Diane Bartels will present a program “Sharpie: Nebraska’s Queen of the Air” on Tuesday, July 3rd at 10:00 a.m. at the Central City Public Library. This presentation is made possible by the Nebraska Humanities Council, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment and the Central City Public Library as part of the NHC Speakers Bureau.
Come and hear all about Evelyn Sharp, a pioneering, teenaged aviatrix who became a war hero. Sharp taught men to fly and was one of the first women to ferry US Army Air Force fighters during WWII, freeing men for combat.
“Sharpie: Nebraska’s Queen of the Air” is one of approximately 300 programs offered through the Nebraska Humanities Council Speakers Bureau. The more than 165 available speakers include acclaimed scholars, writers, musicians, storytellers, and folklorists on topics ranging from pioneer heritage to ethics and law to international and multicultural issues, making it the largest humanities speaker’s bureau in the nation. Speakers are available to any non-profit organization in Nebraska. Each program lasts 30 minutes to an hour, plus a question-and-answer period. For more information detailing available speakers and guidelines for booking them, please access the following website: www.nebraskahumanities.org
Lone Tree Days events begin at the library on Saturday, June 30th! The annual book sale begins that morning at 8:00 a.m. and goes through July 7th. Award winning NE author, Dr. Jean Lukesh will be doing a book talk/signing later that day at 11:00 a.m. The book she will be focusing on, is entitled “Wolves in Blue: The North Brothers and Their Pawnee Scouts”. The Kidz activities at the North Park begin at 1:00 p.m. and go through 3:00 p.m. (activities include a book walk, BINGO, and rockets fun). A helicopter will be landing at the ballfield by the North Park sometime Sat. afternoon, for people to look at. It should be fun for all! 🙂
Pick a day during Summer Reading Program Registration Week to come to the library to register and create a terrific craft or enjoy a special activity. Come in any time between 10 a.m.-4 p.m. to participate (you can only participate in the registration activities once). Friday, May 25th: “Painting Like Van Gogh” (using shaving cream & watercolors to paint). Tues., May 29th: “Aliens & Space Creatures” (create creatures with paint, straws & spin art machine), Wed, May 30th: “Orbitz” (create a planet with paint), Thursday, May 31st: “POP In & Register” (play the Comet Game and leave with a bag of popcorn), Friday, June 1st: “Haunted Paper Projects” (Make a mask, haunted village, or other projects). 🙂
The library has recently purchased a “Cricut Expresson” electronic cutter that is available for library patrons to use. This easy-to-use machine makes it a snap to make things like: cards, displays, scrapbook pages, signs, and labels. It can accommodate materials from cardstock to paper to vinyl. The library will have a variety of cartridges available (each cartridge has many designs on it). You may bring in your own materials with you to cut. Or, the library will have some decorative sheets of paper available for you to purchase. Please be sure to give us a call if you have any questions (946-2512). 🙂
Registration for the library’s 2012 Summer Reading Program is coming up May 25th-June 1st. This year’s theme is: “Dream Big READ!”
Attached is a brochure that has dates, times and descriptions of the many exciting events that are planned throughout this year’s program. Judy (the library’s Youth Services Librarian) is visiting area schools this week, handing out these same brochures to the kids.We will also have extra brochures at the library available if you need one.
“Where the Wild Things Are” illustrator and author Maurice Sendak passed away today, at the age of 83. His wonderfully illustrated book, that follows the adventure of a boy named Max, has delighted readers of all ages for many years. Be sure to stop by and check out the “Where the Wild Things” book or DVD (or one of Mr. Sendak’s other books).