Postwar Pop Presentation

Postwar pop: Memorabilia of the Mid-20th Century.
From the 1920’s onward, America was flooded with pop culture collectibles. Join Donald-Brian Johnson’s entertaining, informative program that examines how these trends of the times came to be. A colorful power point presentation, and artifact samples, bring the mid-twentieth century vibrant life.  Retro, yet up-to-the-minute, “Postwar Pop” is an invigorating exploration of the tastes that shaped an era.  Prairie Days weekend – July 31st at 2:00 pm by the library fireplace.

  Humanities Nebraska (HN) provides major funding for this program.  HN receives support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Nebraska State Legislature, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and private donations.  

Willow Creek Prairies

Join Northern Prairie Land Trust at the Library Lied Auditorium on Sat July 24 at 10:30am for a photo tour of the Willow Creek Prairies.  Kyle Schumacher will highlight the importance of this Biologically Unique Landscape, and will share some history and his knowledge of the plants and wildlife that call these prairies home.  Refreshments will be served.

Hella’s Book Review

This month Hella reviews the book The Four Winds by Kristen Hannah.

     Kristin Hannah, author of The Nightingale, wrote a powerful historical fiction titled The Four Winds. It is a story of the Great Depression and how one woman showed unbelievable strength to help her family survive the terrible dust storms that swept through Texas and throughout the Great Plains for more than ten years.
     At the beginning of the story the reader is introduced to twenty-five-year-old Elsa Wolcott. At age fourteen Elsa had a childhood fever and ever since, her parents have insisted she was too weak to endure any social interaction. She was also told that she was not pretty like her sisters and that no man would want to marry her.  So, Elsa spent her much of her time much in her room reading, especially romantic novels, while her parents showed no love for her at all.
     One day, as Elsa was growing tired of the treatment she was receiving, she decided to sew a red dress for herself and sneaked out in search of a romantic adventure.. . .Read the full review

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