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By Jan Sears
Kimball Library Notes 

Kimball Public Library Book Sale A Big Hit On Farmer's Day


October 3, 2019

Jan Sears / For The Observer

Kimball Public Library director Jan Sears reports in her column this week that the Friends of the Kimball Library book sale on Farmer's Day weekend "was very popular." Grocery bags filled with books, puzzles, DVDs and more were selling for $10 -- just about the best bargain you'll find.

The Friends of the Kimball Library Book Sale was very popular this year and many, many books and puzzles went out the door. Thank you all who came and purchased books. Book sales are appreciated by the public and also help the library by clearing out books and making money for the Friends to fund the library for extra programing and supplies and the annual swimming pool party.

The Teen Library Advisory Board held a bake sale and the baked items flew out the door. They planned to have the sale outside on the lawn, but obviously the weather wasn't cooperative.

The special art show and Mary Hunt were a hit. She does fantastic work and her research into Native American history and wildlife (especially birds) shows in the details.

The library is sponsoring a Paint Pouring workshop with Mary Hunt on Saturday, November 2, 2019, 9:30 – 12:30. There are a few spots left in the class, but if we have more than 15, another class will be scheduled in the afternoon.

Mrs. Hunt will bring all of the supplies and teach different techniques of paint pouring. There is a fee. Sign up at the library with the fee to hold your spot. This is a fun, fun project for adults and children over 12.

The newly formed Teen Book Club met on Thursday evening to discuss "The Giver." They were enthusiastic and ready for a new book. There is plenty of room for more teens.

October Schedule

Wednesdays, at 10:30 -- Preschool stor time is for ages 3-5 and held on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Children are welcome to come listen to stories and do a little craft for a half hour.

Thursdays, Club Next at 3:45 – 4:45, for K – 5th grades, for fun and educational activities, including art and electronics. Busing is available.

Sewing class: Another set of classes start Oct. 8 and 9th. Again a Tuesday class at 5:00 – 7 and a Wednesday class at 4:00, with no age suggestions. Parents can still bring a child and learn together. Sign up at the library. Other sewing classes could be scheduled.

Noon Book Club will meet on Oct. 8 at 12:00 to discuss "As All My Fathers Were" (a novel) by James A. Misko. Brothers Richard and Seth Barrett are devoted to running the family ranch on Nebraska's Platte River.

Their mother's final will requires them to travel by horse and canoe along the river to understand why their maternal grandfather homesteaded the ranch. Their travels aren't smooth and the river becomes its own character.

The Evening Non-fiction book club will meet on Oct. 15 at 5:30 pm. The book is "The Worst Hard Time" by Timothy Egan.

This book is the untold story of those who survived the Great American Dust Bowl, following a dozen families and their communities dealing with the hardships and death.

The teen book club is October 24, 2019 at 5:30 pm. Book to be determined.

We will be closed on October 14 for Columbus Day.

Quotes of the Week

"You can make a small fortune in farming-provided you start with a large one." -- Unknown 

"The discovery of agriculture was the first big step toward a civilized life."  -- Arthur Keith



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