September 2016 Events at SSF Main Library

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Main Adult
Premiere Programs

Saturday September 3rd at 2:00 p.m.
Grown-up Game Day
Tabletop games will be provided, and we also welcome you to bring your own. Light refreshments will be served.
Tuesday, September 6th at 1:00 p.m.
Medicare Parts A, B, and C presented by HICAP of San Mateo County
Tuesday, September 13th at 1:00 p.m.
Medicare Part D, Supplements, and Financial Assistance for Medicare
As individual health changes from year to year, so do the benefits and costs of health plans. Beneficiaries satisfied with their current plan would be wise to take this time to check if the costs or coverage are changing. It’s especially important to review Medicare choices each fall, when ALL beneficiaries can see what new benefits are offered. This is that one time of the year when beneficiaries may switch or make changes with their coverage without incurring penalties.

In this series, HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) of San Mateo County state-registered counselor Diane Caradeuc will explain the importance of the period and how HICAP can help beneficiaries save.

Tuesday, September 6th at 1:00 p.m.
Medicare Parts A, B, and C presented by HICAP of San Mateo County
Tuesday, September 13th at 1:00 p.m.
Medicare Part D, Supplements, and Financial Assistance for Medicare
Thursday, October 13th at 6:00 p.m.
Medicare Open Enrollment
Thursday, November 3rd at 6:00 p.m.
Medicare Open Enrollment

HICAP is a project of Self-Help for the Elderly.
Connect with Self-Help for the Elderly:
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Tuesday, September 6th at 5:30 p.m.
Speaker Series: Dana Lombardy – Ending WWI and Winning WWII
Since 1972, Dana Lombardy, owner of Lombardy Studios, has worked as a researcher, consultant, cartographer, designer, editor, speaker and writer on hundreds of history projects. Dana’s presentation will reveal some of the unfamiliar stories about the two world wars.
Saturday, September 10th at 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 28th at 1:00 p.m.
Wearable Technology Workshop
Funded by a Pacific Library Partnership Innovation Grant, the library has acquired a variety of wearable technology products and smart health devices to promote healthy living. Products available for checkout include pedometers, heart rate monitors, blood pressure monitors, posture monitors, and smart scales. In this series of workshops we will demonstrate all of these wearable technology products and their many features.

Sunday, September 11th at 2:30 p.m. – 15th Anniversary of 9/11
Author Talk: Sarah Hays Coomer, Bringing Our Bodies to Life: A Celebration of Lightness in the Face of Terror

As a country and community we have been facing trying and emotional times; we need collective wellness and healing. Which is why we are so pleased to host author Sarah Hays Coomer for a special 9/11 appearance. Coomer’s book, Lightness of Body and Mind, is a “radical” approach to wellness, embracing the idea of “Strength Outside In,” which is a movement toward authentic wellbeing. This is sure to be a very special event, full of community, humor, healing, and coming together.

Sarah Hays Coomer, author of Lightness of Body and Mind: A Radical Approach to Weight and Wellness, is a self-proclaimed “diet abolitionist.” She is a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Strength and Conditioning Association; a member of the American College of Sports Medicine; and a certified Nutrition and Wellness Consultant and Pre/Postnatal Fitness Specialist with the American Fitness Professionals Association. She is a contributor to the Nashville Scene and writes a column for The East Nashvillian called “Simple Pleasures.” She kind of likes to exercise, kind of not.

Sarah’s book will be available for purchase, all proceeds from this event will be donated to Tuesday’s Children in honor of all those who have suffered at the hands of terrorism and gun violence.

Wednesday, September 14th at 1:00 p.m.
Resume Workshop presented by Upwardly Global
Whether you’re just getting started or need some help with the finishing touches, this workshop can help you get your resume ready to apply for your dream job. Upwardly Global specializes in helping work-authorized, skilled immigrants find professional careers in the United States, and they want to help you take your resume to the next level. Come learn about Upwardly Global’s services or just get advice on writing a great resume!

