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Our World at a Glance is a new book club that will focus on current events, social issues or a specific author’s work. The sessions will discuss the Orphan Trains of America which began with a humble hope of finding loving families for orphaned or abandoned children on the streets of New York and Boston. First session will be informational with special guests from the SD Foster Care programs.  The second session will include a movie about the history of the orphan trains and this social movement that impacted today's social services programs. The third session will be the discussion of the nonfiction book,
The Orphan Trains
by Marilyn Irvin Holt. This book is available for check out at the Public Library.

Dates: 3rd Wednesday of February, March and April
Time: 7 PM

Computer Classes
*Registration is required and available here.

Introduction to Computers
No previous computer knowledge is required. This 2 part class will consist of learning the very basic fundamentals of using a computer. Examples of what will be covered: using a mouse & keyboard, turning the computer on/off, etc.

Laptops will be provided for use during class.

Dates: Tuesday, April 22 & Thursday, April 24
Time: 1-3pm
Where: Alexander Mitchell Public Library

Registration is required by April 19th. If minimum enrollment is not met by that date, the program will be canceled.

MIN/MAX: 5/10
Fee: Free

Skill Review Session
The Skill Review Session will consist of reviewing fundamental computer skills. This class is a great way to ease into "The Internet for Beginners" course.

Laptops will be provided for use during class.

Date: Wednesday, April 30
Time: 1-3pm
Where: Alexander Mitchell Public Library

Registration is required by April 28th. If minimum enrollment is not met by that date, the program will be canceled.

MIN/MAX: 5/10
Fee: Free

The Internet for Beginners
This 2 part class will consist of learning the fundamentals of using the internet. Examples of what will be covered: e-mail, searching, etc. Those registered for this class will need to know how to use a mouse & keyboard.

Laptops will be provided for use during class.

Dates: Tuesday, May 6 & Thursday, May 8
Time: Session A- 1-3pm, Session B- 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Alexander Mitchell Public Library

Registration is required by May 3rd. If minimum enrollment is not met by that date, the program will be canceled.

MIN/MAX: 5/10
Fee: Free

Microsoft Word
Learn the basics of Microsoft Word. Those registered for this class will need to be very comfortable using a mouse & keyboard. Participants will learn the fundamentals of using Microsoft Word.

Laptops will be provided for use during class, but you can bring your own laptop if you prefer.
Please bring a USB drive if you would like to save your work.

Date: Monday, May 12
Time: 1-3pm OR 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Alexander Mitchell Public Library

Registration is required by May 8th. If minimum enrollment is not met by that date, the program will be canceled.

MIN/MAX: 5/10
Fee: Free

Windows 8
New to Windows 8? In this interactive demonstration, participants will tour the Start screen and experiment with touch gestures, live tiles, and charms. Then, the instructor will answer any questions. Bring your Windows 8 laptop. If you’re considering getting a Windows 8 machine, you’re welcome to come and watch.

Date: Tuesday, May 13
Time: 1-3pm OR 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Alexander Mitchell Public Library

Registration is required by May 10th. If minimum enrollment is not met by that date, the program will be canceled.

MIN/MAX: 5/10
Fee: Free

Digital Photos
Learn how to move pictures from your digital camera to your computer or flash drive. Participants will also learn how to upload these photos to Facebook and websites to get them printed. Required to bring: your camera with photos on it, extra batteries and camera cord. Optional to bring: laptop or flash drive.

Laptops will be provided for use during class.

Date: Tuesday, May 20
Time: 1-3pm OR 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Alexander Mitchell Public Library

Registration is required by May 17th. If minimum enrollment is not met by that date, the program will be canceled.

MIN/MAX: 5/10
Fee: Free

Facebook for Beginners
Those registered for this class will need to know how to use a mouse & keyboard, as well as have an e-mail address. This class will consist of learning the fundamentals of using Facebook.

Laptops will be provided for use during class, but you can bring your own laptop or tablet if you prefer.

Date: Thursday, May 22
Time: 1-3pm OR 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Alexander Mitchell Public Library

Registration is required by May 20th. If minimum enrollment is not met by that date, the program will be canceled.

MIN/MAX: 5/10
Fee: Free

Available Book Clubs
The Public Library organizes the following book clubs for the general public:

Book Club in a Bag
Library patrons can check out all the materials needed to start their own book club or discussion. Each bag will contain several copies of a book, reading guides, discussion questions, etc. Book club bags can be checked out on your library card.

Participating in a Book Club
If you would like to join a book club or create your own, please contact the Alexander Mitchell Public Library at (605) 626-7097.


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