Thursday, May 29, 2014

Literary Elements at the Library

Last Words Author on June 19thFrederick Blanch, author of Last Words will be at the library on Thursday June 19th at 6:00 p.m.

Last Words is a moving, charming, hilarious story of the author’s life. The book has been nominated for the Minnesota Book Awards.  He has also been characterized as Minnesota’s Mark Twain for nonfiction.

During this evening the author will speak, take questions, and sign books. 

More June Activities:  June is a busy month indeed.  The following is a summary of our June events: 
  • Computer Classes– We have a variety of classes from Monday through Thursday.  Stop by the circulation desk, or visit the website for the monthly schedule.
  • Tangled Yarns– Sewing/ needlework group that meets Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
  • Advisory Board Meeting on June 4th at 5:30 p.m.
  • Garden Group Meeting:  Good Bugs Bad Bugs on June 5th at 6:30 p.m.
  • Cover to Cover Book Club will discuss The Paris Wife:  a novel by Paula McLain Monday June 9th and 23rd at 3:00 p.m.
  • Library Eats Thursday June 12th at 6:30 p.m.
  • Cardinal Festival June 13-15
  • The Amazing Cardinal Chase June 14th
  • Real to Reel Movie:  The Monuments Men June 14th at 2 p.m. and June 17th at 6:30 p.m.
  • Blood Drive June 18th
  • Great Plains Zoo on June 27th at 1 p.m.

Literary Elements is the theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program for Adults.  During the months of June and July, adults will have several opportunities to participate in Summer Reading activities and have your name entered into a drawing for prizes.

  • Cover to Cover Book Club
  • Tangled Yarns
  • Garden Club
  • Real to Reel Movie
  • Library Eats
  • Science fiction book talk (June 1)
  • Nebraska All-Stars (July 14)
  • Or attend other special events, not announced.

You also have 3 ways to enter your name in for a drawing during the summer.
  • Read 5 books.
  • Read the Big Library Read Book (June 3-18)
  • Bonus:  Enter your name for every 5 books you read from the periodical table (See next article)

Here’s an example of reading the periodic table

  • Hydrogen (H) Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Helium (He) Ernest Hemmingway
  • Lithium (Li) David Lindsay
  • Beryllium (Be) Steve Berry
  • Boron (B) Baldacci
Read any 5 & enter for the drawing.  Read 5 more books based on different elements and you can enter again.  Repeat until you have read the periodic table.

Join the e-book Bandwagon.  54% of Americans read e-books.  The book for this month’s read is A Pedigree to Die Fore by Laurien Berenson.

"Iowa Ghosts and the Afterlife"
The South Sioux City Public Library is proud to bring Terry Fisk to the library on Saturday June 14th at 3:30 p.m. for “Iowa Ghosts and the Afterlife. 

Fisk discusses his confrontations with the famous skeptic and debunker James Randi.  He also describes his ghost investigations with world-renowned medium Allison DuBois (the real-life inspiration for the hit CBS series, Medium) and psychic Chip Coffey (from TV’s Paranormal State and Psychic Kids).  This session examines some of the haunted locations in Iowa personally investigated by Mr. Fisk.  He will share photos, case histories, eyewitness accounts, and ghost lore. 

Fisk co-hosted The Unexplained radio talk show, directed The Unexplained television series, lectures at paranormal conferences throughout the US, and has co-authored seven popular books.  

Have a great week.

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