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Introduction to Personal Digital Archiving

Using resources available from the Library of Congress

Learn how to preserve your personal and family photographs, written documents, and other memorabilia using resources available from the Library of Congress.  This class will be offered twice, Sun., Aug. 7 from 2-4 p.m., and Wed., Aug. 17 from 7-8:30 p.m.

The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt

The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt

Southwest Book Discussion, 1 p.m., Sat., July 30

You are cordially invited to attend the July Southwest Book Discussion on Saturday, Jul. 30 at 1 p.m.  Copies of this month's selection, The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt, are available for checkout at the information desk.

Grendel by John Gardner

The Monster's Point of View

Retelling a popular story from an alternate character’s point of view has become popular lately.

PCs for Dummies by Dan Gookin

Computer Classes at Southwest Library

Tuesdays from 12 to 2 p.m.

You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Library computer classes on Tuesdays from 12 noon until 2 p.m.   Junes classes include Microsoft Word (June 7), Microsoft Excel (June 14) and Microsoft PowerPoint (June 21).  Please note class will not be held on June 28.

Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton

Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton

Southwest Book Discussion, 1 p.m., June 26

You are cordially invited to attend the monthly Southwest Book Discussion at 1 p.m. on Sat., June 25.  Copies of Alan Paton's Cry the Beloved Country are available for checkout at the information desk.

Leader's Guide to Storytelling by Stephen Denning

What Is Your Story?

Stories and storytelling for adults

Do you think of yourself as an expert storyteller?  Surprise--if you're a homo sapiens (and if you're reading this, you are,) you are a storytelling natural.  Most stories don't start with "Once upon a time" or conclude "And they lived happily ever after."  In fact, many stories start in the middle, and aren't about monsters or fairy godmothers at all.  Yet our everyday stories, the stuff of our lives, can carry as much emotional impact as a famous Grimm or Perrault tale. 

Going Clear by Lawrence Wright

Going Clear by Lawrence Wright

Southwest Book Discussion, Sat., May 28, 2016

You are invited to attend the May 2016 Southwest Library book discussion on Saturday, May 28 at 1 p.m.  Copies of this month's title, Going Clear by Lawrence Wright are available for checkout at the information desk.

Ghostly : a collection of ghost stories

Spooky Shorts

Short horror reads: A list of scary stories 100 pages or less

Several years ago, I read that haunted houses are popular in Japan during the summer. One of the reasons being that the shiver which fear can send down your spine is a welcome relief from the extreme heat of summer. The idea was so novel to my way of thinking that it stuck with me. After all, in America, October is the time for haunted houses. So, in honor of the rising temperatures, here are some scary/creepy/unsettling/terrifying stories that can be read in one day to help keep you cool. Many of these stories are found in larger collections.

So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

Southwest Library Book Discussion, 1 p.m., Sat., April 30

You are cordially invited to attend the Southwest Book Discussion at 1 p.m. on Sat., April 30.  Copies of this month's title, So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson are available for checkout at the information desk.

The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

The Future of the Past

Books about the future, written in the past

Recently I was reading the book The Wonderful Future That Never Was and I started to think about books that were written about the future.

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