Friday, January 8, 2016

Keeping Faith with Readers at the South Sioux City Public Library

Keeping Faith with Readers at the South Sioux City Public Library

During the month of January Cover to Cover book club will discuss Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult on January 11th and 25th at 3:00 p.m.  In this book, Faith, a seven-year-old girl whose family is torn apart by divorce, begins talking to God and performing miracles, and her family enters a media circus of believers, critics, medical professionals, and lawyers.  We invite everyone to join the discussion.

If you enjoy the writings of Jodi Picoult, you may want to try one of these authors.

Chris Bohjalian writes thought-provoking novels about common people dealing with hot-button issues.  His novels are often set in small town New England much like Jodi Picoult.  Some of his latest novels are:  The Light in the Ruins; Sandcastle Girls; and The Night Stranger.

Anita Shreve writes novels primarily about female characters who deal with emotional, intimate novels of psychological depth.  Her latest novels are:  Stella Bain; Rescue; and A Change of Altitude.
Jane Green writes novels about modern people making decisions to get them through modern problems.  Her latest books are:  Summer Secrets; Promises to Keep; and Dune Road.

How to Buy a House:  Whether you’re looking to buy your first home or just want tips, this home buying presentation provides great information to make sure you better understand what it takes to get into the house of your dreams.  The program will be presented in English on Thursday January 21st at 5:30 p.m. and in Spanish Thursday January 28th at 5:30 p.m.  Call Siouxland Federal Credit Union at 402-494-2073 to register for this program.

Celebrate 500 Years of Latinos in America:  Before the Louisiana Purchase, the land we call home was under the control of the French, and before that the Spanish.  Through marriage and trade a Latino culture began which continues today.  In honor of that, the library will host a discussion of In the Middle of Everywhere:  the World’s Refugees Come to our Town by Mary Pipher on Monday February 1st at 3:00 pm.  Contact the library for information obtaining a copy of this book to read in advance of our discussion.

We will host a discussion of Latino Americans PBS series on February 8th at 6:30 p.m.

We will introduce this new problem 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.

Library Eats: Dip Mixes– Dips go great at any celebration.  This month we will learn how to make several dip mixes for your January football playoff parties.  Library Eats meets on Thursday January 14th at 6:30 p.m.

LEGO Build- Come build with us! We will have LEGO bricks out for imagination time from 3:30 to 5:00 every Monday.

Wow!  You Made That? Children third grade and up learn how to knit on Tuesday afternoons at 4:00 p.m.

Night of FUN- Every Tuesday at 6:30 we will enjoy something FUN! Activities vary from video games to craft projects and much more!

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!   We meet on Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m.

Toddler Time is held each Friday at 10:00 a.m.  It is a story for children 2-3 years old and their caregivers. We enjoy books, crafting and a snack.

Tangled Yarns meets each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

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