Kerry Grombacher in Concert at the Library

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.

There is a $10 suggested donation at the door to go to support the musician.

Youth Activities:  We have LEGO Build on Monday August 29th at 3:00 p.m.  The Family Movie will be shown Monday August 29th at 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday September 3rd, at 1:00 p.m.  Night of FUN meets on Tuesday August 30th at 6:00 p.m.  Pat-a-Cake Pals is held on September 1st, at 10:00 a.m.  Hands-on Science is held on Thursday September 1st, at 4:30 p.m.  Finally, Toddler Time is held on Friday, September 2nd, at 10:00 a.m.

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 will be in concert at the library on Monday, September 26th at 6:30 p.m.  They have been making their rounds around the Siouxland entertainment circuit.  We are proud to welcome them to the library.

Teneia will be in concert on Monday night October 3rd at 6:30 p.m.

Teneia is an original folk/soul wife-and-husband duo consisting of Teneia Sanders-Eichelberger and Ben Eichelberger.  Their music combines elements of folk, soul, Southern gospel, blues, and easy-listening pop.

In 2015 Teneia sold most of their possessions, bought a travel trailer, and transitioned to a life on the road with one goal: spread a message of love and equality through great music. They currently travel the United States playing their original songs for loving audiences across the nation. Teneia intends to connect listeners more deeply with themselves and each other.

Online Genealogy Tools:  Cheryl Kounas and Connie Swearingen from the Woodbury Count Genealogy Society will lead a class entitled Online Genealogy Tools on Tuesday night September 20th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Labor Day:  The Library will close on Saturday, September 3rd at 5:00 p.m. and will reopen on Tuesday, September 6th at 9:00 a.m.  Have a happy and save Labor Day weekend.

Job and Career Accelerator:  For job seekers in the Siouxland area help has arrived! Job & Career Accelerator, a comprehensive online job search system, is now available to help overwhelmed job seekers find employment. This innovative online resource provides job seekers everything they need to find their next job, all in one easy-to-use application. The online program is available to patrons of the South Sioux City Public Library at no charge with their library card and can be accessed at the South Sioux City Public Library or from any internet-enabled computer by going to ( http://www.southsiouxcity.org/library )  LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator™ provides personalized, step-by-step assistance for job seekers at all experience and education levels—from exploring and matching suitable occupations from over 1,000 detailed occupation profiles to finding available jobs in their area from a database of over 5 million up-to-date job postings. With Job & Career Accelerator, users can easily create professional resumes and cover letters, master interviewing and networking techniques, improve work related skills, and prepare for occupation related exams. In addition, it helps job seekers plan, tailor, and track multiple job searches at the same time while providing expert advice and tips every step. The end result is the most efficient and effective job search possible.  To find out more about how you can access Job & Career Accelerator, call the South Sioux City Public Library 402-494-7545 or stop by and ask any of your neighborhood librarians for more information.

New and Available:  The following are some of our newest titles available at the library.

Dark Road Home:  a Gin Sullivan Mystery by Anna Carlisle- “The summer after she graduated from high school, Gin Sullivan’s little sister Lily went missing. Her family fell apart, not to mention her relationship with her high school sweetheart, Jake. Now, almost twenty years later, Gin is living in Chicago and working as a medical examiner when she gets the call: a body’s been found in the woods outside her small hometown. It could be her sister. After all these years, it’s time for Gin to go home and face the demons she tried to leave behind. Confronting your past is never easy, but for Gin it also means confronting Jake, who was the prime suspect in Lily’s disappearance. To find an answer to the question of what happened to her sister that fateful summer, Gin makes the difficult decision to use her talents as a medical examiner to help the police investigation. But as Gin gets deeper into the case, she uncovers a shocking truth that could change everything– if it doesn’t destroy what’s left of her and her family first”–Amazon.com.

Babel 17; Empire Star by Samuel Delaney, n “Babel-17,” Rydra Wong, a poet and code expert, must break an enemy government’s code, but discovers that the code is really a super sophisticated language, while in “Empire Star,” a simple-minded teenager is entrusted to carry a vital message to a distant world.

Have a great week and read good books.

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