Being Mortal : Free event to discuss bestselling book about end of life care

YORK – On August 23, at 11:30 a.m., the York Country Health Coalition End of Life Partnership and Kilgore Memorial Library are holding a special community book discussion on Atul Gawande’s bestseller “Being Mortal.”

Described as a “book that has the potential to chance medicine – and lives,” “Being Mortal” dives into the hard truths of end of life care and the role medicine should and shouldn’t play within aging and death. Gawande, a practicing surgeon, presents eye opening research and gripping stories of his own patients and families to discuss the struggles of his own profession and what can be done better in the treatment of those in hospice care.

The book discussion will be held at Kilgore Memorial Library and will include an expert panel of Dr. Darrell Loschen, Janice Cunningham, APRN, Director of Social Services at York General Hospital Rita Maloley, MSW, and Assistant Administrator for Tabitha Kyle Stroh.

Other end of Life Partnership health professionals will be in attendance and offer insights throughout the conversation. Lunch will be provided during a special video interview with the author.

Anyone interested in a discussion of this book, or the topic it covers for “What Matters in the End” is welcome and encouraged to attend.

The event will end with a question and answer session with the expert panel—a great opportunity for community members to learn more about end of life care.

“We are so happy to provide an opportunity to the community to discuss this important topic,” said Kilgore Library Director Deb Robertson. “Partnering with professional organizations like the End of Life Partnership for community programming is always exciting for the library.”

This event is free but RSVPs are encouraged at kilgore@cityofyork.net or by calling 402-363-2626.

For more information, contact Deb Robertson at 402-363-2626 or Rita Maloley at 402-362-0440.

New literature helps patrons avoid scams

The Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection in Washington DC has released the first free Spanish-language fotonovella as part of their initiative to raise awareness about scams targeting Latino people. It’s a story of a couple struggling to pay for their daughter’s college education. Rafael has been out of work for months and he’s out of ideas for how to start paying back the money they owe. Maria hears an ad for a company that promises it can help, but it could be a scam. Through Maria and Rafael’s story readers learn the signs of a debt relief scam, what to do if they’re having trouble paying their debts, and how to report debt relief scams to the Federal Trade Commission.

We have ordered some Spanish copies and fotonovella book markers in English/Spanish. They will be available to anyone who would like to pick up one at the library.

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Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices.

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“Perfect for fans of Shadow and Bone and Red Queen, The Crown’s Game is a thrilling and atmospheric historical fantasy set in Imperial Russia about two teenagers who must compete for the right to become the Imperial Enchanter—or die in the process—from debut author Evelyn Skye. Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters—the only two in Russia—and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening, the tsar needs a powerful enchanter by his side. And so he initiates the Crown’s Game, an ancient duel of magical skill—the greatest test an enchanter will ever know. The victor becomes the Imperial Enchanter and the tsar’s most respected adviser. The defeated is sentenced to death. Raised on tiny Ovchinin Island her whole life, Vika is eager for the chance to show off her talent in the grand capital of Saint Petersburg. But can she kill another enchanter—even when his magic calls to her like nothing else ever has? For Nikolai, an orphan, the Crown’s Game is the chance of a lifetime. But his deadly opponent is a force to be reckoned with—beautiful, whip smart, imaginative—and he can’t stop thinking about her. And when Pasha, Nikolai’s best friend and heir to the throne, also starts to fall for the mysterious enchantress, Nikolai must defeat the girl they both love . . . or be killed himself. As long-buried secrets emerge, threatening the future of the empire, it becomes dangerously clear . . . the Crown’s Game is not one to lose.”

All of the new selections can be found on the “New Book” shelves located in the different areas of the library. Be sure to let us know if you have any questions or suggestions.

See you in the stacks!

Memoirist Betty Auchard to speak on unique period of York history

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At 19 years old, Betty Auchard realized she had to grow up–fast.

In 1949, she moved from her parents home in Colorado to the campus of York College and her new role as wife to math and physics professor Denny Auchard and “mom” to the 11 college men he supervised.

She recounts her experiences during that time in her latest memoir “Living with Twelve Men…a mother in training.”

In addition to her funny and touching stories, this coming-of-age tale also chronicles a significant chapter in the history of York College: the fire that destroyed “Old Main” and its aftermath, including the closure of the school under theAuchard book cover guidance of the Evangelical United Brethren Church.

