Upcoming events at El Dorado's library
Do you consider yourself a beginner when it comes to computers? All it takes is practice and maybe a little advice to feel more comfortable. If you tend to have a problem with “user error” when it comes to computers, maybe we can help. Here at the library, we are offering a chance to attend 1-on-1 computer classes. We have recently obtained some Chromebooks (laptop computers), on which our patrons will have the chance to practice some computer skills.
Call Mica @ 321-3363 if you would like to discuss setting up an appointment with one of our staff members and a Chromebook. Oftentimes when people use the computer lab, the library staff only has so much time to try to help with basic computer knowledge. But here we are offering you a 45 minute session in which to learn more about what to do.
When you call, please be ready to tell me what you struggle with or would like to learn more about. Topics that we are ready to help with are: email, using the Internet, Facebook, and other basics. Also, if you have a computer at home and you are comfortable enough to try, check out the tutorials on kslib.info -> Online Resources -> Skill Builders -> LearningExpress. This is a great resource provided by the State Library of Kansas. There are multiple tutorials to help you learn, including one category called “Computer Skills Center.”
Summer Reading Kick-off with Obstacle Course and Bounce House - May 31 from 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Scholastic Book Fair - June 4-8
Will Parker Musical Performance for all ages - June 7 @ 6:30 p.m.
Didgeridoo Down Under - Australian Music Performance - Fun for the whole family - July 2 @ 6:30 p.m.
Family Fun Night - July 24 @ 6:30 p.m.
Kids Weekly Programs June 5 - 27th (no programs July 3-6)
Tuesdays 2-4 p.m. - K-5th Builder's Club
Wednesdays 2-4 p.m. - K-5th Stories & More (Cooking Fun 6/20 and 7/18)
Thursdays 10 a.m. - Preschool Storytime
Fridays 10 a.m. - Toddler Time
Monday - Thursday 4 - 5 p.m. - Free/Buddy Read Time
PBS Film Screenings:
June 13 @ 10 a.m. - "56 Up" - In 1964, a group of British 7-year-olds were interviewed about their lives and dreams in a groundbreaking television documentary, Seven Up. Since then, in one of the greatest projects in television history, renowned director Michael Apted has returned to film the same subjects every seven years, tracking their ups and downs.
July 18 @ 10 a.m. - "My Love, Don't Cross that River" - 89-year-old Kang Gye-Yeol and 98-year-old Jo Byeong-Man are married and have lived together for 76 years. While Kang and Jo spend every day like a newlywed couple, they now must face the reality of their aging romance.
Bradford Challenge 2018 - Meeting #2 - Sherlock Holmes - The Sign of Four and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Book Discussions (Tuesdays at 6 p.m.)
June 19 - Historical Fiction Group - Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
July 17 - Reading Diversely - The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez
August 21 - Kid Lit (for adults who enjoy reading and discussing children's literature) - The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.