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Friday, February 21, 2014

Events at the Pleasant Hill Library

Families Invited to the Library to Learn about Monarch Butterflies

Area families are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Saturday, March 8 at 11 a.m. to learn the steps needed to create a monarch butterfly habitat at home. This is a presentation by the University of Minnesota Monarch Lab. There is no cost for the event, and no registration is required. For more information, call the library at 651-438-0200.

Learn about the Criminal Mind at the Library

Anyone interested in learning more about the criminal mind and how it works should plan to attend a presentation at the Pleasant Hill Library on Monday, March 10 at 6 p.m. Daniel Craft, forensic training and former FBI agent, will take an up-close look at how criminals think and why they do what they do. Craft spent 31 years working as an FBI agent. There is no cost for the event, and no registration is required. For more information, call the library at 651-438-0200.

Learn to Create an Effective Resume at the Library

People looking to refine their resume should plan to attend a resume writing workshop at the Pleasant Hill Library on Friday, March 14 at 2 p.m. Creating an effective resume is more important than ever during tough economic times. Learn how to use a resume to show a potential employer your value. Topics covered include formatting, styles, common mistakes, do's and don'ts, and more. This class is taught by the Dakota County WorkForce Center staff. There is no charge for the class, but registration is required. Space is limited. To register, call the library at 651-438-0200.

Learn to use Your Nook, Kindle, Ipad and Android at the Library

Confused about electronic book readers? Come to the library in the afternoon on Wednesday, March 19 to get a basic understanding of the materials for electronic book readers available from Dakota County. People will receive instruction on searching and downloading from OverDrive as well as basic information on transferring e-books to hand-held reading devices. Class times for each device are as follows:

2:00 p.m.--Kindles

2:45 p.m.--Nooks

3:30 p.m.--Ipads and Androids

People should have a basic understanding of computers before attending this session. There is no charge for the class, but registration is required. Space is limited. To register, call the library at 651-438-0200.

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