Because we constantly look for ways to inform, entertain, and enrich our patrons, programming for adults changes frequently. Check our event listing often, but plan on activities that recur throughout the month.
**More Computer Classes Coming This Summer!**
Spring Computer Classes
This spring, Niles District Library will be offering several classes on computer basics, as well as using the Internet and some of the popular programs from Microsoft Office and Google. To register for one or more of the classes, please call 269-683-8545 x112, email CommunityEngagement@nileslibrary.net, or stop by the Information Desk at the library to sign up. Classes are free and open to teens and adults.
Classes will be held in the Computer Lab on the main level of the library before and after regular library hours on Fridays.
Morning classes: 8:30-10:00 am (Please enter via the side door near the handicap parking spots since these classes will be held before the library opens)
Evening classes: 6:00-7:30 pm (Please arrive before the doors are locked at 6:00 pm)
These classes are introductory and generally cover a broad range of topics and processes. If you are in need of more specialized help, please refer to our Book a Librarian page. Through our Book a Librarian offerings, we are able to provide individual help with devices, operating systems, and more.
March 10 – Computer Basics
Introductory class on hardware, Windows operating system, and standard computer terminology.
March 17 – Introduction to the Internet
Learn to use different Internet browsers and get tips on searching for information and navigating the Internet.
March 24 – Social Media
An introduction to using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube.
March 31 – Microsoft Word
Learn how to use Word to write, edit, and format documents for school, work, or personal use.
April 7 – Microsoft Publisher (CLASS FULL)
Learn how to create professional looking flyers, brochures, and newsletters.
April 14 – Microsoft Excel (CLASS FULL)
Learn how to create spreadsheets for budgets, mailing lists, or other data management projects.
April 28 – “The Cloud” (CLASS FULL)
Learn how to use Google apps, including Google Drive, Google Docs, and Gmail. Learn how to save and access files in “The Cloud”.
Wednesdays, 4:00-7:00 pm
Join Ann in the Youth Services area for a weekly coupon exchange–bring the coupons you have that you won’t use and pick up some you will use! This program is open to teens and adults.
Saturday, April 29 – 10:30-11:30 am
Take the time to do something great for yourself while reaping the health and relaxation benefits of yoga. This free class is for all abilities; if you’ve never tried yoga, now is the perfect time to start! Bring a yoga mat and some water. If you don’t have a yoga mat, we have a limited number of mats to borrow.
Family Nerf Night
First Saturday of each month, 5:30-7:30 pm
Think you’re a crack shot? Come find out! Grab your Nerf gear and bring it to this after-hours event! Participants will have full run of the main floor of the library to compete in a series of team and free-for-all Nerf activities. You must bring your own gear to participate. This event is open to all ages, but participants under 12 must have a parent/guardian present in order to attend. A waiver must be signed at the event by either the participant or their parent/guardian and eye protection is encouraged. Doors lock at 6:00 so be sure to arrive before then.
Teen and Adult Nerf Night
Second Saturday of each month, 5:30-7:30 pm
Teens (13 and older) and adults are invited to come to the library for an after-hours round of Nerf games with an emphasis on strategy and teamwork. Please arrive before the library closes at 6:00.
Treeclimbers Genealogy Gatherings
First Saturday of each month, 10:30 am
As a genealogist, your most valuable research tool is other genealogists. Join us to share your findings and support others in their own family quest! Everyone is welcome, regardless of experience. We explore a different topic each month that will add to your expertise in genealogy.
Fridays, 3:00-5:00 pm
Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and chat while you work on your own yarn or sewing project. Rookies are welcome; our teacher and a few loaner tools will help you get started.
Thursdays, 1:00-4:30 pm
Volunteers are available weekly to teach you how to play Mahjong, a game of skill, strategy and calculation originating in China that involves a degree of chance, similar to the Western card game of rummy.
Game Day for Adults
Second Saturday of each month, 1:00-5:00 pm
If you are 18 or older and like games of all types, join us for Game Day for Adults from 1-5 pm. We have board games, cards, tabletop games, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii U games all set up, ready for you to enjoy! Feel free to bring your own games, too!
Services & Agencies at the Library
Michigan Works! Talent Development Specialists/Kinexus
Every other Wednesday, 1:00-4:00 pm
Michigan Works! is now coming to Niles District Library! Every other Wednesday afternoon, staff from their offices in Dowagiac and Benton Harbor will be here to assist job seekers. Talent Development Specialists can help you register for unemployment, evaluate your strengths and skills, create or update your resume, sharpen your interview skills and more. They’ll help you put your best foot forward! For more information on what MI Works! can do for you, visit www.michiganworks.org/job-seekers/. Michigan Works! staff will be in Niles every Wednesday, alternating between here and Lake Michigan College Bertrand Crossing Campus. See our calendar to find out when they will be here next.
The Connection (Emergency Shelter Services)
As Berrien County’s Housing Resource Center, The Connection provides a centralized intake that works together with the consumer to rapidly re-house those who are homeless.
The Connection offers the following services and resources when available:
- Community Referrals
- Housing Information
- Housing Case Management
- Eviction Assistance
- Rental Assistance
- Security Deposit Assistance
For questions or more information, call 269-277-5055 or email email@example.com