Teresa Kay in Concert at the South Sioux City Public Library

Teresa Kay in Concert at the South Sioux City Public Library

Celebrate summer at the South Sioux City Public Library.

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 entertainer who will bring another great program to the library. You don’t want to miss it.

Some of the other activities available this week are:

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.

Tech Monday:  Bring your technology questions to the library on Monday June 20th at 6:30 p.m. and we will help you to find answers.

Legal Information Center:  Learn to find full text consumer legal information plus legal forms from all states at our class of our Legal Information Center on Monday, June 20th at 7:00 p.m.

E-Book Reader class is held on Tuesday June 21st at 5:00 p.m. and repeated on Thursday June 23rd at 2:00 p.m.  In this class you will learn to search for and download books from Nebraska Overdrive Libraries.

Microsoft Publisher:  On Thursday June 23rd at 3:00 p.m. you will have an opportunity to learn Microsoft Publisher.  It is a basic course covering the types of documents that can be created, how to modify templates and how to insert text and images, how to use and modify Microsoft Publisher templates, and how to create a variety of documents using Microsoft Publisher.

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/ local 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.

Reading the Nebraska 150:  Humanities Nebraska, the Nebraska Literary Heritage Association, the Nebraska Library Commission, and the Nebraska State Historical Society have come together to celebrate Nebraska’s 150th birthday.  The following are some selections from the list.

From Society Page to Front Page: Nebraska women in journalism by Eileen M. Wirth are the story of Ms. Wirth, who didn’t set out to be a groundbreaking journalist, but she was.  Her years as one of the first women reporters for the Omaha World Herald give her a unique perspective to chronicle the history of journalism in this volume.

Seasons on the Tallgrass Prairie:  a Nebraska Year by Paul A. Johnsgard collects the author’s musings on Nebraska’s natural history and the issues of conservation facing our future.

Nebraska’s Post Office Murals:  Born of the Depression, Fostered by the New Deal by L. Robert Puschendorf catalogues the twelve post offices that received Depression era murals as part of the New Deal.

Currently Available at the Library:  The following are bestselling titles available at the library.

All Summer Long by Dorthea Benton Frank is a story of a southern gentleman who is moving back south to pursue a slower more peaceful life, and his talented wife who is not so sure that she is ready to make the change.  During the process of downsizing they get glimpses into other people’s lives that will amuse, shock, and transform them.

The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah:  “Viann and Isabelle have always been close despite their differences. Younger, bolder sister Isabelle lives in Paris while Viann lives a quiet and content life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter. When World War II strikes and Antoine is sent off to fight, Viann and Isabelle’s father sends Isabelle to help her older sister cope. As the war progresses, it’s not only the sisters’ relationship that is tested, but also their strength and their individual senses of right and wrong. With life as they know it changing in unbelievably horrific ways, Viann and Isabelle will find themselves facing frightening situations and responding in ways they never thought possible as bravery and resistance take different forms in each of their actions”- from the publisher.

Have a great week and read good books.

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