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Tom Batiuk - Book Signing

Nationally syndicated cartoonist Tom Batiuk, creator of the popular "Funky Winkerbean" and "Crankshaft" comic strips, will sign copies of his books from 2-4:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 13th, at Wright Library. His newest books include The Complete Funky Winkerbean Volume 3 and the upcoming Strike Four! The Crankshaft Baseball Book.
 
Batiuk, part of the faculty at the Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop, employs a gentle humor to sensitively explore such social issues as alcoholism, cancer, teen-dating abuse, teen suicide, guns in the school and teen pregnancy. His compelling breast cancer storyline, "Lisa’s Story," was a Pulitzer Prize Finalist in 2008 and collected into an award-winning book by Kent State University Press. "Funky Winkerbean" and "Crankshaft," created with Chuck Ayers, are carried in more than 600 newspapers worldwide and have an audience of more than 60 million readers. 

The signing is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required.
 

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Far Hills Speaker Series - "Oakwood: Our Home on the Hill"

The Oakwood Historical Society and Wright Library will be showing "Oakwood: Our Home on the Hill”.  This charming documentary and history of Oakwood was created in Oakwood's centennial year, 2008.  The video includes a pictorial history of the 1925 construction of Schantz Avenue, the 1923 Smith School Circus, the 1944 Harman School Maypole and much, much more.  It also features the unique architecture of Oakwood with pictures of Oakwood homes - then and now.  If you enjoy living in Oakwood, you won't want to miss this presentation. 

Note: DVDs of the video will be available for purchase. 

Come enjoy FREE popcorn from What's Poppin'!

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Device Users' Group

Device Users' GroupThe Monday Device Users' Group is being discontinued.  The last Monday meeting will May 12th at 7:30 p.m.  The Thursday meetings (on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays  at 1:30 p.m.) will continue.  If you are unable to make the Thursday Device Users' Group meeting times, please contact Brian in the AV Department to schedule a more convenient time for one-on-one instruction.  Call (294-7171) or email.

The Users' Group is meant for users of any electronic media device, whether a tablet (e.g. iPad, Nexus), an ereader (e.g. Kindle, Nook), mp3 player (e.g. iPod, Sansa Clip), or even a smartphone (so many).  Bring your device and any passwords you will need to access content sources (i.e. Kindle users - Amazon account information). 

On the theory that two or more brains are better than one and that if you are experiencing a problem, someone else is too, Wright Library offers a forum for users to gather and exchange information, helping each other find solutions.  This group is for novices, as well as for those with more experience, perhaps with a specific problem to solve.  In addition, a librarian experienced with numerous devices will be present to offer assistance and provide access to users' guides and other helpful resources.

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Device Users' Group

Device Users' GroupThe Wright Library Device Users' Group will meet each month on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays  at 1:30 p.m. in the Library Meeting Room.  Users of any electronic media device are welcome, whether you have a tablet (e.g. iPad, Nexus), an ereader (e.g. Kindle, Nook), mp3 player (e.g. iPod, Sansa Clip), or even a smartphone (so many).  Bring your device and any passwords you will need to access content sources (i.e. Kindle users - Amazon account information). 

On the theory that two or more brains are better than one and that if you are experiencing a problem, someone else is too, Wright Library offers a forum for users to gather and exchange information, helping each other find solutions.  This group is for novices, as well as for those with more experience, perhaps with a specific problem to solve.  In addition, a librarian experienced with numerous devices will be present to offer assistance and provide access to users' guides and other helpful resources.

If you are unable to make the Device Users' Group meeting times, please contact Brian in the AV Department to schedule a more convenient time for one-on-one instruction.  Call (294-7171) or email.

Date: 
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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