Sunday, August 2, 2015

Stress-Free Fridays at the South Sioux City Public LIbrary

Representatives of Legal Aid of Nebraska will be at the library on August 3rd at 6:00 p.m.  During this meeting you will learn what Legal Aid of Nebraska can do for you.

Stress-Free Fridays:  We live in a hurried world.  Relaxation and peace of mind are rarities in this life.  That’s why we offer Stress-Free Fridays for adults, during the month of August.  Stop by the reference area.  Pick up a coloring page and listen to relaxing music, while you relax and color.  This will be held each Friday of August from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tangled Yarns:  Join this team of needle workers for a time of learning and fun each Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m.

Technology Classes:  We offer Tech Monday on Monday June 3rd at 6:00 p.m., and Twitter Basics at 7:00 p.m.  On Tuesday we offer Know Your Computer at 10:00 a.m.,   Windows Basics at 11:00 a.m., Windows Basics 2 at 1:00 p.m., Setting up an Email Account at 2:00 p.m., E-book Reader at 5:00 p.m., PowerPoint I at 6:00 p.m., and PowerPoint II at 7:00 p.m.  On Thursday we have Setting up an Email Account at 10:00 a.m., Clean up Your Computer at 11:00 a.m., E-book Reader at 2:00 p.m., Blogging Basics at 3:00 p.m., and Everything Google at 4:00 p.m.

Youth Activities:  The following are the regular youth activities that we have each week.

Tell Me a Story is on Mondays at 1:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 4::30 p.m. is a story time for preschool aged children and their caregivers. Join us while we read and craft.

Family Movie @ Your Library is at 6:00 p.m.  All movies are "PG-13" ratings or lower, for the whole family to enjoy!  This class is repeated on Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.

Night of FUN in on Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m.  This is a program for children of all ages to come to the library and see how fun the library is.

Pat-A-Cake Pals is at 10:00 p.m.  This is a time to introduce the library to our youngest customers, those under 2 years old. We sing, read and play!

Toddler Time is on Fridays at 10:00 a.m.  At this time we have a story for children 2-3 years old and their caregivers. We enjoy books, crafting and a snack.

Reading about Stress:  With a focus on stress reduction in August, we recommend that you read one of these books on stress reduction.

Displacement by Lucy Knisley.  “Readers will identify with Knisley's frustration, compassion and fears, and her attempts to come to terms with mortality, as she copes with the stress of travel complicated by grandparents' frailty,”-from the publisher.

The Teenage Brain:  a Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults by Frances Jensen.  “Dr. Jensen explores adolescent brain functioning and development in the context of learning and multitasking, stress and memory, sleep, addiction, and decision making. Examining data connecting substance use to lingering memory issues and, sometimes, a lower adult IQ, The Teenage Brain explains why teenagers are not as resilient to the effects of drugs as we previously thought; reveals how multitasking impacts learning ability and concentration; and examines the consequences of stress on mental health during and beyond adolescence,”- from the publisher.

Overwhelmed:  Winning the War against Worry by Perry Noble.  This book takes a self-help approach to dealing with worry and stress.

Legal Thrillers While we will deal with real legal issues with legal aid, these are some of latest legal thrillers.

The Patriot Threat by Steve Berry.  "The 16th Amendment to the Constitution legalized federal income tax, but what if there were problems with the 1913 ratification of that amendment? Problems that call into question decades of tax collecting, and could even bring down the US economy. There is a surprising truth to this possibility a truth wholly entertained by Steve Berry, a top-ten New York Times bestselling writer, in his new thriller, The Patriot Threat. His protagonist, Cotton Malone, once a member of an elite intelligence division within the Justice Department known as the Magellan Billet, is now retired. But when his former boss, Stephanie Nelle, asks him to track a rogue North Korean who may have acquired some top secret Treasury Department files the kind that could bring the United States to its knees. Malone is vaulted into a harrowing twenty-four-hour chase that begins on the water in Venice and ends in the remote highlands of Croatia. With appearances by Franklin Roosevelt, Andrew Mellon, and a curious painting that still hangs in the National Gallery of Art, Steve Berry's trademark mix of history and suspense is 90% fact and 10% exciting speculation, a provocative thriller that poses a dangerous question. What if the federal income tax is illegal?"--Publisher.

Killer:  an Alex Delaware Novel by Jonathan Kellerman.  "Well-used to elevated emotions, psychologist Alex Delaware shrugs off a joking death threat from beautiful Beverly Hills physician Constance Sykes, whose attempt to secure legal custody of her baby niece is thwarted by Alex's forthright report to the court. Alex plays down the threat until LAPD's Milo Sturgis rushes to his side with the shocking word on the street that a hit's been taken out on him. But while Alex may be in grave danger, it won't be from the Beverly Hills doctor, for Connie's soon discovered brutally slain. When her sister Cherie and the baby disappear, apparently on the run, Alex's search for answers lead him to aged rockers, charming homeboys and even Machiavellian judges. As the darkest of secrets are peeled away, and a cruel system churns through family lives, Alex seeks to stop a vicious killer and save a child from a life of nightmares ... or worse"-- Provided by publisher.

Have a great week and read a great book.

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