Thursday, August 30, 2012

Love Those Birds!

The following is a copy of our weekly library column published in the Dakota County Star.

Love Those Birds!
Many people love the birds at the library.  People stop to look at the birds.  Indeed visitors to the community are amazed at the forward-thinking of the city for putting an aviary in the library.  We are looking for a company or a service organization that is interested in sponsoring the birds at the library. The cost of the sponsorship would be $1600 per year.  This pays for the cost of food and medical care for the birds.  The benefits to you in name recognition and good will are priceless.  Contact Dave Mixdorf at the library for more information, 402-494-7545 or

Mango Languages
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 (ESL).

Windows Basics 3
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

Cornhusker Trivia
Thursday Sept 6th Cornhusker Football Trivia Contest 6:30pm: Do you know a lot about Nebraska Football. Can a guy from Iowa stump you on Nebraska football trivia? Put together your best team of football experts and play for the ultimate prize. A team can consist of 1-25 people.

Changes in Youth Programming
The youth department will show movies each Monday afternoon at 3:30pm starting September 10th.  We will have a special movie presentation on Tuesday September 4th at 5pm.  We will show the movie based on the popular novel the Hunger Games.

On Tuesday September 11th we will offer Interview Skills for Teens at 6:30pm.  The library will host National Gaming Day on September 12th from 4-7pm.  Thursday September 13th, the library will have its first Night of FUN @ your library at 6:30pm.  This will replace the old Family Nights each Thursday night.

The library will have its first Alphabet Party on Monday night September 17th at 6:30pm.  Preschool Story Time moves permanently to Tuesday at 1pm starting September 18th.

Youth Activities This Week
We have Preschool Story Time on Tuesday at 10am & Wednesday at 4pm. Pat-a-Cake Pals Thursday at 10am and Family Story Time Thursday at 6:30pm.  We have no Toddler Time this week.

Cornhusker Collection
In honor of the upcoming football season, we would like to recommend these books about Nebraska Cornhusker football.

Huskerville:  a Story of Nebraska Football, Fans and the Power of Place by Roger C. Adan:  "The author, drawing upon his experiences as a devoted "Huskerviller" along with an extensive collection of interviews and questionnaires with fellow Husker fans, composes a story that highlights how the culture, history, and geography of Nebraska are intimately embedded in fans' devotion to the Cornhuskers"--Provided by publisher.

Forever Red:  Confessions of a Cornhusker Football Fan by Steve Smith here the author describes the wild, wild world of Nebraska fandom.

What It Means to be a Husker:  Tom Osborne and Nebraska’s Greatest Players edited by Jeff Snook is a compilation of stories from some of Nebraska’s greatest players.

Stadium Stories:   Nebraska Cornhuskers by Mike Babcock is a compilation of stories from a former Lincoln Journal Star reporter.

The Game of the Century: Nebraska vs. Oklahoma in College Football’s Ultimate Battles by Mike Corcoran is the story of the Thanksgiving Day game in 1971:  the consummate game of one of football’s greatest rivalries.

I hope your team wins and all your books are enjoyable

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