Programs for Adults
During these unstructured sessions, use library computers to apply for a job, write a résumé, set up an email account, get help navigating the Internet, study for a test with "Learning Express Library" or sharpen your computer skills with our excellent self-guided tutorials. Choose from Keyboarding, Mouse Tutorial, Basic Skills, Computer Basics, Files and Folders, Exploring the Web, Basic or Intermediate Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Presentations. For the tutorials, please bring headphones or purchase a set at the library.
Are you thinking about buying an e-reader or tablet but can't decide which one? Or maybe you've recently bought one and are having trouble with it? In this hands-on workshop, we'll explore some of the most popular devices. This program is supported with grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered through the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.
Looking for ideas on organizing and decorating your home, planning an event, changing your hairstyle, doing a new craft or cooking a certain dish? For a visual prompt to inspire you, Pinterest and other social media sites are great resources. Learn how to use their virtual pinboards, smart lists, social-bookmarking and more. Basic Internet skills required. A Pinterest account recommended. Registration begins Tuesday, June 4.
Learn how to unearth the history of your house and neighborhood. Who lived there before you? How have the house and neighborhood changed over the years? Are there any fascinating stories buried in the past? Architectural historian and historic preservation consultant Deb Sheals will tell us what records to look for to date historic houses and identify their early owners and occupants and where to find records online and locally. Cosponsored by the Historic Preservation Commission.
Genealogist Tim Dollens will teach you how to use Ancestry.com and HeritageQuest, which are available for free through the library. (Please enter through back door.) Registration begins Tuesday, June 4.
The Friends hold sales in the library lobby every Wednesday noon-3 p.m. and every Saturday 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. All proceeds support library services.
On board, you'll find a full array of library materials and services for all ages. You can browse several thousand titles or pick up materials you've requested online or over the phone.
Learn how to use the library’s OverDrive eBook service to check out and read digital books on your e-reader, tablet, phone or computer. Register for a 30-minute session to have a staff member guide you through the process. A library card in good standing is required. Registration begins Wednesday, June 5.
"Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars" follows a band formed in west African refugee, offering an inspiring, real-life vision of survival and hope. The six-member group came together in Guinea after civil war forced them from their native Sierra Leone. Traumatized by physical injuries and the brutal loss of family and community, they fight back with the only means they have—music. The result is a tableau of tragedy transformed by the band's inspiring determination to sing and be heard. This documentary by Banker White and Zach Niles is shown in collaboration with POV, PBS' award-winning nonfiction film series (www.pbs.org/pov). Learn more and watch the trailer at films.dbrl.org.
Twitter is a social networking tool that lets you send and receive short, timely messages called tweets. You'll learn how to set up an account, connect with people and groups, keep up with the latest news and popular trends and more. Basic Internet skills and an email account are required. If you already use Twitter, please know your log-in information. Registration begins Wednesday, June 5.