Thursday, January 17, 2013

Great Journeys Begin at Your Library

The following is the library column published in the Dakota County Star.


Muslim Journeys Bookshelf:  The South Sioux City Public Library is one of 842 libraries and humanities organizations to be awarded the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf, a collection of books, films, and other resources that will introduce the American public to the complex history and culture of Muslims in the United States and around the world.

Developed by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association (ALA) based on the advice of scholars, librarians, and other public programming experts, the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf is intended to address both the need and desire of the American public for trustworthy and accessible resources about Muslim beliefs and practices and the cultural heritage associated with Islamic civilizations. Each participating library will receive 25 books, 3 films, and access for one year to Oxford Islamic Studies Online.

Youth Programming:  We have a new day for Alphabet Party.  It is being moved from Monday at 6:30 p.m. to Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.  The rest of the Youth Programming remains the same:  Movie Monday at3:30 p.m., Preschool Story Time on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m., & Wednesday at 4:30 p.m., Pat-a-Cake Pals on Thursday at 10:00 a.m., Night of FUN @ the Library on Thursday at 6:30 p.m., Toddler Time on Friday at 10:00 a.m., Let’s Create on Friday at 4:00 p.m. and Saturday Movie at 1:00 p.m.

SSC Scribes:  If you have ever wanted to write, or if you are an accomplished writer, you are invited to join SSC Scribes.  SSC Scribes writer’s group is a place where you can get feedback, encouragement and accountability to make your writing aspirations a reality.  We meet on Monday night, January 21st at 6:30 p.m.

Tangled Yarns:  Bring your favorite balls of yarn and your current projects to Tangled Yarns on Tuesday night January 29th at 6:30 p.m. Tangled Yarns is a place where we can stitch, chat and learn from others who are doing the same.  Tangled Yarns is open to all who are involved in string and yarn crafts:  embroidery, knitting, crochet, cross-stitch etc.

Technology Classes:  We have another full week of technology classes at the library.  Some of those classes are:

Google Documents Spotlight (Monday January 21st at 1:00 p.m.):  This class will give learners an opportunity to learn how to create word processing documents, spreadsheets and presentations in the cloud and share them with friends.

Clean-Up Your Computer (Tuesday January 22nd at 11:00 a.m.):  Is your computer running slower? Do pop-ups keep appearing? Does your computer randomly crash or freezes up? Then this may be the class for you. Clean Up Your Computer shows you how to maintain your computer on both the outside and the inside. Learn what basic procedures and what free software you can use to improve the performance of your computer.

We offer three E-Book Readers classes this week (Tuesday January 22nd at 12:00 p.m., Wednesday January 23rd at 3:00 p.m. and Thursday January 24th at 6:00 p.m.):  Covers what an e-Book reader is and provides hands on demonstration of some of the different kinds. Also teaches how to use Overdrive, a way to get e-Books through the Library.

Learn the Library Webpage (Wednesday January 23rd at 2:00 p.m.): Learn everything that you have available on the library web page. How to renew books, how to search for jobs, find out important information, what books your favorite author has written. All this information will be revealed and more.

ChiltonLibrary.com:  The library has added Chilton Library.com to its online database.

ChiltonLibrary provides exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks in one easy-to-use web site. Since this library subscribes to ChiltonLibrary, you are now equipped with decades of data to maintain your vehicle. Just begin by choosing a vehicle at the left and a subject above.

Call the library at 402-494-7545 for password information.

Have a great week and read good books.

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