Games Unplugged – Nov. 4th

October 26th, 2016

Board games, dice games, card games and more! Stop in and play a round or two. Try a new game or play a favorite. Games Unplugged on November 4th from 4:00PM to 6:00PM. Grades 3-12 are welcome.



Lego Club

October 15th, 2016


Create something Amazing!

October 20th, 2016  Kingsbury Community Room

4:00 to 6:00 PM  Grades 3rd – 6th

Theme: Spooky Places


October 12th, 2016



Stop in for a game of chess on Thursday, October 13th from 4:00 to 5:00 PM. Hope to see you here!

Book Discussion

September 30th, 2016

Peope of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

On Thursday, October 6th, at 7pm Myra Alley Kingsbury will lead the community discussion of People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks. The novel, inspired by a true story, is a historical journey that holds readers spellbound.

Copies of the book are available, but reading the novel is not required for participating in the discussion.

Toddler Tales

September 29th, 2016

Check out our newest story program specifically designed for children under the age of 5. On Saturday Oct. 1st, we will hold the first Toddler Tales program from 11:00am to 11:30am. We will read books, sing songs, perform finger plays and have a fun time.

Toddler Tales

Coffee & Colors – Adult Coloring Program

September 27th, 2016

Coffee & Colors will be held on Sept. 30th, 2016 at 1:30 to 3:30 pm.

Coloring pages from books that are designed especially for adults as well as colored pencils and crayons will be provided. Feel free to bring your own favorite coloring pages, pencils, crayons or markers.

Stop in for a bit and see what all the fuss is about.

Don’t like to color? That’s okay! Have a cup of coffee, chat a little and enjoy a stress-free time.


Library will open early on Thursday!

September 19th, 2016

The library will open at 1:30 pm this Thursday, September 22.

All children are welcome to come down work on homework, play board games, or just hang out with friends.
Hope to see you here!

Story Hour

August 31st, 2016

Story Hour

@ Ponca Carnegie Library

Starting Sept 7th, 2016


4:00PM to 5:00PM

(Early Out 2:30PM to 3:30PM)

Join Us For:

*Stories *Crafts

*Snacks *Fun

Kindergarten to 6th Grade Welcome!


August 12th, 2016
The Meaning of Names

The Meaning of Names

Ponca, NE – Nebraska author, Karen Goettert Shoemaker, has had a busy speaking schedule this summer but she is making time to come to Ponca on Saturday, August 20, 6:00 pm, at Ponca State Park for a reading and signing of her most recent novel, which is this year’s One Book One Nebraska selection.


The event will begin with a free meal provided by members of Friends of the Library, followed by Dr. Shoemaker’s reading from her newest novel, “The Meaning of Names.”  Books will be available for purchase and signing.  The event is open to the public.


According to Heather Craig-Oldsen, president of Friends of the Library, “The Meaning of Names is a deeply engaging story set in Nebraska during World War I.  Readers will learn about prejudice against the German immigrants who settled in communities like Ponca, as well as the impact of the influenza pandemic of 1918 that killed millions. Through these tribulations the power of faith, family and love prevail. It’s a great story.”


The presentation is made possible by Humanities Nebraska (HN), the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, Ponca State Park and Friends of the Ponca Carnegie Library as part of the HN Speakers Bureau.


The Meaning of Names” is one of approximately 300 programs offered through the Humanities Nebraska Speakers Bureau.  The more than 165 available speakers include acclaimed scholars, writers, musicians, storytellers and folklorists on topics ranging from pioneer heritage to ethics and law to international and multicultural issues, making it the largest humanities speakers bureau in the nation. Information about speakers and procedures is available at


Copies of the book are available for loan at the Ponca Carnegie library and for sale at Ponca State Park.

Coffee & Colors – Adult Coloring

July 18th, 2016


Local artist, Jonny Binkard, will be hosting an adult coloring program Friday, July 22nd, from 1:30 to 3:30 in the Kingsbury Community Room.  Stop in to the library and enjoy conversation, coffee or tea, and friendship while exploring the beautiful simplicity of adult coloring.

Coloring pages from books that are designed especially for adults as well as colored pencils and crayons will be provided. Feel free to bring your own favorite coloring pages, pencils, crayons or markers.


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