Wayne Public Library August Events

WAYNE – With just a couple more weeks of summer remaining ahead of the school year, the Wayne Public Library will be hosting more weekday events.

According to a release, grab one of the take & make back-to-school crafts. These items are available while supplies last.

This month’s new adult book club will be meeting on Tuesday, August 2 at 7 p.m. in the library conference room to discuss ‘Cherry’ by Nico Walker. Cherry follows the novel’s unnamed narrator, a young man from the suburbs of Cleveland, as he meets a girl named Emily in college, falls in love with her, goes to Iraq as an Army medic, and upon his return slides with Emily into opioid abuse. He starts robbing banks to support their habit.

Also, the Wayne Public Library will offer ‘Patchwork of the Prairie’ with Yvonne Hollenbeck on Thursday, August 4 at 10:30 a.m. in the back of the library. Hollenbeck will show her collections of family quilts, spanning 140 years, including her own prize-winning creations. Humanities Nebraska (HN) provides major funding for this program. HN receives support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Nebraska State Legislature, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment and private donations.

Another ‘Thrifts & Gifts’ sale is being scheduled for Friday, August 5. This thrift, craft, art and wares sale is open to the public and will now take place in the Senior Center/Library hallway. The event will last from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. and those interested to sign-up can call 402-375-3135 to reserve your spot. There is no admission for the shoppers as the final ‘Thrifts & Gifts’ sale will be on Friday, September 16.

Wayne Public Library August Calendar

Also, highlighted events for both teens and adults will be on Tuesday, August 23 at 6 p.m. during ‘Create with Canva Workshop’. Canva is the most accessible and widespread tool for graphic design from beginner to pro-level. Use Canva to create everything from merch, to flyers, invitations, short videos and Instagram posts with accessibility on virtually any device. Start a free account and learn some of the basics of this program. Only six spaces are available, so reach out to the Wayne Public Library at 402-375-3135 to reserve your computer at this free workshop.

A reminder that Monday, August 8 is the final day to turn in books for both the youth and adult summer reading challenges. Youth readers are reminded to stop by the library to record all of your reading and turn in your tickets for prize drawings.

Other highlighted events in the month of August include Adult Coloring on Tuesday, August 9 at 6 p.m.; Needle Night group meeting each Thursday at 6:30 p.m.; Chalk the Walks Day on Tuesday, August 16 all day and the Traditional Book Club will meet on Tuesday, August 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the library conference room to discuss ‘Karolina’s Twins’ by Ronald H. Balson.

Karolina’s Twins chronicles the journey of a young Jewish Polish schoolgirl who becomes a Holocaust survivor wracked with regret, but also with much resolve. Lena Woodward is on a mission she has let lapse for 70 years.

Library hours include Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Again, call the Wayne Public Library at 402-375-3135 with any questions, visit cityofwayne.org/82/library or like Wayne Public Library on Facebook for more information.