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

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.


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