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September/October 2018

REGISTRATION INFORMATION!!
You may register online, via phone, or in-person.  Payment is due within 3 days of registering.  Pay at the Information Desk in person.  We accept cash (exact change if possible please!) or check made payable to Oceanside Library (unless otherwise noted).  Fees are non-refundable.  Participants in the same class require separate checks.

Any questions?  Please call the Information Desk: 516-766-2360, option 4.

OCEANCON IS COMING!!
Saturday, October 20 // Noon – 4pm // ALL AGES
A day filled with comics, superheroes, and games for all ages!  Meet a panel of graphic novel authors and artists, dress up for our cosplay contest, take drawing classes in artist alley, and more!

Noon:
Superhero Scavenger Hunt (Ages 3-12 years)
Various superheroes are hidden around the Children’s Room.  Stop by the librarians’ desk in the Children’s Room to pick up the list and see if you can find them all.
Photobooth fun & Cosplay contest

12:30pm:
Decorate A Superhero Mask (Ages 3-12 years)
If you were a superhero, what would your mask look like?  Stop by the Children’s Room anytime between 12:30 and 1:30pm to create your superhero mask.  While supplies last.

1pm:
Panel: Graphic Novelists Kelly Gordon & Pat and Amy Shand

2pm:
Meet & Greet with panel authors/artists
Meet & Greet with Stormtroopers from the 501st Legion
Superhero Training Camp (Grades K-6)
Do you have what it takes to be a superhero?  Put yourself to the test at our training camp, complete all the challenges, and earn your superhero certificate.  Stop in the Children’s Room between 2 and 3pm to participate.
Retro Video Games: Marvel vs. Capcom, Star Wars Battlefront, Star Wars Jedi Outcast, Spider-Man 2, and more!

2:30pm:
Artist Alley: Manga Drawing Class

3pm:
George Lucas and the Creation of Star Wars
Saturday, October 20 // 3pm
Featuring lots of exciting, rare footage, this program traces George Lucas’ surprising, inspiring life, and how he became the billionaire creator of the biggest science fiction saga ever. Designed for both casual and die-hard fans of all ages, this fast-paced, multimedia program explores Lucas’ inspirations for the original movie; follows the backstage drama behind all his films leading up to and including the original Star Wars; and shows clips from the many films that influenced Lucas.

3:30pm
Superhero Storytime (Ages 3-5 years) (Registration Required)

Join us for stories, songs, and a brief book-based movie.

 

September/October Featured Artist: Dennis O'Reilly
Long Island Seascapes & The Problem Of Plastic In Our Oceans
 

Doors open one half hour before Showtime

Rebel In The Rye (Banned Books Week Special)
Friday, September 28 // 2pm
Join us for a Banned Books Week Special! The 2017 movie, starring Nicholas Hoult and Kevin Spacey, is about the life of celebrated but reclusive author, J.D. Salinger, who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel, The Catcher in the Rye. Discussion about the movie and book to follow the movie. PG-13. 106 mins.

Solo: A Star Wars Story
Sunday, September 30 // 2pm
During an adventure into the criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion. Directed by Ron Howard. Starring Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke. 2018. PG-13. 135 mins.

7 Days In Entebbe
Monday, October 15 // 2pm & 7pm
Inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris, and the most daring rescue mission ever attempted. Starring Batsheva Dance Company, Zina Zinchenko, Ben Schnetzer. 2018. PG-13. 107 mins.

Tully
Wednesday, October 24 // 2pm

A mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother. Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully. Starring Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Ron Livingston. 2018. R. 95 mins.


A Quiet Place
Monday, October 29 // 2pm & 7pm
In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing. Starring John Krasinski, Emily Blunt. 2018. PG-13. 90 mins.
 

