Friday, July 27, 2012

Celebrating SSC’s 125 Years at the Library

This week is big in South Sioux City’s history.  We are celebrating 125 years as a city.  Visit the children’s activities and visit with our library staff and volunteers at Cardinal Festival.

Technology Classes
We have a full list of tech classes this week.

Microsoft Excel 2 (Monday July 30th at 5pm): Did you know that Excel has a way to input math calculations right on your worksheet? There are ways to edit the cells in the worksheet such as alignments, borders, font changes, background, etc.

Facebook Basics (Monday July 30th at 6pm):  This class will help you get up to speed on how to create, use and maintain a Facebook page of your own and understanding the privacy policies and settings.

 Windows Basics 2 (Tuesday July 31st at 5:30pm): With this class we will build on the knowledge of Windows Basic and learn more about the Start Menu, where you can launch any programs installed on your computer and also search for files (pictures, videos and music) We'll also demonstrate how to "pin" your favorite programs to the Start Menu or Taskbar. 

Microsoft Word 3 (Wednesday August 1st at 11am): 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. 

Setting Up an Email Account (Wednesday August 1st at 2pm): If you never have had an email account this is the class for you.   We will walk through the process of setting up an email account.

Youth Activities
We have a full list of youth activities for this week  We have Preschool Story Time on Tuesday 10am & Wednesday to 4pm, Pat-a-Cake Pals on Thursday at 10am, Spanish Story Time at 6:30pm and Toddler Time on Friday at 10am.

What We Were Reading in 1887
While it was thirty-three years from the incorporation of the city of South Sioux City to the founding of the public library, the city still had a reading public.  The following are some of the books that were published in the year 1887.

Ten Days in the Mad-House by Nellie Bly:  World famous female reporter, Nellie Bly, writes about her experiences as an undercover reporter in an asylum.

A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is the story which introduced Sherlock Holmes to the literary world.

The prolific writer, Robert Louis Stevens, had two collections published in 1887:  The Merry Men and other Tales and Fables.  He also published a collection of poetry entitled Underwoods.

Enjoy the Cardinal Festival and read good books.

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