THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 2ND.
Digging into Reading took on a whole new meaning this summer when the children
at the Blue Hill Public Library dug into a pool of fresh black dirt and came up with all kinds of surprises.
They found dinosaurs, snakes and REAL bones from animals found right here in Nebraska.
Todd Kranau, a master taxidermist, came to explain what we found and identify the
the animals they came from. Everyone took home a souvenir and dirty hands
after learning about digging into the past.
WILL BE CLOSED
“DIG INTO READING”
2013 SUMMER READING PROGRAM
BLUE HILL PUBLIC LIBRARY
STARTING THURSDAY MAY 23RD
WE WILL BE DIGGING INTO STORIES, ACTIVITIES,
BEANS, BONES, WORMS,
BOOKS AND WHAT ELSE?????
FOR SIX THURSDAYS AT 10:00 – 10:45 A.M.
THE FUN WILL BE DIGGING INTO NEW THINGS!
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR
CONTACT THE LIBRARY:
DO YOU LOVE BESTSELLERS?
Are they just too expensive to buy for yourself and keep on your own shelves?
The Blue Hill Public Library has copies of 8 of the top 20 bestsellers in the country today!
Come on in and check out the books on the “NEW” rack.
Or maybe you’d like to browse for an old favorite, or look for a new author.
Copies of the book, “Threshold” by local author Faith Ann Colburn, can be checked out or purchased for your own collection.
NEW MOVIES FOR A WINTER EVENING :
FLIGHT – Starring Denzel Washington
FRANKENWEENIE – a Disney animation about a boy and his dog
GONE WITH THE WIND – the classic historic romance!
PARANORMAN – magically thrilling PG boy ghost-whisperer
SKYFALL – the latest James Bond thriller
Blue Hill Author to Sign Memoir at Blue Hill Library
Blue Hill author Faith Colburn will sign copies of her book, Threshold: A Memoir, at the Blue Hill Public Library on Saturday, February 9, 2013, at 2-4 p.m.
Threshold began with two images, said Colburn. “The first is an image of my great-great-great-grandmother, Sicily Hendricks, in the golden glow of candlelight and a fire in the hearth, surrounded by neighbors and friends, helping a young woman give birth. The second is an image of my nephew, along with strangers, under the cold green light of fluorescents in a modern operating theater having his leg amputated, labeled “hazardous waste,” and sent off to be incinerated in an undisclosed location. After David’s amputation, I began to wonder how it’s different to be attended by friends and neighbors or by strangers.”
Our families and communities serve as the threshold we cross into our lives. Whether it’s a metaphorical threshold or the actual physical threshold that marks our front door, the crossing informs who we choose to become.
Threshold is a series of eighteen stories, with an introduction and a conclusion, about one ordinary American family’s struggle to thrive across race and through time and space. From five-year-old Joseph Swope kidnapped and adopted by a war chief, to my father blasting up U.S. Highway 41 with a turtle for a co-pilot trying to save a marriage, this memoir reveals what happens when communities fail and how they thrive. These are the stories of people who worked together and shared resources. There’s the smell of wheat dust and sweat and the ozone that precedes a storm and there’s the clang of green beans into a metal pot while friends and family sit on chairs dragged out into the yard where it’s hard to discern the border between fireflies and stars.
“I can remember how safe and comfortable it was when everybody knew my name and they may not have always been glad I came, but I knew they wouldn’t let me ‘go under,’” Colburn said. “Perhaps we can find a pattern in these stories that we can adapt to help us retrieve that feeling in this new century.”
visit an author interview at: wordsprings.blogspot.com
TELL ME A STORY
SHOW ME A BOOK
I LIKE TO LISTEN
I WANT TO LOOK
Story Hour for children begins on Saturday, February 2nd at the Blue Hill Public Library. Children 3 years through kindergarten are invited to come and join the fun of a story, activity and craft. Sessions begin at 10:00 A.M. and close at 10:45 A.M.
For more information, or to pre-register, contact the library at 402-756-2701 or firstname.lastname@example.org