At 2:00 p.m. on July 19, the public will have a unique opportunity to hear Auchard speak about these memories in person during her book talk at the Kilgore Memorial Library.

Auchard is the author of the IPPY Award winning memoir Dancing in my Nightgown: The Rhythms of Widowhood.  In addition to writing, she enjoys presenting to audiences and narrating her own audio books.  Her stories and essays have been published in the San Jose Mercury News, Today’s Senior, and Chocolate for a Woman’s Soul series. Betty lives and writes in Los Gatos, California.

More info at http://bettyauchard.com/.

Introducing…

This month I am very pleased to introduce you to two new employees here at Kilgore Memorial Library.

 

 

calebCaleb Groves joins our staff filling one of our new positions as Social Media Coordinator. Caleb is from Blue Hill, Nebraska and a graduate of Hastings College. He also works at the York News Times as a graphic designer. Caleb is a talented artist and in his spare time he enjoys making paper illustrations. One of his creations has been selected to appear in the book 20 Years of Tomb Raider by Meagan Marie.

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Maegan Detlefs fills our second new position as Social Media Coordinator. Maegan is from Spearfish, South Dakota and a graduate of York College. She 11265405_10203920960973915_2998832321556277339_nalso works at York College as an Event Coordinator. She and her husband, Stephen, have two adorable dogs (Pixel and Maybe). Maegan enjoys singing, theater, and writing, 11542116_10203918906682559_5463767135464140912_nis obsessed with the hit musical Hamilton and has seen every episode of the Gilmore Girls at least five times.

 

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Welcome Caleb and Maegan! We are excited to have you join our Staff!!

 

 

Kilgore Memorial Library to Participate in World’s Largest Digital Book Club

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Kilgore Memorial Library announced today that it will take part in the Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital Book club through public libraries that connects millions of readers around the world with the same eBook at the same time. For a two-week period beginning June 23, Kilgore patrons will be able to borrow the eBook, A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain (Pegasus Books), from http://nebraska.lib.overdrive.com and participate in a worldwide version of a local book club. There will be no waitlists for this popular mystery with a twist. Big Library Read is facilitated by OverDrive, the leading platform for eBooks and audiobooks from the library.

A Murder in Time is an intricate mystery about a brilliant FBI agent, Kendra, who finds herself transported back in time to the 1800s. Relegated to the servant class, she stumbles across a gruesome murder, and she alone recognizes they have a serial killer in their midst. Kendra scrambles to solve the case before it takes her own life – 200 years before she was ever born.  At its core, Julie McElwain’s debut novel is a puzzle, a hunt for a murderer and a quest for justice.

“Throughout my life, I’ve loved all genres of books – mystery, romance, paranormal and historical,” said author, Julie McElwain. “Maybe that’s why I’ve included a little bit of all those elements in A Murder in Time. I sincerely hope readers enjoy Kendra’s story as much as I enjoyed researching and writing it.”

Big Library Read is a free program.  To get started reading, all that is needed is a Kilgore Memorial Library card. A Murder in Time can be read on all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets, Chromebook™ and Kindle®. The eBook will be available with no wait lists and will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, so there are never any late fees.

“The Big Library Read program couldn’t come at a better time for our library,” said Deb Robertson, Director of the Kilgore Memorial Library. “We are in the middle of the fourth year of our Summer Reading SMACKDOWN with Seward to learn who reads more on Highway 34 and downloaded books read by participants count in the contest with Seward”

She added that patrons wanting to join the Summer Reading Smackdown can visit Kilgore Memorial Library to learn more.

The Big Library Read program is made possible through a partnership between Nebraska OverDrive Libraries, OverDrive and Pegasus Books, publisher of A Murder in Time. The title was selected based on a survey of more than 20,000 library readers. To borrow the eBook readers can visit http://nebraska.lib.overdrive.com.

A few things…

Summer-Flowers-Desktop-HD-WallpapersSummer programs are under way here at Kilgore Library. If you haven’t signed your children up for the different programs it’s not too late! We have programs for all ages from pre-school to the young adult and even a fun reading competition for the adults between our library and Seward Memorial library. There are weekly prizes for all ages!!

