Friday, February 27, 2015

Needle Ninjas and More at the South Sioux City Public Library

This is the weekly column that we print in the Dakota County Star.

Needle Ninjas and More at the South Sioux City Public Library
This week we ring out the month of February and ring in the month of March with a new program:  Needle Ninjas.

Needle Ninjas, a knitting class for children in grades three through six, will have their first meeting on Thursday February 26th at 4:00 p.m.  Participants must sign-up in advance.

Book Sale:  Our February book sale will be on Saturday February 28th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Youth Activities:  Our youth staff are busy with activities again this week:  Monday, Tell Me a Story, at 1:30 p.m., Family Story Time, at 6:00 p.m.; Night of FUN is on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., Tell Me a Story is on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m., Pat-a-Cake Pals is on Thursday at 10:00 a.m., Toddler Time is on Friday at 10:00 a.m., and Family Movie Time on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday Technology Classes:  We offer the following classes on Tuesday:  Know Your Computer at 10:00 a.m., Windows I at 11:00 a.m., Pinterest Basics at 12:00 p.m., Windows 2 at 1:00 p.m., Smartphone Apps at 2:00 p.m., E-book Reader at 5:00 p.m., Microsoft Word 1 at 6:00 p.m., and Microsoft Word 2 at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday Technology Classes:  These are our technology classes on Thursday:  Setting up an Email Account at 10:00 a.m., Job and Career Accelerator at 11:00 a.m., E-book Reader at 2:00 p.m., Publisher 1 at 3:00 p.m., Publisher 2 at 4:00 p.m., Tech Thursday at 6:00 p.m., and Publisher 3 at 7:00 p.m.

Tangled Yarns is a group of needle workers who teach one another needle working skills on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m.

Books on Needlework:  The following are a few of the needle craft books available at the library.

Forest fairy crafts: enchanting fairies & felt friends from simple supplies: 28+ projects to create & share by Lenka Vodicka-Paredes.  Make magical fairies, scary zombies, and cute gnomes with simple supplies and sewing skills.

Lena Corwin’s Made by Hand by Lena Corwin  In Lena Corwin’s Made by Hand, she re-creates and builds upon her popular workshop series in order to reach crafters in Brooklyn and beyond. “For this “best of” collection, she has chosen expert teachers and her favorite projects” - from the catalog record.

The 7 Day Afghan Book by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss. This book contains instructions for 50 afghans that are quick, simple and easy to make, whether you knit or crochet.

Can’t Miss Audiobooks:  If you haven’t listened to an audiobook before, try one of these:  Brisingr by Christopher Paolini, Life as we Knew It  by Susan Beth Pfeffer, The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan,  The Alchemyst by Michael Scott and A Certain Slant of Life by Laura Whitcomb.

Great Courses:  You can learn from some from some of the best universities and professors through your local library.  These are a few of the classes you can take:  The American Revolution, The American Civil War, Before 1776, Early American History, and The Holy Land Revealed.

Music That Deserves Your Hearing:  The following are some titles that you should check out:  American Highlander by the Rogues, Chucho’s Steps by Chucho Valdez, El Sol de Cuba, Merendegnue, and Soy by Ednita Nazario.

Books, movies, music, and more are all available at the library.

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