Library Events

 
NLW Bookmark Contest

In celebration of National Library Week (April 9-15, 2017), North Platte Public Library is asking all kids Kindergarten – 5th Grade to enter a Bookmark Design Contest.

Rules:

  • Black or colored ink only, pencils and crayons not accepted. We want to duplicate winning entries on colored stock and ink designs will show up best and be most economical for us to reproduce.
  • One (1) entry per child.
  • Bookmark Design must be submitted to the Library by 6:00 pm on Saturday, April 8, 2017.
  • Winning designs from each grade will be displayed during National Library Week (April 9-15, 2017) at the Library.
  • Contest winners will be determined by a bookmark committee consisting of Library Staff.
  • Winning bookmarks will be published and available to the public in mid-April. Only the first name of the winner and grade will be released with the book mark.

If you have questions, contact the Children’s Department of the Library at 308-535-8036 x3318. Part-time staff are monitoring this voice mail, so please leave a call back number so we can get back to you.

A Bookmark Design Template (downloadable pdf) can also be picked up from the Library during business hours.


 

Nebraska Territory Stories- A Musical Program

lib-ne150-official-logolib-logo-humanities-stackedNebraska Territory Stories — A Musical Program

by David Seay

12:00 PM, Friday, March 24, 2017
at North Platte Public Library

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

In this upbeat presentation David performs folk music that existed at the time Nebraska became a state on March 1, 1867. Between tunes he discusses how these songs provide glimpses into history by telling stories of everyday life of the pioneers during the 13 years before Nebraska statehood. This cheerful show works particularly well for family audiences so we encourage homeschooling families to attend. Instruments featured are banjo, harmonica, whistles, and mountain dulcimer. This program is funded through the Humanities Nebraska Speakers Bureau program.


 

Mobile Device Support for eResources

lib-icon-everyoneeresourceseResources is the term used for electronic resources, usually subscription based, that your library provides access to for the community.

Examples of eResources include: e-books, e-audiobooks, mp3 music, and subject based research databases like legal information, automotive repair, health information or home improvement.

Monday evening Mobile Device Help Time @ Your library

Monday, March 6, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at North Platte Public Library 
Monday, March 13, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at North Platte Public Library
Monday, March 27, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at North Platte Public Library

Instead of group computer classes at the North Platte Public Library in March, library staff will be available on Monday evenings, March 6, 13th and 27th from 6 to 8 PM to assist people individually with using their mobile devices or  with short computer questions.  For example, people can get assistance using the library’s eResources including apps to borrow eBooks or audiobooks, or get assistance with working with email attachments or  Microsoft Office.  People can schedule 30-minute appointments  by calling 535-8036, Ext. 3320.  These short help sessions are free.


 

Lincoln County Tribune 1867-1887: a look at Advertising and News from over 100 years ago

lib-ne150-official-logoThis program will highlight the differences in advertising and journalism between 1867 and 2017. Many historic advertisements and news articles will be showcased through this PowerPoint presentation.

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

 

Friday, March 17, 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.


March Preschool Story Time

lib-icon-prekPreschool Story TimeGeorge & Gracie Puppets

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

March 2017 Themes

March 7 — “Abracadabra”
March 14 — “Snakes Alive”
March 21 — “Wake Up”
March 28 — “All That Silliness”


Historic Homes of North Platte: Part 1

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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 part 1 of a 2 part program.

The program will be offered two times:

Friday, March 10, 2017 at 12:00 pm at North Platte Public Library

and repeated

Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm at North Platte Public Library

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

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.


 

AARP Offers 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, 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
March Lego Club @YourLibrary

lib-icon-k5Saturday, January 7, 2017lego

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Grades K-5
North Platte Public Library

Come join us!!!


March Wee Read @YourLibrary

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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, March 1, 2017
and
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

9:30 am – 9:50 am
10:00 am – 10:20 am

Upcoming dates: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 & Wednesday, April 19, 2017