Archive for March, 2013

The HighPoint ShutterBug Photography Club and the Kimball Public Library will hold the second photography contest in May.

This one is for youth ages 5- 18.  So get your cameras out and train your pets to read a book and enter the contest by April 29.  Bring entries to the library.  These will again be voted on by the public and judged for winners.  There will be awards in each age division.  Ages 5-7, 8-10, 11-14, and 14-18.  Flyers are posted around town and the surrounding area.

The genealogical ‘department’ just reported that there are 5222 obituaries indexed for guidance to the records that are kept for family history research.  And the figure includes only about half of all the obituaries in over 100 years of the Western Nebraska Observer papers.

The Prairie Tales Oral History Project is moving along and beginning to obtain some interviews.  The volunteers are beginning to transfer interviews from cassette tapes to computer files and CDs.  If you enjoying talking to our older citizens , like history and are interested in doing interviews please let us know at the library.

We have quite a bit of history of the area and families in the library.  We are working toward getting all of that cataloged so we know what is there and you can see it if you are interested.

New non-fiction audiobooks:  ‘The Behavior Gap: Simple Ways To Stop Doing Dumb Things With Money’;  ‘The Six-day Financial Makeover’;  ‘The Juggling Act: Secrets to Balancing Work And Home Life’;  ‘Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett’;  ‘Heaven Changes Everything’;  Dog Company’;  ‘The Willpower Instinct: How Self-control Works, Why It Matters, And what You Can Do To Get More Of It’;  ‘It’s Your Ship: Management Techniques From the Best Damn Ship in the Navy’;  ‘Meet Me At Emotional Baggage Claim’ and several westerns by Louis L’Amour.

New non-fiction:  ‘Congressman Lincoln: The Making of America’s Greatest President’ by Christopher DeRose;  ‘Radical: Fighting To Put Students First’ by Michelle Rhee;  ‘Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients’ by Ben Goldacre;  ‘The Dancing Goddesses: Folklore, Archaeology, and the Origins of European Dance’ by Elizabeth Wayland Barber.

New adult fiction:  “The Night Ranger” by Alex Berenson;  “Holy Smoke” (Jerusalem Mysteries) by Frederick Ramsay;  “Touch & Go” by Lisa Gardner;  “Shadow on the Crown” by Patricia Bracewell;  “The Power Trip” by Jackie Collins;  “Guilt” by Jonathan Kellerman;  “Calling Me Home” by Julie Kibler;  “A Week In Winter” by Maeve Binchy;  “Harvest” by Jim Crace;  & “Brutal Vengeance” (Loner series #13) by J. A. Johnstone.  There are more that didn’t get into this column, but are on the updated list at the library.

New Large Print fiction:  “Magnificence” by Lydia Millet;  “A Death in the Small Hours” by Charles Finch;  “Archie Meets Nero Wolfe” by Robert Goldsborough;  “A Possible Life” by Sebastian Faulks;  “An Angel By Her Side” by Ruth Reid;  and “Every Perfect Gift” by Dorothy Love.

New fiction audiobooks:  “The Book of Fate” by Brad Meltzer;  “The Confessor” by Daniel Silva;  “The Summer Garden” by Sherryl Woods;  “Armageddon’s Children” by Terry Brooks (sci-fi);  “The Dark Wind: by Tony Hillerman;  “Love In a Nutshell” by Janet Evanovich;  “Rainshadow Road” by Lisa Klepas;  “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” by Mark Twain;  “Once Upon a Day” by Lisa Tucker;  “The Iron Tiger”, “Passge by Night” and “Sad Wind From the Sea” by Jack Higgins;  and “The Scarlet Pimpernel” by Emmuska Orczy.

New non-fiction audiobooks:  “Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America’s Most Perilous Year” by David Von Drehle;  ”The Tea Party Manifesto” by Joseph Farah;  “The Generals: American military command from World War II to Today” by Thomas E. Ricks;  “James Madison and the Making of America” by Kevin R. C. Gutzman;  “Living With Honor: a Memoir” by Slvatore A. Giunta;  “Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine” by Max Lucado;  “World War I” by Ralph Raico; and “Family Financial Freedom: How to Balance Your Budget and Drive Away Debt” by Brian Tracy.

There have been 2 basic computer classes with 5 people attending.  We will have more after April.

The Photography Class through WNCC had eight people attend.  We are hoping there will be another one scheduled this fall.   It has been very informative and fun.  Maybe we can post some of the pictures on Facebook.

Oh yes, we now have our own Kimball Public Library and our own Facebook.  Be sure to like it.  There are now 4 places to get news from the library:

And Kimball Public Library Facebook      Be sure to look for the Nebraska ones, because there are other Kimball Public Libraries in other states.



A few of us enjoyed the visit and talk by C.M. Wendleboe.  He has a great sense of humor and is very relaxed.  He has another book coming out in June and working on two more.  He wants to come back in a year or so.

There were 49 entries in the HighPoint ShutterBug photography contest and they are/were all great photos.  The photos were viewed and voted on for Viewer’s Choice awards.  They were also judged by Dave Farris and Daniel Thompson from the Observer.

The winners of the Judged portion were Jessica Rocha with ‘TIME’ for first; 2nd was Deni White with ‘Stairway to Heaven’ 3rd was Christy Yetter with ‘Storms Acomin’.   Winners of the Viewer’s Choice were 1st — ‘A Beginning and An End’ by Carolyn Wilson; 2nd — ‘Estes Park-Beauty & Solitude’ by Lynda Parson;  3rd — ‘Hoar Frost’ by Rick Weinbender.  Congratulations to all.

That was our first contest with the HighPoint ShutterBug Photography Club and the Kimball Public Library.  It was nice to have so many photos to add interest to our library.