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February 2014



System Upgrade Scheduled for February 16-17, 2014 – Limited Services Available On February 16 and 17, all Allegheny County public libraries will be performing system upgrades across all county libraries. This will be a two phase project, with Phase One taking place in February and Phase Two in March. During the Phase One upgrades, Northland will have limited services but will remain open for normal operating hours. We thank you for your patience as we work to make the library experience better for all patrons.

Film Series at Northland

Patrons will have access to: • Basic check out with library card only. No alternative IDs will be accepted in place of a library card during this time due to a system outage during the upgrade. •

No library materials will have a due date of 2/16 or 2/17, so late fees will not accrue for those days. Patrons may return materials as usual, however returns will not be cleared from patron accounts until the outage/system upgrade concludes.

There will be no disruption to Wi-Fi or the Computer Center.

The Book Nook will be available.

Patrons will not have access to: • The eiNetwork Catalog* will be unavailable to both the public and library staff during the system upgrade. •

Self-service checkout stations within the library will be unavailable.

NOMADs (offsite lending libraries) will not function during the system upgrade.

*The eiNetwork Catalog is a county-wide catalog system that allows patrons to look up materials, and monitor their library account details for holds, fines, items in transit, etc.


Free music downloads! We are pleased to announce Freegal (rhymes with legal). Freegal is a free music service that allows three free song downloads per week per library card. There are thousands of artists, tens of thousands of albums, and millions of songs. The Freegal Music website has hundreds of genres of music and is rich in many of them. The content is based upon agreements with over 28,000 music labels, including the labels of Sony Music Entertainment. Please visit the E-resources area of our website for more information about this new service. Atomic Online Training offers award-winning video-based training for today’s most popular software, social media and mobile devices. All free to Northland Library card holders. Atomic Training offers unlimited access to over 500 easy-to-understand online training videos. You can watch at the library or access this valuable resource on your home computer or mobile device anywhere. Stop by the Computer Center if you have any questions about Atomic Training. Lucky Day Collection – Northland is pleased to offer this new program which offers access to the best-selling new releases in books and newly released popular DVDs. How it wor Is Lucky Will across it be tomorrow? Look Nook for new coming kstoday - Stopyour in and visitDay? the area from the Book on content the sin econd infloor February to Northland's former Bestseller collection. Now the Lucky Day bestto so see if it is your lucky day! If you are lucky, you cancalled take home the latest collection, thisDVD arearelease will include the latest print Bestsellers andhold thefor newest dvd's. All seller or new and completely bypass waiting on new items! content in the collection is non-holdable, first come, first served. Make your day lucky!


Join us on February 19, at 2:00 p.m. as we leave the cold weather behind and visit the islands of Puerto Rico, Martinique, St. Kitts, St. Martin/Maarten and Antigua. In Martinique, we will see St. Pierre. This town soon became known as the new world’s Pompeii after Mt. Pelee erupted in 1902 killing all but one of its residents. From there, we travel to Empress Josephine’s childhood home. Afterwards, we visit Habitation Clement, one of the Caribbean’s finest plantation houses. Once in Puerto Rico, we visit another impressive site, El Morro, the second largest fortress in the Americas. Then in Antigua, we see Nelson’s Dockyard, built in 1743 and named after Antigua’s most famous resident Lord Horatio Nelson. No registration is required.


February’s film, Love is All You Need, is a romance from Denmark. Join us on Wednesday, February 12, at 1:30 p.m., for a movie about a women seeking love and having the courage to change her life, even if she thinks it’s too late. Ida, a hairdresser, has just been told by her husband that he’s seeing another woman when she accidentally crashes into a man’s car. When the two exchange information, Ida realizes that this man is Philip, the father of her future son-in-law. The marriage is to be held in Italy. The two travel there together, and romance ensues. Starring Pierce Brosnan, this movie is perfect for Valentine’s Day. No registration is required and refreshments will be served.



