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Computer Services and Programs

About our Computers:

The Patients’ Library at ESH has five computers for patron use.  Four of the five computers are connected to the Internet.  

Available Programs:

On-Line People Access Catalog

The OPAC replaces the old card catalog. To start searching the  on-line public access catalog click the OPAC.lnk icon on the computer desktop.  You can search by keyword, title, author, subject, series, call number, etc. 

Microsoft Office

You can type a letter, create a spread sheet or design a presentation using the Microsoft Office programs.   

Internet Services

Using the big blue e icon on your desktop, you can access the (World Wide Web) Internet on the black computers.  The putty colored computer is used for e-mail only.   NOTE:  Most computer viruses are downloaded through e-mail.  In an effort to safeguard our computers from viruses, e-mail activity is prohibited on the black computers.  

Graphics

On our graphics programs you can create stationary, greeting cards, posters, banners, calling cards, brochures, newsletters, etc. Graphic Programs at the Library include: The Print Shop, The Print Shop Ensemble, Hallmark Card Studio, Holiday Card Creator, and Microsoft Paint and Word  

Tutorials

Let Mavis Beacon teach you the correct way to type or to improve your typing skills.

Use the American Sign Language cd-rom to learn sign language. 

Learn Windows Basics, Word, Excel, and Power Point in the Library’s Computer Class (Ask library staff about taking the 6-8 week course.)

Clinical Reference Systems

For basic information on some medications, physical and behavioral health, access the Clinical Reference System Advisor.

Online Tax Service

Prepare your annual 1040 and Virginia Taxes on-line at the Library.

Hoyle Board Games

Battling Ships * Checkers * Chess * Chinese Checkers * Dominoes * Line em’ Up * Mahjong Tiles * Mancala * Master Match * Parcheesi * Placer Racer * Reversi *  Rummy Squares * Snakes & Ladders * Yacht

Hoyle Solitaire Games

Aces and Kings * Aces Up * Alhambra * Baker’s Dozen Baroness * Beleaguered * Castle * Betsy Ross * Bowling Bristol * Colorado * Cribbage * Square * Eagle * Wing Eight Off * Eliminator * Euchre * Flower Garden * Fortress Forty Thieves * Four Free * Four Seasons * Gaps Golf * Klondike * LaBelle Lucie * Mount Olympus * Nester Penguin * Poker * Squares *  Pyramid * Red and Black Scorpion  * Shamrocks * Slide * Spider * Strategy  * Sultan Terrace*  Triplets * Yukon  

Educational Models

Male and Female Torso
Breast Self-Exam Kit
Testicular Self-Exam Kit
Condom Training Kit


Posters

The Respiratory System
The Teeth
AIDS
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
The Dangers of Smoking
Facts about HIV & AIDS
Target Heart Rate
How the AIDS Virus is Transmitted
Hypertension
Diabetes

Kits

    Bi-Folkal Kits
Each Bi-Folkal Kit contains slides, a cassette tape or video; a song cassette and song booklets; skits; things to touch; a list of resources; and additional ideas for activities.  
School Days
Remembering the Depression
Remembering Summertime
Remembering Music
American Heritage and Traditions; Generations Together
Multicultural Expressions: African American Artists

Games

Food Pyramid Bingo
Drugs Are A Losing Game
Stress Bingo
Myths and Consequences About Sex
Diabetes Food Pyramid Bingo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Links of Interests

Mental Health Websites
American Assn. of Suicidology

American Psychiatric Association
Anxiety Disorders Assoc. of America
AskERIC

Ask ERIC about Schizophrenia
Canadian Mental Health Association
Dual Diagnosis Website
Internet Mental Health

Jobschool

MadNation Home

MEDLINE

Mental Health Network
NASMHPD Research Institute
National Alliance
for the Mentally Ill
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression
National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems 
National Association of Psychiatric Health System
National Coalition for the Homeless
National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association

Nation
al Empowerment Center
National Institute of Mental Health

National Institute of Mental Health - Schizophrenia Page

 National Mental Health Consumers Self Help Clearinghouse
Open the Doors – World Psychiatric Association
Reintegration Today
Schizophrenia Home Page

Stanley Foundation Bipolar Network

Read with the Nation
USA Today Reading Club
The Washington Post Reading Club

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