Brian Keith Wallen to Perform at the South Sioux City Public Library, September 12, 2016

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You Don’t Know Jazz at the South Sioux City Public Library

You Don’t Know Jazz or Maybe You Do is a music talk presentation highlighting some of the great jazz music in the library’s collection.  You will be introduced to artists like Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and many more artists on Monday May 16th at 6:30 p.m.

Club 745.5: Emergency Stove: Come and learn how to make an Emergency Stove this month during our crafting class. We will be recycling empty tuna cans and cardboard into a nifty stove you can use in an emergency.  Join us on May 19th at 6:30 p.m. and May 20th at 10:30 a.m.

Tangled Yarns:  This group meets on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Adult Coloring is a drop-in class for those who want to meet and color on Fridays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Tech Monday/Tuesday:  If you have questions about technology, we will help you to find answers on Monday night at 6:00 p.m. and Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.

Legal Information Center:  Find full text consumer legal information plus legal forms from all states.  Learn how to use this discovery service on Monday May 16th at 7:00 p.m.

Smartphone Apps:  Do you carry a “computer” in your pocket by way of a smartphone? Want to know about programs that you can do on your smartphone? Stop on in and let us help with that information.  This class is held on Tuesday May 17th at 11:00 a.m.

Microsoft Windows:  We will start at the very beginning of Windows 7 with an introduction to the Desktop, Start Menu and the all new Taskbar.  We will also learn more about the Start Menu, where you can launch any programs installed on your computer and also search for files (pictures, videos and music) we’ll also demonstrate how to “pin” your favorite programs to the Start Menu or Taskbar. Did you know that you can Aero Peek, Snap and Shake on your computer? If you don’t know what we am talking about, stop in and let us show you some new ways of working with Windows to make it more productive.

E-Book Reader:  We will teach learners how to download e-books from Overdrive to the Overdrive app on your tablet or cell phone on Tuesday May 17th at 5:00 p.m. and Thursday May 19th at 2:00 p.m.

Setting up an Email Account:  If you never have had an email account this is the class for you. Learn about the different free email service that is very easy to sign-up for and use.  This is held on Wednesday May 18th at 6:00 p.m.

Job and Career Accelerator:  Are you looking for a job? Need help updating your resume? Then this is your class. Learn how to use this library database to search and apply for jobs in the United States. This program allows you to create a resume and cover letters that are adapted to the type of job you are looking for.  This class is held on Wednesday May 18th at 7:00 p.m.

Nebraska Access:  An introduction to the search engine developed by the Nebraska Library Commission and the databases available to South Sioux City Public Library card holders.  This is held on Thursday May 19th at 10:00 a.m.

Yahoo Messenger:  Do you have friends or family that live so far away you never get to see them. Yahoo Messenger provides you the opportunity to keep in contact with them for free. Yahoo Messenger is a free instant messaging program that allows you to visually see, talk to and even sends text messages to individuals all over the world. This class will teach you how to set up an account and what type of equipment you will need for your computer.  Join us on Thursday May 19th at 11:00 p.m.

Microsoft Publisher:  This is a basic course covering the types of documents that can be created, how to modify templates and how to insert text and images.  You will also learn to use templates and how to create a variety of documents using Microsoft Publisher on Thursday May 19th at 3:00 p.m.

B movie Marathon:  Join us for four awesome great B movies on Saturday May 21st at 1:00 p.m. in the library meeting room.

Have a great week and read good books.

You Don’t Know Jazz at the South Sioux City Public Library

You Don’t Know Jazz at the South Sioux City Public Library

You Don’t Know Jazz or Maybe You Do is a music talk presentation highlighting some of the great jazz music in the library’s collection.  You will be introduced to artists like Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and many more artists on Monday May 16th at 6:30 p.m.

Club 745.5: Emergency Stove: Come and learn how to make an Emergency Stove this month during our crafting class. We will be recycling empty tuna cans and cardboard into a nifty stove you can use in an emergency.  Join us on May 19th at 6:30 p.m. and May 20th at 10:30 a.m.