Want to learn a new game? On FriOn Thursday, February 13, at 7:00 p.m., Danelle O’Donnell of Danelle’s Designs will introduce you to the world of One Stroke Painting, created day, February 21 at 1:30 p.m., Barbara Youngerman will demonstrate the fasciby the well-known artist Donna Dewberry. It’s fun and it’s meant nating game of American Mahjong, a varifor everyone to enjoy, even those without painting experience or artistic tendencies. The materials fee is $8.00, payable at the class. ant of the ancient Chinese game of Mahjong. Played with colorful tiles stamped Advanced registration is required. Please call the Adult Services with Chinese symbols, the game requires Department at 412-366-8100 ext. 113, or register online. skill, strategy and calculation. Registration is limited. Please register through IDENTITY THEFT: MYSTERY LOVERS Adult Services at 412-366-8100 ext. 113 or THE SILENT MENACE BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP register online. Almost every week, we hear about If you enjoy reading mysteries and another incident of criminals who have discussing them with others, join us on TUESDAY NIGHT broken into a computer system to steal Thursday, February 20 at 7:00 p.m. for BOOK DISCUSSION and profit from the identities of others. The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith. On February 4, at 7:00 p.m., the Tuesday The recent Target breach has made many J.K. Rowling, of Harry Potter fame actually Night Book Group will discuss After Visiting wrote this book under an assumed name. aware just how vulnerable we all are to Friends: A Son’s Story by Michael Hainey. When London P.I. Cormoran Strike is this crime. It’s the story of a young man investigating asked to investigate a supermodel’s John McCool of Legal Shield will explain the circumstances of his father’s death 30 suicide, he applies his masterful detecwhat identity theft really is, how it hapyears after it occurred. The elder Hainey tive skills to find evidence of murder. A pens, and what steps we can take to help had collapsed on a Chicago street “after mystery with a surprise ending, Rowling prevent it. Join us on Thursday, February visiting friends.” intends this book to be the first in a con27, at 7:00 p.m. to educate and protect Our selection for the March discussion tinuing series. yourself from this serious threat. will be Thank You for Your Service by David Our selection for March is The Murder Registration is required and can be made Finkel. Book by Jonathan Kellerman, a top notch by contacting the Adult Services Departthriller in his Alex Delaware series. No ment at 412-366-8100 ext. 113 or register SECOND FRIDAY registration required. online.


Ann Manchella, our favorite cook of healthy vegetarian dishes will prepare mango chutney on Thursday, February 6 at 7:00 p.m. Enjoy some tasty samples after Ann demonstrates how the dish is made. Registration is required. Please contact the Adult Services Department at 412366-8100 ext. 113 or register online.


It’s not too late to participate in the Cabin Fever Reading Club. It works like Northland’s popular Summer Reading Club, but has fewer categories and lasts for a shorter time. Stop at the Adult Reference Desk to pick up your booklet and we’ll help you find some books that fit the categories for reading on those cold days of February. For each book you read, you can submit a ticket in one of our prize containers to win a gift certificate to a local restaurant or favorite store.


The Serious Readers Book Discussion group finds that works of historical, economic and political significance provide the opportunity for personal examination and analysis of fateful past events that have had a lasting effect on today’s United States – politically, economically and culturally. On their list of introspective reading are Common Sense, The Federalist Papers, In Praise of Folly, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, and Travels With Epicurus. If you feel so inclined, please join the discussion on Saturday, February 22, at 11:00 a.m.

Awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature for her work as “master of the contemporary short story,” Alice Munro is known for stories that explore human complexities in unforgettable prose. In Dear Life: Stories, she breathes life, once again, into her characters and comes as close as she will come to writing in fiction style about her own ‘dear life.’ Join us on Friday, February 14 for a lively, informal discussion beginning at noon. Bring your brown bag lunch at 11:30 a.m. The library provides tea and coffee. No registration required. The book for discussion in March is Dog Stars by Peter Heller. BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE

NORTHLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY 300 Cumberland Road Pittsburgh, PA 15237 412-366-8100 412-366-2064 FAX

HOURS OF OPERATION Sunday Monday - Thursday Friday Saturday


1:00 p.m. - 5:00.p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Fridays 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Marshall Elementary School • Marshall Township Saturdays 12 noon - 1:00 p.m. North Hills Village Shopping Center • Ross Township


Ross Township Community Center Sunday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Baierl Family YMCA • 2565 Nicholson Rd., Franklin Park Sunday 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. -  9:00 p.m. Saturday 7:00 a.m. -  7:00 p.m.