Also, we have information and forms to sign up for the Nebraska 150 Reading Challenge. For more information you can visit the site at www.nebraska150books.org.

The contest runs from now until February 28,2017. Prize drawings will be held on Nebraska’s 150th birthday, March 1, 2017.

 

A Few Things…

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The Kilgore Memorial Library staff would like to congratulate all area college and high school graduating seniors. We wish you the best in the future as some of you will be leaving the area to pursue further education or careers.

 

Summer programs begin May 24th with a movie beginning at 2pm for the children. Adult Summer Reading SmackDown competition with Seward begins June 1st and runs until July 30th. For more information on these and other programs contact the library at (402) 363-2620.

We will be closed on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day. Have a safe Memorial Day weekend.

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School is out in less than two weeks and that means VACATION!! Whether you are heading out or hanging at home make sure to stop into the library and pick up some of our newest books, magazines, audiobooks, or DVDs to make your vacation memorable.

 

 

 

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“A charming and intimate collection of correspondence between #1 New York Times bestselling author Anderson Cooper and his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, that offers timeless wisdom and a revealing glimpse into their lives. Anderson Cooper’s intensely busy career as a journalist for CNN and CBS’ 60 Minutes affords him little time to spend with his ninety-one year old mother. After she briefly fell ill, he and Gloria began a conversation through e-mail unlike any they had ever had before—a correspondence of surprising honesty and depth in which they discussed their lives, the things that matter to them, and what they still want to learn about each other. Both a son’s love letter to his mother in her final years and an unconventional mother’s life lessons for her grown son, The Rainbow Comes and Goes offers a rare window into their close relationship and fascinating lives. In these often hilarious and touching exchanges, they share their most private thoughts and the hard-earned truths they’ve learned along the way. Throughout, their distinctive personalities shine through—Anderson’s darker outlook on the world is a brilliant contrast to his mother’s idealism and unwavering optimism. An appealing blend of memoir and inspirational advice, The Rainbow Comes and Goes is a beautiful and affectionate celebration of the profound and universal bond between a parent and child, and, like Tuesdays with Morrie, a thoughtful reflection on life and love, reminding us of the precious knowledge and insight that remains to be shared, no matter what age we are.”

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“A wild story of a family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, pave the road in this intense emotional and human comedy about becoming a true boss of family and enterprise facing a world of unforgiving commerce.”

MPAA rating: PG-13; for brief strong language

 

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“Inspired by true events, an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald. Guided by sheer will and the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption.”

Rating: R; for strong frontier combat and violence including gory images, a sexual assault, language and brief nudity

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“The first book of a new contemporary romance series set in the mountains of Virginia. Sparks fly as fiery Casey Reddick and brooding Hollywood actor Tate Landers clash in the Virginia summer heat. A chef who puts her career first and her love life second, Casey doesn’t see what every girl in town is swooning over. She made up her mind the moment she met Tate–he’s gorgeous, but stuck-up, nothing like his ex-brother-in-law, Devlin who’s playing the Wickham to Tate’s Darcy in local production of Pride & Prejudice. Casey makes the perfect Elizabeth Bennett–how could she be star-struck when she’s heard Devlin’s damning stories about Tate? As they rehearse together, however, Casey finds herself attracted to Tate–he’s much more down-to-earth than she expected and any physical contact between the two of them literally gives her a tingling, electric shock. As opening night draws near, Casey has some difficult decisions to make. Whom should she believe? The seemingly sincere, slighted Devlin or Tate, whose rough, arrogant exterior may only be skin deep. She’s come to love that jolt she gets when they touch–but will she get burned?”

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“Welcome to Black Spring, the seemingly picturesque Hudson Valley town haunted by the Black Rock Witch, a seventeenth-century woman whose eyes and mouth are sewn shut. Muzzled, she walks the streets and enters homes at will. She stands next to children’s beds for nights on end. Everybody knows that her eyes may never be opened or the consequences will be too terrible to bear. The elders of Black Spring have virtually quarantined the town by using high-tech surveillance to prevent their curse from spreading. Frustrated by being kept in lockdown, the town’s teenagers, decide to break their strict regulations and go viral with the haunting. But, in so doing, they send the town spiraling into dark, medieval practices of the distant past.”

