Senior Health (SHIIP) Meeting May 17th

Brad Grier, a local SHIIP representative, will discuss Senior Health issues on Thursday May

17th, at 6:30 p.m., at the South Sioux City Public Library, 2121 Dakota Avenue, South Sioux City, Nebraska.  The Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) educates people with Medicare, assisting seniors and individuals with disabilities make informed decisions about health insurance. This program is free and open to the public.

Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) educates people with Medicare, assisting seniors and individuals with disabilities make informed decisions about health insurance.

Because Medicare can be confusing, the State of Nebraska has developed a program to educate older Nebraskans and people with disabilities about their health insurance and increase awareness of health care fraud. This program is known as the Nebraska Senior Health Insurance Information Program, or SHIIP. The Nebraska SHIIP program is funded through federal grants provided by the Administration on Community Living.

The Nebraska SHIIP does not sell any products or policies, does not conduct market research, and is not related to any insurance companies. SHIIP not only provides presentations at senior centers and other organizations but also maintains a counseling program for Nebraskans who request one-on-one assistance. SHIIP counselors provide accurate, objective information; they help you understand your options so that you can make a better-informed decision.

shiip for bradPrivate counseling sessions may be scheduled to discuss Medicare benefits, Medicare Advantage products, Medicare Supplement policies, Medicare Part D, or healthcare fraud – just to name a few. All SHIIP presentations and counseling sessions are free and unbiased. Also, all counseling sessions are completely confidential.

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Kray Van Kirk Live @ the Redbird Cafe

(South Sioux City, Nebraska)- Kray Van Kirk will perform at the South Sioux City Public Library, 2121 Dakota Avenue, in South Sioux City, Nebraska on May 21st at 7:00 p.m.

Kray tours throughout the United States and the United Kingdom, performing both in large festivals and small coffee shops.  A writer from the  Daily Fringe Review, of Edinburgh, Scotland, “The evening’s act was Kray Van Kirk, whose 12-string guitar and soaring vocals were spellbinding. The Alaskan singer-songwriter, in his Edinburgh debut, was not the reason I arrived early, but was certainly why I stayed late.”

The room was almost empty after Van Kirk’s show at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. A man with shirt-sleeves rolled up in the August heat walked over to him and stood hesitantly for a moment before thrusting out his hand. “I use to sing for my wife in the evenings, but she has dementia now and doesn’t remember me. That song about the lost lovers and the dance hall…” he stopped for a moment before his Scottish reserve reasserted itself. “That’s it exactly.”

Encounters like that are the heart of Kray Van Kirk’s music. He has played festival stages in front of thousands and coffee shop corners for only a handfull of listeners, but feels most at home playing house concerts and small stages where he can listen to his audiences and hear their stories. His connection with those who come to spend an evening with his exceptional fingerstyle guitar and storied lyrics led the Borderline Folk Club in New York to write that Van Kirk was “what every singer-songwriter should aspire to.”

If you ask someone about Kray Van Kirk’s music, comparisons to John Denver, Gordon Lightfoot, Richard Thompson, or Douglie MacLean will come up. If you ask Van Kirk himself to describe what he does, he is likely to jump on top of a table in a crowded coffee shop and shout ‘The wind is changing! Look sharp! Get out the map – it’s time to go! We ride across a thousand pages and sail beyond the sunset, to seek, to find, to strive, and not to yield!’ Some won’t understand it, and that’s perfectly fine. But those who do will wipe the tears from their eyes, smile knowingly, and drain their cups, toasting their own wild lands and wilder passions.

Kray’s website is https://www.krayvankirk.com/home.  If you would like to interview or book him email him at kvk@krayvankirk.com.  Contact me at dnieman@southsiouxcity.org for more information. kray van kirk 2

Dr. Dale J. Klein and Amy Klein Book Signing, May 19th

(South Sioux City, NE) Physician, Whistle Blower, Genealogist, and prolific author Dr. Dale J. Klein and Amy Klein will be at the South Sioux City Public Library, 2121 Dakota Avenue, South Sioux City, Nebraska on Saturday, May 19th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Dale Klein is a prolific author from Northwest, Iowa.  He grew up on the farm and went on to become a successful surgeon.  Dale J. Klein, M.D., double-Board Certified, Yale alumnus and VA whistleblower. During his tour of duty to start a pain management clinic, Dr. Klein discovered and reported fraud, waste, abuse and substandard care. Aggressively honest, the explosive details have sent reverberations throughout the national VA system.  His books Scandals: Unmasking the Underbelly of the VA; You’re Fired: Now You Know What Whistleblowers Feel Like; and Make the VA Great: Plan of Action. 

