Thursday, March 1, 2012

Making Life Better @ the Library

Thanks to the Dakota County Star for publishing the library column this week.

Making Life Better @ the Library

Barnaby Bright Kicks Off Our 2012 Music Season
Brooklyn-based duo Barnaby Bright will perform a concert on Thursday night March 8th, at 7:00 pm.  Barnaby Bright has garnered high accolades for their lyrically captivating and impeccably balanced songwriting and sound, Becky’s angelic voice enchants audiences, while Nathan’s brilliant mastery of multiple instruments and writing styles guides the songs down their path.

Travel Back to the Renaissance Time
Performers from the local Riverssance festival will be at the library on Saturday March 10 from 1-3pm discussing their characters and what is was like to live in the Renaissance time. Kings and Queens, ladies and knights plus a variety of other characters will be here in costume to     answer your questions. If you have ever wondered what it would be like to participate in this type of activity, this is your chance to gather more information.

Fund Raiser for the Community Garden
Are you looking for garden seeds?

The South Sioux City Optimists are teaming with Seed Savers Exchange and the South Sioux City Public Library to raise money to purchase garden tools for the South Sioux City community garden projects. They will be selling Seeds to Grow heirloom seed packets at the public library. Heirloom seeds are currently one of the most popular items to grow.

Besides great tasting and more nutritious, you can save the seeds and replant again and again.

Money raised will go to purchase gardening tools for the community garden sites located in South Sioux City. Stop in the SSC Public Library and sign up for your garden seeds.

Preservation Week April 22-28
The library would like to invite you to   participate in National Preservation Week.    We will have volunteers at the library that will be able to scan documents and pictures of the history of Dakota County. We need precise information about the photo, (dates involved, names of individuals, street    addresses, etc.). Also if you have personal home photos we will have classes on how to save the photos on a personal disc.

Fahrenheit 451:   2011 One Book One Siouxland Choice
Cover to Cover book club will discuss Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury on Monday March 12 at 6:30pm, as part of the 2011 One Book One Siouxland selection.  Visit our website for more information on all the One Book One Siouxland events.  Dave Mixdorf will have a discussion entitled “Why Do You Have Banned Books in Your Library?” on April 5th at 6:00pm.

Technology Classes
Mon Mar 5, 6pm: How to Create a Newsletter; Tues Mar 6, 5:30pm: Clean Up Your Computer; Wed Mar 7, 11am: Microsoft Excel 1; Wed Mar 7, 2pm: Learn Your Library Web Page; Thurs Mar 8, 5pm: G-mail.

If You Enjoy the Book Fahrenheit 451
The following are some books you might enjoy, if you enjoy Fahrenheit 451.

  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
  • The Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury and
  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Youth Activities:
We have Preschool Story Time Tuesday @ 10am & Wednesday @ 4pm; Pat-a-Cake Pals Thursday @ 10am; Family Story Time Thursday @ 6:30pm and Toddler Time Friday @ 10am/

Think good thoughts.  Read good books.

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