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!


December 30th, 2016

The broken pipe has been replaced and Ponca Carnegie Library will resume regular hours on Monday after New Year’s Day!

Library Closed

December 16th, 2016

Ponca Carnegie Library is CLOSED until further notice due to NO WATER.  The City of Ponca is working on the problem.

Teen Chess Club

December 5th, 2016

Stop in and play a game or two. Learn a new move or strategy. Children grades 3 and up are welcome.

Thursday, December 8th, 4:00PM to 5:00PM


Toddler Tales – Dec. 3rd at 11:00am

November 29th, 2016

Saturday, December 3rd

11:00 to 11:30AM

Stories, finger-plays, songs and more! Bring you little one and enjoy the fun!



Coffee & Colors – Nov. 19th

November 14th, 2016

November 19th, 2016 from 1:30 to 3:30

Please come join us for a relaxed afternoon of coloring, conversation and coffee. Coloring is a great way to de-stress and self-express. Coloring has the ability to help achieve mindfulness, reduce anxiety, and even help relax before bed.

Teen Chess Club – Nov. 10th

November 8th, 2016

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

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.



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