Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Colbert Book Club at the Library

This is the column that was published in the Dakota County Star on May 2nd, 2013.

Colbert Book Club at the Library
With the coming of the movie The Great Gatsby, on May 10, 2013, the library will host an online discussion of the book by F. Scott Fitzgerald on Thursday May 9th.

Completing, Remembering and Forgetting the Civil War
On Tuesday May 7th at 6:30 p.m. Fred Nielsen will speak on Completing, Remembering and Forgetting the Civil War.  In this presentation we discover: The work of peace was, in its way, as difficult as the fighting of the Civil War. After   Appomattox, divisive questions remained: What was the place of freed slaves? How would former Confederate states be readmitted to the Union? In the end, Americans put their country back together by often forgetting why they had fought in the first place.

Stephen Colbert Book Club:  The library invites you to jump on the Colbert Report bandwagon by reading The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, watching the discussion on the Colbert Report on Thursday night on May 9th at 10:30 p.m. and posting your thoughts on the library’s Facebook page.  The discussion, on The Colbert Report, will be led by Jennifer Egan author of A Visit from the Goon Squad. 

Technology Classes: The following are the technology classes for this week:  Monday May 6- 1pm: Microsoft Publisher 1, 5pm:  Windows Basics; Tuesday May 7-  11am: Koha:  Your Library Online Catalog, 12pm:  E-book Reader, 4pm: Koha:  Your Library Online Catalog; Wednesday May 8-  11am: Koha:  Your Library Online Catalog.1pm: Microsoft Excel 2, 2pm:   Search Engines, 3pm:  E-book Reader, 5pm:   Job and Career Accelerator; Thursday May 9-  11am:  Microsoft Word 2, 3pm:  Keyboard Mouse Skills, 4pm   Google's Documents Spotlight,
5pm   Tech Thursday, 6pm:  E-book Reader.

Dan Brown Live at Lincoln Center:  An Evening of Codes, Symbols and Secrets
Dan Brown is back! The #1 international bestselling author comes to Lincoln Center in New York City to speak about his new novel "Inferno" (on sale May 14th), plus a range of topics including science, religion, codes, book publishing, movie making and a few surprise topics. This is his only public appearance in connection with this novel. The South Sioux City Public Library will participate in this event via live streaming this event.  Join us in the Library Meeting Room at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday May 15th

Youth Activities
As always we have a full schedule of youth activities:  Preschool Story Time Monday at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday at 6:45 p.m., Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m.; Monday Matinee 3:30 p.m.; Spanish Story Time Monday at 6:30 p.m.; Alphabet Party Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.; Pat-a-Cake Pals Thursday at 10:00 a.m.; Night of FUN @ the Library Thursday at 6:30 p.m.; Toddler Time Friday at 10:00 a.m.; Let’s Create Friday at 4:00 p.m. and the Saturday Movie at 11:00 a.m.

Tangled Yarns meets each Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. join us for a friendly time of needle craft, as we teach one another how to knit, crochet etc

Outlaw Trail Quilt Show:  The library will participate in the 2013 Outlaw Trail Quilt Show on October 11th-13th.  We are looking for people to show quilts, help with displaying quilts and doing quilt demonstrations.  If you would like to participate, or have questions, call Dan at the library 402-494-7545 for details.

Real to Reel Movie:  Thursday night, May 9th at 6:00 p.m. we will air our May Real to Reel movie.  In this movie: A salesman for a natural gas company experiences life-changing events after arriving in a small town, where his corporation wants to tap into the available resources.

Pick up your copy of The Great Gatsby at the library and have a great week.

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