March 20, 2014

Spring is here at the Library

The following is the weekly column that we post in the Dakota County Star.

Spring is here at the Library
Spring has finally sprung.  The library has everything that you would want to see or do during the spring. 

Technology Classes
We have a full schedule of technology classes this week.  Monday Mar24th we have E-book Reader at 3:00 p.m.; Microsoft Word 3 at 5:00 p.m.; and E-book Reader at 6:00 p.m.  Tuesday March 25th we have Windows 3 at 10:00 a.m.; E-book Reader 12:30 p.m.; Microsoft Excel 2 at 2:00 p.m.; Microsoft Word 1 at 3:00 p.m.; Power Point 2 at 3:00 p.m.; Clean Up Your Computer at 5:30 p.m.  On Wednesday March 26th we have Setting up an Email Account at 5:30 p.m.  On Thursday we have Yahoo Messenger at 10:00 a.m.; Internet Privacy at 11:00 a.m.; Facebook for Business at 2:00 p.m.; Search Engines at 3:30 p.m.; Tech Thursday at 5:00 p.m., and E-Book Reader at 6:00 p.m.

Youth Activities:  Our regular youth activities are Monday:  Preschool Story Time at 1:30 p.m. and Monday Movie at 4:00 p.m.; Tuesday:  Night of Fun 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday Preschool Story Time 9:30 a.m. & 4:30 p.m.; Technology Kids (for kids from grade 3 to 6) at 6:30 p.m.; Thursday has Pat-a-Cake Pals at 10:00 a.m., Friday:  Toddler Time at 10:00 a.m.; and Saturday Movie at 11:00 a.m.

Book SaleOur monthly book sale is held on March 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

March is National Nutrition Month.  The following are some of the most popular books on nutrition.

Food as Foe:  Nutrition and Eating Disorders by Lesli J. Favor.  "Provides a basic, comprehensive introduction to eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating, with a review of where to find help and how to make wise food choices to become healthy"--Provided by publisher.

Body Fuel:  a Guide to Good Nutrition by Donna Shryer.  "Provides a basic, comprehensive introduction to human nutrition, including information on how nutrients fuel the body, with a review of the food pyramid and how to read labels to make healthy food choices"--Provided by publisher.

Weighing In:  Nutrition and Weight Management by Lesli J. Favor. "Provides a basic, comprehensive introduction to weight management, including information on using the body-mass index formula and the food pyramid to make healthy food choices"--Provided by publisher.

March 25th is Natural Agriculture Day.  The following are some titles related to agriculture.

How to Restore Your Farm Tractor by Tharran E. Gaines is a "Detailed step-by-step guidebook to restoring all types of vintage farm tractors"-- Provided by publisher.

The Wisdom of Hen Keepers:  500 Tips for Keeping Chickens.  the city, is all the rage these days. In this delightful collection of 500 chicken-raising tips, expert poultry fancier Chris Graham provides all you need to know to get started in this rewarding hobby. For easy reference, the tips are divided into ten chapters, covering all aspects of chicken keeping, from coops and equipment through choosing chickens for eggs and meat to feeding chickens and breeding and showing. The tips are grouped logically so that beginners can build their knowledge gradually, while old hands might prefer to dip in and out at random or refer to the index to access specific topics. The tips are accompanied by simple annotated diagrams where required, and a series of specially commissioned linocut prints by printmaker Melvyn Evans rounds out this charming package"-- Provided by publisher.

Read a great book this week.

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