Beach Music and Books for Everyone at the South Sioux City Public Library

Beach Music and Books for Everyone at the South Sioux City Public Library

Summer is a great time to catch up on some good books and good music.  Both are found at the library.

Cover to Cover Book Club:  On Monday, June 27th, we will discuss the first half of Beach Music by Pat Conroy.  In this novel Jack McCall is an American living in Rome with his young daughter, trying to find peace after his wife’s suicide. He tells of the dark memories that haunt his family and friends, spanning Rome and South Carolina, reaching back to the terrors of the Holocaust.

Tech Monday/ Tuesday is held on Monday June 27th at 6:00 p.m. and Tuesday June 28th at 10:00 a.m. During this class we seek to answer your technology questions.

Everything Google:  Welcome to the wonderful world of Google. Learners will discover some about Gmail, Google Documents, Google calendar, Google Books and more.  We offer this class on Monday June 27th at 7:00 p.m.

Microsoft Word class is held on June 28th at 1:00 p.m.  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.

E-book Reader class is held on Tuesday, June 28th at 5:00 p.m. and repeated on Thursday, June 30th at 2:00 p.m.  In this class we will teach library members how to checkout and read books on Nebraska Overdrive Libraries.

Tangled Yarns is a needlework group that meets each Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m.

Introduction to MyHeritage class is held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 30th at 3:00 p.m.  Learn to trace your family history through global genealogy resources.

Small Business Reference Center class is held on Thursday June 30th at 4:00 p.m.  Learn how to start, finance, or manage a small business.

Freegal Music for Great Summer Music:  If you are looking for great music to download or stream check out Freegal Music on the South Sioux City Library website  The most popular albums are:  When It’s Dark Out by G-Easy, 25 by Adele, Thank You by Meghan Trainor, 7/27 by Fifth Harmony, This is Acting by Sia, The Intro by Ruth B, Eldorado by Ro James, T.R.A.P.S.O.U.L. by Bryson Tiller, Storyteller by Carrie Underhill, and Greatest Hits by Journey.

The Meaning of Names by Karen Shoemaker is the One Book One Nebraska choice for 2016.  This book “is the story of an ordinary woman trying to raise a family during extraordinary times. Estranged from her parents because she married against their will, confronted with violence and prejudice against her people, and caught up in the midst of the worst plague the world has ever seen, Gerda Vogel, an American of German descent, must find the strength to keep her family safe from the effects of a war that threatened to consume the whole world. The Meaning of Names re-creates a world gone by that speaks eloquently to modern day issues” — Provided by publisher.

If you are waiting to read this book, you may want to read one of these titles.

The Cartographer of No-Man’s Land by P.S. Duffy.  When his beloved brother-in-law goes missing at the front in 1916, Angus defies his pacifist upbringing to join the war and find him. Assured a position as a cartographer in London, he is instead sent directly into the visceral shock of battle. Meanwhile, at home, his son Simon Peter must navigate escalating hostility in a fishing village torn by grief.

The Cove by Ron Rash.  Living deep within a cove in the Appalachians of North Carolina during World War I, Laurel Shelton, a lonely young woman branded as a witch, finally finds the happiness she deserves in Walter, a mysterious stranger who is mute, but their love might not be enough to protect them from a devastating secret.

The Star of Istanbul by Robert Olen Butler.  Christopher Marlowe (“Kit”) Cobb, an American war correspondent reporting on World War I, has been tasked to follow a man named Brauer, a German intellectual and possible covert SS agent, into perilous waters aboard the ship Lusitania, as the man is believed to hold information vital to the war effort. Aboard the Lusitania on its fateful voyage, Cobb becomes smitten with famed actress Selene Bourgani, who for some reason appears to be working with German Intelligence.

Exiles by Ron Hansen.  Exiled for their religious beliefs in 1875, five nuns embark on a voyage to America, only to lose their lives when the ship runs aground, in a tale that inspires a grand poem by a doomed priest and Oxford scholar living in literary exile.

Have a great week and read good books.


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