Thursday, March 29, 2012

Get Into the Game at the Library

Thanks to the Dakota County Star for publishing this column in their newspaper.

Friday Game Days for Adults
Fridays are game days for adults during the month of April.  On April 6th, we will have video games for adults.  April 13th we will play Scrabble.  Learn how to do Sudoku on April 20th.  On April 27th we will have a Crossword Puzzle Challenge.  Each game day is at 1pm.

Why Does Your Library Have Banned Books?
Discover the history of banning books and some of the most famous banned books. You will be surprised, when you learn of some of the books that have been banned over the years.  Join us on Thursday night April 5th at 6:30pm.  This is a One book One Siouxland event.

Technology Classes
Mon Apr 2, 5pm: 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.

Mon Apr 2, 6pm: Microsoft Publisher 2:  Learn how to use and modify Microsoft Publisher templates.

Tues Apr 3, 5:30pm: Microsoft 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.

Wed Apr 4, 11am: QR Code's: Have you heard of Q R Codes? Do you know what they are? How can they benefit you? Do you have a smartphone to use them? Come find out more information over this unique tool that the library is implementing.

Wed Apr 4 , 2pm: Using Reference Sources: By using reference tools, we will cover how to find information on Wilson Web, eLibrary and HeritageQuest.

Thurs Apr 5, 5pm: Facebook for Your Business: This class will help you get up to speed on how to create, use and maintain a Facebook page of for your own business.

Youth Activities
The youth department if the library offers many interesting programs each week:  Preschool Story Time (Tuesday 10am & Wednesday @4pm, Pat-a-Cake Pals Story Time (Thursday 10am), Family Story Time Thursday @ 6:30pm, and Toddler Time (Friday @ 10am).

Visit Our Blog
To help you keep up with activities and events at the library, we would like to invite you to follow our blog Cardinal Opportunities @ the South Sioux City Public Library you will discover information on events happening at the library, answers to questions you may have and an occasional book review.  We look forward to connecting with you on this site.

April Fools’ Day
For centuries, ancient people, including the Romans celebrated the new year on April 1st.  The date was near the spring equinox.  In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII ordered the creation of a new calendar in which the New Year was moved to January 1st.  Many people did not adopt the new calendar immediately.  In time many started to tease those who didn’t make the change, by sending them on “fool’s errands” trying to trick them into believing something that isn’t true.  This planted the seeds for starting April Fools’ Day

Play Ball
With the coming of April comes the beginning of a new Major League Baseball season.  The following are books about the sport that you may want to read between games.

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach "At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big-league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended."--from publisher's description

The Last Boy:  Mickey Mangle and the end of America’s Childhood by Jane Leavy:  Drawing on interviews with friends and family, as well as teammates and opponents, "New York Times"-bestselling author Leavy delivers the definitive account of one of the biggest talents and most tragic figures ever to play baseball--Mickey Mantle.-from the library catalog

Think good thoughts.  Read good books.  Have a great week.

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