Throughout February, the St. Tammany Parish Library offers multiple opportunities for adults to improve their technical skills.
For example, the February 15 issue of Tech Talk at 2 p.m. covers romance scams. This free virtual event takes place in an informal setting where a reference librarian gives a brief presentation, then opens the group for questions and discussion. Registration is required at bit.ly/TechTalkRomanceScamsSTPLFEB.
On February 24, the virtual version of the Get Connected Series explores the Facebook app to help customers learn how to stay connected with loved ones and the local community. Learn about Facebook class takes place at 3pm. Register at bit.ly/GetConnectedFacebook.
For people who feel lost the minute they turn on the PC, Personalize PC, Default February 23 at 2 PM might be the right choice. The reference librarian will explain how to use and customize the start menu, taskbar, and other computer settings. This is free for those who have signed up at bit.ly/ComputerPersonlizationSTPL.
Microsoft PowerPoint Basics: The default release on February 17 at 3:30 p.m. is for computer users who already know how to use a mouse, manipulate windows and type on a keyboard. This basics class teaches how to create and edit a presentation, how to create and design new slides, use basic PowerPoint features and controls, access the current mode, and more in this handy introductory chapter. Register at bit.ly/PowerPointBasicsSTPL.
a discount: Slidell Library Friends will be having a special sale on the second Saturday, February 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. inside the Slidell branch at 555 Robert Blvd. The sale will include several hundred new/existing adult fiction books published over the past three years.
Wins: Friends of West St. Library accepts. Tammany applications for the “Lisabeth Millard Scholarship” – a $2,000 scholarship awarded to a high school graduate student who will attend an accredited four-year college or university starting in the 2021-2022 school year. The student must be a resident of St. Tammany Parish to be eligible. The completed application form and the required essay must be stamped on or before 1 April. Download the app at www.sttammanylibrary.org/west-st-tammany-friends-of-the-library.
helpReference librarians will be visiting smaller branches throughout February. Find the list of branches and times at bit.ly/SmallBranchVisitsFeb.
Book it: Schedule a free 30-minute appointment with a reference library for help with research, genealogy, computers or technology. Schedule it at www.sttammanylibrary.org/book-a-reference-librarian.
Three-dimensional: Get Creative With 3D Pens: Children ages 8-11 are welcome in the Madisonville branch meeting room. Explore your creativity with 3D pens. Materials are provided, so just bring your creativity on February 12th, 2pm-3pm Register at it.ly/3DPENSSTPL.
teensThe study hall provides a place to do homework or hang out with friends. A teen services librarian will be on hand to help with reference questions and provide tips for the in-house library. There might be a fun activity or two, and there will definitely be snacks. For ages 12 to 18 years old. Various dates and locations. Learn more at bit.ly/TeenStudyHallFEB2022.
read: Spring story time has begun. Find the listings at bit.ly/SpringStoryTimeFEB.