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Blues Under the Blue Roof to feature ‘Boogaloo’ Cochran, ‘Southside’ Boggs

Blues Under the Blue Roof February 2014

Scott “Boogaloo” Cochran and Jason “Southside” Boggs, both native Iowans, will rock the library meeting room at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11.

Scott was born and raised in Beaverdale and West Des Moines. Early in life, he got the music bug after seeing the Beatles on “The Ed Sullivan Show” in about 1963. In 2012, after seven years working with Matt Woods and The Thunderbolts, Scott was inducted into the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame.

Boggs is the bandleader, lead singer and lead guitarist of The El Dorados. Jason sings with a rich baritone reminiscent of Johnny Cash and plays a slashing, stinging, reverb drenched, fat-toned style of guitar that brings to mind the rockabilly and blues greats that have gone on to that great gig in the sky. Thanks to the Library Foundation, Arts Connection, Friends of the Library and, most importantly, the South Skunk Blues Society for making these performances possible. All performances will be in the library meeting room and are free and open to the public.

Rise, Release, Dance

Jasper County is joining in a national effort in rising against domestic violence, sexual assault and child endangerment on Friday, Feb. 14. Join them at the library at noon and/or 5 p.m. to rise, release and dance. This event is sponsored by the Crisis Intervention Services of Jasper County and a representative will be available at the library to discuss the event and the emphasis behind it.

Create a Facebook Profile

The library is offering a class on creating a Facebook profile from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, and from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26. Participants will set up a Facebook account, learn to navigate to home, friends’ pages and all about security settings. Sign up for a class by calling the information desk at (641) 792-4108.

Prepare for that Interview

On Tuesday, Feb. 18, join us in the library meeting room from 9 a.m. to noon for an Iowa Works workshop on interviewing skills. Participants will learn how to prepare for an interview, the major questions to practice, what to bring and how to handle illegal questions. Participants will also learn the 10 tips to a successful interview and the different types of interviews. Register by calling the information desk at (641) 792-4108.

Tax Forms Available

Federal tax forms 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ and Instruction booklets 1040A are now in and available at the information desk. A reminder that Iowa tax forms are no longer shipped to out by the state; we can either print off the forms for you at the information desk for 10 cents a page or provide you with the phone number to call for forms to be shipped to your home. If you have any questions, please call (641) 792-4108.

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