Friday, October 23, 2009

Computer classes

Basic computer classes for adults conclude in Union County this week with a class on Basic MSWord. Classes will resume in Union County in January.

Classes will start in Baker County at Emily Taber Public Library on October 28 and continue through November 18. You can register for basic skills classes at the library or online.

New this time are classes using Learning Express. Learning Express is a computer program to assist you in preparation for tests or refreshing job search skills. We're focusing on adults who would like assistance in brushing up on your job search skills--basic math, reading and writing. We'll help you get started.

We continue to offer assistance with e-government questions. If you have to fill out government forms online--such as DCF, unemployment or other government benefits, we'll help you get started.

Computer, Learning Express,and e-government assistance will be available at Bradford Co. Public Library in December.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Great Websites for Kids

The Association for Library Service to Children has made available their list of Great Websites for Kids.

In the midst of so many webpages, it is smart to be a good information consumer. These websites for children were evaluated by librarians using the following criteria:
~ Authorship/Sponsorship: Who Put up the Site?
~ Purpose: Every Site Has a Reason for Being There.
~ Design and Stability: A Great Site Has Personality and Strength of Character.
~ Content: A Great Site Shares Meaningful and Useful Content that Educates, Informs, or Entertains.

The full list of criteria is available here. These are good suggestions for evaluating any web site, whether for children or adults.

The web sites included are for children up to 14 years of age. The include topics such as dinosaurs, science experiments, computers, history sports and cultures of the world. Also included is a section for parents, caregivers, and teachers.

I've also added this to the library's section of finding information online.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Computer Classes for Adults

Basic computer classes for adults resume in October at Union Co. Public Library.

Classes for Emily Taber Library are planned for November and Bradford County for December. Check back for these schedules.

Check the schedule for October.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Florida Memory Project

Once again, the State Library and Archives of Florida have added a photographic exhibit to their webpage.

This photo collection, Roadside Attractions in Florida: Tourism and Spectacle before Disney is a treasure of photos from 'old' Florida tourism, as important to our state then as it is now. Included are photos of water attractions, animal attractions, and gardens, inlcuding Cypress Gardens, recently closed.

This exhibit joins many others from the State Library and Archives that are available to view online.

Florida Memory Project