Ross Twp. Community Center 24 hour accessible Baierl Family YMCA 24 hour accessible Marshall Twp. Municipal Building 24 hour accessible

day, February 27, at 7:00 p.m. No reservation is required.


Got a knack for knitting? Come and work on your project, share tips and patterns and enjoy some dessert with knit and crochet enthusiasts of all skill levels. Evening circle meets on Wednesday, February 12, at 7:00 p.m. and the afternoon circle meets on Friday, February 21, at 1:00 p.m.


Come and meet some new friends and neighbors as we engage in informal chats on current events and popular culture. You pick the topic- nothing is out-of-bounds! No reservation is required to participate in these relaxed forums that meet twice each month. The February conversation salons will be Friday, February 14, at 2:00 p.m. and Wednesday, February 26, at 1:00 p.m.





All those interested in genealogy, from the beginner to the seasoned researcher, are invited to join us on February 18, at 6:45 p.m. in the meeting rooms on the lower level of the Library. For more information about the North Hills Genealogists, go to Writers of all interests are invited to share their ideas and experiences. The group focuses on assignment-based writing projects and offers critiques during this writing workshop on Monday, February 10, at 6:30 p.m.


Northland Public Library, in cooperation with AARP, is once again offering free tax preparation assistance for senior citizens and low-income residents on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. from February 4 through April 15. IRS-trained volunteers will help in preparing both federal and state forms. This service is offered on a first-come, firstserved basis, and we cannot guarantee that everyone needing help can be accommodated on any given day. Please remember to bring all necessary paperwork to complete the forms. A signup sheet will be located outside of the lower library entrance so early arrivals can register and then either wait in their car or return when the library opens.

StorySwap, Pittsburgh’s guild for local adult storytellers meets at Northland Library on the first Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Bring your tall tales or your eager ears to join this month’s session on Monday, February 3. No registration is required. For more information, call Mary Morgan Smith at 412-366-8100 ext. 123, or you may e-mail her at

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Northland Library wishes to thank the following people who recently contributed to our Honor and Memorial Programs. If you are interested in honoring a loved one or a friend through a gift to Northland, please contact Kellie Kaminski at 412-366-8100, extension 104, or by email at




In Memory of: Helenmarie Hohman (Donor: Marilyn Heintz) Audrey Lenchner (Donors: Frank & Patricia Steinle) Pierce J. Ryan (Donor: Marion L. Ryan) Elsie Rost (Donors: John & Pat Stuchell) Kathleen Staniszewski (Donor: McCandless Town Council & Administration) In Honor of: Milly Yates - on her birthday (Donors: Kate Wulf and Pat Thompson) Northland Public Library Foundation The Foundation meets in the library on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm. If you are interested in joining the Foundation Board or helping with our fundraising programs, please call 412-366-8100 x104 or email To learn more about the unique programs and activities, partnerships and current focus of fundraising goals of the Foundation visit our page on the Library’s website •MISSION STATEMENT• The mission of the Northland Public Library Foundation is to build financial support through community fundraising to enhance the programs and growth of Northland Public Library.

These locations:

ROSS TOWNSHIP |412-367-1333

Sewickley Oakmont Rd. at Rochester Rd.

FRANKLIN PARK |724-940-7799

Corner of Brandt School Rd. & Route 910


Monday through Thursday: 2:30pm to 10:00pm Friday: 2:30pm to 11:00pm Saturday: 2:00pm to 11:00pm Sunday: 2:00pm to 10:00pm D O N AT I O N


The Bread for Books program provides support for the Northland Public Library Foundation which is responsible for programs and initiatives that are outside of the Library’s operating budget.


