Summer Reading Program at the South Sioux City Public Library

On Your Mark, Get Set, Read: 2016 Summer Reading Program. Readers of all ages will explore all things sports and fitness this summer as the South Sioux City Public Library presents “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read” during their summer library program. Activities may include group games, physical challenges, art projects, and more.
The 2016 Summer Reading Program is open to young people, preschool through young adult, with programs, prize drawings, story times, and more. Families are invited to join the program. Registration for “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read” begins June 1. For more information, call the library at 402-494-7545 or email Odessa at omeyer@southsiouxcity.org .
All programs are free of charge.
Book Sale: Our monthly book sale will be held on Saturday, May, 28th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Memorial Day: The library will close on Saturday May 28th at 5:00 p.m. and will reopen on Tuesday May 31st at 9:00 p.m. Have a safe and happy holiday.
Tangled Yarns needlework group will meet on Tuesday May 31st at 6:30 p.m.
Advisory Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 1st at 5:30 p.m.
Adult Coloring: Stop by for a time of relaxing adult coloring in Friday afternoons from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Hats History and the Music June 20th: Teresa Kay Orr will be at the library on Monday night June 20th, at 6:30 p.m. for her new concert program Hats, History and the Music. Teresa Kay is a popular local entertainer who will bring another great program to the library. You don’t want to miss it.
Summer Reads: Summer is a great time to catch up on ones reading. The following are some of our summer reading recommendations.
Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben. In this novel “Former special ops pilot Maya, home from the war, sees an unthinkable image captured by her nanny cam while she is at work: her two-year-old daughter playing with Maya’s husband, Joe–who had been brutally murdered two weeks earlier. The provocative question at the heart of the mystery: Can you believe everything you see with your own eyes, even when you desperately want to? To find the answer, Maya must finally come to terms with deep secrets and deceit in her own past before she can face the unbelievable truth about her husband–and herself.”– Provided by publisher.
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes is scheduled to be a summer movie. Read the book before you see the movie. In this novel, “taking a job as an assistant to extreme sports enthusiast Will, who is wheelchair bound after a motorcycle accident, Louisa struggles with her employer’s acerbic moods and learns of his shocking plans before demonstrating to him that life is still worth living,”- from the catalog description.
The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up: the Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo. “This best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing,”- from the catalog record.
Celebrating Nebraska’s 150 March 1, 2017 will be the 150th anniversary of Nebraska’s statehood. As part of the celebration the library is highlighting some of the 150 books that reflect the history and development of the state. The following are a few of the Nebraska 150 list available at the library.
My Antonia by Willa Cather is a story in which a successful lawyer remembers his boyhood in Nebraska and his friendship with an immigrant Bohemian girl named Antonia.
I Am a Man: Chief Standing Bear’s Journey to Justice by Joe Starita chronicles the efforts of the Ponca Native American chief to reclaim his tribe’s lands and rights after being forcibly removed from their Nebraska home in 1877, an effort that brought into question fundamental issues about citizenship, constitutional protections and democracy.
Seasons of the Tall Grass Prairie: a Nebraska Year by Paul A. Johnsgard “collects his musings on Nebraska’s natural history and the issues of conservation facing our future. Johnsgard crafts essays featuring snow geese, owls, hummingbirds, and other creatures against the backdrop of Great Plains landscapes. He describes prairie chickens courting during predawn hours and the calls of Sandhill cranes; he evokes the magic of lying upon the prairie, hearing only the sounds of insects and the wind through the grasses. From reflections following a visit to a Pawnee sacred site to meditations on the perils facing the state’s finite natural resources, Seasons of the Tallgrass Prairie celebrates the gifts of a half century spent roaming Nebraska’s back roads, trails, and sometimes-forgotten places.”– Provided by publisher.
So many books make for a great summer of reading.

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Job & Career Accelerator Upgrade Notice

We are excited to announce that Job & Career Accelerator™, the award-winning job search and career exploration platform from LearningExpress, is now better than ever with the newest available version 5.0.

All Job & Career Accelerator 4.0 customers will automatically be upgraded to the new version in late June. In the upcoming week(s) you will receive email reminders with the specific migration date and time. There is nothing that needs to be changed or implemented on your part for your organization’s subscription. Here’s a look at the migration details:

How will migration work?

