Library Events

 
Learn about Nebraska’s Ultimate Book Collector at Luncheon
1953 Image of Front Hall at Thomas Jefferson Fitzpatrick's house

“Front hall of the Thomas Jefferson Fitzpatrick house,” KU Libraries Exhibits, accessed August 28, 2018, https://exhibits.lib.ku.edu/items/show/5830.

The Amazing Library of Thomas Jefferson Fitzpatrick

by Jim McKee

12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
Thursday, September 27, 2018
North Platte Public Library

Jim McKee is back to tell the amazing story of the ultimate book collector, Thomas Jefferson Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick, a longtime resident of Bethany, was a bibliomaniac. This college professor began with a solid collection of rare books inherited from his illustrious namesake. A lifetime of collecting later, he was living entirely in the kitchen of his house while the rest of the property was packed floor to ceiling and wall-to-wall with books. Only after his death in 1952 was the full extent of his obsession uncovered.

This event is free and open to the public. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunches. Coffee, tea and water will be provided. Seating is limited so please call the library at 535-8036, ext. 3301 to reserve a seat.

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White House Topic of Luncheon

Image of the White HouseWhen Did the White House Become the “White House”?
by Donald Hickey
Friday, September 21, 2018
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
North Platte Public Library

This PowerPoint program—featuring portraits, illustrations, and newspaper evidence—will examine the origins and early history of the White House, which today is arguably the most famous building in the world. Special attention will be paid to when and how the White House got its name. Although conventional wisdom holds that the name originated when the White House was rebuilt after being burned during the War of 1812, the evidence suggests that the name was in use as early as 1802, a mere eighteen months after the building was first occupied by President John Adams.

Don Hickey is a professor of history at Wayne State College. He is an award-winning author who has published eleven books and over a hundred articles, mainly on the War of 1812 and its causes.

This event is free and open to the public. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunches. Coffee, tea and water will be provided. Seating is limited so please call the library at 535-8036, ext. 3301 to reserve a seat.

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Classical Guitarist Peter Fletcher Returns…

…to the Library for a classical guitar concert sure to amaze on

Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

image of Peter Fletcher

Peter Fletcher, classically trained guitarist who has performed multiple sold out concerts at New York’s Carnegie Hall among other prestigious venues.

Peter Fletcher began guitar study at the age of seven under classical guitar instructor, John Sutherland. In 1980 classical guitarist José Tomás, Andrés Segovia’s teaching assistant in Spain, held a week long Master Class in Atlanta, GA. Peter Fletcher was the youngest student to perform in the class, playing music by Bach and Carcassi. In December, 1983, he made his formal debut at the age of fifteen under the auspices of The Brasstown Concert Association in North Carolina. Wrote the critic of The Cherokee Scout, “He has technical facility but what one remembers about his playing is the nuances, the poetical phrasing, dynamic and tonal changes, his harmonics, his cadences.”

Fletcher furthered his studies in Master Classes with David Leisner, David Russell, Oscar Ghiglia and Pepe Romero. As a performer in the Christopher Parkening Master Class in 1988, he was broadcast on National Public Radio (NPR). In 1990, the Music Teacher’s National Association (MTNA) awarded Fletcher a prize at its National Level Competition, and in 1995 he received the Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music under Nicholas Goluses, and was twice the recipient of an Eastman Graduate Award.

In demand as a performer in cultural venues throughout the country, Mr. Fletcher has been invited to give recitals at the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY; Cincinnati’s Memorial Hall; St. Philip Cathedral in Atlanta; Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina and many others. In 2003 he performed on the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series at the Chicago Cultural Center. In January 2005, Mr. Fletcher was invited to join the distinguished Jury of the 9th Annual Schadt String Competition in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He made his New York Debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in February 2007, and returned in 2008, 2009 and 2010 to a completely sold-out house.

This event is free and open to the public. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunches. Coffee, tea and water will be provided. Seating is limited so please call the library at 535-8036, ext. 3301 to reserve a seat.


 

Luncheon: A Visit with Lady Vestey

The Friends of the Library and the Nebraska Humanities present…

A Visit with Lady Vestey

Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm

portrayed by Beverly Beavers

 

Lady Vestey Wedding Photo courtesy https://www.superiorne.com/evelynbrodstone-ladyvestey.htm

Courtesy: https://www.superiorne.com/evelynbrodstone-ladyvestey.htm

Image of Bev Beavers who portrays Lady Vestey

Lady Vestey is portrayed by Bev Beavers

Hear the fascinating story how a Nebraska Farm Girl became the highest paid woman executive in the world in the 1920’s and a member of British Nobility.

 

 

 

 

Reservations by calling the Library at 308-535-8036 ext. 3301 are requested. Tea, Coffee and water will be provided. Feel free to bring your own lunch.

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Wee Read in July

Wee Read will not be meeting on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 due to the Independence Day holiday.
The Library will be Closed on Wednesday, July 4th.

Wee Read is for children under Age 3 and typically meets for two (2) sessions
on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month (no programming in August).

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
9:30 – 9:50 am
10:00 – 10:20 am


July Story Time Ages 3-5

Story Time is a program held at the Library in the meeting room for children ages 3 – 5. There are three (3) sessions each Tuesday it is offered. There will not be a Story Time on Tuesday, July 3rd.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 “Rock It!”
9:30 am – 10:00 am
10:30 am – 11:00 am
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 “Dance Party”
9:30 am – 10:00 am
10:30 am – 11:00 am
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 “Strike Up the Band!”
9:30 am – 10:00 am
10:30 am – 11:00 am
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm


 

July Summer Reading Programs

Libraries Rock! for Kindergarten Graduates
Monday – July 9 and 16, 2018 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Libraries Rock! for Grades 1 & 2 Graduates
Wednesday – July 11 and 18, 2018 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Libraries Rock! for Grades 3-5 Graduates
Wednesday – July 11 and 18, 2018 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Libraries Rock! FINAL DAY for ALL Kindergarten through 5th Grades
Wednesday – July 25, 2018 1:30 pm
Kier Mathur Magic Show
Location: Episcopal Church of Our Savior 203 W 4th ST
(diagonally across 4th Street from Library)

Libraries Rock! for Teens
coincides with regular Teen Cafe teen programming
Thursday – July 12, 2018 4:00 – 5:00 pm
“Rock Man” – Guest: Jim Griffin
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See the Young Adult Librarian for Information about Upcoming Special Programs
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July 1-7 Events at the Library

No Children’s and Youth Programming July 1-7, 2018 due to the mid-week Independence Day holiday

The Library will be closed Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Have a safe one!

Fireworks and US Flag Image


 

Nebraska Landmark Buildings Noon Topic

Nebraska Landmark Buildings

by Jeff Barnes

Thursday, May 3, 2018
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm

North Platte Public Library meeting room

Learn about the rich and diverse history and heritage of the state of Nebraska through its buildings.

Seating is limited. Please call the Library at 308-535-8036 x3301 to reserve your seat today! Bring your own lunch and enjoy a sweet conversation about chocolate. Coffee and water will be provided.

The program sponsored in part by:

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April Make-It-Monday


Create@YourLibrary

North Platte Public Library

Monday, April 16, 2018
4:00 PM—6:00 PM

Wind Socks

Free: Supplies Furnished
Open to All Ages — Work at Your Own Pace