Join us Monday, September 18th @ 7:00 p.m. for the discussion of Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
“Are you happy with your life?” Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. Before a man Jason’s never met smiles down at him and says, “Welcome back, my friend.”
In this world he’s woken up to, Jason’s life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor, but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable. Something impossible. Is it this world or the other that’s the dream? And even if the home he remembers is real, how can Jason possibly make it back to the family he loves? The answers lie in a journey more wondrous and horrifying than anything he could’ve imagined—one that will force him to confront the darkest parts of himself even as he battles a terrifying, seemingly unbeatable foe. From the author of the bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy, Dark Matter is a brilliantly plotted tale that is at once sweeping and intimate, mind-bendingly strange and profoundly human—a relentlessly surprising science-fiction thriller about choices, paths not taken, and how far we’ll go to claim the lives we dream of.
Our adult summer reading program continues through July 24th. Congratulations to the prize winners for the first three weeks: Colleen Weber; Sheree Slagle; and Katrina Kusek. Ask a the circulation desk how to participate.
We are so appreciative to Jeanne and Fred of Sylvester's for choosing the children's "Makerspace" area that will be in our renovated library as the recipient of the year's Chili Contest and Benefit Auction fundraiser. Over $12,300 was raised! The funds will be used to purchase items and materials that will help children and families create, invent, tinker, explore, and discover. Our Makerspace will incorporate three elements- places...people...making things. We can't wait!!
The staff of the Broken Bow Public Library, along with our Library Board of Trustees, and the Library Foundation Board of Directors, want to thank everyone who helped move books, shelving, boxes, and assisted with the organization of our temporary library building.
Over 90 volunteers of all ages from our community assisted with the move and everyone's help made the task must less daunting and certainly quite efficient! Due to all the assistance, we were open for "business as usual" in one week-- something that seemed impossible while planning for the move!
A special thanks to Dave Thompson who engineered the plan to get 23,000 books moved in less than six hours, V-Bar who provided trailers, Evans Feed and Arrow Seed who furnished pickups, BBHS instructor Michael Schweitzer and the Architect Design class for "fitting square pegs into round holes," the Broken Bow Schools for allowing students to help, and the City of Broken Bow Administrator, Water/Sewer, Street/Parks, Electric, and Rescue Departments who provided hours of man power, ingenuity, equipment, and materials.
Hopefully, the renovation and additions to our permanent library are complete by the end of December. we are excited about what the renovated library will bring to our community, as well as the area, and we'll keep you informed on the construction progress.
Don't forget we offer Zinio!
Just a reminder in case you've forgotten or didn't know, but the Broken Bow Public Library is part of the Central Nebraska Digital Coop and offers free full digital copies of many of your favorite magazines through Zinio digital magazines. You see the exact materials as seen in print edition, plus some issues include interactive features. Read online or download issues to your computer or mobile device to read offline anytime. Downloaded issues are yours to keep as long as you wish. This subscription allows for unlimited simultaneous use of each magazine issue the coop purchases for their patrons.
There are over 100 popular English and Spanish language magazines and this service is available to our library cardholders in good standing. Zinio 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.