Thursday, June 13, 2013

Rocking and Fishing at the South Sioux City Public Library

This is from the column that was published this week by the Dakota County Star newspaper.  Thank them for covering the South Sioux City Public Library.

This week we focus on the youth activities at the library. 

Rocks and Gems:  Dr. Robert Powell, retired medical doctor from Kingsley, Iowa will speak on Rocks and Gems on Friday June 14th at 1:00 p.m.  Powell will share his love for geology, sharing pieces from his private collection and helping you to identify the geological world around us.

Free Fishing Derby at Crystal Cove:  The South Sioux City Optimists Club will host a free fishing derby on Saturday June 15th beginning at 9:30 a.m.  The fishing tournament will continue until 11:00 a.m.  Free lunch is held at 11:00 a.m., along with the awarding of prizes.  The fishing derby is open to all children age fifteen and under.  Children must have their own fishing pole and must be accompanied by an adult.

Painting Rocks:  The youth department will do rock painting on Tuesday June 18th at 10:00 a.m.  Using special colored pencils children will create art on rocks.

The Great Plains Zoo:  The library will be visited by staff from the Great Plains Zoo in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  They will be in with some small educational animals for the kids to learn about and touch.  Join us for this event on Wednesday June 19th at 11:00 a.m.

What’s Cool to Read:  Youth Librarian, Odessa Meyer, will offer several recommendations on the best new books this summer on Wednesday June 19th at 6:00 p.m.

Learn About Gardening:  Representatives from the Dakota County Extension office will be here to talk about gardening on Thursday June 20th at 6:30 p.m.

We also have a number of opportunities this week.

Summit Scribes:  The Summit Scribes is a writing group that meets on the third Monday of the month at the South Sioux City Hy Vee at 6:30 p.m.

Classic Movie and Discussion:  “If you build it, they will come,” is one of the most recognized phrases from our classic movie for the month of June.  Join us to watch this movie starring Kevin Cosner and James Earl Jones on Tuesday June 18th at 7:00 p.m.

What to Read Next:  If you have ever come to the end of a series and not know what to read next.  This class is for you.  Learn several means to discover what to read next on Monday June 17th at 1:00 p.m.

Microsoft Word 3 will be held on June 17th at 5:00 p.m.  We have learned all about saving, new documents, text editing, cut and paste and much more. In this class you will learn bullets, undo/redo, setting margins, page numbers, page breaks, & headers/footers.

Windows Basics 2 will be held on June 18th at 11:00 a.m. With this class we will build on the knowledge of Windows Basic and learn more about the Start Menu, where you can launch any programs installed on your computer and also search for files (pictures, videos and music) we’ll also demonstrate how to “pin” your favorite programs to the Start Menu or Taskbar.

E-Book Reader class will be held on Wednesday June 18th ath12:00 p.m., Wednesday June 19th at 3:00 p.m. and Thursday June 20th at 3:00 p.m.  This class 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.

Tech Thursday is a class in which we discover answers to your technology questions.  This is held on Thursday June 20th at 5:00 p.m.

Know Your Computer class will be held on Tuesday June 18th at 4:00 p.m.  Would you like to learn the very basics of your computer? How about increase you computer vocabulary? This class will teach the very basics of computer knowledge. It will let you feel confident in knowing what all the components are on your computer.

Keyboard and Mouse Skills classes will be held on Tuesday June 18th at 5:30 p.m. and Thursday June 20th at 11:00 a.m.  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!

We look forward to seeing you at the library.

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