Friday, November 30, 2007

Computer Class - Attendees Excited to Learn More!

On Thursday morning, November 29, the Library's Reference Department was full of people excited to learn more about how to use computers.

The class was titled - "Learn Basic Computer Skills" and required no previous computer experience in order to sign-up.

Attendees gained hands-on experience in basic computer skills like turning on the computer, using the mouse, navigating the windows environment, etc...

At the conclusion of the class several people signed up for our Individual Computer Help Sessions to continue their introduction to computers and related topics (searching the web, using Microsoft Word, etc...).

Stay tuned to the library's website and local media, as the library plans to host more computer/technology courses in the future!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Large Crowd Enjoys Songini Book Signing & Lecture!

Marc Songini, author of "The Lost Fleet: A Yankee Whaler's Struggle Against the Confederate Navy and Arctic Disaster," spoke to a crowd of over 40 people at the Library on Saturday, November 10th!

The focus of Mr. Songini's talk was "Vineyard Heroes: Great Whaling Masters and Mates of the Island."

Mr. Songini discussed the fascinating lives of the many Vineyarders who took part in the once-prolific whaling industry, using many interesting and humorous anecdotes to entertain the audience. Many Island history buffs were in attendance and so there was no shortage of questions or topics for discussion.

After the discussion period, copies of Mr. Songini's book were available for purchase, courtesy of Sun Porch Books. The author signed copies for anyone who asked him.