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Goodwill Shoe and Mitten Party
- Goodwill, 3100 W. 4th St, Sioux City, IA 51103
- Elementary students
- Rhonda Akerberg
- (712) 258-4511
Goodwill Shoe and Mitten Party. Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 9am to 2pm.
Holiday party for kids grades Kindergarten through Fifth. Each child receives a brand new pair of shoes, pack of socks, warm winter mittens and a hat.
First Saturday Family Storytime – Pirates AHOY!
- Sioux City Public LIbrary • Aalfs Downtown Library • 529 Pierce Street, Sioux City
- Children age 2-8 and their caregivers
- December 03, 2022
- Matti Smith
- (712) 255-2933
Sioux City Public Library’s First Saturday Family Storytime: Pirates AHOY!
REGISTER HERE: https://siouxcitylibrary.libcal.com/event/9739852
Avast ye scallywags! Calling all lads and lassies to report for Pirate duty at the Library!
At storytime we will spin tales, sing shanties, and practice our seafarin’ skills! Afterwards, make a fun pirate craft and follow a treasure map to find the loot!
Don’t miss out, or you’ll be saying “AAARRRGHH!”
Saturday, December 3 • 11am
Sioux City Public Library (Aalfs Downtown Library)
529 Pierce St. • Free Parking on the weekends.
On-Demand Homework Help FREE from the Sioux City Public Library
- Students K - 12
- Matti Smith
- (712) 255-2933
Back to School – the Library is Here to Help with Free On-demand Tutoring from Brainfuse
The Library is here to help learners of all ages as they head back to school this year. In addition to the thousands of materials you can find on ANY subject at our three Library locations, there is help right at your fingertips with e-resources from Sioux City Public Library, and it’s all FREE with your Library Card!
Stuck on a problem and don’t know the answer? Brainfuse HelpNow is an app that provides learners from kindergarten to college access to live tutoring and homework help.
Brainfuse tutors are live on-demand anywhere you have an internet connection. Snap-n-send a photo to a tutor for help, get writing advice and critiques, or schedule a tutoring session to help with your overall knowledge of a specific subject. Tutoring and homework help services are available in Spanish for all subjects offered in English. Brainfuse also offers standardized test prep for a variety of tests including ACT, the new SAT, TASC, the new GED, ASVAB, TOEIC, the US Citizenship Test and others.
To get the Brainfuse App:
• Go to siouxcitylibrary.org/eresources
• Select “brainfuse Help Now”
• Go to “Login” to register
• Get the Brainfuse App on your phone and sign-in for help anytime!
Or stop by any of our Library locations for help
Stars Inc. – Volunteers Needed!
- Stars Inc. 33418 K22, Sioux City IA 51108
- October 18, 2022
- Jerusha Goulette
- (712) 239-5042
Volunteers at STARS find that helping with our therapeutic riding program is beneficial not only to our riders but for themselves as well. Learn about horses and how our program helps individuals with disabilities.
Stars in needing volunteers to help with our therapeutic riding program! No horse experience is necessary, we will teach you everything you need to know. Volunteers must be age 14 and up.
New volunteer orientation (but we’re always taking new volunteers!):
October 18, 2022 – 6pm
YMCA Winter Camp
- Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA 601 Riverview Drive, South Sioux City, NE 68776
- child aged children
- $35/day or $160/week
- Lucas Briggs
- (402) 404-8439
Childcare for school break!
Kid’s will participate in swim, sports and a variety of group games specialized around our Winter Camp theme days!
Take a look at our exciting theme days being offered!
DECEMBER DATE THEMES
26th: Holiday Sweater Party
27th: Winter Wonderland Day
28th: Holiday PJ Day
29th: Whoville Day
30th: Antarctic Adventure Day
Telehealth Series for Caregivers of Children with Special Health and Behavioral Needs
- Virtual via Zoom
- Family caregivers of children with special health and behavioral needs
- $40 - Financial scholarships available upon request
- January 31, 2023
- Malisa Rader
- (515) 708-0622
Are you a caregiver of a child with special health and behavioral needs looking for some educational tools to help you in your caregiving role?
“Powerful Tools for Caregivers” is an educational series presented by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach that is designed to provide you with the tools to take care of yourself while caring for any age child with special health or behavioral needs.
Two experienced class leaders conduct the classes and provide interactive lessons, discussions, and brainstorming to help family caregivers take the tools presented and place them in action.
Participants will receive “The Caregiver Helpbook” developed specifically for the class that covers topics such as hiring in‐home help, understanding community resources, making legal and financial decisions, and understanding depression.
“Powerful Tools for Caregivers” will give you the tools to:• Help you reduce stress
- Communicate effectively with other family members, your doctor, and paid help
- Take care of yourself
- Reduce guilt, anger, and depression
- Help you relax
- Make tough decisions
- Set goals and problem‐solve
Pre‐registration for “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” is required. Foster parent credit is available.