28 March, 2007

Keyboard Shortcuts

Shortcuts can save quite a bit of time when we are using the Web.

If you are a Yahoo search user they have developed a neat system to access popular sites. You can even create your own (set up a shortcut to the weather?)
eg. !wiki takes you to straight to Wikipedia

Google does have a its own version of shortcuts:

One of the best ones to use here is the Dictionary: Type the word define: before a word and Google will give you the meaning eg. define: colour

Try some keyboard shortcuts in your Browser:
Internet Explorer
Try these:
  1. CTRL + F opens a 'Find' box to pinpoint a word in a web page.
  2. CTRL + N opens a new Window.
  3. CTRL + Enter added to a single name in the address bar fills in the rest of the URL eg. Just type in yahoo, ebay, imdb, reuters etc. and CTRL + enter (doesn't work so well with sites requiring .au, although sites like ninemsn can be accessed either way)

05 March, 2007

March into March at Yarra Plenty

Celebrate Cultural Diversity Week 17th - 23rd March.

Pick up a brochure full of Events to be held throughout our branch libraries. Be entertained by dance groups, bilingual story times, peace boxes, new CDs and DVDs.....and much more!!

As Summer leaves us and people start to return indoors again, consider visiting your local Branch library? they have a host of activities to entice you for the Month of March.

Nillumbik Branches:

Diamond Valley Library:
Blogging Class, Friday 9th March, 10-11am, What's a Blog? Would you like to find out how to set up your own web presence? (some basic computer skills required) Bookings essential.
Basic computer skills for Italian speakers, Friday 16th March, 10-11am, no experience necessary with out Italian speaking tutor, Booking essential.
Advanced 'Google' class, Friday 23rd March, 101-11am, tips for using the Google search engine (basic internet skills required), Booking essential.
Websites for an active retirement, Friday 30th March, 10-11am, Get more out of your retirement with this fun and informative class, Bookings essential.

Eltham Library:
Twilight storytime, Tuesday 20th March, 6.30-7.15pm, stories, songs, rhymes and an art activity for children 3 years and over, Teddy Bears welcome. Bookings 94399266.
Yourtutor Session, Tuesday 27th March 4-5pm, Come along and see how FREE online tutoring works.

Banyule Branches

Ivanhoe Library:
Acting for Kids 6-12yrs, Fridays 2, 9, 16, 23, 30th, 4-5pm. Vita Catalano star of Neighbours and Blue Heelers, presents a FREE 6 week acting program, parent welcome, limited places, Bookings essential.
Water wise plants for your garden, Tuesday 6th March, 2-3pm, presented by the Warringal Conservation Society, includes afternoon tea, Bookings essential.
Meet Local author, Diane Simonelli, Friday 30th March 10am-12 noon. Learn about the craft of writing and how Diane started, includes morning tea, Booking essential.

Watsonia Library:
E-Bay for beginners, Monday 5th March, 7-8.30pm.
Relatively speaking : starting your Family History, Tuesday 13th March, 7-8pm. Our Local History Librarian, Liz Pidgeon will explain how to get started.
Help your child with reading, Tuesday 20th March, 7-8pm. Find out how the library can help and support your child's reading.
Hypnotherapy for Health, Thursday 29th March, 7-8pm, Give up smoking? Lose weight? Ian Hayward, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Naturapath explains the history and uses of this powerful technique.

Rosanna Library:
Basic Word Class, Monday 19th March, 7-8pm. Use your basic computer skills and learn the Word Program, Booking essential.
Bi-lingual storytime, Chinese/English, Wednesday 14th March, 4-5pm, Enjoy stories and songs.
Basic email class, Saturday 24th March, 8.45am-9.45am, Basic computer skills required, Bookings essential.

Whittlesea Branches

Thomastown Library:

Senior's Day - Introduction to our reminiscence program, Monday 5th March, 1.30-2.30pm.
Bagged Promotions (Back by popular demand), Monday 26th March, 12.30-2pm. Come along and sample new products, taste simple and easy to prepare meal ideas. Bookings ESSENTIAL!
Lalor Library: Bagged Promotions (Back by popular demand), Tuesday 6th March, 12.30-2pm,
Come along and sample new products, taste simple and easy to prepare meal ideas. Bookings ESSENTIAL!
International Women's Day at Lalor Library, Thursday 8th March, 10-30-11.30am, Guest speaker, Anne Sgro. Morning tea provided.
Senior's Day - Introduction to our reminiscence program, Tuesday 27th March, 1.30-2.30pm.