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COLUMN: Sample the riches at your local library

— Workplace skills

Upgrade your job skills for free with our job centered computer courses held at 7 p.m. Thursday evenings: Learn how to make newsletters and flyers in Open Office Aug. 2; teachers can polish up their computer skills on Aug. 9 and 16 before heading back to the classroom; PC Troubleshooting is a skill everyone can use – learn the basics Aug. 23. Finally, Google may put the world at your fingertips but we can help you make some sense of your search results with Beyond Google Aug. 30.

Tech help drop in

Master your ereader, smartphone, laptop and other tech gadgets with help from our librarians. Granted we do not always have the answer at our fingertips but we know where to look it up.

Summer matinee

Dream Big along with our hero at 2 p.m. Aug. 7 as we show the Adam Sandler’s comedy Bedtime Stories.

Writers Group

Neither rain nor snow nor dead of night can stop our authors from their appointed meetings. Join the group for advice, support and more at 7 p.m. every other Tuesday in the storytime room. This month’s meetings are Aug. 7 and 21.

Brighten your night

Just two more sessions before the “official” summer reading season ends. Bring your favorite T-shirt, pillowcase or book bag to decorate with your own glow in the dark message at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, and be sure to join the festivities the following week on Aug. 14 as we draw this year’s summer reading prizes.

Getting genealogical

Local genealogist Louise Creighton shows you how to avoid the 10 most common mistakes in genealogy at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8. Registration is required.

Mystery Readers

Join the group at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, for a discussion of “Eyes Wide Open,” by Andrew Gross. New members are always welcome.

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