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! 🙂
Watch this YouTube video to find out more. Over 500,000 books were distributed! Our library participated this year, and we plan on doing it again next year! 🙂
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). 🙂
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/
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.
In celebration of “Children’s Book Week“, the library is having a book sale May 7th-12th. New 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 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! 🙂
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!