Check out what’s happening at Kannapolis library

  • Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2013 12:01 a.m.

KANNAPOLIS — The following programs will be offered at the Cabarrus County Public Library: Kannapolis Branch, 850 Mountain St. All events are free and open to the public. Call 704-920-1180 for more information.

Beginning computers — Feel like you know nothing about computers? We will go over the very basics: how to log on to a library computer, how to use a mouse, and some very basic terms and functions. This is a class for those with very little or no experience with computers. Registration required. Call 704-920-1180. Thursday, Sept. 5, 10 a.m.

Introduction to the Internet — Are you fairly new to using computers and looking for a basic understanding of the Internet? This is the class for you. We’ll talk about what you can find on the Internet, how you can find it, what you can trust on the Internet, some basic security measures, and how to navigate. This class assumes no previous Internet knowledge but does assume you can use a mouse. Registration required. Call 704-920-1180. Monday, Sept. 9, 10 a.m.

Bookends book discussion — Discussion of “The Time Keeper,” by Mitch Albom. In this fable, the first man on earth to count the hours becomes Father Time. The inventor of the world’s first clock is punished for trying to measure God’s greatest gift. He is banished to a cave for centuries and forced to listen to the voices of all who come after him seeking more days, more years. Tuesday, Sept. 10, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, Sept. 11, 10:30 a.m.

Email basics — Many things require an email address, including most job searches. If you are not sure what email is, how it works, or how to get an address, this class is for you. We will go over email basics, email etiquette, and can help you sign up with one of the free email services. Registration required. Call 704-920-1180. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 10 a.m.

The Mysterious Book Society — Discussion of “The Eyre Affair,” by Jasper Fforde. Welcome to a surreal version of Great Britain, circa 1985, where time travel is routine, cloning is a reality (dodos are the resurrected pet of choice), and literature is taken very, very seriously. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 5:30 p.m.

Freedom to Read Found Poetry Slam and Read Out — Celebrate your freedom to read by writing and reading poems about freedom, liberty and reading. We will begin by showing you how to use old books and magazines to make poetry. Everyone will have a chance to share their poetry or a passage from their favorite banned or challenged book. Feel free to come dressed as your favorite book character. Thursday, Sept. 26, 5:30 p.m.

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