Good morning, and happy Friday!
I want to close out the week with a few great items for you. First is a workshop on how to access and use the Library’s eBooks – if you’re a digital library user, this’ll be great information. Second, the Tall Ships are returning to the Port of Redwood City, with lots of fun activities planned so get that on your calendar. And finally, I’m passing along a note from the County seeking applicants to serve on the Civil Grand Jury.
Please read on – and have a great weekend!
Digital Library Workshops
More and more people are accessing the Library’s materials electronically with their eBook readers such as iPads, Kindles, Nooks, laptops, desktops, smartphones, and other devices. This is just one more way that members of the community can check out reading materials and audiobooks, and the Redwood City Public Library is offering two workshops to bring these digital library users up to speed.
There are two identical workshops scheduled:
• Wednesday, February 22, 7 – 8 pm
• Wednesday, February 29, 7- 8 pm
Both workshops take place in the Computer Lab at the Downtown Library, 1044 Middlefield Road in Redwood City. Space is limited, and RSVPs should be sent to email@example.com. These engaging one-hour workshops are a great opportunity to explore the various computers and devices that can be used with library eBooks and audiobooks. Participants will learn how to get started with the right software they’ll need, see live demonstrations of how to browse, checkout, and download eBooks, and learn a bit about the Library’s lending policies such as how many items can be checked out, and for how long. There’ll be plenty of time for question and answers at these hands-on eBook workshops.
In addition to the Redwood City Library collection, cardholders also have access to the Peninsula Library System’s eBooks. The Library’s eBooks and audiobooks are downloadable 24/7.
Historical Tall Ships Coming to the Port of Redwood City
The brig Lady Washington and topsail ketch Hawaiian Chieftain are scheduled to arrive at the Port of Redwood City at p.m., Feb. 23 and berth at the Guest Dock on Seaport Court.
The ships are scheduled to stay in Redwood City through March 7. Here’s the list of activities:
• 2/24: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Walk-on tours. $3 donation per person. No reservation required.
• 2/25-26: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Walk-on tours. $3 donation per person. No reservation required.
• 2/25-26: 2 p .m. to 5 p.m. Lady Washington & Hawaiian Chieftain Battle Sail. $40-$60
• 2/26: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lady Washington Adventure Sail. $35
• 2/28-3/2: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Walk-on tours. $3 donation per person. No reservation required.
• 3/3-4: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Walk-on tours. $3 donation per person. No reservation required.
• 3/3: 2 p .m. to 5 p.m. Lady Washington & Hawaiian Chieftain Battle Sail. $40-$60
• 3/4: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lady Washington Adventure Sail. $35
• 3/6-7: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Walk-on tours. $3 donation per person. No reservation required.
The three-hour Battle Sails feature the recreation of a typical 18th century naval skirmish involving two ships. Both vessels will fire real cannon charged with real gunpowder, but no cannon balls. Guests are encouraged to verbally taunt their adversaries and they have a chance to take the helm of a real tall ship, conditions permitting. Three-hour Adventure Sails include a chance to raise a sail, sing a sea shanty, and hear maritime stories. Tickets are available online or by calling 800-200-5239. Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will also host a number of K-12 school groups from these area communities: Fremont, Los Gatos, Mountain View, Redwood City, and San Jose. Space is still available for programs. Title I schools are eligible for large discounts on program pricing. For information, contact Roxie Underwood, education programs manager, 800-200-5239, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grand jury applicants sought
Applications are now being accepted for service on the 2012-2013 civil grand jury.
The positions are open to any county resident of more than one year who is a United States citizen, 18 years or older, of ordinary intelligence, sound judgment and good character and with sufficient knowledge of the English language. Public officials are not eligible.
After interviews by Judge Richard Livermore, the appoint grand jury advisor, jurors will be chosen through a random drawing.
Applications are being accepted until April 3 for the term July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. Forms are available from the Grand Jury Clerk, Court Executive Office, 400 County Center, Redwood City, Ca 94063 or 599-1200.
See http://www.sanmateocourt.org/court_divisions/grand_jury/ for information about the San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury.
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