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Aug-Sept Tech Classes and Workshops

Tomorrow we have our first free technology workshop for the Digital Literacy Grant County project. There’s still room, so stop by in the morning:
Job Seekers’ Intro to the New Mexico State Jobs Website
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Covers the resume builder, cover letter tool, and other resources available on jobs.state.nm.us.
Wednesday, August 13, 9:30 – 11:00am at the Silver City Public Library
Limit 14 students.

There are more free classes coming up this month, all at the library:

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Presented by NM Small Business Development Center with Abe Villarreal
Tuesday, August 26, 10:00am – 12:00pm
To register, call the NM Small Business Development Center at 538-6320. Limit 14 students.

Basic Computer Skills Series – August 27-September 19
Presented by WNMU Adult Education Services
Covers computer hardware basics, computer operation basics, internet and emailing, and Microsoft Office basics.
Wednesday, August 27 2:00-4:00pm
Friday, August 29 2:00-4:00pm
Wednesday, September 3 2:00-4:00pmWNMU-AES
Friday, September 5 2:00-4:00pm
Wednesday, September 10 2:00-4:00pm
Friday, September 12 2:00-4:00pm
Wednesday, September 17 2:00-4:00pm
Friday, September 19 2:00-4:00pm
Register at the first class session on August 27, or call Adult Education Services at 574-5101 to register beforehand. Limit 14 students.

The basic computer skills series will repeat throughout the fall, so there are more opportunities to take the classes!  If you have any questions, contact Lillian Galloway at the library at 575-538-3672 or ref@silvercitymail.com.

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Our Community’s Summer Reads

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The adult summer reading program was a lot of fun. Sixty-two people registered, and forty-seven book ratings/reviews were submitted! Anyone who gave correct answers to each of the five weekly puzzles was entered for a puzzle prize drawing. Each winner received a $10 Main Street gift certificate. We also held two drawings at the end of the program: one for everyone who submitted one or more book reviews, and one for those who submitted reading tic-tac-toe cards. Each winner received a book, a journal/notebook, and a pack of science playing cards (featuring constellations and geological specimens). Thank you to everyone who participated!

If you would like to review more of your reads throughout the year, you can add reviews to our online catalog!  Log in using your library card number and your phone number or password.  Search for the book that you read, click on the title to open the detailed view, and click on “Review this title!”

Here are the books that participants read for their tic-tac-toe cards (an asterisk indicates that the title was also rated or reviewed):

Nonfiction science books:
The Story of the Human Body by Daniel Lieberman
The Map the Changed the World by Simon Winchester

Books from the “New Books” shelf:
Confessions of a Wild Child by Jackie Collins*
Kinder than Solitude by Yi Yun Li
A Family Affair by Fern Michaels *grainbrain
Otherwise Engaged by Amanda Quick*
My Name is Resolute by Nancy E. Turner

Science fiction or fantasy books:
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood*
The Rathbones by Janice Clark

Books with great covers:
Grain Brain by David Perlmutter
Ghostwalk by Rebecca Stott*

Children’s or young adult books:ghostwalk
Corduroy by Don Freeman
R is for Rachel by Patricia Reilly Giff
The Sneetches and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss
Jubal’s Wish by Audrey Wood

Magazines:
The Book Refuge” by Janet Malcolm, The New Yorker, June 23, 2014

Others read for tic-tac-toe:
Heaven Is for Real by Todd Burpo* (2)
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway*
The Painted Veil by Somerset Maugham
I Always Loved You by Robin Oliveira*
The Collector by Nora Roberts*
The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman

 

Books rated or reviewed:
Everything I Do You Blame on Me! by Allyson Aborn
Why Should I? It’s Not My Birthday by Allyson Aborn
Aesop’s Fables Set in Verse by H. Jerome Alter
Gestational Diabetes: What to Expect by the American Diabetes Association
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Forever by Judy Blume
The Cat Who Went Bananas by Lilian Jackson Braun
Heaven Is for Real by Todd Burpo (2)confessionsofawildchild
Heaven Changes Everything by Todd and Sonja Burpo
A Christmas Memory, One Christmas, and the Thanksgiving Visitor by Truman Capote
Deception Cove by Jayne Castle
Confessions of a Wild Child by Jackie Collins
Turn Left at Orion by Guy Consolmagno
Angels Among Us by Jack Cornfield
This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
Reason to Breathe by Rebecca Donovan
Isle of Lies by Donna Fletcher
Peace by Shelley Shepard Gray
A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
Veil of Night by Linda Howardabriefhistoryoftime
Operation Paperclip by Annie Jacobsen
The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War by Stephen Kinzer
River Road by Jayne Ann Krentz
A Love Shared by Chrissie Loveday
Ties that Bind by Chrissie Loveday
The Last Resort by Alison Lurie
A Family Affair by Fern Michaels
Cop by Michael L. Middleton
Countess Conspiracy by Courtney Milan
The Duchess War by Courtney Milan
Governess Affair by Courtney Milan
The Heiress Effect by Courtney Milan
The Wives of Los Alamos by TaraShea Nesbit
I Always Loved You by Robin Oliveira
Otherwise Engaged by Amanda Quick
Being Perfect by Anna Quindlen
A Short Guide to a Happy Life by Anna Quindlen
The Collector by Nora Roberts
High Noon by Nora Roberts
The Search by Nora Roberts
Still Missing by Chevy Stevens
Ghostwalk by Rebecca Stott
A Wedding to Die For by Leann Sweeney

New Resources

We have received two “Working Tress” info sheets from the USDA National Agroforestry Center on the following topics: “Where can edible non-timber forest products be sold?” and “Can windbreaks do more than slow the wind?”  You can stop by the library information desk to view them, or check them out on their website.

