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Adult Services
Adult Services
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At the DeSoto Public Library we offer materials, services, and programs designed for our adult customers and provide the resources you need to accomplish your career, education, and personal goals.

Adult Events

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Affordable Care Act Assistance
Date: Saturday, Dec. 20th
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Location: DeSoto Public Library
Cost: Free and Open to the Public

The library will be having Enroll Now ACA Navigators come in to help people get signed up for the Affordable Care Act. We will have rooms available to talk one on one with a navigator and computers available for you to sign up while you're here. For more information, please visit us or call 972.230.9661


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Food For Fees
Date: Nov 1 - Jan 2
Location: DeSoto Public Library
Cost: $1 off your fine for each item you bring in

Do you owe fines at the DeSoto Public Library? Do you have Library books that you haven’t returned in years? Would you like to clear those fines and do a good deed at the same time?  Well, now is your chance!  The DeSoto Library is partnering with the DeSoto Food Pantry and Tri-City Animal Shelter and Adoption Center for its “Food for Fines Drive”, which will run from November 01, 2014 through January 2, 2015. During our Food for Fines Drive, you can pay off your fines with food instead of cash!  For every can of food, pet food or household item donated, the Library will reduce your library fines by $1.00.  That’s right!  One food/household item = $1.00 in fines. Patrons without fines are also encouraged to donate. Bring your food donations to the Check-out Desk. All donated food will be given to the DeSoto Food Pantry or the Tri-City Animal Shelter to provide assistance to local families and animals in need. 
For more information, please visit or call the Check-Out Desk @ 972.230.9665. For a list of acceptable goods and fine policies click here.



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Neil R. White Book Signing
Date: Saturday, Jan. 10th
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: DeSoto Library Lobby
Cost: Free and Open to the Public

Meet Neal R. White, author of Crosswinds, the first of a three book series. He is currently working on the second novel in the series, Wind Speaker, which is due out in 2015. A career journalist whose career has taken him around the world, the inspiration for his series started during the two years he covered the birth of the white buffalo in Janesville, Wisconsin in the mid-1990s and the Native America prophecy that foretold not only the calf’s birth, but its significance to people of all races across the world.

Mr. White is currently the editor and general manager of Waxahachie Newspapers, Inc. Additional information about him and his book can be found at www.thenextchapterpublishing.com/nr-white, on his blog at nealwhite.blogspot.com, and on Facebook at N.R. White.


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The Healthcare Marketplace: An Informative and Educated Approach
Date: Tuesday, Jan. 13th
Time: 12pm - 4pm
Location: Library Teen Room (The Spot)
Cost: Free and Open to the Public

With new deadlines to enroll for health care insurance just around the corner, information on how to evaluate policies and services to choose the best coverage is essential. Join LaShandra Hooks & Angel Bogans, from US Health Advisors, as they present information about health care insurance so you can make an informed choice for you and your family. For more information, please visit the Information desk or call 972.230.9661


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Crafting Thursdays
Date: Every Thursday
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
Location: Quilting Area (behind Adult Fiction)
Cost: Free and Open to the Public

Free your inner crafter! The DeSoto Quilters demonstrate and teach knitting, crocheting, and other handicrafts every Thursday. Join these talented ladies for fun and fellowship. You can work with them or bring your own craft project. It is a great way to meet other crafters, learn a new craft, and share your own. For more information visit the Information Desk or call 972.230.9661


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Game Day
Date: Every Thursday
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
Location: DeSoto Public Library
Cost: Free and Open to the Public

Game Day---it's not just for Sundays anymore here at DeSoto Library. We invite all men from the community every Thursday to meet with fellow players for gaming and camaraderie. You can come to play for fun, brush up on your skills, or just to sit and visit. We would love to have you! For more information please visit the Information Desk or call 972.230.9661.


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Morning Computer Classes
Date: Wednesday-Thursday
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Location: Venable Training Room
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Class Schedule

Computer Literacy & Advancement Classes are taught year round in Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. The Fall & Spring semesters consist of the 8 course Computer Literacy series with classes on computer basics, internet basics, Microsoft Word & Excel, resume writing, and job searching. The fall and spring semesters are for beginner to intermediate level students. The Summer semester consists of the 5 course Living in the Online World series with classes on Microsoft PowerPoint, keyboarding, iPad basics, cloud computing, and tech savvy tips. The summer semester is for intermediate to advanced students. To register please visit or call the information desk @ 972.230.9661.
   
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Individual Technology Tutoring
Date: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: Tues 2pm-4pm; Thurs 1pm-3pm
Location: Library Lower Level
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Tutoring Schedule

The library offers afternoon individual technology tutoring sessions. Need help with your resume? Trouble applying for jobs? Problems with your email? Want to know more about your tablet or phone? We will help you learn how to use YOUR computer, do something new or extend your knowledge with our friendly expert guidance. Anything you need help with can be a tutoring session. You are free to bring your laptop from home or use one of our desktops. Two 1 hour sessions are offered every Tuesday and Thursday. Space is limited, registration is necessary. Please visit or call the information desk @ 972.230.9661 to register for a session. If you find you cannot attend a session after you've registered, please call the library to cancel.