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B'ville Library Focus: Survive cold, icy season with library activities

Valentine's Day is over, but the love lingers on. We're here to bring you the information, classes and support you need to survive this cold, icy season and beyond.

AARP Tax Help at BPL

Our friends from the AARP are back to help seniors and low-income residents with their taxes. Call the library at 635-5631 to set up an appointment.

Protecting online privacy

The Internet is a two edged sword. It provides unprecedented access to so much but it can also expose you to unwanted dangers. Learn how to protect yourself and take advantage of some of the online bounty with the help of classes offered right here at the library. Wired Wednesday classes are held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Class size is limited and registration is required. Classes for the rest of the month include: Privacy & Safety Online Feb. 16 and Ebooks Feb. 23. Call 635-5631 to sign up. More specialized classes are also available for more advanced students at 1:30 p.m. Friday afternoons. This month's offerings include: Buying and selling on eBay Feb. 18 and Local History Online Feb. 25.

Thread your needles

The Threaded Needle quilt group meets from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 16. New members are welcome.

Make love and music

Bring your sweetie or look for a new one at BPL's favorite cheap date opportunity. Music, snacks and "Mischief" guaranteed at 7 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 16 for our Open Mike follow up to Valentine's Day with ballads or blues hosted by Merry Mischief. Performer sign-in begins at 6:30 p.m.

Appalachian Trail Walk

Baldwinsville resident and retired Fulton Postmaster Steve Swensen will tell about hiking the Appalachian Trail in the spring of 2004 at 10 a.m. Thursday Feb. 17. Suggested $1 donation for the library Friends group is requested.

Employment assistance

Thursdays at 1 p.m. the library hosts two alternating programs: Jobseekers Lifeline classes designed to help you refine your skills and target opportunities and Job Club, a chance to share leads and support. Job Club meets on the 17 for sharing and support and Feb. 24 our speaker will help you untangle the mysteries of unemployment compensation with a special Q and A session.

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