Thursday, April 16, 2015

Celebrate Cowboy Poetry Week at the South Sioux City Public Library

The following is the weekly column that is printed in the Dakota County Star newspaper.  We thank them for the support of the South Sioux City Public Library.

Celebrate Cowboy Poetry Week at the South Sioux City Public Library
April 20th through the 26th is Cowboy Poetry Week.  In honor of this we have Marci Broyhill will speak at the library on Thursday March 23rd at 6:30 p.m.  The library has two recordings of her poetry on CD:  Mending Fences and Window of Memories.  You may check these out at the library.

More Cowboy Poetry Recommendations:  If you enjoy Marci Broyhill’s poetry, you may enjoy the work of another prairie poet, Yvonne Hollenbeck.  The following are some of her books available at the library:  Christmas on the Range:  and other Christmas Poems, From My Window and other Poems, Pieces of the Past (CD), Sorting Time (CD), and Where the Prairie Flowers Bloom, and other Poems.

Youth Activities:  We have the following educational activities this week:  Tell me a Story (Monday at 1:30 p.m.), Family Movie (Monday at 6:00 p.m.), Night of FUN (Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.), Tell Me a Story (Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.), Pat-a-Cake Pals (Thursday at 10:00 a.m.), Toddler Time (Friday at 10:00 a.m.), and Family Movie (Saturday at 1:00 p.m.)

Tuesday Tech Classes:  This week we have the following technology classes:  Setting up an Email Account (10:00 a.m.), Clean up Your Computer (11:00 a.m.), Windows 1 (1:00 p.m.), Windows 2 at (2:00 p.m.), and E-book Readers at (5:00 p.m.).

Thursday Tech Classes:  Mango Languages (10:00 a.m.), Job and Career Accelerator (11:00 a.m.), E-book Reader (2:00 p.m.), How to Search the Internet (3:00 p.m.), Learn Your Library Webpage (4:00 p.m.), Tech Thursday (6:00 p.m.), and Facebook for Business (7:00 p.m.).

Tangled Yarns is a group of people who meet to learn and work on all sorts of needle crafts.  Tangled Yarns meets Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Freegal’s Top Singles:  Freegal Music is the music service from the South Sioux City Public Library.  You may access Freegal Music with your valid library card.  With Freegal you are allowed to stream three hours of music a day and download three songs per week.  The following are the most downloaded singles on Freegal:  Spark by Hillary Duff, Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, Shut up and Dance by Walk the Moon, Heartbeat Song by Kelly Clarkson, Time of our Lives by Pitbull and Ne Yo, Dear Future Husband by Meghan Trainor, Take Me to Church by Hozier, I Don’t Mind by Usher featuring Juicy J, Night Charges by One Direction, and Bills by LunchMoney Lewis.

The Most Recent Western Fiction:  In the spirit of cowboy poetry we recommend these our latest westerns:  A Good Day to Kill by Dusty Richards, The Remnant:  a novel of Revenge by Michael Punke, Riders of Judgement by Frederick F. Manfred, The Bridegroom by Linda Lael Miller, Once a Ranger by Dusty Richards, Brothers in Blood by Dusty Richards, Ambush at Dark Canyon by Dustin Rikhert, The Old Wolves a Rusty Spur Novel by Peter Brandvold, Where Courage Calls:  a When Calls the Heart Novel by Janette Oke, and A Shiver of Light by Merry Gentry.

Western Nonfiction:  In a similar vein, we recommend these books of the history of the Western United States:  Custer’s Road to Disaster:  the Road to Little Bighorn by Kevin M. Sullivan, None Wounded, None Missing, All Dead:  the Story of Elizabeth Bacon Custer by Howard Kazanjian, The Outlaws:  Tales of Bad Guys Who Shaped the Wild West by Robert B. Smith, and The Steamboat Bertrand and Missouri River Commerce by Ronald R. Switzer.

No matter what you are looking for, you can find it at the library.

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