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Library Talk – March 15, 2018

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Library Talk, March 15, 2018

We were sorry to hear that Shaheen Miro had to cancel the lecture and author talk for this past Saturday, but he will be rescheduling and as soon as we know the new date, we will post it  on the fence, via Facebook and the website, as well as flyers around town.   We still have the Wild Edibles talk planned for Saturday, March 24th  at 10:30 am with Christine Tailer.  I was thinking back on the time she spoke about this before, and I was going to try the pine needle tea—alas, I forgot about it until now, but that and so many of the other ‘edibles’ that are right under our noses are pretty amazing.  I knew about dandelion greens and a few of the common munchables, but really, there are lots of wild and semi-wild edible plants in the area, and just the act of observation while walking around, even if you don’t eat them, is good for the brain!

Guiding Ohio Online, a one-on-one help session for anyone with beginning to intermediate computer issues (also phones/tablets etc) is available at the Russellville Branch Library on Tuesdays from 1-6 p.m..  Need help setting up a resume?  Have to open an email account so you can get to your information? Having trouble understanding how to scan a document and send it to someone?  Not even sure how to turn your computer on or how to download an eBook? All questions valid and important, and we have someone at Russellville waiting to help you. Tate is very patient and willing to work with you until you ‘get it’. This LSTA grant sponsored program will be in place through the fall, and we hope you take advantage of this service. To make an appointment, please call the Russellville Library at 377-2700.  Walk-ins welcome as well, but you risk the chance of having to wait for your ‘turn’.  A reminder that at Ripley, Matt Carpenter is here Tuesday and Thursday evenings and enjoys helping patrons solve their tech problems, and at Aberdeen, Jeremiah does the same, along with more formal classes held at Aberdeen each Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.. This week he started a two-week website set-up class.  The schedules are always posted on our Facebook, as well as at the libraries. We hope you take advantage of these offerings, and welcome suggestions for other classes, both computer and otherwise, that you would like us to offer.

Due to the popularity of our genealogy classes, starting in April, we are planning an informal ‘club’ of sorts to meet on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm. Bring your cool finds, your trouble spots, your latest website or paper record research to share and talk about— sometimes you can find that needle in a haystack when discussing search strategies or helpful hints with like-minded people.

Matthew