Jun 282014
 

Where Did All of this Sand Come From?

Have you ever wondered why we have all of this sand from the Sandhills and in our yards, fields, pastures, and rugs when we are more than 1000 miles from an ocean?

Come to the Broadwater Public Library to find out!,

  • 10:00 am Saturday July 12th, or

  • 7:00 pm on Tuesday, July 15th

A geologist who studied these rock formations, from the Badlands of SD, to Courthouse Rock, to Scottsbluff through Pawnee Buttes in CO has agreed to talk to us about all of the sand.

  • On July 12, a simpler explanation especially for children will be offered at 10:00 am.

  • On July 15, a more advanced explanation, suitable for high school students and adults will be offered at 7:00 pm.

All are welcome at either or both sessions. Questions will be answered. Both will be held in the Broadwater Village Hall at 251 N. Starr Street in Broadwater.

Questions? Call the Broadwater Public Library at 489-0199.

About the presenter: Michael Younger is a geologist who studied at the University of Northern Colorado and is a former faculty member of the Frontiers of Science Institute at the University of Northern Colorado. He researched the rock formation that makes up Pawnee Buttes, Courthouse and Jail Rocks, Scottsbluff, and the Badlands, and has an interest in High Plains Geology.. He now works as a secondary school teacher near Houston, TX.

Jun 222014
 

The theme for the 2014 Summer Reading program will be “The World Around Us”. T-shirts in children’s sizes will be available.

The summer reading program will kick off on Saturday, July 12th, with a program, “Where Did All of this Sand Come From?”, which will begin at 10:00 am presented by Michael Younger, a geologist who studied the White River Rock formation, between the Sandhills and the South Platte. Michael has a masters degree in geology and works as a middle school teacher. A second presentation geared toward older teens and adults will be offered on Tuesday, July 15th at 7:00 pm.

This will be preceded by reading  The Dinosaur Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta, starting at 9:00 am., and coloring pictures from that book. You can choose your own dinosaur and its letter!

Focus this summer will be both on reading fun science books – including topics such as the sun and stars, the growth of plants, stories about where certain animals live and what they like to do. Other fun learning programs are planned with the computer, drawing, and doing other crafts.


 

Unlike previous years, the Summer Reading program will be divided into two age-groups.

The first group will be younger children, from approximately ages 2-8. That summer reading program will include having stories read to the kids. and the kids coloring or doing other crafts.

The second group, for older kids, teens, and tweens, will include book groups with more independent reading and discussing books we have read – similar to an adult book group. Crafts will be on those crafts which can be done throughout the rest of one’s lifetime – depending upon interest. These will include such things as gardening, needlework, designing your own webpage, and writing your first computer program.

There are no set rules on age groups. Older kids might want to participate in both groups.

Since several kids from one family may come in together from miles outside of town, there will be other activities for the other group. While the older kids’ program is going on, activities for younger kids will be available – including games and cartoons, and during the younger kids’ program, activities will be planned for the older kids.

The result of this will be that there will be twice the amount of time for all of the kids to enjoy fun things at the library this summer!

Jun 082014
 

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 This year’s theme for Broadwater Days is “Enjoy the Ride”. So, Enjoy the Ride to the Broadwater Public Library. And Enjoy the read.

Broadwater Days will be kicked off at 7:30am by Book It a 1 and 3 mile fun run/walk/ride/crawl, beginning and ending at the library. Entry fees for this event will support the Broadwater Friends of the Library.
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For those not participating in this activity, an all-ages storytime will begin at 7:30, featuring Cowboy Slim, a western picture book.

The Library has modified hours for Broadwater Days. The Library will be open before and during the fun run, 7-8 am, again Saturday afternoon 2-4 pm, and open on Sunday 12:30-2:30.

The family movie “Holes” will be shown at the Library, starting at 1:00 pm.

T-shirts will be available throughout Broadwater Days for $10 each. Profits go to support the Library.

Jun 012014
 

Broadwater Public Library now has its own T-shirts!

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These 100% cotton t-shirts are now available for $10. They are available at the Broadwater Public Library. There is one on display at the Starr Street Diner.

 

Show your support while supporting and advertising the library. All profits will support the Broadwater Public Library.

 

Get yours in time for Broadwater Days, to raise awareness of the Library for out-of-town guests who will wish to use it to find things about Broadwater history, and the history of the area pioneers, their own family members, or of the Village itself.

 

Note: Purchase of these t-shirts was done by an individual, not by the Library Board or the official Friends of the Library organization.

May 162014
 

Teen Book Discussion

Now Forming!

Holes by Louis Sachar

Holes

Stanley Yelnats’ family has a history of bad luck going back generations, so he is not too surprised when a miscarriage of justice sends him to Camp Green Lake Juvenile Detention Center. Nor is he very surprised when he is told that his daily labor at the camp is to dig a hole, five foot wide by five foot deep, and report anything that he finds in that hole. What is the purpose of these holes and what do they find in them? Read the book to find out.

Get Your Copy Today!

The Broadwater Public Library has a number of copies on loan from the Nebraska Library Commission for a limited time.

A book discussion just for teens and tweens will be held on Saturday, June 21st, as part of the teen summer reading program. Read the same book with your friends and neighbors, and talk about it with them.