 

Thursday, September 15th at 6:00 p.m.
South San Francisco History Room and Archive presentation
It is the South San Francisco’s centennial celebration of providing library services to to it’s community. 100 years ago the Grand Avenue Library was constructed. The funding of the library was made possible by the efforts of local school teacher, Miss Rue Randall Clifford, affectionately known as “Cliffie,” who rode horseback collecting the necessary signatures needed to obtain the $10,000 Andrew Carnegie grant. As part of our centennial celebration we will be hosting a slide show style presentation of some of the best finds of the SSF Library History Room. As we prepare to reopen our Grand Ave. Library location (Saturday, October 15th), we have been busy scanning and organizing our historical archives, and want to share our finds with you.

Sunday, September 18th at 2:30 p.m.
Walgreens: Diabetes Workshop
If you’re at risk for diabetes, healthy lifestyle choices can delay or prevent a diagnosis. If you have diabetes, there are many management strategies that can help you live a long, healthy life and minimize your chance of developing complications. A local Walgreens registered pharmacist representative will provide tips and advice on the topic of diabetes prevention and management.

 

Monday, September 19th at 7:00 p.m.
Film Screening: Sign of the Times
Please join the Historical Society, the South San Francisco Public Library and the South San Francisco Parks and Recreation Department for a screening of “Sign of the Times,” an award-winning documentary centering around our own Sign Hill. The hour-long film chronicles the transformation of South San Francisco from company town to industrial giant through post World War II developments. The “Sign of the Times” title stems from the emblematic sign that rises over the city: “South San Francisco: The Industrial City.”

 

Tuesday, September 20th at 6:00 p.m.
Book Club: “The Burgess Boys” by Elizabeth Stout
South San Francisco Public Library Book Club meets on the third Tuesday of each month. July’s selection is The Heart Has Its Reasons by María Dueñas. Declared “a writer to watch” (“Publishers Weekly,” starred review), “New York Times “bestselling author Maria Duenas pours heart and soul into this story of a woman who discovers the power of second chances.

Wednesday, September 21st at 1:00 p.m.
Discover Zinio for Libraries
Learn how to access today’s popular digital magazines anytime, anywhere. Zinio provides access to current and back titles of full-color digital magazines on your desktop, tablet or mobile device. We will introduce the features of the application, show you how to access the database on the various devices and how to search magazines, subscribe to magazines and navigate the application.

Connect to the SSF Zinio Collection today!
bit.ly/SSFMagazines
Thursday, September 22nd at 6:00 p.m.
Relax into Fall – DIY Series
Bath Fizzies
Learn how to make your own bath, body, and relaxation products in our Relax into Fall Do-It-Yourself series. We will discuss the benefits of making your own bath products, and you will get basic recipes that can be endlessly customized to your own tastes. We will go through the making process step by step, and you will have your own item to take home at the end of the program.

Supplies are limited. Registration required.

To register for a session, see a staff member at the Service Desk, or call (650)829-3860.

Bath Fizzies: Thursday, September 22nd at 6:00 p.m.
Candles: Thursday, September 29th at 6:00 p.m.
Sugar Scrubs: Thursday, October 6th at 6:00 p.m.
Melt and Pour Soaps: Thursday, October 20th at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 24th at 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., West Orange Memorial Park
Monday, October 24th 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., City Hall
Voter Registration Drive

It’s still an election year – and Election Day is nearing! The upcoming election is on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. If you need to register, or re-register – because you’ve moved since you last voted or wish to change your political affiliation, – SSF Library staff will be out to help you get ready by the October 24th voter registration deadline. We want to make it as easy for you as possible, so stop by and let us help take care of the details! Vote – this is your chance to be heard!
Saturday, September 24th at 11:00 a.m.
Basic Skincare and Makeup Techniques presented by Kristen Caldaro and Lauren Beene
Learn basic makeup and skincare techniques presented by Kristen Caldaro and Lauren Beene, both licensed estheticians and freelance makeup artists. They will talk about the importance of skincare, and simple makeup how-to’s, followed by a q&a.

