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MS Word I

January 13 or February 12 (9:30-11:30)

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

MS Word II

January 20 or February 19 (9:30-11:30)

Enhance a document by learning to add tables, headers and footers as well as symbols in MS 2007 version. Prerequisite: MS Word I or equivalent.

MS Word III

January 27 or February 26 (9:30-11:30)

Learn to create text boxes, multiple columns, column breaks, and manipulate paragraphs to make a newsletter using MS 2007 version. Prerequisite: MS Word I or equivalent.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion - June 15, 2009

Daughter of Fortune (Isabel Allende)

An orphan raised in Chile, by a Victorian spinster and her rigid brother, young, vivacious Eliza Sommers follows her lover to California during the Gold Rush of 1849—a danger-filled quest that will become a momentous journey of transformation.

Senior Book Discussion - June 24, 2009

An Unfinished Life (Mark Spragg)

An old rancher reluctantly takes in his estranged daughter-in-law, Jean, and granddaughter, Griff. Mark Spragg tells the story of a complex, prodigal homecoming.

MS Word Exploded

February 21 (9:30-11:30)

This fast-paced class gives hints on how to use timesaving features such as format styles, drop caps, shortcuts, auto text, auto correct, breaks, borders/shading, page setup, synonyms, thesaurus and more. Prerequisite: MS Word I or equivalent.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion - May 18, 2009

The Devil in the White City (Erik Larson)

A spellbinding bestseller that intertwines the true tale of two men—the brilliant architect behind the legendary 1893 World's Fair, striving to secure America's place in the world; and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death.

Senior Book Discussion - May 27, 2009

Pope Joan (Donna Woolfolk Cross)

There are few historical heroines as fascinating and controversial as Pope Joan, a woman whose hunger for knowledge and independent nature led her to pass as a man and ultimately to attain the high seat in Rome. Pope Joan is a spellbinding tale of a woman who gave up everything, even her very name, for the sake of knowledge.

MS Word Mailing

February 10 (9:30-11:30)

Learn to create various envelope sizes, mail merge envelopes and labels as well as create shipping labels, tent cards and CD labels in MS Word 2007 version. Prerequisite: MS Word I or equivalent.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion - Apr 20, 2009

March (Geraldine Brooks)

As the North reels under a series of unexpected defeats during the dark first year of the Civil War, one man leaves behind his family to aid the Union cause. His experiences will utterly change his marriage and challenge his most ardently held beliefs.

Senior Book Discussion - Apr 22, 2009

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night (Mark Haddon)

Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow. He has Asperger Syndrome. Christopher is on a quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog.

Mouse Skills

January 30 (10:00-11:00)

Discover how easy it is to learn basic mouse skills by following the online tutorial under a librarian’s guidance. This class is for beginners only. No registration required.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion - Mar 16, 2009

Everyone's Reading Finding My Voice (Diane Rehm) and The Nick Adams Stories (Ernest Hemingway)

The first title is the Everyone's Reading selection for 2009, in which a leading radio personality describes her rise from an abusive childhood in an Arab-American household in Washington, D.C., to success in the field of radio and details her determined battle with spasmodic dysphonia, the rare neurological disorder that nearly destroyed her career.

Senior Book Discussion - Mar 25, 2009

Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague (Geraldine Brooks)

In 1666, a young woman comes of age during an extraordinary year of love and death. Inspired by the true story of Eyam, a "plague village" in the rugged hill country of England, Year of Wonders is a richly detailed evocation of a singular moment in history.

Adult Contemporary Book Discussion - Feb 16, 2009

To Keep the Waters Troubled: The Life of Ida B. Wells (Linda O. McMurry)

In the generation following Frederick Douglass, no African American was more prominent or outspoken than Ida B. Wells. Her fiery personality and uncompromising approach sometimes lost her friendships even as it won great victories.