Author Night

Local author Bonnie Lacy returns to the Holdrege Library on Tuesday April 25, 2017 from 6:30-7:30pm. She lives in Nebraska and is doing her best to keep the state’s wonderful qualities a secret. Her passions are God, grandkids, driving fast with Dearly Beloved in their Shelby, crafting pottery, jewelry and stories. She has written several adult contemporary novels, three children’s books, and over fifty short stores and articles. Visit her blog at: bonnielacy.com
She will be discussing her newest novel, Rescued. For more information call (308)-995-6556. The Holdrege Library is located at 604 East Ave in Holdrege.

Library Position Available

Library Assistant position available at the Holdrege Area Public Library. 24 hours per week, includes some evenings and some Saturdays. Must be friendly and enjoy interaction with the public. Application and job description are available at the library’s front desk. Applications are accepted thru May 1st.

Corrected Housing Survey Link

Here is the corrected link for the housing survey being conducted by PCDC. If you want your opinion heard you can take the survey here:
http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07edyauwnbj0e1kpvn/start

New Art at Library

Local artist Roxy Lang has her amazing photos on display at the library. They really brighten up the reading area! Stay tuned for later details about an Open House with the artist.

Nebraska Trivia

The last three questions were:
How many homesteaders did Nebraska have by 1900? The answer: Close to sixty-nine thousand- the most among all the states.
The childhood home of Willa Cather, what town served as the setting for her six Nebraska novels? The answer: Red Cloud
What University of Nebraska quarterback was state shot-put champion while in high school? The answer: Scott Frost

Today’s questions:
What Nebraska county is the largest in the United States and is bigger that Connecticut?
What star of “The Godfather” lived in Omaha during his early childhood?

Gaming Available Again in Library Teen Room

Gamers who are 10-15 years old can play PS 2 games in the library Teen room once again. Our equipment was on a short hiatus.

Nebraska Trivia

Answers to the last two questions:
(1) What is the difference in elevation between the eastern and western parts of Nebraska? Answer: 4,580 feet
(2) At Rock Creek in 1861 who shot & killed David McCanles, the owner of a Pony Express relay station? Answer: James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickock

Today’s questions:
(1)How many homesteaders did Nebraska have in 1900?
(2) The childhood home of Willa Cather, what town served as the setting for her six Nebraska novels?
(3) What University of Nebraska quarterback was a Nebraska native and also state shot-put champion while in high school?

Nebraska Trivia Question

The answers to the two previous questions:

(1) From how many miles away can the the four hundred foot state capital building be seen? 30 miles away

(2) John Brown’s Cave , one of the stations of the Underground Railroad for slaves escaping from the south, is in what city? Nebraska City

Ready for another challenge?

(1) What is the difference in elevation between the eastern and western parts of Nebraska?

(2) At Rock Creek in 1861 who shot and killed David McCanles, the owner of a Pony Express relay station?

Questions courtesy of “Nebraska Trivia”. Compiled by Gabe Parks. Rutledge Hill Press, 1998

Nebraska Trivia

The answer to last week’s question (How long is Nebraska from the Missouri River in the southeast to the Wyoming border in the northwest?) is 459 miles.

Today’s questions: (1) From how many miles away can the four hundred foot tall state capital building be seen? (2)John Brown’s Cave, one of the stations of the Underground Railroad for slaves escaping from the South, is in what city?

Questions courtesy of “Nebraska Trivia”. compiled by Gabe Parks. Rutledge Hill Press, 1998.

Nebraska Trivia

How long is Nebraska from the Missouri River in the southeast to the Wyoming border in the northwest? The answer will be shared in the next two days.

(“Nebraska Trivia”. compiled by Gabe Parks. Rutledge Hill Press, 1998)