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Library Talk – February 6, 2017


From the desk of Alison Gibson, Director

The lovely snowmen are coming down off the fence this week, so if you were kind enough to artistically create one, they will be ready for pick-up. We’ve enjoyed having them around our library, and really appreciate the effort people put in to add color and charm to the library grounds. Strangely, with so little snow this winter so far, they almost look out of place with the green grass behind them!

Next Tuesday February 14th we will be having the Valentine Day Music Jam—still in the library, (not the annex), still plan to have a great time with music and friends. Due to the holiday, we are thinking ‘love songs’ and ‘love done me wrong’ songs for a theme. Hope to see you here—7:00 p.m.

We are planning a big flood history program later this spring, as it is the 80th anniversary of the 1937 flood as well as the 20th anniversary of the 1997 flood. With multiple speakers, pictures and memories to be shared, it should be a wonderful event. It would be even better if you, our readers, would share pictures and stories of your own—we’d love to be able to scan and present your pictures as well as archiving your stories. Great if you have them written down, but if that isn’t possible, we can arrange to have someone listen and write it down for you. More information soon.

Aberdeen Branch Library has changed the date of their computer lab classes, hopefully giving a chance for more people to attend these free and informative classes. Now the classes are on Thursdays from 2-3:00 p.m.. This week, Microsoft Word, using the toolbar, editing, adding pictures, how to file and more. Next week (Feb 16th) is learning how to download all those wonderful eBooks to your Kindle or tablet. The classes are described on our website calendar, or you can call the Aberdeen Branch at 937-795-2534. We are open to suggestions for a topic for a class as well. The classes are free and open to anyone, and a great way to meet our tech staff. At Ripley, we have one-on-one opportunities on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 as well as on occasional Saturday mornings. Smart phone questions? EBook fighting you? Your laptop is acting strange? All this and more can be helped at your local library. Please call to reserve a slot. 937-392-4871. Finally, Russellville Branch has a person from Guiding Ohio Online giving lessons and helping with individual requests. As the dates change from week to week (usually it is either Monday or Wednesday afternoons) you will need to call Russellville to find what time slots are available 937-377-2700.