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Kay El Magnus Book Signing at South Sioux City Public Library, January 30th
How to Buy Home (Spanish) Representatives from the Siouxland Federal Credit Union will offer a Spanish language class of How to Buy a Home on Thursday January 28th at 5:30 p.m. Whether you want to buy your first home, or just want tips, the home buying presentation provides great information to make sure you better understand what it takes to get into the house of your dreams.
Contact Siouxland Federal Credit Union to register for this event 402-494-2073.
Kay El Magnus Book Signing: The South Sioux City Public Library, 2121 Dakota Avenue will host a book signing by Kay El Magnus on Saturday January 30th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Children’s book author Kay El Magnus has created a series of children’s books entitled, The Adventures of Darla & Mickey. The first book in the series is The Bird Fountain and the second Raven Midnite, published by Amazon and Amazon Kindle.
His inspiration for the Darla and Mickey series were two parakeets that he purchases as a gift for his daughter, Alexandria. While writing the books he made the decision to devote his full attention to his career as an author. His mission is to enrich the minds of children around the world one storybook at a time.
The South Chicago native relocated to Sioux City, Iowa several years ago where for many years has spent his nights writing short stories, books and even fiction novels to be released in the future. When he is not writing, his greatest loves are spending quality time with his children, good movies, positive music especially smooth jazz.
Celebrating 500 Years of Latinos in America is a program brought to the library via Humanities Nebraska, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Library Association is a nationwide public programming initiative that supports the exploration of the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape the United States over the last five centuries and who have become, with more than 50 million people, the country's largest minority group.
On February 8th, at 6:30 p.m. we will view the documentary The New Latinos (1946-1965). Dr. Maria Arbelaez from UNO will lead the discussion following the 1 hour screening.
We will introduce this new program entitled Your Stories on February 22nd at 6:30 p.m. In this program, we will begin recording immigrant stories of what brought you to the United States. This will be a continuing program of the South Sioux City Public Library.
Cover to Cover Book Club will discuss the second half of Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult on Monday January 25th at 3:00 p.m.
Write for Your Life meets on Monday January 25th at 6:30 p.m. Our writing prompt for this month is “What are your New Years’ resolutions?” We will also share previous writing prompts, as well as our current writing activities.
Tangled Yarns meets on Tuesday January 26th at 6:30 p.m.
Technology Classes: On Monday, we have Tech Monday at 6:00 p.m., Everything Google at 7:00 p.m. On Tuesday, we offer Tech Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., Windows 1 at 11:00 a.m., Windows 2 at 1:00 p.m., Smartphone Apps at 2:00 p.m. and E-book Reader at 5:00 p.m. Then on Thursday we have E-book Reader at 2:00 p.m., Using Reference Sources at 3:00 p.m., and Internet Privacy at 5:00 p.m.
Youth Activities: This week we have LEGO Build Monday at 3:30 p.m., Wow, You Made That? Is on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m., Night of FUN at 6:30 p.m., Pat-a-Cake Pals is on Thursday at 10:00 a.m., and, Toddler Time is on Friday at 10:00 a.m.
Reading Personal Finance: With a focus on buying a home this week we recommend these books on handling money.
The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids who are Grounded, Generous, and Smart about Money by Ron Lieber discuss all the basics of teaching your children about money. This is worthwhile for all parents to read.
On My Own Two Feet: a Modern Girl’s Guide to Personal Finance by Manisha Thakor gives the young reader a foot up on the money management information that the young adult needs to know and their parents want them to know.
The Women’s Guide to Successful Investing: Achieving Financial Security and Realizing Your Goals by Nancy Tengler takes the reader deep into the world of successful investing.
Quicken 2014 for Dummies by Stephen L. Nelson is an answer to the request of many of our patrons for Quicken assistance. This book will help those who learn want to learn this system.
Have a great week and read good books.