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Mutual Fund Investing - Sept 27

9:30AM - 11:30AM
Choosing the right funds for your investment portfolio can be difficult. Learn the ins and outs of mutual fund investing using popular online resources as well as library databases. Pre-requisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.
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PowerPoint II - Sept 18 or Oct 23

Discover more tricks to enhance your presentations by adding motion and sound in MS Office 2007. Prerequisite: PowerPoint I.

PowerPoint I - Sept 11 or Oct 16

Create multimedia slideshow presentations in MS Office 2007. Prerequisite: Mouse and Word skills.

MS Word III - Sept 20, 30 or Oct 28

Develop skills to construct text boxes, multiple columns, column breaks, and manipulate paragraphs to make a newsletter using MS Office 2007. Prerequisite: MS Word I or equivalent.

MS Word II - Sept 13, 23 or Oct 14

Learn to add tables, headers and footers, symbols, and other commands to enhance a document in MS Office 2007. Prerequisite: MS Word I or equivalent.

MS Word I - Sept 6, 16 or Oct 7

An introduction to word processing in MS Office 2007. Learn to create text, format, print, and save documents. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.

Library Resources That Make the Grade - Sept 25

Gone back to school? Learn to use the library efficiently to meet your classroom needs. Explore library resources including the catalog and online databases to find books, newspaper articles, magazine or peer-reviewed journal articles and more. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.

Internet Basics - Sept 5, 26 or Oct 17

Get acquainted with the basic features of Internet Explorer. Learn how to search the Web, the library catalog and online databases. Prerequisite: Mouse skills or equivalent.

Genealogy Online - Oct 11

Explore your roots online with Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest databases. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.

The First Steps to a Smart Start-Up - Oct 18

Have you ever thought of starting your own business? Let us guide you through the maze of information for new entrepreneurs. Topics include where to find hard data, business plans and more. Lecture and some Internet use. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.

Excel II - Sept 18, Oct 7 or 22

Use data, graphics and charts, and learn how to customize toolbars in MS Office 2007. Prerequisite: Excel I or equivalent.

Excel I - Sept 4, 30, or Oct 15

Learn the basics of a spreadsheet to create a family or personal budget in MS Office 2007. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.

Digital Camera for Beginners - Oct 4, 2008

Transfer photos onto a computer, use MS Photo Editor to crop, rotate and resize pictures, plus email them. Visit print processing websites, too. Please leave your camera and photos at home. Prerequisite: Mouse and keyboarding skills.

Basic Computer Maintenance - Oct 9, 2008

Keep your computer healthy by performing routine maintenance. Learn to empty temporary Internet files, delete cookies, defragment the hard drive, use scandisk and disk cleanup, uninstall unwanted programs, etc. Lecture and some Internet use. Prerequisite: Some computer knowledge.

Pearl's Picks for October 2008

Dragon's Keep by Janet Lee Carey (2007)

One of the best reasons to give Janet Lee Carey's Dragon's Keep to young teens (especially girls) is that it's a page-turning fantasy filled with well-drawn, three-dimensional characters (both human and otherwise). Because one exciting episode (and chapter) no sooner ends than another one begins, Carey's book would have made a wonderful serial, if only there were a magazine for teens that did that kind of thing.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion - Oct 20, 2008

Jitterbug PerfumeJitterbug Perfume (Tom Robbins): This philosophical epic, with a large cast of characters, addresses the fervent desire of the human race to overcome the tyranny of aging and physical death.

Seniors Book Discussion - Oct 22, 2008

suitefraSuite Française (Irène Némirovsky): An extraordinary novel of life under Nazi occupation - discovered and published 62 years after the author's tragic death at Auschwitz. Subtle, often fiercely ironic, and deeply compassionate, it is both a piercing record of its time and a brilliant, profoundly moving work of art.

October 2008 Lunch & a Book - Oct 9

The Good EarthThe Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck): A Chinese peasant overcomes the forces of nature and the frailties of human nature to become a wealthy landowner.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion - Sep 15, 2008

Cannery RowCannery Row (John Steinbeck): Vividly depicts the colorful, sometimes disreputable, inhabitants of a run-down area in Monterey, California.