Sensory Friendly Films
We are pleased to offer these movies under “Sensory Friendly” conditions, as a special opportunity for families to enjoy a film in a safe and accepting environment.  We’ll keep the lights slightly up and the sound turned slightly down.  Our policies regarding quiet and remaining in one’s seat will not be enforced unless the safety of the audience is in question.  Come relax and enjoy family time without worrying if someone will complain or be disturbed by noise or movement.  A caregiver must remain in the room at all times.

Sensory Friendly Movie & Craft: Coco
Friday, October 26 // 7pm
Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. Starring the voices of Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt. 2017. PG. 105 mins.
 

In our new series, Beyond Our Borders (aka B.O.B.), we are spotlighting one country each newsletter.  August programs will spotlight Brazil.  September & October programs will spotlight Great Britain.  See the Children & Teens sections for additional B.O.B. programs.

I've Been There - Great Britain
Sunday, September 30 // 2pm

Have you traveled to Great Britain? Would you like to go someday? Bring your stories and your photos and share your experiences with others. Light refreshments served.

Paint Night: England (WAIT LIST ONLY)
Tuesday, October 16 // 6:30pm // Registration Required // Fee: $5

Join Authentic Heartwork with the whole family as you paint a Banksy-inspired canvas.


Dame Helen Mirren
Thursday, October 18 // 2pm

This presentation, given by Marilyn Carminio, will highlight Helen's career and her candid personal revelations about coming of age in the turbulent 1960's, living in the limelight, her sensual screen persona, love, men, marriage, children, and navigating life's journey.


Afternoon Tea
(WAIT LIST ONLY)
Friday, October 26 // 2pm // Registration Required // Fee: $10

Join Barbara Sheridan for a lovely afternoon filled with British tea, scones, finger sandwiches and clotted cream.

 

Please note: Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month prior to the discussion date.

Carnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict
Tuesday, October 9 // 2pm

In the industrial 1860s at the dawn of the Carnegie empire, Irish immigrant Clara Kelly finds helself in desperate circumstances.  Looking for a way out, she seeks employment as a lady's maid in the home of the prominent businessman Andrew Carnegie.  Discussion leader: Edna Ritzenberg
 

Hunterdon Hills Playhouse (WAIT LIST ONLY)
Tuesday, October 16 //
Registration Required // Fee: $86 (Checks made payable to the Oceanside Library, separate checks please - No refunds unless the trip is canceled) // Pick up at Baldwin Library @ 8:30am
Join us for a luncheon matinee (with an unlimited dessert buffet) to see the hilarious television and Broadway star, Eddie Mekka, well-known for his role as Carmine in the popular television show, Laverne and Shirley. In this highly successful, fast paced comedy he portrays a meek and mild taxi driver who is unable to say “no” to a woman in need. Somehow he finds himself with wives in two different areas of London!

 

Resume Clinic
Saturday, September 29 // 10am - Noon // Registration Required
Monday, October 15 // 6-8pm // Registration Required
Saturday, October 27 // 10am - Noon // Registration Required
Make an appointment and our librarians will help you create or punch-up your resume, and help you learn how to use the many databases we have to help you with your job search.  Free.  Librarians subject to availability.

Tax Exemption Seminar presented by Don Clavin
Monday, October 1 // 2pm OR 7pm

TOH, Receiver of Taxes, Don Clavin will present the following topics: tax & property exemptions (Seniors, Enhanced Star, Basic Star, Veterans, home improvement), income limits & qualifications, payment options, e-billing options, and assessment challenges (January through March).

Cyber Security
Tuesday, October 2 // 2pm // Registration Required

NEFCU’s Chief Information Officer Jojo Seva will be covering several important topics such as protecting yourself against identity theft, common social engineering tactics and emerging technologies and their security risks.

Smarter Social Security
Wednesday, October 10 // 7pm

This seminar provides a broad overview of the Social Security program, with a special emphasis on its interaction with Medicare and spousal benefits. Confused by your Social Security options? Get your questions answered. Presented by Daniel Mazzola, CFP, CPA.

