Thursday, April 5, 2012

Get Growing @ the Library

The following was published in the Dakota County Star newspaper.  Let them know that you appreciate them putting the library column in their paper.

Gardening with Containers:  If you don't have the space to grow a garden, you may want to grow with containers.  Learn the basics of container gardening on Monday April 9th at 6:30 pm.  Pre-registration is required for this class.

Operation Family Fun:  April marks the nation's "Month of the Military Child," a time to honor youth impacted by deployment. Plan to attend Operation: Family Fun Night to explore programs to help support the military youth and families in the area. All families regardless of military involvement are invited to come. Be prepared for an evening of games, books, and more! For more information, please contact the UNL Extension in Dakota County Office at (402) 987-2140. Operation Family Fun will be on Tuesday April 10th at 5:30pm.  Hope to see you there. 

Gaming for Adults- Scrabble:  Join us for a fun time of playing Scrabble, on Friday April 13th at 1pm.

Real to Reel Movie:  The April Real to Reel Movie will be held on Thursday April 12th at 6pm.  How does a small market baseball team compete against beams with multimillion dollar budgets?  This was the question for Oakland Athletics General Manager, Billie Beane.  Watch as Beane guides the Athletics to baseball success.

Technology Classes
Monday Apr 9th, 5pm: Introduction to Your Laptop: Have a laptop and want to know all about it? Stop on in and we will start at the very basics and teach you all the components of your laptop computer.

Tuesday Apr 10th, 5:30pm: Microsoft Word 3: We have learned all about saving, new documents, text editing, cut and paste and much more. In this class you will learn bullets, undo/redo, setting margins, page numbers, page breaks, headers/footers and print preview and printing your document.

Wednesday Apr 11th , 11am: Microsoft Word 1:  We want you to become familiar with Microsoft Word 2007, so to begin we will start with basic terminology, how to accomplish everyday tasks such as creating a new document, saving a document, spell checking, change text and printing.

Wed Apr 11th, 2pm: Nebraska Access: An introduction to the search engine developed by the Nebraska Library Commission and the databases available to South Sioux City Public Library card holders.

Thurs Apr 12th, 5pm: Setting Up A Yahoo Email Account:  If you never have had an email account this is the class for you. Yahoo email is a free email service that is very easy to sign-up for and use.

Cover to Cover Book Club will discuss the second half of the book Freedom by Jonathan Franzen on Monday night April 9th, at 6:30pm.

Youth Activities:  The following are the regular youth activities at the library Preschool Story Time (Tuesday 10am) and (Wednesday 4pm), Pat-a-Cake Pals Time (Thursday 10am), Family Story Time (Thursday 6:30pm) and Toddler Time (Friday 10am).

A Garden of Reading
The library has a large number of books on the subject of gardening.  Here are just a few.

The Heirloom Life Gardener by Jere Gettle:  Offers a comprehensive guide to cultivating heirloom vegetables and provides tips and techniques for planting, growing, harvesting, and saving seeds, as well as instructions for canning and preserving.

Garden Up! By Susan Morrison:  Whether you're looking for help with narrow planting beds, have a ho-hum side yard, or want creative ways to solve small-space garden problems, vertical gardening maximizes outdoor living spaces.

The Vegetable Gardener’s Container Bible by Edward C. Smith Presents information about growing vegetables in containers, covering such topics as selecting suitable pots, starting plants from seeds, and managing pests and diseases, with advice on individual vegetables and herbs. 

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