Broken Bow Library Looks Forward to January Programming

BROKEN BOW–Another year in the books and the Broken Bow Public Library is gearing up for a winter full of local programming in 2022. Library Director Megan Svoboda spoke with KCNI/KBBN regarding upcoming events.

“We are back and in person! Hopefully people–if they’re comfortable—they can still join us but we are still wiping the materials down and trying to do more cleaning than we did before and we still offer the curbside pickup,” Svoboda told KCNI/KBBN.

Approximately 300 people attended the Broken Bow Express Christmas event in December and the library staff looks forward to more winter events such as the free interactive family movie night on Friday, January 28. Join as they sing, move, and interact with “Zootopia.” Food and snacks available as part of a teen library fundraiser.

“The teen group that we have here-they’re actually trying to raise some money and they want to get some of those virtual reality glasses and the games,” Svoboda continued. “So this is their very first fundraiser and it’s a family friendly event and we hope everyone joins us!”

Dr. Richard Fruehling will be visiting the Broken Bow Library from Grand Island to put on a presentation on Medical Care at the Time of Lewis and Clark on Friday, January 21 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. He will review the state of medicine at the time of the expedition and the medical treatments employed by Lewis and Clark. Only one man died over the 28 months and the 8,000 miles of their journey. The men of the expedition encountered many medical problems. The commanders treated many of the Native Americans along the way.

“I’m excited and he was very happy to come here and do an event so I’m looking forward to that,” Svoboda said.

Upcoming Programs:

Wednesday, January 12 at 5:15 p.m. Teen Advisory Board Meeting (6th-12th graders)

Friday, January 14 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Teen Iron Chef. Call 872-2927 to sign up.

Wednesday, January 19 at 5:30 p.m. Adult Coloring Book Magnets. Using 3×3” canvases and coloring sheets to make fun magnets. Snacks will be provided.

Friday, January 21 at 5:30 p.m. Presentation by Dr. Fruehling on “Medical Care at the Time of Lewis and Clark.” Grades 9 through adult. Refreshments provided.

Tuesday, January 25 from 9:50 to 10:20 a.m. Bow Time Book Club—Join library staff in the balcony of the middle school auditorium to discuss “Three Times Lucky” by Shelia Turnage. Contact Mrs. Schweitzer for more info.

Friday, January 28 from 4 to 6 p.m. Free Interactive Family Movie Night—Join in as they sing, move, and interact with “Zootopia.” Food and snacks available as part of a teen library fundraiser.

Friday, February 11: Annual Daddy Daughter Date Night (watch for more details on the library website and Facebook page—tickets will go on sale soon)

Alphabet Adventures on Mondays at 10 a.m. (ages 1-5)
Un-Book Club Tuesday at 4 p.m. (3-5th graders)
Lapsit Storytime on Thursdays at 10 a.m. (ages 0-3)
Monthly Scavenger Hunts (all ages)
Chair Yoga Monday and Wednesday at 2 p.m.
Yard Games available to check out

Library Hours:
Monday-Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Items available for checkout include maker spaces, STEAM kits, books, audio books, CDs, newspapers, online resources, etc. Small study spaces and larger meeting rooms are also available to reserve by calling the Broken Bow Public Library at 308-872-2927.