Check out what our staff is reading this time of year! Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh During Sarah Smarsh’s turbulent childhood in Kansas in the 1980s and 1990s, the forces of cyclical poverty and the country’s changing economic policies solidified her family’s … Continue reading What We’re Reading: Fall 2019
Stop by the library on Wednesday, November 13 at 6:00 p.m. to hear from author and public speaker Steve Wolf. Books will be available for purchase and signatures, and the Nebraska Humane Society will bring greyhounds! Join us for an evening of warmth and fun with author, public speaker, and Waterloo resident Steve Wolf.Steve Wolf … Continue reading Author Visit: Steve Wolf
Every year on October 10, World Mental Health Day is observed with the objective of raising awareness to mental health issues around the world and in our own community. These may include anxiety and panic disorders, depression, anger, personality disorders, loneliness, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and body image or eating disorders. You are not alone. … Continue reading What to Read: World Mental Health Day 2019
The days are getting shorter, dark nights are getting longer, and pumpkins are everywhere. That can only mean one thing: Spooky Season is upon us! Check out these recommendations to get in the Halloween spirit this month. The Need by Helen Phillips When Molly, home alone with her two young children, hears footsteps in the … Continue reading What to Read: Spooky Season 2019
Hispanic Heritage Month is a month-long celebratory tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our society and nation. It takes place between September 15 and October 15 each year. Keep reading to check out our recommendations from our very own library collection:
Each September, the American Library Association celebrates Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Starting in 1982, Banned Books Week was a response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Today, Banned Books Week highlights the value of free and open access … Continue reading What to Read: Banned Books Week 2019
Miss Bethany is reading... The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda Littleport, Maine is like two separate towns: a vacation paradise for wealthy holidaymakers and a simple harbour community for the residents who serve them. Friendships between locals and visitors are unheard of - but that's just what happened with Avery Greer and Sadie Loman. … Continue reading What We’re Reading: August 2019
Check out what the librarians are reading this month! Our favorites are marked with an asterisk*. Miss Bethany is reading... Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane Francis Gleeson and Brian Stanhope are two NYPD rookies assigned to the same Bronx precinct in 1973. They aren’t close friends on the job, but end up living … Continue reading What We’re Reading: July 2019
This year's space-themed Summer Reading Program wouldn't be complete without aliens. So we built our own!
This July, the 100 Things group traveled outside of Omaha to Nebraska's iconic Memorial Stadium. Stay tuned for August's excursion!