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The next Brown Bag Book Club is October 13 and the book is “Thunder Dog: the True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust” by Michael Hingson. “It illuminates Hingson’s lifelong determination to achieve parity in a sighted world and how the rare trust between a man and his guide dog can inspire an unshakable faith in each one of us.”

Beginner’s Computer Class is October 13 & 15 at 10:00 a.m. The Facebook class is October 20 at 10:00 a.m. Please sign up at the library or call 235-4523.

Program schedule: Pre-school Story time is always on Wednesdays at 10:30. This is for ages 3-5 years and not in school. The theme for and Sept. 30 is Body Science *STEAM. October 7, is Orange (Pumpkins); October 14 is Circles; October 21 is Black Cats; and October 28 is Color Science *STEAM.

The Club Next After-school Program is on Tuesdays at 3:45 p.m. This week they will be studying Ant Antics. The activities will include stories, crafts and science.

The Lego Club got off to a great start. There were 30 children and 25 adults in attendance. The items they created are on display in our display cases for 1 month. In this first session they could create anything they wanted. The following sessions will have themes and challenges for them.   The pictures were posted on Facebook. Even the parents had fun. 

The Club will meet again on September 22 at 6:00 p.m., October 27, and November 24th.  Children must signup with a parent.  Parents are required to stay in the library with their children.  This is fun.

The Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale will be on September 26, from 11:00 – 3:00.  This will be a huge sale.  Lots of Westerns, children’s books separated by age and subject, many paperbacks — romances, mysteries, general, some old chairs and desks, books on CDs and music CDs.

Many of the books can be used for crafting too.

The display in the cultural Room will be doll houses by Nancy Turner. If you have a nice doll house you would like to show, please let us know. The 3-D printer will be on display also.

Pre-school Story time will start on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 10:30. This is for ages 3-5 years and not in school.   The theme for the first week is Green (frogs). Sept. 16 will be Triangles; Sept. 23 is Red (Apples); and Sept. 30 is Body Science *STEAM.

The Club Next After-school Program will begin on Sept. 8 at 3:45 p.m. The themes are: Sept. 15 is Billions of Insects; Sept 22 is Honeybees; Sept. 29 is Ant Antics. The activities will include stories, crafts and science.   The UNL Extension staff will again partner with the library staff and present science oriented topics for learning with books, experiments and sharing.

The Adult 3-D Design class is set for Saturday, Sept. 19 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. There is no fee for the class and there is a limit of 6 people in the class. There will be a small printing charge if you wish to print out the design. This is fun. Please sign up at the library.

A 3-session beginning computer class will be held on Tues. Sept. 15, Thursday the 17th and Tues. the 22nd from 10:00 – 11:30 each day. Class size is limited to 4 people. This class will make you more comfortable with getting around the software and using the Internet. Please sign up at the library.

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 next Brown Bag Book Club is February 10 at noon with “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot. It is a true story about a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta’s cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown. Amazing that these things happen.

The Winter Reading program “Hot Reads for Cold Nights” is off and running again. It will run January 12 through March 17, 2015. Since it is too cold to do anything else, come in or call us to sign up. There will be many new books and prizes again. Rate the books you read and enter each time for a weekly drawing. This year the Challenge is to read 5 books in 5 different genres in order to get out o your comfort zone and stretch your reading wings!

Books read on your eReader from Nebraska Overdrive will count.  Just let us know when you finish them.

Smart Investing @ Your Library

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.  OR Thursday, January 15, 2015

What questions do you have about your budget, getting started with investments, or retirement planning? Kimball Public Library has resources to help you find answers. We offer books, DVDs, and online resources to help you make better decisions about your money.

The Smart Investing @ your library® Builds Nebraska Communities program is coordinated in Nebraska by the Nebraska Library Commission and the Northeast Library System. The information will cover getting out of debt, planning for retirement, knowledge and resources on investing,

The aim of this training is to help people make well-informed financial decisions for themselves and their families. This financial education effort is supported in part by a grant from Smart investing @ your library®, a partnership between the American Library Association and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.

This is a unique opportunity provided by your library to offer a self-directed, personally paced program. The program is current, unbiased, and confidential. It provide access to a world of information and answers for financial questions.


Take advantage of these unbiased resources offered in our upcoming Financial Education training. Join us either Wednesday, Jan. 14 at 5:30 p.m. OR Thursday, Jan. 15at 10:00 am for the kick-off of the Financial Education training offered at the Kimball Public Library. Register in advance by visiting the library to sign up, email, or call 308-235-4523. Participants who attend both the Kick-Off and Wrap-Up (February 19) events and participate in the online curriculum will be eligible to win an iPod Shuffle.


On December 17, (a Wednesday), the library will host a Christmas Open House with treats and drink for anyone who wants to stop in and see our Christmas decorations, check out Christmas books or just come in and say hi. We’d love to see you.

A bit of library history: the first libraries consisted of archives of the earliest form of writing—the clay tablets in cuneiform script discovered in Sumer (modern day southern Iraq), some dating back to 2600 BC. Private or personal libraries made up of written books appeared in classical Greece in the 5th century BC. In the 6th century, at the very close of the Classical period, the great libraries of the Mediterranean world remained those of Constantinople and Alexandria.

Modern libraries are increasingly being redefined as places to get unrestricted access to information in many formats and from many sources. They are extending services beyond the physical walls of a building, by providing material accessible by electronic means. Your library (Kimball Public Library) has many resources for you and your friends and neighbors.

One of the library’s computers, which provides help for the disabled, rarely gets used. It enlarges the print for reading, will read documents to you, has larger keys for arthritic hands and much more. If you know someone who could benefit from this computer, please let them know.