Thursday, March 12, 2015

Local Authors and More at the South Sioux City Public Library

This is the library's weekly column that is printed in the Dakota County Star.

Local Authors and More at the South Sioux City Public Library

“Life as a Rotten Egg” Author to Speak to Writer to Writer
Local author, Cody Delperdang, will speak at the March 21stmeeting of Writer to Writer at 10:00 a.m. in the Library Meeting Room.  Cody has two books currently on the first isLife as a Rotten Eggand the most recent release Life as a Double Dare. 

Youth Education Opportunities: We have Tell Me a Story on Monday March 16that 1:30 p.m.; Tuesday March 17th at 5:00 p.m. Night of FUN; Wednesday March 18that 4:30 p.m. we offer Tell Me a Story; Pat-a-Cake Pals is held on Thursday morning March 19th at 10:00 a.m., and Friday we have Toddler Time at 10:00 a.m.

Excel 1 (Tuesday March 17th at 10:00 a.m.) 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.

Excel 2 (Tuesday March 17th at 11:00 a.m.)  Did you know that Excel has a way to input math calculations right on your worksheet? There are ways to edit the cells in the worksheet such as alignments, borders, font changes, background, etc.

Excel 3 (Tuesday March 17th at 1:00 p.m.) If you need to insert a chart into an Excel worksheet, this class will teach you how. We will also talk about page breaks and printing your document.

Clean Up Your Computer (Tuesday March 17th at 2:00 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.

E-book Readers:(Tuesday March 17th at 5:00 p.m.) This is a time to learn how to use an eBook reader.

Tangled Yarns will meet at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday March 17th.

Windows 2: (Thursday March 19that 10:00 a.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.

Setting up an Email Account:  (Thursday March 19th at 11:00 a.m.) If you never have had an email account this is the class for you. You will learn about the different free email service that is very easy to sign-up for and use.

Blogging Basics:(Thursday March 19that 4:00 p.m.) 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.

Facebook Basics: (Thursday March 19that 4:00 p.m.) This class will help you get up to speed on how to create, use and maintain a Facebook page of for your own business.

Pinterest Basics: (Thursday March 19that 5:00 p.m.) Learn the fun social media platform called Pinterest.
Tech Thursday:(Thursday March 19that 6:00 p.m.)  Bring your technology questions.  We will help you to find answers.

Twitter Basics: (Thursday March 19that 7:00 p.m.) This is 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.

Club 745.5 Bead Art-Sun Catcher:  Club 745.5, the craft club, will make bead art sun catchers on Thursday March 19th at 6:30 p.m. and Friday March 20that 10:30 a.m.

Books about Ireland, the Irish, and St. Patrick’s Day:  It may be surprising to some, but St. Patrick’s Day is a bigger celebration in the States than in Ireland.  To honor the day, we recommend these popular titles on Ireland, the Irish, and St. Patrick’s Day.

How the Irish saved Civilization: the untold story of Ireland's heroic role from the fall of Rome to the rise of medieval Europe by Thomas Cahill.  Every year millions of Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but they may not be aware of how great an influence St. Patrick was on the subsequent history of civilization. Not only did he bring Christianity to Ireland, he instilled a sense of literacy and learning that would create the conditions that allowed Ireland to become "the isle of saints and scholars" -- and thus preserve Western culture while Europe was being overrun by barbarians.  This description is taken from the book’s catalog record.

Betty Crocker Celebrate! : A year-round guide to holiday food and fun contains recipes for St. Patrick’s Day, as well as other holidays during the year.

Have a great week and read good books.

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