He has written books on the Great Lakes Chapter Flying Physicians Association.  He has composed several genealogies of Siouxland area families.  He has also written Cookbook: The Bachelor’s Survival Guide for the Kitchen with Amy Klein.

Dr. Klein’s books will be available for sale at the event.  Visit Dale J. Klein’s webpage at https://www.amazon.com/Dale-J.-Klein/e/B0789SLGFY/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_2?qid=1525130404&sr=8-261k-xu2v9ql-_ux250_

 

Neely in Concert on My 7th, at the Redbird Café

(South Sioux City, NE)—Nashville based country/ rock duo Neely will perform at the Redbird Café in the South Sioux City Public Library, 2121 Dakota Avenue, South Sioux City, Nebraska on Monday, May 7th at 7:00 p.m.

The enigmatic husband & wife duo NEELY emerges with a grit and energy that integrates the region’s eclectic musical soundscape into an array of well-crafted Rock anthems featuring spine chilling harmonies and hook-laden lyrics. Backed by a tight, hard-hitting lineup of dynamic, high-powered musicians, NEELY is a modern rock force to be reckoned with.

The vast musical influences of Jeremy and Kaci came to fruition on their 2008 digital EP, The Zod Archives, released October 21st, 2008.  Produced by Zodlounge (Tom Michael, Todd Shay, and Brett Vargason), The Zod Archives encompasses the gritty music of Nickleback, the high-energy vocals of Daughtry, and the potent lyrical wizardry of Lifehouse to create a energetic yet soul-searching offering of Rock songs that has set the stage for their much anticipated 2009 debut album, Everything I AM followed by their acoustic album Colorblind in 2011.

In 2013, NEELY switched gears to show some of their down home roots, NEELY teamed up with producer Jon King to turn a classic catch phrase into a modern southern rock anthem called Kiss My Grits. A constant crowd favorite wherever they go, Kiss My Grits has help NEELY show the world they will make excellent music without the confines of Record Label generated genres. 2014 has definitely become a year where the rebel spirit of NEELY comes out and says, “we aren’t Rock, we aren’t Country, we aren’t Christian Music…we are NEELY!”

The roots of what is now NEELY began decades ago in the small towns of Cosby, MO and Bennington, KS where both Jeremy and Kaci would record hours of radio broadcasts on cassette tape and pour over the content, honing writing and vocal skills that seeming providence would set on a collision course.  The two were married May 5th, 1996, yet it wasn’t until the summer of 2000 that they began to explore the extraordinary musical harmony that was fused together.  Constantly pursuing excellence in their craft and traveling under other banners, Jeremy and Kaci began to exhibit a quality in their music that began to turn heads in the Central United States.

With a simplem yet heartfelt approach to scripting songs Jeremy and Kaci have compiled a set of songs that span an array of emotion.  From the anthem, “Everything I Am” to driving guitars and vocals on “In The Middle” to the heartfelt cry of affection that pours out of “You and Me” the relentless onslaught of catchy melodies and well-crafted lyrics have captivated listeners all over the world.  NEELY has spent decades crafting and honing their skills to pour into the making of Everything I Am, Colorblind, and Kiss My Grits and that same skill, experience, and energy is on display in their live performances.

Jeremy and Kaci Neely will perform acoustic versions of their music at the South Sioux City Public Library.  While their music is a mix of rock and country, it is music the whole family can enjoy.

Jeremy and Kaci are happy to do interviews with local media.  Contact them at jeremy.neely@neelymusic.com You can visit their website http://www.neelymusic.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=menus.menu&menu_id=0 If you would like more information about the night call Dan at the Library 402-494-7545.39wbv3i8_400x400

Wednesday Reads, March 7, 2018

March 7 '18

The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden;  “The magical adventure begun in The Bear and the Nightingale continues as brave Vasya, now a young woman, is forced to choose between marriage or life in a convent and instead flees her home–but soon finds herself called upon to help defend the city of Moscow when it comes under siege”– Provided by publisher.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte; “Orphaned Jane Eyre endures an unhappy childhood, hated by her aunt and cousins and then sent to comfortless Lowood School. But life there improves and Jane stays on as a teacher, though she still longs for love and friendship. At Mr. Rochester’s house, where she goes to work as a governess, she hopes she might have found them”–Publisher.

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue; At the intersection of “Americanah” and “The Help” comes a riveting debut novel about two marriages – one immigrant and working class, the other from the top 1% – both chasing their version of the American Dream. In the fall of 2007, Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. Their situation only improves when Jende’s wife Neni is hired as household help. But in the course of their work, Jende and Neni begin to witness infidelities, skirmishes, and family secrets. Then, with the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers, a tragedy changes all four lives forever, and the Jongas must decide whether to continue fighting to stay in a recession-ravaged America or give up and return home to Cameroon.

