The first session of Prime Time Family Reading Time will be held on Saturday, February 16, at 11:00 a.m. The remaining sessions will be held on the next five Saturday mornings. A light brunch will be served at 11:00 a.m., followed by the bilingual reading program at 11:30 a.m. The Prime Time Reading program targets K-5 grade children and their families. Please stop by or call the Library to register your family. Prime Time is sponsored by Humanities Nebraska and the Lexington Public Library.
The Library has scheduled two Library Initiative Grant programs. The Friends of the Library will serve refreshments following these programs. Both of these programs are funded by the Lexington Library Memorial Fund, the Lexington Community Foundation, the Emerson Fund and the Friends of the Library.
- On Sunday, Feb. 24, at 2:00 p.m., Stephanie Grace Whitson will present “Stories in Stone.” This will be a virtual “cemetery walk,” illuminating the poignant, unexpected, and some- times humorous “stories in stone” found in pioneer cemeteries.
- On Sunday, March 3, at 2:00 p.m., Rascal Martinez will perform. Hailing from a small Nebraska village, Rascal began his multi-instrumentalist career at a young age in the family basement, learning guitar and drums and playing alongside his older brother. Throughout school, Rascal continued to develop his craft and began writing his own music, channeling an eclectic mixture of Americana and Folk. “Rascal’s music is a mix of rockabilly, folk and country, with a subtext of Latin melodies. His vocals come up out of the Nebraska plains like cool summer swell.” Rascal enjoys writing his own songs, but also appreciates performing the ’50s and ’60s timeless hits along with other genres.
The Library has borrowed the button-maker from the Central Plains Library System for the month of February. Drop in between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 5, or Tuesday, February 12, or between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6, or Wednesday, February 13, for help using the button maker. Once you have learned to operate the button maker, you are invited to return to the Library at any time during the month of February to make the buttons, mirrors or key rings of your choice. A small fee will be charged to cover materials.
Monday Afternoon Book Club meets the first Monday of each month at 3:00 p.m. in the Library Board Room. Members of the book club discuss a variety of books in different genres during the year. If you would like to join this fun group and add your own comments to the discussion, pick up the next book at the library and join us.
The Friends of the Library will be meeting on Monday, February 18, at 3:00 p.m. in the Library Board Room. The Friends of the Library are a dedicated group, who sponsor the Gently Used Cookbook Sale, Java Junction and support Prime Time and other special projects. They also sell brownies at the Library one week each month. Brownie sales in February will be held the week of February 18. You are invited to join this amazing group of ladies, who make the Library a better place.
The Lexington Public Library’s “Novel Stitchers” meets on Tuesdays at 3:00 p.m. If you enjoy stitching–knitting, crocheting, quilting, cross stitch, needlepoint, or have another portable stitching project–join us at the library for two hours of stitching and visiting. We will meet on Tuesdays, February 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Library Board Room. We would love to have you join us.
Lap Sit/Storytime for children, age birth to five years, meets at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays. Each Lap Sit/Storytime offers an educational experience for children with stories, songs, activities, and simple crafts. This program is offered every Wednesday, when Lexington Schools are in session.
Check out the Book Sale at the Lexington Public Library! Hardback books are now $1.00 each, all other items are marked down to $0.10 each or 13 for $1.00. Take this opportunity to stock up on books for winter weather reading!