Showing posts from November, 2016

2016 Notable Children's Books



2016 Notable Books

100 Notable Books of 2016
New York Times

Writing in Mummy Coffins

Happy Thanksgiving



Happy birthday to Voltaire, the French author, philosopher, and historian, born on November 21, 1694.




National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) drop-in locations for Nebraska writers:

Gretna Public Library

Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors
Bennett-Martin Library
Lincoln City Libraries

Indigo Bridge

Norfolk Public Library

For additional locations and more information about NaNoWriMo, which encourages writing a novel over the course of a month, see their site.

Columbus Public Library

Library Debating Public Privacy vs. Public Safety
The Columbus Telegram

Interesting discussion of whether security cameras should be placed at the public library/cultural arts center coming soon to downtown Columbus.

2017 Meetings

Dinner Meeting Schedule for 2017:

Thursday, January 5

Thursday, April 6

Thursday, July 13

Thursday, October 5

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash, the Poet in Black
The New York Times

Forever Words:  The Unknown Poems, a collection of poems by Johnny Cash, edited by Paul Muldoon, gets released next week.



Amazon Reader Reviews

Why Most Amazon Reader Reviews are Worthless
PW:  Publisher Weekly

"So, here’s my challenge to Amazon: Prove that every single review is not by an employee, friend, associate, or colleague of any publisher or media company."

Fuminori Nakamura


Medicine Woman on NET

From NET:

"What does it take to heal a people and mend the wounds of body and spirit created by history? That’s the question at the heart of the new NET documentary “Medicine Woman,” set to premiereThursday, Nov. 10at8 p.m. (CT) on NET.
Susan La Flesche Picotte, born on the Nebraska frontier in 1865, studied medicine at a time when few women dared. She overcame enormous odds to graduate first in her class from the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania and returned home to fight for the survival of her Omaha tribe.  The story interweaves the life of America’s first Native doctor with portraits of Native women healers of today. Three remarkable women from the Omaha, Lakota and Navajo tribes are introduced in the film and share what they are learning in their communities.
You may also know about a new biography of Picotte written by Joe Starita, “A Warrior of the People,” which serves as a companion book to the documentary. A University of Nebraska professor in the College of Journa…


"A library is a good place to go when you feel unhappy, for there, in a book, you may find encouragement and comfort. A library is a good place to go when you feel bewildered or undecided, for there, in a book, you may have your question answered. Books are good company, in sad times and happy times, for books are people – people who have managed to stay alive by hiding between the covers of a book."
–E.B. White

50 States of Literature

Infographic:  50 State of Literature
Electric Lit

Read a book set in each of the 50 states!

2017 One Book One Nebraska

2017 One Book One Nebraska selection:

Black Elk Speaks
by John Neihardt

Learn more from the Nebraska Library Commission press release.

Plattsmouth Library Centennial

Plattsmouth Library
401 Avenue A
Plattsmouth, Nebraska

Saturday, November 5
2 p.m.

Activities include a ragtime social, refreshments, and the sale of rag dolls.  The event is free.  Learn more in The Plattsmouth Journal.