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Teen Chess Club
Main Library
Saturday, Aug. 2, 2:00pm
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Join us from 2-4pm in the YA Fiction Room for CHESS CLUB!
All skill levels wecome!
 



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Back to School: Organizing for Parental Sanity
Main Library
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 6:30 pm
Back to School: Orga
Parents and students, are you ready for the annual onslaught of worksheets, artwork, newsletters and other information headed your way when school starts?  Do you have a good system in place for staying on top of school events, deadlines, and extra-curricular activities?  How about an organized homework area that helps your kids stay focused on assignments?  Sara Skillen of SkillSet Organizing will offer advice and tips for all of the above and more with her program Back to School: Organizing for Parental Sanity on Tuesday, August 5 at 6:30 pm.


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Monopoly Tournament
Main Library
Saturday, Aug. 9, 2:00pm
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Join us for our end-of-summer Monopoly Tournament!
2-4pm
This event will be held in the Children's Activity Room

 



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Teen Advisory Group
Main Library
Saturday, Aug. 23, 2:00pm-4:00pm
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Want to help us with special projects including bots, social media, & gaming?

We want to chat with you!

Join us for our Teen Advisory Group meeting on Saturday August 23 from 2-4pm

Meeting in the Teen Fiction Room on the 2nd floor

 



Introduction to Microsoft Word I
Main Library
Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2pm-4pm
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This class is for people with limited experience using word processing software.  Participants will become familiar with the Word 2010 Ribbon, learn the basic MS Word tools, how to type, save and print documents, basic formatting commands and how to cut and paste text.  This is not a typing or keyboarding class.  *Prerequisites: “Introduction to the Computer” or the equivalent skills.
 
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Introduction to Microsoft Word II
Main Library
Thursday, Jul. 31, 2pm-4pm
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This class is for people with some experience using word processing software. Participants will learn how to insert clip art, create lists, make columns, format paragraphs and create tables. This is not a typing or keyboarding class. *Prerequisites: "Introduction to MS Word I" or the equivalent skills.

 
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Twitter 101
Main Library
Saturday, Aug. 9, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Registration required, begins Aug 1.

Learn about Twitter, what it is, how it works, and how you can use it to your advantage personally or for your business. Class includes step-by-step site navigation and account set-up and maintenance.

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Introduction to Microsoft Excel Basics I
Main Library
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Registration required, begins Aug 1.
This class is an introduction to Excel. Participants will create a basic spreadsheet, perform simple formatting (alignment, numbers, font style and size), sort, print, and save a spreadsheet.  *Prerequisites: “Introduction to the Computer” or equivalent skills; experience with Microsoft Word is preferred.
 
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Friday Flick
First Floor Meeting Room
Friday, Aug. 15, 11:00
Friday Flick
We're going back to school with Robin Williams. He stars in this 1989 movie as an English professor at a private boy's school who inspires his students to find themselves and live life to the fullest. Carpe Diem!

Rated PG and runs 128 minutes long. This movie won an Oscar for best screenplay written for the full screen. It was nominated for and won a multitude of other awards too.
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Introduction to Microsoft Excel Basics II
Main Library
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Registration required, begins Aug 1.

This class is for participants with some experience with basic spreadsheets. This class offers an introduction to simple formulas as well as cell references. *Prerequisites: “Introduction to MS Excel I” or equivalent skills; experience with Microsoft Word is preferred.

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Editing Digital Photos
Main Library
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Registration required, begins Aug 1.
Learn basic digital photograph terminology, uploading and downloading, editing tips and tricks and explore the free online photo editor PicMonkey.  Be sure to bring your digital camera and connector, or a USB or CD with photographs so that you have a photo to practice with during the class.
 
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Reception for Janice Keck Literary Award winners
Main Library
Friday, Aug. 22, 5:00 - 7:30 pm
Reception for Janice
Join us as we celebrate the winners of our first annual Janice Keck Literary Awards, to be published under the library's Academy Park Press.   The presentation of the awards will be at 6:00. The winning authors, all Williamson County residents, are: 

Jean Simmons -- Children’s Literature
“Willy the Panther Cat”
 
John Neely Davis -- Fiction
“Bear Shadow”
 
Brad W. Hoover -- Nonfiction
“Tears of Hope (Hero in a Bandanna)”
 
Sandy Coomer -- Poetry
“The Presence of Absence”

This award is named in honor of our previous director who loved literature in all forms.  Stop by and meet the authors, have some of the refreshments and visit with other literary fans!
 
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Introduction to the Computer
Main Library
Monday, Aug. 25, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Registration required, begins Aug 1.
Can't tell your hardware from your software or your mouse from your monitor?  Beginners can learn about the parts of computers and the Windows operating system – the basics needed to start using a computer.  This class is for those with very limited or no experience with computers.  It is not a typing or keyboarding class.
 
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Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint
Main Library
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Registration required, begins Aug 1.
Do you have a public speaking engagement or presentation?  Learn how you can use PowerPoint to enhance it.  This class will show participants the basics in creating a PowerPoint slide show, from changing the slide background and colors to adding clip art and sounds.  *Prerequisites: "Introduction to the Computer" or equivalent skills; experience with Microsoft Word is preferred.
 
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R.E.A.D.S. eBooks: eREADER 101
Main Library
Friday, Aug. 29, 10:00am-12:00pm
Registration required, begins Aug 1.
There are thousands of eBooks available for you to borrow from the library through our R.E.A.D.S database for FREE!  Library staff will introduce you to R.E.A.D.S. and show you how to download books to your Kindle, Paperwhite, Nook or other eReader.  Be sure to bring your eReader if you have one.
 
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Facebook Profiles 101
Main Library
Saturday, Aug. 30, 10:00am-12:00pm
Registration required, begins Aug 1.

This class covers creating an individual profile, the newsfeed, networking, privacy settings, creating an avatar, navigation, applications and status updates.

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