The Library will be closed on Monday, October 8th in observance of Columbus Day. We’ll open on Tuesday, October 9th at 10:00 a.m.

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The Great Cookie Contest
Thursday, October 25th 5:30-6:30
October is National Cookie Month and we’re having a party and a contest! Here is how the contest will work:

  • Sign up at the library if you are interested in competing

  • Open to all ages

  • Bring two dozen homemade cookies to be judged and to share with others by 5:00 that afternoon.

  • Our judges will be “cookie greats” and they will start their difficult work at 5:30.

  • Cookies will be shared with everyone after the competition!

  • The winner will receive the 2018 Great Cookie Trophy!


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Book discussion

The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel

Monday, November 19th at 7:00 p.m.

This is a remarkable tale of survival and solitude--the true story of a man who lived alone in a tent in the Maine woods, never talking to another person and surviving by stealing supplies from nearby cabins for twenty-seven years.
In 1986, twenty-year-old Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the woods. He would not have a conversation with another human being until nearly three decades later when he was arrested for stealing food. Living in a tent even in winter, he had survived by his wits and courage, developing ingenious ways to store food and water, to avoid freezing to death. He broke into nearby cottages for food, clothes, reading material, and other provisions, taking only what he needed, but terrifying a community never able to solve the mysterious burglaries.
Based on extensive interviews with Knight himself, this is a vividly detailed account of the why and how of his secluded life--as well as the challenges he has faced returning to the world. A riveting story of survival that asks fundamental questions about solitude, community, and what makes a good life, and a deeply moving portrait of a man who was determined to live his own way and succeeded.
If you are interested in participating in the discussion and need a copy of the book, please contact us at 872.2927 and we’ll save a copy for you. 


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“Paint a Pin” Party Wednesday, October 17th 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Express yourself by using old bowling pins to create unique art! You can paint a pin to look like almost anything… your imagination is the limit! Seasonal ideas include ghosts, Santas, snowmen, and turkeys. There are also ideas on how to paint paint a pin to create a marbled and elegant look or paint one like a tattoo.
Be at the library on Tuesday, October 17th to join in the fun. If you need more information, please call the library at 872.2927. The pins and painting supplies are furnished.

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Chair Yoga @ Your Library

Stretch & Strengthen
-Remain active with safe and simple exercises
-Improve flexibility and core strength
-Reduce low back pain and neck tension
Every Wednesday afternoon from 2-2:45 p.m.
There is no charge to participate and no registration needed.  Please come in comfortable clothing that allows freedom of movement.


  is available with your Broken Bow Public Library card

is available with your Broken Bow Public Library card

Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs.  Some of Chilton Library's more popular features include:
-Maintenance/specification tables
-Step-by-step service and repair procedures
-Vacuum diagrams
-Wiring diagrams
-Close-up photos and illustrations
-ASE test prep quizzes
Ask us how to gain access


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Don't forget we offer RB Digital!
Just a reminder that we have digital magazines for you to download to your device- Ask at the circulation desk how to access RBdigital.
There are over 100 popular English and Spanish language magazines and this service is available to our library cardholders in good standing.  RB magazines may be read in a Internet browser or on a wide variety of apps available for many mobile devices.  Check on the device that best suits your needs to download your free app.