Chadron Public Library Birthday Celebration Continues Tonight

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      The Chadron Public Library’s 4-day 110th Birthday Celebration continues tonight with a guest speaker and the first movie from what in past years had been the stand-alone Trading Stories Native American Film Festival.

      Library Director Rossella Tesch says it starts at 5:30 with the Friends of the Library group hosting a non-alcoholic “mocktail” party.

That’s followed at 6:00 by Humanities Nebraska speaker Jerome Kills Small and his program “Water, Lakota Spirituality and Science 

    Kills Small is an Oglala Lakota from Porcupine who will talk about the source and spiritual aspects of water and how science and spirituality complement each other.

     Wrapping up the evening at 7:00 will be the film Coyote Waits, a PBS production of the Tony Hillerman mystery novel of the same name, set on the Navajo Reservation in the American Southwest and starring Native American actor Wes Studi.

     Saturday’s schedule begins at 10:30 with a special storytime salute to grandparents with stories, crafts and songs plus a free book for all kids attending with a grandparent.

    There’s a Chili special at noon, the first presentation of the Doris Harrington Outstanding Library Volunteer Award at 1:30, and the film The Rider at 2:30.

     Saturday is also International Observe the Moon Night and the library is marking it by closing off Bordeaux Street, bringing out its telescopes, and making S’mores on a fire pit with Peter Butler back with more music.

     The Chadron Public Library 110th Birthday Celebration comes to a conclusion Sunday with tacos at noon, the Best Library Stories Contest at 1:00, presentation of contest awards at 2:30, and the announcement of the silent auction winners at 2:45.