The following are Children’s Activities planned from February thru April: Science-tots Mondays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Now through March 17, Storytime with a science base. Stories, songs, games and a reproducible experiment for children ages 3-5 years of age who are ready to be on their own for 30-40 minutes. Registration is required. Please contact the Children’s Department at 412-366-8100 ext. 123 or at Mother Goose Storytime Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. January 29 _ March 19 Songs, nursery rhymes, “tickles” and “bounces” for babies age 6 months through 24 months accompanied by a parent or care-giver. Registration is required. Please contact the Children’s Department at 412-366-8100 ext. 123 or at Kangaroo Storytime Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. January 29 - March 19 Rhymes, songs, bounces, stories and jump-around fun for toddlers age 24 months through 36 months with a parent or care-giver. Registration is required. Please contact the Children’s Department at 412-366-8100 ext. 123 or at *Storytime reminders: As a courtesy to other patrons, please do not bring children who are ill. Please try to be prompt and no eating or drinking during the program.

CSI Club Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Children Science Investigators Club is a hands-on science club for children in Kindergarten thru Second Grade. First session (The Hamsters) dates are February 5, 19, and March 5. The second session (The Hermit Crabs) dates are March 19, April 6 and 17. Both sessions are the same program content. Only 15 children per session will be accepted. Registration is required. Please contact the Children’s Department at 412-366-8100 ext. 123 or at

Mission... Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Mission... Club is a hands-on engineering and science club for children in Third thru Fifth Grades. First session (The Sharks) dates are Feb 12, 26 and March 12. The second session (The Alligators) dates are March 26, April 9, and 23. Both sessions are the same program content. Only 15 children per session will be accepted. Registration is required. Please contact the Children’s Department at 412-366-8100 ext. 123 or at

Rock-A-Baby Music Time! Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. February 19, 26 and March 5 We'll be movin' and groovin' as your baby explores opposites, begins developing a steady beat, and creates music and rhythms of their own. Each week we'll have fun with rhymes and tickles, shakers and noise makers, and lots of singing and moving. Toddlers aged 15 to 36 months are welcome to play. Pre-registration is required for this free program. Please contact the Children’s Department at 412-366-8100 ext. 123 or at Northland Library Children’s Chess Tournament: Saturday, February 22, 9:00 a.m. This tournament is for kids in Kindergarten through 8th Grade. Registration begins February 1 for residents of Bradford Woods, Franklin Park, Marshall, McCandless and Ross townships. Registration for residents of other Allegheny County municipalities begins February 15. Please contact the Children’s Department at 412-366-8100 ext. 123 or at Teen Advisory Group Meeting: Wednesday, February 5, from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. If you are interested in helping to plan special activities for teens at Northland, then you should attend this meeting. Upcoming events include Teen Tech Week in March, National Library Week in April, and Free Comic Book Day in May. We also need help to plan events for the Summer Reading Program. No registration required. Teen Thursdays: Northland's new program for 'tweens and teens. Teen Thursdays offer a variety of activities each week from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. No registration is required. February 6 – Gaming February 13 – Valentine’s Day – for or against – you decide February 20 – Book End Decorations – help spruce up the teen area by giving the book ends a facelift February 27 – Mardi Gras Countdown


Name: Tricia Fisher

Why do you choose to work at Northland Library?

Work at Northland: Computer Center Supervisor Residence: Borough of Etna Time at Northland: 2 months Education: BS in Exercise Science from The Ohio State University 

The computer center at Northland has a lot to offer the community though our classes, as well as the expertise of fellow staff and volunteers. I am so glad to be a part of it! Getting the most out of your library (secrets):

Our collection of computer & technology manuals is one of the best in the area. If you are looking to learn something new or buying a new tablet, we will have a book to help you do so. If we don't, please let us know and we will order one in! Three words describing Northland:

welcoming, clean, and informational


It's easy to play Sudoku! Fill in the blank so that each row, each column, and each of the nine 3x3 grids contain one of each of the numbers 1 through 9. Don't go too fast! The game is easy to play but difficult to master. Make it fun! Copy a few of the same Sudoku puzzles for yourself and some friends for friendly competition to see who can finish first. Find the answers within this newsletter.

