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Smart Investing @ Your Library is another grant that the library applied for and received. 22 libraries in Nebraska are participating in this project. Each library received books, CDs and DVDs for patrons to use and utilize. The other part of the grant will be working with UNL Extension personnel to provide financial education opportunities for ages 18 and up. There will be a signup time in January and a wrap-up party in February with some rewards for participating. More information will be coming soon.

The library with the help of Kim Sharples is hosting some evening craft times using books that would normally be discarded.

The first one this fall was Sept. 23 and the project was a hanging file folder made with book covers and decorating them.

Next month, the meeting will be on Oct. 7 at 6:30 at the library.  Please join us in this fun creative time.

Facebook and setting up an e-mail, Sept. 23, 30 & Oct. 7 at 10:00;

eReader Help is Sept. 18 at 10:00;

Google Apps or Docs is Sept. 25 at 6:00.

Pinterest is on Saturday, Oct. 1, 9:00 – 12:00. Please sign up for all these events at the library or call 308-235-4523.

SCAN DAY is coming on Oct. 14, Saturday, 10:00 until 2:00. The staff will also help with scanning on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 12 & 13. There are two purposes for this project. One is to collect more history for the Historical Files and the other to help you preserve your documents and memories. Items that can be scanned are legal papers, birth certificates, baptismal records, photographs, etc.

These are both after school programs for grade school children.  The UNL extension personnel will again be presenting some of the programs.

Club Next is for children in Grades 1 & 2 and RAG-time is for Grades 3-5.  They meet at 3:45 every Tuesday.  The same topics will be presented to both groups, sometime together and sometimes separately or separated for crafts and games.

Sept. 16 is ‘You Are What You Eat, and Sept. 23 is ‘Camouflage: Outdoor Educaiton’.  Sept. 30 is ‘Reading with Rover’.

See videos on Facebook.

Story Time began on Sept. 3 with ‘A is for Apple’.  Leta will be going through the alphabet with stories and crafts for ages 3-5.

This week is ‘C is for Cat’ and the Dr. Seuss cat will make an appearance.  Next week for ‘D is for Dog’ Clifford the Big Red dog will join in.

The programs are at 10:30 – 11:00 and there is always room for more.

The Brown Bag Book Club (named because you can bring a lunch to the meeting) began this fall season by reading “The Bean Tree” by Barbara Kingsolver.  The group was small but they enjoyed a very good book that has remained popular for a long time.

The book for October 14. is ‘The Book Thief’ by Marcus Zucas — also very popular.  It is about a girl who ‘collects’ books during the dangerous time of WWII.  When her family hides a Jew things change for her.  A movie has been made from the book.

In November the book discussion will be on  ‘Unbroken’ by Lauren Hillenbrand.  She is also the author of ‘Secretariat’.  The book is about a soldier who tries to survive on a raft boat in the middle of a big ocean by using the ingenuity he learned as a disruptive teen.

These book discussions are at noon on the second Tuesday of the month.  Bring a sack lunch with you and enjoy the friendly conversation.  You don’t have to read the book to come.

The 2014 Summer Reading Program theme is “Fizz, Boom, Read” and will focus on science projects.  Leta has some fun speakers and projects planned again this year.  There will be six session on Wednesdays, beginning May 28 and going through July 6 with the wrap-up program.

Leta will be getting the Summer Reading Program to the classes at school this week. Parents, please watch for the information. The sign-up period will be in May and the first session will be May 28, 2014 (Wednesday) at 10:15.   Sign-up at the library.  We are already starting to receive registrations.

The week of April 1-5 was Money Smart Week and this week the education is being continued today through Money Smart Kimball and Jennifer Provance with an educational program for the 5th and 6th grade classes. Her topic will be comparison shopping for the 6th grade. Thank you Jennifer.

Here are some financial websites that might have information for you: has financial videos for young adults and much more; is a site that rates credit cards that promote cash back; and degrees of financial literacy is a free program of the nation’s certified public accountants to help Americans understand their personal finances through every stage of life.

During the Money Smart Kimball presentation for the 5th and 6th grade classes 4 students won a drawing for $10.00 to add to their saving account or start a savings account. The winners who have come to claim their funds are Brendan Walker & Chelsea Malson in the 6th grade and Sydney Keller & Jaden Lee in the 5th grade.  Congratulations to those students.  They were all excited about the plan.  If they keep their account current or add to it for 6 months, they will each receive another $10.00.

The Old Books Craft Day on Saturday, the 22nd, is available to young adults and adults.  The supplies will be provided
but participants are invited to bring photos and scrapbooking decorative pages, etc. if they wish.  There is a small fee
of $3.00 to cover some supplies.  Please sign up at the library in person or by phone by Feb. 19 so we can set up tables and have enough supplies.  There will be ideas to start your creative juices.

Kim Sharples will show you how and will have book covers ready for use in the main project.  The class will be 3 hours long and there is a limit of 15.  If more sign up, we can do another class in the afternoon or another day. Altered book1
This will be fun.

Once Upon a TownOn Tuesday, the 11th, we have the Brown Bag Book Club with “Once Upon a Town: the Miracle of the North Platte Canteen” by Bob Greene is the exciting and very interesting historical presentation of what many, many volunteers did to
support the troops passing through Nebraska during WWII.  “During World War II, American soldiers from
every city and walk of life rolled through North Platte, Nebraska, on troop trains en route to their ultimate destinations in Europe and the Pacific. The tiny town, wanting to offer the servicemen warmth and support, transformed its
modest railroad depot into the North Platte Canteen.”  A quote from the summary.  The book is based on eye-witness accounts from volunteers and soldiers. Please grab a sack lunch and join us for a lively discussion on this book.