We have also received a copy of the Alzheimer’s Association – New Mexico Chapter publication AlzAdvocate.  This is also available at the library information desk.  Previous issues can be found online at the New Mexico Chapter website.

Many informational publications of local interest can be found in the Community Information box at the library information desk.  We can also direct you to online resources, many of which are bookmarked on the library Delicious account.  You may also want to investigate the Resources pages on this blog.

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Minecrafters Gathering

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End-of-Summer Events and Break

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The Silver City Public Library 2014 Summer Reading Program has come to an end, and the library would like to thank all the presenters, partners, and volunteers who helped make it possible. There are just a few more end-of-summer events coming up. The library will be hosting four CLAYplay Youth Workshops for 3rd-6th graders, in collaboration with the Silver City Clay Festival, Gila Valley Library, and Bayard Public Library. The Silver City workshops will be held from 10:00am to 11:30am Tuesday through Friday, July 29 through August 1. For a full schedule of workshops and to register, contact the Silver City Public Library at 575-538-3672. There is a limit of 15 students per workshop.

MinecraftLogoOn Tuesday, August 5 the library will host a Minecrafters Gathering from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.   Youth ages 10 and up are invited to join us for a scavenger hunt, Minecraft videos, craft, and some player vs. player action.

There will be no Lego Mindstorms Club, Chess Club, storytime, or Lego Club during the month of August. This break will give the Silver City Public Library programming team time to plan and schedule all the activities for the fall.

Change of Silver City Public Library Hours

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Beginning on Monday, August 4, the Silver City Public Library will be open during the following hours:

Monday         12:00pm – 6:00pm

Tuesday         9:00am – 6:00pm

Wednesday   9:00am – 6:00pm

Thursday       12:00pm – 7:00pm

Friday            9:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday       9:00am – 1:00pm

For more information about library hours and services, contact director Eileen Sullivan at 538-3672.

Silver City Public Library Announces Partnership for Digital Literacy

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This July the Silver City Public Library is formally launching a broad partnership to offer technology training in Grant County. The Silver City library is working with the Bayard Public Library, WNMU Adult Education Services, the New Mexico Small Business Development Center, New Mexico Workforce Solutions, Literacy Link – Leamos, and the Silver City Arts and Cultural District to offer free classes, workshops, and open lab sessions focused on computers, internet, and other technology tools. The project, Digital Literacy Training: 21st Century Skills for a Sustainable Grant County, will promote the development of the technology skills that are essential for economic growth, and will increase the capacity of citizens to fully engage in the community, access needed services, and participate in educational opportunities. It is made possible by the support of a Freeport-McMoran Community Investment Fund grant of $15,000, awarded to the library in March. “The grant has allowed us to obtain the necessary equipment—laptops, FreeportMcMoranperipherals, storage cart, projector, and projection screen—to host classes with a mobile computer lab,” explained Lillian Galloway, project coordinator. Eva Artschwager, representing the New Mexico Broadband Program of the New Mexico Department of Information Technology, is also offering her time and expertise to ensure the success of the Digital Literacy Grant County project.

The first training to be offered will be a four-week series led by WNMU Adult Education Services, beginning July 30. The series will cover computer hardware basics, computer operation basics, internet and emailing, and Microsoft Office basics. Classes will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays at the Silver City Public Library, and the series will be offered repeatedly throughout the fall as listed below. In addition, New Mexico Workforce Solutions will be offering a hands-on workshop introducing the resume builder, cover letter tool, and other resources available on jobs.state.nm.us. This workshop will be held at the library on August 13 from 9:30am to 11:00am.

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July 30 – August 22
Wednesday and Friday, 2:00-4:00pm
Register at the first class session on July 30, or call Adult Education Services at 574-5101 to register beforehand. Limit 14 students.

 

August 27 – September 19
Wednesday and Friday, 2:00-4:00pm
Register at the first class session on August 27, or call Adult Education Services at 574-5101 to register beforehand. Limit 14 students.

 

September 24 – October 17
Wednesday and Friday, 2:00-4:00pm
Register at the first class session on September 24, or call Adult Education Services at 574-5101 to register beforehand. Limit 14 students.

 

October 22 – November 14
Wednesday and Friday, 2:00-4:00pm
Register at the first class session on October 22, or call Adult Education Services at 574-5101 to register beforehand. Limit 14 students.

 

November 19 – December 19 (Holiday November 24-28)
Wednesday and Friday, 2:00-4:00pm
Register at the first class session on November 19, or call Adult Education Services at 574-5101 to register beforehand. Limit 14 students.

 

Job Seekers’ Intro to the New Mexico State Jobs Website – NM Workforce SolutionsNMDWSlogoWeb
Wednesday, August 13, 9:30am to 11:00am.
To register, call Workforce Solutions at 538-3737. Limit 14 students.

 

In addition to free classes and workshops, the library and its partners will offer open lab sessions for participants to ask a wide variety of technology questions.   Future plans include “train-the-trainer” sessions for community members who would like to become technology trainers. “The digital literacy project is an important way that the library and its partners can contribute to economic development, education, and community engagement in Grant County,” said library director Eileen Sullivan. “Through this project, more of our citizens will develop the skills to fully participate in the civic and economic life of our community.” For more information about the project, contact Lillian Galloway at the Silver City Public Library, 575-538-3672 or ref@silvercitymail.com.

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