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Friday, January 16, 2015

Information from the Pleasant Hill Library

Learn to Write Cover Letters and Thank You Notes at the Library
Area adults are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Friday, January 30 at 2 p.m. for a class that will teach participants how to effectively write cover letters and thank you notes.  Participants will learn what you really need to include to get the employer's attention, the difference between a mailed and an emailed letter or note, when and how to follow-up, and proper email etiquette to effectively communicate with employers.  This class is taught by Dakota County Workforce Center staff.  The program is free, but registration is required.  To register, call the library at 651-438-0200 or visit the library website atwww.dakotacounty.us/library.  Registration opens January 16. 
                                                                                           
Learn About MNsure at the Library
Area residents are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Tuesday, January 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. to learn about MNsure.  MNsure is the one-stop health insurance marketplace where Minnesotans can compare plans and choose from a variety of health insurance options.  Participants will meet with a Certified Application Counselor to help them set up an account.  The program is free, but registration is required.  To register, call the library at 651-438-0200 or visit the library website at www.dakotacounty.us/library.  Registration opens January 16. 
                                                                                             
Learn About Fermentation at the Library
Area residents are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Monday, January 26 at 6 p.m. to learn about fermentation.  Participants will learn ways to return to Grandma's methods, learn about the history of fermentation, and discover why this process of food preparation is popular again.  Participants will learn basic recipes, food safety and regulations for marketing fermented foods by the University of Minnesota instructor Joellen Feirtag.   This is a free class and no registration is required.  
                                                                      
 Kids Invited to Read to a Dog at the Library
Children age 5-10 years old are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Saturday, January 24 at 11 a.m. to read to Duchess, the black lab.  Duchess is a  certified therapy dog. Parents are encouraged to bring their kids to this program, called Waggin Tales, not only because it is fun, but because it helps develop reading skills and fluency. Children may bring a book from home, or choose one from the library collection.

Children Invited to the Library to Watch Movies
     Children age 2 to 6 years old are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Wednesday, January 28 at 10:30 a.m. to enjoy fun children's books in movie format.  Movies include:  Those Darn Squirrels and the Cat Next Door, I Love You the Purplest, Mr. Wuffles, and Hondo and Fabian.
There is no charge for the event, and no registration is required. 

Learn Microsoft Excel at the Library
Adults are invited to learn the basics of Microsoft Excel on Wednesday, February 4th, 6-8pm. This class covers the basics of using Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software through the example of a family budget. Class attendees should have a basic knowledge of Microsoft Word or equivalent. The class is free.  Registration is required and begins Wednesday, January 21st. Call the Pleasant Hill Library at 651-438-0200 or register online at www.dakotacounty.us/library.

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