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Come check out the December Book Club selection. We will meet to share thoughts on the book on December 20th at 2 p.m. “Skipping Christmas” by John Grisham is a funny book. It is sure to brighten up your holiday spirit!

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Trunk and Treat on Main Street

The Ainsworth Public Library will be on Main Street this Friday, October 29th for the Trunk and Treat event. We will be handing out free books. You will find us next to the Ainsworth Chamber of Commerce Photo Booth in the mini park. Jen will be taking photos of the ghost and goblins for the Chamber. They are asking a donation for the photo which will go towards the expenses of the Imagination Library.

Hope to see lots of Trick and Treaters that would love to get a book!

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November Book Club Title

The Ainsworth Public Library Book Discussion on the November selection has been released. The group will gather on Monday, November 15, 2021 at 2 p.m. to share thoughts on the title of “The Dig” by John Preston. This novel is based on events that took place at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk in the summer of 1939.

This is a witty tale that tells the strange story of a priceless treasure discovered in England on the eve of World War II. In the long, hot summer of 1939, Britain is preparing for war, but on a river-side farm in Suffolk, there is excitement of another kind. Mrs. Pretty, the widowed owner of the farm, has had her hunch confirmed that the mounds on her land hold buried treasure. As the dig proceeds, it becomes clear that this is no ordinary find.

Preston’s re-envisioning of the famed Sutton Hoo dig follows three life-changing months when locals fought outsiders, professionals thwarted amateurs, and infatuation and rivalry flourished in equal measure. As the war looms ever closer, engrave gold peeks through the soil, and each character searchers for answers in the buried treasure. Their threads of love, loss, and aspiration weave a common awareness of the past as something that can never truly be left behind.

If you would like to read the book, please let the Library know and we will get a copy to you.

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Book Club Meeting Today

The Book Club will be meeting this afternoon at 2 p.m. to share thoughts on the title of “Russian Winter” by Daphne Kalotay. The selection title for November will be handed out at this time. Up next for your reading enjoyment will be “The Dig” by John Preston. Hope to see you at the Library for the book discussion!

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Agenda for October Library Board Meeting

Ainsworth Library Board Meeting

October 6, 2021 at 5 p.m.

AGENDA

1.         Call meeting to order

2.         Give notice of the posting of the Nebraska Open Meeting Act

3.         Roll call

4.         Approve minutes

5.         Approve claims for payment/ Update on budget for 2021-2022

6.         Monthly Library Report/List of titles purchased

7.         Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Report

8.         ARPA Formula Grant Application submitted 9-21-21

9.         NLC Youth Grant for Excellence Application submitted 9-24-21

10.       2022 ARPA Library Improvement Grant Application

11.       Review of the poster exhibition from the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

12.       Update on Bob Ross Author Visit/Book Signing 9-27-2021

13.       Update on Nebraska State Poet Matt Mason program-10-4-21

14.       Swank Movie Licensing USA Public Performance Site License

15.       Meetings/Workshops:

            a.         Thursday Director’s Zoom Meetings (Sept. 16, 23, and 30)

            b.         Nebraska Makerspace Conference-Nov 2nd & 3rd-Lincoln

            c.         Library Foundation Board Meeting-Nov. 17

            d.         Nebraska State Advisory Council Meeting-Nov. 18th-Lincoln

            e.         Fall in Love with Cricut Workshop-Nov. 30th-Grand Island

16.       Correspondence:  

            a.         Items of interest from library newsletters/journals

17.       Set next meeting date/time

18.       Adjournment

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Matt Mason-Nebraska State Poet Coming to the Ainsworth Public Library

NEBRASKA STATE POET-MATT MASON coming to our library on October 4th from 5 – 6:30 p.m. Matt Mason is the Nebraska State Poet and Executive Director of the Nebraska Writers Collective. Through the US State Department, he has run workshops in Botswana, Romania, Nepal, and Belarus. Mason is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and his work can be found in The New York Times, on NPR’s Morning Edition, in American Life in Poetry, and in a few hundred more journals and anthologies. Mason’s 3rd book, I Have a Poem the Size of the Moon, was just released by Stephen F. Austin University Press. Matt is based out of Omaha with his wife, the poet Sarah McKinstry-Brown, and daughters Sophia and Lucia. Hope to see you at the Library!

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Local Author Bob Ross Visiting the Library

Author Visit/Book Signing at the Library on September 27th at 3 p.m. with local author-Bob Ross. He will be featuring his new title “Billy Above the Roofs”. Refreshments will be served.

Hope to see you there!

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Book Club

Book Club will meet on Monday, Sept. 20th, at 2 p.m. to share thoughts on the title “One Thousand White Women” by Jim Fergus. The October title “Russian Winter” by Daphne Kaloty will be handed out at this time. Hope to see you at the Discussion!

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Nebraska State Poet-Matt Mason

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NEBRASKA STATE POET-MATT MASON coming to our library on October 4th from 5 – 6:30 p.m.

Matt Mason is the Nebraska State Poet and Executive Director of the Nebraska Writers Collective. Through the US State Department, he has run workshops in Botswana, Romania, Nepal, and Belarus. Mason is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and his work can be found in The New York Times, on NPR’s Morning Edition, in American Life in Poetry, and in a few hundred more journals and anthologies. Mason’s 3rd book, I Have a Poem the Size of the Moon, was just released by Stephen F. Austin University Press. Matt is based out of Omaha with his wife, the poet Sarah McKinstry-Brown, and daughters Sophia and Lucia.

Hope to see you at the Library!

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Author Visit/Book Signing Coming up



AUTHOR VISIT/BOOK SIGNING BY LOCAL AUTHOR-BOB ROSS
on September 27th at 3 p.m. Hope to see you there!

Ainsworth Public Library 445 North Main St. Ainsworth, NE

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