Apr 21

Spring Speaker Series ….. TONIGHT !!

The last of our speaker series is tonight!   Dean Knudsen, from the Desoto Wildlife Refuge will be presenting the “Bertrand Exhibit.”   The presentation begins at 7:00 in the Library’s community room.  We’re looking forward to learning about the steamboat Bertrand.  This is an interactive presentation with artifacts and question/answer session.  Plan to attend!!!

Apr 16

National Library Week!!!

Stop in and grab a cookie, a cup a coffee, or a glass of lemonade and enjoy the library!  As we recognize National Library Week, we want to THANK YOU for your support and patronage!!!   Come “Visit Your Library” and help us celebrate our library, our right to read and right to information!

We thank the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this event.   Without our Friends, and our patrons, we’d be a lonely building filled with paper.  YOU make it our library!!!     We’ll see YOU @ the library!  :)

Apr 13

Children’s Programming

Summer reading sign up will begin May 26, 2016The Scholastic Bookfair will run the first week of sign upSummer activities start June 8, 2016.

All Library Story times and children’s outreach programs will end May 1st as we prepare for summer reading.  We’ll see everyone during school visits and summer sign up!

Library story times on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday will continue at 10:30 until May 1st!   Come in and see us!!

Apr 06

Spring Speaker Series – Bob Ferguson!!!

Come one, come all to Bob Ferguson’s  “AMERICA’S HISTORY, PEOPLE AND CULTURE ON                Ferguson-300x258  POSTAGE STAMPS.”    

Event is Tuesday, April 7, 2015,  7:00 pm at the Blair Public Library

With the aid of a large-screen TV display of high-resolution stamp images, Ferguson chronicles the history of space exploration illustrated on stamps; exhibits stamps that honor the famous and introduce the not-so-famous to the public; discusses how stamps advance the understanding of diverse cultures: Native, African and Hispanic Americans; and presents pop culture milestones and icons on stamps. For general audiences – stamp collectors may also be interested.

Humanities Nebraska (HN) provides major funding for this program.  HN receives support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Nebraska State Legislature, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and private donations. 

http://humanitiesnebraska.org/speakers/speakers-index/

Mar 30

April Book Club Selection

This month, the Blair Public Library Book Club is reading the highly acclaimed first novel by Mark Haddon:

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,
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Pick up a copy at the library if you’re interested!   Reviews can be found at http://libraries.ne.gov/blair/programming/book-club/

Mar 23

Spring Is In The Air – and Our Spring Speaker Series Is HERE!

Come to one — or come to all!  Celebrate Spring by attending our Spring Speaker Series!

March 29, 2015     1:30 pm  at the City Council Chambers  Charlotte-Endorf-new-200x300
Charlotte Endorf speaks on the “Orphan Train.”

Nebraskan author Charlotte Endorf starts the series off with her talk on the “Orphan Train.”    Endorf traveled more than 8,500 miles, seeking the last surviving riders and descendents to document the real-life stories of the children who rode the Orphan Trains between the years 1854 and 1929. Dressed in period attire, Endorf entertains and educates audiences of all ages about this little known Nebraska history.

Charlotte Endorf is a lifelong Nebraskan, a member of Toastmasters International (earning the Distinguished Toastmaster award twice), and specializes in speaking to elementary schools, museums, town festivals and the elderly throughout Nebraska. Charlotte has authored nine books on the Orphan Train, the North Platte Canteen and her journeys.  She also developed a documentary on the Orphan Train riders for the Madison County Historical Society.  After a trip to New York City she and an actual orphan train rider created a poetry CD of history and their time together.  She was nominated by the Madison County Historical Society and named by American Mothers, Inc. as the 2011 Nebraska Mother of the Year.  Her family developed Nebraska’s second Free Little Library in their own front yard.

(http://humanitiesnebraska.org/subjects/programs-by-age-group#topic-1273).

Humanities Nebraska (HN) provides major funding for this program.  HN receives support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Nebraska State Legislature, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and private donations. 

Coming Next:

April 7th  “America’s History, People and Culture on Postage Stamps”

April 21st “The Bertrand Exhibit”

Mar 02

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss !

Happy Birthday – 111th Birthday to be exact – to the great Dr. Seuss! Where would we be without The Grinch, Cindy Lou Who, The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Hop on Pop, and Thing 1 and Thing 2? Dr. Seuss, believer in early literacy, we thank you. You will live in our hearts forever!

Stop by the library and get your Seuss Snack — come next Tuesday night in your jammies for Dr. Seuss Story Time!  Watch Facebook for Seuss trivia ….  relive the magic!!!  And if you have just a moment …. READ!

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Feb 25

Snowy Day ? ZINIO to the rescue!

Running out of reading material?  Love to browse through magazines?   Access ZINIO from the library webpage and set up an account!   The library offers 50 magazines online – available only a few clicks away!   Click on the Zinio tab on the library web page, set up an account (a two step process) and check out as many magazines as you wish.   Back issues are also available.  You never have to wait, there are no holds or wish lists …. you can copy and paste recipes, patterns ……. there’s magazines on heath, gardening, hobbies and crafts, popular reads, games, cooking and more!!!   And — you don’t return them.  The magazines are yours to keep!

Take it for a spin and enjoy some hot chocolate while you read! 

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Feb 09

This Month’s Book Club Selection!

The Blair Public Library book club has selected the One Book One Nebraska 2015 read – Death Zones and Darling Spies: Seven Years of Vietnam War Reporting by Beverly Deepe Keever.

Copies are available at the library — come check one out and join the group on Tuesday, February 27th at 7:00 pm to join in this 2015’s fabulous reading discussion!

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Feb 03

Oh… the Weather Outside is Frightful……… Cancellations!!!

Good afternoon!   Due to the incoming inclement weather, the following activities are cancelled this week:

Tonight:  Genealogy Meeting

Wednesday:  Early Readers Story Time

Thursday:  10:30 Story Time

We are sure hoping that next week is snowstorm free and we warm up a tiny bit!    Please keep our favorite patrons warm during this cold snap!!!!      LEGO Club on Thursday is still on!

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