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Free Computer Classes @ Your EPL

Administrator : April 19, 2013 8:44 am : Elkhart Public Library

Did you know that we offer free computer classes? All you need is a Resident Elkhart Public Library card or Reciprocal Borrower account. Registration is now open for May classes. You can sign up by contacting the Main Library Public Computer Center at
574-294-2847 or select a class on our Calendar and click  sign up now on the event detail screen.

MAY COMPUTER CLASSES

Computer tutor

Microsoft Word 2007

Making an attractive word processing document can be as simple as knowing a few basic functions. This class covers opening and closing Word, opening files, setting margins, line spacing, line justification, editing and changing text, changing the font size and style, bold, italics and underlining, saving documents, printing and using the Help feature.  Registration is required. Class size is limited to 8. You must know how to use a mouse for this class.

 

Photo Editing with Paint.net

How would you like to add pizzazz to your photos? We can teach you some basic editing techniques to make your pictures pop. Learn to brighten up those dark images, improve contrast, crop, resize, add text, get rid of “red eye,” format, save, organize and more.  Paint.net is a free downloadable photo editing program. If you want to check it out before the class you can download it from this link:  Download Paint.net. Registration is required. Class size is limited to 8. You must know how to use a mouse for this class.

 

Tutor Computer One-on-One

What do you want to know? Are you curious about right and left clicking, saving files, attaching documents or pictures to email – how to use a mouse?  Do you want guidance in choosing or using eReaders? How about using library databases or finding information on the Internet? Start your list of questions now. You will be scheduled for 30 minutes of individual instruction. Registration is required. Class size is limited to 4.

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1-2-3 Text: From Our Catalog to Your Phone

Administrator : April 18, 2013 2:04 pm : Elkhart Public Library

 

Did you know that you can text a title directly from our online catalog to your
mobile phone? It’s as easy as 1-2-3:

 

1. On any title screen, select the blue “Where is it?” box.

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2. Click the phone icon under the location of your choice.

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3. Enter your mobile phone number and the name of your carrier.

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VOILA! You have just sent a text message listing title, location and call number.

 

 

 

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GONE WITH THE WIND Friday at the Main Library

Administrator : April 10, 2013 1:27 pm : Elkhart Public Library

You are invited to the Main Library on Friday, April 12, for a FREE showing of the epic classic GONE WITH THE WIND. The movie will run from 1:00 to 5:30, with an intermission. This is the second film in our One Book, One Michiana Civil War-Era Movie Series.

 GWTW posterGWTW Trivia:

  • Gone With the Wind will be 74 years old in December.
  • It was the first color film to win the Best Picture Oscar.
  • When Gary Cooper turned down the role of Rhett Butler, he was passionately against it. He is quoted saying both, “Gone with the Wind is going to be the biggest flop in Hollywood history,” and, “I’m just glad it’ll be Clark Gable who’s falling on his face and not Gary Cooper.”
  • The horse that Thomas Mitchell (Gerald O’Hara) rode was later Silver of The Lone Ranger fame.

Source: IMDb.com

While you’re waiting, enjoy the trailer:

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National Library Week: Prizes and Appreciation

Administrator : April 10, 2013 10:12 am : Elkhart Public Library

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~Tina Meerzo, Head of Circulation, Main Library

Come celebrate National Library Week with us at Elkhart Public Library April 15-19.  Every time you visit the Library this week, enter a drawing to win one of the prizes to be given away daily.  During this week, we encourage you to think about all the things available at your library.

The first National Library Week was observed in 1958 with the theme Wake Up and Read. This year’s theme is Communities Matter @ Your Library.

NLW1959Why do your come to the Library?  To check out the latest book in your favorite series or the newest best seller by your favorite author?  To catch up on television episodes you might have missed or discover a show you have never seen?  Maybe you want to use a computer or just find a quiet place to study.

Whatever your reasons for visiting the Library, the friendly staff at EPL is waiting to help you find what you are looking for.  We can help you with research for science fair or another school project.  Discover your family history in our genealogy section.  Not sure which book to read next?  We can help you find the perfect selection.  Vacation season is coming soon – those long car trips are so much more enjoyable with audiobooks to listen to as you head down the road.

Taking DVDs home is a great option, but did you know the Library also shows movies?  That’s right!  Come watch a newly released movie and have delicious popcorn on us.nlwarticle2013-350 Check out our Events Calendar for show times and other enjoyable activities for all ages at all Elkhart Public Library locations.

So, whether you are seeking knowledge, entertainment, peace and quiet or just a friendly face, join us at the Library.  It’s a wonderful place to be.  We’d love to hear why you enjoy visiting the Library.

National Library Week is sponsored by the American Library Association.

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How to Love Wine

Administrator : April 5, 2013 2:10 pm : Elkhart Public Library

Wine can be mysterious.   To remove the perplexity of wine and start enjoying it, open the pages of the volumes listed below.   The books will not entirely eliminate the mystery of wine, but may convert any reader into a wine enthusiast or even an oenophile.   After all, “Wine maketh glad the hearts of man.” -Psalms 104: 15.

