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Weekly Shhhout-Out

Roaming librarians file dispatches from the world of information.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

What's going on...?

at the library?

You can find out easily with our online calendar of events.

From our library home page (you do have it bookmarked...don't you?) the pale green rectangle on the right side is your entree. Just click on 'Calendar of events' to access its power.

library page

The first line of blue text 'see today's events' will show ALL of today's happenings at ALL branches.

calendar of events

If you are in a somewhat more selective mood you may choose the next alternative 'choose library branch'. By selecting your nearby branch you will see the entire month's calendar. Clicking on a specific heading will give you the details for each club, storytime or special event.

The left column shows a tiny calendar of the month and you can click on any highlighted day to zero in on its schedule, or choose the little caret  >  beside the name of the month to scroll forward to the next month's schedule.

BUT! you say. WAIT JUST A MINUTE! I'm too busy to review an entire month's goodies!

 I just want a storytime for my two-year-old. Or tax help. Or a book discussion! How can I find what I want without reading the entire month's calendar - possibly for many branches?

Of course! The bottommost choice "Search the Calendar of Events" is just for that purpose.

 You can slice or dice our event information five different ways!

If you just want to know where that Mike ROse Magic show is going to be, or which branches have a chess club, you can type 'Mike Rose' or 'Chess Club' into the Keyword box and click 'Find' at the bottom of the page. You will see just this month's calendar with the entries that match yours displayed. Hover your cursor over the text to see the details.

As you look at the four large boxes stacked vertically, you'll see that you can browse by date OR location OR type of event OR age group - and you can combine all these searches.

Hint: For the bottom three boxes, the default is ALL of the choices. Just click on the first box (ALL LOCATIONS or ALL EVENT TYPES or ALL AGE GROUPS) and all the checkboxes will empty. Then you can select two or three nearby branches, one or two age groups that you are focusing on; like 'preschool AND kindergarten' and just one or a few types of events you are seeking and get this month's calendar with the events you really want to see.

 Next month? Just click that little 'next' to the right of the month's name. No need to run another search.

We hope you will find our searchable calendar helpful and turn to it often.


Jan D.

CATEGORIES: Jan D. , Events
POSTED AT: 11:59:00 AM |
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