Library Events

 
Library Presents “Eclipses Present”

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presented by Derryl Barr

North Platte Public Library – Meeting Room, 120 W 4th ST, North Platte NE

Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 12:00 Noon

Eclipses Present is the second in a three-part series on solar eclipses leading up to the total solar eclipse on the 21st of August that will be observable from the North Platte area.   In the first part of the series, Eclipses Past, we explored the myth, mystery and fear  when witnessing the disappearance of the Sun at mid-day. In Eclipses Present our focus shifts to the science and politics of the eclipse phenomenon, or how humankind not only came to understand what was happening in the heavens, but how it quickly devised means to put to use this cosmic occurrence to influence earthly events in its own favor, for both good and bad.

Please call the library at 308-535-8036 ext. 3301 for free seat reservations.

Coffee and water will be provided.


 

Learn about eResources @Your Library

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Magazines, eBooks, and eAudiobooks are a click or two away with your library card. Learn how to use these resources and get helpful tips for their apps.

Location: North Platte Public Library – Meeting Room, 120 W 4th ST, North Platte NE

Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Can’t attend? Help for these services is available from the Technology Learning Center (TLC) on the 2nd floor of the Library during normal TLC hours. The TLC closes 1/2 hour before the main body of the library.


 

Learn About eResources @Your Library

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Free downloadable magazines and music are available with your library card using two free apps or on your computer. Bring your questions about these two services offered to library patrons by North Platte Public Library.

Location: North Platte Public Library – Meeting Room, 120 W 4th ST, North Platte

When: Monday, February 13, 2017 from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Can’t attend? Assistance for these services is also available from the Technology Learning Center (TLC) on the 2nd floor of the library during TLC business hours. The TLC closes 1/2 hour before the main body of the Library.


 

AARP Offers Free Tax Assistance

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax preparation help to anyone and if you’re 50 and older, and can’t afford a tax preparation service, we were made especially for you. We understand that retirement or other life changes may mean your taxes are a little more complicated now. With the help of our team of IRS-certified volunteers we make it easy for you.

This First Come – First Served Service requires you to bring:

  • Last Year’s Tax Return(s)
  • Social Security Card or other sufficient official form of ID for yourself and each individual on your tax return
  • Photo ID is required for all tax payers (current drivers license)
  • Checkbook or routing and account numbers for direct deposit(s) of any refund(s)

Location: North Platte Public Library, 120 W 4th ST, North Platte NE 69101

Date Time
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Friday, Feburary 3, 2017 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Saturday, February 11, 2017 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Saturday, February 18, 2017 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Saturday, February 25, 2017 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Friday, March 3, 2017 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Saturday, March 11, 2017 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Saturday, March 18, 2017 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Saturday, March 25, 2017 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Friday, March 31, 2017 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Saturday, April 8, 2017 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 12:00 – 3:00 pm

Tax forms are available online: https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs

Tax forms and publications may be printed at the Library for a cost of $0.10 per page per side.

Tax forms are available via the US Mail (most forms should be available by the end of January 2017, arriving in 10 business days):

  • Call the IRS at 1-800-829-3676 to place your order
  • Hearing Impaired TTY/TDD at 1-800-829-4059
  • Visit https://www.irs.gov/OrderForms to place your order

February Preschool Story Time

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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

February 2017 Themes

February 7 — “Me and My Shadow”
February 14 — “Happy Valentine’s Day”
February 21 — “On the Nose”
February 28 — “Fun and Frolic”


February 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, February 1, 2017
and
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

9:30 am – 9:50 am
10:00 am – 10:20 am

Upcoming dates: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 & Wednesday, March 15, 2017


February Teen Cafe @Your Library

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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

February 2017 Teen Cafe Themes

February 2 — An Hour of Code
February 9 — Valentine Festival
February 16 — How Do You Do?
February 23 — Chasing the Shadow


President Andrew Johnson BBL @Your Library
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President Andrew Johnson

Presented by Andrew Lee

Thursday, January 26, 2017
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
North Platte Public Library Meeting Room
120 W 4th ST, North Platte NE

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President Andrew Johnson was in office when Nebraska gained statehood. Beginning as vice-president under Abraham Lincoln, he came into office after Lincoln’s assassination. Local history and politics buff, Andrew Lee will use PowerPoint slides to tell the story of our 17th president and his impact on our country.

All Brown Bag Programs are free to the public.  Please call the library for seat reservations  at 308-535-8036 ext 3310. Bring your own lunch; coffee and water will be provided.


January Make It Monday

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 Make It Monday

Project: TBA

Monday, January 23, 2017 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Free: Supplies Furnished
Open to All Ages


Nebraska in Song BBL @Your Library
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Nebraska Through Song and Story

Presented by Dan Holtz

Thursday, January 19, 2017
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
North Platte Public Library Meeting Room
120 W 4th ST, North Platte NE

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Nebraska has not only a rich tradition in literature but also a rich, less-publicized tradition in music. Dan Holtz interweaves songs, accompanied on guitar and harmonica, with excerpts from works by Willa Cather, John Neihardt, Mari Sandoz and Bess Streeter Aldrich. In a narrative from about 1850 to 1904, he tells the stories of the people who came to and through early Nebraska, the pioneers who crossed the overland trails, the settlers and the Native Americans. Dan plays original songs he composed as well as historic folk songs from the late 1800’s.

All Brown Bag Programs are free to the public.  Please call the library for seat reservations  at 308-535-8036 ext 3310. Bring your own lunch; coffee and water will be provided.