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Library Happenings – Check out updates to library’s website

By Angie Georgeff

If you have visited recently, you will have noticed that we’ve made some updates to our website. We have new photographs, new links, an interactive map of our location and feeds for both of our Facebook pages on the “News and Notes” page.

If you have ideas for something you would like to see on our website, please let us know. An ETSU student who is working as an intern through the Holston River Regional Library has been helping us.

This is obviously good news for us, but it may very well be good news for you, too. On specific days during March and April, he will be available to help our patrons with their information technology questions.

If you want to learn how to use Microsoft Word or Excel, he can help you with that. He also can teach you how to use the myriad resources in TEL (the Tennessee Electronic Library), or get you started borrowing eBooks, audiobooks and videos with Tennessee R.E.A.D.S (the Regional eBook and Audiobook Download System). If what you really need is to learn how to use your own electronic devices, he can even assist you with that.

The first date on which the intern will be available is Friday, March 8, from noon until 4 p.m. On the following week, he will be here during the same hours on Thursday, March 14. In addition, he is scheduled to work on March 21 and 22. If you would like to reserve some time for personal instruction, call the library at 743-6533 for information and an appointment. You also may walk in for assistance, but you may have to wait if someone else is being helped then.

Coding Classes

We are justifiably proud of the Cx3 Computer Coding Classes that have been offered at the library for the past several months. The kids are having loads of fun creating their own computer games, while the teens are already learning web design. The excellent instruction and collaborative atmosphere make learning a pleasure.

Could a young person you know benefit from one of these classes? The kids’ class meets on Tuesdays from 3-4 p.m. The teens’ class meets immediately afterwards from 4-5 p.m. Please feel free to call the library for more information.

Spotlight Book

Last fall, Jude Deveraux introduced readers to Sara Medlar, her niece Kate, Jack Wyatt and the seemingly sleepy town of Lachlan, Florida. Now, in “A Justified Murder,” a sweet little old lady has been found poisoned, stabbed and shot for good measure.

The Medlars want nothing to do with another murder mystery, but a number of townsfolk insist on coming to them to clear their names. Why would so many people fear they might be suspects?