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Introduction to Personal Computing

Tuesday, 5 August 2014 - 10:00am
This class is designed to introduce library patrons to the Windows operating system. It covers an introduction to the desktop and how to perform common tasks through the use of menus, toolbars and icons.

The class includes a demonstration of the basic features of the Windows operating system , along with guidance on how to maneuver through the menus and toolbars. The class includes step-by-step instruction on how to create, delete and rename folders and files.
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First Thursday Fiction Book Group: House Girl by Tara Conklin

Thursday, 7 August 2014 - 10:00am
Join us as we discuss HOUSE GIRL by Tara Conklin.

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Lard Bucket Bluegrass Band

Thursday, 7 August 2014 - 6:30pm
Upbeat bluegrass band features lightning fast picking and a good sense of humor.

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LIBRARY PLAZA
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Purl @ the Plaza

Saturday, 9 August 2014 - 3:00pm
Join old friends and make new ones at this crafty meeting of all fiber enthusiasts. Bring your yarn and knit, crochet or embroider.

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Read Your Own Adventure Book Group: Short Stories

Monday, 11 August 2014 - 7:00pm
Share your favorite book of short stories and find other great reads.

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PLAZA READING ROOM
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Daytime Nonfiction Book Group

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 - 10:30am
Join us to discuss this month's nonfiction selection, The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean. Call 444-7816 for more information.
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Second Thursday Fiction Book Group: The Beginner's Goodbye by Anne Tyler

Thursday, 14 August 2014 - 10:00am
Join us as we discuss THE BEGINNER'S GOODBYE by Anne Tyler.

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It's Not Bossy If You're The Boss: Tips for Women in Business

Saturday, 16 August 2014 - 10:30am
It’s Not Bossy If You’re The Boss: Tips for Women in Business
Presented by PROPS – Intentional Business, Amazing Women

Session 1: Don't Let Disorganization Be Your Boss — Organization Tips – Presenter Lisa Phillips

Session 2: Be the Boss of Your Web Domain – Website Basics – Presenter Glyna Humm

Session 3: Be a Media Boss – Using Local Media to Pitch Your Business – Presenter Helen Todd

Session 4: Be a Financial Boss – Guidelines on Being Profitable and Secure - Presenter Donna Cates
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Frugalistics: Monthly Coupon Swap

Saturday, 16 August 2014 - 11:00am
Bring coupons you don't need and swap for ones you do. 444-7840.
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Neuroscience Cafe: Schizophrenia - Lessons from the Clinic and the Laboratory

Monday, 18 August 2014 - 6:30pm
A clinician and/or researcher from UAB's Comprehensive Neuroscience Center will present a program on a current topic in neuroscience.
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Open Lab: Computer Help

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 - 10:00am
This is an open lab where patrons can ask questions about computers and related technology issues. No sign-up is neccessary, and walk-ins are encouraged. The class is free of charge.
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Glue Gun Gang: Book Box

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 - 6:30pm
Make a special hide-away out of a used hardback book. Free event. Adults only. Reservations required. Call 444-7840.

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No Jacket Required Nonfiction Book Group - Sports Books

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 10:30am
Join others to discuss your nonfiction book of choice in this month's genre: Sports. Stop by the Nonfiction Department for suggestions. 444-7840.
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Basic Excel (Part 1 of 2)

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 6:00pm
This class is designed to introduce new users to Microsoft Excel, a spreadsheet application. It covers an introduction to the application and how to perform common tasks through the use of menus and toolbars.
The class includes a demonstration of the application and its basic features, along with guidance on how to use the ribbon interface. Includes step-by-step instructions on how to create and edit spreadsheets.
The class is free of charge and designed for library patrons who are new to Microsoft Excel.
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Open Lab: Learning to Type

Thursday, 21 August 2014 - 10:00am
This is an open lab where patrons can use Keyboarding software to improve their typing skills. No sign-up is necessary, and walk-ins are encouraged. The class is free of charge.
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