Food Journalist/Cookbook Author Summer Miller

August 16, 2016

Friends of the Bennington Library is pleased to sponsor

Cookbook Author and Food Journalist

SUMMER MILLER

Tuesday, August 23 at 7:00 PM

Bennington Public Library Community Room

Cookbook author and food journalist Summer Miller’s first book, New Prairie Kitchen: Stories and Seasonal Recipes from Chefs, Farmers and Artisans of the Great Plains, was heralded by Oprah Winfrey’s private chef as “more than a cookbook — it’s a love letter to the heartland.”

Summer Miller will be at the Bennington Public Library reading from New Prairie Kitchen and discussing her own journey through the world of local food.

Summer’s writing has appeared in SAVEUR, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Edible Omaha, Edible Feast, and Grit. In a past life, she worked as a humanitarian aid worker in South Africa, served as an editor-in-chief, and spent time as the public relations manager for a telecom company. Summer lives just outside of Omaha.

This presentation is free and open to the public.

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August 2016 Friends event


Zinio eMagazines, OneClickDigital Audio Books

August 9, 2016

As a member of the Central Nebraska Digital Co-op, the Bennington Public Library offers patrons access to eMagazines through Zinio for Libraries and an eAudio Book collection through Recorded Books’ One Click Digital.

Click on the links below to get started. 

To create  an account in Zinio or register for a OneClickDigital account enter the prefix “26340” and your library card number (26340_ _ _ _ _ _). Mobile apps OneClickDigital and Zinio are available for download. For more information about setting up your account or how to download eAudio books or eMagazines to your reading or listening device, please call the Bennington Public Library 402-238-2201.

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https://www.rbdigital.com/centralnebraskane/service/zinio

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Casino Night Gala to Benefit Library Expansion

July 25, 2016

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Summer Reading Programs and Activities

May 4, 2016

Read & Win Prizes All Summer!

Summer Reading Logs are available at the library or download a copy here: 2016 Summer Reading Log

July & August—Movies, LEGOs & Reading Buddies

Mondays & Wednesdays @ 2 PM – Reading Buddies (K – 3rd graders read aloud to teen volunteers–great way for kids to get reading and comprehension practice during the summer months)

Tuesdays @ 2 PM – Movie Matinees relating to our theme–On Your Mark, Get Set–READ! (sports)

Thursdays @ 2 PM – LEGO @ your library LEGO CLUB

Saturday, August 6th 1 – 3 PM in the park—Summer Finale Event–Waterslides, Summer Treats, and Drawing Prizes Awarded!

All programs free of charge.  No registrations required.

 

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SOCIAL KNITWORKING @ Your Library

April 4, 2016

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Second & Fourth Saturdays

Join Bennington Public Library’s Socialknitworkng @ Your Library group every 2nd and 4th Saturdays from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM in the Library-Community Room. Bring a knit/crochet/craft project you are working on or would like to start. Or come willing to learn or teach a new skill.

Take some time for socializing and being creative @ your library.

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

 


LEGO @ Your Library 1st Saturday

March 3, 2016

Next Weekend LEGO @ Your Library is

Saturday, August 6 at 9:30 AM

 

Join us for Weekend LEGO @ Your Library lego clip art

First Saturday of the month at 9:30 – 10:30 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.


Library Expansion in the News

January 27, 2016

View the article published in the Wednesday, January 27, 2016 edition of the Omaha World Herald:  Overflowing with readers and books…


Social Knitworking @ Your Library

January 15, 2016

social knitworking picEvery 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

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Check Out eMagazines, Additional eAudio Books

November 19, 2015

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.

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https://www.rbdigital.com/centralnebraskane/service/zinio

 

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Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library

April 14, 2015

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!

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Bennington Mayor Gordon Mueller (center) and Council Members Kaye Bridgeford, Larry Arp, Matt John and Gary Sather donned T-shirts presented to them by Friends of the Library in honor of National Library Week at the April 13, 2015 City Council meeting. Mayor Mueller signed a City Proclamation declaring National Library Week and encouraging all residents to visit the library this week to take advantage of the wonderful library resources available.

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Teen’s Kind Generosity Helps the Library

April 15, 2014

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.”

Sama booksThe 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.”

Bennington Mayor, Gordon Mueller, presented Sama with a City Proclamation for her generous gift to the Library,

Bennington Mayor, Gordon Mueller, presented Sama with a City Proclamation for her kind generosity toward the Library.

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.

http://www.jrn.com/kmtv/news/Teens-Generous-Gift–255268641.html 


Weekend Story Time with Local Authors

August 19, 2016

Friends of the Bennington Library is proud to sponsor

Storytime with Local Authors

Saturday, August 20, 2016

 9:30 a.m.

Come visit with local authors:

Daisy Jane Johnston

Marion Young

Bruce Arant

Brooke Williams

Patti Harper

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Children of all ages welcome!

Books will be available for purchase


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