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“Sixteen-year-old Mila was living with her mother in a small Minnesota town when she discovered she was also living a lie. She was never meant to learn the truth about her identity. She was never supposed to remember the past — that she was built in a computer science lab and programmed to do things real people would never do. Now she has no choice but to run — from the dangerous operatives who want her terminated because she knows too much, and from a mysterious group that wants to capture her alive and unlock her advanced technology. Evading her enemies won’t help Mila escape the cruel reality of what she is and cope with everything she has had to leave behind. However, what she’s becoming is beyond anyone’s imagination, including her own, and that just might save her life.”

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“The fourth and final installment in the spellbinding series from the irrepressible, #1 New York Times bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater.All her life, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love’s death. She doesn’t believe in true love and never thought this would be a problem, but as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore. In a starred review for Blue Lily, Lily Blue, Kirkus Reviews declared: “Expect this truly one-of-a-kind series to come to a thundering close.””

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“With San Francisco under siege and everyone a suspect, the Women’s Murder Club must risk their lives to save the city- and each other. With a beautiful baby daughter and a devoted husband, Detective Lindsay Boxer can safely say that her life has never been better. In fact (for a change), things seem to be going well for all the members of the Women’s Murder Club as they gather to celebrate San Francisco Medical Examiner Claire Washburn’s birthday. But the party is cut short when Lindsay is called to a gruesome crime scene, where a woman has been murdered in broad daylight. As Lindsay investigates, shocking video footage of another crime surfaces. A video so horrific that it shakes the city to its core. Their faces obscured by masks, the cold-blooded criminals on the tape could be anyone and now all of Lindsay’s coworkers are suspects. As a rash of violence sweeps through San Francisco, and public fear and anger grows, Lindsay and her friends must risk their lives in the name of justice- before it’s too late.”

OverDrive eBook: The De­cen­t Pro­pos­al by Kemper Donovanjacket.jpg

“An addictively readable debut romantic comedy, drama, and mystery rolled into one, about two very different strangers whose lives become intertwined when they receive an unusual proposition. This is a funny, tender, and enchanting story about love, attraction, and friendship: Jane Austen in Los Angeles. A struggling Hollywood producer, Richard Baumbach is twenty-nine, hung-over, and broke. Ridiculously handsome with an innate charm and an air of invincibility, he still believes good things will come his way. For now he contents himself with days at the Coffee Bean and nights with his best friend Mike (that’s a woman, by the way). At thirty-three, Elizabeth Santiago is on track to make partner at her law firm. Known as “La Máquina” The Machine—to her colleagues, she’s grown used to avoiding anything that might derail her quiet, orderly life. And yet recently she befriended a homeless man in her Venice neighborhood, surprised to find how much she enjoys their early-morning chats. Richard and Elizabeth’s paths collide when they receive a proposal from a mysterious, anonymous benefactor. They’ll split a million dollars if they agree to spend at least two hours together—just talking—every week for a year. Astonished and more than a little suspicious, they each nevertheless say yes. Richard needs the money and likes the adventure of it. Elizabeth embraces the challenge of shaking up her life a little more. Both agree the idea is ridiculous, but why not? What ensues is a delightful journey full of twists, revelations, hamburgers, classic literature, poppy music, and above all love, in its multitude of forms. The Decent Proposal is a heartfelt and often hilarious look at the ties that bind not just a guy and a girl but an entire, diverse cast of characters situated within a modern-day Los Angeles brought to full and irrepressible life.”

 

All of the new selections can be found on the “New Book” shelves located in the different areas of the library. Be sure to let us know if you have any questions or suggestions.

See you in the stacks!

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A few things for April…

genealogy2_1152_864The Nebraska State Genealogical Society’s 39th annual conference and membership meeting will be held April 29th and 30th at the Ramada Inn in Kearney , NE. Rick and Pam Sayre will be the speakers for the event. We have a flyer that has the program agenda, general information, and registration form posted her at the library. The event is sponsored by the Nebraska State Genealogical Society in Lincoln, NE (www.nsgs.org).

On May 17th at 6pm the library will be hosting Bill Jamerson who will be taking a fun, nostalgic look back at the 1930’s Federal Works Program. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and open to the public.