Craft Night

Our monthly craft night is open to all adults (high school age and older), but seating is limited so call the library at 483-2713 to sign up.

Tuesday, September 19, 6:00 p.m.Map birdhouse

Join us as we paint and decoupage a map on a birdhouse.

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Computer Class – Photo Sharing

Our Saturday morning computer classes are free and open to everyone. Classes are held in our computer lab. Registration is preferred.

Saturday, September 9, 10:00 a.m.

This class will look at a few ways to save and share your pictures. We will go through transferring photos from your smart phone to a computer and how to save
photos to a cloud storage service and share them. We will also look at how to scan physical photos and slides onto a computer to make a digital backup and share them.

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Learning to Connect

Learning to Connect: Relating to the Person with Alzheimer’s

Wednesday, September 6, 6:00 p.m.

Feeling unsure or ill at ease spending time with a person with memory loss? By understanding the disease and how it affects the brain, you can easily make meaningful connections with a person with Alzheimer’s disease. This program will provide insight into memory loss and dementia and the effect on communication and behavior. It will also introduce participants to techniques that can be used to make visits more comfortable and meaningful. This program is made possible by the Greater Illinois Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.alz_darkpurple_stacked_notag_jpg

 

The Literature of Prescription

Dr. Tena Helton, English Department Chair at the University Helton-200x300of Illinois, Springfield will present on The Yellow Wall-Paper on Tuesday, August 1st at 6:00 p.m. Helton will discuss how Gilman crafted this story to indict prevailing thought about female “weakness” and “treatments.” She will not only talk about how the social politics of the day are on display but how literary craft like, figurative language and point of view, transforms politics into something more  impactful than a mere pamphlet or lecture.

This lecture coordinates with the traveling exhibit we have on display at the library. The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and “The Yellow Wall-Paper” is a traveling exhibit from the National Library of  Medicine. It will be on display from July 24th to September 2nd during normal library hours. Stop by and learn more about the author, the role of women during the late 1800s, and how she challenged those roles.

The Literature of Prescription

The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and “The Yellow Wall-Paper” Exhibit and Lecture

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In the late 19th century, women were excluded from political and intellectual life. Medical and scientific experts drew on notions of female weakness to justify inequality between the sexes.  Artist and writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, who was discouraged from pursuing a career to preserve her health, rejected these ideas in a terrifying short story titled “The Yellow Wall-Paper.” The famous tale served as an indictment of the medical profession and the social conventions restricting women’s professional opportunities. The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and “The Yellow Wall-Paper” is a traveling exhibit from the National Library of  Medicine. It will be on display from July 24th to September 2nd during normal library hours. Stop by and learn more about the author, the role of women during the late 1800s, and how she challenged those roles.

Dr. Tena Helton, English Department Chair at the University Helton-200x300of Illinois, Springfield will present on The Yellow Wall-Paper on Tuesday, August 1st at 6:00 p.m. Helton will discuss how Gilman crafted this story to indict prevailing thought about female “weakness” and “treatments.” She will not only talk about how the social politics of the day are on display but how literary craft like, figurative language and point of view, transforms politics into something more  impactful than a mere pamphlet or lecture.

 

Computer Class – Facebook Privacy

Our Saturday morning computer classes are free and open to everyone. Classes are held in our computer lab. Registration is preferred.

Saturday, May 20, 10:00 a.m.

We will go over who can see your Facebook information, how to unfollow and block people, and walk through the privacy settings of Facebook. Bring your password and login information for your Facebook account if you’d like to follow along.image-for-techfume-com_

Bitcoin Explained

Have you ever wanted to know what Bitcoin is and how it works? Darrell Fortae, of Everlast Software, will discuss the concepts of Bitcoin, and present a high level technical overview. Blockchain, encryption, mining, and public/private keys are just a few of the topics that will be discussed in the first half hour. Those that want to learn more of the technical aspects in details can stick around for the second half hour. You will also be able to get any of your questions answered in regards to Bitcoin.

Join us on Wednesday, May 17, 6:00 p.m.

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