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Clement Memorial Scholarship for Poestenkill High School Seniors


10th Annual Clement Memorial Scholarship
The family of Leo & Alma Clement, via the Poestenkill Library, is pleased to offer a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating high school senior who is a resident of Poestenkill and plans to enter a two- or four- year college program this fall.

The Clement Memorial Scholarship was established for a high school senior who loves reading. It is funded through gifts given by the family of the late Mr. & Mrs. Clement.

Rules
Entrants must:

1. Be a Poestenkill resident;

2. Be a High School Senior (or equivalent) from a public, private, or home school who will be attending a two- or four- year college for the 2021-22 school year;

3. Write an essay of 500-750 words on the general subject of “The Love of Reading.”

Judging:
Scholarship award will be chosen by a committee comprised of Clement family members, the Director of Poestenkill Library, a Library Trustee, and a community member to be chosen by the Board of Trustees. The initial reading of essays will be completed without knowledge of the applicant’s name.

Announcement of Winning Essay:
The essay winner will contacted by June 30, 2021. The scholarship award will be announced on the Poestenkill Library website www.poestenkilllibrary.org and in The Advertiser.

Instructions:
1. Essay must be between 500-750 words. Computer-generated is preferred. No specific font or spacing is required. Applicant’s name should not be on essay page.

2. A cover page must also be submitted which includes the following:

Applicant’s name, address, and phone number

High School currently attending (or equivalent)

College attending in the fall

3. Essay should be submitted via email or mail by May 31, 2021. If you prefer to drop it off, please contact the library first for COVID-19 protocol.

Email: info@poestenkilllibrary.org

Mail: PO Box 305, Poestenkill NY 12140

4. One submission per student.

We sell on eBay!


We have items listed on ebay. We often hold onto items which have been donated to the book sale so they can be sold for a higher price or as a group on ebay, or so they can go to a collector. Check out what we have listed under our user name “pklib0305.” If you are local and are the winning bid, we will remove or refund the shipping costs if the item can be picked up.

More books will be added over the next few weeks as I am cleaning out the upstairs “office” (really a junk room!) and there are a lot of books in there.

We also have 5 brand new puzzles for sale on our Facebook page.


Golden Gate Bridge. 1000 pieces. $10
Dock & Lighthouse. 550 pieces. $8
Backyard Fun. 300 pieces. $8
Shed/tulips. 1000 pieces & glue. $10
Cats in Potting Shed. 1000 pieces. $8 ea (we have 2 of these)

Email me at margie@poestenkilllibrary if you are interested in the puzzles or have any questions about our ebay sales.

Library visit appointments begin on Tuesday, 2/16!


We can’t wait to see you! You may begin to call to book an appointment to browse and check out items at the library. The appointments will start on Tuesday, 2/16.

As before, the time slots are for a 20 minute visit. No more than two people in at a time, unless it is a family. A family of 5 or less may come in together and we will not schedule any other patrons during that time.

– Books should still be returned in the outside book drop.
– Item pickup will continue.
– Please do not bring donations to the library. We are unable to accept them at this time.
– Public computers are still not open.
– Copies and faxes may be done during an appointment.

Digital Literacy for Adults online workshops offered through Upper Hudson Library System


Here is a great opportunity to learn more about the online tools we use almost everyday. These tools are key to a successful online presence as a business.
The Upper Hudson Library System (UHLS) serves the 29 public libraries in Albany & Rensselaer counties. They have received a grant through the New York State Division of Library Development, “Grow with Google.” This grant promotes digital literacy for adults, especially business owners as part of Work Force Development. The online classes listed below are free. There is a link to register for any or all of the classes. All communication regarding the classes will be through UHLS. We are promoting and offering the classes to our patrons.

UHLS Adult Literacy Grant and Grow with
Google Grant Digital Classes with Nate Heyer
All Classes will be taught by Nate Heyer using Gotomeeting.
(*) indicates a Grow with Google Class

To register for any of the classes below go to: https://forms.gle/pqqgPqTniEgr2nDR9

02/25/2021 @ 7 pm Introduction to Microsoft Excel
Learn how to navigate the Excel interface, enter and format data, perform simple calculations, and create tables to sort data in this beginner’s class. On screen demonstrations will illustrate all the techniques and information presented. Then, use the provided practice files, exercises, and handouts to apply learning after class. Skill Level: Beginner

*02/27/2021 @ 1 pm Decluttering Your Email Inbox*
Learn strategies to tame your overstuffed email inbox and boost productivity using Google’s Gmail platform – even if you have an email address from another provider! Skill Level: Intermediate

*03/06/2021 @ 1 pm Reach Customers Online with Google*
Learn how your business can be found online with Google. This workshop explains how Google Search works and how you can improve a website’s visibility with Search Engine Optimization (SEO). The session also introduces products like Google My Business, Google Trends, Search Console, Google Analytics, Google Ads, and more. Skill Level: Intermediate

03/11/2021 @ 7 pm Introduction to Windows 10
Learn how to get the most out of the Windows 10 interface, customize your start menu and desktop, navigate with a mouse or touch, access settings, and install apps. Bonus: learn how to stream videos and download digital library content for free using the Overdrive app. Skill Level: Beginner

03/25/2021 @ 7 Digital Organization Sampler
Take a guided tour of the best apps for getting organized, making deadlines, collaborating on projects, saving time, and maximizing efficiency. Skill Level: Beginner

04/01/2021 @ 7 Introduction to Google Apps Suite
Learn about the free productivity suite known as the Google Apps Suite. In this overview, learn what tools are available free with a Google or Gmail account, how to import and edit documents and files created in other software tools, and best practices for making use of Google’s apps. We’ll take a short tour of 4 of the most popular tools – Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms. Skill Level: Beginner

04/15/2021 @ 7 Facebook Pages for Business
Learn how to create a free online presence for your business, nonprofit, or organization. We’ll explore Facebook’s Pages feature, including setup, posting content, and understanding usage statistics. We’ll also discuss Facebook’s paid ad features and key social media marketing principles. Skill Level: Intermediate

04/29/2021 @ 7 Email Marketing with Mailchimp
Learn how to create email marketing campaigns for your business, organization, or cause with a free MailChimp account! You’ll learn how to create simple email campaigns, track your open rates, and generate a mailing list signup form for your website or Facebook Page. Skill Level: Intermediate

05/13/2021 @ 7 Introduction to Microsoft Excel
Learn how to navigate the Excel interface, enter and format data, perform simple calculations, and create tables to sort data in this beginner’s class. On screen demonstrations will illustrate all the techniques and information presented. Then, use the provided practice files, exercises, and handouts to apply learning after class. Skill Level: Beginner

05/27/2021 @ 7 Intro to Windows 10
Learn how to get the most out of the Windows 10 interface, customize your start menu and desktop, navigate with a mouse or touch, access settings, and install apps. Bonus: learn how to stream videos and download digital library content for free using the Overdrive app. Skill Level: Beginner

06/10/2021 @ 7 Survey Says! Polling, Quizzing, Signups and more with Google Forms
Learn how to use the free Google Forms and Sheets tools to create interactive quizzes, polls, sign ups, and surveys, and explore the results.

Click here for setup instructions.

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