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Tech Help Tuesdays
Tuesdays, September 5 – November 28, 1 pm – 4 pm
Having trouble with your tablet or smart phone? Got a new device and not sure where to start? Need help finding apps to make your life easier? Need help figuring out a software application like Microsoft Office or Google Drive? Drop in to the Burlington Public Library! Our experienced staff are more than happy to offer you free assistance. You can make an appointment, or just drop in on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Tech Class Thursdays
Thursdays, September 7 – November 16, 10:30 am – 12 pm
These free classes are designed to provide an immersive experience for the beginner while also providing some useful hints for the more experienced user. Space is limited to only six computers, so registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome if space is available. Register at burlingtonlibrary.org/class or call 342-1130.
Date Topic Description
9/7/17 Overdrive: E-books and Audiobooks Learn how to check out free e-books and audiobooks through the library.
9/14/17 Computer Basics Learn some terminology, practice mouse skills, and discuss criteria for purchasing a computer.
9/21/17 Internet Basics Learn how to get around on the World Wide Web and how to do searches that find what you’re looking for.
9/28/17 Tablet & Smart Phone Basics Learn about the basic care and feeding of app-based devices including iPads, Androids, Kindles, and smartphones.
10/5/17 E-Mail for Beginners We’ll use Gmail to demonstrate how to send and reply to messages and how to stay safe online.
10/12/17 Microsoft Word Learn how to use this common software for writing letters and documents of all kinds.
10/19/17 Microsoft Excel Learn how to use this software for getting organized, making budgets, and tracking and analyzing information.
10/26/17 Microsoft Power Point Learn how to make eye-catching slide presentations that are quick and effective.
11/2/17 Google Drive Learn how to use this free tool to store information securely in the cloud and share and collaborate on documents and projects.
11/9/17 SHARE Catalog Learn how to look up books at Burlington Library and place reservations from four counties and across the state.
11/16/17 Facebook Learn how to use this popular social media tool to stay connected with friends and family using your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
Mondays, September 11 – November 27, 1 pm
Join us at the library every Monday afternoon at 1pm for a free screening of a recently-released-to-DVD movie. The focus will be on award-winning and well-reviewed films released within the last year and movies with a literary connection. Enjoy some popcorn and stay afterward for some conversation with your neighbors. Film ratings range from PG to R, so this program is intended for grown-ups. For a complete list of scheduled films, visit burlingtonlibrary.org/film, or call the library at 342-1130.
Wednesday, September 27, 6:30 pm
How dependable is YOUR brain? Sometimes perception does not show reality! Experience how optical illusions work, learn why magicians’ tricks fool you, discover why people fall for scams. Are we hard wired to believe fake news? Does your brain have a mind of its own? Magician William Pack explores these and other mental phenomena. Adults and Teen welcome for this interactive presentation. No registration required.
Photo Declutter Night
Thursday, September 28, 7:00 pm
Bring a box or two of photos to sort. We provide the tables and garbage can. No registration needed.
Traditional Chinese Medicine for Healing and Wellness
Wednesday, October 25 at 6:30 pm
Katie Kupietz Dip. AC., LAc, MSOM, PTA from Bodhi Tree and Ruth Lehmann, BSN, RN, LAc. from Integrative Medicine Aurora HealthCare will introduce the variety of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) such as acupuncture, tui na, gua sha (manual therapies), and mind-body exercises (e.g. gigong, tai chi) to help restore the body’s won healing and regenerative processes. This presentation will provide the history and practices of TCM along with evidence to support the use of TCM for reducing stress, resolving pain, enhancing healing, and improving an individual’s quality of life. No registration is necessary.
Jessica Michna presents Golda Meir, The Journey Home
Wednesday, November 8 at 6:30 pm
How does a girl born in the Ukraine and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, travel a path that will lead her to become Prime Minister of Israel? This informative, entertaining program, developed by Jessica Michna, explores that rather circuitous route. What roadblocks and detours were thrown in Golda’s way and how did she overcome them? The journey is a fascinating one, filled with joy, sorrow, seriousness and humor. Let Golda, as portrayed by Ms. Michna, tell you in her own words. No registration is necessary.
Adult Book Discussion Group
Monday, September at 25 at 7 pm
SMALL GREAT THINGS
By Jodi Piccoult
Library Meeting Room
Afternoon Book Club
Thursday, October 12 at 1 pm
By Curtis Sittenfeld
Library Board Meeting
Tuesday, September 26 at 4:30 PM
Library Meeting Room
Mondays from 3:30 – 5:00 PM
If you have an itch to stitch – crochet or knit – you are welcome to drop in. Ages 13 through adult are welcome; no experience necessary. Beginners should bring one pair of size 15 needles, long or short; two skeins of super bulky yarn; and a crochet hook, size I or J.