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDES

GRAPES & WINES: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO VARIETIES AND FLAVOURS by Oz Clarke.  Sterling Epicure, 2010.  641.22 C599g

ULTIMATE WINE COMPANION: THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING WINE. Sterling, c2010.  641.22 U47

WINDOWS ON THE WORLD COMPLETE WINE COURSE by Kevin Zraly.  Sterling, c2009.  641.22 Z91w

ENJOYING WINE

THE ART OF DECANTING: BRINGING WINE TO LIFE by Sandra Jordan.   Chronicle Books,  2006.  641.22 J82

DRINK THIS: WINE MADE SIMPLE by Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl.  Ballantine Books, c2009.  641.22 G887

HOW TO TASTE: A GUIDE TO ENJOYING WINE by Jancis Robinson.  Completely rev.  & updated.  Simon & Schuster, 2008.  641.22 R662

KNACK WINE BASICS: A COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING, SELECTING & ENJOYING WINE by Alan Boehmer.  Knack, c2009.  641.22 B671

OZ CLARKE’S LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT WINE  by Oz Clarke.  Sterling Epicure, 2009.  641.22 C599L

MAKING SENSE OF WINE TASTING: YOUR ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO ENJOYING WINE by Alan Young.   5th ed.  Wine Appreciation Guild, c2010.  641.22 Y68

FOOD AND WINE

HE SAID BEER, SHE SAID WINE by Marnie Old. DK Pub., 2008. 641.22 O437

100 PERFECT PAIRINGS: MAIN DISHES TO ENOY WITH WINES YOU LOVE by Jill Silverman Hough.  John Wiley & Sons, c2011.  641.5 H838

WINE BITES: SIMPLE MORSELS THAT PAIR PERFECTLY WITH WINE by Barbara Scott-Goodman.  Chronicle Books, c2011.  641.812 S431

WINE MAKING

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO MAKING YOUR OWN WINE AT HOME: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW EXPLAINED SIMPLY by John N.  Peragine.  Atlantic Pub.  Group, c2010.  641.872 P426

THE GRAPES OF WINE: THE FINE ART OF GROWING GRAPES AND MAKING WINE by Baudouin Neirynck.  Square One Publishers, c2009.  Oversize 641.22 N415

THE HOMEBUILT WINERY: 43 PROJECTS FOR BUILDING AND USING WINEMAKING EQUIPMENT by Steve Hughes.   Storey Pub., c2012.  641.872 H894

MAKING WINE WITH FRUITS, ROOTS & FLOWERS: RECIPES FOR DISTINCTIVE & DELICIOUS WILD WINES by Margaret Crowther.   Betterway Home; F+W Media, 2012.  641.872 C953

THE MINI FARMING GUIDE TO FERMENTING: SELF-SUFFICIENCY FROM BEER AND CHEESE TO WINE AND VINEGAR by Brett L.  Markham.   Skyhorse Pub., c2012.  664.024 M345

TECHNIQUES IN HOME WINEMAKING: THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO MAKING CHÂTEAU-STYLE WINES by Daniel Pambianchi.   Newly-revised  and expanded ed.   Véhicule Press, c2008.  641.872 P185

THE VINTNER’S APPRENTICE: THE INSIDER’S GUIDE TO THE ART AND CRAFT OF WINE MAKING, TAUGHT BY THE MASTERS by Eric Miller.   Quarry Books, c2011.  663.2 M647

WINES TO TASTE

500 RED WINES: THE ONLY RED WINE COMPENDIUM YOU’LL EVER NEED by Christine Sellers Pub., c2009.  641.2223 A935

500 WHITE WINES: THE ONLY WHITE WINE COMPENDIUM YOU’LL EVER NEED by Natasha Hughes.  Sellers Pub., c2009.  641.2222 H894

1001 WINES YOU MUST TASTE BEFORE YOU DIE.   Universe, 2008.  641.22 O58

TINY BUBBLES: FIZZY COCKTAILS FOR EVERY OCCASION, USING CHAMPAGNE, PROSECCO, AND OTHER SPARKLING WINES by Kate Simon.   Chronicle Books, c2008.  641.874 S595

UNQUENCHABLE: A TIPSY QUEST FOR THE WORLD’S BEST BARGAIN WINES by Natalie MacLean.   Penguin Group, c2011.  641.22 M163u

WRITING ABOUT WINE

THE GEOGRAPHY OF WINE: HOW LANDSCAPES, CULTURES, TERROIR, AND THE WEATHER MAKE A GOOD DROP by Brian J.  Sommers.    Penguin Group, c2008.  641.22 S697

HOW TO LOVE WINE: A MEMOIR AND MANIFESTO by Eric Asimov.   William Morrow, c2012.  641.22 A832

LIQUID MEMORY: WHY WINE MATTERS by Jonathan Nossiter.   Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009.  641.22 N897

READING BETWEEN THE WINES by Terry Theise.   University of California Press, c2010.  641.22 T377

Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody I do not know.” –John Keats

EPL Featured Link: Wine book list

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