Panel Discussion
Sunday, October 14 // 2pm

A Panel of Experts will discuss Estate Planning & Elder Law (Wendy Sheinberg Esq), Senior Care (Stuart Berr), Financial Services & Insurance (Jordan Kaplan), Medicare (Ruben Quintero) and Reverse Mortgages (Russell Silver).

Resume Workshop
Wednesday, October 17 // 7pm

Whether you are looking for a new job, returning to the workforce, or just want to brush up your resume, we can help. We’ll provide you with information on our many resume and job search databases and give you the information and tips you need to make your resume stand out. Free, open to all. Bring your current resume if you have one for a review.


Social Media: How to Grow Your Small Business
Tuesday, October 23 // 7pm

For people who already have a business and others who are starting a business. Learn the benefits of using social media to improve your business and marketing.
 

FURTHER PROGRAMS TBA
 

Barbara Novack, Molloy College's writer-in-residence, hosts these highly regarded workshops for fiction, non-fiction, memoir, and poetry writers of all levels.  Please bring writing supplies.  No registration required.

Wednesday, September 26 // 7-8:30pm
Wednesday, October 17 // 7-8:30pm

 

Save 10% on your car insurance for the next three years or remove up to four points from your driving record by taking Empire Safety Council’s defensive driving course.  This class is recognized by all New York State insurance companies.

Empire Safety Council Classes // Registration Required // Fee: $28 (Please make separate checks payable to Empire Safety Council; cash accepted.  Open to all licensed drivers.)

Saturday, October 13 // 10 am - 4 pm (WAIT LIST ONLY)
 

Volunteers from Literacy Nassau will be providing instruction in English as a New Language for beginners and intermediate adults.  No fee.  Beginners and Intermediate classes.  To attend, you must register with Literacy Nassau.  For further information, please call Literacy Nassau at 516-867-3580, ex. 18 or visit Literacy Nassau online.
 

PLEASE NOTE:
Registration required for each course separately.
Fees are non-refundable after the course begins.


Tai Chi For Arthritis (IN SESSION)
Tuesdays & Thursdays, September 27, October 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, November 1, 8, 13 // 10-11am //
Registration Required // No Fee

Fit & Fabulous With Helene Just
(IN SESSION)
Tuesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 // 12-12:45pm //
Registration Required // Fee: $30

Zumba Gold With Jill Ackison-Moses
(IN SESSION)
Series 1: Wednesdays, September 26, October 3, 10 // 12:45-1:45pm //
Registration Required // Fee: $20 (THIS CLASS IS FULL)
Mini Series 2: Wednesdays, October 17, 24, 31 //
Registration Required // Fee: $15

Stepping On: Fall Prevention
(IN SESSION)
Fridays, September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26 // 10am – Noon //
Registration Required // No Fee

Zen Saturdays: Meditation With Pat Anderson
(IN SESSION)
Saturday, September 29 // 11:15am-12:15pm //
No Fee

Chair Yoga With Jill Ackison-Moses
(WAIT LIST ONLY)
Fridays, October 5, 12, 19, 26 // 12:15-1:15pm //
Registration Required // Fee: $20

Zen Saturdays: Yoga With Dorothy Scott
Saturdays, October 6, 13, 27 // 11:15am–12:15pm //
Registration Required // Fee: $15
 

The Library is proud to partner with Cory Cares to collect food for those in need.

Sunday, September 30 // Noon - 4pm
Sunday, October 14 // Noon - 4pm

 

A Jigsaw Mystery
Tuesdays // 11am //
No registration required
Read a short mystery…minus the ending.  Work as a group to solve the jigsaw puzzle which will reveal the clues you need to solve the mystery!  All are welcome!


Game Time: Card And Board Games
Mondays, October 1, 15, 22, 29
// 11am – 4pm // No registration required
Bring your group, or just stop by and join one, and spend some time playing your favorite game.  Please bring your own games and game pieces.

