Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thinking about Thanksgiving

The following column was sent to the Dakota County Star newspaper for publication this week.

Thinking about Thanksgiving
With Thanksgiving looming, the staff at the library are thinking about all things holiday. 

2nd Annual Wreath Display and Silent Auction
The South Sioux City Optimists Club will host the second annual Wreath Display and silent auction at the library on December 2nd at 5:00 p.m.  During the evening attendees will be able to place their final bids on the wreaths.  A wine tasting will be held courtesy of Hy Vee Food Store in South Sioux City.  Music will be provided by the New Horizons Band of Sioux City.  We welcome you to attend this unforgettable night of beauty and entertainment.

Reasons for giving thanks
Last week we shared a few of the things for which the staff of the library was thankful.  A few staff members added to their lists.  They mentioned spending time with family and friends, but included cooking with family members during the weekend, visiting with family they did not regularly see:  we wish you all the best this holiday season.

Computer/ Technology Classes
  • Windows Basics 3 11/28 @ 10am
  • Nebraska Access 11/28 @ 2pm
  • Job and Career Accelerator  11/29 @ 6pm
  • Microsoft Excel 3 11/30 @ 11am.
  • Using Reference Resources 11/30 @ 2pm

Reading for the Season
If some in the family enjoy family, friends and food preparation; others surely enjoy the football that comes with Thanksgiving.  The following are a few of the most recent titles available at the library about football.

Deep Zone is the latest title from Tim Green.  In the story two boys who are eager to face one another in a seven on seven tournaments discover that bad choices made by members of their family may endanger both of them.

The Sacred Acre:  The Ed Thomas Story  by Mark Tabb is the inspiring  true story of the town of Parkersburg, Iowa, which faced the devastation of an F5 tornado followed closely behind by the murder of their beloved football coach Ed Thomas.  The story of grace and forgiveness that follows is the stuff of fables, but is totally true.

I Beat the Odds: from Homelessness to the Blind Side and Beyond by Michael Oher The man who lived the story in the book and movie The Blind Side tells his story in his own words.

Finally, Football’s Greatest Stars by Alan Maki covers the history of the greatest professional football stars, the rise of the game to its status as America’s Game, the great football franchises and the history of the greatest game of all the Super Bowl.

 Have a happy and safe holiday everyone!

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