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Apr 29 – Explore the Personal Letters of Willa Cather

 

The electronic digitization and release of the personal letters of famous Nebraskan author and Pulitzer Prize-winner Willa Cather will be the subject of a presentation at Homestead National Monument of America by University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) scholars Andrew Jewell, Emily Rau, and Melissa Homestead.  They will be presenting their exciting work with these letters at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Homestead National Monument of America’s Education Center outside Beatrice, Nebraska.

More than 400 of Willa Cather’s personal letters were put online by UNL’s Center for Digital Research in the Humanities in January, with additional letters published to the Willa Cather Archive (https://cather.unl.edu) in the months since. The Center’s goal is to have 1,500 of the 3,074 known letters online before the end of the year.  Cather had originally instructed that her letters not be published after her death, but that ban was lifted in 2011.

“Willa Cather, who is closely linked to our Nation’s epic homestead story, is a Nebraskan name known across the world,” Homestead National Monument of America Superintendent Mark Engler stated.  “Many of her stories focus on the experiences of homesteaders under the Homestead Act of 1862, and frequently her writing reflects this history.  We are excited to learn more about her from these world-class Cather scholars.”

Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2018. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM) and Facebook (Homestead National Monument of America).

Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit http://www.nps.gov/home/index.htm.

Lincoln – free electric fans to seniors 2018

AGING PARTNERS OFFERS FREE FANS FOR SENIORS
Aging Partners reminds the public that it provides free electric fans to seniors age 60 and older in Lincoln and the surrounding area.  To obtain a fan, call Aging Partners at 402-441-3025. The fans are available through the generous donations of individuals and organizations.
More information on Aging Partners is available at 402-441-7070 or www.aging.lincoln.ne.gov.

Learn What Happens to You During a Stroke…

From – BabaMail

One in every six people will suffer from a stroke at some point in their lives. That’s why it’s of the utmost importance to learn exactly how a stroke works, as well as what causes one to occur in the first place. The video below will supply you with loads of answers, so you really can’t afford to miss it!

http://www.ba-bamail.com/video.aspx?emailid=29227

Apr 27 – Rising Tide: The Crossroads Project

Rising Tide: The Crossroads Project
Grounded in Science —– Elevated by Art —– Igniting Response
Friday, April 27    7:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church . 840 S. 17th St., Lincoln

“Rising Tide: The Crossroads Project” brings the power of performance art to bear on one of the great conversations of our time — humanity’s growing unsustainability and the possibility for a truly meaningful response.

Arts for the Soul – http://newsroom.unl.edu/announce/olliatunl/7969/45480

Book Lovers – From Francie & Finch

It’s another busy week at F&F! Take a look! We hope you’ll also enjoy our bi-weekly Shelf Awareness for Readers that includes book reviews, author interviews, giveaways and fascinating features.

http://francieandfinch.com/    If you see a book you like, you can click on it and order directly from our website. We offer free shipping and you’ll find different formats like audio, E-books, CD’s, vinyl and large print to choose from. This is a great way to support your local, independent bookstore.
Either way, we hope you’ll stop down at the shop to say hello, browse our in-store offerings and check out our upcoming events.

Upcoming Events
Thurs, 4/12 – 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Voices From The Plains, Nebraska Writers Guild
Fri, 4/13 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. History Mystery Walking Tour of Downtown Lincoln
Sat, 4/14 – 2:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Book Talk and Signing with C.J. Janovy author of No Place Like Home
Thurs, 4/19 – 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Book Talk & Signing with Sharon Royers, author of Out Of The Rabbit Hole: How a Concussion Changed My Life – A Story of Hope
Thurs, 4/26 – 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Launch of Loren Eiseley’s Nebraska: A Digital Map
Sat, 5/5 – 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Storytime with Uncle Lew

 

Brain Cells Keep on Growing, Even in the Elderly…

While many people assume that brain cells are gone forever once dead, new research has now revealed that humans actually continue to produce them long throughout adulthood, and their findings may have a significant impact on the way diseases like Alzheimer’s are treated.

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