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Enter Our Call of the Wild Photo Contest March 1-22; Smartphone Class and Focus Group March 4

The outdoors provide a rich source of subjects for hobbyists and serious photographers, so the library is issuing a challenge: Capture an inspiring scene from the great outdoors in any region – or the animals that live there – and enter the Call of the Wild Photo Contest March 1-22.

The contest is part of the library’s annual Big Read, which in April celebrates Jack London’s “The Call of the Wild.” Every year we encourage everyone to read the selected book, talk about it and attend some of the many author events and programs that month. You can check out a copy at the library or download it free. A good source is Project Gutenberg, offering the book in several formats. More Big Read programs will be listed in the spring Bookends in the branches and online at thelibrary.org/bigread.

Contest details and entry forms are available at all the branches and Mobile Library. Entries will be accepted in two categories: age 17 and under, and 18 and older; Greene County residents or library card holders only. Winners will receive a gift certificate from Lawrence Photo & Video for an 11-by-14 ChromaLuxe metal print. Winning photos and select entries will be displayed in April at the Library Center.
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Want to master your smartphone? Drop by the Brentwood Branch Library 1:30-3:30 p.m. March 4. Staff from the library and Russell Cellular will help. Bring your device full charged and know your iTunes or Gmail login and password. Registration required; call 883-1974.
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The Midtown Carnegie Branch Library at 397 E. Central St., is a popular stop for older adults using public computers, taking computer classes at the Edge Community Technology Center or other programs and browsing books.

We’d like to know more about how that branch can serve older adults. What conveniences would make like easier? What barriers prevent you from using it? What programs would you be interested in attending there?

Retirees and older adults are invited to a casual feedback session at 10 a.m. March 4 in the upstairs community room. Refreshments will be served. It’s the fourth in a series of sessions planned in our effort to invigorate services and programs at the Midtown neighborhood branch.
 


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