Posted On: Mar 22, 2017 In: Just for Seniors, Uncategorized
The next AARP Driving Safety Class will be held 10:00am-3:00pm on Thursday and Friday, April 20 and 21. This is a refresher class that includes driving techniques, information on new laws and techniques for older drivers. Insurance discount certificates will be given to those completing both days of the class.
PLEASE NOTE: this class will be held at the UNITED WAY BUILDING, 2518 Ridge Court.
Space is limited. Registration is required. Cost is $15 for AARP members (membership must be shown), $20 for non-members.
To register or for more details about the class, contact Pattie Johnston at the Library—785-843-3833 extension 115.
Posted On: Mar 20, 2017 In: Featured, Just for Seniors
Anxiety and stress can interfere with memory and the familiar, making even the easiest things harder to navigate. Help is here! Our Outreach Coordinator, Pattie, organizes a series of classes each year to help get folks back on track after a significant life change.
Click the image below to download the PDF and list of Tuesday Skillbuilders programming this spring.
Posted On: Mar 9, 2017 In: Just for Seniors
Posted On: Mar 9, 2017 In: Uncategorized
The Spring 2017 Skillbuilders programs will begin on Tuesday, March 14th at 10:00am at the Smith Center at Brandon Woods. The ten-week series for anyone experiencing significant life changes, including the death of a loved one, divorce, change of location, illness or physical limitations. A variety of topics that deal with practical concerns and others that address personal issues are discussed by local speakers. Skillbuilders is intended to provide information, encouragement and support for making decisions and daily activities.
Skillbuilders is presented 10:00-11:30am on Tuesday morning, March 14-May16, 2017. No registration is required. Each program is a separate program. Attend all or only those topics of interest.
For more information, contact Pattie Johnston at the library 843-3833 extension 115.
Skillbuilders is presented by LPL, Visiting Nurses Association and Brandon Woods at Alvamar with sponsorship with the Senior Resource Center of Douglas County.
Spring 2017 Schedule:
March 14 Adjusting to Change #1: introduction to Skillbuilders
March 21 Feeling Fit–Exercise & You Charloote Robertson, PT at BW
March 28 Estate + Legal Planning Webster Golden, attorney at Stevens & Brand LLP
April 4 Car Care 101 Richard Haig, Westside 66 & Car Wash
April 11 Family Dynamics When LIfe Makes Changes Christina Jordan, VNA
April 18 Oh, It”s Nothing: How Transitions Affect Your Health Julie Andrews, VNA
April 25 Cooking for One (or Two) Susan Johnson, Dg.Co.Extension Office
**program will be held at the Deal Six Auditorium, Dg.Co.Fairgrounds
May 2 Financial Planning Barbara Braa, Central Bank of the Midwest
May 9 How Does Your Garden Grow
Ann Peuser, Clinton Pkwy Nursery & Garden Store
May 16 Adjusting to Change #2: Holidays and Other Events
Donna Flory, MSW (retired)
Posted On: Dec 30, 2016 In: Just for Seniors
Struggling with your new phone, tablet, or e-reader? Visit with our resident techies for tips and tricks to navigate your device. Walk-in assistance will be offered twice a week through January:
Tuesdays | 5–6 PM | Meeting Room B
Thursdays | 11 AM–12 PM | Meeting Room C
Posted On: Dec 19, 2016 In: Just for Seniors, Teens Featured
So, you just finished the best book ever and now you have nothing to read. Give yourself time to grieve, then get busy.
LPL librarians love to help readers find new material, but what if we’re closed, you’re out of town, or you prefer going solo and charting your own course?
NoveList connects you with read-alikes (imagine your favorite book had offspring) using the simplest of searches. Whether you’re looking for a fast-paced thriller, a bodice-ripping romance, or want to find the next book in a series, log in and watch your nightstand reading pile grow.
NoveList is accessible at all library computers. If you want to log on from your own computer, you’ll need your library card number. Hey! I need a library card!
Posted On: Dec 19, 2016 In: Just for Seniors, Teens Featured
Anyone with a library card can log on and start learning from Lynda.com, a vast collection of online software training in 3D, animation, audio, business, design, developer, home computer, photography, video, web + interactive, Adobe, Microsoft, Apple, and more!
Get started here — all you need is your library card!
“lynda.com excels at helping busy professionals keep their software skills razor sharp.” —Jill Duffy, PCMag.com
This resource is made possible by the generosity of the Simpson Foundation.
Posted On: Nov 26, 2016 In: Just for Seniors, Teens Featured, What's Happening
There a new way to carry LPL in your pocket, and it’s not from an app store. We said goodbye to the LPL app in December and replaced it with something better: Bibliocommons Mobile.
Whether you’re Android or Apple, the switch is simple and takes less than 5 minutes. If you’re familiar with saving links to your home screen, jump right in.
We think you’ll be impressed:
- Get instant access from your home screen just like the app (that’s not changing)
- It’s faster, easier, quicker
- It looks and works the same on all devices
- Seamless browsing with better lists
- Easy to bookmark
- It’s FREE
Why are we doing this?
- Advances in technology (responsive design) make mobile browsing feel like an app
- Having both (paying for an app while having a free site do the same thing) is duplication
- The LPL app isn’t cheap— we’ll be able to explore other products and services for you
We’ve included steps below for making the switch. If you get stuck:
- Stop by any of our service desks for help
- Chat with a librarian online
- Call 785-843-3833 for assistance
- Chat with one of our Tech Staff at the lower level Tech Desk
NOTE: “LPL Mobile” is the name we chose when saving the link to our home screen. You can call it whatever you’d like!
Android users: More info here.
Apple users: See video demo on Lifehacker for more info.
Posted On: Nov 19, 2016 In: Just for Seniors, Teens Featured, What's Happening
Changing your PIN is easy.
Follow these instructions and if you get stuck, call us. We’re here to help!
Posted On: Nov 16, 2016 In: Just for Seniors
From New York Times bestselling author of Destiny of the Republic and The River of Doubt comes a thrilling narrative of Winston Churchill’s extraordinary and little-known exploits during the Boer War.
On Wednesday, Nov 30, 7-8:30 PM at Free State High School Auditorium, hear Candice Millard’s history of Churchill’s exploits during the Boer War, a conflict he pursued to make his mark on colonial England, and to win the respect and notoriety that led to the Prime Minister’s seat.
“Hero of the Empire is more than an adventure story, for the lessons Churchill took from the Boer War would profoundly affect 20th century history.” (Source: penguinrandomhouse.com)
Posted On: Nov 3, 2016 In: Just for Seniors, Uncategorized
The Driving Safety class scheduled for November 17 & 18 is FULL.
No further registrations will be taken due to space limitations.
More classes will be offered in 2017. Please check back after January 1 for a complete schedule of the classes.