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Central Kentucky Computer Society
News and Upcoming Events

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Tech Night and several SIG meetings are streamed live on NestCam beginning a few minutes prior to meeting start time. Click the title above to receive the program on your computer screen.

CKCS Tech Night - Monday - March 11 at 7 pm

The Lexington Library at Your Fingertips

Presented by Denise Shanks, Librarian with the Lexington Public Library

Central Kentucky is fortunate to have a great public library. Not only are the facilities and staff great, but we can easily access many of the resources from our homes via our computers, tablets, and smart phones. If you don’t live in Fayette County you still access the resources if you have a library card from a reciprocating library.

There have been some changes to the online capabilities of the Lexington Public Library. You might have noticed the new app, but there are behind the scene changes, as well. As with all new software, the staff is still learning all of its capabilities.

Denise Shanks, a librarian with the Lexington Public Library, will join us on March 11 at 7 p.m. to give us an overview of what is available online and what can be downloaded. Denise has worked at the Lexington Public library since 1994 and received her MLS in 1998 from UK. She is very knowledgeable about the inner workings of the library.

Would you like to take several books on vacation with you and not drag along a ton of books? She will show you how to use OverDrive or the Gutenberg Project to download the books on your tablet. Maybe you like reading magazines. She will demonstrate Flipster. Are audiobooks more your style? Then Libby is for you.

Online access doesn’t end with that. Ebsco gives you access to a long list of databases including Consumer Reports. and Mango Language are very popular resources. You will also learn everything you can do with the new app. She will also highlight other library services such as Book-a-Librarian, Next Chapter, and our online chat, Ask-A-Librarian

For the last two decades, Denise has worked in the Kentucky Room. She will share some of the resources that are available for genealogy research.

Don’t miss this informative night about one of Lexington’s best resources. Remember, even if you live out of Fayette county you might be able to become a member of the Lexington Library.

Kroger Community Rewards Program

To all CKCS Members and Friends:

We appreciate your participation in the Kroger Community Rewards program. The donations from Kroger have enabled several improvements in our organization without dues increases.

If you are not participating in Community Rewards, you can sign up to have Kroger donate a portion of every purchase you make to CKCS.

Steps to create your Kroger account:

  1. Go to the Kroger website at
  2. Put the mouse on Savings and Rewards to see the options
  3. Click on Kroger Community Rewards
  4. Scroll down until you see "I'm a Customer"
  5. Click on "View Details" to go to the Sign In screen
  6. Next, click on Create an Account
  7. Fill in the requested information (see note 1 and 2 below)
  8. Near the bottom of the screen click on Create Account

Note 1: You can go to most any email service website and create a new email address just for your Kroger account. Kroger will send you emails frequently and will offer the opportunity for receiving a lot of emails with coupons, etc.

Note 2: Not your email password, but create a new password just for Kroger.

You can do this anytime during the year, but right now is best for CKCS.

New CKCS members and non-members can participate in this program. Shortly after you enroll, you will see a message on your Kroger purchase receipts, indicating that Kroger has made a donation to CKCS for you. The size of the gift is proportional to the amount of your purchase.

Thank you for participating in Kroger Community Rewards and helping CKCS!

Disk Erasing Service

CKCS is now offering a service to erase your older disk drive so you can feel confident that no personal information is left on it before you give it away or dispose of it.

Bring your computer or just the disk drive to CKCS to get it erased and returned to you or donated to charity. Erasing is usually done on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday mornings between 10 AM and 1 PM or at the Dr Fixit Special Interest Group which usually meets on the first Saturday of every month between 10 AM and noon. There is no charge but a small donation would be appreciated.

For more information click here.

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