Thursday, March 19, 2015

Freegal Music Now Available at the South Sioux City Public Library

The following is the weekly article that we write for the Dakota County Star.

Freegal Music Now Available at the South Sioux City Public Library
The South Sioux City Public Library has joined Library Ideas network of Public Library websites that offer access to over 7 million songs, including Sony Music Entertainment’s catalogue of legendary artists.

The Freegal Music Service will allow the South Sioux City Public Library to increase the size and diversity of its collection by offering access to over 28,000 music labels from 101 different countries.

Under the terms of the agreement, registered cardholders of the _South Sioux City Public Library can download a select number of Freegal Music MP3 files each week: and stream hours of music every day) at no direct cost via   The library will underwrite the purchase of the music.   The Freegal Music Service also has popular music videos for download.

Over 5,000 libraries around the world subscribe to the Freegal Music Service

“We are very excited to offer a service like this that delivers great music, compatibility with lots of devices and simplicity of use.  We think this will be incredibly popular with our patrons and will help the library in marketing all its services to the community,” said Dave Mixdorf.

“Freegal Music has become the most popular way for library users to access music and we are excited to be welcoming the South Sioux City Public Library,” said Brian Downing, CEO of Library Ideas. “We believe this is a strong move for the library’s digital strategy.”

Writer to Writer:  Cody Delperdang will speak at this week’s Writer to Writer meeting on March 21st at 10:00 a.m.  He is the author of two books Life as a Rotten Egg and Life as a Double Dare.

Cover to Cover book club will discuss the book Killing Kennedy by Bill O’Reilly on Monday March 23rd at 3:00 p.m.

Books on the Kennedy Assassination:  The following are a couple of the books on the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

Hit list: an in-depth investigation into the mysterious deaths of witnesses to the JFK assassination by Richard Belzer and David Wayne.

Legacy of secrecy: the long shadow of the JFK assassination by Lamar Waldron and Thom Hartman.

Book Sale:  Our monthly book sale is on Saturday March 28th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Current Audiobooks:  The following are award nominated audiobooks.

The Invention of Wings; by Sue Monk Kidd; Narrated by Sue Monk Kidd, Jenna Lamia and Adepero Oduye; Penguin Random House Audio.

My Life in Middlemarch; by Rebecca Mead; Narrated by Kate Reading; Blackstone Audio Inc.

Yes Please; by Amy Poehler; Narrated by Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Mike Schur, Eileen and William Poehler, Patrick Stewart, and Kathleen Turner; HarperAudio.

Technology Classes:  We hold technology classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  On Tuesday we have the following classes:  Microsoft Word 1 at 10:00 a.m., Microsoft Word 2 at 11:00 a.m., Microsoft Word 3 at 1:00 p.m., and Know Your Computer at 1:00 p.m., E-book Reader at 5:00 p.m.  On Thursday we have:  PowerPoint 1 at 10:00 a.m., Power Point 2 at 11:00 a.m., Learn the Library Webpage at 3:00 p.m., Everything Google at 4:00 p.m., Tech Thursday at 6:00 p.m., and Facebook Basics at 7:00 p.m.

Garden Group meets on Monday at 6:30 p.m.

Youth Activities:  The following are the youth educational opportunities at the library:  Tell Me a Story, Monday at 1:30 p.m., Family Movie at 6:00 p.m., Night of FUN on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., Tell Me a Story Wednesday at 4:30 p.m., Pat-a-Cake Pals on Thursday at 10:00 a.m., Toddler Time on Thursday at 10:00 a.m., Toddler Time Friday at 10:00 a.m., and Family Movie is on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

Tangled Yarns is held on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Have a great week and read good books.

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