Free Beginner’s Computer Courses at the Library!
The Mercer Area Library will be providing two sets of free basic computer classes for the public. Intro to Computers will be taught on May 8th and May 15th at both 10 A.M. and 5 P.M. Basic Microsoft Word will be held on May 22nd and May 29th at both 10 A.M. and 5 P.M. Classes will run approximately an hour. Intro to Computers will cover basic computer concepts such as turning them off and on, how to use a mouse, keyboards, and navigating the desktop. Please signup for this class only if you have very limited (or no) computer skills. Basic Microsoft Word will focus on typing documents, saving them, changing fonts, colors and adding images to documents.
Space is very limited at the library since these classes will involve hands-on teaching. We strongly encourage you to bring your own laptop, as we only have space for six non-laptop students. All interested people must register due to limited time and space.
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT PRESENTS: PADDINGTON
Paddington tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear who travels to the city in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined -until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around his neck that says "Please look after this bear. Thank you," and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rare talking bear catches the eye of a museum taxidermist. The film features an entirely computer-generated bear who interacts with a cast of esteemed actors.
Join us on Friday, May 22 at 6:00 P.M. for this family-friendly movie, free popcorn, and lots of fun!
You can view the trailer here.
Want to stay in the know about summer reading 2015?
Check out our Superhero Summer page so you stay up to date on the latest happenings on summer reading at the Mercer Area Library. Find out more about cool events, learn what you can do to support, and get excited about the caped crusading and radical reading we’ll be doing all summer long!
***You can now join our Friends group online Just go to the "Friends of the Library" tab on the navigation bar, select "Become a Member," and fill out the online form. To learn more about the Friends group and the many ways they help and support the library, click the "Friends of the Library" tab on the navigation bar.
Get ebooks for free! Those of you with iPods, smartphones, Kindles, Nooks, or other digital devices now have the opportunity to borrow digital content from the library for free! With your library card you have access to ebooks, audiobooks, and music with the click of a button. Check out our digital library using the Overdrive button on the right-hand side of this page. Remember, we are always here to help you to use the library's resources. If you would like one-on-one personal assistance in using our digital materials, feel free to come into the library with your ereader and we will gladly answer your questions.