Behind the Meaning of Names With Karen Gettert Shoemaker on Monday, July 10th at 6:30pm-7:30pm!

Don’t miss out on MONDAY EVENING’S (July 10) “BEHIND THE MEANING OF NAMES” presentation at 6:30pm-7:30pm!
Karen Gettert Shoemaker (the author of the One Book One Nebraska 2016 selection (and Humanities Nebraska speaker): will read from and discuss the role of family stories and historic research in the writing of her historic novel “The Meaning of Names.” This presentation includes discussion of WWI, the Influenza Pandemic of 1918, the experiences of immigrants and first-generation Americans in the early 1900s, and the role of men and women in a changing society, as well as the many subjects readers bring to the conversation.
Refreshments will be served.

Humanities Nebraska provides major funding for this
program. HN receives support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Nebraska State Legislature, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and private donations.
WWI and America Grant Funding Provided by: World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of The Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from National Endowment for the Humanities.

July 20th Hockey Scholar Workshop at CC Public Library (for Grades 5-8)!!

Thursday, Jul. 20, 1:00pm-3:00pm
July 20– Hockey Scholar Workshop (limit 20 kids) 1-3 PM
Grades 5-8
The National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) have partnered to create a web-based course that teaches science, technology, engineering and math and how these are part of the game of hockey.  Mr. Brandon Wright, science instructor at CCHS, will lead the 2-hour hands-on workshop that concentrates on things like angles, rates and ratios, states of matter, force and energy.  You will have a ton of fun with hockey as you realize the science behind the game.  The workshop will be limited to 20 children in grades 5-8 this past year.
Those who complete the 2-hour course will receive free tickets to a hockey game in Kearney in September, compliments of the Kearney Storm Hockey Team.

Register online here: Hockey Scholar Registration

Mahjong at Central City Public Library on Wednesday, May 3rd!


At  Central City

Public Library

Wednesday, May 3



Join us to play the ancient Chinese game of Mahjong!

Beginners and more experienced players welcome.

If you have a mahjong set, please bring it with you.

Contact the library for registration information:  946.2512

The game Mahjong originated in China and is traditionally played using 144 tiles or cards that represent five different suits: bamboo, circle, dragon, wind and written characters. Most versions also include several “bonus tiles.” Players must match the images on the tiles in order to collect them, however matches can only made between tiles that are “free.” The player who collects the most tiles wins the game.



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