A series of makeup programs continues through August and September, with a raffle of makeup brushes and other prizes as a finale! The more makeup programs you attend, the better your chance at winning the raffle.

 

Skincare Ingredients presented by Kathy Lisam
Saturday, September 24th, 2016 at 2:00 pm
In this second skincare session by expert beauty consultant, Kathy Lisam, we will move into cosmetics, including a demonstration of a simple and gorgeous 5-minute-face makeup routine customized for every skin tone, a routine dedicated to getting you looking your best, without worrying about harmful ingredients.
Kathy Lisam is a lifestyle blogger and consultant for Beauty Counter. She educates about the beauty industry and guidelines for purchasing products for the whole family.
A series of makeup programs continues through August and September, with a raffle of makeup brushes and other prizes as a finale! The more makeup programs you attend, the better your chance at winning the raffle.
Connect with Kathy Lisam
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Sunday, September 25th at 2:30 p.m.
College Funding Preparation presented by Michael Kayhan

The average four-year cost for an in-state university is about $95,000 and $180,000 for a private college. With high and ever-increasing college costs and average graduation rates of more than five years per child, parents – irrespective of their income – desperately need strategies and solutions to help them save ON and not just FOR the cost of college!
In this workshop, designed for parents of college-bound children, we will discuss some strategies for reducing the out of pocket (Expected Family Contribution) cost of college.
The presentation will cover:
The current college costs
The college funding versus retirement savings dilemma
Fundamentals of college planning and funding (Expected Family Contribution, Financial Aid, Savings Options, FAFSA, etc.)
Some practical strategies to increase financial aid eligibility, asset strategy, income planning strategies, college savings and funding strategies, and loan strategies.
This workshop is presented by Michael Kayhan. He is graduate of Stanford University,
has taught part time at the business school of local universities for more than 17 years, and is a registered investment advisor.

 

Thursday, September 29th at 6:00 p.m.
Relax into Fall – DIY Series Candles
Learn how to make your own bath, body, and relaxation products in our Relax into Fall Do-It-Yourself series. We will discuss the benefits of making your own bath products, and you will get basic recipes that can be endlessly customized to your own tastes. We will go through the making process step by step, and you will have your own item to take home at the end of the program.

Supplies are limited. Registration required.

To register for a session, see a staff member at the Service Desk, or call (650)829-3860.

Candles: Thursday, September 29th at 6:00 p.m.
Sugar Scrubs: Thursday, October 6th at 6:00 p.m.
Melt and Pour Soaps: Thursday, October 20th at 6:00 p.m.

Tech Time

Tech Drop-In
Everyday, except Sunday, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Receive one-on-one help for any tech question you may have during our Tech Drop-In hours. Please bring your device and any passwords that may be needed for setup or adjustments for best results.

Drop-in classes at the Community Learning Center (Bilingüe) 520 Tamarack Lane Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – Noon, and Saturday 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. We will also be holding Tech Drop In Monday evenings, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Antigua Cafe, located at 437 Grand Ave.
LibLab MakerSpace
LibLab celebrates National Sewing Month
Thursday, September 8th at Noon
Getting to Know Your Sewing Machine

Do you ever regret your impulse buy of a fancy new sewing machine or that lovely hand-me-down machine which you’ve guiltily kept hidden away and promised yourself that you would one day learn to use? Good news, now it’s time to acquaint yourself with your machine! As part of our celebration of National Sewing Month the SSF LibLab staff will teach you how to thread the machine, put in the bobbin, and learn how to sew a straight line with your machine, and more.
Textile Tuesdays
Tuesday, September 6th at 1:00 p.m. – Shoe Bags
Tuesday, September 20th at 1:00 p.m. – Open Sew

