View the article published in the Wednesday, January 27, 2016 edition of the Omaha World Herald: Overflowing with readers and books…
Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Bennington Public Library Community Room
Bring a sack lunch and a knitting, crochet, or other craft project you’d like to start or continue working on this year! Whether you are an experienced knitter/crocheter/crafter or a beginner, you are invited to the Bennington Public Library to take some time for socializing and being creative. Join in with other members in the community for this engaging activity in Bennington.
No need to reserve a spot, but if you would like more information, call 402-238-2201.
“Knitters are knitting to value-add to the world” – Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
Sponsored by the Friends of the Bennington Library
Weekend Story Time takes place monthly every third Saturday at 9:30 AM
Weekly Story Times are every Monday and Thursday at 10:30 AM with Miss Debby.
The next LEGO @ Your Library is Thursday, January 21 at 3:30 PM
Join us for LEGO @ Your Library
Third Thursday of the month at 3:30 PM and First Saturday of the month 9:30 AM
Come build with us! We have thousands of bricks and mini figures, too!
All children and their families are welcome. Children 5 and younger should be accompanied by an adult.
As the newest member of the Central Nebraska Digital Co-op, the Bennington Public Library is now offering its patrons access to eMagazines through Zinio for Libraries as well an additional eAudio Book collection through Recorded Books’ One Click Digital.
Through the library’s website, patrons now have unlimited multi-use access to complete digital magazines and multi-use eAudio titles produced by Recorded Books. Mobile apps are available for download. Search for OneClickDigital for the eBook app and Zinio for Libraries for the eMagazine app.
Click on the links below to get started.
All you need to create an account is this prefix 26340 and your library card number (26340_ _ _ _ _ _). For more information about setting up your account or how to download eBook titles or eMagazines to your reading or listening device, please call the Bennington Public Library 402-238-2201.
Thanks to Friends of the Bennington Library, volunteers, and all who attended Halloween Fun @ Your Librar was a howling success! As many as 100 children and adults enjoyed Halloween crafts, games, and yummy treats.
National Library Week April 12 – 18, 2015
Bennington Public Library is celebrating National Library Week all this week with Book Giveaways, Fine Forgiveness, Lego @ Your Library (Thursday 1:30 & 3:30 PM), and Weekend Story Time (Saturday 9:30 AM). Join us in celebrating Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library!
The Bennington Public Library has a collection of eight new books about Islam thanks to Bennington teenager, Sama Shah.
Sama Afreen Shah, who loves to read, learn and spend time working with children, combined her passions into a donation to purchase books about the Islamic faith and culture for the Bennington Public Library.
Sama turned 15 this year on March 2, and chose to give a portion of her monetary birthday gift from her family to the Library.
Sama says her family’s practice of compassion and being charitable has inspired her to volunteer and set aside her personal funds for giving. She has been inspired by her older brother’s attitude of generosity and helping others, as she has of her father’s dedication to caring for cancer patients.
“In the past I have donated my hair through the Locks of Love program,” Sama noted. “This school year I’ve really enjoyed learning about Islam and other religions in world history at my school. And not many people know about what Islam really is about. They may just think about the negative stories they hear on the news about extremist.”
The Library worked with Sama to select books for the collection that are geared for both kids and adults. One of Sama’s first choices was the book Extraordinary Women from the Muslim World by Natalie Maydell.
“We so greatly appreciate our summer reading teen volunteers such as Sama,” Flaxbeard said. “Sama has been great with our summer readers. She sets an outstanding example with her passion for literature and reading in general.”
Other books now available at the library include The Grand Mosque of Paris: A Story of How Muslims Rescued Jews During the Holocaust (a children’s book); The Genius of Islam: How Muslims Made the Modern World; 1001 Inventions and Awesome Facts from Muslim Civilization (National Geographic Kids); Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction; After the Prophet: The Epic Story of the Shia-Sunni Split in Islam; Islam: A Short History; and The Oxford History of Islam.
Sama and her older brother, Saif M. Shah, are the first generation of their family to be born in America. Their parents, Inaganti M. Shah, M.D. and Rafia Q. Shah, moved to the US from Hyderabad, India, when their father, Inaganti, was accepted into a medical residency program. Dr. Shah is a physician of hematology and oncology at Alegent Creighton Health.
Sama says she hopes that her library contributions help other kids and people to learn more about the Islamic faith. Just like teens who practice other religious faiths, Sama notes that she relies on the teachings of her faith to guide her in making choices in her life.
Follow the link below to view a story presented by the KMTV Action News.
Friends of the Bennington Library is pleased to sponsor
Poet Tom Adamson
Monday, November 23 at 7:00 PM
Bennington Public Library Community Room
Tom Adamson has written over 1200 lyrics and poems, and collected and published them in 20 different books. He has done poetry readings in Omaha, Lincoln, Hastings, Fremont, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Tom cites his biggest influences on his writing as the Bible, Yeats, and both the Dylans—Bob and Thomas. His love of rhythm and rhyme began at the age of 7 in church listening to the hymns. Tom would change the words to the hymns—which greatly amused him, of course.
His latest book, One More Taste of Silver, is available for check out at the Bennington Public Library.
This is a family-friendly event.
Feel free to bring your own poetry or lyrics for reading!