Coffee & Colors

July 14th, 2017

Coffee & Colors ~ Adult Coloring

Come and join us for a bit of whimsy on Saturday, July 15th at 1:30 pm for our monthly adult coloring program. This program is hosted by local artist, Jonny Binkard, in the Kingsbury Community Room.

An assortment of coloring books, pencils, crayons and markers will be available, or feel free to bring your own supplies.

There is no instruction, no lesson, and no agenda. Just chose a picture that delights you, color it any way you wish. No judgement. No pressure. Some of us even color outside the lines. It’s a stress-free zone to explore your creative side.

Have fun, relax, and make some friends.

This program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments provided.

Ponca Carnegie Library will accept donations of adult coloring books.

Mad Science of Iowa – July 12th, 2017 at 11:00am

June 26th, 2017

July 12th, 2017 at 11:00am

“Construction and Demolition!” Impact Assembly Show

Mad Science of Iowa will do experiments such as: Building a human “kid” dome; Kids standing on eggs until they finally break; Windbag structures; Demolition Catapults, Vortex-generating tools, balloon and mini-“dynamite” (firecracker) explosions; and Building a large Arch w/keystone block. They will also demo some of their new LEGO-neering construction gadgets! Truly designed to please those of all ages.

Hope to see your there!

This event is free and open to the public. We encourage parents to bring their children for this amazing show.

Director Retirement

May 14th, 2017

Beth Foulks will be retiring from her library positions at both Ponca Public School and Ponca Carnegie Library in May. She has served as director at the public library for sixteen years and as the media specialist at the school library for eleven years.  She has served on the boards of Northeast Library System and Three Rivers Library System.  Beth says she thoroughly enjoyed her work in both libraries, getting acquainted with other librarians, and learning about libraries at classes, conferences and workshops.  She feels privileged to have been involved with the 2006 expansion/renovation project at Ponca Carngie Library and the set-up of the school library in the 2011 Ponca  School expansion/remodel project.  She looks forward to having more time available for her family, especially her 101 year-old mother and her twin 2-year old grandchildren.

Coffee & Colors

April 21st, 2017

Join us for Coffee and Colors on April 29th, 2017 at 1:30pm to 3:30pm in the Kingsbury Community Room.

Color books and Colored pencils will be available. Feel free to bring your own.

Opening Early

April 10th, 2017

Ponca Carnegie Library will open at 1:30Pm on Thursday, April 13th, 2017.

Games will be available.

Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash

March 25th, 2017

Thursday, March 23, was the day Ponca children celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss at the Ponca Carnegie Library. The event, chaired by Melissa Ruhrer, attracted children and their parents to an evening of educational and fun activities, as well as good food.

According to Ruhrer, “We could not have sponsored this event without the tremendous support of many volunteers.” Volunteers included members of the Ponca High School National Honor Society, who performed a skit and led multiple fun and educational activities for the children.  Members of Friends of the Library wore festive red shirts and served food, which included pizzas from Cook’s Country Store and a birthday cake decorated by Paula Larson.

This year’s “Cat in the Hat,” Nate Ruhrer, led the children in a trivia game about Dr. Seuss. Trinity Greer served as an excellent “Thing One” and was an overall help to the children.

Library director, Beth Foulks, noted, “Face painting is always popular with the children, but this year the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) activities attracted a lot of attention. Even the older kids spent time engineering towers of plastic cups that impressed all the guests.”

Coffee & Colors

March 17th, 2017

Coffee & Colors

Coloring for Adults

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

1:30 to 3:30

Stop in and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of coloring and conversation. Color books and colored pencils provided. Feel free to bring your own.

The Art of Racing in the Rain

January 30th, 2017

Ponca, NE – Friends of the Library will host a discussion of Garth Stein’s “The Art of Racing in the Rain” on Thursday, March 2, at 7:00 pm at the Ponca Carnegie Library.


Lynn Kerrigan will be the leader of the discussion of the whimsical, sad and funny look into the life of Enzo, a dog who desires to become a man. According to Kerrigan, “Being an avid dog lover, I appreciate that the book brings to life all the quirkiness that a dog’s life might be if I could sneak a peek into his life.”


The author, Garth Stein, explains, “Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver. Through Denny, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition, and he sees that life, like racing, isn’t simply about going fast. Using the techniques needed on the race track, one can successfully navigate all of life’s ordeals.”


Everyone is invited to the discussion and it is not necessary to have read the book. More information is available at the Ponca Carnegie Library.

Coffee & Colors

January 18th, 2017

Coffee & Colors – Adult Coloring

Saturday January 21st, 2017

1:00PM to 3:00PM


January 18th, 2017

Lego Club will meet Thursday January 19th 4PM to 6PM.

Bring your imagination!

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