“DREAM BIG READ” SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2012!

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.

Be sure to check out the “CC LibraryKidz Zone” blog for updates at:  cclibrarykidzzone.blogspot.com/

There will be lots of surprises and plenty of fun involved, so be sure to register!

 

Rosalie Lippincott Special Guest Speaker at Lone Tree Readers Book Discussion Group

Rosalie Lippincott was the special guest speaker at the April Lone Tree Readers Book Discussion Group meeting.  The book that was discussed was Bob Green’s book entitled “Once Upon a Town:  the Miracle of the North Platte Canteen”.   Mrs. Lippincott spoke about her experiences as a volunteer at the canteen.

In search of “the best America there ever was,” bestselling author and award-winning journalist Bob Greene finds it in a small Nebraska town few people pass through today—a town where Greene discovers the echoes of the most touching love story imaginable: a love story between a country and its sons.

During World War II, American soldiers from every city and walk of life rolled through North Platte, Nebraska, on troop trains en route to their ultimate destinations in Europe and the Pacific. The tiny town, wanting to offer the servicemen warmth and support, transformed its modest railroad depot into the North Platte Canteen.

Every day of the year, every day of the war, the Canteen—staffed and funded entirely by local volunteers—was open from five a.m. until the last troop train of the day pulled away after midnight. Astonishingly, this remote plains community of only 12,000 people provided welcoming words, friendship, and baskets of food and treats to more than six million GIs by the time the war ended.

In this poignant and heartwarming eyewitness history, based on interviews with North Platte residents and the soldiers who once passed through, Bob Greene tells a classic, lost-in-the-mists-of-time American story of a grateful country honoring its brave and dedicated sons.

The library has copies of the book available, if you would like to check one out.  We also have a DVD entitled “The Canteen Spirit” which has also had good reviews by library patrons.

 

 

 

Children’s Book Sale May 7th-12th at the Library!

In celebration of “Children’s Book Week“, the library is having a book sale May 7th-12thNew books will be available to purchase for $5, to donate to the library or for the purchase for a favorite child. 🙂  Our goal is to have at least 100 books purchased.

Special sales prices are being provided by Duane Munson (a book publisher representative and advocate of children’s literacy and reading).  Thanks Duane! 🙂

CONGRATULATIONS NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK PRIZE WINNERS!

Joyce Clayton Wins National Library Week Gift Basket

Congratulations to Joyce Clayton, the winner of the gift basket in the library’s recent “National Library Week” prize drawing!

We had so many entries in the drawing, that we decided to give away another prize.   Congratulations to Don and Verna Zoucha for winning JA Jance’s current hardcover book “Left for Dead” and a library keepsake mug! 🙂

Don & Verna Zoucha Win Prizes in National Library Week Prize Drawing!

 

Next “Gardening Throughout the Year” Class is Thursday, April 19th at 7:00 PM!

The next “Gardening Throughout the Year” class is this Thursday, April 19th at 7:00 p.m. in the library meeting room.  This month’s topic is “Unusual Food Plants for Your Garden”.  Luddene Perry will be covering topics such as:  *What are honeyberries, seaberries and pawpaws? *Unknown tasty vegetables  *Perennial plants vs annuals There is no cost for the class.  Everyone is welcome!

NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK IS APRIL 8TH-14TH!

In celebration of National Library Week, April 8th-14th, the library will have an “Amnesty Week” to encourage patrons to return their overdue library items.  To participate, we are asking that patrons return their overdue items, along with a canned or non- perishable food item for each overdue item.  Have an existing fine on your account?  Patrons that owe existing fines for previously returned items may have a chance to reduce their debt owed by 50% during the week, by bringing in a food item to donate for each existing fine.  Food donations are welcome even if no fines are owed.  All food items collected will be donated to the local food pantry.

Tuesday, April 10th, will be “Tea Tuesday”.  We will offer tea and refreshments for those who stop by between 1:00 and 4:00 that afternoon.

Patrons may also stop by throughout the week, to sign up for a prize drawing to win a gift basket.  The gift basket includes:  a hardcover book on the current “New York Times Best Sellers List” (“Lone Wolf” by Jodi Picoult), a Central City Public Library keepsake mug, some delicious snack food, and a bookmark!

 

Thursday, March 15th at 7:00 p.m. is the Next Gardening Class!!

Don’t forget that Thursday, March 15th is the next “Gardening Throughout the Year” get-together at the library! It is at 7:00 p.m. in the library meeting room.  This month’s topic is:  “Types of Gardening Methods:  What’s Right for You?”.

Topics will include:

All about soil, conventional, hay-bale, lasagna, organic, sustainable, raised bed/bio-intensive, biodynamic, and permaculture/forest gardening

CRICUT WORKSHOP @ Library on Wed. March 28th at 2:00 P.M!

The library is hosting a CRICUT workshop on Wednesday, March 28th at 2:00 p.m.  What is CRICUT?  It is a machine that scrapbookers and crafters love to use, to cut patterns out of different types of materials, to use to make things like:  cards, vinyl wall designs, scrapbook page designs, etc.  Jamie and Judy will be on hand to help you make them.  Bring an idea you’d like to have a small pattern or patterns for (names, particular shapes, etc).  Please call the library by March 26 to pre-register.  Should be fun! 🙂

Author Talk & Book Signing Saturday, March 3rd at 11:00 at the Library!

Author Zeke Pipher will be at the Library on Saturday, March 3rd, to discuss his book entitled “Man on the Run:  Helping Hyper-Hobbied Men Recognize the Best Things in Life”.  The book will hit bookstore shelves on March 6th.

Do you have a hyper-hobbied man in your life? Maybe “you “are a hyper-hobbied man. Hobbies and adventurous pursuits are good for the soul, says author Zeke Pipher. In fact, the human spirit was designed for challenge, stimulation, even risk. So why a book about hyper-hobbied men? Because too much of a good thing can pull men away from the even more important things–like family, friends, and church.

But there is another way. Men are capable of living with passion and zeal while at the same time remaining balanced and faithful to their most important relationships and priorities. They can learn to run hard and run well, while running after the right things. To do this, men need the help and support of their wives, children, friends, and greater community. If these basics are in place, watch out. Everyone wins when men are on the run.

Passionate, pursuit-driven men can make great husbands, fathers, friends, and colleagues precisely because of their tenacious tendencies. Yet the qualities that make men pursue adventure above all else can wreck their lives; overzealous men end up losing out on the best things in life. How to have the best of both worlds is what this book is all about.

Zeke is the senior pastor of Heartland Evangelical Free Church in Central City, NE. His sermons are broadcast each week throughout central Nebraska, northern Kansas, southern South Dakota, and western Iowa. His articles and photos appear regularly in several national sports magazines, including “Deer and Deer Hunting”, “Bow & Arrow Hunting”, and “Petersen’s Bowhunting”. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Talbot School of Theology and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

 

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