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How many books have you read?

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By Carol Jones

Adrienne Schneeweiss of Spruce Creek Preserve has read over 7000 books including popular fiction, mysteries, autobiographies, and historicals. When Adrienne attended the Friends spring book sale to replenish her supply, she brought along the list of books she has read and discussed it with library supervisor, Heather Ogilvie. The list is alphabetical both by title and by author. It’s now so large that she keeps a printed copy in a notebook that she carries with her. The master list is on her computer database for easy updating.

“I started keeping track,” she explains, “when I kept taking books home that sounded good and then later discovered I’d already read them. It got downright irritating.” The total, now nearing 8000, was read over a period of 21 years. No doubt the number would double, at the very least, if she had recorded all the books read from the time she started.

Born in San Antonio, Texas, Adrienne moved with her family to South Carolina as a small child. “Where I grew up,” she tells us, “there just wasn’t that much to do, and so I started reading and kept on reading.”

After living in several locations, she and her husband moved to Florida where they have resided for about 50 years. They raised and showed Old English Sheepdogs and, more recently, the Havanese. Trophies for both breeds decorate their home. These days, in addition to reading, she enjoys watching TV with her husband when football games are on, especially the Gators.

Ask Arnold

Forwarding e-mail — sometimes you receive e-mail that you would like to forward to a friend but don’t want to send the header (the part with all the addresses) or other extraneous material along with it. In fact, it is recommended that you do not forward others’ addresses when forwarding e-mails. Here is a way to send only what you want:

Bring up the e-mail you want to forward.

Click on Forward. A new e-mail message screen will appear with the message you’re forwarding already in it.

Highlight the parts of the e-mail you DO NOT want to send. Do this by holding down the left button on the mouse and dragging the mouse across the area to be selected.

Hit the Delete key on your keyboard and the selected part (the part you did not want to send) will disappear. Do this for everything you want to eliminate.

Type the name or address of the person you wish to receive the e-mail in the To box.

Click on Send and your cleaned-up message will be sent.

Forwarding e-mail attachments: If you have an e-mail with an attachment and you want to forward only the attachment, there are a few things you need to know. First, if you can open the attachment, that means your computer has a program that supports whatever program the attachment is written in. The extensions .eml, .mpg, .jpg, .html and perhaps a few others should open easily, as they are supported either by your computer’s operating system or by the e-mail program itself.

Next, when your attachment opens, click on Forward, remove the names and addresses and extraneous material by following the method detailed above, then address your email and hit Send. Note: It is sometimes difficult to delete some groupings of names and addresses. If that’s the case, place your cursor at the end of the material you want to remove, and Backspace until the material you want removed is gone. This works in most cases where highlight-and-Delete does not.

If the attachment does not open, that means your computer does not have a program that supports the attachment. For example, .xls is an Excel program. If you do not have Excel on your system, the .xls attachment cannot open. The extension .pps is a PowerPoint program; .wpd is a WordPerfect program; .wps is a Microsoft Works program. If you have none of these programs, the attachment cannot be opened. However, you can usually forward the attachment to someone who can open it and print it or read it for you. It is generally best to save such attachment first (remember where you saved it) and then Forward.

Note: You cannot do any cleanup on an email that you receive unless you Save it, Reply to it, or Forward it.

Career Launch continues

Career Launch for Professionals continues with its next session for May 1; Networking – the Next Steps, followed by Self Marketing Strategies on May 8, and lastly Negotiating the Job Offer on May 15. These 2-hour mini-workshops are sponsored by the Workforce Connection in partnership with CFCC and are each Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Freedom Public Library. The workshops are free but pre-registration is necessary. Call 840-5700 or 1-800-434-5627.

Freedom Book Club

On Friday, May 15th, the book under discussion during the first half of the meeting, from 1 to 2 p.m., will be “The Shack” by William Young. The continuing discussion of “A Team of Rivals” by Doris Kearne Goodwin proceeds during the second half, from 2 to 3 p.m.

Library Hours

Freedom Public Library is open six days a week, Monday through Saturday, closed on Sunday. Open times are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. For questions, or to arrange an appropriate time for your group, call Heather Ogilvie, 438-2580.

Meeting room activities for the next two weeks follow below. All meetings are free and open to the public. Please note, no group meetings will be scheduled after hours when the library is closed unless they are county or state related.

Friday, May 1

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Career Launch for Professionals — third session: Networking — the Next Steps

3 to 4:30 p.m., Abiding Word Bible Study

Saturday, May 2

9 to 10 a.m., Pilates and Stretch

10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Chess Club

4:30 to 6 p.m., Haitian Seventh Day Adventist Group of Ocala

Monday, May 4

9 to 10 a.m., Pilates and Stretch

Tuesday, May 5

5 to 6 p.m., Tri-County/Marion County — Fair Tax Bill discussion

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Life South Community Bloodmobile — Library parking lot

Wednesday, May 6

9 to 10 a.m., Pilates and Stretch

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Freedom Quilters

Thursday, May 7

Noon to 1 p.m., Computer Coaching in the computer lab — Ask Arnold

4 to 7 p.m., Literacy Council tutoring

Friday, May 8

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Career Launch for Professionals — fourth session: Self Marketing Strategies

3 to 4:30 p.m., Abiding Word Bible Study

Saturday, May 9

9 to 10 a.m., Pilates and Stretch

1 to 4 p.m., Creative Memories Scrapbooking

4:30 to 6 p.m., Haitian Seventh Day Adventist Group of Ocala

Monday, May 11

9 to 10 a.m., Pilates and Stretch

Tuesday, May 12

6 to 8 p.m., Timberwood Property Owners Assn.

Wednesday, May 13

9 to 10 a.m., Pilates and Stretch

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Freedom Quilters

Thursday, May 14

Noon to 1 p.m., Computer Coaching in the computer lab — Ask Arnold

2 to 4 p.m., Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

4 to 7 p.m., Literacy Council tutoring

Friday, May 15

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Career Launch for Professionals — fifth & last session: Negotiating the Job Offer

1 to 3 p.m., Freedom Book Club

3 to 4:30 p.m., Abiding Word Bible Study

Saturday, May 16

9 to 10 a.m., Pilates and Stretch

10:30 to 1 p.m., Freedom Writers Group of FWA

4:30 to 6 p.m., Haitian Seventh Day Adventist Group of Ocala

Carol Jones is a member of Friends of the Library, lives with her husband, Cliff, in OTOW and likes it just fine. She can be reached via e-mail at cjones314@cfl.rr.com.