Thursday, January 26, 2012

Action and Adventure @ the Library

The following was published this week in the Dakota County Star.  Thank them for supporting the work of the South Sioux City Public Library.

Special Movie Presentation in Memory of Audrey Murphy
The library will host a Special Movie on Wednesday February 1st at 6:30 p.m.  We visit the lawless frontier village of Shinbone, a town plagued by a larger-than-life nemesis, Liberty Valance. The town lawyer and a local rancher share the same desire to rid the town of Liberty Valance and winning the hand of the same woman.  The movie stars Lee Marvin, James Stewart and John Wayne.  The movie is shown in memorial to Audrey Murphy, who was both a supporter of the library and a great John Wayne fan.

Technology Classes
Mon. Jan 30, 10am   Word 2: We will add to our knowledge from Word 1 and expand a little bit more. We will discuss the ruler, insert/overtype, cut and paste, using the clipboard, and paragraph styles.

Mon. Jan 30, 2pm Using Reference Sources: By using reference tools, we will cover how to find information on Wilson Web, eLibrary and HeritageQuest.

Mon. Jan 30, 6pm   Your Library Web Page: Learn everything that you have available on the library web page. How to renew books, how to search for jobs, find out important information, what books your favorite author has written. All this information will be revealed and more.

Tues. Jan 31, 6pm Excel 3: If you need to insert a chart into an Excel worksheet, this class will teach you how. We will also talk about page breaks and printing your document.

Wed Feb 1, 11am: Windows Basics: We will start at the very beginning of Windows 7 with an introduction to the Desktop, Start Menu and the all new Taskbar.

Wed Feb 1, 2pm: Search Engines: Covers some of the search engines other than Google, Yahoo and Bing.  Students will learn about Collarity, Ixquick, Ask.com and Local.com.

Youth Activities
We have our regular youth activities this week:  Preschool Story Time Tuesday @ 10am and Wednesday @ 4pm, Pat-a-Cake Story Time Thursday @10am, Spanish Family Story Time Thursday @ 6:30pm and Toddler is held on Friday @ 10am.

Visit our Webpage
The South Sioux City Public Library is on the web at www.southsiouxcity.org/library/.  Here you can search our catalog, view our calendar of events, children/ youth pages, databases and links to the library’s social media sites.  This month we have added links to income tax help including links to the IRS website and links, as well as kinks to Nebraska and Iowa tax information.  For students we have links to information on “Great Americans”.

Football Withdrawals
If you are really going to miss a football game this weekend you can try one of these titles.  I Beat the Odds:  from Homelessness, to the Blind Side and Beyond by Michael Oher is the story of Michael Oher of the Baltimore Ravens, whose story was popularized by the book and movie The Blind Side.

When Pride Still Mattered by David Maraniss is the story of legendary coach Vince Lombardi, who coached the Green Bay Packers to the very first NFL/ AFL championship in 1967.

The Sacred Acre: the Ed Thomas Story by Mark A. Tabb tells the story of the community of Parkersburg, Iowa, which in the same year survived an F-5 tornado and the murder of their high school football coach, Ed Thomas.  This is a tremendous story from a local perspective.

Think good thoughts!  Read good books!

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