Adult Programming is Back

We’ve got two great adult events coming up this week:

Tuesday, September 1st, 10:30 am – 12 pm
Technically Speaking Series brings you eBooks & Audiobooks
This workshop will introduce participants to the eBook and audiobook resources currently available to patrons through the library catalog. Takes place in the Tech Center. Call or stop by our Circulation desk to register, as space is limited. There are no fees for this workshop.

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Also –
Tuesday, September 1st, 7 pm
Artists & Authors Series returns with visual artist Patti Roberts Pizzuto
We will host mixed media artist Patti Roberts Pizzuto as she discusses her unique approach to creating visual art.
Free and open to the public.

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Friday, September 4th, 10:30 – 12 pm
We introduce Tech Hour – our new weekly tech mentoring program! Our tech assistant is available each week to answer your tech questions and provide one-on-one assistance. Appointments are helpful, but not necessary. Call or stop by our Circulation Desk for more information.

See you this week!

Fall Children’s Programming is Right Around the Corner!

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An exciting new season of After School Programs begins the week of September 14th, and continues through mid-November. These programs are open to all elementary students, K-5, but are not appropriate for preschoolers. Snacks included!

LEGO Club – 1st & 3rd Thursday; 3:30-5 pm, Kozak Community Room

Art Club – 2nd Thursdays; 3:30-5 pm, Kozak Community Room

Code Club – 2nd & 4th Tuesdays; 3:30-5 pm, Kozak Community Room and Tech Center

Robotics Club – 1st & 3rd Tuesdays; 3:30, Kozak Community Room

Homework Helpers – Tuesdays and Thursdays; 3:30-4:30 in the South Dakota Room

Find out more about children’s programming, and available resources for kids by clicking on http://vermillionpubliclibrary.org/kids/.

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Welcome our New Tech Assistant

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Meet Jeff Engeman, the library’s new Tech Assistant and Processor.  He’s here to assist you with your tech questions.

Beginning in the fall, we will host regularly scheduled tech sessions on a variety of topics, Tuesdays 10:30-12, as well as Tech Hour on Fridays, 10:30-12 for one-on-one tech assistance.  Just call or stop by the library for more information.

Summer Reading Program events a continuing success

Weekly events for K-5th graders:

Science Club – Mondays 11-12 pm
Entertainers – Mondays 1 pm, All ages welcome
Movietime – Tuesdays 1-3 pm
Lego Club – Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 am
Art Club – Wednesdays 1 -2 pm
Robotics Club – Thursdays 10:30-11:30 am
Coding Club – Thursdays 1 -2 pm

Most events take place in the Kozak Community Room. Snacks provided during most events.

Weekly events for Teens:

STEAMpunks– Wednesdays 10-11 am
VEX IQ Robotics Club – Thursdays 1- 2 pm

Events take place in the Teen Room. Snacks provided during most events.

Tutorial Videos are here!

 

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In an effort to better serve our patrons we are embarking on the production of a number of tutorial videos addressing common questions and topics.

Our first one addresses using the Online Public Access Catalog (or OPAC), and can be viewed here.

The future home of all tutorial videos, as they are created, will be under the Welcome menu (above), and then by clicking on ‘About’.

Social Media 101 happens this week!

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SOCIAL MEDIA 101 Workshop
Thursday, March 19th, 3-4 pm
Library Tech Center

Are you confounded when you hear about tweets, status updates, likes, and friend-ing? Looking for additional ways to stay connected to your family and friends? Whatever your experience or inexperience, we’re here to advise you about what you should and shouldn’t be doing on today’s most-popular social networks.

Call or stop by our circulation desk to register. There are no fees for this workshop.

Code Club for Teens is back!

The SD Code Club returns this Monday evening, February 23rd, 5:30-7 pm in the Tech Center.

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Have you ever…
played a video game and thought it would be cool to design your own?
wanted to build your own website?
had an idea for the next great app?
Then the South Dakota Code Club is for you! Area teens are invited to the SDCC’s monthly meetings at the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library in Vermillion, SD. Bring a friend (or two or three), hang out and learn how to code! Each month we focus on a different markup language, with the idea that we will move into project-focused meetings as we grow.
Code Club meets on the last Monday of each month, from 5:30-7 pm in the Tech Center.  Feel free to bring your own laptop or other devices.  Snacks will be served!

E-Book Workshop

101119-e-readers-hmed2p.grid-10x2Got an e-reader or other hand-held device? We can help!

Our Technically Speaking series brings the first tech workshop of the year to the library next week:

Thursday, January 15th, 3-4 pm
in the Library Tech Center

Learn how to download e-books and e-audiobooks to Kindle and iPad. If you are curious about how to access more than 10,000 titles available to our library patrons, register for this session and you’ll be reading and/or listening to books in no time!  You can register by call the library at 677.7060, or by stopping by our Circulation Desk.