Editor’s Mailbag

Big Ideas offering intro to the skilled trades

NEW ULM — Big Ideas is a non-profit organization located in New Ulm working to expose anyone ages 13-113 to the value of skilled trades and, through hands-on Community Education Classes, the sense of accomplishment that is attained from a job well done.

The goal of Big Ideas is to provide opportunities to discover, explore, and learn real-world skills used in trades such as welding, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, commercial sewing, commercial baking, mechatronics, auto mechanics, and machining. If there is a trade not listed in which you are interested, please call us!

Anyone who wants to try a new job without quitting their current, youth trying to decide what to do as a career, and those of all ages who are interested in a new hobby – Big Ideas provides a low risk, low cost way to learn a new, marketable skill.

Contact Big Ideas today – Email: bigideas@bigideasusa.org Website: www.BigIdeasUSA.org Phone: 866-992-4443

Library to present

Basics of Digital Preservation

NEW ULM — New Ulm Public Library will present Preserving Your Digital Memories: Some Basics on Thursday, July 26 at 6:30 p.m. Learn best practices for computer file naming as well as information about backing up data and saving photos that have been posted on Facebook.

This is a hands-on session, and attendees may bring their laptop computers or use laptops provided by Mankato Area Adult Basic Education; they must provide their own flash drive to save information. In addition, attendees who have a Facebook account should bring their log-in and password documentation.

This free class is part of the library’s Memory Lab Network project made possible by the Washington, DC Public Library and the Public Library Association and in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services [LG-95-17-0079-17]. No registration is required; call 507-359-8331 for more information.