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Nancy's notes - January 27, 2011

Becky and I are going to offer a new service for you in February. We are going to teach some very beginning computer classes.  During our open hours we often times get patrons in who want to learn some basic skills but staff is too busy to help them. Starting February 9 and continuing throughout the month we will conduct a session on each Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until noon. The first session will be fundamentals of e-mail. We will show participants how to set up an e-mail account and how to send and receive e-mail. February 16 we will show participants how to surf the web, navigate the library’s web site, and show them how to use our on-line card catalog. The final session will show those involved how to use our new web based services. This includes BYKI (how to learn another language), (genealogy), and NEIBORS (download audio books). The class sizes will be limited to eight. We ask that you pre-register at 532-3673. You may take all three classes or just select the one that is of interest to you.

Last week we purchased several new inspirational fiction titles. The first is “An Unlikely Blessing”, by Judy Baer. Alex Armstrong is a lifelong city dweller and new pastor who is assigned to a small parish in North Dakota. When he moves in he finds the rural community of Hilltop Township is in peril. His two churches are divided over a feud that goes back decades. Alex believes that God called him to Hilltop to help turn things around. And when his faith is tested, Alex starts to see that the people of Hilltop have as much to teach him as he does them about trust in God’s mysterious ways.

We purchased two books in The Harmony Series by Nancy Mehl. The first is “Simple Secrets” which takes place in Harmony, Kansas. Graphic designer Gracie Temple is happy with her big city lifestyle and a successful job in advertising. But when she inherits a house from her uncle in the mostly Mennonite town of Harmony, Kansas, she’s not sure what God’s trying to tell her.  

The second in the series is entitled, “Simple Deceit”. Gracie settles into the Mennonite town of Harmony. She makes new friends and decides to leave Witchita and do freelance graphic design work from her home. But when Gracie is assigned a client who wants to develop land in Harmony the town is split over the fear that their lifestyle will soon change.

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