Friday, July 13, 2012

Blues and Ghouls at the Library

The following was published in the Dakota County Star.  We thank them for posting this in their paper edition.

We are past the half-way mark in the 2012 Summer Reading Program, but we still have more exciting programs offered.

Dana Hubbard in Concert
Dana Hubbard rounds out our summer schedule with a performance at the library on Thursday night July 19th at 7pm.  Both a singer/songwriter and an acoustic blues artist, Dana Hubbard deftly combines the two genres with a warm and engaging personality on stage, singing and telling stories.  Dana has shared the stage with such legendary artists Etta James, Gregg Allman and Little Feat.  Lightnin's Cadillac is his first solo CD release.  Dana's website is

Ghosts of Siouxland
Take a walk in the shadows of Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota as we discuss the Ghosts of Siouxland on Monday night July 16th at 6:30pm.  Dan Nieman discusses stories of haunted places, tortured souls and historical mysteries.  Bring a vivid imagination and your own ghost stories.

Classic Movie and Discussion
Join us for a discussion and viewing of the film adaptation of Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s on Tuesday night July 17th at 7pm.   This movie is a romantic comedy about an eccentric New York City playgirl determined to marry a Brazilian millionaire and her next-door neighbor, a writer who is sponsored--and stifled--by a wealthy woman.

Technology Classes

Microsoft Word 1 (July 18th at 11am):  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.

Smart phone Apps (July 16th at 5pm):  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.

Know Your Computer (July 17th at 5:30pm):  Would you like to learn the very basics of your computer? How about increase you computer vocabulary? This class will teach the very basics of computer knowledge. It will let you feel confident in knowing what all the components are on your computer.

Internet Privacy (July 18th at 2pm):  We will cover why privacy is important, safe searches and safety in social media

Microsoft Publisher 1 (July 19th at 5pm):  Microsoft Publisher is a basic course covering the types of documents that can be created, how to modify templates and how to insert text and images.

Youth Activities
This is another busy week for the youth at the library:  Preschool Story Time (Tuesday at 10am, Wednesday at 4pm), Pat-a-Cake Pals Thursday at 10am, Preschool Story Time Thursday at 6:30pm and Toddler Time Friday at 10am.

It Happened in 1887
This year is the 125th anniversary of the South Sioux City’s beginning.  The following are some of the events that took place in the world in the year of 1887.

·        The United States Senate voted to lease Pearl Harbor as a naval base on January 20.

·        Construction o the Eifel Tower’s foundation began in Paris France on January 28th.

·        The first Groundhog Day was celebrated on February 2nd.

·        Ann Sullivan began teaching Helen Keller on March 3rd.

·        Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show opened in London on May 9th.

The more you read the more you know.  Read good books.  Think good thoughts.

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