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iPad User Group
415 Commercial Street
Tuesday, Sep. 30, 10:00 a.m.
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Please join us for our monthly informal get-together as we discuss how we all use iPads in our daily lives. Bring your questions as well as your favorite apps! 
Duration: 2 hours

Author Linda McCann presents Prohibition in Eastern Iowa
415 Commercial Street
Monday, Oct. 6, 6:00 p.m.
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Join us as author Linda McCann will be on hand to discuss her latest book about Prohibition.  Linda is also the author of Lost Black Hawk County, Lost Butler County, Lost Bremer County, Lost Linn County and Lost Cedar County.  Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Finding our Cousins: Puzzila.org
415 Commercial Street
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 3:00 p.m.
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Looking for new relatives? Is your pedigree picked over? Is there really no work left for you and your family to do? The Puzzilla.org Descendants Viewer lets you see hundreds of descendants from an aerial view. Compact symbols reveal patterns of incomplete research.  Learn how to use Puzzilla.org to help you continue to build your family tree. Duration: 75 minutes

my Social Security
415 Commercial Street
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 10:00 a.m.
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Description: Did you know the Social Security Administration (SSA) is phasing out the paper notices that they have been sending through the mail to Americans who are eligible for Social Security?  Instead, everyone will need to create a "my Social Security" account on SSA's website.  This class will assist you in setting up this very important account. You must be 18 or older, have a valid ID and an email account. Don't have email? Call our Reference desk at 291-4476 to arrange an appointment to create an account. This event will be held in the Training Center on the 2nd floor of the Waterloo Public Library.
Duration: 60 minutes

my Social Security
415 Commercial Street
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 1:00 p.m.
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Description: Did you know the Social Security Administration (SSA) is phasing out the paper notices that they have been sending through the mail to Americans who are eligible for Social Security?  Instead, everyone will need to create a "my Social Security" account on SSA's website.  This class will assist you in setting up this very important account. You must be 18 or older, have a valid ID and an email account. Don't have email? Call our Reference desk at 291-4476 to arrange an appointment to create an account. This event will be held in the Training Center on the 2nd floor of the Waterloo Public Library.
Duration: 60 minutes

Finding our Cousins: Puzzila.org
415 Commercial Street
Thursday, Oct. 9, 10:00 a.m.
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Looking for new relatives? Is your pedigree picked over? Is there really no work left for you and your family to do? The Puzzilla.org Descendants Viewer lets you see hundreds of descendants from an aerial view. Compact symbols reveal patterns of incomplete research.  Learn how to use Puzzilla.org to help you continue to build your family tree. Duration: 75 minutes

Prevention & Maintenance - Malware
415 Commercial Street
Thursday, Oct. 9, 1:00 p.m.
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Lately, there has been a bigger than usual outbreak of spyware, malware infecting computers. It seems even if you visit legitimate websites, you are a target for these malicious programs. The first part of this session will teach you where to look for malicious software and how to remove it.  In the second part, you will learn what to do to try and prevent future infestations. Duration: 3 hours (we will take a 10 minute break every hour)

littleBits Electronics Workshop (Ages 10 - 12 only please)
415 Commercial Street
Saturday, Oct. 11, 3:00 PM
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Make something that does something!

In this workshop, John Burnett of Cedar Valley Makers guides you through
the design and building of electronics. From simple design to complex
prototyping, this workshop has something for all!

Please call 319-287-3976 to register your child.
Each child must be accompanied by an adult.
Sponsored by Friends of the Waterloo Public Library.

