The “Making Waves” Program for April’s topic dealt with biographies and identity. A craft that went along perfectly with this subject was creating personalized “dog tags”.
Participants from the Central City Elementary and Nebraska Christian schools, recently had the chance to participate in a “Space” trivia contest. The first few who answered the questions correctly and returned the forms to the library, were the happy recipients of gift cards to Dairy Queen! Stay tuned for more “Space” information at a later date….. 🙂
In celebration of National Library Week, April 8th-14th, the library will have an “Amnesty Week” to encourage patrons to return their overdue library items. To participate, we are asking that patrons return their overdue items, along with a canned or non- perishable food item for each overdue item. Have an existing fine on your account? Patrons that owe existing fines for previously returned items may have a chance to reduce their debt owed by 50% during the week, by bringing in a food item to donate for each existing fine. Food donations are welcome even if no fines are owed. All food items collected will be donated to the local food pantry.
Tuesday, April 10th, will be “Tea Tuesday”. We will offer tea and refreshments for those who stop by between 1:00 and 4:00 that afternoon.
Patrons may also stop by throughout the week, to sign up for a prize drawing to win a gift basket. The gift basket includes: a hardcover book on the current “New York Times Best Sellers List” (“Lone Wolf” by Jodi Picoult), a Central City Public Library keepsake mug, some delicious snack food, and a bookmark!
Don’t forget that Thursday, March 15th is the next “Gardening Throughout the Year” get-together at the library! It is at 7:00 p.m. in the library meeting room. This month’s topic is: “Types of Gardening Methods: What’s Right for You?”.
Topics will include:
All about soil, conventional, hay-bale, lasagna, organic, sustainable, raised bed/bio-intensive, biodynamic, and permaculture/forest gardening
The library is hosting a CRICUT workshop on Wednesday, March 28th at 2:00 p.m. What is CRICUT? It is a machine that scrapbookers and crafters love to use, to cut patterns out of different types of materials, to use to make things like: cards, vinyl wall designs, scrapbook page designs, etc. Jamie and Judy will be on hand to help you make them. Bring an idea you’d like to have a small pattern or patterns for (names, particular shapes, etc). Please call the library by March 26 to pre-register. Should be fun! 🙂
Author Zeke Pipher will be at the Library on Saturday, March 3rd, to discuss his book entitled “Man on the Run: Helping Hyper-Hobbied Men Recognize the Best Things in Life”. The book will hit bookstore shelves on March 6th.
Do you have a hyper-hobbied man in your life? Maybe “you “are a hyper-hobbied man. Hobbies and adventurous pursuits are good for the soul, says author Zeke Pipher. In fact, the human spirit was designed for challenge, stimulation, even risk. So why a book about hyper-hobbied men? Because too much of a good thing can pull men away from the even more important things–like family, friends, and church.
But there is another way. Men are capable of living with passion and zeal while at the same time remaining balanced and faithful to their most important relationships and priorities. They can learn to run hard and run well, while running after the right things. To do this, men need the help and support of their wives, children, friends, and greater community. If these basics are in place, watch out. Everyone wins when men are on the run.
Passionate, pursuit-driven men can make great husbands, fathers, friends, and colleagues precisely because of their tenacious tendencies. Yet the qualities that make men pursue adventure above all else can wreck their lives; overzealous men end up losing out on the best things in life. How to have the best of both worlds is what this book is all about.
Zeke is the senior pastor of Heartland Evangelical Free Church in Central City, NE. His sermons are broadcast each week throughout central Nebraska, northern Kansas, southern South Dakota, and western Iowa. His articles and photos appear regularly in several national sports magazines, including “Deer and Deer Hunting”, “Bow & Arrow Hunting”, and “Petersen’s Bowhunting”. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Talbot School of Theology and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
The Brief and Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao Junot Diaz
Out of Oz (The Final Volume in the Wicked Years #4) by Gregory Maguire
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The Tigers Wife by Tea Obreht
Death Comes to Pemberly by P.D. James
How It All Began by Penelope Lively
Smonk by Tom Franklin
Hell at the Breach: A Novel by Tom Franklin
Elizabeth I by Margaret George
Sisterhood of Dune by Brian Herbert
11/23/63 by Stephen King
Chasing Mona Lisa by Tricia Goya
The Prague Cemetery by Emberto Eco
Downfall: Intervention 3 by Terri Blackstock
The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice
Robert Ludlum’s The Janson Command by Paul Garrison
An Amish Family Reunion by Mary Ellis
Twelfth Prophecy by Bodie Thoene
$10,000 in Small Unmarked Puzzles by Parnell Hall
Private Games by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan
Catch Me by Lisa Gardner
No Mark Upon Her by Deborah Crombie
The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey
From Across the Ancient Waters by Michael Phillips
Homefront: A Novel by Kristin Hannah
Mile 81 by Stephen King
Always by Iris Johansen
The Hunter by John Lescroart
Agent 6 by Tom Rob Smith
When Crickets Cry: A Novel of the Heart by Charles Martin
Be sure to give us a call or email us, if you want us to put you on hold for any of them! 🙂
The last session for the “Weekly Computer Fun Class” will be held on Wednesday, February 29th from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in the library meeting room.
The topic for this class will be “eReaders”.
Anyone is welcome to attend this free class. Be sure to bring your eReader along with and your laptop (if necessary for downloading with the type of eReader you have).
We will be available to answer questions about how the “Nebraska Overdrive” system works. This system allows library patrons to checkout eBooks and audiobooks, using their eReaders.
This class is also for people who do not have eReaders yet, but are curious about how they work. The library currently has two eReaders available for checkout, that are preloaded with books from many different genres. We will have those available, for patrons to use. We look forward to seeing you there! 🙂
As of February 10, 2012 eBooks that are published by Penguin (loaned for reading on Kindle devices) will need to be downloaded to a computer and then transferred to the device over USB.
For library patrons, this means Penguin eBooks borrowed through the library Overdrive subscription will no longer be available for over-the-air (wireless) delivery to Kindle devices or to Kindle apps. Here is a link with some helpful instructions: http://www.amazon.com/kindletransfer 🙂