Intermediate Mah Jongg
(WAIT LIST ONLY)
Wednesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24 // 6:30pm // Fee: $5 // Registration Required

This course will review the tiles, how to read the card, set up basic play plus you will learn and practice defensive plays and winning strategies. If you have a set, please bring it, along with the 2018 National Mah Jongg League card.

Stitchin' Time
Wednesday, October 10 // 10:30am - 12:30pm
// No registration required
Join fellow knitters, crocheters, and other crafters in this drop-in stitching club. Please bring your own supplies. Open to all!
 

Alzheimer’s Association Caregivers Support Group
Second Thursday of each month // 1pm

In cooperation with the Alzheimer’s Association, this support group is for those caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s, dementia, etc.  All are welcome – this is an open group.  Call 1-800-272-3900 to register. 

Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s
Thursday, September 27 // 2pm

The focus of this workshop will be on teaching caregivers about the importance of taking care of themselves as well; an often overlooked aspect of caretaking. Learn about supportive resources like respite and support groups.

Feng Shui for Teachers
Thursday, September 27 // 7pm

Come and enjoy an informative workshop on “How to Feng Shui Your Classroom” with Certified Expert, Laura Cerrano of Feng Shui Manhattan. Receive easy, yet powerful, DIY Feng Shui tips to help establish a healthy, comfortable, harmonious, and supportive learning environment.


Understanding Dogs: Behavior, Safety & Care
Thursday, October 4 // 7pm

Join dog training and behavior expert, Brandon Karp, for an evening all about dogs. Learn about dog behavior, safety, bite prevention, proper care and training. Presented by South Shore K9 Academy.

Talking to Your Doctor About Dementia
Thursday, October 11 // 2pm

Get tips on how to speak with your doctor about Dementia and important questions to ask during your visit.

Benefits of Art Therapy
Tuesday, October 16 // 7pm

This fun and interactive presentation will define what Art Therapy is, why Art Therapy is a valuable service including the therapeutic benefits of Art Therapy and several hands on directives (examples) of Art Therapy as it applies to children, adolescents and adults.

Self-Defense Class
Thursday, October 18 // 7pm

This class is specifically designed for women to effectively learn to handle sexual assault. Grand Master Gene Perceval, the instructor, will cover traditional martial arts techniques.

Choking Prevention Seminar For Parents
Monday, October 29 // 7pm

Participants will have the opportunity to lean the tools necessary to combat a child from choking.  A registered nurse & nurse practitioner will teach caregivers how to perform the Heimlich maneuver on infants, young children, and adults.
 

Oceanside Garden Club Presents: Guest Speaker: George Woodard
Tuesday, October 9 // 7pm
George Woodard has overseen the Howard Phippes Jr. Estate in Old Westbury, as well as been a designer for many of the North Shore Gardens.  His special is Rhododendrons and his talk will encompass how to choose plants for your yard while also giving information about his work with developing plant collections including the very acclaimed Rhododendron Garden on the Estate.
 

Next Chapter Book Club
Fridays // 3:30-4:30pm

In partnership with volunteers from Literacy Nassau, we host a Next Chapter Book Club every Friday afternoon. This small book club offers adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunity to read for pleasure and socialize in the community.  To join, please call Literacy Nassau @ 516-867-3580, ext. 21 or visit literacynassau.org.

Columbus Avenue (PLEASE NOTE: DESCRIPTION IN OUR NEWSLETTER IS INCORRECT)
Friday, October 19 // 7pm

Come rock to the sounds of The Beatles, The Who, Green Day and others performed by Columbus Avenue featuring Grayson Rosen, guitar and lead vocals, Brian Amato, drums and vocals, Gabe Soares, lead guitar and Rob Coren, bass guitar. 
NOTE: We are pleased to offer this concert under “Sensory Friendly” conditions, as a special opportunity for families to enjoy a film in a safe and accepting environment.  We’ll keep the lights slightly up and the sound turned slightly down.  Our policies regarding quiet and remaining in one’s seat will not be enforced unless the safety of the audience is in question.

