Pawnee History in Merrick County at CC Public Library on November 20th!

The library is hosting a special day on November 20 in recognition of Native American Awareness Month.

The Pawnee Indians, who lived in this area for centuries, will be the subject of a presentation by Bill Bolte and Ladd Reeves of Central City, and Ron Glasser of Clarks. There will be numerous artifacts and other items on display, as well as historical information about the history of the Pawnees in Merrick County.

During the afternoon, there are programs scheduled for children, and a program at 7 PM is open to the public.

This event is funded by a grant from The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Party Photos!

Earlier today, the library hosted one of its most unique events ever, in the form of a Solar Eclipse Viewing Party! We…

Posted by Central City Public Library on Monday, August 21, 2017

Check out the photos from today’s Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Party!!

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.

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