Thursday, August 21, 2014

Cartooning in the Digital Age at the South Sioux City Public Library

The following is the weekly column that the library publishes in the Dakota County Star.  We thank them for this.

Cartooning in the Digital Age at the South Sioux City Public Library
Cartooning in the Digital Age is a cartooning workshop that will be held at the South Sioux City Public library on August 26th at 6:00 p.m.

“Cartooning in the Digital Age is a two-hour program by veteran cartoonist Bill Barnes (Unshelled, Not Invented Here). The first part, The Basics of Cartooning, is a fast and fun workshop for middle schoolers through adult, covering every step in creating a comic strip: creating memorable characters, writing dialog, lettering, pencilling, inking, and coloring. The second part, The Technology and Business of Cartooning, is oriented towards mature teens and adults. Bill demonstrates how to use computers to create and publish comic strips to the Internet, and how to make money doing it.”- from Bill Barnes.

Blood DriveThe library will host a blood drive on Wednesday August 27th from three to five p.m. 

Tangled Yarns is a group who explores various types of needlework.  Whether you knit, crochet, or whatever you like join us to share your talents and learn from others on Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m.

Book SaleOur monthly book sale is held on Saturday August 30th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Cover to Cover book club will meet in the library meeting room on Monday August 25th to watch a movie related to one of the recent books we have read.

Matinee Movies are held on Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. and Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m.  In this week’s movie Roy Eberhardt has moved with his family so often he literally has lost count of the number of times he has had to changed schools. Roy ought to be used to being the new kid at school by now, but making the switch from Montana to Florida proves to be a major challenge. While Roy quickly becomes the target of school bully, he is befriended by Beatrice Leep, a spunky girl with enough nerve to stand up to Dana, and her brother Mullet Fingers. Beatrice and Mullet share a big secret with Roy, they have a hidden hideaway where they look after a flock of endanged owls. That is of little concern to Chuck Muckle, a top executive from the Mother Paula's All-American Pancake House chain, who is planning to build a new restaurant in the hollow where the owls nest. The three kids are determined to find a way to save the owls and have a plan. They have uncovered some evidence of some dirty doings tied in to the pancake house.

Ebook Reader classes are held on Monday at 3:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m., Tuesday at 12:30 p.m., and Thursday night at 6:00 p.m.  E-book Readers: 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.

Know Your Computer (Monday August 25th at 5:00 p.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 August 26th at 10:00 a.m.): We will start at the very beginning of Windows 7 with an introduction to the Desktop, Start Menu and the all new Taskbar.

Your Library Web Page (Tuesday August 26th at 5:30 p.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.

Yahoo Messenger (Thursday August 28th at 10:00 a.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.

Microsoft Publisher I, II, III:  Get a crash course in Microsoft Publisher at 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. respectively.

Tech Thursday is at 5:00 p.m. Bring your technology questions and we will help you find answers.

All of these activities and more are free and open to the public.  See you around at the library.

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