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The Holocaust: A Personal Documentary with Oliver Pollak
Saturday, April 18, 2015
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
For middle school age through adult
Pollak gives audiences a unique view of the Holocaust by telling the story of his grandfather, a survivor of the Theresin concentration camp. Artifacts shown include family papers, the star of David that his grandfather was forced to wear under Nazi occupation and items from the camp. Spiced with personal reminiscences of Pollak's grandfather, we follow his life through youth and early manhood, through implementation of the Nuremberg Laws and incarceration in Theresin, to liberation by the Allied forces in 1945 and immigration to the United States. The program touches on religion, Judaism, ethics, genocide, European history and psychology. Presented in conjunction with Humanities Nebraska.
Monday, April 20, 2015
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
For middle school and high school age
Come for some important information for teens about your first job and paycheck, credit scores, and saving for college! A Money Smart Week presentation cosponsored by the Nebraska Council for Economic Education.
First and Third Sundays (may be subject to change), September 2014 through May 2015
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For all ages
Sundays just got a lot more fun! Now in addition to reading, Wifi and homework, we have Lego Sundays at the library! This program is free and open to youth, young adults and their parents.
Best Ever After School Teen Art Club – meets Wednesday afternoons from 4:00 - 6:00.
Hosted by Gere’s Teen Advisory Board, Mentored by Volunteer Artists Extrordinaire, Tate Mlady and Paula Leighton.
Come discover your passion – Painting? Drawing? Anime? Writing? Music? Pottery? Don’t know yet, or just want to explore the options? Come on ahead. We have guest artists visit to share their projects, and Chris to organize your next masterpiece. Supplies are provided, along with a bit of sugary, caffeinated sustenance. Here are some examples of the Club's work! (Updated May 2013)
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Teen Advisory Boards
Creative teens advise library staff about materials, programs and services they would like to see in the library. This is your chance to make a difference! If you are interested in joining a Teen Advisory Board, please contact us at these e-mail addresses:
Todd Sparkles Presents the Bennett Martin Public Library
Todd Sparkles, his sidekick Polly Owl and members of the Bennett Martin Public Library Teen Advisory Board show some of the highlights of what's available at the Library.
Take a look at how members of Gere Branch Library's Teen Advisory Board have been working to make the Library better!
Teen Advisory Board Podcast
Check out this Podcast featuring the Bennett Martin Public Library's Teen Advisory Board!
Listen now - 9:57, 6.8 MB
Many of our other Podcasts also feature discussions of books for teens; here is an index to those Podcasts.
Need Help With Homework?
Homework HelpNow powered by brainfuse provides free homework help and online tutoring. Chat with a tutor through instant messaging from 2:00 PM to 11:00 p.m., seven days a week for grades 3-12 in the areas of math, English, science, and social studies. Spanish-speaking tutors are also available.
And don't forget our other homework help resources!
Downloadable Audiobooks and e-Books
Downloadable audiobooks and e-Books for young people are now available! Use your library card number to log in to our Digital Downloads site and start reading and listening! Here's some more information to help you get started with e-Books and audiobooks.
Video Games Now Available for Checkout
Here's some information about them.
The Continuing Adventures of Library Girl and Volunteer Boy
A new episode of Library Girl and Volunteer Boy has been added!
Don't miss our earlier video, The Continuing Adventures of Library Girl and Volunteer Boy! (QuickTime format, 16.8 MB) These sequels to the original Adventures of Library Girl and Volunteer Boy were created to thank our volunteers for all the work they do. Thank you, volunteers!
After-School Gaming @ Walt Branch Library
Drop in after school for open gaming! Join other 6-12th graders on Tuesdays from 2:30-4:30 and Wednesdays from 3:15-4:30.