Friday, August 1, 2014

Learn about the Birds and Bees and much more at the Library

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Learn about the Birds and Bees and much more at the Library
August is here and these are our activities. National Night Out August 5th Library staff will be at this year’s National Out at Klasey Park on August 5th. Visit our booth there.  When families sign-up for a free library card and the kids get a free book.
Join the Pollination Nation August 7thHas anyone talked with you about the birds and bees? Or has anyone taught me about techniques of fertilization? Join us for a discussion of a variety of pollinators on Thursday August 7th at 6:30 p.m.
Discover how the male anther of a flower is moved to the female stigma to make the process of pollination possible. Bees, butterflies, wasps and others are critical fertilizing those beautiful flowers.  Learn how beekeeping can aid flower production. Over 75% of plants are pollinated by animals. Learn how to facilitate the pollination process in your garden, as well as identifying and attracting and sustaining pollinating insects and animals in your local ecosystem.  Learn how to be a part of the Pollination Nation and stimulate your garden’s growth.If you would like more information on this meeting, contact David Mixdorf at 402-494-7545 for details.
“Tangled Yarns” is a group dedicated to needlework. The group is open to all. They meet on Tuesday August 5th at 6:30 p.m.
Library Advisory Board is held on Wednesday August 6th at 5:30 p.m. This is a public meeting open to all interested parties.
Pinterest: If you have ever wanted to begin to pin on Pinterest, visit our class on Monday August 4th at 10:30 a.m.
E-Book Reader (Monday at 3:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m., Tuesday August 5th 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.
Windows Basics: starts at the very beginning of Windows 7 with an introduction to the Desktop, Start Menu and the all new Taskbar on Monday August 4th at 5:00 p.m.
Smartphone Apps: A Smartphone is a computer in your pocket.  In this class we learn about programs that you can run on your Smartphone. Join us for this class on Tuesday August 5th at 10:00 a.m.
Microsoft Word 3: We have learned all about saving, new documents, text editing, cut and paste and much more. In this class you will learn bullets, undo/redo, setting margins, page numbers, page breaks, & headers/footers. This class is held on August 5th at 2:00 p.m.
Microsoft Excel 1: Trying to make a spreadsheet? Need a little starting guidance? We can help. We will teach all about the worksheets in Excel, how to move around the worksheet, all about the cells in the worksheet (cut copy paste) inserting rows/columns, and saving all your hard work. Your education in Excel begins with this class on Tuesday Augustl 5th at 3:00 p.m. 
Facebook Basics: This class will help you get up to speed on how to create, use and maintain a Facebook page of your own and understanding the privacy policies and settings. This meeting is held on Thursday August 7th at 11:00 a.m.
Twitter Basics: An introduction to signing-up, creating a profile and using the service to find friends and/ or use Twitter for a news source.  Patrons will have the opportunity to have two Twitter friends by the end of the class. This class is held on Thursday August 7th at 2:00 p.m.
Blogging Basics: We will cover how to create a blog, use templates to create the look you want and how to add fun stuff to your blog.  Join us on Thursday August 7th at 3:30 p.m.
Tech Thursday is an opportunity to have your technology questions answered. Drop in on Thursday August 7th at 5:00 p.m.

Join us for one or more of these programs and have a great week.

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