Thursday, July 5, 2012

There’s Something for Everybody at the Library

Chuck Pyle in Concert
Iowa native, Colorado resident Chuck Pyle will perform on Thursday night July 12th at 7pm.  Chuck is a singer/ songwriter whose songs have been covered by the late Chris LeDoux (Cadillac Cowboy) and Jerry Jeff Walker (Jaded Love).   His music has made him a favorite of Bill & Melinda Gates who have had him play at their home in Seattle. Since writing the theme-song for a PBS series called Spirit of Colorado, he's attained local fame, and even sings for the opening session of the Colorado State Legislature.  His latest CD is entitled The Spaces In Between.

Technology Classes
Mango Languages (Monday July 9 at 5pm): Learn languages quickly and easily with the world's most powerful language software. Mango Languages allows you to learn even the most difficult languages.  Choose from 16 foreign languages and 12 English as second languages (ESLs).  

Windows Basics 3 (Monday July 9 at 6pm): Did you know that you can Aero Peek, Snap and Shake on your computer? If you don't know what we am talking about, stop in and let us show you some new ways of working with Windows to make it more productive.

How to Search the Internet (Tuesday July 10 at 5:30pm):  Tired of having 100,000's of results appear whenever you search the internet. Learn some of the tricks librarian's use to make your search a lot more manageable.

Setting Up a Yahoo Email Account (Wednesday July 11 at 11am):  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.

Blogging Basics (Wednesday July 11 at 2pm):  We will cover how to create a blog, use templates to create the look you want and how to add fun stuff to your blog.

Nebraska Access (Thursday July 12 at 5pm):  An introduction to the search engine developed by the Nebraska Library Commission and the databases available to South Sioux City Public Library card holders.

Cover to Cover Book Club to Discuss “I Am a Man” by Joe Starita
Cover to Cover book club will discuss I Am a Man:  Chief Standing Bear’s Journey for Justice by Joe Starita.  In this book:  “In 1877, Chief Standing Bear's Ponca Indian tribe was forcibly removed from their Nebraska homeland and marched to what was then known as Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), in what became the tribe's own Trail of Tears. "I Am a Man" chronicles what happened when Standing Bear set off on a six-hundred-mile walk to return the body of his only son to their traditional burial ground.”  We will discuss this book on Monday July 9 at 6:30pm.

Joe Starita to Speak at the Library
The author of I Am a Man, Joe Starita will speak at the library on Saturday August 11 at 2pm.  The title of his program is “Standing Bear: How an Indian Chief Set Off on a 600-Mile Journey to Bury His Son and Ended Up Beating the U.S. Army in a Federal Courtroom.”  During this event he will discuss “the legal, social and political importance of the landmark 1879 decision in which a judge declared that Ponca Chief Standing Bear was "a person" within the meaning of the law and entitled to the same Constitutional protections as white citizens.”  This is a One Book One Nebraska event brought to the library via funds from the Nebraska Humanities Council.

Real to Reel Movie
The library will show an Academy Award-winning film on Thursday night July 12 at 6pm.  In the movie, “Matt King is an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family's land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries.”- From the catalog record.

Youth Activities
We have the following youth activities this week:  Preschool Story Time (Tuesday 10am & Wednesday at 4pm), Pat-a-Cake Pals (Thursday 10am), Family Story Time (Thursday 6:30pm), Robotics Class (Thursday 6:30pm) and Toddler Time (Friday 10am)

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