Monday, May 20, 2013

Life Transitions At the Library

The following is the library column published in the South Sioux City Public Library.

Life Transitions At the Library
May is the season of graduation, life transition.  The library is a great place to deal with the transitions of life.  Classes and groups are a source of support for all of our transitions.  The library has both of these.

SSC Summit Scribes is a group of writers supporting and encouraging one another in the craft of writing.  It is open to all who are interested in writing.  The group meets at the South Sioux City Hy Vee on Monday night at 6:30 p.m.

Classic Movie and Discussion:  May’s classic movie and discussion is on Monday May 21st at 6:00 p.m.  In this film: Confined to a wheel chair with a broken leg, a news photographer becomes suspicious of murder as he passes the time by surreptitiously watching sever neighbors from the rear window of his Greenwich Village apartment- from the container.

Tangled Yarns meet each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.  Tangled Yarns is a group involved in learning the needlecraft together.  If you love to knit, crochet or any other needlecraft join us and we will learn together.

Technology Classes:  We have a full schedule of technology classes this week.

Microsoft Publisher 3:  Learn how to create a variety of documents using Microsoft Publisher (Monday 5/20 at 1:00 p.m.).

Microsoft 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 (Monday at 5:00 p.m.).

Mango Languages:  Learn how to use the Mango Languages database to learn a new language (Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.).

E-Book Reader:  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 (Tuesday at 12:00 p.m.).

Clean up Your Computer:  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 (Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.).

Keyboard Mouse Skills:  Double-click, Right-click, Scroll… If you get overwhelmed by knowing what all to do and when to do it with your computer mouse, step into this class and learn! Your mouse and keyboard are the ways you communicate with your computer; the more you know the more you can make your computer work for you (Tuesday 6:30 p.m.).

Youth Classes:  Our youth department is busy developing programs for the following classes:  Preschool Story Time (Monday at 1:30 p.m.), Matinee Movie (Monday at 3:30 p.m.), Spanish Story Time (Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.), Alphabet Party (Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.), Preschool Story Time (Tuesday at 6:45 p.m., Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m.), Pat-a-Cake Pals (Thursday at 10:00 a.m.), Night of FUN at 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.

Books about Transitions:  Books are another place to encounter our life changes.  Hear are a few titles that deal with life transitions.

My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor An instant American icon--the first Hispanic on the U.S. Supreme Court--tells the story of her life before becoming a judge in an inspiring, surprisingly personal memoir. With startling candor and intimacy, Sonia Sotomayor recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a progress that is testament to her extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself.- from the catalog record.

Brooklyn Bones:  an Erica Donato Mystery by Triss Stein When her daughter discovers the skeleton of an unknown teenage girl in the walls of their Brooklyn home, Erica explores records at a local history museum and uncovers a story that someone close to her is determined to keep hidden.- from the catalog.

Have a great week and read good books.

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