Fairy Tale Ball

Calling all princesses! Grab your glass slippers and a special date-we hope to see you this Saturday. Remember to call the library to RSVP!

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Meal Prep Class

Join us Jan 31st at 7pm in the basement of the Arapahoe United Methodist Church for an informative Meal Prep Class.

Ashley Groves will be explaining the how to’s of healthy meal prep, portions and tracking macros. Participants will go home with a menu, some of Ashley’s favorite recipes and a grocery list. This event is free and open to the public.

Ashley is a student at UNK majoring in exercise wellness with a minor in nutrition, is an NASM certified personal trainer and teaches group fitness classes at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.

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Why & How to Reverse Diet

Join us here at the Library on Feb 3rd at 10 AM as personal trainer Tyler Cappel talks about how chronic dieting can impact your metabolism and hormones. Tyler will have real-life advice on how to make life-long changes that are healthy for you.

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Eva and Hugo

Thanks to Eva and Hugo and their humans Dr. Richard and Lori Reiner of Holdrege for visiting us last Saturday! For such large animals, these Leonbergers were very gentle and loved giving out dog kisses. The Reiners answered a lot of questions about their special therapy dogs and we hope they come back for a visit!

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Tales and Tails!

Meet therapy dogs Hugo and Eva this Saturday, January 13th at 11 AM.

The library will be getting some help from two furry friends this Saturday. Two therapy dogs, but not lap dogs by any means, Eva weighs in at 154lbs and Hugo weighs in at 156lbs, will be visiting the library along with their owners to help us understand their important roles. Owned by Dr. Richard and Lori Reiner of Holdrege, Hugo and Eva are Leonbergers. Both are trained and registered therapy dogs through the Alliance of Therapy Dogs in Cheyenne , Wyoming.  Leonbergers were bred in Leonberg, Germany in the early 18th century by crossing St. Bernard’s, Great Pyrenees, and Newfoundlands.  The citizens of Leonberg wanted a dog that looked like a lion, which is the crest of Leonberg.  They were also bred to pull heavy carts and machinery.

Eva and Hugo have a wonderful temperament, are very docile, and are good with people of all ages. They and their owners visit the Holdrege Public Library and they also visit Holdrege Memorial Homes every Friday afternoon. Therapy dogs have been proven to have a calming effect on people that may be in distress. Children’s reading groups have also used them, as children are more apt to read aloud to a supportive animal that won’t correct their reading mistakes.

The Reiners will talk more in depth about their therapy dogs on Saturday morning. Eva and Hugo will be ready to listen to a story and give out dog kisses.

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Happy Noon Year’s Eve Party

Kids and their families can join us from 10 AM to Noon, Saturday Dec 30th. We’ll be watching the original Jumangi movie, playing games like life-size Jenga, and of course, the Lego’s will be out! Snacks and refreshments provided. We’ll be counting down to 12-Noon!

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Holiday Bake Sale this Saturday

Our Friends of the Library group will be holding their annual Holiday Bake Sale this Saturday, Dec 9th from 9 AM to 11:30 AM. Kids can stop by and hear a special story at 10 and 10:30. We will also have cookie decorating and cinnamon rolls to enjoy!

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Native American Heritage Month

Help us celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a visit from Jerome Kills Small. Jerome will be visiting Arapahoe on November 11th at 10 AM. His presentation Children Stories, Animal Stories and Traditional Lakota Stories will take place at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home Chapel.

Jerome is an Oglala Lakota and has taught at the Univ. of SD for 20 years. Humanities Nebraska provides major funding for this program.

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Boo View

The Library’s annual Boo View took place on October 21st. Treats, but not too many tricks, and lots of fun was had by all. Some kiddos were even brave enough to pick a winner from Frankie’s nose!

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Maze of Mayhem

Thanks to the Boo Crew and our hard working library staff, the 1st annual Maze of Mayhem was scary good fun! People were brave enough to attempt the maze and return their lost library book… well some of us had to use the exit door! Proceeds of $160 were donated to the Arapahoe Public School’s Backpack food program.

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