The library is serving as one of the web video recording locations for “2012 Campaign Connection Voter Voices”.  A unique election year project of NET News (Nebraska Public Television & Radio), in partnership with the NE Library Commission.  NET News is gathering your thoughts, perspectives and questions to share with the U.S. Senate candidates (and the rest of Nebraska) on television, radio, web and social media.  Be sure to stop by to record your video!  It’s really easy to do. 🙂

Fall/Winter Hours Begin at the Library

We’re on our Winter Hours now—

Monday –Thursday 10 AM – 8 PM; Friday 10 AM – 6 PM, and Saturday 10 AM – 2 PM.

You have more hours to be able to stop in and check out our newest books, use our computers, get help with your Kindle or other e-books, get more booksyou’re your children for Reading Counts at the CCPS, use our Cricut machine, and a host of other things to do at the library.

Special Reading Event October 11th!

October is National Reading Group Month, and the Central City Public Library is going to feature a special reading event for people who love mysteries.  The library is borrowing 16 copies of the book “The Number One Ladies Detective Agency” by Alexander McCall Smith.  These copies will be available for people to check out and read  after September 12.   There will be a book discussion/mystery event on Thursday, October 11, at 7 PM in the meeting room. This series is about a lady detective in Botswana, Africa, today, although it could be happening right around the corner as well.  She and her secretary/assistant are the main characters and they are a fun study in character.  The discussion will center around the way the author depicts the characters and setting, and how this kind of mystery differs from the “hard-core” detective stories.  Join us for some refreshments as we take a look at a different kind of mystery series.  Stop in and reserve a  book today.  We’ll give you a call as soon as they arrive.

The Library’s CORN-a-Licious Recipe Book

The library is asking for your corn recipes! What for, you may ask? In conjunction with the Nebraska State and the National Hand Cornhusking Contest being held at the Merrick County Fairgrounds on Oct. 20-21, the library is asking for your help in publishing a recipe book all about corn. Recipes for the library’s “CORN-a-licious” recipe book will be accepted until Oct. 1. Recipes with anything corn will be accepted. Forms are available at the library, or recipes may be emailed to: cc.library.ne@gmail.com  Watch for more info to follow about the Tasting Contest at the library on Oct. 17th! Cookbooks will be for sale starting at the Tasting Contest, at the Cornhusking Contest, and at the library.  Proceeds will go to the library for a display case (to display the creative talents of area residents). 🙂

NE Humanities Program Speaker to be at the Library on Tuesday, July 3rd at 10:00 a.m.!

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 June 30th!

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! 🙂

Summer Reading Program Registration May 25th-June 1st!

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). 🙂

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