August 11, 2014
Learn More About iCloud at the McPherson Public Library
Are you interested in learning more about iCloud? Come on down to the McPherson Public Library on Tuesday, August 19th, from 12 noon-1pm for a free workshop presented by Nex-Tech Wireless. Learn about setting up iCloud, how to sync all your documents to iCloud, and how to connect all your Apple devices. The session will end with a question and answer time.
“This workshop continues the library’s partnership with Nex-Tech Wireless”, says Jennie Hall, Head of Adult Services at the library. “The Nex-Tech staff has been very generous in sharing their technology expertise with the community through these free workshops.”
A free lunch will be served. Space is limited so please RSVP by August 18th to Nex-Tech Wireless at (785) 639-7770 or email them at email@example.com. For more information about this workshop call the library at 245-2570.
Library Internet Terminals to be Replaced
The public access Internet terminals at the McPherson Public Library will be unavailable after 2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 11 and all day on Tuesday, August 12 to allow the library to replace them with a new system. Public access to the library wireless service will not be effected.
The current public Internet terminals were installed over five years ago as part of the new library building. The new system will allow patrons to access the Internet and utilize Microsoft Office 2010, as well as make color or black and white printouts. A new feature of the system will allow patrons to do wireless printing from their laptops.
According to Library Director Steve Read, the old system was well overdue for replacement. “It’s been limping along for a year, and I’m hoping that it manages to stagger past the finish line on Monday afternoon,” he said.
As a way of thanking library patrons for tolerating the failing old system for so long – and to encourage patrons to stop by and use the new services – the library is offering free printing (a limit of 10 pages a day per patron) for the first week after the new system is installed and running.
Read is optimistic that the installation process will be completed by the end of the day on Tuesday, August 12 and that they will be ready for use the next day.
Technicians and consultants from the South Central Kansas Library System, Comprise Technologies, and Computer Solutions McPherson have been involved in the planning of the project for the past several months.
Anyone with questions about the new Internet system may call the library at 245-2570 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 22, 2014
Reading Marathon on July 31
It’s a marathon that requires no training, no sweat, and no sore muscles! Everyone is invited to the McPherson Public Library anytime between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 31st for the annual reading marathon.
Participants are encouraged to bring a book, find a comfy chair, and join people of all ages who will be participating. Those who are interested may sign up ahead of time for a 30 minute time slot or just drop by anytime during the day.
“Over 100 people participated last year, including all of our service desk staff”, says Jennie Hall, Head of Adult Services at the library. “Some of us shared book titles and favorite authors, and it was great to see the library filled with people reading from the time we opened the doors till we locked up at night.”
All you need to do is stop by the service desk when you arrive, pick up a badge that identifies you as a participant, and then stop at the desk when you’re ready to leave to receive a small prize as thanks for helping the library in their 4th annual reading marathon!
July 18, 2014
Explod-a-palooza! to be Library Summer Reading Finale
The McPherson Public Library invites all scientists, mad scientists, and everyone else of all ages to Explod-a-palooza!, the grand finale of their 2014 Summer Reading Program. The event will be held on July 24 from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. in Wickersham Park.
Among the explosive entertainments will be fizzing experiments for little kids, water rockets made by the Future Engineers class, and chalk rockets. There will also be other detonations, including an attempt to explode a watermelon using rubber bands.
Although this is the last event in the Summer Reading Program, participants of all ages have until August 1 to finish their reading.
Call the library at 245-2570 for any questions or additional information about Explod-a-palooza!
July 14, 2014
Green Cleaning Products Make & Take Event at Public Library
Cleaning products made of natural ingredients are gaining in popularity. You’ve seen them on Pinterest and blog sites, and now the McPherson Public Library is giving you a chance to try making some yourself. Stop by the library between 2-4 p.m. on Thursday, July 24th and learn how to create a few cleaning solutions from simple ingredients. You will leave with a several environmentally friendly cleaning products and easy instructions for making them at home.
“The laundry detergent and stain remover cost just a fraction of what I pay to buy them ready-made at the store”, says library assistant, Ann Anderson. “ They work great and it’s a way for me to help keep the earth green.”
The event is free and open to all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. RSVP to the McPherson library by July 21st. Call 245-2570 or email the library at email@example.com for more information about this event and others in the library’s “Spark a Reaction” adult summer reading program.
July 8, 2014
Learn More about Your iPhone at the McPherson Public Library
Want to use your iPhone to its full potential? Join us at the McPherson Library on Tuesday, July 15th from noon to 1 p.m. for the “15 Tips for a Better iPhone” workshop. Staff from Nex-Tech Wireless will share some easy and simple tips for getting the most from your iPhone. There will be time for questions and answers following the presentation.
A free lunch will be provided. Registration is required and space is limited. Please RSVP to Nex-Tech at (785) 639-7770 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Call the library at 245-2570 for more information about this workshop or other summer events for adults.
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