Growing Nut Trees in Northeast Nebraska

Growing nut trees in northeast nebraska 

Saturday, February 13, 2016 10 a.m. to Noon

South Sioux City Public Library South Sioux City, NE Growing Nut Trees In Northeast Nebraska

Taught by: Steve Rasmusssen, Nebraska Forester & Larry Martin, Nebraska Nut Growers Association member Learn about conservation tree plantings, wildlife habitat enhancement and nut meat harvesting.

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Your Stories and More at the South Sioux City Public Library

Celebrating 500 Years of Latinos in America is a program brought to the library via Humanities Nebraska, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Library Association is a nationwide public programming initiative that supports the exploration of the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape the United States over the last five centuries and who have become, with more than 50 million people, the country’s largest minority group.

On February 8th, at 6:30 p.m. we will view the documentary The New Latinos (1946-1965).  Dr. Maria Arbelaez from UNO will lead the discussion following the 1 hour screening.

We will introduce this new program entitled Your Stories on February 22nd at 6:30 p.m.  In this program, we will begin recording immigrant stories of what brought you to the United States.  This will be a continuing program of the South Sioux City Public Library.

Library Eats:  Heart Healthy Cooking:  Discover what you need to know to do heart– Healthy Cooking on Thursday night February, 11th at 6:30 p.m.

Tech Monday/ Tuesday:  Bring your technology questions to the library on Monday night at 6:00 p.m. or on Tuesday Morning February 9th at 10:00 a.m. and library staff members will help you to find answers.

Get to Know Freegal Music:  If you love music as much as I do, you will find Freegal Music to be a valuable tool for streaming and downloading music.  Learn how to use the service on Monday night February 8th at 7:00 p.m.

Microsoft Excel I, 2, and 3:  Get a crash course on Microsoft Excel on Tuesday February 9th Microsoft Excel 1 at 11:00 a.m., Excel 2 at 1:00 p.m., and Excel 3 at 2:00 p.m.

E-Book Reader:  Learn to download and read e-books from OverDrive on Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 2:00 p.m.

Windows Basics 1 and 2:  Grasp the basics of Windows 1 at 6:00 p.m. and Windows 2 at 7:00 p.m.

Microsoft Word 1, 2, and 3:  Thursday February 11th join us for our new compressed course on Microsoft 1, 2, and 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Facebook Basics:  Learn the basics of Facebook on Thursday February 11th at 3:00 p.m.

Twitter Basics:  Discover the basics of using Twitter on Thursday February 11th at 4:00 p.m.

Presidents’ Day is on Monday February 15th.  Stop by and pick up one of these books before Monday February 15th because we will be closed on that day for the Presidents’ Day Holiday.

The Greatest Presidential Stories Never Told : 100 tales from history to astonish, bewilder, and stupefy by Rick Beyer (973.099 BEY) is a collection of lesser-known presidential tales relates such accounts as Abraham Lincoln’s saber duel, George Washington’s whiskey business, and the Ronald Reagan movie that saved the fortieth president’s life decades later.

Character is Destiny: inspiring stories every young person should know and every adult should remember by John McCain (170. MCC) contains many stories about attributes of good character.  George Washington is an example of self-control.  The life of Abraham Lincoln is an example of resilience.  Dwight Eisenhower is an example of humility.  Theodore Roosevelt is a model of enthusiasm.  The book contains many more such stories of character.

The Presidents Fact Book : a comprehensive handbook to the achievements, events, people, triumphs, and tragedies of every president from George Washington to George W. Bush by Roger Matuz (973 MAT) Offers biographical information on the American presidents, from George Washington to George W. Bush, providing excerpts of their speeches and an analysis of their term in office.

Valentine’s Day Reads:  February 14th is Valentine’s Day.  To celebrate the day we recommend the book Love is Murder edited by Sandra Brown is a series of romantic suspense short stories and novellas.  The following are some of the novels from some of the contributors to this volume.

Friction by Sandra Brown (FIC BRO) “Crawford Hunt wants his daughter back. Following the death of his wife four years ago, Crawford, a Texas Ranger, fell into a downward spiral that left him relegated to deskwork and with his five-year-old daughter Georgia in the custody of her grandparents. But Crawford has cleaned up his act, met all the court imposed requirements, and now the fate of his family lies with Judge Holly Spencer. Holly, ambitious and confident, temporarily occupies the bench of her recently deceased mentor.

