Thursday, August 29, 2013

Make the Library Your Labor Day Weekend Stop

The following is the weekly column in the Dakota County Star.

Make the Library Your Labor Day Weekend Stop
This weekend is Labor Day weekend and the library would like to be your picnic top for your weekend activities. 

Rachael Ray’s 30 Minute Meals:  Gettogethers The popular Food Network host offers quick and easy recipes for your summer get-together.

If you are preparing food on the barbecue, Serious Barbecue: smoke, char, baste, and brush your way to great outdoor cooking by Adam Perry Lang will make you look like a seasoned grill-master even if it is your first time on the grill.

After dinner you can listen to a little music the whole family will love:  Jim Croce Photographs and Memories, His Greatest Hits; Songs in the Key of Life by Stevie Wonder; and Caught in the Act Live by Eric Church are just a few of the titles available at the library.

The library will close on Saturday August 31st at 5:00 p.m. and will reopen Tuesday September 3rd at 9:00 a.m.  Have a happy and safe Labor Day holiday.

September is Library Card Signup Month:  Stop by and get your card. 

September is International Homesteading Education Month and the library has a variety of activities to celebrate the month.
Tomato Tasting Contest:  Whether you grow Beef steak, Cherry, Roma or other tomatoes brands; you will want to participate in the library’s tomato tasting contest, this will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday September 5th.

Garden Group meets on Thursday September 5th at 6:30 p.m.

The Library’s Homesteading Collection Presentation:  Library Director, Dave Mixdorf will hold a presentation on the materials available at the library.  This is held on Tuesday September 10th at 6:30 p.m.

Living Resourcefully: Finding Ways to Make the Dollar Go Further:  Living resourcefully is not just about money.  It’s about using all the available resources to achieve what someone wants in life.  Discover the possibilities of living resourcefully during this presentation by the University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension Service on September 11th at 6:30 p.m.

Seed-Saving 101:  Library Director, Dave Mixdorf, gives an introduction to the practice of seed saving on Wednesday September 18th at 6:30 p.m.

Starting Your Garden from Scratch will be held on September 24th at 6:30 p.m.  .

Banned Books Week is the national book community's annual celebration of the freedom to read.   The library has planned the following activities.
Banned Books Week Presentation will be held on Monday September 23rd at 6:30 p.m.  Dave Mixdorf will discuss Banned Books Week, some of the books that have been challenged.
Banned Books Week Read-a-Thon is a one day on September 24th from 9am to 8pm.  We invite members of the community to signup for a 15-minute segment of reading a banned book of their choice.  The day of silent reading is to bring attention to the importance the freedom to read.
New Neighborhood MeetingSouth 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. 

This and many more activities take place at the library.

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