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Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Cedar Falls Public Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
 

 

Introduction to Genealogy Records
Cedar Falls Public Library
Wednesday, Apr. 23 ,6:00 pm
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This class will introduce you to the major genealogy records that are available: Vital
Records, Church Records, Cemetery Records, Immigration Records, Census Records and
Military Records. You will learn how each record came about, its history, what each record consists of and where you can find them.
 
 
Genealogy Work Session
Cedar Falls Public Library
Tuesday, Apr. 29 ,1:00-4:00 pm
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Conduct research on your family history at the library.  Use a library laptop computer or bring your own laptop to piece together your family tree.  Access to Newspaper Archive and Ancestry.com Library Edition will be provided.
 
How to Use Evernote for Genealogy Research
Cedar Falls Public Library
Wednesday, Apr. 30 ,10:00 am
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Evernote is an excellent central location for all genealogy research as it is a suite of software and services designed for notetaking and archiving.  Store photos of gravestones, record a page with a picture, save web content with a click, outline blog posts, and geo-tag locations. We’ll cover the basics of using Evernote Desktop, Android/iOS mobile apps, Web, and Web Clipper. 
 
iPads, iPhones & iPods: How to Use the Safari App
Cedar Falls Public Library
Tuesday, May. 6 ,10:00 am
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We will talk specifically about the Safari App. You will learn the difference between bookmarks, favorites and how to set a shortcut from the Internet to your home screen, among other tidbits.
 
Action Game Lan Party
Cedar Falls Public Library
Saturday, May. 10 ,11:30-4:50
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Play action games in a multi-player local server environment.  Bring you own rig or use one of the library's 24 Windows 7 laptops.  Server may be accessed via Wifi or copper Ethernet.  Server-based games: Xonotic, Urban Terror, Warsow, Team Fortress 2 and MindcradtEdu will be on the server an may be played using library provided clients.  Minecraft may be accessed using the player's own Mojang credentials.  Set up 11:30-12.  Games 12-4:30.
Access to Meeting & Conference Rooms will be limited to those aged 16 and over.  The younger crowd may play on library access computers on a first come, first served basis as may non-registered players.
 
Windows 8 & 8.1
Cedar Falls Public Library
Tuesday, May. 13 ,6:00 pm
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When Windows 8 was released in October of 2012, many users complained that it was difficult and confusing to sue, especially compared to older versions of Windows.  Windows 8.1 (an update released in October of 2013) includes a number of improvements and features to address some of these issues, which include a new Start Button. Join us as we discuss tips and tricks to make life with the ‘New’ Windows much easier!  
 
iPads, iPhones & iPods: How to Use the Safari App
Cedar Falls Public Library
Tuesday, May. 27 ,3:00 pm
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We will talk specifically about the Safari App. You will learn the difference between bookmarks, favorites and how to set a shortcut from the Internet to your home screen, among other tidbits.
 
Windows 8 & 8.1
Cedar Falls Public Library
Thursday, May. 29 ,1:00 pm
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When Windows 8 was released in October of 2012, many users complained that it was difficult and confusing to sue, especially compared to older versions of Windows.  Windows 8.1 (an update released in October of 2013) includes a number of improvements and features to address some of these issues, which include a new Start Button. Join us as we discuss tips and tricks to make life with the ‘New’ Windows much easier!  
 
Android Tablets
Cedar Falls Public Library
Thursday, Jun. 5 ,10:00 am
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If you own a tablet but it is not an iPad, Kindle or Nook, you have an Android device. Android can do a lot for you-but you have to know where to begin. The Android operating system gives you ample room for customization and control. This class will help you to make the most of your Android tablet's many features.
 
File/Folder Management
Cedar Falls Public Library
Wednesday, Jun. 11 ,1:00 pm
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Learn how to create, edit, open, save, and close files on your computer as well as your flash drive.  Also learn how to create, edit, and delete folders to organize your files.  Keyboarding and mouse skills are necessary for this class.

 
 
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