May 162014
 

Broadwater Public Library

251 North Starr

Broadwater, NE 69125

Notice is hereby given, that a meeting of the Library Board of Broadwater, Nebraska will be held at 7:00 p-m. on Monday, May 19, 2014 at the Broadwater Village Office building 251 North Starr Street which will be open to the public An agenda for such meeting, kept continuously current, Is available for public inspection In the office of the Broadwater librarian at the Broadwater Public library. Except for items of an emergency nature, the agenda shall not be enlarged later than twenty-four hours before the scheduled commencement of the meeting. Note: Agenda posted may be altered prior to the required twenty-four hours, please check with the Library for changes to the agenda.

Posted 5/14/2014

Sue 0. Nussbaum

Agenda

  1. Call to Order

  2. Roll Call

  3. Approval of last meetings minutes

  4. Citizen’s Business

  5. Financial Report (a) Monthly Financial Report (b) Expenditures (c) Bills to be presented

  6. Librarians Report

  7. Open Issues New Programs? Finalize Policy Manuals

  8. New Business (a) Filtering Router (b) Webinar Meeting (c) New Book Shelves (d) Painting of yellow equipment? (e) Discuss Chapter 9 (f) Working on grounds

  9. Adjournment

May 162014
 

The Broadwater Public Library will hold a discussion of basic internet security on Tuesday, May 20th at 7:00 p.m., and how to avoid very typical types of giving away personal information to criminals or to be sold by those marketing products. I will also discuss that the security of personal, private data goes far beyond the Internet, data security and tracking individuals has a history back into the 19th century – and that many of the “old” methods still happen – and how to avoid them.

Typical ideas abound that “there is no privacy anymore” as well as, “I don’t use a computer so I don’t have to worry about it.” Even if you use a computer, you do not have to give away your privacy, although you may be limited about what you can or cannot do. You may be able to choose to not permit your information from being shared by those you do business or employ professionally, even if the business involved does not use a computer.

There are also law enforcement and organizations who can help you if your financial information or identity is stolen, to both limit the damages after the fact.

May 162014
 

Our book group is currently reading Once Upon a Town by Bob Greene. It is the “One Book, One Nebraska” selection for 2014.

After having read this, I think this is a wonderful book. Not only does it go into the unique volunteerism – including using their own personal ration stamps to give the service men and women appreciation – of the people of North Platte during the years of World War II, with the help of the surrounding area in western Nebraska and northeastern Colorado, and what it meant to the 6 million US servicemen who went through North Platte on trains as they were being sent into battle, but it has some of the nostalgia of yesteryear, how things have changed for better and worse, it goes into things we might do to get some of those things back which we gave up far too cheaply. The good things of the past are still available to us. They haven’t been thrown away, but rather are in a long-term storage facility.

I would highly recommend reading this book to anyone in the US.

If you are in Broadwater, it is not too late to get your copy, and to quickly read it before 4:00 p.m. on May 24th. We will meet, discuss it, and collect all of the borrowed books for return to the Library Commission, so they can be read by more of the people of Nebraska.

Apr 182014
 

Broadwater Public Library

251 North Starr

Broadwater, NE 69125

Notice is hereby given, that a special meeting of the Library Board of Broadwater, Nebraska will be held at 1:00 pm. on Monday, April 22,2014 at the Broadwater Public Library251 North Starr Street which wil be open to the public. An agenda for such meeting, kept continuously current, is available for pubic inspection in the office of the Broadwater Librarian at the Broadwater Public Library. Except for items of an emergency nature, the agenda shall not be enlarged. Note: Agenda posted may be altered prior to the required twenty-four hours, please check with the Library for changes to the agenda.

Posted 4/18/2014

Sue O. Nussbaum

Agenda

L Cal to Order

  1. Roll Call

  2. Watch and participate in Webinar.

  3. Discuss Webinar

  4. Adjournment

Apr 182014
 

 

251 North Starr Broadwater, NE 69125

Notice is hereby given, that a meeting of the Library Board of Broadwater, Nebraska will be held at 7300 run. on Monday, April 21,2014 at the Broadwater Village Office building 251 North Starr Street which w9 be open to the public. An agenda for such meeting, kept continuously current, is available for pubic inspection in the office of the Broadwater Librarian at the Broadwater Public Library. Except for terns of an emergency nature, the agenda shall not be enlarged later than twenty-four hours before the scheduled commencement of the meeting. Note: Agenda posted may be altered prior to the required twenty-four hours, please check with the Library for changes to the agenda.

Posted 4/16/2014

Sue O. Nussbaum

Agenda

L Call to Order

II. Roll Call

III. Approval of last meetings minutes

IV.. Citizen’s Business

  1. Financial Report (a) Monthly Financial Report (b) Expenditures (c) Bills to be presented

  2. Librarians Report

  3. Open Issues – New Programs? Poiky Manuals

  4. New Business (a) Filtering Router (b) Webinar Meeting Apri 22,2014 at 1:00 p.m. (c) Vanishing Dreams book (d) Nights in Rodanthe book group (e) New Book Shelves (f) Painting of yellow equipment? (g) Discuss Chapter 8

  5. Adjournment

 

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