Friday, April 3, 2015

Celebrating National Poetry Month at the South Sioux City Public Library

April is National Poetry Month.  Try one of these poetry collections during this month.

The Best American Poetry, 2014edited by Terrance Hayes and David Lehman containes poems by Sherman Alexie, Kwame Dawes, and many other authors.

Splitting an Order by Ted Kooser is the latest volume from former U.S. Poet Laureate and Nebraska poet. Splitting an Order looks at intimacy in common objects. 

I Saw Mommy Biting Santa Clausby Matt Mogk illustrated by Chad Lewis is a fun introduction to poetry for those who love the zombie stories.  It is a parody of I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus.

Duppy Conqueror:  New and Selected Poems by Kwame Dawes currently works at the University of Nebraska, where he is  Chancellor Professor of English and  the Glenna Luschel Editor ofPrairie Schooner.  Deeply nuanced in exploring the human condition, Dawes' poems are filled with complex emotion and consistently remind us what it means to be a global citizen.- from the title description.

Dog Songs : thirty-five dog songs and one essay by Mary Oliver collects some of the most cherished poems together with new works, offering a portrait of Oliver's relationship to the companions that have accompanied her daily walks, warmed her home, and inspired her work.- from the title description.

Tuesday Technology Classes: We have the following classes on Tuesday April 7th:  Windows 1 at 10:00 a.m., Windows 2 at 11:00 a.m., Pinterest at 12:00 p.m., Microsoft Word 1 at 1:00 p.m., Microsoft Word 2 at 2:00 p.m., E-book Reader at 5:00 p.m., PowerPoint 1 at 6:00 p.m., and PowerPoint 2 at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday Technology Classes: On Thursday April 9thwe offer Excel l at 10:00 a.m., Excel 2 at 11:00 a.m., E-book Reader at 2:00 p.m., Everything Google at 3:00 p.m., Google Drive at 4:00 p.m., Tech Thursday at 6:00 p.m., and Search Engines at 7:00 p.m.

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

Library Eats is a group that meets to watch a cooking demonstration, get new recipes and taste the results!  Library Eats meets the second Tuesday of every month.  Must be over 18 years of age to participate.  On Thursday April 9th we will demonstrate cooking with beans.

Freegal’s Top Ten: The following are the top albums on Freegal Music this week:  1. Duets:  Reworking the Catalog by Van Morrison, 2. Love Tap!by Smallpools, 3. For All my Sisters by the Cribs, 4. Original Soundtrack from Season One of Empire by the Empire Cast, 5. Run by Awolnation, 6. Title by Meghan Traintor, 7. 2014 Forest Hills Driveby J. Cole, 8. Hozier by Hozier, 9. Glee: the Music, Dreams Come by Glee Cast and 10. Saints and Sinners by Matt Maher.  Freegal music may be accessed on the desktop.  A Freegal app is available in the app store of your preferred device.  To access Freegal, all it takes is a valid library card.

International Children’s Book Day:  Since 1967, on or around Hans Christian Andersen's birthday, 2 April, International Children's Book Day (ICBD) is celebrated to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children's books.  In honor of this special day we have a list of the library’s most popular children’s books in our collection:  1. Blubber by Judy Blume, 2. Black Goldby Marguerite Henry, 3. Rodeo Ron and the Milkshake Cowboy Rowan Clifford, 4. Cam Jansen and the Snowy DayMystery  by David Adler, 5.  A Chair for my Mother by Vera B. Williams, 6. Where angels glide at dawn : new stories from Latin America by Lori M. Carlson, 7. Oliver Has Something to Sayby Pamela Duncan Edwards, 8. Wenny Has Wings by Janet Lee Carey, 9. The Twilight Circusby Di Toft, and 10. Clouds by Deborah King.

Have a great day and read good books.

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