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Learn How Knitting Can Improve Health at Knitting 101 Classes at the Blair Library

Books are just the beginning at Nebraska libraries, and Knitting classes at the Blair Public Library and Technology Center are a good example of the varied programs offered in Nebraska public libraries. For more information, see http://libraries.ne.gov/blair/2018/02/16/adulting-101-continues/

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Health and Wellness Programming at Arapahoe Public Library Helps Community Get Healthy

Books Are Just the Beginning at Nebraska libraries, and wellness programming at the Arapahoe Public Library is a good example. The library invites area health and wellness professionals to provide educational programs and community members learn how to improve their health free of charge. Find out more about personal trainer Tyler Cappel’s program on how chronic dieting can impact metabolism and hormones at http://libraries.ne.gov/arapahoe/2018/01/18/why-how-to-reverse-diet/.

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Makerspace at Loup City Public Library Invites Community to Get Creative

Books are just the beginning in Nebraska libraries and Loup City Public Library is hosting a rotating Library Innovation Studio to offer their community the opportunity to explore, collaborate, create, learn, and invent. See some of the items that community members are making at: http://libraries.ne.gov/loupcity/2018/01/03/items-made-in-our-library-innovation-studio-you-can-make-something-too/.

Loup City Public Library is one of thirty libraries participating in the Library Innovation Studios: Transforming Rural Communities project. The Nebraska Library Commission along with partners University of Nebraska—Lincoln, Nebraska Innovation Studio, Nebraska Extension, and Regional Library Systems, are excited to see how the  project, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), can support community engagement and participatory learning experiences in small rural libraries across Nebraska.  For more information see http://nlc.nebraska.gov/grants/innovationstudios. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services [grant #LG-95-17-0046-17].

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Wilson Public Library in Cozad Offers Basics of Genealogy

Books Are Just the Beginning at Nebraska public libraries and Wilson Public Library in Cozad demonstrates this with their Basics of Genealogy: Where to Start class on January 4.  Library staff walk through the resources in the library Heritage Room and beyond to help people explore their past. Staff are also available for individual consultation through the “Check-Out a Librarian” Program. Additionally, the Genealogy Club meets January 15. For more information see https://www.facebook.com/events/1976876865913586/

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Partnership Offers Youth Rocket Workshop at Clay Center Public Library

Books Are Just the Beginning in Nebraska Libraries and the partnership between Nebraska Extension 4-H and the Clay Center Public Library is another great example. Young people (Grades K-3) will learn about flight and rocket components. They will also build their own edible rockets. For more information see https://i1.wp.com/libraries.ne.gov/claycenter/files/2017/11/IMG_2494-e1511905684214.jpg.

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Native American Awareness Month Programs at Central City Library

Books Are Just the Beginning at Nebraska libraries and the programs planned for Native American Awareness Month at the Central City Public Library are a great example. For more information see

http://libraries.ne.gov/centralcity/2017/11/07/pawnee-history-in-merrick-county-at-cc-public-library-on-november-20th/

and https://www.nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov/

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Japanese Tea Ceremony at Ashland Public Library

Nebraska Libraries are great places to learn about other cultures and Ashland Public Library’s culture-sharing program for children and adults is a great example. On Saturday, October 14, Yukiko Shimono will share her Japanese culture and tell a story for children. Following the children’s event she will perform a Tea Ceremony for adults. For more information see http://libraries.ne.gov/ashland/2017/09/19/yukiko-shimono/.  

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Coding Camp at Central City Public Library

Books Are Just the Beginning at Nebraska Libraries and Coding Camp for youngsters in Grade 2-8 at the  at the Central City Public Library is one more example. This class is sponsored by Nebraska Extension and designed so that anyone who can read, can learn to code in a game  environment. For more information see http://libraries.ne.gov/centralcity/2017/09/20/sign-up-for-coding-camp-here/.

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Salsa Canning Workshop at Columbus Public Library

Books Are Just the Beginning at Nebraska libraries and the Salsa Canning Workshop Sept. 19 at the Columbus Public Library auditorium helps demonstrate it. Participants will learn how to preserve garden produce using a salsa recipe in a hands-on workshop, and everyone will leave with a jar of homemade salsa. Spanish translation will be available. For more information see https://www.facebook.com/columbuspubliclibrary.

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Kearney Public Library Offers Class on Using Online Genealogy Resources

In honor of the first U.S. Federal Census taken in August 1790, Kearney Public Library offers  training on how to use the free online Ancestry Library Edition database. This new way to help you climb your family tree is one more example of how Books Are Just the Beginning in Nebraska Libraries. For more information see https://www.facebook.com/KearneyPublicLibrary.