The Friends of the Kimball Library annual meeting is Sunday April 19, 2015 at the Kimball Public Library Cultural Room at 2:00. David Seay will be traveling from eastern Nebraska to share history and music with us with his program “The Traditions in “Traditional” Folk Music”. Mr. Seay examines how over the generations folk traditions of different cultures have merged to become our own traditions as immigrants have found their way to Nebraska. This presentation features demonstrations and stories of folk instruments such as harmonica, penny whistle, Indian flute, ocarina, pan pipes, yak horn, bugle, musical saw, banjo, singing bowl, and limbertoys. There may even be harmonica lessons. Children are encouraged to come enjoy the music.
There are a couple of vacancies on the Friends board. If you are interested please contact Jamie or Jan at the library.
The Brown Bag Book Club had their last luncheon session this week. The book was about Vietnam and the gals who attended said they learned more about the war and were impressed by the woman journalist that spent 7 years in Vietnam.
The group will start again in September with a fascinating list of books.
This week Leta and Jamie pulled books from the shelves to show Nebraska Authors. There are many of them in addition to the well-known ones – Sandoz, Koozer, Kava, Welsch & Cather to name a few. Others include Rainbow Rowell, Deb Carpenter-Nolting, Ladette Randolph, Jeff Barnes, Charlotte Endorf, Melissa Amateis Marsh, Mary Connealy, Stephanie Grace Whitson, Nellie Snyder Yost, and surprise –Nicholas Sparks (born in Omaha) plus several others. We hope you will enjoy many of these authors.
The Winter Reading Program for adults ends Tuesday, March 17 at 2-3 p.m. with cookies and a drawing for grand prize (a basket full of books and goodies) at 2:30. Leta has put up a display of the books that received the best reviews from people who participated. It is always interesting to see what our readers enjoy and recommend.
The Carpet Fundraising is an ongoing project. Many of you are still bringing in Main Street Market receipts and the second batch of receipts totaling $100,000.00 has accumulated. Thank you for helping us out with your receipts. There is still a big need for monetary donations through the Carpet It! Campaign by buying “books” for $25.00 each and getting your name on the wall of books. Just ask at the circulation desk. So other projects are in the works through the Friends and the Library Board – stay tuned.
There will soon be announcements about some grant challenge funding for this. For every $2.00 someone gives another $1.00 will be matched.
The Library is going to start a LEGO CLUB. The rules aren’t set up yet, but will involve having parents attend with the children. It will likely be once a month for a while. August is our target date. Watch for news. Donations of Legos would also be welcomed.
free public records database resource we would like the library to link to.
We have already linked with several other sites across the state of Nebraska. Here are a few of the most recent.
In addition to linking this with the library’s website, we are going to set the library up with a complimentary 10 year membership to our main website. This will be accessible to patrons, librarians, and anyone involved with the library. This is to show our gratitude in helping us in our main mission to centralize free public records. We hope you will consider adding this link to your site. Thanks so much for your time!
Are your kids growing too fast to keep them in clothes? We have “Upcycled Fashions for Kids: 31 Cute Outfits to Create From Found Treasures”. Other new non-fiction includes “Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com”; “A Culinary History of the Nebraska Sand Hills”; 2015 Warman’s Antiques & Collectibles”;
For the Kids we have new Lego idea books, “Dad’s Book of Awesome Science Experiments” and “Sew in Style: Make Your Own Doll Clothes”.
New adult fiction: “Deadline” by John Sandford; “Viking Bay” by Kay Hamilton; “”The Assassination Option” by W. E. B. Griffin; “Tear Down and Die” & “Kicked to the Curb” (a new series) by Joanna Campbell-Slan; “Gretel and the Case of the Missing Frog Prints” by Paula Brackston; “”Hannah’s Joy” by Marta Perry; “Die Again” by Tess Gerritsen and a complete set of 7 Christian fiction books set on the Dismal River and called the Dismal River Series by Lloyd Warner formerly of LaGrange, Wyo.
New adult fiction: “”Deceived” by Irene Hannon; Saving Grace” by Jane Green; “Another Night, Another Day” by Sarah Rayner; “Rain on the Dead” by Jack Higgins; “Daughters of the Nile” by Stephanie Dray; “Hush” by Karen Robards; “Robert B. Parker’s The Bridge” by Robert Knott; “Down on the Gila River” by Ralph Compton and “Wait for Signs” by Craig Johnson.
New non-fiction: “The Cause of All Nations: an International History of the American Civil War” (about how the US Civil War effected many other countries); “When Books Went to War” by Molly Guptill Manning; “Soldier Dogs” by Maria Goodavage; “Tiny House Living” and an updated “Complete Guide to Wiring” with updated codes.
Coming in February is another Historical Scan Day. The first one of these was very successful and we are looking forward to another one. It was so fun. The date is February 7, from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You can pop in anytime. And a Pinterest class on February 21.
We are looking for anything historical that pertains to the area and the families and businesses of the area. Examples are photographs of people, buildings and things; documents (land, marriage, etc.); or letters about life here or history like the wars. If you want to leave the materials and pick them up later, you can have that option.