Your Stories and More at the South Sioux City Public Library

Celebrating 500 Years of Latinos in America is a program brought to the library via Humanities Nebraska, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Library Association is a nationwide public programming initiative that supports the exploration of the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape the United States over the last five centuries and who have become, with more than 50 million people, the country’s largest minority group.

On February 8th, at 6:30 p.m. we will view the documentary The New Latinos (1946-1965).  Dr. Maria Arbelaez from UNO will lead the discussion following the 1 hour screening.

We will introduce this new program entitled Your Stories on February 22nd at 6:30 p.m.  In this program, we will begin recording immigrant stories of what brought you to the United States.  This will be a continuing program of the South Sioux City Public Library.

Library Eats:  Heart Healthy Cooking:  Discover what you need to know to do heart– Healthy Cooking on Thursday night February, 11th at 6:30 p.m.

Tech Monday/ Tuesday:  Bring your technology questions to the library on Monday night at 6:00 p.m. or on Tuesday Morning February 9th at 10:00 a.m. and library staff members will help you to find answers.

Get to Know Freegal Music:  If you love music as much as I do, you will find Freegal Music to be a valuable tool for streaming and downloading music.  Learn how to use the service on Monday night February 8th at 7:00 p.m.

Microsoft Excel I, 2, and 3:  Get a crash course on Microsoft Excel on Tuesday February 9th Microsoft Excel 1 at 11:00 a.m., Excel 2 at 1:00 p.m., and Excel 3 at 2:00 p.m.

E-Book Reader:  Learn to download and read e-books from OverDrive on Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 2:00 p.m.

Windows Basics 1 and 2:  Grasp the basics of Windows 1 at 6:00 p.m. and Windows 2 at 7:00 p.m.

Microsoft Word 1, 2, and 3:  Thursday February 11th join us for our new compressed course on Microsoft 1, 2, and 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Facebook Basics:  Learn the basics of Facebook on Thursday February 11th at 3:00 p.m.

Twitter Basics:  Discover the basics of using Twitter on Thursday February 11th at 4:00 p.m.

Presidents’ Day is on Monday February 15th.  Stop by and pick up one of these books before Monday February 15th because we will be closed on that day for the Presidents’ Day Holiday.

The Greatest Presidential Stories Never Told : 100 tales from history to astonish, bewilder, and stupefy by Rick Beyer (973.099 BEY) is a collection of lesser-known presidential tales relates such accounts as Abraham Lincoln’s saber duel, George Washington’s whiskey business, and the Ronald Reagan movie that saved the fortieth president’s life decades later.

Character is Destiny: inspiring stories every young person should know and every adult should remember by John McCain (170. MCC) contains many stories about attributes of good character.  George Washington is an example of self-control.  The life of Abraham Lincoln is an example of resilience.  Dwight Eisenhower is an example of humility.  Theodore Roosevelt is a model of enthusiasm.  The book contains many more such stories of character.

The Presidents Fact Book : a comprehensive handbook to the achievements, events, people, triumphs, and tragedies of every president from George Washington to George W. Bush by Roger Matuz (973 MAT) Offers biographical information on the American presidents, from George Washington to George W. Bush, providing excerpts of their speeches and an analysis of their term in office.

Valentine’s Day Reads:  February 14th is Valentine’s Day.  To celebrate the day we recommend the book Love is Murder edited by Sandra Brown is a series of romantic suspense short stories and novellas.  The following are some of the novels from some of the contributors to this volume.

Friction by Sandra Brown (FIC BRO) “Crawford Hunt wants his daughter back. Following the death of his wife four years ago, Crawford, a Texas Ranger, fell into a downward spiral that left him relegated to deskwork and with his five-year-old daughter Georgia in the custody of her grandparents. But Crawford has cleaned up his act, met all the court imposed requirements, and now the fate of his family lies with Judge Holly Spencer. Holly, ambitious and confident, temporarily occupies the bench of her recently deceased mentor.

Born of Defiance by Sherrilyn Kenyon (FIC KEN) When his companion’s brother draws him into a plot against the Andarion crown, outcast Talyn Batur finds himself torn between the loyalty to their planetary government and his own beliefs of justice and right. But when old enemies align with new ones, it’s more than just his own life at risk. And more than just his home world that will end should he fail.

Echo Lake by Carla Neggers (PBK N) Heather Sloan has landed her dream job-the renovation of Vic Scarlatti’s stately 1912 country home overlooking the icy waters of Echo Lake in Knights Bridge, Massachusetts. It’s the perfect project for the family business, but for once, Heather is in charge. Diplomatic Security Service agent Brody Hancock left Knights Bridge at eighteen, a few steps ahead of arrest and the wrath of Heather’s older brothers. Though Brody had never planned to return, Vic, a retired diplomat and friend, needs his help.

Hexed by Heather Graham (PBK G) when a ghost leads Devin Lyle to a body in the woods where year’s earlier FBI paranormal investigator Craig Rockwell found his friend dead, they find themselves drawn deeper into the case and Salem’s history.

The Long Way Home by Mariah Stewart (PBK S) When her wealthy father’s Ponzi scheme is exposed, Ellie Chapman loses everything–including her fiancée–but learns valuable lessons in both life and love when she comes to St. Dennis, Maryland to sell her late mother’s house.

Have a great week and read good books.

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