Monday, October 5, 2015

South Sioux City Fall Clean Up Week: October 5th thru October 9th

The following is the weekly column that is published by the Dakota County Star newspaper.  We thank them for their support of our programming.  

South Sioux City Fall Clean Up Week: October 5th thru October 9th

Fall Cleanup time has approached and South Sioux City Cleanup week is October 5 thru October 9, with tree cleanup will be October 12th thru 16th.  The city is asking that you do NOT put out your tree branches until that week. Pick up will be on your normal trash pickup day. Please only put items at end of driveway the night before your normal trash pickup day. NO glass, liquid, tires or trash amount over 1 pickup load will be allowed. Tree branches should be 4 feet long and no more than 4 inches in diameter.

The City of South Sioux is enforcing NO more than one (1) pickup truck load garbage or limbs. Notice will be given to customers with more than a pickup truck load and they will not pick up garbage.

Chamberettes Shredder Day will be October 10 at city hall parking lot 10-12
If you have any questions please call south Sioux City Public Works 494-8166.
The City of South Sioux City asks for resident’s patience during the week of Fall Cleanup. Safety to the workers is number one!

See the Byway the Quilt Way October 9th to 11thThe South Sioux City Public Library is proud to be a part of the Highway 12 Scenic Byway Quilt Show on October 9th, 10th, and 11th.  The following is from the Outlaw Trail’s press materials.

View timeless treasured quilts and enjoy the beautiful fall scenery along 231+ miles of quilting on Nebraska’s Outlaw Trail Scenic Byway 12 from South Sioux City & Homer to Valentine & Siguana, SD.

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday October 9th & 10th and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday October 11th.

Watch for special quilt signage in the following communities hosting quilt displays with special themes.

There will be over 25 chances to win door prizes and with a $1 donation your name goes into Grand Prize Drawing for Antique ‘Bubble Gum Pink’ Quilt as you collect your free quilt block or ‘swatch’ (6 ½” unfinished) so you may assemble your very own 2015 “Quiltway” masterpiece.

South Sioux City Public Library ~ 2121 Dakota Ave. South Sioux City
9:30 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. Friday Oct. 9.  “Fold it up and Make Another One!” Jane Vereen will present her journey through quilting. Jane will show examples of her 33 years of quilting while educating the audience about techniques, styles and history of quilting.  She will discuss the evolution of quilting; old and new methods.

The Outlaw Trail Scenic Byway is one of eleven scenic byways in the state of Nebraska.  The following are some books to help you explore Nebraska’s scenic byways.

The complete roadside guide to Nebraska: and comprehensive description of items of interest to one and all travelers of the state, whether native or transplant, sendentary [sic] or transient by Alan Boyd.

Legends and Lore of the Outlaw Trail by Marita Placek is a collection of tales about the outlaws that hid out on this trail in the Old West.

For more interesting reading consider The Outlaws: tales of bad guys who shaped the Wild West by Robert B. Smith covers the Cook Gang, the Buck Gang, Typhoid Mary and much more.

Quilts and Quilt makers of Nebraska:  While the history of Highway 12 is full of outlaws, the byway will be dedicated to Nebraska Quilts and Quiltmaking this weekend.  These are a few titles to acquaint you with the state’s quilt heritage.

Nebraska Quilts and Quilt makers is published by the University of Nebraska Press and covers the early history of the quilts and quilters in Nebraska.

A Flowering of Quilts by Patricia Cox Crews and the University of Nebraska State Museum covers the Artis and Robert James Collection in the International Quilt Study Center.
Amish Crib Quilts from the Midwest:  the Sara Miller Collection by Jannekan Smucker, Patricia Cox Crews, and Linda Welters features works in the Great Plains Art Collection and the People’s Place Quilt Museum in Intercourse, Pennsylvania.

Library Eats:  Baking Bread:  Learn how to make home made bread on Thursday October 8th at 6:30 p.m.

October is time for a new Nebraska Access password.  If you use the popular Nebraska Access databases, October is the time that we change passwords on Nebraska Access.  Contact one of your South Sioux City Librarians for the new password, as soon as possible.

Youth Activities:  After-School Program – This is a time for kids in grades 3-5 to hang out at the library. Our After-School Program will run from Oct. through May. There is a $30 fee to participate. We will have snacks, crafts, hands-on learning, reading, and more! Contact 402-987-2140 Nebraska Extension Office in Dakota County, if you are interested in having your child participate.

Family Movies - All movies are “PG-13” ratings or lower, for the whole family to enjoy!  Family movies are shown on Monday evenings at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday afternoons at 1:00 p.m.

LEGO Build Every Tuesday starting at 3:30 and ending at 5:00, we will have LEGO’s out in the youth area of the library for children to build with. Come let imaginations fly.

 Night of FUN – Night of FUN is a program to get families used to coming into the library and finding a fun atmosphere. We explore books, crafts, games, and science.

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

Toddler Time – A storytime for children 2-3 years old and their caregivers. We enjoy books, crafting and a snack.


We look forward to seeing you at the library. 

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