Adult Computer Classes
Our free beginning computer class for adults will resume on October 1. The class will be held Thursday mornings, 9:00-10:00 a.m., from October 1 through November 19. To sign up for the class, call the library at 487-2026.
Introduction to Our Databases
Also on Thursdays, we’ll be holding free classes to learn how to use the library databases. Database classes will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. through October. We will be highlighting databases that are available for free (with your library card) from any computer with an Internet connection.
October 1–Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center
This is an incredible resource for information about all kinds of crafts and hobbies, including arts and crafts, collecting, electronics and games, home and leisure (home décor, music study, genealogy and puppetry, among other topics), model building, needlecrafts and textiles (including patterns!), outdoors and nature, and scrapbooking and paper crafts. We could spend an entire month on this database alone!
October 8–NoveList, TumbleBooks, TumbleReadables, and TumbleTalkingBooks
Are you trying to find a list of the titles in a favorite author’s series? Looking for questions to use in your book club meeting? Or do you want to find a new author to read but don’t know where to start? NoveList can help you with all this and more.
TumbleBooks and TumbleReadables are books for kids and teens that are available online. These are read-along books with audio narration. TumbleBooks also offers games and puzzles for young readers.
TumbleTalkingBooks is a service for streaming audio books. Titles are available in all the popular fiction genres, including mystery/suspense, westerns, science fiction, historical fiction, and romance. There are also plenty of classics, non-fiction titles, and children’s books.
TumbleBooks and TumbleTalkingBooks also have titles available in Spanish.
October 15–Home Improvement Reference Center
This database provides a wealth of information about home improvement, maintenance and repair. Topics included decorating, electrical, plumbing, outdoor landscaping and maintenance, woodworking, remodeling, and general maintenance. Save yourself some money and learn how to do it yourself.
October 22–News and Genealogy
Learn how to access world, national, and local news magazines and newspapers, as well as HeritageQuest and America’s Obituaries and Death Notices–all for free.
Do you have questions about recent lab results, drug prescriptions, or available alternative treatments? Would you like to know more about a particular condition? Would you like to read up on the latest health news? Attend this class to learn how to access reliable health information in both English and Spanish.
Call the library to reserve your space in these classes, or just show up on the chance that there may be space available.