Monthly Archives: May 2014

Teen Book Discussion Group Now Forming

16 May 2014

Teen Book Discussion

Now Forming!

Holes by Louis Sachar


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 meeting agenda

16 May 2014

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


  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

Protect your privacy!

16 May 2014

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.

Once Upon a Town

16 May 2014

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.