Sensory Friendly Films
We are pleased to offer these movies under “Sensory Friendly” conditions, as a special opportunity for families to enjoy a film in a safe and accepting environment.  We’ll keep the lights slightly up and the sound turned slightly down.  Our policies regarding quiet and remaining in one’s seat will not be enforced unless the safety of the audience is in question.  Come relax and enjoy family time without worrying if someone will complain or be disturbed by noise or movement.  A caregiver must remain in the room at all times.


Sensory Friendly Movie & Craft: Coco
Friday, October 26 // 7pm
Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. Starring the voices of Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt. 2017. PG. 105 mins.
 


History Of Censorship In Schools And Libraries
Wednesday, September 26 // 2pm

To celebrate Banned Books Week, join history teacher Don Parker for this interesting lecture that highlights incidents of censorship in the United States that have occurred nationally during the last 150 years.

Dame Helen Mirren
Thursday, October 18 // 2pm

This presentation, given by Marilyn Carminio, will highlight Helen's career and her candid personal revelations about coming of age in the turbulent 1960's, living in the limelight, her sensual screen persona, love, men, marriage, children, and navigating life's journey.  A B.O.B. Program.

George Lucas and the Creation of Star Wars
Saturday, October 20 // 3pm
Featuring lots of exciting, rare footage, this program traces George Lucas’ surprising, inspiring life, and how he became the billionaire creator of the biggest science fiction saga ever. Designed for both casual and die-hard fans of all ages, this fast-paced, multimedia program explores Lucas’ inspirations for the original movie; follows the backstage drama behind all his films leading up to and including the original Star Wars; and shows clips from the many films that influenced Lucas.

Historic Crimes Of Long Island
Wednesday, October 24 // 7pm

True crimes and why people are led to commit them have fascinated people for centuries.  In Historic Crimes Of Long Island: Misdeeds From The 1600s To The 1950s, award-winning author and historian Kerriann Flanagan Brosky uncovers some of the most ghastly historical crimes committed on Long Island - from the tar, feathering, and murder of Charles Kelsey in 1872, to the East Hampton witch trial of 1657, to the kidnapping of Alice Parson in 1937.  Join her as she discusses some of Long Island's most horrific crimes.  Book sale and signing to follow.

 

Columbus Avenue (PLEASE NOTE: DESCRIPTION IN OUR NEWSLETTER IS INCORRECT)
Friday, October 19 // 7pm

Come rock to the sounds of The Beatles, The Who, Green Day and others performed by Columbus Avenue featuring Grayson Rosen, guitar and lead vocals, Brian Amato, drums and vocals, Gabe Soares, lead guitar and Rob Coren, bass guitar. 
NOTE: We are pleased to offer this concert under “Sensory Friendly” conditions, as a special opportunity for families to enjoy a film in a safe and accepting environment.  We’ll keep the lights slightly up and the sound turned slightly down.  Our policies regarding quiet and remaining in one’s seat will not be enforced unless the safety of the audience is in question.

The Precisions
Sunday, October 21 // 2pm

The Precisions are former Golden Crest Records recording artists. Their remake of the timeless Gershwin love song, “Someone to Watch Over Me” was a hit in 1962. Since they reformed in 1996, they have been entertaining audiences throughout the tri-state area and beyond with their exciting repertoire of the best in live vintage rock - from Sam Cooke to The Beatles. Dancing won’t be an option when you hear the Precisions - live!

 

Join us for these informal chats with your local elected officials. Learn more about them, what they do and about issues facing our town. Refreshments will be served!

Town Clerk Sylvia A. Cabana
Tuesday, October 2 // 7pm

 

Open Mic Poetry And Prose
Nassau County's Poet Laureate
Peter V. Dugan and Sharon Anderson host these lively literary events that bring together established poets and writers as well as talented new voices.  Open mic follows the feature.  Writers are welcome to read up to three samples of their work.

