Astronomy for the Rest of Us: Free Noon Program on June 7

This little-known galaxy, officially named J04542829-6625280, but most often referred to as LEDA 89996, is a classic example of a spiral galaxy. The galaxy is much like our own galaxy, the Milky Way. The disc-shaped galaxy is seen face on, revealing the winding structure of the spiral arms. Dark patches in these spiral […]

Wow! May will be a busy month at the library.

May Happenings at the North Platte Public Library

Saturday, May 4th 9:30 AM-10:30 AM: Reading Pawtners: Children in grades K-5th can come read to a 4-legged friend. Rock’N Paws therapy dogs will be at the North Platte Public Library waiting to be read a story! Come early to reserve your reading time!

Saturday, May 4th: […]

Noon Programs Resume with Program on Bees

Bees By Shelly Deardoff

12:00 PM, Thursday, March 7

Shelly Deardoff, our Young Adult Librarian, will present the first noon program this year. Shelly, in her spare time, is a beekeeper, and has started a small home business, “Sassy Pants Honey”. She is also our “Maker It Monday” coordinator and the March 18th craft will […]

Humanities Nebraska Speaker on October 18th

Sept. 27 Noon Program on the Ultimate Book Collector

Many people are book collectors but Thursday’s program will introduce you to a man who was a bibliomaniac! You will not want to miss this story. We have plenty of seats left.

The North Platte Public Library will bring a very special program to the library at 12:00 PM, Thursday, September 27, titled “The Amazing […]

Humanities Nebraska Noon Program on September 21st

When Did the White House Become the “White House?” by Donald Hickey

This free PowerPoint program—featuring portraits, illustrations, and newspaper evidence—will examine the origins and early history of the White House, which today is arguably the most famous building in the world. Special attention will be paid to when and how the White House got […]

Learn the History of the State Fair at August 9th Noon Program

History is never dull when Jim McKee gives a presentation! Don’t miss this noon program!

The North Platte Public Library is hosting a free program, “History of the Nebraska State Fair” by Jim McKee, at 12:00 PM on Thursday, August 9th. The library encourages attendees to call 535-8036, Ext. 3310, to reserve seats to help […]

Living History Speaker at Library July 12th

From Nebraska Farm Girl to British Nobility

The North Platte Public Library’s next Humanities Nebraska program, . “A Visit with Lady Vestey,” will be at 12:00 PM, Thursday, July 12.

Beverly Beavers comes in costume and character to tell the fascinating story of Lady Vestey. Born in Superior, Nebraska, this young woman became the […]

June 21 Noon program on Water in Nebraska

The North Platte Public Library has added a new program to its free noon program series in June. “Water in Nebraska” will be presented by Doug Hallum, survey hydrologist, at 12:00 PM on Thursday, June 21st. The talk is being sponsored by Common Ground.

Hallum will provide an overview of Nebraska’s water supply, its sinks […]

Sandhills and Sandlots: Free Noon Program on June 8

Sandhills and Sandlots: The Amazing Story of Rushville’s Modisett Ball Park by Jeff Barnes is the next program in the North Platte Public Library’s noon programs. The program will be held, Friday, June 8th at 12:00 PM.


The panhandle town of Rushville loved and played baseball like most Nebraska communities. Unlike all others, it […]