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  1. Android Basics

    July 18, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Technology Lab

    Do you own a Samsung, Sony, LG, or other Android phone or tablet? Get the basics covered in this morning class. Bring your device and learn about Google Voice Search, Google talk to text, Google GPS, email and more.

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  2. Microsoft Word: Basics

    July 18, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Technology Lab

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  3. Chess Club

    July 21, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Study Room

    Come watch, learn, and play chess. All skill levels and ages are welcome! Beginners will learn basic moves and then be paired with a player. Beginners are especially welcome! Studies have shown that chess may raise students' IQ and help prevent Alzheimer's. Chess is call "the game of kings" and will boost your creativity, memory, and problem-solving skills. Drop in anytime between 10:00am and noon, on the first and third Saturday of each month. No registration required.

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  4. Critter Control for Bird Lovers!

    July 21, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Community Room

    Learn tactics to keep your bird feeders free from squirrels, raccoons, bears and other unwanted visitors. All attendees receive tickets for door prizes. Sponsored by Wild Birds Unlimited of Lake County (in Eustis).

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  5. Open Mic @ Bland

    July 22, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Community Room

    Calling all songwriters, writers, poets and bloggers - as well as those who like to listen to original songs, poems, stories, etc. to our first quarterly open mic event at the library. All are invited to read and discuss their work, after the performance. Please email the Library if you are interested in reading and discussing your work by Sunday, July 15, 2018 at library@cityofmountdora.com. Your time slot will be confirmed shortly afterward. Kick-off performer: Songwriter and Musician Jeff Whitfield, "Songs and Words" Learn more about Jeff Whitfield at http://www.jeffwhitfieldmusic.com/ Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Mount Dora Library Association.

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  6. Drop-In Crochet Class

    July 23, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Archives Room

    Make new friends in this drop-in class for all skill levels. Class members will need to bring a "size J" crochet hook, medium weight yarn, and scissors. Receive personal instruction as you develop your crocheting skills.

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  7. English Conversation Class

    July 23, 2018, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Study Room

    Learn to speak English in our weekly English Conversation Class held every Monday evening, from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Families are welcome. Clases de Conversacion en Ingles: Todos los lunes de 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Ambiente familiar. Totalmente gratis y no es necesario inscribirse. Practica Ingles en la biblioteca. No registration is required for this free class. Seating is on a first-come-first-served basis. Practice English at your library! ALL LANGUAGES are welcome!

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  8. Mount Dora Genealogy Group

    July 24, 2018, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Community Room

    Are you curious about your family tree? Join Mount Dora's Genealogy Group and share your stories, learn from the pro's and make new friends. Each month has a new scheduled program and/or speaker, and no registration is required.

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  9. Microsoft Excel: Basics

    July 25, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Technology Lab

    Learn how to use Excel to organize numbers and text in a spreadsheet format. Excel spreadsheets can be used for budgets, work and school projects, record-keeping, lists, inventories, and more. By the end of this class you should be able to create and format a spreadsheet; enter and edit data; and use basic formulas to add, subtract, multiply and divide numbers in a horizontal row or vertical column. Attendees will use PCs in the W.T. Bland Public Library Technology Lab, which have Microsoft Excel 2016 installed.

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  10. Classic Film

    July 25, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ W T Bland Public Library

    Enjoy free popcorn and curated classic films every second and fourth Wednesday of the month. The program starts at 7:00pm, with a brief synopsis of what makes it a classic film (pre-1970), followed by a traditional movie cartoon before the feature. Titles are subject to change and are not listed on this calendar. To learn the film scheduled for particular week, please call the Circulation Desk (352) 735-7180 (option 5).

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  11. Beginning Digital Photography

    July 26, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Technology Lab

    "Where is the flash? What about the batteries? What do these buttons do? Can my shots be edited on the camera? How do I focus my shots?" This class will answer these basic questions. Instructor Steve Berger is a photographer with years of photography instruction experience. This class is a hands-on workshop for beginners. You'll learn how to operate your digital camera and practice taking shots during class. Please bring your digital camera (make sure it is charged).

