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). 🙂

“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!

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