Thursday, April 30, 2015

Tech Monday at the South Sioux City Public Library

This is the weekly column printed in the Dakota County Star.  Thank them for their support of the library.

Tech Monday at the South Sioux City Public Library
This month we are trying some scheduling changes.  Tech Monday is moved to 6:00 p.m. each Monday.  Start your week with technology classes beginning Monday May 4th.

First Time Home Buying:  Representatives from Cardinal Realty will be at the library for a class on purchasing your first home on Monday night May 11th at 6:30 p.m.  Join us to learn from the experts what is needed to purchase your first home.

Monday Technology Classes:  Tech Monday is on Monday May 4th at 6:00 p.m.  E-book Reader class is also held at 6:00 p.m.  Facebook Basics is held at 7:00 p.m.

Youth Education Activities:  The following are the youth educational opportunities for the week.  On Monday May 4th we have Tell Me a Story at 1:30 p.m., and Family Movie is at 6:00 p.m.  Night of FUN is on Tuesday May 5th at 6:30 p.m.  Tell Me a Story is held on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.  Thursday we have Pat-a-Cake Pals at 10:00 a.m.  Friday we have Toddler Time at 10:00 a.m.  Finally Family Movie is on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday Technology Classes:  We offer Pinterest Basics at 12:00 p.m., E-book Reader at 5:00 p.m., Windows 1 at 6:00 p.m., and Windows 2 at 7:00 p.m.

Library Advisory Board meeting is held on Wednesday May 6th at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday Technology Classes:  E-book Reader is held at 2:00 p.m. on May 7th, Blogging Basics is held at 3:00 p.m., and Nebraska Access is held at 4:00 p.m.

Dan Weber Concert June 1:  Dan Weber will be in concert on Monday June 1st at 6:30 p.m.
 Award Winning songwriter Dan Weber has been described as "The classic mid-life overnight sensation." A gifted storyteller and inspiring performer, in 2014 he Won 2nd place in the prestigious Woody Guthrie songwriting contest and was honored to become a rare 2-time finalist in the legendary Kerrville Folk Festival 'New Folk' competition. In 2014 he also received several other national songwriting contest honors.

Weber began performing at 40 and in a few short years was winning over audiences with energetic performances and hilarious stories from the roads he's traveled. None other than legendary Folk troubadour Ramblin' Jack Elliott said "I love Dan's songs and he tells really good stories."

His songs have been described as 'Timeless' and 'Authentic' and his debut CD 'Ash and Bone' received accolades from American Songwriter Magazine and the UK's Maverick Magazine said: "4 Stars: Has you hanging on to every word. That's the touch of a true Master Craftsman songwriter."

There's also been recognition from DJ's: "'Hank and Jesus' is easily the best folk song I heard last year" and The Victory Review magazine wrote "Weber's writing is as strong as any in the Contemporary Folk community. 'Goodbye to Dad' is one of the best original tunes that I have heard in a long time."

You can visit his website at

Tyler Barham Concert:  Tyler Barham will perform a concert on Thursday June 4th at 6:30 p.m.

If in today’s music environment, online followings are the foundation of an artist’s career, then Montana native Tyler Barham is looking solid as a rock.  This Country singer/songwriter, with a voice that has been described as ringing like a bell, has built a foundation of more than 50,000 dedicated online fans with nearly 9 million views.  Born in Bozeman and raised in Florence, Montana, Tyler began singing when he was nine. Although he enjoyed singing different styles of music, it did not take him long to realize his heart (and eventually his baritone voice) belonged to country music. In his early teens, Tyler competed and won various regional talent competitions, but also while in high school, Tyler discovered YouTube and began posting covers of his favorite country songs, which quickly introduced him to a worldwide audience.

In 2008 Tyler made the leap from computer screen to TV screen as a finalist on Great American Country’s nationwide talent search, Next GAC Star, and in the next few years was featured on E!’s Opening Act based on his YouTube following and was the winner of nationally syndicated radio host Radio Lia’s Your Big Break contest.

In September of 2010, with the help of industry veterans John Griffin and Dave Flint, Tyler released an independent self-titled EP that reached No. 39 on the iTunes Country Album Chart.  His follow-up EP, titled Twenty-One, which was released on March 21st 2011, his 21st birthday, cruised its way up the iTunes Country Album Chart to #19.  Building on the sales success of his previous releases, Tyler's most recent original release, Don't Cage This Heart, debuted at #56 on the Billboard Country Album Chart and #19 on the Billboard Heatseekers Album Chart which charts album titles from new or developing acts in all formats.

Tyler has also enjoyed success at GrassRoots radio with singles “17 & Young,” “Meet Me In Montana,” and the original holiday song “Coal In Your Stocking This Year” and has just shipped his new single, “More Than A Cotton Dress” to radio nationally which is being lauded by programmers as the catchy and compelling answer to the proliferation of “Bro Country.”

In an industry that is coming to terms with the new model of music discovery, Tyler is steadily building on his solid foundation with a house that welcomes country music fans of all ages who love meaningful lyrics, catchy melodies and a sparkling vocal delivery.  Find Tyler online on his website, social media platforms or iTunes and you will hear why.  Visit his website at

Have a great week.  We look forward to seeing you at the library.

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