Born of Defiance by Sherrilyn Kenyon (FIC KEN) When his companion’s brother draws him into a plot against the Andarion crown, outcast Talyn Batur finds himself torn between the loyalty to their planetary government and his own beliefs of justice and right. But when old enemies align with new ones, it’s more than just his own life at risk. And more than just his home world that will end should he fail.

Echo Lake by Carla Neggers (PBK N) Heather Sloan has landed her dream job-the renovation of Vic Scarlatti’s stately 1912 country home overlooking the icy waters of Echo Lake in Knights Bridge, Massachusetts. It’s the perfect project for the family business, but for once, Heather is in charge. Diplomatic Security Service agent Brody Hancock left Knights Bridge at eighteen, a few steps ahead of arrest and the wrath of Heather’s older brothers. Though Brody had never planned to return, Vic, a retired diplomat and friend, needs his help.

Hexed by Heather Graham (PBK G) when a ghost leads Devin Lyle to a body in the woods where year’s earlier FBI paranormal investigator Craig Rockwell found his friend dead, they find themselves drawn deeper into the case and Salem’s history.

The Long Way Home by Mariah Stewart (PBK S) When her wealthy father’s Ponzi scheme is exposed, Ellie Chapman loses everything–including her fiancée–but learns valuable lessons in both life and love when she comes to St. Dennis, Maryland to sell her late mother’s house.

Have a great week and read good books.

Flagship Romance to Perform at the Library

Flagship Romance will perform at the South Sioux City Public Library on Wednesday night February 24th at 6:30 p.m.

Flagship Romance consists of newlywed singers and songwriters Shawn Fisher and Jordyn Jackson. To describe their sound, they have coined the term “Harmonic Alternative Folk.” Anchored by Fisher’s unique guitar playing, Flagship Romance compositions are centered around and feature the couple’s unclassifiable vocal blend.

Since the release of their debut EP, The Fudge Sessions, in January of 2013, Flagship Romance has toured the US multiple times, making stops at legendary venues such as The Bitter End in New York City and multiple performances at the historical Florida Theatre in Jacksonville, FL. The variety of acts that this duo has shared the stage with is a tribute to the universal accessibility of their compositions and live show. These names include Iris Dement, Claire Lynch, the Goo Goo Dolls, Jack’s Mannequin, and Mason Jennings. Flagship Romance has also been a part of some of 2013’s biggest festivals including SXSW, Mumford & Sons’ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover, and the Gamble Rogers Folk Festival.

Flagship Romance headed into the studio in January 2014 to record their first full-length album, entitled Fee Fie Foh Fum. The stripped tracks on this new album consist of full-takes, with no splicing or tuning. Given the intimate, yet energetic quality of their live performances, this new record is a raw, real, and organic experience. In addition to the album, Fisher and Jackson invited a team of professional cinematographers to travel with them and document the entire recording process. This behind the scenes documentary features the studio performances, the duo’s love-laced back-story, and the beautiful nature surrounding the home-studio. Fee Fie Foh Fum was released on physical formats (CD/DVD) in June 2014, and will be released digitally in conjunction with a radio campaign in January 2015.

Flagship Romance has aligned their musical career with the clean water cause via the organization charity: water. In August 2012, Fisher and Jackson founded and organized the Clean Water Music Fest in Florida, to raise funding and awareness for the 800 million people on this planet without access to safe, clean drinking water. Since then, these two troubadours have raised over $125,000; 100% of that money is currently being used for well building and tap-stand projects in Ethiopia, Rwanda, and the Sahel region of Africa.

There is a #10 per person suggested donation at the door for this event.

Set sail for a night of romance  with Flagship Romance.

Emergency Snow Routes

With the impending winter storm coming this evening and tomorrow here is a list of Snow emergency routes designated. It is asked that all vehicles are removed from these streets to provide the city street crews better access for plowing.

The following streets or portions of streets within the city are designated as snow emergency routes:

(1)          Dakota Avenue from the Missouri River to the south corporate limits.

(2)          “B” Street from the Missouri River to East 34th Street.

(3)          “G” Street from East Sixth to the south corporate limits.

(4)          East 39th Street from the east corporate limits to Timberline Drive.