  • Current version 4.0 customers will be migrated seamlessly to version 5.0.
  • Users’ saved work from version 4.0 will be migrated to the version 5.0 “My Career Dashboard.” This includes saved interest profile matches (occupation matches), occupation cards, resumes, letters, and job searches.
  • “Create a task” functionality has been discontinued so saved 4.0 tasks will not be migrated.
  • Users of both JCA 4.0 and another LearningExpress platform (LearningExpress Library, PrepSTEP) can continue to access their non-JCA saved work through “My Center.”
  • Job & Career Accelerator 5.0 now appears in the LearningExpress platform, with the same look and feel as LearningExpress Library, providing easier access through a Job & Career Accelerator center.

What will be different in version 5.0 from version 4.0?

  • New home page with a sleek new design – displays all categories so that users can easily see the content areas available in the platform
  • Easier navigation – uses the same LearningExpress platform format of Centers, Categories, and Subcategories, which enables users to navigate seamlessly between each of these sections and access the resources quickly and easily
  • New and expanded guidance pages
  • New resource: career articles
  • New tool: skills assessment
  • Improved resume and letter builders
  • Additional sample resumes including entry-level positions
  • Responsively designed for easy access through mobile devices

We are dedicated to providing your users with the best online learning resources available and are pleased to provide your organization with this new version. An upgrade announcement will appear in the Job & Career Accelerator product so that users receive notice of this upgrade. If you have any questions, or need assistance, please contact Customer Support at support@ebsco.com.

Make an Emergency Stove at the South Sioux City Public Library

Make an Emergency Stove at the South Sioux City Public Library

Club 745.5: Emergency Stove: Come and learn how to make an Emergency Stove this month during our crafting class. We will be recycling empty tuna cans and cardboard into a nifty stove you can use in an emergency Join us on May 19th at 6:30 p.m. and May 20th at 10:30 a.m.

Cover to Cover Book club will discuss the first 12 chapters of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson on Monday May 23rd at 3:00 p.m.  In this book Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired) leads a quiet life in the village of St. Mary, England, until his brother’s death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, the Pakistani shopkeeper from the village.  Drawn together by their shared love of literature and the loss of their respective spouses, the Major and Mrs. Ali soon find their  friendship blossoming into something more.

Tangled Yarns is a group of needle workers who meet each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Write for Your Life writing group meets on Monday May 23rd at 6:30 p.m.

Used Book Sale is scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday May 28th.

On Your Mark, Get Set, Read:  2016 Summer Reading Program.    Readers of all ages will explore all things sports and fitness this summer as the South Sioux City Public Library presents “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read” during their summer library program. Activities may include group games, physical challenges, art projects, and more.

The 2016 Summer Reading Program is open to young people, preschool through young adult, with programs, prize drawings, story times, and more. Families are invited to join the program. Registration for “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read” begins June 1. For more information, call the library at 402-494-7545 or email Odessa at omeyer@southsiouxcity.org.

All programs are free of charge.

Hats History and the Music June 20th:  Teresa Kay Orr will be at the library on Monday night June 20th, at 6:30 p.m. for her new concert program Hats, History and the Music.  Teresa Kay is a popular local entertainer who will bring another great program to the library.  You don’t want to miss it.

Audio Books at the Library:  The Memorial Day weekend is the beginning of the summer travel season.  Bring along one of these audio books from the library.

The Nest by Cynthia D’ Aprix Sweeney is a warm, funny, and acutely perceptive debut novel about four adult siblings and the fate of the shared inheritance that has shaped their choices and their lives. Years of simmering tensions finally reach a breaking point after an ensuing accident endangers the Plumbs’ joint trust fund, which they are months away from finally receiving.

15th Affair by James Patterson finds Lindsay Boxer, who thinks she has found wedded bliss. But when a beautiful, alluring blonde woman with links to the CIA disappears from the scene of a triple murder at a downtown luxury hotel, Lindsay’s life begins to unravel.

Brush of Wings by Karen Kingsbury is the third novel in an unforgettable series about divine intervention and the trials and triumphs of life for a group of friends. Despite needing a heart transplant and against the advice of her doctor, Mary Catherine moves to Uganda to work at a new orphanage.

Audio Books on Overdrive:  If you would like, you may download your favorite audio books from Overdrive.  The following are some of the new books available from Nebraska Overdrive Libraries.

Darkness the Color of Snow by Thomas Cobb is a haunting, suspenseful, and dazzlingly written novel of secrets, corruption, tragedy, and vengeance from the author of Crazy Heart.

Story Corps:  Out Loud edited by David Isay sets out across the country to record and preserve the stories of LGBT individuals, along with their families and friends.

This is Your Brain on Sports by L. Jon Wertheim is the book for sports fans searching for a deeper understanding of the games they watch and the people who play them.

If you enjoyed the first twelve chapters of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simnson you will enjoy one of these titles.

Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf is “the story of how two elders attempt to poke at the loneliness and isolation that surrounds them will stick with me for a long time to come,”- Alisson Kashner writing for Library Reads.

White Teeth by Zadie Smith is set in post-war London, looks at the racial, political, and social upheaval of the last half of the twentieth century.

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling is about country life and life in Great Britain.  When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock and the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen.

The Debutante by Kathleen Tessaro is a novel about widowers set in London, England.  Cate, an artist who abandoned her talent, heart, and self-respect in New York, takes a temporary gig as an antiques appraiser in London, and is soon drawn into the mystery of the beautiful Blythe sisters, recently deceased aristocrat Irene and long-missing Diana, both of whom shocked and fascinated London in the 1930s.

The Bookman’s Tale:  a Novel of Obsession by Charles Lovett is a story set in the English countryside and has a widower as a main character. After the death of his beloved wife, Amanda, left him shattered, young antiquarian bookseller Peter Byerly relocated from North Carolina to the English countryside hoping to rediscover the joy he once took in restoring rare books. But upon opening an eighteenth-century study of Shakespeare forgeries in a bookshop, Peter is shocked when a portrait of Amanda tumbles out. Of course, it isn’t really her. Yet the resemblance is uncanny.

As always, have a great week and read good books.

You Don’t Know Jazz at the South Sioux City Public Library

You Don’t Know Jazz or Maybe You Do is a music talk presentation highlighting some of the great jazz music in the library’s collection.  You will be introduced to artists like Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and many more artists on Monday May 16th at 6:30 p.m.

Club 745.5: Emergency Stove: Come and learn how to make an Emergency Stove this month during our crafting class. We will be recycling empty tuna cans and cardboard into a nifty stove you can use in an emergency.  Join us on May 19th at 6:30 p.m. and May 20th at 10:30 a.m.

Tangled Yarns:  This group meets on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Adult Coloring is a drop-in class for those who want to meet and color on Fridays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Tech Monday/Tuesday:  If you have questions about technology, we will help you to find answers on Monday night at 6:00 p.m. and Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.

Legal Information Center:  Find full text consumer legal information plus legal forms from all states.  Learn how to use this discovery service on Monday May 16th at 7:00 p.m.

Smartphone Apps:  Do you carry a “computer” in your pocket by way of a smartphone? Want to know about programs that you can do on your smartphone? Stop on in and let us help with that information.  This class is held on Tuesday May 17th at 11:00 a.m.

Microsoft Windows:  We will start at the very beginning of Windows 7 with an introduction to the Desktop, Start Menu and the all new Taskbar.  We will also learn more about the Start Menu, where you can launch any programs installed on your computer and also search for files (pictures, videos and music) we’ll also demonstrate how to “pin” your favorite programs to the Start Menu or Taskbar. Did you know that you can Aero Peek, Snap and Shake on your computer? If you don’t know what we am talking about, stop in and let us show you some new ways of working with Windows to make it more productive.

E-Book Reader:  We will teach learners how to download e-books from Overdrive to the Overdrive app on your tablet or cell phone on Tuesday May 17th at 5:00 p.m. and Thursday May 19th at 2:00 p.m.

Setting up an Email Account:  If you never have had an email account this is the class for you. Learn about the different free email service that is very easy to sign-up for and use.  This is held on Wednesday May 18th at 6:00 p.m.

Job and Career Accelerator:  Are you looking for a job? Need help updating your resume? Then this is your class. Learn how to use this library database to search and apply for jobs in the United States. This program allows you to create a resume and cover letters that are adapted to the type of job you are looking for.  This class is held on Wednesday May 18th at 7:00 p.m.

Nebraska Access:  An introduction to the search engine developed by the Nebraska Library Commission and the databases available to South Sioux City Public Library card holders.  This is held on Thursday May 19th at 10:00 a.m.

Yahoo Messenger:  Do you have friends or family that live so far away you never get to see them. Yahoo Messenger provides you the opportunity to keep in contact with them for free. Yahoo Messenger is a free instant messaging program that allows you to visually see, talk to and even sends text messages to individuals all over the world. This class will teach you how to set up an account and what type of equipment you will need for your computer.  Join us on Thursday May 19th at 11:00 p.m.

Microsoft Publisher:  This is a basic course covering the types of documents that can be created, how to modify templates and how to insert text and images.  You will also learn to use templates and how to create a variety of documents using Microsoft Publisher on Thursday May 19th at 3:00 p.m.

B movie Marathon:  Join us for four awesome great B movies on Saturday May 21st at 1:00 p.m. in the library meeting room.

Have a great week and read good books.