Friday, April 11, 2014

National Library Week at the Library

The following is the weekly column from the South Sioux City Public Library.

National Library Week at the Library
National Library Week is April 13th through the 19th.  We have several interesting activities in conjunction with this celebration.

Round House discussion:  Cover to Cover:  The Cover to Cover book club will discuss the second half of The Round House by Louise Erdrich.  The book tells of the story of the Couts family, the mother Geraldine is attacked on the reservation in which she lives.  Brazil, the father seeks legal action on the case.  Joe, the son, finds himself increasingly alone in dealing with the aftermath of the crime.  Cover to Cover book club meets on Monday April 14th at 3:00 p.m.

Real to Reel Movie:  Join us on Tuesday night April 15th at 6:30 for a movie based on the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, which was the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.  This movie will be replayed on Saturday April 19th at 2:00 p.m.

April Blood DriveThe blood bank will be at the library on Wednesday April 16th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Chamber Coffee: The library will host the Chamber Coffee on Friday April 18th at 9:30 a.m.

Charlotte Endorf “Excess Baggage: Riding the Orphan Train”
The South Sioux City Public Library is proud to bring Charlotte Endorf to the library of a One Book One Siouxland event on Friday April 18th at 1:00 p.m.

Charlotte Endorf is a lifelong Nebraskan, a member of Toastmasters International (earning the Distinguished Toastmaster award twice), and specializes in speaking to elementary schools, museums, town festivals and the elderly throughout NebraskaCharlotte has authored nine books on the Orphan Train, the North Platte Canteen and her journeys.  She also developed a documentary on the Orphan Train riders for the Madison County Historical Society.  After a trip to New York City she and an actual orphan train rider created a poetry CD of history and their time together.  She was nominated by the Madison County Historical Society and named by American Mothers, Inc. as the 2011 Nebraska Mother of the Year.  Her family developed Nebraska's second Free Little Library in their own front yard.

For this presentation Endorf traveled more than 8,500 miles, seeking the last surviving riders and descendents to document the real-life stories of the children who rode the Orphan Trains between the years 1854 and 1929. Dressed in period attire, Endorf entertains and educates audiences of all ages about this little known Nebraska history.

This program is made possible with funds from Humanities Nebraska

Cowboy Poetry:  Dan Nieman will lead a discussion on the Cowboy Poetry collection available at the library on Monday April 20th, at 6:30 p.m.  Learn about the history and development of cowboy poetry in the United States and the collection available at the library.

Technology Classes:  The following is the technology class schedule for the week of April 13th through 19th.  On Monday we have:  E-book Reader at 3:00 p.m., Excel 3 at 5”30 p.m., E-book Reader at 6:00 p.m.; Tuesday:  E-book Reader at 12:30 p.m., Keyboard Mouse Skills at 2:00 p.m., Microsoft Excel 1 at 3:00 p.m., Windows 3 at 4:00 p.m., Power Point 2 at 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday:  Setting Up an Email Account at 5:30 p.m., Pinterest 6:30 p.m.; Thursday:  Windows 2 at 10:00 a.m., Setting Up an Email Account at 11:00 a.m.; Learn Your Library Web Page at 2:00 p.m., Google Documents Spotlight at 3:30 p.m., Tech Thursday at 5:00 p.m., and E-Book Reader at 6:00 p.m.

Youth Activities:  We have on Monday:  Preschool Story Time at 1:30 p.m., Movie Matinee at 4:00 p.m.; Tuesday:  Night of FUN; Wednesday:  Preschool Story Time 9:30 a.m. & 4:30 p.m., Mad Science (for grades 3 through 6) at 6:30 p.m.; Thursday:  Pat-a-Cake Pals at 10:00 a.m.; Friday Toddler Time at 10:00 a.m.; and Saturday Movie at 11:00 a.m.

Join us during National Library Week.

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