Archive for March, 2015

The Friends of the Kimball Library annual meeting is Sunday April 19, 2015 at the Kimball Public Library Cultural Room at 2:00. David Seay will be traveling from eastern Nebraska to share history and music with us with his program “The Traditions in “Traditional” Folk Music”. Mr. Seay examines how over the generations folk traditions of different cultures have merged to become our own traditions as immigrants have found their way to Nebraska. This presentation features demonstrations and stories of folk instruments such as harmonica, penny whistle, Indian flute, ocarina, pan pipes, yak horn, bugle, musical saw, banjo, singing bowl, and limbertoys. There may even be harmonica lessons. Children are encouraged to come enjoy the music.

There are a couple of vacancies on the Friends board.  If you are interested please contact Jamie or Jan at the library.

The Brown Bag Book Club had their last luncheon session this week.  The book was about Vietnam and the gals who attended said they learned more about the war and were impressed by the woman journalist that spent 7 years in Vietnam.

The group will start again in September with a fascinating list of books.

This week Leta and Jamie pulled books from the shelves to show Nebraska Authors. There are many of them in addition to the well-known ones – Sandoz, Koozer, Kava, Welsch & Cather to name a few. Others include Rainbow Rowell, Deb Carpenter-Nolting, Ladette Randolph, Jeff Barnes, Charlotte Endorf, Melissa Amateis Marsh, Mary Connealy, Stephanie Grace Whitson, Nellie Snyder Yost, and surprise –Nicholas Sparks (born in Omaha) plus several others. We hope you will enjoy many of these authors.

The Winter Reading Program for adults ends Tuesday, March 17 at 2-3 p.m. with cookies and a drawing for grand prize (a basket full of books and goodies) at 2:30. Leta has put up a display of the books that received the best reviews from people who participated. It is always interesting to see what our readers enjoy and recommend.

 

The Carpet Fundraising is an ongoing project. Many of you are still bringing in Main Street Market receipts and the second batch of receipts totaling  $100,000.00 has accumulated.  Thank you for helping us out with your receipts. There is still a big need for monetary donations through the Carpet It! Campaign by buying “books” for $25.00 each and getting your name on the wall of books. Just ask at the circulation desk. So other projects are in the works through the Friends and the Library Board – stay tuned.

There will soon be announcements about some grant challenge funding for this.  For every $2.00 someone gives another $1.00 will be matched.

The Library is going to start a LEGO CLUB.  The rules aren’t set up yet, but will involve having parents attend with the children.  It will likely be once a month for a while.  August is our target date.  Watch for news.  Donations of Legos would also be welcomed.