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Moose Jaw Public Library presents free hands on computer training sessions for beginners. Funding assistance provided by the Friends of the Library. All classes will be held from 7:00-9:00 pm in the Herb Taylor Room. Seating is limited and registration is required. Register in person, by phoning 692-2787, or online at moosejawlibrary.ca
Computer Basics: Part 1 & 2Part 1 – February 6th AND Part 2 – February 7th
Internet Basics:February 13th OR February 14th
Email Basics Using OutlookMarch 6th OR March 7th
Instructor: Trudy Osborne
When placing holds on DVDs, please use Classic Catalogue instead of Encore. Due to a problem with the system, holds placed on DVDs using Encore are sometimes being lost.
His Girl Friday June 27 2:00 pm
The Muppets July 4 2:00 pm
The Breakfast Club July 11 6:30 pm
Beauty and the Beast July 18 2:00 pm
Rear Window July 25 2:00 pm
Easy A August 1 6:30 pm
Some Like it Hot August 8 2:00 pm
Ratatouille August 15 2:00 pm
The Alamo August 22 2:00 pm
Moose Jaw Public Library is now offering access to three more databases of interest.
Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center offers comprehensive full-text content for many of the most popular hobbies, crafts and recreation activities today. This database offers detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines, including Bead & Button, Birder’s World, Creative Knitting, FineScale Modeler, Quilter’s World, and many more.
The Moose Jaw Library CAP Site gratefully
acknowledges the support and generosity of
The definitive online resource for home improvement assistance
Through a collection of comprehensive full-text content, Home Improvement Reference Center provides users with detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering all manner of home improvement/repair projects. All of the content is organized in a powerful, easy-to-use manner so that users can quickly gain the information they need.
***Note when accessing this database you will get the message “Please contact your library administrator to obtain a patron ID”. Your patron ID is your library card barcode number.
Columbia Granger’s® Poetry Database, produced by Columbia University Press, contains works of poetry found in anthologies, and volumes of collected works and selected works for individual poets. Currently, there are more than 425,000 poem citations and over 219,000 poems in full text (with thousands of additional poems in full text to be added with each update). Also included is bibliographic information for over 1,800 anthologies. Supplemental information includes nearly 1,000 commentaries and approximately 450 biographies. Hyperlinking exists throughout the commentaries, biographies, and poem full text. Users can easily jump from poems to relevant commentary or author biographies when appropriate. A glossary is also provided, giving users detailed definitions for over 300 poetry specific terms.
No Library card or access code is needed. Just bring in your wireless Internet device and connect to MJ Library for free and unlimited access.
1. Locate the Wi-Fi icon in the lower right corner in the System Tray, by the clock and volume control.
2. Click on the icon to View Available Networks (or click to Open Wireless Connection)
3. Search for or refresh the Network List. Select MJ Library, and then click the Connect Button. Your computer will now connect to the Library’s wireless network.
If you choose to save this network, your computer will automatically connect the next time you visit!
Note: Laptops vary, so these steps may be slightly different for your computer.
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND:
- Our network is not secure, and any information you send could be intercepted.
- The Library assumes no responsibility for your computer or data while connected to our network
- For our Internet Access Policy click here
Moose Jaw Public Library, in partnership with Community Connections is offering a series of programs designed to familiarize immigrants with their community and the community with our immigrants.
The programs in the Palliser Community Connections Project at Moose Jaw Public Library include:
1) Women Creating Art, which pairs Canadian women with immigrant women, one on one in a social setting for six weeks commencing January 12th to create jewelry under the guidance of artist Anna MacDonald.
2) Immigrant Testimonials will occur on Febrary 2nd, and feature two speakers who are recent immigrants: Mohammed Mohammed from Iraq and Hinda Diriye from Somalia.
3) Saskatchewan author Bill Barry will present on February 15th on the history of immigration to Saskatchewan and how place names were impacted by that immigration.
4) A tour of the Tunnels of Moose Jaw will occur on February 16th for the women who are participating in Women Creating Art. New immigrants will learn about previous waves of immigration, helping them to understand the history of immigration to Moose Jaw and give their own experience context in that history, helping to ground them in their new community
5) A Supper and Study event will occur on February 29th. Immigrant youth will mix & mingle with youth from the community, enjoy food and drink, and maybe, just maybe, together do some homework!
6) A Grand Finale will take place on March 19th. Gerry Stonechild will begin the event with an aboriginal prayer. It will provide an opportunity for the participants of all the programs to come together. The jewelry created by the immigrant women will be on display, Aboriginal, homeland and Canadian cuisine will form a potluck. Music, small presentations, and photos of Canada and other countries will create an atmosphere of celebration!
Partners and Funders
Moose Jaw Public Library has created a Seniors’ Advisory Group. Help pick new library materials, programs, and events for seniors.
The next meeting of the Seniors’ Advisory Group will take place in the South Meeting Room, Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.
All seniors or anyone involved with seniors’ needs and interests are welcome to attend. Contact Karon at 692-2787 for more information.