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Thursday, January 16, 2014
Welcome to the Apocalypse at the Library
Thanks to the Dakota County Star for publishing this weekly column in the library.
Welcome to the
Apocalypse at the Library
The South Sioux City Public Library is proud to work with
the Jackson Book Club to bring Greg Kurzawa, author of Gideon’s Wall, to the South Sioux City Public Library on Tuesday
night January 21st at 7:00 p.m.
Greg Kurzawa studied
theology at a small university in East Texas
before stumbling into a career in information technology--a career from which
he hopes to stumble away someday. He has lived in Texas,
Colorado, and North
Carolina, but currently resides with his incredible wife and their
three rowdy children in Nebraska.
–From the author’s Good Reads page.
Gideon’s Wall is a bleak fantasy about the defenders of a
fortified wall built to separate the desert-dwelling Bedu from the rest of the
civilized empire of Shallai. It features
racial tension, lost causes, and more than one kind of monster.
More to Read: If you enjoy Gideon’s Wall, you may also want to read one of these titles: Firebird’s
Rising: an Anthology of Original Science
Fiction and Fantasy edited by Sharyn November, Magic: the Final Fantasy
Collection by Isaac Asimov, The
October Country by Ray Bradbury, Starters
by Lissa Price, and Dragonheart by
Meeting: The SSC Scribes will meet
on Monday January 20th at 6:00 p.m.
The Scribes group is made up of a variety of individuals seeking to hone
their writing craft. We will do a
writing exercise, discuss learning opportunities, and share what we have been
reading. The group is open to writers of
all levels of accomplishment.
Tangled Yarns is
an active group of knitters and other needle workers, who want to sharpen their
skills and have a good time with neighbors and friends. You are invited to participate on Tuesday
evenings at 6:30 p.m.
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. The class is will
be held on Monday January 20th at 3:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m., Tuesday January 21st
at 12:30 p.m., and Thursday at 6:00 p.m.
Microsoft Word 2 is
held on Monday January 20th 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, &
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. This class is
held on Tuesday January 21st at 10:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Pinterest: This is a time to learn to participate in
the picture pinning social media on Tuesday January 21st at 11:00
Windows Basics 2: 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. This class
is held on Tuesday January 21st at 2:00 p.m.
Learn Your Library
Webpage: Learn everything that you
have available on the library web page. How to renew books, how to search for
jobs, find out important information, what books your favorite author has
written. All this information will be revealed and more. We meet on Tuesday
January 21st at 4:00 p.m.
Computer: Would you like to learn the very basics of your computer? How about
increase your computer vocabulary? 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. This class is held on Wednesday January 22nd
at 5:30 p.m.
1: Microsoft Publisher is a basic course covering the types of documents that
can be created, how to modify templates and how to insert text and images. This is held on Thursday January 23rd
at 11:00 a.m.
2: Learn how to use and modify
Microsoft Publisher templates on Thursday January 23rd at 2:00 p.m.
3: Learn how to create a variety of
documents using Microsoft Publisher on Thursday January 23rd at 3:30
Tech Thursday: This is a time to bring your technology
questions to the library staff on Thursday January 23rd at 5:00 p.m.