Beginning Crochet Workshop in January

We are finalizing our winter/spring schedule of events for all ages, but wanted to let you know about a Beginning Crochet Workshop led by Carol King that requires registration. The workshop will be held Saturday, January 11th from 12:30 to 3:30 in the Kozak Community Room. The class if free, but participation is limited to 6 very beginners, so that new learners can have lots of hands-on help. If you’ve every wanted to learn to crochet, now is your chance!! Call the Library at 677-7070 or stop by to sign-up for the Beginning Crochet Workshop. Bring medium weight worsted yarn and a size G crochet hook. If you have more advanced skills, your participation is also welcome….bring a project you are already working on!

Community Christmas Open House at the Library

Friday, December 6th
Following the Parade of Lights at 6:30 pm and the tree lighting on the Platz

Santa

Things to do:
Visit with SANTA CLAUS by the fireplace

Make a STOCKING for a SOLDIER in front of the Circulation Desk

Frost, decorate and eat a COOKIE in the Activity Room in the Children’s Area

Make a GRINCH ORNAMENT in the Kozak Community Room

The Mysterious Written Language of the Gamelan : A Method for Decoding

Gamelan

Join us Thursday, November 14th at 3 pm in the National Music Museum as Curator Deborah Check Reeves presents an engaging session on modern Gamelan notation, which is completely different than Western musical notation. She will share the fascinating way the written symbols relate to the instruments in the Gamelan ensemble.
The National Music Museum is located at the intersection of Clark and Yale Streets on the USD campus.

This program on written notation forms another link in the events tied together for the Books in Context series. Our book this month, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See, is related to nu shu, which was a form of secret writing developed in China by women so they could communicate with one another. Copies of the book are available through the library and the book discussion will be held Wednesday, December 4th at 7 pm in the Library.

 

Live and Learn : A Geological Excursion to China!

Mark SweeneyDon’t miss this week’s Live and Learn
with Mark Sweeney
“A Geological Excursion to China : History Recorded in Dust”
Wednesday, November 13th
7 pm, Kozak Community Room

Mark Sweeney has been conducting research in China and will discuss the geology and issues related to the loess covered area where he has spent time.  This is the same loess once used to build the terracotta army of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China!

 

Mark Sweeney is Associate Professor in the Earth Sciences Department at the University of South Dakota.

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan…the Book, the Movie and Related Events

The Edith B. Siegrist will have two showings of the film,
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, directed by Wayne Wang.
This film is based on the novel by Lisa See, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan,
the current selection for the Books in Context Series.

Snow_flower_and_the_secret_fan_poster

Film Showings:
Thursday, November 7th, 6:30 pm
Kozak Community Room

Tuesday, November 12th, 1:00 pm
Kozak Community Room

Be sure to attend the other Books in Context Linked Events to be held in November:

Thursday, November 14th, 3 pm
National Music Museum, USD Campus
“The Mysterious Written Language of the Gamelan:
A Method for Decoding”
with Deborah Check Reeves

Dr. Reeves will present an engaging session on modern Gamelan notation, which is completely different than Western musical notation. She will share the fascinating way that the written symbols relate to the instruments in the Gamelan ensemble.

Thursday, November 21st, 7 pm
John Day Gallery, College of Fine Arts, USD Campus
“The Written Word” an exhibition gallery talk with
Alison Erazmus, Gallery Director
A guided tour of the current exhibition containing the work of five contemporary artists who explore the visual materiality of word-based texts. The artists used literature, the act of writing itself, or the library as inspiration for their visual art installations.

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Book Discussion for Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See will be held Wednesday, December 4th at 7 pm in the Kozak Community Room.
Discussion facilitated by Sarah Sik, Asst. Professor of Art History, USD

Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk!

The Affordable Care Act and Medicaid Expansion — A South Dakota Decision

Two Informative Sessions!
Monday, November 4th
3 pm and 7 pm
Kozak Community Room

Affordable Care Act & Medicaid Expansion graphic

 

How will the Affordable Care Act work in South Dakota? What difference will it make if South Dakota decides to expand Medicaid? Joy Smolnisky, Director of the SD Budget & Policy Project and Lizzy Bolander of the Rural Office of Community Services will be presenting a non-partisan explanation of health care reform in South Dakota. They will discuss details of buying insurance and look at the option to expand Medicaid and how it would affect health care providers and consumers in the state.

Call the Library with any questions at 677-7060.