Tangled Yarns:  This group meets on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Adult Coloring is a drop-in class for those who want to meet and color on Fridays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Tech Monday/Tuesday:  If you have questions about technology, we will help you to find answers on Monday night at 6:00 p.m. and Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.

Legal Information Center:  Find full text consumer legal information plus legal forms from all states.  Learn how to use this discovery service on Monday May 16th at 7:00 p.m.

Smartphone Apps:  Do you carry a “computer” in your pocket by way of a smartphone? Want to know about programs that you can do on your smartphone? Stop on in and let us help with that information.  This class is held on Tuesday May 17th at 11:00 a.m.

Microsoft Windows:  We will start at the very beginning of Windows 7 with an introduction to the Desktop, Start Menu and the all new Taskbar.  We will also learn more about the Start Menu, where you can launch any programs installed on your computer and also search for files (pictures, videos and music) we’ll also demonstrate how to “pin” your favorite programs to the Start Menu or Taskbar. Did you know that you can Aero Peek, Snap and Shake on your computer? If you don’t know what we am talking about, stop in and let us show you some new ways of working with Windows to make it more productive.

E-Book Reader:  We will teach learners how to download e-books from Overdrive to the Overdrive app on your tablet or cell phone on Tuesday May 17th at 5:00 p.m. and Thursday May 19th at 2:00 p.m.

Setting up an Email Account:  If you never have had an email account this is the class for you. Learn about the different free email service that is very easy to sign-up for and use.  This is held on Wednesday May 18th at 6:00 p.m.

Job and Career Accelerator:  Are you looking for a job? Need help updating your resume? Then this is your class. Learn how to use this library database to search and apply for jobs in the United States. This program allows you to create a resume and cover letters that are adapted to the type of job you are looking for.  This class is held on Wednesday May 18th at 7:00 p.m.

Nebraska Access:  An introduction to the search engine developed by the Nebraska Library Commission and the databases available to South Sioux City Public Library card holders.  This is held on Thursday May 19th at 10:00 a.m.

Yahoo Messenger:  Do you have friends or family that live so far away you never get to see them. Yahoo Messenger provides you the opportunity to keep in contact with them for free. Yahoo Messenger is a free instant messaging program that allows you to visually see, talk to and even sends text messages to individuals all over the world. This class will teach you how to set up an account and what type of equipment you will need for your computer.  Join us on Thursday May 19th at 11:00 p.m.

Microsoft Publisher:  This is a basic course covering the types of documents that can be created, how to modify templates and how to insert text and images.  You will also learn to use templates and how to create a variety of documents using Microsoft Publisher on Thursday May 19th at 3:00 p.m.

B movie Marathon:  Join us for four awesome great B movies on Saturday May 21st at 1:00 p.m. in the library meeting room.

Have a great week and read good books.

New Pages Write for Your Life

We have added a new page and sub-page for the write for Your Life writer’s group.

It is currently found on the library home page http://www.southsiouxcity.org/department/index.php?structureid=10 

It can be found under Useful Links.

The permanent Write for Your life Page is at http://www.southsiouxcity.org/eGov/apps/document/center.egov?view=item;id=3348

The sub-page Write for your Life Useful Links is located at http://www.southsiouxcity.org/egov/apps/document/center.egov?view=item;id=3349

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Freegal Music and the South Sioux City Public Library

