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.

 

Basic Tech Skills Resources

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You can now access useful resources for learning basic tech skills right from the library menu above. Click on the Helpful Links tab, and then scroll down to the addresses listed under Technological Literacy/Assistance.  The learning sites are:

gcflearnfree.org/
http://digitallearn.org/

digitalliteracy.gov/
everyoneon.org/

Check ’em out!

E-Reader Workshop

E-Reader Workshop
Registration Required!
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
1-3 pm, Tech Center
Register at the Circulation Desk or
by calling the Library at 677-7060

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!

 

Learn About the Library Databases

February is Library Lovers Month….here’s chance to learn about the online databases available to our library patrons. Expand your love of the Library offerings!
Which State Library databases would you like to get to know better? Which ones haven’t you met yet? Now’s your chance to …kindle a relationship and see which e-resource sparks your interest.

This hands-on session with Jane Healy from the State Library offers time for you to explore the databases, learn what’s new, and consider databases you haven’t tried.
Session will be held in the Tech Center at the Library Tuesday, February 11th, 1-4 pm
Seats are limited and registration is required! Follow the link below to register.

Speed-date the SDLS e-Resources
 
Call the Library with any questions: 677-7060

Growing Business with Social Networking

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Tech Session: Growing Business with Social Networking
Tuesday, January 14th at 7 pm
Kozak Community Room

So many networks to choose from and so little time. What is a person to do? Take a rational look at social networks and selecting the right one for your business.
Session led by Mark Winegar.

Feel free to bring a laptop, tablet or smart phone to the session!

New Databases Available!

We are pleased to be able to offer two new databases to our patrons, with access made available through the State Library — Mango Languages and Chilton Library. You can utilize these and many of the other databases here in the Library or on your home computer. Some of the databases, such as Learning Express, will require you to set up a free account and others may ask you for patron verification, which will be your library card barcode and last name as password. Be sure to explore all the databases under the Reference tab here on the Library website.

New Databases!

MANGO LANGUAGES
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Offers courses in more than 60 languages to allow users to learn, listen and
speak their chosen languages. Courses for English learners begin in the
student’s native language and teach English. The courses focus on four key areas
of language learning: vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation and culture.

CHILTONLIBRARY

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Provides authoritative manuals online with monthly updates. Thousands of
domestic and imported car, truck, van and SUV models from 1940-present and
includes repair, maintenance and specification tables.