Cardinal Festival Silent Auction at the South Sioux City Public Library

This is the weekly column that we publish at the South Sioux City Public Library.

Cardinal Festival Silent Auction at the South Sioux City Public Library

Cardinal Festival Silent Auction:  Seven wood carvings on display at the library are up for silent auction to help raise funds for the annual Cardinal Festival expenses.  Bids will increase in $5.00 minimum increments.  Bidding began on May 25th.  View the carvings online at;id=3421.  Send your name, phone number, bid item number, and bid amount to

Writing for Nebraska 150:  Dakota County:  In commemoration of Nebraska’s 150th Anniversary, the Write for Your Life Writer’s Group and the South Sioux City Public Library is putting together a book of remembrances, of yesterday and today.  We are looking for stories that Dakota County residents want to share with our children and our children’s children.

Some of the topics that one could cover are:  local sports and recreation. local businesses past and present,  important national events that intersected with local history such as war efforts/ loval heroes from Dakota County, life during the Great Depression, 9/11 remembrances and local responses, weather events that changed our lives blizzards (1949, 1975), floods (1952, 2011), or origin stories of how our families came to Dakota County.  We live in a wonderful community.  We want to preserve our stories for generations to come.

Tech Monday/ Tuesday bring your technology questions to this class and we will help you to find the answers on Monday at 6:00 p.m. and Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.

Freegal Music allows music lovers to download three songs per week and stream three hours of music per day.  This class teaches you how to do this on Monday June 6th at 7:00 p.m.

E-book Reader class teaches participants to download and read e-books from Overdrive on Tuesday, June 7th at 5:00 p.m.

Microsoft Word Microsoft Word 1: We want you to become familiar with Microsoft Word 2007, so to begin we will start with basic terminology, how to accomplish everyday tasks such as creating a new document, saving a document, spell checking, change text and printing.  We will also discuss the ruler, indents & tabs, insert/overtype, cut and paste, using the clipboard, and paragraph styles.

Goodge Drive This class will give learners an opportunity to learn how to create word processing documents, spreadsheets and presentations in the cloud and share them with friends on Thursday June 9th at 3:00 p.m.

Learn Your Library Webpage This is a broad overview of information and services available on the library webpage. The focus is on using the online catalog.

Adult Coloring:  Stop by for a time of relaxing adult coloring in Friday afternoons from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tangled Yarns needlework group is held on each Tuesday evening at 6:30 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.

Reading Nebraska 150:  In honor of Nebraska’s 150 years of statehood scholars have selected 150 books that represent the life and history of the state.  The following are some selections that are available at the library.

The death of Raymond Yellow Thunder: and other true stories from the Nebraska-Pine Ridge border towns by Stew Magnuson, is a “nonfiction account of the Oglala of Pine Ridge, South Dakota, and the white settler towns of Sheridan County, Nebraska. Explores the repercussions of Raymond Yellow Thunder’s death at the hands of four white men in 1972 and the struggle of American Indian Movement Nebraska Coordinator Bob Yellow Bird Steele”–Provided by publisher.

More than Winning: The Story of Tom Osborne by Tom Osborne with John E. Roberts is the story of one of Nebraska’s most beloved coaches.

Middle of Everywhere: The World’s Refugees Come to Our Town by Mary Pipher tells the stories of the struggle to assimilate for refugees that were moved to Lincoln.

Nebraska’s post office murals: born of the Depression, fostered by the New Deal by L. Robert Puchendorf of the Nebraska Historical Society As a part of the New Deal that offered hope during the Great Depression, scores of public art projects were commissioned around the country. Now they are among the most enduring visual legacies of that era.

“I Am a Man”: Chief Standing Bear’s Journey for 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.

Have a great week and read good books.


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