Friday, September 16, 2011

Check it Out at the Library 9/16/11

The following is a copy of the newsletter we sent to our readers today.

Your Byway Adventure Begins at the Library

The library is your first stop on the westward journey on the Highway 12; See the Byway the Quilt Way event on October 7-9. The library meeting room and Coffee Shoppe area will host a display of quilts and presentations on Friday and Saturday. The hours for the quilt show are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Our keynote speaker will be Cheri Wood on Friday evening October 7th at 5:00 p.m. With over 20 years of quilting experience, Cheri has always been curious about the why and for whom a quilt has been made and the story behind them. So after reading about the civil war quilts and the Underground Railroad, she wanted to learn more about the secret messages in the form of quilt patterns that aided the slaves escaping from captivity during those times.

Banned books Week September 24-October 1

Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted banning of books across the United States. Watch for Banned Book Week displays at the library.

Youth Activities at a Glance

We have some new times for youth programming. Preschool Story Time will be held on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. & Wednesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Pat-a-Cake Time is on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. and Toddler Time is on Fridays at 10:00 a.m.

Don’t Forget September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Back-to-school time is a great time to sign-up your children for a library card. If you don’t have one, stop by the library and get one. Bring a picture ID and another form of ID with your name and current address. Children under 16 must have a parent sigh for their library card.

Cover To Cover Book Club

On September 26th Cover to Cover will discuss the second half of the book The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo at 6:30 p.m. at the library.

National Keep Kids Creative Week

During the week of September 26-30 we will have a special program everyday to celebrate National Keep Kids Creative Week. Contact the library if you would like more details.

Autumn Book Sale

Support the public library while you build your home library. We will have a used book sale on Friday, October 14 (10am-4pm), Saturday, 15th (10am-4pm), Sunday 16th (1pm-4pm). We have a great selection at great prices.

Connect with Us Online

If you are on Facebook or Twitter we welcome you to follow us for up to the minute news of library activities. You may follow us on Facebook by going to http://www.facebook.com/pages/South-Sioux-City-Public-Library/61011459569?ref=ts or on Twitter by going to http://twitter.com/#!/SSCLibrary .


Great Reads

These are great books you are sure to enjoy. Kathy Reichs has penned another one of her Temperance Brennan novels in Flesh and Bones. Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child have another great thriller on their hands with Cold Vengeance. Full Black by Brad Thor; The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson and The Help Kathryn Stockett are also worthwhile reads, if you haven’t discovered them.

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