Thursday, June 28, 2012

Celebrate Your Independence at the Library

Thanks goes out to the Dakota County Star newspaper for carrying our column in their weekly paper.

South Sioux City Public Library and New Horizons Band Patriotic Concert
On Sunday July 1st at 6:30pm the New Horizons Band and the SSC Public Library will be hosting a patriotic concert in the library parking lot. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy an evening of music!

Introducing Mango Languages
We are pleased to announce that the library is now offering Mango Languages.  Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more.  You will notice that we are offering multiple Mango Language classes this month

Keep South Sioux City Clean, Keep South Sioux City Green
You can eliminate many of those plastic bags in your home, garbage etc by picking up a durable multi-use bag at the library.  Each family is allowed to pick up one bag per family at the circulation desk of the library.

Technology Classes
We have several interesting technology classes this week.

Windows Basics 2 Learn about the start menu, pinning and searching in windows is held on Monday July 2nd at 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.  It is held on Monday night July 2nd at 6pm.
Mango Languages: This class is an introduction to the new language learning database available through the library.  It will be held on Tuesday July 3rd at 5:30pm.

Online Bookmarking and Note Keeping: This class is an introduction to a number of online bookmarking and note keeping software.  This class will be held on Thursday July 5th at 5pm.

Youth Programs
With the July 4th holiday in mind, this is the list of our youth programs for the week:  Preschool Story Time July 3rd at 10am, Pat-a-Cake Pals July 5th at 10am, Spanish Story Time July 5th at 6:30pm and Toddler Time July 6th at 10am.

Popular Summer Read
Summer is a great time to read a good book.  The following are some the bestsellers available at the library.

The Storm:  a Novel of the NUMA Files by Clive Cussler:  When a NUMA research vessel is suddenly destroyed by a malevolent black substance originally mistaken for an oil spill; Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala pursue an investigation in the Indian Ocean, where they discover a plot targeting millions of victims. – From the library catalog

The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King:  Sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape shifter, a "skin man," Roland Deschain takes charge of Bill Streeter, a brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast's most recent slaughter. Roland, himself only a teenager, calms the boy by reciting a story from the Magic Tales of the Eld that his mother used to read to him at bedtime, "The Wind through the Keyhole." (The novel can be placed between Dark Tower IV and Dark Tower V.)- From the library catalog

Unbroken: a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption by Laura Hillerbrand:  On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared--Lt. Louis Zamperini. Captured by the Japanese and driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor- From the library catalog

Independence Day
The library will be close on Tuesday night at 8pm for the Independence Day holiday.  It will re-open on Thursday July 5th at 9am.  Have a happy and safe holiday.

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