New Audio books and DVDs!

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Happy Halloween!

Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!

Trick or Treat at the Library Oct 31 6-8 pm


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Please take our Survey!

Click on the link below to take our survey!

Your opinions count!

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As a part of its community building initiative, the Ponca Carnegie Library will host MUSE; themed, open-mic storytelling sessions that offer a platform for people to share and listen to each other’s stories. Participants share stories to entertain, inspire and connect with people in the community.

If you would like to share a story, please read the guidelines below


  1. Stories can be fiction or nonfiction and must be original works.
  2. Stories should be based on the theme.
  3. Storytellers are expected to share a story, not their ideas, opinions or rant.
  4. Time limit per teller is 8 minutes.
  5. Participation open to community members 14 years of age and older.
  6. Storytellers should arrive 15 minutes prior to event to speak with host about their planned story & add name to sign-in sheet.
  7. No profane language. Please keep it clean.
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New Children’s Books!

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New Books!

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See the Byway the Quiltway

Friends of the Library will host “The Pioneer Reading Way”

Ponca Carnegie Library

Friday & Saturday, October 13 & 14, 2017

9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Stop in to see this amazing display of handcrafted quilts.

Event is Free and Open to the Public

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Popular Authors Return to Ponca

Back by Popular Demand, Tricia Currans-Sheehan and Jeanne Emmons will return for a presentation at the Ponca Carnegie Library on Thursday, September 14, at 7:00 pm.  The two authors will discuss their writing collaboration on a young adult trilogy, Skin Deep, for which they are seeking publication.  Four years ago, they conceived the idea of the trilogy, and they have now completed all three books.  They will share their writing process and the struggles and challenges of writing and publication.  They will also read excerpts from the first book of the trilogy, The Rash.


Many will remember when Tricia Currans-Sheehan read from The Egg Lady and Other Neighbors the last time she presented in Ponca. That book was the winner of the Headwaters Literary Competition (New Rivers Press). She has published stories in 60 literary magazines and her novel, The Secret of Sister Jerome, was a finalist for the Marguerite De Angeli prize. She is editor of The Briar Cliff Review and teaches courses in adolescent literature, 20th century literature and composition at Briar Cliff University. The Ponca Carnegie library’s copy of Currans-Sheehan’s The River Road: A Novel in Linked Stories is a popular addition to the collection.


Jeanne Emmons has published three collections of poetry, and her fourth, The Red Canoe, is forthcoming. Her work has won the Minnesota Voices, Backwaters Press Reader’s Choice, Comstock, James Hearst, and Sow’s Ear poetry awards. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous literary journals, including Alaska Quarterly, The American Scholar, Prairie Schooner, and River Styx.  She is poetry editor of The Briar Cliff Review. Many will remember Emmons’ reading from her collection of poetry in The Glove of the World.


The book discussion and signing is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call the Ponca Carnegie Library.


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The Books are Here!

Today, we received the book kit for the next community book discussion sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Stop at the circulation desk to grab a copy. The book discussion will be on Thursday October 5th, 2017 at 7:00 pm here at the library; so you have plenty of time to read this fabulous book.

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 Wishing students a successful year of learning! Fall library events will be starting soon. Stop in and get your free pencil. Mary & Patti

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