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  12. Hurricane Preparedness Program

    July 26, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Community Room

    Learn how to protect yourself and your property before, during and after a hurricane or tropical storm. Presented by: Lake County Emergency Management Mount Dora Fire Department Mount Dora Electric Division Hillcrest Insurance Agency Refreshments and door prizes! Sponsored by the Mount Dora Library Association.

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  13. Windows 10

    July 27, 2018, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Technology Lab

    Learn all about Windows 10 in this hands-on workshop, including Edge, Workspaces, Cortana, Account Settings, File Explorer, Task View, Windows Storehouse and more. We will walk through Windows 10 settings item by item. This class takes place in our Technology Lab, with PCs provided. Please feel free to bring your own laptop, if you prefer.

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  14. Ukulele

    July 28, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Simpson Farm House

    New to the ukulele? Interested in jamming with other adults? Learn and play together in our new ukulele class for adults and explore chords, strumming techniques, and learn easy songs. Please bring your own ukulele to class. Teens and tweens are also welcome. Ukulele class meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:00 PM (in the Library) and on the fourth Saturday of the month at 10:00 AM (at the Simpson Farmhouse). This class is free, with no registration required.

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  15. Instant Pressure Cooking: How-To & Favorite Recipes

    July 28, 2018, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Community Room

    Do yo have an Instapot, or are you looking for tips and tricks for using your instant pressure cooker? The Roaming Gourmet Ze Carter will share user tips, tricks and even sample a recipe in this free class. This program is free, with registration required. Sponsored by the Mount Dora Library Association.

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  16. Pollinators in the Garden Photography Contest

    July 29, 2018, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM @ Community Room

    All Lake County Library System library cardholders are eligible to enter our Pollinators in the Garden Photography Contest. There are three age categories for submissions: age 6-10 years, age 11-17 years and age 18 and older. Submission deadline is Sunday, July 15, 2018. Award Ceremony and Library Lobby Reveal is Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 1:00pm. Contest Guidelines are available at the Library. Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st place ($50), 2nd place ($30) and 3rd place ($20). Sponsored by the Mount Dora Library Association.

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  17. It Happened One Summer Nanofiction Contest

    July 29, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Community Room

    Enter our Nanofiction Contest and listen to the finalists read their entries at our award ceremony. This contest's theme is It Happened One Summer Nanofiction Contest guidelines can be found here: https://mylakelibrary.org/nanofiction-contest/ Dates to remember: Saturday, July 14, 2018 - Submission deadline Entries must be emailed to lundayc@cityofmountdora.com by end of day Saturday, July 14, 2018. Entries must following our Nanofiction Contest guidelines. Sunday, July 29, 2018 - Award Ceremony Listen to all the finalists read their entries and then be awarded their prizes. Prizes are as follows: Categories: Under 18 18 & Over Prize categories may or may not be awarded depending on the judges' discretion: 1st place - $50 2nd place - $30 3rd place - $20 Honorable Mention(s) Judging provided by Writers One Flight Up. New: All entrants must have a Lake County Library System library card in good standing. Nanofiction Contest sponsored by the Mount Dora Libr

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  18. Drop-In Crochet Class

    July 30, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Archives Room

    Make new friends in this drop-in class for all skill levels. Class members will need to bring a "size J" crochet hook, medium weight yarn, and scissors. Receive personal instruction as you develop your crocheting skills.

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  19. English Conversation Class

    July 30, 2018, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Study Room

    Learn to speak English in our weekly English Conversation Class held every Monday evening, from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Families are welcome. Clases de Conversacion en Ingles: Todos los lunes de 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Ambiente familiar. Totalmente gratis y no es necesario inscribirse. Practica Ingles en la biblioteca. No registration is required for this free class. Seating is on a first-come-first-served basis. Practice English at your library! ALL LANGUAGES are welcome!

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