A series of four programs will be held at the Neligh Public Library in September.
Thursday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m.
Charlotte Endorf presents:
Nebraska Spirit: The North Platte Canteen
Learn the story of the community that turned a railroad depot into a legend and touched the lives of more than 6 million soldiers from 1942 to 1946.
Thursday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m.
Andrew Jewell presents:
O Pioneers! Willa Cather's Second "First Novel"
Cather's biography and her letters of the period provide a behind-the-scenes look into the creation of "O Pioneers!"
Sunday, Sept. 14 at 2 p.m.
Ron Hull presents:
Mari Sandoz: A Personal Reminiscence
Based on Hull's and Sandoz's personal conversations, much is revealed about the author, her creative process, life and career.
Thursday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m.
Mary Stillwell presents:
Bright Leaves Flying: An Introduction To U.S. Poet Laureate, Ted Kooser
Nebraska resident Ted Kooser made headlines when he was named U.S. Poet Laureate in 2004. Stillwell places Kooser within the rich tradition of Nebraska poetry and provides an introduction to the poet and his work, focusing on "Winter Morning Walks: 100 Postcards to Jim Harrison" and "Local Wonders: Seasons in the Bohemian Alps."
The library programs are made possible by a grant from the Nebraska Humanities Council.