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Published: 30 June 2016

North Portland Library Announces July Computer Classes

The North Portland branch of the Multnomah County Library will host the following classes in July.

Sign up in the library, online at www.multcolib.org or by calling (503) 988-5394.

The North Portland branch is located at 512 N. Killingsworth St.

Facebook 1*
Create a Facebook profile, find/connect with friends/family on Facebook, & use privacy settings.
Wed, July 6, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Using Craigslist*
This is Portland’s go-to free, online, classified ads. Learn how to use Craigslist to sell an item, job search or rent a home, and tips for staying safe
Mon, July 11, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Word Processing*
Intro to Microsoft Word 2007 for beginners.
Wed, July 13, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Make a Basic Website*
Build a basic website using Google Sites. Please ask Library staff to assist you with a Gmail account to bring to class.
Sat, July 16, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Canva for Cards, Posters and More*
Learn about Canva, a free online design tool. Please sign up for a Canva account before class.
Mon, July 18, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Introduction to Spreadsheets*
Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2007.
Wed, July 20, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

iPad Part 1*
2-part class to learn to use your iPad.
Mon, August 1 & 8, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Start Here: Code Your Own Website*
This class will give you an understanding of how HTML, CSS and JavaScript work to make a webpage display and function.
Tues, August 2, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Beginner's Guide to the Cloud*
Everyone's talking about "the cloud," but what do they mean? Take this class to find out.
Wed, August 3, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Start Here: Game Programming*
No experience programming? Are you curious about what it’s like? Then this class is for you.
Tues, August 9, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Gone Blogging*
Want to get your opinion out there, online? Try a blog! A blog (web log) is a great way to share your knowledge, practice writing and to express yourself. Many blogging services are free. This class will help you get started. By the end of this class, you will have your own blog account, post your first blog entry, understand basic copyright rules, and know where to go for help. This class is for beginners, but you must have an email address and be comfortable using a keyboard, a mouse and a web browser.
Wed, August 10 and 17, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Start Here: Programming for Web Development*
Have you used HTML and CSS, but are ready to learn some JavaScript? Come to this class to learn the basic syntax of JavaScript, learn what a server has to do, and spend some time talking about resources for learning server-side programming.
Tues, August 30, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Facebook 2*
You've got a Facebook account and you know how to find your friends and family on Facebook, but what else can you do? By the end of this class, you will be able to create and share photo albums, create Life Events, use Facebook for messages and chat, and create a Facebook group. You must have your Facebook username and password with you to participate in this class.
Wed, August 31, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

*It is important to see the online description for individual class requirements.

Computer Help Lab
For one-on-one assistance with computer/technology questions, help with resumes and other projects we have the Computer Lab. The lab has a scanner and color printer, and options for free faxing through the internet. The Lab is open during the following hours:
Monday/Tuesday 1 to 5 p.m. (Closed July 4th)
Wednesday/Friday 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Saturday 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.


Mississippi Street Fair to Take Place July 9
The 15th Annual Mississippi Street Fair will take place July 9 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Historic Mississippi Avenue between N Fremont and N Skidmore Streets. The Fair includes over 200 local vendors, crafts, dunk tank, open air gallery, kids zone, 5 stages and a variety of family friendly activities. Proceeds from the fair benefit the Boise Business Youth Unity Project.
For complete Fair Information, please visit: MississippiAve.com/StreetFair

For fair promotional information, please visit: MississippiAve.com/StreetFair/Promo


Clark County Historical Society Hosts History Townhall in Ridgefield

The Clark County Historical Museum (CCHM) and the City of Ridgefield will host the first in a series of countywide town hall conversations about each community’s history and heritage at 6 p.m. on July 25, 2016 at the A Pickled Heron Gallery and Ballroom (418 Pioneer St. Ridgefield).

The evening will begin with a moderated panel discussion comprised of community historians. Each panelist will delve into the historical people, places, or moments they feel embody the spirit of Ridgefield history. A question and answer session with the audience will follow. During that time, the community historians and citizens of Ridgefield will examine the city's place in Clark County history and along the way tell many great stories about their history and home.

Over the next few years, CCHM will install a permanent exhibition telling the overall story of Clark County's history. These town halls, held in the different Clark County communities, will act as an inspiration for each community’s representation in this story. Each evening will be recorded and reviewed by those working on the exhibition.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the discussion will start at 6 p.m. Admission is free. For more event information and questions, contact the museum at [email protected] or by phone at 360-993-5679.


For more Portland and Seattle area events, see the Community Calendar.

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