Come one, come all — wear your favorite Husker wear and join us for fun at our Exhibit opening event – live broadcast from our favorite local radio station and Washington County Bank is firing up their really cool grill and cooking some tube steaks for lunch! Learn all about the exhibit, set up in the children’s area, and all about saving for college! Kids …. there’s a scavenger hunt for you! Celebrate careers and imagine being anything you want to be when you’re older!
STOP BY and join in the fun — lunch is on us!
**This exhibit is brought to you through the collaboration of the State Treasurer’s office, The Children’s Museum, First National Bank of Omaha, Washington County Bank, and the Blair Public Library.
Thanks all for coming out to Runza yesterday!!!!! It was a great turn out and we’ll be able to spend some money on great non-fiction books for the kids!!!!
A huge thanks to RUNZA for recognizing the need to read – and their constant support of libraries!
Dear Patrons of all ages,
This is our LAST week of summer reading! Believe it or not — the last 9 weeks have flown by!
But even though all good things must come to an end ….. we always end with lots of fun! Save the date for this Friday, July 31st, at 10:30 am for our END OF SUMMER READING CARNIVAL!!!! After a short ceremony, where prizes are handed out (and Mayor Realph is our special guest!) it’s on to the carnival! Fun games, lots of prizes, a great lunch — and … wait for it….. cotton candy!!!! Woo Hoo!!!!
Those who created books will be able to pick them up on Friday, and reading certificates will be available. Come one and come all — all ages welcome!!!
This event is free and open to the public.
And yes … story time and Legos will be held this Thursday.
REMINDER: Programming, except for Scrabble Club on Tuesdays, will end on Friday after the carnival and will not resume until the Tuesday after Labor Day. Thank you all for help making this summer FABULOUS!
~~~ Miss Gayle
The Blair Public Library is hosting two Humanities Nebraska programs in the upcoming week, helping the library celebrate Heroes in History.
Historical Edutainer Darrel Draper will perform as President Teddy Roosevelt on Sunday, July 19, 2015, at 1:30 pm. President Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States, is famous for his energetic personality, range of interests and achievements, leadership of the Progressive Movement, and his “cowboy image.” Darrel specializes in costumed portrayals of historical figures that played major roles in the events that shaped our state and nation.
Chris Sayre, Musician, will present Nebraska’s Musical Smorgasbord: Music from Various Ethnic Groups in Nebraska on Tuesday, July 21st, at 10:30 am. This program explores the rich diversity of folk music that has been a part of Nebraska’s history from the time it was a territory to the present day. Audiences will be delighted with the oral history and the button accordion, concertina, dulcimer, guitar, mandolin, musical saw and zithers!
These events are for all ages and are free to the public. Both presentations will be held at the City Chambers, located at City Hall, 218 So. 16th St., Blair, NE.
These programs are two of approximately 300 programs offered through the Humanities Nebraska Speakers Bureau. The more than 165 available speakers include acclaimed scholars, writers, musicians, storytellers and folklorists on topics ranging from pioneer heritage to ethics and law to international and multicultural issues, making it the largest humanities speakers bureau in the nation.
Speakers are available to any non-profit organization in Nebraska. Each program lasts 30 minutes to an hour, plus a question-and-answer period.
The most frequent users of the HN Speakers Bureau are primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, libraries, museums and historical societies, agencies for the elderly, rural organizations, churches, arts organizations and ethnic organizations. Humanities Nebraska sponsors the largest Speakers Bureau program in the U.S. according to the National Endowment for the Humanities.
For a information detailing the available speakers and guidelines for booking them, please access our website at www.humanitiesnebraska.org (Speakers section) or contact the Humanities Nebraska at 215 Centennial Mall South, Suite 330, Lincoln, NE 68508, phone (402) 474-2131, fax (402) 474-4852 or e-mail info.humanitiesnebraska.org.
The library will be closed tomorrow, July 4th, for Independence Day. Have a safe weekend and we’ll see you Monday for more summer fun!!
Pets and animals can be heroes too!!! This week Wildlife Encounters will be held at the City Chambers at 10:30. These folks bring the coolest animals!
Our Wednesday movie will have 101 dogs with spots …. and our 2nd Annual PET EXPO will be held Friday in the front parking lot starting at 10:30 am.
Come join ALL the fun this week … Lego Club, Board Game Club, story times ……. and keep those reading journals and bingos coming in!!!!!
We have recently been contacted by patrons who have received telephone solicitations from the library. The person(s) initiating the phone call claim they are from the library, are working from a report which shows “your account has expired” and that you must pay the $25.00 fee to update your account.
Please note — the library does not contact you by phone regarding your account expiration. You do receive an email from us if we have your email address. PLEASE do not give your information to this person. If you are contacted, please ask for one of the librarians (Gayle, Wendy, Connie or Celeste). By no means pay with a credit card or bank withdrawal. The city/library does not accept credit cards.
We would appreciate your calling the library and letting us know if you receive a phone call like this. If you have the caller’s phone number or name, that would be useful. Our databases have NOT been compromised. We believe these are random calls.
Thank you! We at the library take confidentiality seriously. We appreciate your help in this matter. —- Miss Gayle
Gateway to the West days are here! For those who were helping with this year’s library float, we are sorry to announce that the library has pulled their float from the parade. The upcoming weather report indicates a high probability of thunderstorms right at parade time. Thank you to all who were willing to join in the fun, but your safety means a lot to us!