Library Events

 
Final Eclipse Presentation: Eclipses Future

Friends of the Library Brown Bag Luncheon

Eclipses Future
Presented by Derryl Barr

Great American Eclipse is Monday August 21, 2017

Are you prepared for totality?

12:00 noon – 1:00 pm on Friday, July 21, 2017

North Platte Public Library – Meeting Room

Attend and receive a free pair of eclipse glasses!

The Eclipse is Exactly One Month Away!

“Eclipses Future” is the final presentation in our 3-part series on solar eclipses leading up to the total solar eclipse on August 21st that will be observable from the North Platte area. This final program focuses on the eclipse phenomenon itself, types of eclipses, and their cause and frequency. But most importantly the primary focus will be on how to safely observe and experience the upcoming total solar eclipse when persons in a 70-mile-wide swath across Nebraska will have the once in a lifetime opportunity to stand in the shadow of the Moon and marvel at what is frequently called “Nature’s grandest spectacle.”

Please call the library at 535-8036, Ext. 3310 to reserve a seat for this free program. Iced tea and water will be provided.


 

July Teen Cafe @YourLibrary

Teen Cafe is a program which promotes books and provides positive activities for area yteencafeouth.

There is no charge and no registration for the Teen Cafe programs. Just show up!

Thursday Afternoons @ the Library

Teens: Ages 12-18 (Grades 6-12)

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

July 2017 Teen Cafe Themes

July 6 — We Love Our Pets
July 7 — Evening Lock-in Celebration (Must qualify to attend)


Music from West Africa and Beyond

Friends of the Library Brown Bag Program

Music from West Africa and Beyond
by Sean Gaskell

Sean Gaskell presents Music of West Africa and Beyond

Sean Gaskell

12:00 PM, Thursday, July 6, 2017

Location: North Platte Public Library – Meeting Room

Sean Gaskell features traditional songs on the Kora, a 21-string harp that he learned how to play throughout the course of multiple visits to the instrument’s homeland in Gambia, West Africa.

Please call the library at 535-8036, Ext. 3301 to reserve a seat for this free program. Iced tea and water will be provided.


 

Summer Reading 2017

Build a Better World Theme Poster Summer Reading Programming General Information

KINDERGARTEN GRADUATES – 6 weeks on MONDAYS at 1:30 pm
Register Online

June 5 June 12 June 19 June 26 July 3 July 10


GRADES 1 & 2 GRADUATES – 6 weeks on WEDNESDAYS at 1:30 pm
Register Online

June 7 June 14 June 21 June 28 July 5 July 12


GRADES 3-5 GRADUATES – 6 weeks on WEDNESDAYS at 3:00 pm
Register Online

June 7 June 14 June 21 June 28 July 5 July 12

 


TEENS GRADES 6-12 (Age 12 – 18) – 6 weeks on THURSDAYS at 4:00 pm

June 1 June 8 June 15 June 22 June 29 July 6

Teen Lock-In on July 7th Requirements: 

Read 3 YA books, indicate how they could influence you to “Build a Better World” and attend Teen Cafe at least 3 times.


ADULTS – Due to increased NE150 events there will not be a Summer Reading Program for Adults in 2017


June & July Wee Read

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The first and third Wednesdays of each month are reserved for Wee Read presentations for children from infancy to 3 years of age. Parents and caregivers are invited to participate with their children. Each program lasts for about 20 minutes.

Wee Read is for ages 0 – 3 years old

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
and
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
and
Wednesday, July 5, 2017

9:30 am – 9:50 am
10:00 am – 10:20 am

Wee Read will not meet in August. Programming resumes in September. Have a wonderful summer!


June Storytime Themes

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Preschool Story Time is a read-aloud and follow interactive time. It’s where friends are made, imaginations grow and independence is earned. We know every parent and caregiver would love to watch their kids engage, sometimes it’s best for the child to learn those skills in a supervised non-threatening environment without the parent present.

Bring your preschooler(s) to Story Time
and enjoy a little library time for yourself!

Tuesdays for Preschool: Ages 3 – Kindergarten

9:30 am – 10:00 am
10:30 am – 11:00 am
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

June and July 2017 Themes

June 6 — “Won’t You Be My Neighbor”
June 13 — “Happy Father’s Day”
June 20 — “Recycle That”
June 27 — “Build a Pizza”
July 4 — LIBRARY CLOSED
July 11 — “Home Sweet Home”

There will be no Story Time in August. Programming resumes in September. Have a great and safe summer!


 

May Teen Cafe @Your Library

lib-icon-teenTeen Cafe is a program which promotes books and provides positive activities for area yteencafeouth.

There is no charge and no registration for the Teen Cafe programs. Just show up!

Thursday Afternoons @ the Library

Teens: Ages 12-18 (Grades 6-12)

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

May 2017 Teen Cafe Themes

May 4 — May Flowers
May 11 — Positive Kids
May 18 — The Red Umbrella
May 25 — Celebrate Veterans


Historic Homes of North Platte: Part 2

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Kaycee, a library staff member, has studied the history of many local buildings. Together, these photographic talks will feature the exteriors of about 40 homes built from 1874-1938. This is the 2nd part of this program.

Program attendance is limited to 70, so please call and make seat reservations by calling the library at 535-8036, extension 3310.

The program will be offered two times:

Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm at North Platte Public Library

and repeated

Friday, April 7,  2017 at 12:00 pm at North Platte Public Library

During the entire month of March, the North Platte Public Library will have a photographic exhibit of homesteaders and early photographs of the town, prairie-scapes, and railroad. The exhibit will also include copies of historic photographs and descriptions of William Cody (Buffalo Bill), the developing North Platte Downtown and businesses, Fort McPherson, Schools and Churches, and more.  The Library will have a three-dimensional exhibit with a plow, saddle and other early prairie artifacts on loan from the Lincoln County Historical Museum to help give modern day children and adults a sense of life on the prairie in 1867.


April Teen Cafe @Your Library

lib-icon-teenTeen Cafe is a program which promotes books and provides positive activities for area yteencafeouth.

There is no charge and no registration for the Teen Cafe programs. Just show up!

Thursday Afternoons @ the Library

Teens: Ages 12-18 (Grades 6-12)

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

April 2017 Teen Cafe Themes

April 6 — The Poetry of Music
April 13 — Playing Around With Words
April 20 — Poetry and Pizza
April 27 — NO TEEN CAFE – FOL BOOK SALE