Still Me by JoJo Moyes; Louisa Clark arrives in New York to start a new life and a long-distance relationship with Ambulance Sam while working for the super-wealthy Gopniks, a job that introduces her to New York high society and a secretive man who reminds her of her own past.

Four and Twenty Blackbirds by Cherie Priest; Watched over by a mysterious trio of ghostly women, Eden Moore searches for clues about their identity in a Georgia antebellum mansion and a nineteenth-century hospital while struggling to avoid being killed by a fanatical assassin.

The Survivor Chronicles:  The Upheaval by Ezra Stevens;  This book is the first compilation of an ongoing serial story, due to this fact it does not have a conclusion. The fourth and final book, The Risen, is now available. This book is not a survivalist story. Though they are not in this book, the following books in this series do contain almost zombie-like people.***** The First tremors of the earth were felt at 7:22 EST. time. Every single person felt the rumbling and experienced the tremors that would forever alter the course of history. Most did not survive. These are the accounts of some of those who did. ***Due to language and graphic content this book is recommended for readers 17 and older- from Amazon.

Book Clubs Old and New at the Library

Cover to Cover Book Club will discuss the first twenty-one chapters of Jane Eyre on Monday, February 26th at 3:00 p.m.  In this novel, “Orphaned Jane Eyre endures an unhappy childhood, hated by her aunt and cousins and then sent to comfortless Lowood School. But life there improves and Jane stays on as a teacher, though she still longs for love and friendship. At Mr. Rochester’s house, where she goes to work as a governess, she hopes she might have found them”–Publisher.

Youth and Family Activities:  We show a G or PG rated movie each Monday at 4:00 p.m. and each Saturday at 1:00 p.m.  Night of FUN is held on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.  Bilingual Story Time meets on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.  Pat-a-Cake Pals meets on Thursdays at 10:00 p.m.  Explore the Unknown meets on Thursday at 6:00 p.m.  Toddler Time is held on Friday at 10:00 a.m.

Good Bugs, Bad Bugs class is held on Monday, February 26th at 6:30 p.m.  In this class you will discover what insects will benefit your garden and which are not beneficial.

What’s Your Story is a new book club where participants bring books they have recently read, or you are currently reading and discuss them with the group.  This book is open to all readers of all genres.  This group meets on February, 26th at 6:30 p.m.

Tangled Yarns needle group meets on Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m.

Live at the Redbird Café:  The Rough and Tumble is our first musical guests for the 2018 year.  They will appear at the library café on Monday March 5th at 7:00 p.m.  The Rough & Tumble is a folk-Americana group that is from Nashville, but has lived on the road touring since 2011.  They released their first full-length album, We Made Ourselves a Home When We Didn’t Know was released in 2018.  There will be a $10 suggested donation taken at the door.

Car Care Help: Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs. Some of Chilton Library’s more popular features include:

  • Maintenance and specification tables that provide the unique data you need for each specific vehicle.
  • Step-by-step service and repair procedures, and labor estimating tool to help you confidently determine your next move.
  • Vacuum diagrams to simplify troubleshooting.
  • Wiring diagrams to help explain system operation.
  • Close-up photographs and illustrations for visual support.
  • ASE test prep quizzes for the most popular certification exams
  • A print button which allows you to easily print out what is needed.

You can use this service at the library, or at home.  Ask a librarian for the password.  You will enjoy using the Chilton Library.  Go to the library website www.southsiouxcity.org/library. Next you click on “Research”, and then click on “Databases”.  Then click on the link for “Chilton Library”.

If you enjoy Jane Eyre you will enjoy these books.

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett; Ten-year-old Mary comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors and discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden.—from the catalog record.

The Sum of All Kisses by Julia Quinn; “Hugh Prentice has never had patience for dramatic females, and if Lady Sarah Pleinsworth has ever been acquainted with the words “shy” or “retiring”, she’s long since tossed them out the window. Besides, even if Hugh did grow to enjoy her company, it wouldn’t matter. A reckless duel has left this brilliant mathematician with a ruined leg, and now, unable to run, ride, or even waltz, he could never court a woman like Sarah, much less dream of marrying her”, — from the catalog record.

Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones; “Set in the deep South, Mongrels is a deeply moving, sometimes grisly, and surprisingly funny novel that follows an unnamed narrator as he comes of age under the care of his aunt and uncle – who are werewolves”—from the catalog record.

