What’s Coming Up at Sherman County Public/School Library
Weather: February Outlook and January Monthly Climate Summary
All County Prayer Meeting, Feb. 6
Notice. Frontier TeleNet Meeting Audio Recordings Online
TED Ideas Worth Sharing. 10 ways to have a better conversation
2019 State of the Union Address, Feb. 5
Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do
“A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within. The essential causes of Rome’s decline lay in her people, her morals, her class struggle, her failing trade, her bureaucratic despotism, her stifling taxes, her consuming wars.” –Durant
1. What’s Coming Up at Sherman County Public/School Library
The Library is open SCHOOL Hours
8am-4pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday
8am-7pm Tuesday and Thursday
REMINDER: if Sherman County School chooses to delay or close due to inclement weather the Library will follow suit.
Community Preschool Storytime – Every Tuesday at 10am
Storytime and crafts. Ages 0-6.
Movie Night – Tuesday, February 5 at 6pm
A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost on Armstrong and on the nation of one of the most dangerous missions in history.
Run Time: 1hr 21min
YA Art Club – Every Wednesday after school.
When it’s over, catch the 5:00 activity bus
February Book Club– Thursday, February 21 at 6pm.
Us Against You by Fredrik Backman
2. Weather: February Outlook and January Monthly Climate Summary
You can find the February outlook and the January monthly climate summary AND GRAPHS (toggle between color and gray) for Moro at
National Weather Service Pendleton
3. All County Prayer Meeting, Feb. 6
The All County Prayer Meeting is Wednesday, February 6th @ the Rufus Baptist Church, Fellowship starts at 6:30 PM, Pray time starts at 7:00 PM and ends at 8:30 PM. Everyone is welcome to come and join the meeting, come and join in when you can get there and stay as long as you can. Thank you. ~Red Gibbs
4. Notice. Frontier TeleNet Meeting Audio Recordings Online
Frontier TeleNet web site has been updated to include links to audio recordings of all 2019 Board of Directors meetings to date. To access the recordings clink on the following link: https://frontiertelenet.com/meetings-audio-recordings/.
5. TED Ideas Worth Sharing. 10 ways to have a better conversation
When your job hinges on how well you talk to people, you learn a lot about how to have conversations — and that most of us don’t converse very well. Celeste Headlee has worked as a radio host for decades, and she knows the ingredients of a great conversation: Honesty, brevity, clarity and a healthy amount of listening. In this insightful talk, she shares 10 useful rules for having better conversations. “Go out, talk to people, listen to people,” she says. “And, most importantly, be prepared to be amazed.”
TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design — plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate
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6. 2019 State of the Union Address, Feb. 5
Tuesday, February 5, 6 p.m. Pacific Time
Article II, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution states that the president “shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.”
According to the National Archives, George Washington first fulfilled this particular presidential duty on January 8, 1790, when he addressed the new Congress in the Senate Chamber of Federal Hall in New York City (then the U.S. capital). But Thomas Jefferson, the third president, chose to give his annual message to Congress in writing rather than make the trek to the Capitol—kicking off a tradition that would last nearly a century.
In 1913, Woodrow Wilson decided to buck that tradition. Shortly after his inauguration, Wilson went to Capitol Hill to make a speech about tariffs, becoming the first president since John Adams to presume to address Congress directly, on its own turf. That December, Wilson returned before Congress to give the first modern State of the Union address (though it wouldn’t officially be called that until Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidency).
Since Wilson, all presidents (except Herbert Hoover) have chosen to go before Congress to deliver their annual messages, though some presidents reverted to a written message at times. With the advent of radio, television and the Internet, the State of the Union has become an even bigger opportunity for presidents to speak directly to Americans, including highlighting achievements and outlining priorities and policies for the future. An estimated 48 million people watched President Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress in February 2017, considered the first-term equivalent of the State of the Union.
7. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do