Meet 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.”
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
Meet Nebraska author (and Fullerton resident) Tracy Lynn Blessen, Monday, Sept. 22 @ 7:00 pm. Be sure to mark it on your calendar now!
Blessen is the author of the recently published book “A Farmer’s Wife.” She will read excerpts from the… book, sharing stores about her life as a hardworking farm wife. Books are available for purchase/signing after the program.
Jane E. Ryan (author of the novels “The Boarder” and “Broken Spirits, Lost Souls” and writer/executive producer of the film, “The Boarder”) writes “For anyone interested in the lives of hardworking farm wives, Tracy Lynn Blessen’s new book, A FARMER’S WIFE is a must read! Filled with colorful details of the routine and unexpected events common to Nebraska farm life, Ms. Blessen paints a clear picture using broad strokes combined with her own blend of gentle humor.”
Books are available for purchase/signing after the program.
Register now for a Korean Cooking Class!
The Korean Cooking Night class will be held, Monday, Sept. 15 @ 7:00pm-8:30pm. Fee: $5 (payable evening of class). Location: Heartland Evangelical Free Church (Central City).
The Korean girls from Nebraska Christian, directed by International Relations Doctoral Candidate Esther Nam, sponsored by Barb and Larry Hoff, will be offering the Korean Cooking Night. They will demonstrate how to make Kimbob (a Korean Sushi-type roll) that can be filled with a variety of meats, fish, and/or vegetables. This roll is festive looking, good tasting, and easy to prepare. Perfect for a holiday table.
International cooking classes provide a wonderful opportunity to learn about other cultures!!
Class size is limited, so pre-register now! Contact the library at 946-2512 or register online at:
Attention Students in Grades 4-12!
Letters About Literature is a reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12. Students are asked to read a book, poem or speech and write to that author (living or dead) about how the book affected them personally. Letters are judged/awarded prizes on state and national levels. Sponsored in association with the Nebraska Center for the Book and Nebraska Library Commission.
EXPERIENCE LIFE DURING THE CIVIL WAR at the Central City Public Library’s Tribute for the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War at the Merrick County Fair - July 30 – Noon-2 PM
Exhibits and activities include: Civil War Reinactment with the Hood Family—see what life was like for a soldier and family, listen as they explain weaponry, foods, flags, tents, etc. Taste “hardtack” and learn other cool stuff!! The Lone Tree Quilters Guild will help you make a quilt square. Quilts were used as secret escape codes by slaves to guide them to freedom on the Underground Railroad. You will make individual quilt blocks from paper that were part of those codes. You will also learn the secret message that certain quilt blocks held. Listen to Civil War era songs on old phonographs (from the early 1900’s), with Scott Musil. View the coloring contest entries and see who the 5 winners are in each of the 3 categories: 4-5 Year Olds, 6-8 Year Olds, and 9-12 Year Olds. Please pick up a coloring page ahead of time and color it to the best of your ability. Return it to the library before the 29th and get a certificate for a prize that you can redeem at the Civil War event on July 30 @ the fair. Visit with various historical characters from the Civil War as they wander around the midway. Listen as they tell you about themselves and their lives. Take your picture in one of the Civil War photograph posters. Be sure to bring your camera! See what school was like for children in the 1860’s by visiting the old schoolhouse. Play with the Rebel and Union toy soldiers and stage your own mock battles in our “battlefield.” Play games from the 1860’s with the 4-H Junior Leaders, like “Blind Man’s Bluff” and others. Register for lots of cool prizes like Union and Confederate hats, other great stuff!
This project was made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Library of America, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. The grants are being offered as part of the “Civil War 150” project (a project timed with the 150th anniversary to encourage public exploration of the impact of the American Civil War).
Victorine Lieske Visit
New York Times Best Selling Author Victorine Lieske discussed her novels and the eBook publishing/selling process. She gave the audience some great tips and publishing industry insights. Her newest book is “Accidentally Married.” The book is a sweet romance about Madison Nichols, an aspiring actress that needs to find a job. Due to a misunderstanding, she is put in the awkward position of pretending to be a girlfriend of CEO Jared Jameson (not the job she was applying for)…. Want to find out more? The book is on sale now Amazon and Barnes & Noble . The three books (pictured) are also available for checkout at our library.
This evening (June 23) @ 7:00 pm, New York Times Best Selling author Victorine Lieske will be here, to talk about “Steps to Find Success Selling eBooks.” Be sure not to miss this!!
Victorine self-published her first book, “Not What She Seems” in April 2010. In March 2011, the novel hit the New York Times Best Seller’s List, where it remained for six weeks. To date, she has sold nearly 150,000 copies, most in eBook form. Her book “How to Find Success Selling eBooks”, gives valuable advice to authors wanting to sell eBooks in the genre fiction market.
“Accidentally Married” is her latest book. Find out more about her at: www.victorinelieske.com