Saturday, October 13 // 2pm
Featured Guests: Doreen Spungin, Gladys Henderson, Robert Hayes, Alliya & Arianna Shamin
 

Resume Clinic
Saturday, September 29 // 10am - Noon // Registration Required
Monday, October 15 // 6-8pm // Registration Required
Saturday, October 27 // 10am - Noon // Registration Required
Make an appointment and our librarians will help you create or punch-up your resume, and help you learn how to use the many databases we have to help you with your job search.  Free.  Librarians subject to availability.

Resume Workshop
Wednesday, October 17 // 7pm

Whether you are looking for a new job, returning to the workforce, or just want to brush up your resume, we can help. We’ll provide you with information on our many resume and job search databases and give you the information and tips you need to make your resume stand out. Free, open to all. Bring your current resume if you have one for a review.

 

Our unique series of informal evenings of coffee and conversation about cutting-edge topics with experts from the field.  For ages high school to adult.

The Future Of Aviation
Wednesday, September 26 // 7pm
Featuring Dr. Jeanne Radigan, Chair of Aviation at Farmingdale State College.

Human Health: Is The Study Of Our Past The Key To Our Future?
Tuesday, October 16 // 7pm

Featuring Dr. Kate Pechenkina on the history of human health.
 

Our Script-In-Hand Theatre series presents Broadway and Off-Broadway plays in dynamic staged performances.

Three Viewings
Sunday, October 28 // 2pm

Three comedic/dramatic short plays, written by Jeffrey Hatcher, featuring Tina & Tarmo Kirsimae.

 

Join us in reading scripts out loud: plays, movies, TV shows, and old radio shows.  Each participant will receive a part to read at random.  No acting experience necessary!  High school through adult - all are welcome!  Light refreshments will be served.  Registration Required.

Sunday, October 14 // 12:30pm // Registration Required
 

Passport Day
Wednesday, September 26 // 10am – 1pm

Brought to you by Town Clerk Sylvia Cabana, the Passport RV will be in the parking lot across the street.  Patrons will be assisted in applying for or renewing a passport.  Renewals must be mailed by the patron, only new applications will be taken to be mailed.  Photos can be taken at the RV for a fee.

Green Oceanside
Thursday, September 27 // 7pm // ALL AGES
// No Registration Required
Join our group dedicated to creating and implementing environmental projects throughout the District.  Open to all ages.

Banned Books Week: Movie & Book Discussion
Friday, September 28 // 1:30 pm

Join programmer, Ocaria DiMango, for a screening of Rebel in the Rye, a biopic of author J.D. Salinger who wrote Catcher in the Rye. After the movie, there will be a discussion on the life of the author and how he came to write the classic banned book of its time. Copies of Catcher in the Rye will be available behind the circulation desk if you’d like to read the book before the movie.

Taste Test Challenge
Saturday, September 29 // 2pm // No Fee // ALL AGES // Registration Required

Think you can tell the difference between different flavored Oreos?  How about Twizzlers?  Can you ID Coke vs. Pepsi?  Can you tell spices by smell?  Join us for this all-ages event where you will learn how products are made, how our sense of taste and smell work, and try your luck at our taste-test challenge stations!  All product info will be available soon for food allergy concerns. 
Open to the entire family! (You don't have to do each station)

Come learn how some of our favorite foods are made--and then take part in our Taste Test Challenge: Some stations will feature blind taste test; others will dare you to identify flavors, others will let you discover your favorites!
We will be using the following foods (this list will be updated from time to time)
Oreos
Twizzlers
Pringles
Dunkin Donuts Munchkins
Chocolates (varying from white through dark)
Pretzels
Coke
Pepsi
Sprite
7-Up
Various bottled waters
Herbs (thyme, rosemary, parsley, oregano, dill, bay leaf, coriander, tarragon, marjoram
Various apples

4th Annual Crossword Tournament
Sunday, October 14 // 2pm // Registration Required

Join us for our Fourth Annual Crossword Puzzle Tournament.  Multiple categories based on skill level.  Refreshments will be served; prizes will be awarded.  Regardless of your skill level, come on down for a fun event!