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Freegal Music and the South Sioux City Public Library
St. Patrick’s Day has sparked the imaginations of Americans, making us all Irish for at least one day. Freegal Music has put together a great playlist of Irish music to make your holiday bright. Artists on this playlist include: John Mayer, Johnny Cash, Celtic Women, Van Morrison, the Irish Tenors, Steve Earle, Celtic Thunder and many more artists.
Reading the Irish: If you want to be more than a one day Irishman tries one of these titles from Irish authors.
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (LPFIC WIL) An exquisitely beautiful young man in Victorian England retains his youthful and innocent appearance over the years while his portrait reflects both his age and evil soul as he pursues a life of decadence and corruption.
Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift (LPFIC SWI) Gulliver sees life from many different perspectives during the course of his exciting voyages around the world. In Lilliput he is a giant among a race of little people only six inches high; in Brobdingnag he himself seems tiny compared to the giant inhabitants; and in the country of the Houyhnhnms, horses rule and the human creatures there have the status of animals. Life back in England seems very ordinary after all that he has seen.
Room by Emma Donoghue (FIC DON) in this novel, it’s Jack’s birthday and he’s excited about turning five. Jack lives with his Ma in Room, which has a locked door and a skylight, and measures 11 feet by 11 feet. He loves watching TV but he knows that nothing he sees on screen is truly real. Until the day Ma admits that there’s a world outside.
Tara Road by Maeve Binchy (FIC BIN) Thanks to a chance phone call, Ria from Dublin and Marilyn from New England switch houses for the summer, with extraordinary results

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne (YAFIC BOY) Bored and lonely after his family moves from Berlin to a place called “Out-With” in 1942, Bruno, the son of a Nazi officer, befriends a boy in striped pajamas who lives behind a wire fence.
All these book descriptions come from the library’s catalog record.
One Book One Siouxland Discussion of One Summer, America 1927 by Bill Bryson will be discussed on Monday March 14th at 3:00 p.m.
In One Summer: America, 1927, Iowa author Bill Bryson transports readers on a journey back to one amazing season in American life.
The summer of 1927 began with one of the signature events of the twentieth century: on May 21, 1927, Charles Lindbergh became the first man to cross the Atlantic by plane nonstop. When he landed in Le Bourget airfield near Paris, he ignited an explosion of worldwide rapture and instantly became the most famous person on the planet.

Meanwhile, the talented Babe Ruth began his assault on the home run record, which would culminate on September 30 with his sixtieth blast, one of the most resonant and durable records in sports history. In between those dates, a Queens’ housewife named Ruth Snyder and her corset-salesman lover garroted her husband, leading to a murder trial that became a huge tabloid sensation. Unprecedented rain clobbered the American south, flooding the Mississippi River basin, a great human tragedy, the relief efforts for which were guided by the uncannily able and insufferably pompous Herbert Hoover.

Calvin Coolidge interrupted an already leisurely presidency for an even more relaxing three-month vacation in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The gangster Al Capone tightened his grip on the illegal booze business through a gaudy and murderous reign of terror and municipal corruption. The first true “talking picture,” Al Jolson’s The Jazz Singer, was filmed and forever changed the motion picture industry. The four most powerful central bankers on earth met in secret session on a Long Island estate and made a fateful decision that virtually guaranteed a future crash and depression.
All this and much, much more transpired in that epochal summer of 1927, and Bill Bryson captures its out-sized personalities, exciting events, and occasional just plain weirdness with his trademark vividness, eye for telling detail, and delicious humor.
Growing Grapes is the topic of the March 12th orchard class from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Vaughn Hammond, Orchard Educator, former Extension Educator, UNL is the instructor for this event.
Club 745.5 Cherry Blossom Art from Recycled Soda Bottles– In preparation for the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Club 745.5 will learn how to make cherry blossom art using recycled soda bottles.
The tradition of the National Cherry Blossom Festival came after a gift of 3,000 Cherry Blossom Trees from Tokyo in 1912. Club 745.5 meet74s on Thursday March 17th at 6:30 p.m. and repeated on Friday March 18th at 10:30 p.m.
Adult Coloring: Each Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. we invite adults to join us for a time of adult coloring. This is a relaxing and mentally healthy activity that you will enjoy.
Tangled Yarns meets each Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. for a time of needlework and fun. Join in on the fun.
Have a great week and read good books.