Textile Tuesday is held twice a month, one Tuesday, we will focus on a specific project or skill. The other Tuesday workshop will be an open sew lab where participants can finish up past Textile Tuesday projects or bring in projects from home to work on. Come in, make new friends, and learn something new or share your knowledge and experience with the group! This month we will create easy drawstring shoe bags, great for travel or work. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own supplies as provisions will be limited. Please contact the front desk for a list of supplies

Shoe Bag Materials:
1 yard of fabric
2 yards of cording
Matching thread
Saturday, September 17th at 11:00 a.m.
Sewing at the Library: Makeup Brush Bag
In connection with National Sewing Month and our continuing Hair and Makeup programs the LibLab sewing team will teach you how to sew a cute custom makeup brush roll. This handy roll will keep your brushes fresh, and is great for travel. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own supplies as provisions will be limited.

Materials
½ a yard of fabric of your choice
½ a yard of oilcloth of your choice
Matching thread
Elastic cording or ribbon 8”
Button

Monday Night Knit & Crochet
Monday, September 26th at 6:00 p.m.

Knitters and crocheters of all levels are welcome to join us at the library for an informal knitting and crocheting circle. Bring your friends to learn about helpful library resources, meet fellow crafters, work on ongoing projects, or learn about the basics of knitting or crocheting. If you are just getting started with knitting or crocheting, the library will have a limited amount of yarn on hand for this program. Please bring your own knitting needles or crochet hooks.

Lunchtime Knitting
Friday, September 2nd at Noon
Friday, September 16th at Noon
Knitters of all levels are welcome to bring their projects and enjoy chatting with the group. Swap tips, share techniques and enjoy tea and biscuits.

Experienced staff will be on hand to help get you started or answer any knitting questions you might have. Please bring a knitting project to work on. For beginners, limited supplies of yarn are on hand, but please provide your own needles, size 7 or 8. If you wish to bring your own yarn we recommend worsted weight, lighter colored yarn.

Main Children

On Going Programs
StoryTimes

Every Monday at 6:00 p.m.
Family StoryTime
Stories, songs, and action rhymes for children of all ages and parents or caregivers, followed by a simple craft.

Every Tuesday 10:15 – 10:45 a.m. and 11:15-11:45 a.m.
Toddler Story Time
Stories, songs, and fun for children aged 18 months-3 years and parents or caregivers.

Every Wednesday 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Bouncing Babies Story Time
Stories, songs, and rhymes for babies from birth to 18 months and parents or caregivers. Playtime to follow the program.

Special Storytime
Wednesday, September 14 at 5:00pm-5:30pm
Bilingual Japanese and Chinese Storytime for all ages

You’ll enjoy hearing old favorites in a new language, classic Japanese and Chinese folktales, and new stories from different cultures. Stories will be told primarily in Mandarin, Cantonese, and Japanese. Jump in at this chance to learn children’s games and songs from other countries. Some will be familiar, some will be quite different, but all of it will be fun! All ages are welcome.

Saturday, September 3rd at 10:30 a.m.
STEAM for Kids 1-5 years old: Science Activity (Science)
Every month we will host a different STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) based hands-on learning experience. This month, we will explore SCIENCE!
We will examine natural items such as, sea shells, rocks, leaves, and sticks under a magnifying glass
Watch and observe tornadoes in a bottle
Explore senses through water play
Make ants on a log with your adult to explore measurement and texture
Learn about animals in desert sand and many more activities!

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Science Club for School Aged Kids
Wednesday, September 7th at 4:00pm
Super Floating Bubbles
It’s the return of SCIENCE CLUB! Join us at the library as we experiment with bubbles and their crazy composition. How do you make a bubble stay in midair? How do you make huge bubbles? Come find out as we will learn about chemical reactions, experiment with different solutions, and make a big mess! POP! in and see what all the fun’s about.

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Thursday, September 22nd at 6:00 p.m.
Book Munchers Book Club: Splat Cat and the Duck with No Quack by Rob Scotton
Stop by the library to register for the book club and to pick up your free copy of the book (whiles supplies last). Read the book throughout the month, then we’ll meet at the end of the month for discussion and activities!

