Just in today… “The Number One Ladies Detective Agency” books (for the October 11th special mystery reading event at the library at 7:00 p.m.)! Be sure to stop in and check out a copy! Anyone who enjoys mysteries is welcome to participate. 🙂
FREE Computer classes will be offered at the library in October (coordinated by Central Community College-Columbus).
*How/Where do you save your files and how do you find them?
Tuesday, October 2, 6-8 p.m., Debb Wolfe, Extended Learning Services Computer Instructor
Prerequisites: Previous hands-on computer.
Learn how to save your files and how to open them back up to view or change them. Students will gain the skills to be able to add (upload) pictures to a website (Facebook, Ebay, Email, etc).
* How do you compose a letter on the computer?
Tuesday, October 9, 6-8 p.m., Debb Wolfe, Extended Learning Services Computer Instructor
Prerequisites: Previous hands-on computer:
Learn how to compose a basic letter, and how to add a few special effects (font style and size, uppercase/
lowercase, bold, italicize, underline and change color) to make your letter personal using Microsoft Word.
* What is the Internet and how do you use it?
Tuesday, October 16, 6-8 p.m., Debb Wolfe, Extended Learning Services Computer Instructor
Prerequisites: Previous hands-on computer:
Learn the basic terminology and screen layout. Learn how to search for information, and how to maneuver through a web site.
*Introduction to eBay
Saturday, October 6, 1-3 p.m.
If you have computer experience and an interest in learning about
ebay, then this workshop with Rae Osenbaugh is for you. Rae will cover the basics of ebay so you can become comfortable
navigating the site. In this class you will learn how to sell an item on ebay.
“This project was supported in part by the Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and
Information Administration (NTIA), Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), funded by
the American Recovery and Reinvestment ACT (ARRA), and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, as
administered by the Nebraska Library Commission.”
The library is serving as one of the web video recording locations for “2012 Campaign Connection Voter Voices”. A unique election year project of NET News (Nebraska Public Television & Radio), in partnership with the NE Library Commission. NET News is gathering your thoughts, perspectives and questions to share with the U.S. Senate candidates (and the rest of Nebraska) on television, radio, web and social media. Be sure to stop by to record your video! It’s really easy to do. 🙂
We’re on our Winter Hours now—
Monday –Thursday 10 AM – 8 PM; Friday 10 AM – 6 PM, and Saturday 10 AM – 2 PM.
You have more hours to be able to stop in and check out our newest books, use our computers, get help with your Kindle or other e-books, get more booksyou’re your children for Reading Counts at the CCPS, use our Cricut machine, and a host of other things to do at the library.
October is National Reading Group Month, and the Central City Public Library is going to feature a special reading event for people who love mysteries. The library is borrowing 16 copies of the book “The Number One Ladies Detective Agency” by Alexander McCall Smith. These copies will be available for people to check out and read after September 12. There will be a book discussion/mystery event on Thursday, October 11, at 7 PM in the meeting room. This series is about a lady detective in Botswana, Africa, today, although it could be happening right around the corner as well. She and her secretary/assistant are the main characters and they are a fun study in character. The discussion will center around the way the author depicts the characters and setting, and how this kind of mystery differs from the “hard-core” detective stories. Join us for some refreshments as we take a look at a different kind of mystery series. Stop in and reserve a book today. We’ll give you a call as soon as they arrive.
Preschool Storytime activities begin September 18th. The library will have story times at the Nebraska Christian Preschool, the Merrick County Child Development Center and at the library on Tuesday mornings. Check with the library for more details or to register for the library group.
The library is currently accepting applications for the position of Student Aide! High school students, 15 years of age and older, are eligible to apply. The job averages 8 hours per week (includes Saturdays). Applications may be picked up at the library through August 31st. Please contact the library with any questions.
What you would be doing: Shelving books, assisting in the youth department as needed, straightening shelves, checking items in and out, etc.
An example of the work schedule would be:
Saturdays 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (hours could vary based on school schedule)
Come in and check out one of our eReaders! New books downloaded to the Nook: ” The Light Between Oceans” by M.L. Stedman, “Slammed” & “Point of Retreat” by Colleen Hoover, “A Sweethaven Summer” by Courtney Walsh, “Where We Belong” by Emily Giffin, and **”Off Balance: A Memoir” by Dominique Moceanu. ~~ New books downloaded to the Sony: “The Sandcastle Girls” by Chris Bohjalian, “The Next Best Thing” by Jennifer Weiner, “Beautiful Ruins” by Jess Walter and “Gold” by Chris Cleave.
**”Off Balance: A Memoir” by Dominque Moceanu:
But medals, murder plots, drugs, and daring escapes aside (all of which figure into Moceanu’s incredible journey), the most unique aspect of her life is the family secret that Moceanu discovers, opening a new and unexpected chapter in her adult life. A mysterious letter from a stranger reveals that she has a second sister—born with a physical disability and given away at birth—who has nonetheless followed in Moceanu’s footsteps in an astonishing way.
A multilayered memoir that transcends the world of sports, Off Balance will touch anyone who has ever dared to dream of a better life.
Tuesday, July 17th at 9:30 p.m., the library is having a “Family Star-Gazing Night” event at the Central City High School Stadium. Be sure to come and look at the skies through a large telescope and sky binoculars! Ross Dinwiddie will also be guiding everyone’s view of the stars. Everyone is invited. Should be very interesting! 🙂