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No Plot? No Problem!

No Plot? No Problem!
Get Your Novel Started With Some Easy to Learn Tips. Monday, Oct. 24, 7-10 p.m.

Calling all National Novel Writing Month participants! Are you having trouble fleshing out the plot for your novel this year? Want to bounce your ideas off of other writers? Join us in a moderated group discussion that is sure to jumpstart your creative energy for November. Adults and teens welcome.

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) challenges writers to begin a 50,000 word novel on midnight, Nov. 1, and finish it by 11:59 p.m. Nov. 30. The Library is kicking the event off with a party on Sunday, Oct. 30 from 2 to 5 p.m. Adult and teen writers are welcome to stop by for refreshments to talk with fellow writers. The library also has several write-ins planned. Writers can bring their lap tops and write, talk about writing, or share their work with others. There will be power outlets for lap tops and coffee will be available. Don’t forget, the Library also has a wrap-up party planned for Dec. 3 from 2 to 5 p.m. For more information on National Novel Writing Month visit www.nanowrimo.org.

Weekly Write-Ins

Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 3 to 7 p.m. in Meeting Room 3.
Monday, Nov. 7, from 5 to 9 p.m. in meeting Room 2.
Thursday, Nov. 17, from 3 to 7 p.m. in Meeting room 2.
Monday, Nov. 28, from 5 to 9 p.m. in Meeting Room 1.
 

 

 

Come to the Library and work on your novel during National Novel Writing Month in November.

Come to the Library and work on your novel during National Novel Writing Month in November.
Join The Library as it takes part in National Novel Writing Month this year with “write-ins” scheduled for teen and adult writers throughout November.

National Novel Writing Month challenges writers to begin a 50,000 word novel on midnight, Nov. 1, and finish it by 11:59 p.m. Nov. 30. The Library is kicking the event off with a party in Meeting Room 1 on Sunday, Oct. 30, from 2-5 p.m. Following that participants are welcome to attend four scheduled “write-ins.” Writers can bring their lap tops and write, talk about writing, or share their work with others. There will be power outlets for lap tops and coffee will be available. The month long event will end with a wrap-up party on Saturday, December 3, from 2-5 pm in Meeting Room 1. Refreshments will be served at both parties.

The write-ins will be held on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 11/1 3-7pm in Room 3
  • Monday 11/7 5-9pm in Room 3
  • Thursday 11/17 3-7pm in Room 2
  • Monday 11/28 5-9pm in Room 1

For more information on National Novel Writing Month visit www.nanowrimo.org. Web badges are also available at Nanowrimo.org

Acing the Interview: What Candidates Need to Know
Featuring Career Management Expert Alison Green

Register today for this free webinar!
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This webinar is free for NJ residents sponsored by the NJ State Library in cooperation with the Job & Career Accelerator database.

Interviews can be nerve-inducing and a little intimidating for most people. This special presentation will help job seekers ace interviews and get hired! You'll learn:

  • Tips for answering tough interview questions
  • How to calm nerves, and gain confidence
  • How to connect with hiring managers and employers to make a great impression
  • And much more

Alison Green is the former chief of staff of a successful nonprofit organization, where she oversaw day-to-day staff management, hiring, and employee development. She's the author of Managing to Change the World: The Nonprofit Leader's Guide to Getting Results, and an e-book for job seekers How to Get a Job: Secrets of a Hiring Manager. Alison also writes the popular Ask a Manager blog.

*After registering you will receive a confirmation email from gotowebinar@citrixonline.com containing instructions about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements

PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer

Space is limited! Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/936467384

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November Computer Training at the Library

November Computer Training at the Library
Get the computer training you need at the Library and update your skills this month. The Library is offering something new in November - Introduction to MS Outlook Parts I and II!

Register now for the East Brunswick Public Library’s latest computer class offerings.  November offers something for everyone with classes for beginners and more advanced students alike. 

For Beginners

Beginners can register for our introduction to the Internet - Internet I.   This class is not offered on a regular basis, so be sure to take advantage and register this month.  If there is sufficient registration for Internet I, Internet II will be offered in December.

For More Advanced Users

More advanced users can sign up for the Microsoft Office suite of classes.  This month we are offering three levels of Microsoft Word, four levels of Excel, two levels of Outlook and PowerPoint II.  People who are new to Microsoft Office 2010 (and even 2007) can register for our Introduction to the New Microsoft Office and master the ribbon, the Quick Access Toolbar and learn about all of the new features.

Introduction to QuickBooks, Level III

In October we offered the 2nd of the three part introductory series to the popular small business financial software. On November 5th we are following up with Level III. The QuickBooks classes are designed for individuals who are just starting out with QuickBooks and have a working knowledge of the Windows environment. QuickBooks Level III will include payroll basics, handling sales tax, customizing QuickBook forms, and using reports in QuickBooks. The fee for the course is $50. Advance registration and prepayment is required. See the event in the calendar for the specifics on registration and cancellation.

Introduction to Microsoft Outlook Parts I and II

Part I

Learn to use MS Outlook for your email and personal information manager. Includes an introduction to the Outlook application interface; creating, reading, replying, and forwarding messages; creating a signature; and creating personal folders.

Note:

This class replaces the Email Basics Part I class given using Yahoo.

Prerequisites:

PC Literacy I and II and any introductory Microsoft Office class - the Introduction to MS Word or PowerPoint, Excel Basics, or Introduction to the New Microsoft Office or equivalent experience. Offered in Office 2010. For registrants who have the MS Office Suite.

Part II

Building upon the skills learned in MS Outlook Part I, this course covers more advanced Outlook topics. Students will learn how to create and use contacts, attach files, search for messages, create rules for managing your mail, use the calendar and tasks.

Prerequisites

MS Outlook Part One class or equivalent email experience. For registrants who have the MS Office Suite.

Note

This class replaces the Email Basics Part II class offered using Yahoo! If you already are comfortable using Outlook take the Part III class to be offered in December. It will focus on the features new to Outlook 2010.

Classes for November include: 

All courses are offered using the latest Microsoft software - Windows 7 and Office 2010. Registration is required. All registrants should look at the class offerings carefully to insure that they have the necessary skills for each class. Most classes are two hours long and limited to 12 students per class.  

Fees  
There is a $5 fee for cardholders and a $10 fee for non-cardholders with the exception of the QuickBooks classes. Fees will be added to a cardholder’s account and paid for at the Circulation desk. Register at the Library, by phone or by going to the event in the website Calendar and clicking on the Sign Me Up link. Your library card and PIN numbers will be required.  Non-cardholders must pay at the time of registration, i.e. registrations must be in person.

Cancellation Policy

Please take your commitment seriously. Remember, your registration locks out someone else. If you cannot attend, you MUST call 732-390-6767 at least 24 hours before class time or cancel your registration online. If you do not attend and fail to cancel, the $5 registration fee is nonrefundable and will be charged to your library account. Customers with fines exceeding $5 will have a blocked library card until the fine is paid. The $10.00 fee for noncardholders is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by The Library. Your fee may be applied to another class at a future date. Call the Information Desk at 732-390-6767 for more information.

For more information, please call 732-390-6767.

No Plot? No Problem!

November Computer Training at the Library


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