Thursday, May 14, 2015

Printing, Mailing Changes affect Newspaper Delivery at the Library

The following is the weekly column for the library printed in the Dakota County Star newspaper.

Printing, Mailing Changes affect Newspaper Delivery at the Library
The Omaha World Herald has informed us that due to the timing of printing and mail pick up, we will no longer receive the World Herald the same day it is printed.  The newspaper will be delivered one day late.  We are sorry about the inconvenience to our patrons.

Composting 101: The Garden Group meets on Monday May 18th at 6:30 p.m.  This month we focus on Composting 101.

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

Summertime Grilling with Shawn Jensen:  Shawn Jensen teaches simple techniques to barbecue good food well on Wednesday May 20th at 6:30 p.m.

Club 745.5 (Crafts): “Hypertufa- Flower Pot”:  Learn how to make Hypertufa pots that mimic stone pots on Thursday May 21st at 6:30 p.m. and repeated on Friday May 22nd at 10:30 a.m.

Youth Activities:  The following are our youth activities for the 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.

Monday Technology Classes:  On Monday, May 18th we offer Tech Monday at 6:00 p.m.  Google Documents is held at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday Technology Classes:  On May 19th we offer E-book Reader at 5:00 p.m.

Thursday Technology Classes:  On Thursday May 21st we have Learn the Library Webpage at 3:00 p.m., Search Engines at 4:00 p.m., Pinterest Basics at 5:00 p.m.

Dan Weber in Concert 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 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.

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.”

Tyler’s fans are not simply online.  He was named one of the Country Music Association’s (CMA) “Who New to Watch in 2013” and was recently named one of Billboard’s “10 Country Artists to Watch in 2014.”  And he received the ultimate compliment when Blake Shelton shared both Tyler’s covers of “Austin” and “Honey Bee” with his fans, Brett Eldredge tweeted Tyler’s cover of “Don’t Ya” to his Twitter following and Darius Rucker began using Tyler’s cover of “Come Back Song” in his live concerts.

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

We look forward to seeing you at the library.

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