CC Public Library Awarded With Two of the 2017 Merrick County United Way Community Grants!

The first grant is for our Launch Pad Mobile Makerspace! We’ll be creating a mobile space within the library, where people can gather to create, invent, and learn! The makerspace will include fun activities that will focus on: STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math).
The second grant is for an Edgerton Explorit Center Science Program ~ “Bubbles” for kids during 2017 Summer Reading. It will also be used to purchase jump ropes and hula hoops for fun fitnesss/health-related events.
We’re excited about the projects and can’t wait to share them with you!

Mango Languages Added to Library!

The library is pleased to announce that it now offers the Mango Languages online language-learning system to its patrons.  The Northeast Library System recently awarded the library a grant of $750.  The grant funds were used towards the Mango Languages annual subscription fee.

Mango is free for all library patrons and can be accessed anywhere with an Internet connection.  Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions.  The courses are presented with an appreciation for cultural nuance and real-world application by focusing on the four key elements of language learning:  vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture.

Mango offers access to 63 foreign language courses and 18 English courses taught completely in the user’s native language.  In addition to traditional language courses, Mango also offers the opportunity to learn through foreign film with Mango Premiere and access to a variety of specialty mini courses, like Pirate, Medical Spanish and romance courses. Mango can be accessed at the library, remotely, or even on-the-go with apps for iPhone, Android, Kindle, and Nook.  To learn more about Mango, stop by the library or call 946-2512.  Library card holders can access Mango through the library website at:  libraries.ne.gov/centralcityMango Flyer

Register for a Facebook & Pinterest Class! (Thursday, Febr. 13 @ 4:00 pm)

Facebook & Pinterest Class

Register now for a “Facebook & Pinterest” class!  The class will be held Thursday, Febr. 13 @ 4:00 p.m.  The first half of the class will go over how to set-up and use a Facebook acct. (including how to upload photos).  The second half of the class will involve how to set-up and use a Pinterest acct. (including creating boards, pinning items, & uploading photos).  Both parts of the class require that participants have a working email address.  Space size is limited.  No cost.  Instructor:  Dorlissa Beyer. Made possible through a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Nebraska Library Commission.

— at Central City Public Library.

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