Books for Basketball Fans:  High school basketball tournament is upon us.  These books will keep you interested while you wait for your team to play.

The Boys of Dunbar: a story of love, hope, and Basketball by Alejandro Danois; “The inspirational story of the most talented high-school basketball team ever and the dedicated coach who gave his players a lifetime opportunity by insisting on success”– Provided by publisher.

Fire Sale by Sara Paretsky; When V.I. Warshawsky takes over coaching duties of the girls’ basketball team at her former high school, she faces an ill-equipped, ragtag group of gangbangers, fundamentalists, and teenage moms who inevitably draw the detective into their family woes.

Sea Glass Winter by JoAnn Ross; “As an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialist, Dillon Slater had one of the most dangerous jobs in the military. Now, he’s enjoying the pace of life in Shelter Bay, where he teaches high school physics. He still gets to blow things up, but as the school basketball coach he also gets to impart leadership skills. His latest minefield: fifteen-year-old Matt Templeton; and Matt’s irresistible mother. Claire Templeton moved her troubled teenage son to the small town of Shelter Bay to escape the bad influences at his school in L.A. But when his attitude earns her a visit from the handsome basketball coach, she wonders if this role model might be too much of a temptation–for her. Because though she isn’t looking for a relationship, she can’t seem to resist Dillon’s playful charm. But what she doesn’t realize is that Dillon isn’t playing games; he’s playing for keeps”, — from the cover.

Have a great week and read good books.

Wednesday Reads, February 18, 2018

Feb 21 '18

Enchanted, Inc by Shanna Swendson; When Katie moves to New York City, she finds her life becoming very strange as a series of odd things involving unusual people and creatures begin to happen around her.

El tiempo entre costuras by Maria DueñasLa joven modista Sira Quiroga abandona el Madrid agitado de los meses previos al alzamiento arrastrada por el amor desbocado hacia un hombre a quien apenas conoce. Con él se instala en Tánger, una ciudad exótica y vibrante donde todo puede suceder. Incluso la traición. Sola, desubicada y cargada de deudas ajenas, Sira se traslada a Tetuán, capital del Protectorado Español en Marruecos. Gracias a la ayuda de nuevas amistades forjará una nueva identidad y logrará poner en marcha un taller de alta costura en el que atenderá a clientas de orígenes lejanos y presentes insospechados. A partir de entonces, con los ecos de la guerra europea resonando en la distancia, el destino de Sira queda ligado al de un puñado de carismáticos personajes que la empujarán hacia un inesperado compromiso en el que las artes de su oficio ocultarán algo mucho más arriesgado. El tiempo entre costuras es una novela de amor, de ritmo imparable cargada de encuentros y desencuentros, de identidades encubiertas y giros inesperados; de ternura, traiciones y ángeles caídos–P. [4] of cover.

Beyond Scandal and Desire by Lorraine Heath, : “At birth, Mick Trewlove, the illegitimate son of a duke, was handed over to a commoner. Despite his lowly upbringing, Mick has become a successful businessman, but all his wealth hasn’t satisfied his need for revenge against the man who still won’t acknowledge him. What else can Mick do but destroy the duke’s legitimate son–and woo the heir’s betrothed into his own unloving arms…”–Amazon.com.

 Hang Him Twice by William W. Johnstone, There are a lot of ways a man can end up on a wanted poster. There’s the easy way (murder), there’s the hard way (robbery), and then there’s Dooley Monahan’s way (by accident.) On the trail west with his trusty horse and dog, the hapless gunslinger stops a mean, hungry bear from making lunch out of the legendary Buffalo Bill Cody. In turn, Cody grubstakes Dooley for the purchase of a silver mine in the lawless, violent boomtown of Leadville, Colorado. Dooley can’t believe his good luck. But when he guns down three deadly outlaws, the grateful townsfolk pin a sheriff’s badge on Dooley. And that’s when his luck runs out . . .-from Amazon.com.

Still Me by JoJo Moyes, Louisa Clark arrives in New York to start a new life and a long-distance relationship with Ambulance Sam while working for the super-wealthy Gopniks, a job that introduces her to New York high society and a secretive man who reminds her of her own past.

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue At the intersection of “Americanah” and “The Help” comes a riveting debut novel about two marriages – one immigrant and working class, the other from the top 1% – both chasing their version of the American Dream. In the fall of 2007, Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. Their situation only improves when Jende’s wife Neni is hired as household help. But in the course of their work, Jende and Neni begin to witness infidelities, skirmishes, and family secrets. Then, with the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers, a tragedy changes all four lives forever, and the Jongas must decide whether to continue fighting to stay in a recession-ravaged America or give up and return home to Cameroon.