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Jan 28

Public Library - This Week in Abstractions

Posted to Abstractions by Haana VanderVorst

January 23, 2013: Masks & Printmaking

The plaster bandage masks turned out great! Here is a picture of them pre-decoration:

Masks


This week in Abstractions we will paint, bead, feather, button, etc... the dried masks. Once that is done, we will try our hand at Print Making with Styrofoam plates.

Styrofoam Printmaking Instructions: On a foam plate draw a design, pattern or picture. Next, take a sponge paint roller, dip it into paint and roll it over the plate. Finally, take a piece of paper and press it over the painted Styrofoam plate. Lift it up and there will be an imprint of your design on the paper. 
Apr 01

Free Computer Classes at the Library

Posted to Alexander Mitchell Public Library by Haana VanderVorst

The Alexander Mitchell Public Library is proud to bring the following computer classes to the Aberdeen community at no charge. Please call the library at (605) 626-7097 or visit our website: aberdeen.sd.us/library to register or if you have any questions about this service.

Computer Classes
*Registration is required and available here.

Introduction to Computers
No previous computer knowledge is required. This 2 part class will consist of learning the very basic fundamentals of using a computer. Examples of what will be covered: using a mouse & keyboard, turning the computer on/off, etc.

Laptops will be provided for use during class.

Dates: Tuesday, April 22 & Thursday, April 24
Time: 1-3pm
Where: Alexander Mitchell Public Library

Registration is required by April 19th. If minimum enrollment is not met by that date, the program will be canceled. 

MIN/MAX: 5/10
Fee: Free

Skill Review Session
The Skill Review Session will consist of reviewing fundamental computer skills. This class is a great way to ease into "The Internet for Beginners" course. 

Laptops will be provided for use during class.

Date: Wednesday, April 30
Time: 1-3pm
Where: Alexander Mitchell Public Library

Registration is required by April 28th. If minimum enrollment is not met by that date, the program will be canceled. 

MIN/MAX: 5/10
Fee: Free

The Internet for Beginners
This 2 part class will consist of learning the fundamentals of using the internet. Examples of what will be covered: e-mail, searching, etc. Those registered for this class will need to know how to use a mouse & keyboard.

Laptops will be provided for use during class.

Dates: Tuesday, May 6 & Thursday, May 8
Time: Session A- 1-3pm, Session B- 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Alexander Mitchell Public Library

Registration is required by May 3rd. If minimum enrollment is not met by that date, the program will be canceled. 

MIN/MAX: 5/10
Fee: Free

Microsoft Word
Learn the basics of Microsoft Word. Those registered for this class will need to be very comfortable using a mouse & keyboard. Participants will learn the fundamentals of using Microsoft Word.

Laptops will be provided for use during class, but you can bring your own laptop if you prefer.
Please bring a USB drive if you would like to save your work.

Date: Monday, May 12
Time: 1-3pm OR 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Alexander Mitchell Public Library

Registration is required by May 8th. If minimum enrollment is not met by that date, the program will be canceled. 

MIN/MAX: 5/10
Fee: Free

Windows 8
New to Windows 8? In this interactive demonstration, participants will tour the Start screen and experiment with touch gestures, live tiles, and charms. Then, the instructor will answer any questions. Bring your Windows 8 laptop. If you’re considering getting a Windows 8 machine, you’re welcome to come and watch.

Date: Tuesday, May 13
Time: 1-3pm OR 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Alexander Mitchell Public Library

Registration is required by May 10th. If minimum enrollment is not met by that date, the program will be canceled. 

MIN/MAX: 5/10
Fee: Free

Digital Photos
Learn how to move pictures from your digital camera to your computer or flash drive. Participants will also learn how to upload these photos to Facebook and websites to get them printed. Required to bring: your camera with photos on it, extra batteries and camera cord. Optional to bring: laptop or flash drive.

Laptops will be provided for use during class.

Date: Tuesday, May 20
Time: 1-3pm OR 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Alexander Mitchell Public Library

Registration is required by May 17th. If minimum enrollment is not met by that date, the program will be canceled. 

MIN/MAX: 5/10
Fee: Free

Facebook for Beginners
Those registered for this class will need to know how to use a mouse & keyboard, as well as have an e-mail address. This class will consist of learning the fundamentals of using Facebook. 

Laptops will be provided for use during class, but you can bring your own laptop or tablet if you prefer.

Date: Thursday, May 22
Time: 1-3pm OR 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Alexander Mitchell Public Library

Registration is required by May 20th. If minimum enrollment is not met by that date, the program will be canceled. 

MIN/MAX: 5/10
Fee: Free

Mar 01

Tickets Available For Author Event

Posted to New @ Public Library by Cara Romeo

Tickets are now available at the Public Library for the All Aberdeen Reads author event with NY Times bestselling author of "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet," Jamie Ford.  Event date is April 10th at 6:30 PM.  Ticket supply is limited, first come, first serve. For more details visit:  http://aberdeen.sd.us/library.