Cemetery Art
415 Commercial Street
Monday, Oct. 13, 1:00 p.m.
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Based on a presentation given by Ellen Miller of the Midwest Genealogy Center, this session will discuss the different types of art found on headstones and monuments.  A brief overview of funerary practices in the United States as well as the differences between a headstone, a footstone or a tablet stone will also be covered. 
Duration: 75 minutes

Prevention & Maintenance - Malware
415 Commercial Street
Monday, Oct. 13, 3:00 p.m.
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Lately, there has been a bigger than usual outbreak of spyware, malware infecting computers. It seems even if you visit legitimate websites, you are a target for these malicious programs. The first part of this session will teach you where to look for malicious software and how to remove it.  In the second part, you will learn what to do to try and prevent future infestations. Duration: 3 hours (we will take a 10 minute break every hour)

State and Special Census Records
415 Commercial Street
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 3:00 p.m.
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Join us and we talk about the different types of census records that are available besides the well-known federal census.  We will also discuss the data contained within some of these types, how to use the information and how to access it.   Duration: 90 minutes

Cemetery Art
415 Commercial Street
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 3:00 p.m.
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Based on a presentation given by Ellen Miller of the Midwest Genealogy Center, this session will discuss the different types of art found on headstones and monuments.  A brief overview of funerary practices in the United States as well as the differences between a headstone, a footstone or a tablet stone will also be covered. 
Duration: 75 minutes

Prevention & Maintenance - Malware
415 Commercial Street
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 5:30 p.m.
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Lately, there has been a bigger than usual outbreak of spyware, malware infecting computers. It seems even if you visit legitimate websites, you are a target for these malicious programs. The first part of this session will teach you where to look for malicious software and how to remove it.  In the second part, you will learn what to do to try and prevent future infestations. Duration: 3 hours (we will take a 10 minute break every hour)

State and Special Census Records
415 Commercial Street
Thursday, Oct. 16, 3:00 p.m.
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Join us and we talk about the different types of census records that are available besides the well-known federal census.  We will also discuss the data contained within some of these types, how to use the information and how to access it.   Duration: 90 minutes

Introduction to Fold3
415 Commercial Street
Friday, Oct. 17, 1:00 p.m.
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Fold3 provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.  We will discuss how to navigate this database, which is free through the Waterloo Public Library’s website. Time is also built into the session to allow research. Duration: 2 hours

Internet Searching Basics
415 Commercial Street
Saturday, Oct. 18, 10:00 a.m.
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Web search can be a remarkable resource for finding any type of information you can possibly imagine.  This class will help you to find what you’re looking for on the Internet by discussing search engines, search technique and strategies and Google web search features.  Duration: 2 hours

Introduction to Fold3
415 Commercial Street
Monday, Oct. 20, 3:00 p.m.
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Fold3 provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.  We will discuss how to navigate this database, which is free through the Waterloo Public Library’s website. Time is also built into the session to allow research. Duration: 2 hours

Introduction to WorldVitalRecords.com
415 Commercial Street
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 10:00 a.m.
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WorldVitalRecords.com is yet another free genealogical database offered through the Waterloo Public Library’s website.  WorldVitalRecords.com was founded in 2006 to provide simple and affordable access to more than 4.2 billion names in family history record collections worldwide, including:
  • Over 158 million digitized images, including US and UK Censuses
  • Over 300 million names from birth, marriage and death records
  • Over 75 million names from military records
  • Over 100 million pages of newspapers, 1739 to present
  • One of world's largest historical map collections with 1.5 million maps
  • More than 8,000 high school, college and military yearbooks
  • More than 30 million tombstone photos
Duration: 2 hours

Facebook ’FUN’damentals
415 Commercial Street
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 10:00 a.m.
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Have you noticed that Facebook has changed – AGAIN? This class will discuss those changes, along with how to navigate your profile and stay as safe as possible while online. Please know your username and password for your Facebook account. Duration: 2 hours

Introduction to WorldVitalRecords.com
415 Commercial Street
Friday, Oct. 24, 1:00 p.m.
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WorldVitalRecords.com is yet another free genealogical database offered through the Waterloo Public Library’s website.  WorldVitalRecords.com was founded in 2006 to provide simple and affordable access to more than 4.2 billion names in family history record collections worldwide, including:
  • Over 158 million digitized images, including US and UK Censuses
  • Over 300 million names from birth, marriage and death records
  • Over 75 million names from military records
  • Over 100 million pages of newspapers, 1739 to present
  • One of world's largest historical map collections with 1.5 million maps
  • More than 8,000 high school, college and military yearbooks
  • More than 30 million tombstone photos
Duration: 2 hours

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