Monday, August 26, 2013

Community Improvement at the Library

New Neighborhood Meeting:  South Sioux City is planning a new neighborhood, eleven new homes on Oak Circle, Le Mesa Way, or Matney Circle.  The New Neighborhood Program is meant to provide down payment and closing cost assistance for eligible buyers.  The library will host a meeting on September 10th at 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. to discus the application process eligibility, and application guidelines.  If you would like more information on this meeting, contact Philip Sigillito at 494-7504 for details. 
Cover to Cover Book Group will discuss the book Founding Brothers: the Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J. Ellis.  This book is both a Pulitzer Prize winner and a New York Time bestseller in nonfiction, covers some of the major conflicts faced by the United States from 1787-1800. Cover to Cover meets on August 26th at 6:30 p.m.
Representatives from The Center for Siouxland will be at the library to discuss the Consumer Credit Counseling Services available at the Center for Siouxland.  The Center has Certified Credit Counselors to aid in financial education, money management, and budgeting and debt reduction.  They will be here on August 27th at 6:30 p.m. to discuss these issues and more.

B Movie Night at the Bijou:  (Thursday August 29th at 6:00 p.m.) In this month’s movie, an ex-vaudeville actor gifted at impersonation assists a mad scientist to reanimate corpses and soon goes mad himself.  

Technology Classes:  The following is a limited list of the technology classes offered by the library.  Stop by the library for a complete list, or visit the library website
Windows Basics II:  (Monday August 26th at 5:00 p.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.
PowerPoint II:  (Thursday August 29th at 10:00 a.m.) In this class, you will learn how to add graphics, animation, transitions, sounds, and charts to a PowerPoint presentation. Attendees need to have basic PowerPoint skills before attending this class.
What to Read Next:  (Thursday August 29th at 11:00 a.m.) This class covers some of the print and online tools available to readers.

Using Reference Resources: is on (Thursday August 29th at 3:30 p.m.) We will cover how to use the print and electronic resources available through the library.
Tech Thursday: (August 29th at 5:00 p.m.)  This class is where participants bring their computer questions, so that the library staff can help you get the answers you need for your gadget.
Future Events:  Mark your calendar to make sure you participate in these activities.

On Tuesday September 24th, the library will host a Banned Books Day Read-a-thon from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. 

The read-a-thon is designed to raise awareness of books that have been challenged in the United States.  We are looking for volunteer readers to signup to read banned or challenged books, quietly, but publicly at the library on September 24th.

Volunteers can choose to read for a fifteen minute segment, up to an hour or more.  Help us to bring attention to our freedom to read on this date.

The See the Byway the Quiltway quilt show is scheduled for October 11th to 13th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  We will have a wonderful exhibit of quilts at the library and along the Outlaw Trail (The Highway 12 Scenic Byway).  If you would like to show your quilt work, contact Lois at 712-281-0657 and she will get you signed up for that weekend.

This and many more activities are at the library.

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