Author Spotlight: Theresa Dodaro

Thursday, October 18 // 7pm

In addition to being the author of The Tin Box Trilogy, Theresa Dodaro will soon be publishing her novel, The Porcelain Doll. She is also currently writing a novel that takes place in Sayville shortly after the turn of the century, entitled The Bayman’s Daughter. Theresa will discuss how she prepares for writing her historical fiction novels. Meet & greet to follow.

Sea Turtles
Saturday, October 27 // 12:30pm

The Riverhead Foundation will teach us about sea turtles (like Booker!) and how we can help save them.  Open to all ages.

Mosaic Thermometer Craft (THIS SESSION IS FULL)
Tuesday, October 30 // 7pm // ALL AGES // Fee: $5 // Registration Required

Everyone will enjoy working with mosaic pieces on this fun and textured mosaic thermometer.  When completed with grout and glue, it can be displayed and can be measured.
 

Book-a-Librarian: Tech Tuesdays
10am & 3pm // Registration Required //
NO FEE
Need help downloading library eBooks to your device? Having trouble setting up your new Kindle or iPad? Interested in creating a social media profile and don’t know where to start?  Book a free, 1 hour appointment for personalized tech help!

BEFORE YOU ARRIVE:
Please have a clear goal in mind for the session and what you would like to learn. Examples:
Writing a letter in Microsoft Word, Creating an Email or Social Media Account, Attaching and Downloading files from my email. Please bring all necessary passwords and account information to access your devices and services. Be sure to bring your device fully charged and any other cables that may be necessary. If you need a demonstration on library devices, check for availability.
NOTE: We are unable to troubleshoot or fix malfunctioning devices, take apart or replace physical parts on a device, or participate in credit card transactions.

Topics Include:
Downloading Library EBooks with Libby App (Apple, Google, & Microsoft devices)
Downloading Library EBooks with OverDrive (Kindle Fire, Non-tablet E-readers, MP3 players & audiobooks)
Library Services (RBDigital / Library Accounts)
Computer Basics (Windows & IOS)
Using a Tablet or Mobile Phone
Setting Up an Account (Social Media, LinkedIn, Skype, Email)
Organizing Files (USB Flash Drive)
Uploading/Downloading Files
Microsoft Office Basics
Online Cloud Accounts (Google, Microsoft, Apple)
Privacy Settings on Online Accounts
Other Specific Questions (depending on availability)

Please Remember:
Staff members are unable to troubleshoot or fix malfunctioning devices, nor remove or replace physical parts. The library is not liable for any damage on the device.

Bring the device fully charged and with any cables included with the device that may be necessary. Indicate during registration that you wish to use a library computer for instruction.

Remember to bring important account information and passwords that you have and think might be useful. You do not have to share these passwords, but they may be necessary for the session.

Librarians are unable to participate in credit card transactions or verifying/typing personal information.

Write down any questions about things you want to be able to do on your device or accomplish during the session.

Staff may not be able to provide assistance for all device types, programs, and problems. Appointments are available based on library staff availability and are subject to change.

Please only book one session at a time.
 

Computer Kindergarten for Grownups
Wednesday, October 3 // 7pm // Registration Required // NO FEE

This is a slow-paced, user-friendly class for first-time computer users. Using Windows computers, this unique class covers the basics in a way that even the most inexperienced user will understand. We will cover turning the computer on, the desktop, using the mouse, opening and closing programs, understanding windows elements, getting out of trouble, and turning the computer off. Prerequisites: None.

Computer 1st Grade for Grownups
Tuesday, October 9 // 7pm // Registration Required // NO FEE

In this class, you will learn how to work with text including inputting, inserting, moving, and erasing, learn basic word processing skills, and understand files and commands. Prerequisites: Computer Kindergarten.

 

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