Volunteering At Northland VOLUNTEERS


Residence: Wexford


Name: Shilpi Dhussa

Volunteer Assignment: Rotating Assignments In a few words, why do you volunteer at Northland Library? “My several volunteering assignments range from working in the IT department, book sale, shelving and the technical department. These assignments have given me a tremendous opportunity to learn about the library system. What I learned surprised me and gave me a new appreciation for the library and the people who make it work.” A little more about our volunteer of the month… Shilpi became a library volunteer in Illinois in 2008 after leaving a teaching career for motherhood. One of her friends introduced her to the library and she was hooked. When her husband’s job relocated the family to Pittsburgh, she found Northland. “Volunteering at the library allows me to explore different avenues of information and thought,” said Shilpi. “If I am not having an interesting conversation with one of my library friends, then I am finding interesting titles of films and books, oftentimes, one leads to the other.”

Stop by the Book Nook for Valentine’s Day gift ideas!

Shilpi’s most recent volunteer position was in the Technical Services Department, which processes all materials before being placed into the library collection. This includes unpacking and sorting the new orders, attaching a bar code to each item, typing labels, and covering/placing the appropriate stickers on each item so patrons can use the self-check-out machines. Approximately 2,000 items per month are handled, including: books, audio books, DVD’s, and CD’s. Both librarians and library assistants enter all items into the online catalog. This department trains and welcomes volunteers to serve as ‘book doctors.’ Flexibility in volunteer sessions is available and may vary to accommodate all schedules. A two-hour per week commitment is required. If you have the time and desire, we have an opportunity waiting for you! Please call the volunteer office at 412-3668100, ext. 135 or

Prepaid $5 copy cards can be purchased at the Book Nook. All new and existing cards will get 3 free additional copies added to the cards value. Consider buying a prepaid copy card so you won’t have to scrounge around to find change to pay for copies or travel between library floors to pay for copies. The card never expires and can be shared between people!

Events • February 2014 February 1 Hop on Pop* 10:00 a.m. Room 148-1&2 February 2 Moraine Sailing Club 1:30 p.m. Room 148-2 February 3   Science-Tots* 10:00 a.m. Room 148-1&2 Science-Tots* 1:00 p.m. Room 148-1&2 North Hills Past Finders 7:00 p.m. Room 148-1&2 StorySwap* 7:00 p.m. Board Room February 4

AARP Tax Preparation Assistance 9:00 a.m. Room 148-1&2

North Hills Genealogists Board Meeting 7:00 p.m. Board Room Tuesday Night Book Group* 7:00 p.m. 148-1 February 5

Mother Goose Storytime* 10:00 a.m. 148-1&2 Mother Goose Storytime* 10:30 a.m. 148-1&2

Kangaroo Storytime* 11:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. 148-1&2 YA Teen Advisory Group* 3:00 p.m. Board Room CSI(Children’s Science Investigators Club)*-Hamsters 4:30 p.m. Room 148-2

Chess for Kids* 6:30 p.m. Room 148-1&2 February 6 AARP Tax Preparation Assistance              9:00 a.m. Room 148-1&2 Teen Thursday* 3:00 p.m. 148-2 Indian Cooking Class* 7:00 p.m. Room 148-1&2 February 7   AAA Mature Driving Course 9:30 p.m. Room 148-2 The Book Club 2:00 p.m. Room 148-1 February 8   NAIC Model Club 10:00 a.m. Board Room 148-1

Northwood Home Buyer Seminar 10:00 a.m. Room 148-2 February 9                    February 10

