Library Events

 
February Wee Read

Wee Read is for children under Age 3 and typically meets for two (2) sessions
on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
9:30 – 9:50 am
10:00 – 10:20 am

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
9:30 – 9:50 am
10:00 – 10:20 am

March Wee Read Dates are: March 6th & 20th


 

February Story Time

Story Time is a program held at the Library in the meeting room for children ages 3 – 5. There are three (3) sessions offered each Tuesday. The Library will be closed on Monday, February 18, 2019.

February 5, 2019 – Look out, Sharks!
9:30 am – 10:00 am
10:30 am – 11:00 am
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

February 12, 2019 – Happy Valentine’s Day
9:30 am – 10:00 am
10:30 am – 11:00 am
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

February 19, 2019 – Monster Mash
9:30 am – 10:00 am
10:30 am – 11:00 am
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

February 26, 2019 – Time for Bed
9:30 am – 10:00 am
10:30 am – 11:00 am
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm


 

January Story Time

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. The Library will be closed on January 1, 2019.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 “Snow Fun”
9:30 am – 10:00 am
10:30 am – 11:00 am
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Tuesday, January 15, 2019  “Sniffles & Sneezles”
9:30 am – 10:00 am
10:30 am – 11:00 am
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 “Hats, Coats, Mittens & Boots”
9:30 am – 10:00 am
10:30 am – 11:00 am
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 “P is for Puppy”
9:30 am – 10:00 am
10:30 am – 11:00 am
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm


 

January Wee Read

Wee Read is for children under Age 3 and typically meets for two (2) sessions
on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019
9:30 – 9:50 am
10:00 – 10:20 am

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
9:30 – 9:50 am
10:00 – 10:20 am


 

December Wee Read

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, December 5, 2018
9:30 – 9:50 am
10:00 – 10:20 am

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
9:30 – 9:50 am
10:00 – 10:20 am

December Story Time

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, December 4, 2018 “Company’s Coming”
9:30 am – 10:00 am
10:30 am – 11:00 am
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 “Christmas is Coming”
9:30 am – 10:00 am
10:30 am – 11:00 am
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 “Merry Christmas”
9:30 am – 10:00 am
10:30 am – 11:00 am
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Lakota Songs, Dances, & Games at Luncheon
Image of Jerome Kills Small, speaker

Jerome Kills Small

Songs, Dances & Games of the Lakota

by Jerome Kills Small

12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
Thursday, October 18, 2018
North Platte Public Library

Kills Small describes the history and origin of Native American songs and dances. A lecturer and storyteller who makes  and drums and powwow-size wood drums, Kills Small also is a singer of Lakota songs who has traveled extensively as a member of the Oyate Singers of Vermillion, S.D.

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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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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