Resume Writing Class at the South Sioux City Public Library

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.

Cover to Cover Book Club will discuss the first half of the book Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver.  They meet on Monday August 22nd at 3:00 p.m.

If you have read and enjoyed Flight Behavior you will also enjoy these books.

Home by Toni Morrison is the story of a Korean War veteran on a quest to save his younger sister.

At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen:  When their humiliated father, an ex-army Colonel, severs their access to the family fortune, Maddie and Ellis Hyde travel to war-torn Scotland, where colorblind Ellis plans to find the Loch Ness monster his father failed to locate, hoping to win his father’s approval once more. Meanwhile, Maddie embraces her true identity. Society awakens the true woman within as Hitler’s war rages.

Elsewhere by Richard Russo is set in Gloversville, New York, where the author grew up. By the 1950s prosperity in that manufacturing town was being replaced by poverty and illness, everyone barely scraping by. A world elsewhere was the dream his mother instilled in Rick and strived for herself, and their subsequent adventures and tribulations – beautifully recounted here – were to prove lifelong, as would Gloversville’s fearsome grasp on them both.

The Bride’s House by Sandra Dallas is set in 1880, and for unassuming seventeen-year-old Nealie Bent, the Brides House is a fairy tale come to life. It seems as if it is being built precisely for her and Will Spaulding, the man she is convinced she will marry. But life doesn’t go according to plan, and Nealie finds herself in the Brides House pregnant—and married to another. For Pearl, growing up in the Brides House is akin to being raised in a mausoleum. Her father has fashioned the house into a shrine to the woman he loved, resisting all forms of change. When the enterprising young Frank Curry comes along and asks for Pearls hand in marriage, her father sabotages the union. But he underestimates the lengths to which the women in the Brides House will go for love. Susan is the latest in the line of strong and willful women in the Brides House. She’s proud of the women who came before her, but the Brides House hides secrets that will force her to question what she wants and who she loves.

Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan is the stories of three generations of women which converge on the family beach house in this wickedly funny, emotionally resonant story of love and dysfunction.

Tangled Yarns will meet on Tuesday August 23rd at 6:30 p.m.

Book Sale:  This month we have a buck a bag sale on Saturday August 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Youth Activities:  We have LEGO Build on Monday August 22nd at 3:00 p.m.  The Family Movie will be shown Monday August 22nd at 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday August 27th at 1:00 p.m.  Night of FUN meets on Tuesday August 23rd at 6:00 p.m.  Pat-a-Cake Pals is held on Thursday August 25th at 10:00 a.m.  Hands-on Science is held on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.  Finally, Toddler Time is held on Friday at 10:00 a.m.

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.

At each concert we will receive a $10 suggested donation at the door.  The money goes to the performers for their travel expenses.

Have a great day and read good books.

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