Computer Classes at the Beale Memorial Library, February 2012:
Classes are held in the Gates Computer Lab, second floor.
Computer Basics, Keyboard and Mouse Friday, February 10, 10 am – 12 pm.
Learn to use the mouse and keyboard commands and shortcuts in this introductory class.
[Please Note: the following classes require a basic knowledge of computer keyboard and mouse:]
Beginning Surfing: Basic Internet Saturday, February 11, 4-6 pm.
Internet: Learn the basics of navigating the Internet, search engines, and evaluating Web sites.
MS Word: Templates and Themes Saturday, February 18, 10 am – 12 pm.
This class explores several of the templates that come with Microsoft Word; how to create resumes, calendars, memos, and brochures using the formatting and styles in these templates. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of MS Word.
Finding Funders for Nonprofits Friday, February 24, 10 am – 12 pm.
Learn tips, tricks, and tools on searching for online grant funding sources for nonprofit organizations.
Other Events at the Beale Memorial Library, February 2012:
Tuesdays, 11 am -- Toddler Time! Parents are invited to accompany their 18-month-old through 2-year-old children for music, nursery rhymes, stories and play – Arkelian Children’s Room
Tuesdays, 3:30 pm Teen Gaming: Wii™ Kinect™ @ the Library! Auditorium.
Wednesdays, 11 am – 1 pm: Personal Computer Coach. Sign up at the Reference Desk or call 868-0770 to reserve 30-minute sessions with a volunteer coach for one-on-one computer learning. Open to all ages.
Thursdays, 5 pm: American Citizenship Class. Learn what you need to know in order to pass the U.S. citizenship test and what to expect during the test. Classes meet 6 consecutive Thursdays 5-6:30 pm from Feb. 2 to March 8, 2012. Tejon Room.
Fridays, 10:30 am-- Preschool Storytime – Arkelian Children’s Room
Fridays, 3:30 pm: Teen Gaming Tournament. Auditorium.
Saturdays, 2-4 pm: Math Clinic: Learn math or get assistance with your math homework; Open to learners of all ages. Sign up at the Reference Desk or call 868-0770. Geology, Mining, and Petroleum Room.
Thursday, February 2, 6 pm: Choosing to Homeschool: Making the decision to educate your children at home --Susan Lemons, blogger and author of the book, "Homepreschool and Beyond: A Comprehensive Guide to Early Home Education," has homeschooled for 17 years and graduated two of her four children so far. As leader of the local support and information group, "Thinking About Homeschooling," Susan is an invaluable resource for parents who are considering home education. Lake Room.
Thursday, February 2, 6:30 pm: Harlem & Beyond: Documentary Film Showing—PBS’s documentary film “American Experience: The Freedom Riders.” An inspirational documentary about a band of courageous civil-rights workers who traveled to the Deep South determined to test segregated travel facilities and put an end to prejudice and racism. Auditorium.
Saturday, February 4, 1 pm. Scrapbooking 101. Bring in a few photos and your favorite marker for this hands-on scrapbooking workshop! Material for this program was generously donated by Simply Scrapbooks. Lake Room.
Saturday, February 4, 2 pm: Harlem & Beyond: Oral History Presentation—California Freedom Rider, Claude Liggins, will share his personal experiences as a Freedom Rider fifty years ago and will evaluate the progress of racial equality today. Auditorium.
Thursday, February 9, 6 pm: Where to Find Homeschooling Support Groups and Other Resources --Amanda Gauthier-Parker, mother of three boys, decided to join a homeschooling support group nine years ago when her oldest was still a toddler. She is now moderator of the Bakersfield HomeLearners Yahoo group and founder of the Bakersfield Homeschooling Network on Facebook. Lake Room.
Saturday, February 11, 11 am: Barks and Books – Children, build reading skills by sharing stories with a Therapy Dog - Arkelian Children’s Room.
Saturday, February 11, 11 am – 2 pm: Creative Writing Workshop. Tejon Room.
Saturday, February 11, 3-4 pm: Orientation for New Volunteers. Computer Lab.
Wednesday, February 15, 11 am: Sensory Story Time. Join us for hands-on learning as we engage all of the senses through music, movement, stories and play. This program is ideal for children with autism or sensory processing issues. Tejon Room.
Thursday, February 16, 6 pm: Father's Panel: Homeschool dads share their perspective --
The panel will include Patric Caploe, father of two teenage sons, one of whom recently graduated from homeschool; Virgil Cruse, who is spending his "retirement" educating his youngest two children at home; Mike Owens, father of six, and resource teacher at Valley Oaks Charter School; and Scott Parker, father of three, public school teacher and homeschool advocate. Lake Room.
Thursday, February 16, 6:30 pm: Harlem & Beyond: Documentary Film Showing—PBS’s The Murder of Emmett Till. Emmett Till was a 14-year-old black youth who was brutally murdered for whistling at a white woman in a Mississippi grocery store in 1955. His story became a powerful catalyst for the civil rights movement. Auditorium.
Saturday, February 18, 2pm: Harlem & Beyond: Panel Book Discussion—an engaging discussion addressing some of the racial, moral, and domestic abuse issues posed in Kathryn Stockett’s novel, “The Help.” Panelists will share personal and family experiences of the domestic work world in the Deep South during the 1960’s. Auditorium.
Tuesday, February 21, 5-7 pm: Basic Guitar Chords -Learn how to play guitar chords and songs in this beginner class. Bring your own guitar. – Tejon Room
Wednesday, February 22, 11 am: Sensory Story Time. Join us for hands-on learning as we engage all of the senses through music, movement, stories and play. This program is ideal for children with autism or sensory processing issues. Tejon Room.
Wednesday, February 22, 3:30 pm: Art in the Afternoon: Children, enjoy developing your creativity through different art techniques. Supplies provided. Arkelian Children’s Room.
Thursday, February 23, 6 pm: How to Get Your Homeschooler into College --A longtime educator and homeschooling mom, Sandy Armstrong graduated the youngest of her three children from homeschool high school in 2003. She continues to be active as a home study supervising teacher and educational consultant, helping homeschool families navigate their way from high school to college. Lake Room.
Saturday, February 25, 10 am – 12 pm: Your Story: Your African-American Ancestry. An Introductory class on how to begin tracing your African-American heritage using FamilySearch.org and other genealogical resources; presented by the Kern County Genealogical Society. Tejon Room.
Tuesday, February 28, 5 pm: Crocheting @ the Library. If you don’t know how to crochet, we’ll teach you! If you do crochet, bring your current project and stitch along with us. Bring your own crochet hook (any size), and smooth, lightweight yarn. -Tejon Room.
Wednesday, February 29, 11 am: Sensory Story Time. Join us for hands-on learning as we engage all of the senses through music, movement, stories and play. This program is ideal for children with autism or sensory processing issues. Tejon Room.
Wednesday, February 29, 4 – 5:30 pm: Read Across America. Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with educators from the Bakersfield Elementary Teachers Association. Come listen to a story presented by Read Across America volunteers. Arkelian Children’s Room.
All events are free. No reservations necessary. For more information,
call Beale Memorial Library at 661-868-0770.
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