Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Great Plains Zoo at the Library

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


The Great Plains Zoo at the Library
The Great Plains Zoo’s traveling program from Sioux Falls, South Dakota will be at the library on Friday June 27th at 1:30 p.m. The Great Plains Zoo is an exciting program by engaging presenters includes large-audience activities and features four of our most charismatic creatures.  You might even get a chance to meet one of the animals up close!  This program is open to adults this year, so come in early to make sure you have a good seat.

Create Stepping Stones at the 745.5 Club:  Stepping Stones are a great way to decorate your garden, walkway or lawn.  Learn how to make stepping stones on Thursday June 26th at 6:30 p.m. and Friday June 27th at 10:30 a.m.

“Who Ya Gonna Call” for Summer Movies:  Grab your ghost hunting gear and settle in for a good laugh on June 26th at 6:00 p.m. for this modern comedy classic starring Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray. 

Cover to Cover will discuss the second half of the book The Paris Wife by Paula McLain on Monday June 23rd at 3:00 p.m.

E-book Reader 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 LibraryE-book Reader classes are held on Monday June 23rd at 3:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., Tuesday June 24th at 12:30 p.m., and Thursday June 26th at 6:00 p.m.

Windows 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 TaskbarWindows 2 is held on June 23rd at 5:00 p.m.

Excel 2:  Did you know that Excel has a way to input math calculations right on your worksheet? There are ways to edit the cells in the worksheet such as alignments, borders, font changes, background, etc.  Excel 2 is held on June 24th at 2:00 p.m.

Excel 3: If you need to insert a chart into an Excel worksheet, this class will teach you how. We will also talk about page breaks and printing your document.  Excel 3 is held on June 24th at 3:00 p.m.

Tangled Yarns will meet on Tuesday June 24th at 6:30 p.m.

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.  This class is held on Thursday June 26th at 11:00 a.m.

Nebraska Access: An introduction to the search engine developed by the Nebraska Library Commission and the databases available to South Sioux City Public Library card holders.   Nebraska Access class is held on Thursday June 26th at 2:00 p.m.

Facebook for Your Business:  This class will help you get up to speed on how to create, use and maintain a Facebook page of for your own businessThis class is held on Thursday June 26th at 3:30 p.m.

Tech Thursday is held on Thursday June 26th at 5:00 p.m.  Bring your technology questions.  We will help you find answers.

If You Like The Paris Wife:  The following are some titles you may enjoy if you enjoyed The Paris Wife by Paula McLain.

A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway is the literary history of life in Paris during the time of this book.

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway is the key story mentioned in the novel, much of it set in Paris and in Spain.

Ernest Hemingway:  a Life Story by Carlos Baker a biography of the author Ernest Hemingway.

The House I Loved by Tatiana Rosnay.  Determined to protect her historical family home from Napoleon's orders to renovate 1860s Paris, Rose Bazelet establishes a defense in the basement of her house on rue Childebert and records her experiences in letters to her late husband, a process that helps her come to terms with a decades-old secret.

Honor Thyself by Danielle Steel.  In the days that follow a tragic accident, a woman who the whole world knows slowly awakens with no memory of who she is. Every detail must be pieced back together--from a childhood in rural Mississippi to the early days of her career, from the unintentional hurt inflicted on her daughter to a fifteen year-old secret love affair that went tragically wrong. But for this woman an extraordinary opportunity has arisen in a life-threatening crisis: a second chance to count her blessings, heal wounded hearts, recapture lost love... and to live a life that will truly honor others--beginning with herself.


So many books, so little time!  Have a great reading week.

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