>In the U.S., New Year’s Day is becoming a time to relax and recover from the previous holidays. Morning hours can include watching the spectacular Rose Bowl Parade on television and later seeing the game.
Americans generally ignore the good luck shenanigans that are popular in other countries. But a large percentage of us still think we can cook and eat our way to a prosperous new year.
Corned beef and cabbage is one lucky choice because cabbage leaves signify money in this and other cultures. Many people think pork should be included in the New Year’s meal. For hundreds of years, the hog has signified prosperity. Black-eyed peas, hog jowls or ham are lucky foods in some areas as is rice.
Making New Year’s resolutions is an admirable New Year’s Day activity. One to include this year are more visits and use of your public library.
The new year brings another series of programs for adults at libraries in the three county area.
Computer classes for adults start in January at Union Co. Public Library. Basic classes on learning to use a computer and some intermediate classes will be offered.
In addition, as part of this series of classes, we will teach a series on using Learning Express, an online program that can help you brush up on job and interview skills. Assistance will also be offered on filling out government forms online.
The class series for adults repeats in February in Baker County, and in March in Bradford County. Check your library for a schedule or look (and register) online under Library Events on our webpage.
>Basic computer classes for adults conclude in Union County this week with a class on Basic MSWord. Classes will resume in Union County in January.
Classes will start in Baker County at Emily Taber Public Library on October 28 and continue through November 18. You can register for basic skills classes at the library or online.
New this time are classes using Learning Express. Learning Express is a computer program to assist you in preparation for tests or refreshing job search skills. We’re focusing on adults who would like assistance in brushing up on your job search skills–basic math, reading and writing. We’ll help you get started.
We continue to offer assistance with e-government questions. If you have to fill out government forms online–such as DCF, unemployment or other government benefits, we’ll help you get started.
Computer, Learning Express,and e-government assistance will be available at Bradford Co. Public Library in December.
Do you need help with DCF and other government forms?
Learn to use the computer to file with DCF and other government agencies.
Bradford Co. Public Library
Tuesday, July 7 & July 21
or call 904-368-3911.
>Some Florida online resources are gathered together in one spot for you.
These include MyFlorida website, a large gathering of many things on Florida government in one website; Vital Statistics, birth and death certificates; and Florida Department of Education. These are just a few…there are more.
Take a look.
>What is it?
It’s a word libraries and others use to describe how the public might interact with government, whether local, state, or the federal government.
Some interaction can only be done online. Some things can be done both online or in person, which ever is more convenient. For instance, in some counties you can renew your automobile registration online.
We have a link to some Florida government resources and Federal government resources that may be of use to you.
There are many more. Library staff will be happy to assist you in finding them.