Don’t miss our LOVE YOUR LIBRARY Open House on Friday, February 13 @ 2pm-5pm!

YOU ARE INVITED to our OPEN HOUSE, to see what’s New @ the library!  Friday, February 13 (2:00pm-5:00pm)!  Don’t miss out!



Library Events, Technology, Youth News

Photos From Chinese Cooking Night Posted (Held January 12, 2015)

Check out the photos from Chinese Cooking Night!




Library Events

Happy New Year From the Library Staff!

We will close @ 5:00pm today (12/31) and reopen Friday (1/2) at 10:00am. Happy New Year to everyone from CCPL staff!
You may use Nebraska OverDrive anytime, to download eBooks and audiobooks (using your library card #).
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Happy New Year

Library Events

Mango Languages Added to Library!

The library is pleased to announce that it now offers the Mango Languages online language-learning system to its patrons.  The Northeast Library System recently awarded the library a grant of $750.  The grant funds were used towards the Mango Languages annual subscription fee.

Mango is free for all library patrons and can be accessed anywhere with an Internet connection.  Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions.  The courses are presented with an appreciation for cultural nuance and real-world application by focusing on the four key elements of language learning:  vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture.

Mango offers access to 63 foreign language courses and 18 English courses taught completely in the user’s native language.  In addition to traditional language courses, Mango also offers the opportunity to learn through foreign film with Mango Premiere and access to a variety of specialty mini courses, like Pirate, Medical Spanish and romance courses. Mango can be accessed at the library, remotely, or even on-the-go with apps for iPhone, Android, Kindle, and Nook.  To learn more about Mango, stop by the library or call 946-2512.  Library card holders can access Mango through the library website at: Flyer


Merry Christmas From CCPL Staff!

We will close @ noon today (12/24) and reopen Friday (12/26) at 10:00am. Merry Christmas to everyone from the library staff!
You may use Nebraska OverDrive anytime, to download eBooks and audiobooks (using your library card #).
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Library Events

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:


Library Events

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!


Library Events

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