Book Munchers (for kids ages 5-8) will meet on Thursdays (see exact dates below) from September to December at 6:00 PM at the Main Library, 840 West Orange Avenue, SSF. For more information, please call (650) 829-3860.

Thursday, September 22nd at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 20th at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 10th at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 15th at 6:00 p.m.

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Thursday, September 29th at 6:00 p.m.
Page Turners Book Club: Eleven by Patricia Reilly Giff

Stop by the library to register for the book club and pick up your free copy of this month’s book (while supplies last). Read the book throughout the month, then we’ll meet at the end of the month for discussion and activities!

Page Turners (for kids ages 9-12) will meet on Thursday (see exact dates below) from September to December at 6:00 PM at the Main Library, 840 West Orange Avenue, SSF. For more information, please call (650) 829-3860.
Thursday, September 29th at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 27th at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 17th at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 22nd at 6:00 p.m.

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LEGO CLUB
Wednesday, September 21st at 4:00pm
Art & Shapes
This month’s Lego Club theme is Art and Shapes. What does that mean? It means let your artistic side take control and create any and all 3D designs. You can make spirals, cubes (if you’re into cubism), diamonds, or even dodecahedrons. The whole family is invited. We have Duplo bricks for younger children. Free design is always encouraged so make whatever you want!

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TWEEN/ TEEN CRAFT
Tuesday, September 13th at 3:00pm
Insect Sculpture
Are you a budding entomologist? What is entomologist? Well, it a scientific term for an insect scientist. Learn and explore magical structures of insects. Discover the beautiful wing patterns of dragonflies. Through observation and identification, you can create your own 3D paper insects. Make a glow-in-the dark bugs or colorful butterflies. Recommended for ages 8+ ,7 or below with adult.

Premiere Programs
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Saturday, September 17th at 2:00 PM
Taste Buds: Cooking Class for Kids 10 and up
Asian Chicken Lettuce Cups

Do you enjoy learning, cooking and tasting new recipes? If you’re 10 years of age or older, join us and learn how to make Asian Chicken Lettuce Cups from scratch! The class is designed to teach young children very basic cooking skills such as, what are ingredients, how to read a recipe and offer some cooking tips. Every participant will get to sample what we make. You will also go home with the recipe, so you can make it for your family at home! We ask for children to RSVP at the front desk or call (650) 829-3860, so we know how much ingredients to buy, but drop-ins are more than welcome.

Tween/Teen Textile
Tuesday, September 6th at 5:00 pm
Drawstring Bag

Express yoursef Explore your creative side while learning basic textile technique such as sewing, weaving, knitting, braiding, millinery, and dressmaking. Teen Textile Tuesday is held twice a month. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own supplies as provisions will be limited.
TEEN PROGRAMS
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Thursday, September 8th at 3:30 p.m.
TEEN GAMING
Are you a master at gaming? Think you’ve got what it takes to beat the best of the best? Or maybe even the pretty good? Come to the library and compete on multiple systems: N64, Wii, and the formidable classic Nintendo. Tournament or free play is available. What if you have a specific game you want to play? Bring it! And don’t forget: This month’s Challenge the Librarian game is Perfect Dark for N64.

Thursday, September 8th at 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 13th at 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, November at 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, December at 3:30 p.m.

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Thursday, September 22nd at 3:30 p.m.
ANIME / MANGA CLUB
We will watch the most recent episodes as they’re coming out in Japan, discuss manga both new and old, and make buttons. This month we will be reviewing our favorite shows of the summer, like Re:ZERO, Twin Star Exorcists, and Mob Psycho .I know what you’re thinking: How could this club get any better? Well, we will have PIZZA, PIZZA, and guess what? More PIZZA! Embrace your inner otaku and share your fan sketches or writings related to the great world of manga.
Thursday, September 22nd at 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 27th at 3:30 p.m.
CLOSED THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
Thursday, December 22nd at 3:30 p.m.
Grand Programs at the Pop Up Library at CLC

FAMILY FRIENDLY PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES
STORYTIMES
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Miercoles, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.
Leer y aprender: Storytime in Spanish
Stories in Spanish for children age 3-5 and parents or caregivers, followed by a simple craft. Historias en español para niños de 3-5 de edad y padres o cuidadores, despues sigue una actividad de arte.