(5)          East 29th Street – Dakota Avenue to “G” Street – West 29th Street from Dakota Avenue to the west corporate limits.

(6)          East 21st Street – Dakota Avenue to “G” Street – West 21st Street from Dakota Avenue to U.S. 77.

(7)          East 13th Street – Dakota Avenue to “G” Street.

(8)          West Ninth Street – First Avenue to Ninth Avenue – East Ninth Street – Dakota Avenue to “G” Street.

(9)          East Sixth Street – Dakota Avenue to “G” Street – West Sixth Street – Dakota Avenue to Eighth Avenue.

(10)        Fifth Avenue – Missouri River to West 21st Street.

(11)        Fourth Avenue from West 21st Street to West 29th Street.

(12)        First Avenue – West Fourth to U.S. 77.

(13)        First Avenue from West Tenth to West 17th Street.

(14)        West Twenty-Fifth from Dakota Avenue to U.S. 77.

(15)        “C” Street from 21st Street to 33rd Street.

(16)        East 33rd Street from Dakota Avenue to “G” Street.

(17)        East 19th Street from Dakota Avenue to “A” Street.

(18)        All of Broadmoor Drive.

(19)        All of Southridge Drive.

(20)        All of Timberline Drive.

(21)        East 15th Street from Dakota Avenue to “G” Street

(22)        All current and future school bus routes and Sioux City Transit routes.

Celebrating 500 Years of Latinos in America at the South Sioux City Public Library

Celebrating 500 Years of Latinos in America is a program brought to the library via Humanities Nebraska, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Library Association is a nationwide public programming initiative that supports the exploration of the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape the United States over the last five centuries and who have become, with more than 50 million people, the country’s largest minority group.

The Middle of Everywhere by Mary Pipher will be the topic of a special Cover to Cover book club meeting on Monday February 1st at 3:00 p.m.  The Middle of Everywhere moves beyond the headlines into the homes of refugees from around the world. Working as a cultural broker, teacher, and therapist, Mary Pipher has once again opened our eyes–and our hearts–to those with whom we share the future.

The New Latinos (1946-1965) from the PBS series Latino American will be viewed and discussed on Monday night, February 8th; at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Maria Arbelaez from the University of Nebraska Omaha will lead the discussion following the 1 hour screening.  Maria Arbelaez, PhD is the Associate Professor Modern Mexico, Borderlands, Latino/Chicano Studies.

We will introduce this new program entitled Your Stories on February 22nd at 6:30 p.m.  In this program, we will begin recording immigrant stories of what brought you to the United States.  This will be a continuing program of the South Sioux City Public Library.

African American History Month:  February is African American History Month.  During this month the Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society.  The following are some titles that will help you observe African American History Month.

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (305.8 COA) In his trademark style — a mix of lyrical personal narrative, reimagined history, essayistic argument, and reportage — Coates provides readers a thrillingly illuminating new framework for understanding race: its history, our contemporary dilemma, and where we go from here”– Provided by publisher.

The Wars of Reconstruction:  the Brief, Violent History of America’s Most Progressive Era by Douglas Egerton (973.8 EGE) 2014 A history of the Reconstruction years, which marked the United States’ most progressive moment prior to the Civil Rights movement, tells the stories of the African-American activists and officeholders who risked their lives for equality after the Civil War.

American Tapestry:  the Story of Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama by Rachel L. Swarms (973.932 SWA) a remarkable history of First Lady Michelle Obama’s mixed ancestry as well as a portrait of America itself in an epic and inspiring family saga.

 

February is Library Lovers’ Month is a month-long celebration of school, public, and private libraries of all types. This is a time for everyone, especially library support groups, to recognize the value of libraries and to work to assure that the Nation’s libraries will continue to serve.  Librarians come in all shapes and sizes.  The following are books about libraries and librarians.

The World’s Strongest Librarian by Joshua Hanagarne is the story of a Mormon boy who had Tourette’s syndrome finds new life in books and weightlifting.  This voracious reader and world class weightlifter became a librarian and author.  This is his story.

 

Spoken from the Heart by Laura Bush is the story of a former First Lady, who was also a former librarian.

 

Finally, we offer Dewey: the Small-town Library Cat who touched the World is by Vicky Myron who was the Librarian at Spencer (Iowa) Public Library, when someone dropped a kitten in the drop-box.

 

Have a great week and read good books.