Moraine Sailing Club 1:30 p.m. Room 148-2 Science-Tots* 10:00 a.m. Room 148-1&2

Science-Tots* 1:00 p.m. Room 148-1&2 Writers at Work* 6:30 .p.m Room 148-1 North Hills Coin Club 7:00 .p.m Room 148-2 February 11 AARP Tax Preparation Assistance 9:00 a.m. Room 148-1&2 UPMC for Life Seminar 6:00 p.m. Room 148-1

              February 12 Mother Goose Storytime*                10:00 a.m. Room 148-1&2

February 16 Strategies for Success 1:00 p.m. Room 148-1    February 17  Science-Tots* 10:00 a.m. Room 148-1&2 Science-Tots* 1:00 p.m. Room 148-1&2 Watch & Clock Association 7:00 p.m. Room 148-2

February  18  AARP Tax Preparation Assistance 9:00 a.m. Room 148-1&2                    

NPL Authority Board Committee Meeting 6:30 p.m. Board Room North Hills Genealogists* 6:45 p.m. Room 148-1&2

February 19 Mother Goose Storytime*               10:00 a.m. Room 148-1&2 Mother Goose Storytime* 10:30 a.m. Room 148-1&2

Kangaroo Storytime* 11:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. Room 148-1&2


Highmark Senior Markets Health Benefits 12:00 p.m. Board Room

CSI (Children’s Science Investigators Club)-Hamsters* 4:30 p.m. Room 148-2

Mother Goose Storytime* 10:30 a.m. Room 148-1&2


Foreign Film* 1:30 p.m. Room 148-1&2   Mission…Sharks*    4:30 p.m. Room 148-1

Kangaroo Storytime* 11:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. Room 148-1&2 Travel Film* 2:00 p.m. Room 148-1&2

Rock-A-Baby Music Time* 6:30 p.m. Room 148-1&2 February 20 AARP Tax Preparation Assistance                  9:00 a.m. Room 148-1&2

NPL Foundation Meeting 7:00 p.m. Board Room

Teen Thursday* 3:00 p.m. Room 148-2

Northland Knitters* 7:00 p.m. Room 148-1

Mystery Lovers Book Group* 7:00 p.m. Room 148-1

February 13 AARP Tax Preparation Assistance 9:00 a.m. Room 148-1&2 Teen Thursday* 3:00 p.m. Room148-2 One Stroke Painting* 7:00 p.m. 148-1&2

February 21  American Mahjong* 1:30 p.m. Room 148-1

Northland Knitters* 1:00 p.m. Room 148-2 February 22 Northland Chess Tournament 9:00 a.m. Room 148-1&2

February 14  Second Friday Book Group*   11:30 a.m. Room 148-1&2 Conversation Salon* 2:00 p.m. Room 148-1&2 February 15  Embroidery Guild of America                1:00 p.m. Room 148-1&2


Serious Readers Discussion Group* 11:00 a.m. Board Room Daffodil and Hosta Society 1:00 p.m. Board Room February 23 Strategies for Success                 1:00 p.m. Board Room North American Rock Garden Society 2:00 p.m. Room 148-1&2 February 24  Science-Tots* 10:00 a.m. Room 148-1&2 Science-Tots* 1:00 p.m. Room 148-1&2 Geriatric Medicine* 7:00 p.m. Room 148-1&2 February 25 AARP Tax Preparation Assistance 9:00 a.m. Room 148-1&2 NPL Authority Board Meeting 7:30 p.m. Board Room   February 26  Mother Goose Storytime*                 10:00 a.m. Room 148-1&2 Mother Goose Storytime* 10:30 a.m. Room 148-1&2 Kangaroo Storytime* 11:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. Room 148-1&2 Conversation Salon* 1:00 p.m. Room 148-1 Mission…Sharks* 4:30 p.m. Room 148-1 Rosk-A-Baby Music Time* 6:30 p.m. Room 148-1&2 February 27  AARP Tax Preparation Assistance                  9:00 a.m. Room 148-1&2 Teen Thursday* 3:00 p.m. Room 148-2 Identity Theft: The Silent Menace* 7:00 p.m. Room 148-2 February 28 The Book Club 2:00 p.m. Room 148-1


