Thursday, June 26, 2014

Climb Your Family Tree at the South Sioux City Public Library

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Climb Your Family Tree at the South Sioux City Public Library
Dwayne Zobell of the Sioux City Family History Center will be at the library meeting room for Climbing Your Family Tree, a genealogy workshop.  Bring your research and your questions to this event.  Tuesday July 1st the class will be held in English.  On Wednesday July 2nd the class will be held in Spanish.  Both evenings the program begins at 6:30 p.m.

Science is Fun is the topic of a book talk by Dan Nieman on Monday June 30th at 6:30 p.m.  He will show that science is everywhere and impacts all facets of our lives.

Trash to Treasure
This month is a special garden group, in which we will learn how to use everyday items to make a beautiful flower garden.  Contact Dave Mixdorf in advance to attend.  We will meet at the library at 6 pm to travel to the location of our class.

Library Advisory Board meets on Wednesday July 3rd at 5:30 p.m.  This meeting is open to all interested.

Independence Day:  The library will be closed on Friday July 4th.  Have a holiday.  We will re-open on Saturday July 5th

The following are some titles on the topic of the Declaration of Independence.

Declaring independence: the origin and influence of America's founding document is a series of essays including, who wrote the Declaration of Independence? Thomas Jefferson, the declaration in world history and more.

American Gospel:  God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation by Jon Meacham  tells the human story of how the Founding Fathers viewed faith, and how they ultimately created a nation in which belief in God is a matter of choice.

U.S. Citizenship for Dummies by Stephen D. Heller deals with nearly every problem you may want to know about pursuing citizenship.

Tangled Yarns group meets on Tuesday July 1st at 6:30 p.m.

Technology Classes:  We have a short week, but a full schedule of activities.
E-book Reader (Monday June 30th at 3:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m., July 1st at 12:30 p,m, and Thursday July 3rd at 6:00 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.

Windows 3 (Monday June 30th at 5:00 p.m.):  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.

Setting up an Email Account (Tuesday July 1st at 10:00 a.m.):  If you never have had an email account this is the class for you. Learn about the different free email service that is very easy to sign-up for and use.

Know Your Computer (Tuesday July 1st at 2:00 p.m.):  Would you like to learn the very basics of your computer? How about increase your computer vocabulary? This 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.

Keyboard and Mouse Skills (Tuesday July 1st at 3:30 p.m.):  Double-click, Right-click, Scroll… If you get overwhelmed by knowing what all to do and when to do it with your computer mouse, step into this class and learn! Your mouse and keyboard are the ways you communicate with your computer; the more you know the more you can make your computer work for you!

Blogging Basics (July 3rd at 11:00 a.m.):  We will cover how to create a blog, use templates to create the look you want and how to add fun stuff to your blog.

Search Engines (Thursday July 3rd at 2:00 p.m.):  Covers some of the search engines other than Google, Yahoo and Bing.  Students will learn about Collarity, Ixquick, Ask.com and Local.com.

Twitter Basics (Thursday July 3rd at 3:30 p.m.):  An introduction to signing-up, creating a profile and using the service to find friends and/ or use Twitter for a news source.  Patrons will have the opportunity to have two Twitter friends by the end of the class.


We have even more to do at the library.

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