The Alliance Public Library strives to offer programming that is both education, informative, cultural and entertaining. Programs include Nebraska Humanities presentations, an annual Summer Reading celebration, seasonal concerts, special guest presenters, and more!
In an effort to encourage computer literacy, The Alliance Public Library will offer a free Basic Computer Skills class on Thursday, February 20 from 1-4 p.m. The class is best suited for individuals with little to no computer experience. Topics include turning a computer on and off, operating a mouse and keyboard, accessing the internet, and setting up email. The presentation will be presented on the Windows 10 operating system. Participants may bring their own laptops or use a computer provided by the library.
The class will be held in Community Room A of the Alliance Learning Center at 1750 Sweetwater Avenue and is provided free of charge courtesy of the Alliance Public Library. Space is limited to six participants. To reserve a seat, please contact the library at 308-762-1387.
The Alliance Public Library will offer a free workshop on health information resources on Friday, February 21 from 9 a.m. to Noon. Internet based health resources recommended by the National Library of Medicine will be presented. The second half of the presentation will focus on information specifically for seniors and senior caregivers. All resources are internet based; however, knowledge of basic internet use is not required to attend.
The class will be held in Community Room A of the Alliance Learning Center at 1750 Sweetwater Avenue and is provided free of charge courtesy of the Alliance Public Library. Class size is limited, and to reserve a seat, please contact the library at 308-762-1387.
The Alliance Public Library will offer an “Introduction to Embroidery” workshop for adults, ages 18 and over, on Monday, February 24 from 6-7 pm in the Community Room, including two Skillshare videos of embroidery techniques. Cost of the class will be $6, which will include one embroidery hoop, fabric with floral pattern, several colors of thread and three needles. There is a limit of 10 people with registration and payment due at the Circulation Desk by Friday, February 21. Please contact Cynthia Horn, Outreach and Adult Services Librarian at 762-1387 for more information.
Gwen Meister and Bill Behmer will present “Traditional Folk Music”, featuring a seasonal tribute of Irish music, on Monday, March 9 at 6 pm at the Alliance Public Library. This presentation is made possible by Humanities Nebraska, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and the Alliance Public Library Foundation as part of the Humanities Nebraska Speaker Bureau.
Included in their presentation is a brief overview of Anglo-American folk music, including 500-year-old British Isles ballads and American folk songs over the centuries. Gwen Meister and Bill Behmer describe the “folk process” as they accompany themselves on mountain dulcimer, fiddle, autoharp and other traditional instruments.