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Sheldon Statewide Exhibit

Sheldon Statewide28th Annual Sheldon Statewide

Depicting Nature: From the

Scientific to the Sublime

April 7 - May 6, 2015

Kimmel Gallery

Morton-James Public Library


The paintings, photographs, and prints that comprise this year’s Sheldon Statewide exhibition explore the various ways artists portray nature. Spanning 150 years, these works—which range from early botanical studies to contemporary photographs—present unique and diverse interpretations of the natural environment. Although varying in subject, style, and technique, these works all speak to the enduring fascination artists have with nature.


Sheldon Statewide is an education and exhibition outreach program of the Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Its mission is to serve Nebraska communities throughout the state by sharing the museum’s outstanding collection of American art.


The 28th annual Sheldon Statewide exhibition is made possible by the generous support of the Sheldon Art Association, Nebraska Arts Council and Nebraska Cultural Endowment, Farmers Mutual Insurance of Nebraska, and James and Rhonda Seacrest. The exhibit is being brought to the Morton-James Public Library with funding from the Harry and Grace Moller Endowment Fund.

Children's Theatre

Wild Pecos Bill LogoYork College Traveling Children’s Theatre Presents:

Wild Pecos Bill

2:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Nebraska City Middle School

909 1st Corso

Free Admission

Sponsored by the Morton-James Public Library



Toddler Story Time

Toddler Story Time

Used Book Sale

Book Store Box Sale


Used Book Store


Box Sale Ends

April 23rd!


Arbor Day weekend is sure to wipe out our inventory.

Hurry in to get your $3.00 box of books before it's too late!



Library Sponsor

Be a Morton-James Public Library Sponsor.

Fill out the form and return to the library with your donation.

Library Sponsor Form

Library Newsletter

To keep you up to date on the programs and activities happening at the library view the current newsletter.





Watt Detectors

Watt DetectorEver wondered how much energy your appliances use?Find out by checking out an OPPD Watt Detector Kit from any participating local library.


Watt Detectors calculate how much money or energy is being spent on an hourly, daily, monthly or yearly basis. Knowing this detailed information can help you make effective changes that lower the amount of electricity you use.


For a list of participating libraries and more program information, visit or contact the OPPD Energy Advisor at 402-636-3850.

eReaders for Check Out



Library members 18 years of age or older may check out a NOOK Simple Touch, a NOOK Color, a NOOK Tablet or a Kindle Touch 3G. Each eReader has downloaded books, games and apps, if applicable.


Library members can experience the different features of the different devices.


  • Devices are checked out for 2 weeks, no renewal.
  • Late fee is $2.00 per day.


For additional details contact a librarian 402-873-5609.

GPS Units Available

Would you like to try geocaching?  The library has 6 GPS units available for garmin_etrex_h.jpgcheckout.


Required For Checkout:

  • A Valid Library Card In Good Standing or A Valid Driver's License
  • $10.00 Deposit Per Unit
  • Signed Statement of Responsibility


Checkout Policy:

  • Checkout Period of 3 Days - NO Renewal
  • Overdue Fines of $1.00 Per Day


For more general information on geocaching visit - 

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