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Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.
Pop-Up Story Time – City Hall/Grand Ave. Library Lawn
Children of all ages will enjoy stories and educational activities! September will be the last month of Pop-Up Story Time at City Hall, our regular storytime at the Grand Ave. library location will resume in mid October when the library has reopened.

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Saturday September 17th at 2:00 p.m.
Children’s Author Talk: Alma Flor Ada & Isabel Campoy

We welcome families and people of all-ages for a special event with Authors Alma Flor Ada and Isabel Campoy, who will read from a selection of their wonderful and colorful bilingual children’s books. The authors share their work, writing, and illustrations in this interactive, all ages family event. A Q and A will follow, light refreshments will be served, and books will be available for purchase at the event.

Isabel Campoy is the author of numerous children’s books in the areas of poetry, theatre, stories, biographies, and art. As a researcher she has published extensively bringing to the curriculum an awareness of the richness of the Hispanic culture. Her many accolades include ALA Notables, the San Francisco Library Award, the International Latino Children’s Book Award, nine Junior Library Guild selections, and more.

Alma Flor Ada, Professor Emerita at the University of San Francisco, has devoted her life to advocacy for peace by promoting a pedagogy oriented to personal realization and social jus­tice. Flor’s numerous children’s books of poetry, narrative, folklore and non fiction have received prestigious awards; among many: Christopher Medal, Pura Bel­pré Medal, Parents’ Choice Honor, International Latino Book Award, and more. In 2014 the Mexican Government honored her with the prestigious OHTLI Award for her services to the Mexican communities in the United States.

 
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Building Club
Saturday, September 3rd at 2:00 p.m.
Community Learning Center, 520 Tamarack Lane
Explore building and engineering ideas with Legos, Snap Circuits, Golide Blocks, and more. Bring your family and your imagination for an afternoon of creative play to stimulate your minds.

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Crafternoon
Saturday, September 10th at 2:
Community Learning Center, 520 Tamarack Lane
Get creative at Community Learning Center using a variety of craft material! This month we will be using leaves with our crafts to welcome the Fall! All ages welcome.

Adult Programs

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Every Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 10:00a.m. and Saturday 12:30 p.m.
Bilingüe Tech Drop-In
Receive one-on-one help for any tech question you may have during our Tech Drop-In hours. Please bring your device and any passwords that may be needed for setup or adjustments for best results. Drop-in classes at the Community Learning Center (Bilingüe) 520 Tamarack Lane Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in Summer, 10:00 a.m. – Noon, and Saturday 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. *NEW* Tech Drop In Monday evenings, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Antigua Cafe, located at 437 Grand Ave.

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Thursdays 10:30-11:30 a.m.
English Conversation
Non-native English speakers are welcome to join the conversation at Community Learning Center! Practice your English skills and gain confidence.

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Friday, September 2nd at 1:00 p.m.
Friday, September 16th at 1:00 p.m.
Bilingual “How to use Google” Series of Workshops
September: Google Drive (Google’s office suite) Parts 1 and 2

Google Gmail and Google Drive (Google’s version of office, word, excel, and power-point) is an easy to use format, which allows you to have access to your email and important documents at anytime you need them. In these workshops we will get you set up with a Gmail email account, and get you started on how to use the email features. In September we will teach you about Google Drive, which allows users to store files in the cloud, share files, and edit documents, spreadsheets, and work on presentations with collaborators. It allows users to store files in the cloud, share files, and edit documents, spreadsheets, and presentations with collaborators. Google Drive encompasses Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides, an office suite that permits collaborative editing of documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, forms, and more.

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