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COLUMN: September activities abound at your library

— Here we go again folks – the summer weather and backyard barbecues will probably linger but the cares of everyday life will soon be on the front burner as we head into September. Of course there’s still a few more “official” days to savor a beach read, hold a late night film fest, grab some nostalgic music for a weekend get together or track down the best ribs recipe yet.

We will be closing our doors on Monday, Sept. 3, so our staff can do some of those things before the school bells ring and we all get back to more serious business.

Pen power

Local writers lead our September schedule at 7 p.m. Sept. 4 as the Open Writers Group begins another season of meetups every other Tuesday evening.

Pulling Threads

When I pull threads, it leads to disaster, but this group puts their needles to work on a variety of personal sewing and needlework craft projects from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every other Wednesday morning in our community room. This month the group meets Sept. 5 and 19 and new participants are always welcome.

Wired Wednesday

September is in the air and we’re back to basics helping patrons master the basics of the most common programs in the work world at 1:30 p.m. each Wednesday. This month’s sessions include: Basics of Word (Sept. 5); Basics of PowerPoint (Sept. 12); Basics of Excel (Sept. 19); and Introduction to Ipads and Tablet Computers (Sept. 26).

Evening computer classes

Our evening computer classes tend to be geared to more experienced users, but we are kicking off our September schedule of offerings with a special class on Staying Safe Online (7 p.m. Sept. 6). The Internet keeps evolving and new threats keep arising. Sign up and learn how to keep yourself, your machine and your data safe from harm. Our other Thursday evening programs will be Microsoft Publisher (7 p.m. Sept. 13) and Advanced Excel (Sept. 20).

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