Computer Classes • February 2014 INTRODUCTORY CLASSES

Introduction to Yahoo E-mail

Monday, Feb 3, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Make an appointment to set up your new Yahoo account (if necessary) before attending the class. Learn about the features of the Yahoo Mail page, including sending links and attachments. The instructor will also discuss individuals’ account questions and problems. Must have mouse and some typing skills as well as Internet competence. Introduction to the Internet

Monday, Feb 10, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. In this combination of lecture and hands-on experience, participants will learn the basic layout of the Internet Explorer web browser. Participants will also work with browser Tabs and conduct searches using Search Engines and web addresses. Must have computer competence - mouse skills and some typing. Introduction to Computers

Thursday, Feb 13,

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Introduction to Gmail

Thursday, Feb 19,

7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Word 2010 Part 1 (of 2)

Friday, Feb 21,

1:30 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Introduction to Powerpoint 2010

Thursday, Feb 27,

7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Word 2010 Part 2 (of 2)

Friday, Feb 28,

1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

For beginning computer users.


Make an appointment to set up your new Gmail account (if necessary) before attending the class. Learn about the features of Gmail. Must have mouse and some typing skills as well as Internet competence.


For students with no previous Word experience. Must have mouse skills. Must have Word competence

Prerequisite: participation in the Word 2010 Part 1 class.

OTHER CLASSES (Basic Computer and/or Internet Competence Required) Digital Pictures Workshop 1

Monday, Feb 3,

10:30 a.m -12:00 p.m.

Learn how to use your camera and your computer together. This class will cover downloading photos from a camera to a computer, organizing them, and basic photo editing. Please bring a camera to class.

Selling Online

Monday, Feb 3, 1:30 p.m. -2:30 p.m. Learn about various auctions and ecommerce sites beyond eBay, and the pros and cons of using those sites. Must have computer & Internet competence. Digital Pictures Workshop 2

Monday, Feb 10,

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Searching for Medical Information

Thursday, Feb 20,

2:00 p.m. -3:30 p.m.

Learn how to use online photo editing tools to fix your photos before you upload them to the web. Participants will also practice uploading photos to various websites, such as email, eBay and Facebook. Please bring a camera to class. Learn how to find reliable Medical information online, how to spot health fraud, and barriers to health care information thru Internet as well as non-Internet sources of information.

Introduction to Photoshop Elements Monday, Feb 24, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Learn how to fix, edit, and just plain have fun with your photos using Photoshop Elements. Introduction to Facebook

Monday, Feb 24, 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Curious about Facebook? Learn how to get involved with this online social media application. Topics covered include: creating and managing your account, connecting with friends, family and organizations, sharing photos and video and how to protect your privacy. Students MUST have an email account.

DOWNLOADING E-BOOKS (Participants must have a valid library card and an e-mail address.)

** If you need individual assistance, please call the Computer Center to set-up a one-on-one help session. Please bring your device.** Library E-Books for Kindle e-Readers

Thursday, Feb 20,

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Learn how to borrow e-books from Northland and download them onto your Kindle e-Reader device. Please bring your e-Reader to class.

Library E-Books for the Kindle Fire

Thursday, Feb 20, 12:30 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Learn how to borrow e-books from Northland and download them onto your Kindle Fire device. Please bring your e-Reader to class.

NEW! GADGET CORNER Try a Tablet: iPad

Monday, Feb 10, Friday, Feb 28,

7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. OR 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Are you an experienced computer user thinking about switching to a tablet? Are you a technology novice who would like to start learning about technology using a tablet? We have two opportunities for you to try out one of the many types of tablet before you decide to buy one. No preregistration required. Please stop by during one of our two open lab sessions to play, practice and ask questions about iPads.

Mission Northland Library enables, empowers and encourages lifelong learning and discovery. Statement

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