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Neighbors of Kane County

Batavia Public Library: Programs for adults and teens

Jun 06, 2016 10:54AM ● By Neighbors Magazines

Registration Information: Registration is required for some programs; please call the Reference Desk, 630-879-1393, ext. 200, or register online at

Questions & Ancestors Genealogy Series

Searching for Living Persons

Thurs., June 16, 7pm

Presenter Thomas MacEntee explains the most effective ways to find living people using Internet search engines and how mak­ing contact with living relatives can help hone genealogy research skills. Co-sponsored by the Kane County Genealogical Society.

Thomas Paine: Voice of the Revolution

Sun., June 26, 2pm

The writings of Thomas Paine inspired people to support independency and Washington’s army to continue the fight against all odds. Actor R. J. Lindsey portrays Thomas Paine speaking about a life of fail­ure in England, but success in America, and the dra­matic events that pushed the colonies to revolt.

Book Discussion

Tues., June 14, 7:30pm

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselvesby Karen Joy Fowler

Rosemary’s story begins when she is arrested; from there the tragedy at the heart of her family is slowly revealed. A moving tale of familial love and loss that examines the bonds of sisterhood. Avoid reading spoilers!


Registration Information: One-hour, hands-on computer classes. Basic computer skills, incluing mouse and keyboard proficiency, are required. Please call the Reference Desk, 630-879-1393, ext. 200. 

Computer classes for adults

Digital Pictures

Thurs., June 23, 9am

Learn how to remove digital photos from your camera or smartphone, edit them using Picasa, and send them to Flickr. Please bring your smartphone or camera, as well as your USB charging cable, to class.

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2013, Part 2

Tues., June 7, 9am

Font and background colors; text boxes, clip art, and photos; bulleted and numbered lists; tables; lines, arrows, and autoshapes; page num­bers; and page setup

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2013, Part 3

Tues., June 14, 9am

Headers and footers, section breaks, WordArt, page borders, footnotes, endnotes, tables, charts, and mail merge

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2013, Part 1**

Thurs., June 9, 9am

Summation; formulas; data entry; autofill; print

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2013, Part 2**

Thurs., June 30, 9am

Add and delete rows and columns; find and replace; sort; navigate workbooks; introduction to charts; security

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2013**

Wed., June 29, 9am