Chinese Cooking Night ~ Monday, January 12 @ 7:00 pm-8:30pm

ChineseCookingNightThe International Program at NE Christian will be presenting their 2nd cooking school this year. The Chinese girls will be teaching us how to cook and serve a “Chinese Hot Pot.”  This is a healthy version of a fondue party. The Chinese families serve this meal on special occasions when the family can all gather for a long meal filled with good healthy food and good family conversation. This meal is simple to prepare and fun to eat. Come and share a hot pot with us as you learn how to prepare and serve this dish in your own home.  International cooking classes provide a wonderful opportunity to learn about other cultures!

Pre-Registration is required!  Fee:  $10 (payable evening of class)  Includes steak, chicken and shrimp.  Location:  Heartland Evangelical Free Church (1620 19th St.  Central City, NE).

Contact the library to register (946-2512) or register online at:


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Nebraska Author Mark Malmkar Visits the Library 12/5/14

Nebraska author Mark Malmkar stopped by the library to discuss his book “Murder On The Golden State.”  The book is a mystery about a murder on a premier passenger train in 1962.  Find out more about this exciting novel at:  Copies of his book are available for purchase at:,, Apple iBookstore, and  The library also has a copy of the book available for check out.

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Merry Christmas Book Tree!

DSCN1512Be sure to stop by and see our Christmas Book Tree! It is definitely taller than the past two year’s trees!


Book Displays

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

We will close @ 5:00 today (Nov. 26) in observance of Thanksgiving. We will reopen Saturday (Nov. 29) @ 10:00 a.m.
You may use Nebraska OverDrive anytime, to download eBooks and audiobooks (using your library card #).
Go to:
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!


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Meet the Author ~ Mark Malmkar ~ December 5!

Friday, December 5 ~ Noon-3:00pm
Stop in and visit with Nebraska author Mark Malmkar as he discusses his book MURDER ON THE GOLDEN STATE.
Wayne Darnell, a senior FBI agent in the Chicago field office picked up the phone. The Southern Pacific Railroad Police reported a crime scene in a sleeping car on one of their premier passenger trains, the Golden State. The evidence was one of the bedrooms contained bullet holes and blood. As he listened to the agent on the phone from the train station in Los Angeles, he was stunned by one critical detail. Tony Fiorelli, one of the dispatchers at J&L Express, a trucking company in northern Chicago, is confronted by the realization that he is a marked man. The mob is going to kill him, and it seems imminent that the Feds are going to arrest him. Can he get away from them both?
Books will be available for purchase/signing. Drop in anytime between noon-3:00pm.


Library Events, New Books

Questions About the Affordable Care Act? Need Help Completing Your Application?

The Central Nebraska Community Services Navigator for the Healthcare Marketplace will be available to answer any questions regarding the Affordable Care Act or help you complete an application and enroll in health coverage Friday, Dec. 6 12:00pm-6:00pm! Open Enrollment to sign up for coverage through the Marketplace is from November 15, 2014 through February 15, 2015.

If you are wanting to enroll please bring:

  • Social Security Numbers or prooof of legal residence for anyone needing insurance
  • Proof of tribal membership if American Indian or Alaska Native
  • Birth dates
  • Proof of income: Pay stubs, W-2 forms, or “Wage and Tax Statements” for everyone in the household

(Sponsored by:  Central Nebraska Community Services)

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Smart Investing @ Your Library Kick-Off Event Tuesday, November 18!

smartinvestingWhere will you find money for college? ..Money to buy a home? …Money for retirement? Central City Public Libraryhas resources to help you find answers. The library is offering books, in-library events, and online curriculum, to help people make better decisions about their money by taking advantage of free, unbiased resources offered at the library.

A Kick-Off Event to launch the library training is scheduled at the library on November 18 at 6:30pm-7:30pm. The Wrap-Up Event will be held on Tuesday, January 6 at 6:30pm-7:30pm.  Advance registration is recommended by stopping by or contacting the library at 946-2512. Participants who attend both the Kick-Off and Wrap-Up events and participate in the free online curriculum will be eligible for the drawings of an iPod Shuffle and $25 gift card.  Participants can complete the online course at their own pace.

This financial education effort is supported in part by a grant from Smart investing @ your library®, a partnership between the American Library Association and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. The Smart Investing @ your library® Builds Nebraska Communities program is coordinated in Nebraska by the Nebraska Library Commission and the Northeast Library System.

The FINRA Investor Education Foundation supports innovative research and educational projects that give underserved Americans the knowledge, skills and tools necessary for financial success throughout life. For details about grant programs and other FINRA Foundation initiatives, visit



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Crafternoons Begin Thursday, November 6!

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Have a craft project you are working on? Or, are you thinking about starting a new one? Come in and enjoy visiting while you work on it. Crafternoons will be held during November & December, on Thursday afternoons from 1:00pm-4:00pm (beginning Thursday, November 6). No sign-up needed, come and go as you wish.

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Meet the Author: Jim Misko (Thursday, Oct. 23 @ 12:00pm-3:00pm)!

asallmyfatherswereMeet the Author:  Jim Misko

Thursday, Oct. 23  12:00pm-3:00pm

Books will be available for purchase/signing.  

Author Jim Misko, Nebraska born and bred, will be stopping at the library on Thursday, October 23 (12:00pm-3:00pm) as part of the tour for his new book “As All My Fathers Were.”  This All-American novel is about two aging brothers who travel the beautiful but endangered Platte River to complete the dictates of their mother’s will.  Jim Misko’s opus compares to McMurray’s Lonesome Dove, and Norman Mailer’s Battle Cry.  Howard Frank Mosher (author of thirteen books, including the forthcoming novel, God’s Kingdom) writes “In Jim Misko’s exciting new novel, As All My Fathers Were, two aging brothers set out by horseback up the beautiful but endangered Platte River.  Their odyssey into the heart of the contemporary American West is both harrowing and inspiring.  Anyone who thinks that old-fashioned storytelling in the tradition of Lonesome Dove and Cold Mountain has gone the way of the Platte River buffalo herd must read this fine novel.”


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Korean Cooking Night Event

The Korean girls from Nebraska Christian, directed by International Relations Doctoral Candidate Esther Nam, and sponsored by Barb and Larry Hoff, offered a Korean Cooking Night on September 15.  They demonstrated how to make Kimbob (a Korean Sushi-type roll). As you can see in the photos, they are very colorful (filled with a variety of tasty meats, fish, and/or vegetables). Participants used bamboo sushi-mats to roll the rice and other ingredients they chose, up into the rolls (which were wrapped tightly in gim (seaweed paper). A little bit of sesame oil rubbed over the roll helped to ease with cutting. The teachers were able to give participants some chopstick tips as well.
It was a very enjoyable evening! **We have extra copies of the recipe/instructions at the library, if anyone would like one.
Thank-you so much to everyone that attended the class! Thank-you to Heartland Evangelical Free Church for the use of your facility! Also, special thanks to Barb and Larry Hoff, Miseon “Esther” Nam, Soyoung “Gladys” Kim, Jeong Mi “Alicia” Kim, Yae Been “Melinda” Kim and Nebraska Christian Schools! :)

Korean Cooking Night Photos

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