This is the weekly library column published by the Dakota County Star. We thank them for their generosity.
From the Garden to the Pantry at the Library
Library Eats: Canning: Gardeners are beginning to see the first fruits of their hard work pay off. Just in time, Carol Larvik of the Dakota County Extension will provide a brief overview of canning techniques during the July Library Eats program on Thursday July 10th at 6:30 p.m.
Real to Reel Movie: The July Real to Reel movie will be held on Saturday July 12th at 2:00 p.m. In the movie Theodore, becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive and unique entity in its own right. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet "Samantha", a bright, female voice who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other.
E-Book Reader Class: (Monday at 3:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.; Tuesday at 12:30 p.m.; and Thursday 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.
Microsoft Word I: 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.
Know Your Computer: (Tuesday at 10:00 a.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: (Tuesday at 2:00 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.
Windows Basics 2: (Tuesday at 3:00 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.
Night of FUN at the Library focuses on Simple Machines on Tuesday night July 8th at 6:30 p.m.
Tangled Yarns group meets on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
Yahoo Messenger: (Wednesday 5:30 p.m.) Do you have friends or family that live so far away you never get to see them? Yahoo Messenger provides you the opportunity to keep in contact with them for free. Yahoo Messenger is a free instant messaging program that allows you to visually see, talk to and even sends text messages to individuals all over the world. This class will teach you how to set up an account and what type of equipment you will need for your computer.
PowerPoint 2: (Thursday 10:00 a.m.) In this class, you will learn how to add graphics, animation, transitions, sounds, and charts to a PowerPoint presentation. Attendees need to have basic PowerPoint skills before attending this class.
NebraskAccess: (Thursday 11:00 a.m.) is an introduction to the search engine developed by the Nebraska Library Commission and the databases available to South Sioux City Public Library card holders.
Publisher 1: (Thursday at 2:00 p.m.) 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.
Publisher 2: (Thursday at 3:30 p.m.) learn how to use and modify Microsoft Publisher templates.
Tech Thursday is held at 5:00 p.m. in which library staff seeks to answer your technology questions
Books on Canning: The library has several good books on canning.
Canning & Preserving for Dummies by Amelia Jeanroy is another of those –for Dummies books.
Canning for a New Generation by Liana Krissoff has bold new recipes that may not be in your grandma’s cookbooks.
Have a great week and read good books.