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In This Issue

  • Events in Hillsborough and Carrboro -- click here to see our full calendar
  • Get text alerts from the library 
  • Friends book sales in Carrboro and Hillsborough
  • Information sessions about Medicare and job searching for seniors

Hillsborough Events

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Sponsored in part by the Town of Hillsborough Tourism Board
author Reading: Jane Gabin
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Carrboro Events

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A partnership with UNC School of Information Science

Basic Computer Classes for Adults

Word Basics | Sat, Oct. 5, 10-11:30 a.m.
This class is intended for new users of Microsoft Word, a word processing program. In this class, you will learn how to do basic formatting, how to copy and paste, how to insert images, how to check your document for spelling and grammar errors, and how to save and print. Space is limited, so please call 919-918-7387 to register.
Doing More with Word | Sat, Oct. 12, 10-11:30 a.m. 
This class picks up where Word Basics left off. In this class, you will learn how to modify toolbars, how to apply advanced formatting options including bulleted lists, how to create tables, columns and adjust margins, and how to insert text boxes and symbols. Space is limited, so please call 919-918-7387 to register.
Online Health Information | Sat, Oct. 5, 10-11:30 a.m. 
This class will focus specifically on teaching you how to evaluate the health information that you find on the web as a companion class to our “Finding Good Health Information Online.” This class will extensively cover how to evaluate health information on the web, and the following class will provide you some useful resources that generally contain good health information.
Excel Basics| Sat, Oct. 5, 10-11:30 a.m.
This class is intended for new users of Microsoft Excel, a spreadsheet program. In this class, we will briefly cover the different parts of a spreadsheet and accompanying toolbars. You will learn how to create a budget, learning how to insert and format text in cells/rows, how to sort data, how to perform basic math functions, and how to save and print. Space is limited, so please call 919-918-7387 to register.

Carrboro Bookclub information

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Text Alerts and More: Using Your Library Account to Its Fullest

Check out our web page, featuring very short videos where you can learn how to maximize all the services that come with your library account. Our first two videos walk you through setting up your online account and enabling text alerts from the library. Find out more here

Friends Book Sales in October

It's a Great Time to Snag Books, DVDs and More!

The Friends in Carrboro and in HIllsborough will be hosting book sales later this month. 
Stock up on presents for your friends, family or yourself! Proceeds from the sales helps the Friends support library activities and purchase equipment not covered in its regular budget. 

Carrboro: Oct. 19 and 20 at the McDougle Schools Cafetorium

  • Sat, Oct.19, 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
  • Sun, Oct. 20 - BAG SALE! - 14 p.m. Please bring your own regular sized shopping bag.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Alex Brown at 919.260.2109.

Hillsborough: Oct. 23-27 at the Main Library 

(Pre-sale book drive, Sat, Oct. 19, 2-4 p.m.)

  • Wed, Oct. 23, Friends Preview day, 4-7:30 p.m. Members only and you can join at the door. 
Sale is open to the public:
  • Thurs, Oct 24, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Fri, Oct 25, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Sat, Oct 26, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Sun, Oct 27, Bag Day, 12-4 p.m.

For more information visit the Friends website

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Welcome to Medicare!
Are you turning 65, and eligible for Medicare?  Do you feel overwhelmed by all the information “bombarding” you?  The Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) and the Orange County Department on Aging offer monthly sessions to learn about Medicare - and all its parts.  Whether you are retiring soon, already retired or continuing to work, you’ll get valuable information including how and when to enroll, potential penalties for late enrollment, as well as Medicare’s costs, benefits and options.   Please register by calling 919.245.2015.
Orange County Public Library Main Branch
Wed, Oct. 2, 6-7:30pm
Thurs, Nov. 7, 12-1:30pm

job seekers appointments at the library

Library Locations

Main Library | 137 W. Margaret Lane | Hillsborough, NC 27278 | 919.245.2525
Carrboro Branch | 900 Old Fayetteville Road | Chapel Hill, NC 27516 | 919.969.3006
Cybrary | 100 N. Greensboro Street | Carrboro, NC 27510 | 919.918.7387
Cedar Grove Library Station | 5800 N. Highway 86 | Hillsborough, NC 27278

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