COLUMN: Library Focus - Learn about wastewater and your river May 8

— Computer classes

Wired Wednesday continues to offer all kinds of courses designed to improve your technological literacy from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoons. Learn to use Microsoft Word to produce an attractive resume on May 8. On May 15, we’ll be teaching users how to access the new ePost Standard online. We’ll finish out the month with photography related courses on May 22, when we’ll show you how to manage and store your digital photos, and on May 29 we’ll show you how to share your photographic treasures with others.

Genealogy 201

If you already know the basics of genealogy, come on down and expand your knowledge with Louise Creighton and her hardy crew of family historians from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8. This month’s session will focus on using Heritage Quest, an excellent free genealogy database available (even at home) through your library. Registration is required.

What’s in your river?

Dr. Ron Bishop, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at SUNY Oneonta, will speak about the potential impact downstream including the Baldwinsville stretch of the Seneca River of the Shale Gas Waste Treatment Facility in Auburn at 7 p.m. May 8. This facility is scheduled to start processing liquid waste from the natural gas industry - that is, from horizontal, high-pressure hydraulic fracturing or fracking. This is sure to be an interesting presentation on the wastewater part of this contentious issue.

Mystery Readers Club

Keep up with the best mystery stories out there. May's mystery for discussion is “The Hunter,” by John Lescroart. The group will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 9, and new members are always welcome.

Cardmaking continues

Make beautiful handmade cards suited to the season under the direction of Missy Shipman from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9. Registration is required and there is a $15 materials fee payable the night of the class.

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