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Safe Driving for Seniors and Teens

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Vandalia
Opportunity Space
Presented by Montgomery County Safe Communities.  Check the calendar for the Driving Simulator schedule.
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Tuesday Tech at Ten: Open Device Lab

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Vandalia
Community Room
Open Device Lab. Bring in your device and the technical staff can assist you with obtaining library resources for it. Please note that library staff are available for assistance only and cannot provide technical assistance for fixing computer problems; assist in the creation of content;  provide guidance in personal decisions; or modify/delete files or programs.
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Intermediate Excel

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Vandalia
Technology Lab
Learn how to use formulas, sort data, and add basic charts to your Excel file. Attendees should know how to create and enter data into an Excel spreadsheet. They should also have basic mouse and keyboard skills.
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Knitting & Crochet Circle

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Bring your needles, hooks, and yarn to the library to learn from each other. Novices through experts welcome!
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Online Shopping Safety

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Learn how to safely shop online. We will discuss how to tell if websites are safe, how to protect your identity, how to recognize scams, and what to avoid buying online.
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Afternoon Book Club

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Stop in for some lively discussion, snacks, and fun as we discuss The Almost Sisters: A Novel by Joshilyn Jackson.  Books will be available a month prior to the scheduled discussion. New adult members welcome! 
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Tuesday Tech at 10: Library Downloadables

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Vandalia
Technology Lab
Learn what is available to download to your device at the Library! Ebooks, eMagazines, music, movies, and more! Library staff will show attendees how to access, download, and play or read digital content. Attendees should be familiar with their device's app store, and should have their login credentials for it. Library staff are unable to create accounts for attendees with app stores, or retrieve passwords or usernames. Library staff are also unable to assist with personal decisions regarding app or digital content suitability.
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Time Management for Parents

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Like everyone else, parents are given 24 hours each day, yet many of us go to bed each night wondering if we’ve spent our time wisely. Led by Rose Lounsbury--minimalism coach, mother of triplets, and author of the bestselling Less: Minimalism for Real--this class will focus on techniques to help parents spend time more intentionally. Participants will learn how to identify time gaps, balance “must do’s” with “could/should/want to do’s”, and use time blocking strategies to make meaningful and productive daily schedules. 
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Tuesday Tech at Ten: Open Device Lab

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Vandalia
Community Room
Open Device Lab. Bring in your device and the technical staff can assist you with obtaining library resources for it. Please note that library staff are available for assistance only and cannot provide technical assistance for fixing computer problems; assist in the creation of content;  provide guidance in personal decisions; or modify/delete files or programs.
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Email Basics

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Vandalia
Technology Lab
Learn how to set up an email account, and send and receive email. Also covered will be attaching files and photos to email, opening attachments, and basic email safety and etiquette. Attendees should have basic mouse and keyboard skills.
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Registration begins 11/1/2018 at 8:00 AM

Tuesday Tech at 10: Basic Computer Introduction

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Vandalia
Technology Lab
Learn basic mouse skills, how to get on the internet, how to do a basic internet search, and how to fill out a basic internet form.

Preregistration requested, but not necessary. However, space is limited to 12 participants.
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Afternoon Book Club

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Stop in for some lively discussion, snacks, and fun as we discuss The Dry by Jane Harper.  Books will be available a month prior to the scheduled discussion. New adult members welcome! 
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Digital Storage and Organization

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Now I have all these files and photos on my phone or computer, how do I find them again? Learn how to create folders and move files and photos into them. Also covered will be cloud storage: what it is and how to use it. Lastly, electronic storage devices will be discussed: CDs, DVDs, hard drives, flash drives, etc. Attendees should have basic mouse and keyboard skills.
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Registration begins 11/1/2018 at 8:00 AM

Rare Book Collecting & Evaluation

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Wondering if a book in your collection may be valuable? Owen Kubik of Kubik Fine Books will share tips for being a savvy book collector. His 15-minute presentation is followed by an “Antiques Roadshow” style evaluation of books brought in by the audience, so dust off that old book and bring it to the program!  

This presentation is free and open to attend; to bring a book to have evaluated, please register in advance. There is a limit of one book per person.

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