2019 Adult Summer Reading Program Report
This year’s adult summer reading program concluded on July 22nd. Tick-tac-toe sheets provided an opportunity for readers to earn entry forms for prizes. This is a fun way to get readers out of their usual reading habits. Participants could also earn entry forms by completing various activities that were library-related as well as community activities. Nearly 200 entries were submitted by readers through the seven-week program. Weekly prize winners were Heather Maseberg, Carol Reichenberg, Linda Smith, Fae Beaumont, Angie Foss, and Amy Taylor. They each received an “Universe of Stories” book bag filled with gift certificates to local businesses, a hard cover book, a bendable book light, and a spiral notebook with sticky notes. All entries were eligible for the grand prize drawing that was held on July 22nd. Congratulations to Isaac Ganoung who won the Kindle Fire HD 8.
Educated by Tara Westover
Monday, September 16th at 7:00 p.m.
Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her "head-for-the-hills bag." In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara's older brothers became violent. As a way out, Tara began to educate herself, learning enough mathematics and grammar to be admitted to Brigham Young University. Her quest for knowledge would transform her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if she'd traveled too far, if there was still a way home. With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, Tara Westover has crafted a universal coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of what an education offers: the perspective to see one's life through new eyes, and the will to change it.
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.
The Broken Bow Public Library is pleased that Bryan L. Jones, author of North of the Platte, South of the Niobrara, will be at the library on Wednesday, August 7th from 7-8:30 p.m. for an evening of stories from the iconic Sandhills of Nebraska. At the heart of North of the Platte, South of the Niobrara are the self-told stories of the region’s residents - ranchers, schoolteachers, bull riders, and veterans - and of the historians, scientists and poets who’ve traveled and loved its rivers and dunes. Jones will offer some readings from his book, have time for questions and answers, and have copies of the book for sale and signing. Join Nebraska born author Bryan Jones for an evening of vivid stories from the heart of the plains, the Nebraska Sandhills. There is no charge to attend this event that is sponsored by the Broken Bow Library Foundation.
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.
in the library’s multi-purpose room
There is no charge to participate and no registration needed. Please come in comfortable clothing that allows freedom of movement.
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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.