CLEANING & ORGANIZING HACKS
Presented by Julie Brockmeier
You have all this stuff… now what? Learn how to keep your home and life in great shape without breaking a sweat! Discover hacks to tackle important home maintenance tasks, simple cleaning tricks, organizational helps, and inexpensive ways to shape up your home and simplify your life.
Hacks for Office & Life: Wednesday, May 6 from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Community Room
Hacks for Home Maintenance: Tuesday, June 2 from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Community Room
Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center Mobile Donation Site
Drop by the Library and visit the Bloodmobile to save a life by donating blood.
Book a time to donate.
Wednesday, May 13 from 3:00 – 6:00 pm in the Parking Lot
Digital SLR Photography
Instructed by Meaghan Weedon
This workshop will teach students how to move away from “pre-set” functions and begin to use the manual settings on their digital SLR camera. This includes an intro to the camera’s basic functions, understanding exposure adjustments using aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, reading histograms, and adjusting white balance. Handouts and the opportunity to practice learned skills will be provided. Students should bring their own digital SLR camera for practice.
Saturday, May 16 from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm in the Community Room
American Red Cross Blood Donation Site
Drop by the Library to save a life by donating blood to the American Red Cross.
Book a time to donate.
Thursday, August 13 from 2:00 – 6:00 pm in the Youth Programming Room
AARP Driver Safety
Instructed by Nadine Verderber
This two part workshop will include a DVD session, a workbook session, and a lecture session. By taking a driver safety course you’ll learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. You’ll learn how you can manage and accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time. Participants will be given a certificate entitling them to a 3 year discount on their preferred car insurance after completion.
Participation is limited to 15. Participant fee: $15 AARP member /or $20 non-AARP member and should be paid to the instructor at the beginning of Friday’s workshop.
Friday, August 21 and Saturday, August 22 from 12:30 – 4:30 pm in the Community Room
Demystify Selling Your Home
Instructed by Jen Teske CRS GRI RE/MAX Alliance
Take the mystery out of selling your home. Understand the differences between using an agent vs. For Sale By Owner. Learn about your home’s unique challenges, evaluating property value, ways to sell your home quickly, and assessing current market conditions. Find out how to negotiate price when an offer has been made on your home. Discover what to expect when your home is under contract, how to navigate inspections, and important closing information for a successful sale.
Thursday,September 10 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm
G.E.D. Testing Prep. & Practice
Instructed by Jada Hogg, M.Ed., Higher Education Consortium Counselor
If you’re considering the G.E.D.(General Education Development), you should also consider letting a skilled instructor from Higher Education Consortium help you prepare for the exam. Whether you’ve been out of school for a while or you just want to brush up on your reading, writing, or math skills to feel confident about taking the exam, register today. We are offering two different workshops: an informative one, and a hands-on approach using the Library’s free Gale Testing & Education database to take a practice test.
Part 1: Informative Workshop: Wednesday, September 16 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Part 2: Hands-On Practice Test: Thursday, September 17 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm