Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Free Classes: How to Find It in the Library

The Reference Staff at the San Marino Public Library will present a series of hands-on workshops to assist both children and parents in using the resources the library has to offer more effectively.

Library Treasure Hunt
Wednesday, September 22nd; 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Come to the San Marino Public Library and learn how to find a book in the library. This hands-on workshop is geared toward children in grades K-2nd and their parents, but anyone who needs to brush up on their book finding skills is welcome to attend. Discussion topics include the different sections of library and how books in the children's room are put into different categories: non-fiction, picture books, beginning readers, bridges and fiction. The evening will conclude with a treasure hunt in the library. Participants will be asked to find books using the skills and techniques that they just learned.

Dewey & the Decimals
Wednesday, October 6th; 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Who is Dewey and what is he doing with those decimals. Join us the San Marino Public Library for a hands-on workshop on learning everything there is to know about Melvin Dewey and the decimal system. Students will be introduced to the decimal system, categorization of books as fiction and non-fiction and a refresher on how to using the library's catalog computer. This workshop is geared toward 3rd - 4th graders along with their parents, but anyone who has an interest in how the Dewey Decimal System works is welcome to attend.

Research and Electronic Resources
Wednesday, October 20th; 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Do you have an assignment due that requires you to do research? Don't know where to turn? Then the San Marino Public Library is the place for you. We are holding a hands-on workshop that will introduce students to the reference and electronic resources that are available to help them complete their assignments. Discussion topics include the newspaper and magazine databases, science and history homework helper and current biography illustrated. This workshop is specifically geared toward 5th - 6th graders, along with their parents.

Space is limited, so call early to reserve a space!!! (626) 300-0777.

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