Thursday, September 25, 2014

Autumn is in the Air at the South Sioux City Public Library

The following is our weekly column published in the Dakota County Star.

Autumn is in the Air at the South Sioux City Public Library
Rooting Dividends is the class title. We will be discussing on how to divide perennials and how to carry plants over from one season to the next.  This class is held on Thursday October 2nd at 6:30 p.m.

Advisory Board is held on Wednesday October 1st at 5:30 p.m.

Tangled Yarns is a group of needle workers, who are learning their craft together.  They meet on Tuesday night September 30th at 6:30 p.m.  The group is open to the public.

Nancy Gillis to Speak at Writer to Writer:  Nancy Gillis will speak on writing book reviews at this month’s Writer to writer meeting. 

Nancy Gillis, of Cherokee/Muskogee/Choctaw heritage, is the retired CEO of the John Neihardt Foundation. Gillis joined the Foundation in May 1997 with experience in education and corporate administration. She regularly speaks to schools and civic groups on the work of John Neihardt, and has served on the faculty at Nebraska Indian Community College. First arriving to Nebraska in 1987 to work with the Winnebago Tribe for the Reformed Church in America, she served on that denomination’s Native American Council and Commission for Race and Ethnicity. She has also been the recipient of a fellowship from the Smithsonian Institution to take part in Diversity Leadership and Museums training in Washington, D.C. She currently serves on the board of the Nebraska Folk Life Network, and the Nebraska State Historic Preservation Society.

Blood Drive:  Life Serve will be here on Wednesday October 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Give the gift of life.

Learn the art of Candle Making:  Back in the day, candle making was an essential skill.  Today candle making allows you to create candles that not only bring light to a room, but create an ambiance and therapeutic aromas.  Learn the art of candle making at Club 745.5 on Thursday October 16th at 6:30 p.m. and Friday October 17th at 10:30 a.m.

Library Eats:  Pumpkins:  Thursday, October 9th is the date for this month’s Library Eats.  We will learn how to carve pumpkins and cook with the pumpkin meat.

International Coffee Day September 29th Yes there is an International Coffee Day.  Coffee plays a central role in the lives of millions of Americans.  So grab a cup of java and enjoy one of these coffee related books. 

Onward:  How Starbucks Fought for its Life without Losing its Soul by Howard Schultz and Joanne Gordon.  From the catalog record: “In 2008, eight years after stepping down as Starbucks' CEO, Schultz returned to oversee the company's operations during a moment in history that left no company unscathed.”Onward" tells the remarkable story of Schultz's return and the company's ongoing transformation.”

Murder by Mocha by Cleo Coyle:   In this novel, Claire Cosi investigates the murder of a website editor after the launch of online sales for a java love potion called "Mocha Magic Coffee" made with her own Village Blend coffee beans.

Fall Food Season: October is the beginning of fall food season.  The putting to bed of the garden coupled with the beginning of the holiday season, means great food all around.  The library is your source for all your recipe needs.  Visit our sizeable cookbook collection (641) for all of your holiday cooking ideas.

One specific recommendation is The Essential New York Time Cookbook:  Classic Recipes for a New Century by Am anda Hesser and the New York Times provide holiday recipes for everything from cocktails to cookies and candy.

Nobel Notables:  The Nobel Prizes will be announced during the week of October 6th through 13th.  In preparation for the event, pick up a book from a past Nobel winner at the Library.

Alice Munro is a master of the short story and the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature.  You will enjoy her latest collection of stories entitled Too Much Happiness.

Tomas Tranströmer won the Nobel Prize in 2011.  The award was motivated "because, through his condensed, translucent images, he gives us fresh access to reality".  His latest work is Airmail: the letters of Robert Bly and Tomas Tranströmer.

Have a great week and happy reading.

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