Category Archives: Educational

June is all about documentaries!

DocumentariesWhether or not you go to school, summer has a special way of turning off brains or at least setting them to “float in the pool” mode.  Fight the summer brain drain with a documentary on nearly any topic you can imagine.  Grab one that interests you, or pick up one in a totally unknown topic to expand your knowledge.

We’ll have a display near the DVD section until the end of June, so browse through it and find something entertaining and educational to add to your stack.  If nothing on the cart jumps out at you, anything on the back wall of the DVD section is non-fiction, so you can find an even larger selection there.

Computer skills videos

Computer KeyboardWhile I put together a larger order for fiction DVDs, I took the time to update our collection of computer skills videos.  Earlier in the year I noticed that they were severely outdated and of no use to anyone, so I discarded them to make room for a future order to replace them.  This is that order.

With Paducah facing layoffs from USEC, quite a few of our fellow citizens will be looking to brush up on skills that will make them more competitive in the job market.  Videos like these, as well as the awesome books in our non-fiction section, will be very helpful in learning or refreshing those skills.

Here is the list of videos in this collection:

  • Microsoft Office 2013 (All programs, bundled)
  • Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac
  • Microsoft Word 2010 and 2013
  • Microsoft Powerpoint 2010 and 2013
  • Microsoft Outlook 2010 and 2013
  • Microsoft Excel 2010 and 2013
  • Microsoft Excel for Business
  • Microsoft Access 2010 and 2013
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • The Non-Programmer’s Guide to Building iOS apps
  • Learning to Build iOS apps
  • CompTIA A+ 220-801 (2012 Objectives)
  • Learning Ubuntu Linux
  • Learning Adobe Acrobat 11
  • How to use WordPress for e-Commerce