Friday, August 26, 2011

Press releases for the week from the Pleasant Hill Library

> Free Digital Camera Class Offered at the Library -
> Adults interested in learning more about using a digital camera are invited to a class at the Pleasant Hill Library on Wednesday, September 21 at 2 p.m. The class will run approximately two hours. Students will get hands-on experience taking pictures with a digital camera and learn how to transfer pictures to a computer for editing. Students should have a basic understanding of computers and the ability to use a mouse. There is no charge for the class, but registration is required. To register, call the library at 651-438-0200.
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> Free Computer Class offered at the Library -
> Adults interested in learning more about using the Excel program are invited to a class at the Pleasant Hill Library on Wednesday, September 7 at 6 p.m. The class will run approximately two hours. Excel is used in the workplace for accounting, tracking inventory, and organizing data. Students will learn how to work with spread sheets, create formulas and build a budget. This class is presented by the Science Museum of Minnesota Computer Education Center, and funded by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency. There is no charge for the class, but due to limited seating, registration is required. To register, call the library at 651-438-0200 or visit the Dakota County website at www.dakotacounty.us/library
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> Story Times Scheduled for Toddlers and Preschoolers -
> Children are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library for a series of age appropriate story times this week. Story times are a fabulous way for parents and caregivers to instill a love of books and to develop early literacy skills in young children. The theme for the story times is Babies.
> On Tuesday, September 6 at 10:30 a.m., toddlers age two to three years old are invited to the library for stories, rhymes, songs and activities.
> On Wednesday, September 7 at 10:30 a.m., preschoolers age four to six years old are invited to the library for their own story time promoting books, music and movement to help build language and listening skills. A craft time follows the preschool story time. There is no charge for any of the story times offered by the library, and new children are always welcome to attend. There is no registration for the story time activities. For more information, call the library at 651-438-0200.
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> Local Author Kenny Salwey Visits the Pleasant Hill Library - Listen to Tales of Bygone Days Along the Mississippi River -
> Author, river guide and veteran woodsman Kenny Salwey will make an appearance at the Pleasant Hill Library in Hastings on Saturday, September 10 at 1 p.m. in the library meeting room. Salwey has lived his life close to the land, getting by as a river guide, trapper, fisherman, hunter, woodsman and root and herb collector along the Mississippi River. Salwey has a unique style of telling tales of his travels along the Upper Mississippi River valley swamps and the flood plain forests. He is the author of The Last River Rat and Kenny Salwey's Tales of a River Rat, as well as the narrator of the award-winning documentary Mississippi: Tales of the Last River Rat. This event is part of the Minnesota Mosaic Series. Mosaic events celebrate diverse heritage and vibrant cultural life of Minnesota's population. There is no charge for the event, and no registration is required. For more information, call the library at 651-438-0200.

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