Celebrating Labor Day with the South Sioux City Public Library

Celebrating Labor Day with the South Sioux City Public Library

Labor Day is a public holiday, or day of festivities held in honor of working people, in the US and Canada on the first Monday in September.  In order to celebrate 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.

Books That Celebrate Work- The following titles are worthwhile reading, in the celebration of work.

Deep South:  Four Seasons on the Back Roads by Paul Theroux; On road trips spanning four seasons, wending along rural highways, Theroux visits gun shows and small-town churches, laborers in Arkansas, and parts of Mississippi where they still call the farm up the road ‘the plantation.’ He talks to mayors and social workers, writers and reverends, the working poor and farming families–the unsung heroes of the south, the people who, despite it all, never left, and also those who returned home to rebuild a place they could never live without.

Collapse of Dignity: the story of a mining tragedy and the fight against greed and corruption in Mexico by Napoleón Gomez Urrutia; In the early morning hours of February 19, 2006, a sudden blast shook a coal mine in northern Mexico, trapping sixty-five workers in a subterranean tunnel. Labor department inspectors and the company operating the mine had ignored the egregiously hazardous state of the work site and were failing miserably at a rescue effort.

The End of Innocence, 1910-1920 by Time Life Books, is a pictorial history of the crusade against child labor, and the women’s suffrage movement.

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.

Grandparents Computer Class is held on Saturday, September 3rd at 3:00 p.m.  During this class we will learn to use Yahoo Messenger to speak to grandchildren and other family from your home.

Tangled Yarns will meet on Tuesday, September 6th, at 6:30 p.m.

Library Eats will demonstrate how to make one pot meals on Thursday, September 8th at 6:30 p.m.

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.

New and Available:  The following are some new books that are currently available at the library.

Female Serial Killers by Don Rauf covers a variety of types of serial killers from thrill killers to black widows.

Chronicle of a Last Summer:  a novel of Egypt by Yasmine el Rashidi; is a “coming-of-age story that follows a Cairo native from her girlhood during Mubarak’s regime to her adulthood and the radical change brought by the revolution that toppled Mubarak”– Provided by publisher.

Have a great week and read good books.


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