Youth Activities at the South Sioux City Public Library

Youth Activities at the South Sioux City Public Library

Summer Reading Program may be over, but the activities haven’t stopped at the library.

LEGO Build returns on August 15th at 3:00 p.m.  Join the fun as you learn to build with LEGO.

Night of FUN is a time of family fun at the library on Tuesday August 16th at 6:30 p.m.

Pat-A-Cake Pals is a story time for children under two years old; singing, dancing, stories, sensory play on Thursday August 18th at 10:00 a.m.

Hands-On Science is held on Thursday August 18th at 4:30 p.m.  This is a time to explore and create with science experiments.

Toddler Time is a story time for children ages two to five years old.  During this time we have stories, craft and snack on Fridays at 10:00 a.m.

Family Movies are held on Mondays at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday at 1:00 p.m.  This week’s animated feature is a story of extraordinary bravery.

Resume Writing Training:  Representatives from Nebraska Workforce Development will provide resume training on August 19th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  This program is for all those who are seeking a job.  It is a free program open to the public.

September Concerts:  September is filled with music at the library.  These are the concerts we have planned for the month.

Kerry Grombacher will be in concert at the South Sioux City Public Library on Thursday, September 1st at 6:30 p.m.

We are proud to announce that Kerry Grombacher will perform at the library on Thursday, September 1st at 6:30 p.m. Kerry Grombacher plays guitar and mandolin and writes contemporary folk and western songs, as well as country songs and ballads. Kerry Grombacher performs regularly at festivals, house concerts, coffee houses and other folk music festivals. He travels throughout the west appearing at numerous cowboy poetry and music gatherings.  KWIT Community Calendar

Brian Keith Wallen will perform a concert at the library on Monday, September 12th at 6:30 p.m. Brian Keith Wallen is on the road all the time. From one coast to another, Brian is spreading his brand of blues-based Americana across the country. His lightning licks on guitar will never let you forget his name. In just a few years, Brian has released multiple albums and performed over 1,000 shows in 25 states. iSpy Cincy writes, “His raw, passionate sound encompasses the blues soul with perfection.” Brian won 2nd place in the 2015 International Blues Challenge,  ranking in the top two out of hundreds of artists from all over the world. He is also the winner of the Starr-Gennett “Blues Artist of the Year” award. Brian has brought his foot-stomping, one-man-band show to timeless treasures, such as Dollywood and the Ryman Auditorium. He’s also taken it all the way to countless blues festivals and the one and only Beale Street.

Li’l Red and the Medicated Moose Band is our final concert for the month.  They will perform on Monday September 26th at 6:30 p.m.  This duo out of Elk Point, South Dakota has been making the rounds of the Siouxland scene for some time.  We are proud to bring them to the library for their first concert with us.

Bestsellers Available at the Library:  The library seeks to provide readers with all the best books available in the country.  The following are some of the bestsellers available.  Checkout one of these books or put your name on the list for one of these bestsellers.

The Girls by Emma Cline is set in  “Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, and their dangerous aura of abandon. Soon, Evie is in thrall to Suzanne, a mesmerizing older girl, and is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader. Hidden in the hills, their sprawling ranch is eerie and run down, but to Evie, it is exotic, thrilling, charged–a place where she feels desperate to be accepted”–Dust jacket flap.

First Comes Love by Emily Giffin in this novel, “Meredith thought she’d done it all right – married the perfect man, had the perfect daughter – but as she grows increasingly restless, she can’t help but wonder if she got the love part wrong. Josie has been happily single for years, but she wants a child of her own so much she’s one bad Match.com date away from heading straight for the baby carriage all on her own. The sisters, whose relationship was strained by the tragic death of their older brother over a decade ago, find that they need each other more than they realized”—from the catalog record.

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah in this novel, “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. Vivid and exquisite in its illumination of a time and place that was filled with great monstrosities, but also great humanity and strength, Kristin Hannah’s novel will provoke thought and discussion that will have readers talking long after they turn the last page”—from the catalog record.

Have a great week and read good books.

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