Youngsville Library is offering computer classes for March and the first week in April. "Youngsville Library is using the Seneca District's Mobile Computer Lab during this time," stated Library Director, Kristy Wallace. "There are seventeen libraries in our District that share this lab for classes and staff training. The classes we're offering are based on patron requests and interest."
Class size is limited, so be sure to register early. Call during business hours 563-7670: Mon & Tues Noon-7:30 pm, Wed: 10am-5pm, & Fri. Noon-4
Photo by Nancy Holmberg
Students at the Youngsville Public Library practice on computers during a computer class.
- Two-part "Digital Camera Basics" Class: Tues. March 30th & Tues. April 6th 5:30 7:30 pm (both nights). Both classes must be attended as this is a 2-part class. Cost $20.00 per person. This class is great for the novice who wants to learn about standard settings, transferring & saving photos to your computer, some basic photo editing techniques and more. This class will also be beneficial for those who are interested in purchasing a digital camera and need a starting place. Participates are encouraged to bring their cameras to class.* Internet Class Part 1: Tues. March 30th 1:30pm-3:00 pm cost $10.00 per person
This class will focus on Browser page layouts, tricks to successfully navigate web pages, saving favorite web sites, printing and more. Library Director, Kristy Wallace said, "A great class for a novice or anyone who 'dabbles' on the internet".
- Internet Class Part 2: Wed. March 31st 1:30 pm-3:00 pm cost $10.00 per person
Prerequisite either Internet Class Part 1 or a strong familiarity with internet browsing, Boolean search techniques, and tabbed browsing. This class will focus on how to save items from the internet, creating favorite folders, specialized printing techniques, and more.
- Email Class Part 1: Mon. March 22nd 5:30 7:00 cost $10.00 per person
For those who don't have an email account will find this class is for them. You will learn how to create an account, personalize your email page, send, forward, and reply to email and more!
- Email Class Part 2: Tues. March 23rd 5:30-7:00 cost $10.00 per person Prerequisite either Email Class Part 1 or have an established email account, knowledge of your password, and comfort level with sending and receiving emails. This class focuses on sending, opening, and saving attachments as well as editing address book contacts, creating folders, & using options and extras.
Increases at library
Beginning Monday, March 15, the Youngsville Library will be increasing the overdue fines for some materials. Basic materials that are not considered as NEW status (such as magazines, older books, books on CD, etc.) will be charged at 25 cents per item, per day overdue.
Computer printing and/or copier costs will increase from 20 cents per page to 25 cents per page. Faxing will remain the same at $2 for the first page and $1 for each additional page (either sending or receiving). DVDs/videos as well as all new fiction or nonfiction items will remain at 50 cents per item per day.
"This was a very difficult decision that the Board had to make, but it had been quite a few years since the fines had been adjusted to reflect charges at other libraries in our district," stated Library Director Kristy Wallace. "Fortunately, on average, our patrons truly don't have too many fines because they either utilize the drop-box if we are closed or use the option of renewing books by phone during business hours (so long as the items to be renewed aren't new fiction or new nonfiction materials or have holds placed on them). The Board's hope is that the increase will encourage patrons to return materials in a timely manner, since the demand for materials by patrons is constantly on the rise even though the Library's revenue to purchase new items has decreased dramatically within the last two years."
Saturday, March 13, there will be a pancake breakfast at the Youngsville Free Methodist Church Joy Hall, 240 East Main Street, to support Sarah Lucas' upcoming trip to Israel. Food will be served from 7-11am. There is a $5 suggested donation.
Celebrating her 30th anniversary as borough secretary with the Youngsville Borough, Peggy Nelson has spent three decades protecting the interests of the community. An open house will be held Wednesday, March 24 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Borough Office, 37 Railroad Street, beside the post office. You are invited to stop in and wish Peggy well.
Knit one, purl two: local knitting enthusiasts meet twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. to exchange ideas and fun at the First United Methodist Church, 225 East Main Street. The Wool Gatherers Knitting Group began this month and anyone who currently knits, crochets, spins or has any other talents that are wool related is welcome. That includes anyone who would like to learn. To join the knitting group enter the church by the front door off Main Street and walk downstairs. This is not a formal class but a group with a range of skills organized to share knowledge who will offer mutual assistance. For further info, contact Lisa at the Youngsville Pharmacy.
The Warren County Historical Society is hosting a Murder Mystery at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 27 at the Woman's Club of Warren, 310 Market Street, Warren. The evening will be highlighted by a play titled "Woman of the French Doors," where you can experience a unique murder mystery based upon the life and tragic death of real-life Victorian Warren socialite Alice Wetmore Jefferson.
Tickets are $45 per couple or $22.50 per person which includes Hors D'oeuvres, wine, punch and soft drinks and can be purchased at 210 Fourth Ave., Warren. Seating is limited so purchase your tickets today. Proceeds will benefit the Warren County Historical Society. For more information, call (814) 723-1795 or log onto www.warrenhistory.org.
Shake the winter blahs and get in shape at a free weekly exercise class being held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at the Irvine Presbyterian church next to the post office in Irvine on National Forge road. The class lasts approximately one hour.
The fitness leader Mandy Chase said, "We decided to start this a few months ago and I know I feel so much better after a good work out. There is no cost and it's a great way to get in shape and meet new friends along the way!"
Tuesday night classes are cardio nights and Thursday nights are strength training nights.
They start out stretching, moving into power yoga, doing cardio work such as kick boxing, and ending with abdominal strengthening. On Thursdays, participants use hand weights and resistance bands to build the muscles of the arms, shoulders and back while toning abs and the lower half of the body.
If you would like to join the exercise group, bring a pair of sneakers, an exercise mat and a bottle of water. Additional, on Thursdays bring your own hand weights or resistance bands. It is recommended for beginners to start working arms with 2 or 3 pound weights.
There are usually 8 to 10 people exercising but they say there is always room for more. They have a great time and would like others to join them.