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Saturday: 9:30am-4:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm-5:00pm

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Programs

Registration is required for all events unless otherwise noted.

Please call us at 203-262-0626 ext. 130 or stop by the Reference Desk.

 

Basic Microsoft Word

Thursday, January 10 from 2-4pm in the Kingsley Room
Microsoft Word has been the most popular word processing program for a very long time now.  It is used at home, by businesses, and in schools.  If you are hoping to become more proficient in Word, this two hour class may be just for you! Topics will include:  discussing the user interface, creating a document, navigating around your document, important editing techniques, some common formatting options, and more.  So join us and become more comfortable with this important program.

Limited to 10 participants.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library

Intermediate Microsoft Word

Friday, January 11 from 2-4pm in the Kingsley Room

This class picks up where the Basic Word class leaves off, so some experience with Microsoft Word is expected.  Topics will include: character formatting, paragraph formatting, page formatting, spell checking and thesaurus, and cut-copy-paste.  With the knowledge from this two hour class, you will really be able to make your text documents stand out!

Limited to 10 participants.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library

Bears and Bird Feeding

Saturday, January 12 from 1-2:30pm in the Kingsley Room
(Snow Date January 19th)
 

Image result for bird imagesJoin Phil Robbins of Wild Birds Unlimited in Brookfield for a look into the lives of one of the largest animals in the state, the black bear. We’ll explore the biology and life history of these secretive animals as well as share some tips and tricks to help reduce the likelihood of bear visits in your own yard. We’ll also discuss feeders and food options that birds often like and bears often don’t. Native plantings around the feeder station will attract both resident and migratory birds to your feeder station without attracting bears. Ken Elkins, Education Program Manager, Audubon Center Bent of the River will join us to briefly discuss about how native plants provide essential insects, fruit, seeds and shelter that birds need year round.

Soldiers of a Foreign War Book Talk

Tuesday,  January 15 from 2-3:30pm in the Kingsley Room
 

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Join us for a talk by Charles McNair, M.D. about his book “Soldiers of a Foreign War: A Novel of Vietnam.” “Soldiers of A Foreign War” follows the lives of two American infantry platoons, a three-man North Vietnamese Army Combat cell, and the staff of a small surgical hospital. The book details the day-to-day life of the men who fought in Vietnam, as well as the medical issues that occurred. The talk will be followed by question and answers as well as a book signing.

Charles McNair, M.D. is a San Diego Native. He enlisted in the Vietnam War in 1968, and was trained as combat field medic and operating technician. McNair was deployed to the 45th Surgical Hospital in Tay Ninh Province, as an OR tech. After the war, McNair went to medical school at UCC San Francisco. McNair had a medical practice in Woodbury, CT from 1981 to 2016 when he retired. Charles is married to Jean Mitchell and has three children and two grandchildren.

Using Overdrive and Hoopla for IPhones and IPads

Tuesday, January 22 from 3-4pm in the Kingsley Room
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Southbury Reference Librarians will teach you how to download the apps, sign up with your library card, borrow items and download items.

You must bring your device and your Southbury library card.

Limited to 10 participants.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library

Using Overdrive and Hoopla for Android Phones and Tablets

Tuesday, January 29 from 3-4pm in the Kingsley Room
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Southbury Reference Librarians will teach you how to download the apps, sign up with your library card, borrow items and download items.

You must bring your device and your Southbury library card.

Limited to 10 participants.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library

Advanced Microsoft Word

Thursday, January 24 from 2-4pm in the Kingsley Room

This class picks up where the prior two classes left off, so some experience with Microsoft Word is expected.  An assortment of Word features that will make your documents much more eye-catching will be presented.  Topics will include: using graphics, bullet lists, multiple columns, headers and footers, printing options, and printing envelopes and labels.  Join us, and continue expanding your knowledge of Word.

Limited to 10 participants.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library