Mark Your calendar for December noon programs

Our December 1st noon program on Laura Ingalls Wilder will be repeated on Thursday, December 14th at 12:00 PM since the first day’s seat reservation’s limit has been met already.    We have also added a Christmas themed program on December 7th.

This year, our library’s noon programs has primarily focused on Nebraska history as part of this year’s Celebrate Nebraska 150 series, official events in the state’s Sesquicentennial celebration.

2017 also marks 150 years since the birth of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Wilder was an American writer known for the Little House on the Prairie series of children’s books released from 1932 to 1943 which were based on her childhood in a settler and pioneer family. Director Cecelia Lawrence prepared a program on Wilder titled “Laura Ingalls Wilder, Prairie Girl and Author: A biographical Look at the Pioneering Woman and Author.”  Cecelia will be sharing her love of author Laura Ingalls Wilder through a presentation that takes the viewer through her books and her life.

Laura Ingalls was born on February 7, 1867, seven miles north of the village of Pepin in the Big Woods region of Wisconsin to Charles Phillip and Caroline Lake Ingalls.   This presentation compares Laura’s real life to the wonderful stories she wrote.

Friends of the North Platte Public Library members get first notice of our programs through a paper/email newsletter as part of their membership benefits.  Also previous program attendees often sign up for future programs when they are announced during our noon series.  As a result, programs may be full before events are advertised in the media during the week prior to the program date.  When this happens for programs by local presenters, we try to schedule a second program.

Please call the library at 535-8036, Ext. 3301 (circulation desk) to reserve a seat for the Thursday, December 14th program.  Also, if you have signed up for the December 1 program and can’t attend, let us know so we can open up a seat for others.

We have also added a program titled “Christmas Customs Around the World” by Vicki McCarty at 12:00 PM on Thursday, December 7th.

Every December people all over the world join hearts in celebration.  The holidays are a great time to explore traditions from the past and customs from other countries.  Vicki McCarty loves to collect holiday memorabilia.  Her talk may bring back memories for attendees.  Vicki will include Victorian celebrations and Charles Dickens, customs from Holland, Switzerland, China, Japan, Mexico, German and France, pioneer Christmases, and also Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa.





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