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Kimmel Gallery Exhibit

ImpulseSpontaneous: A series of abstractions

By Susanne Williams

February 2016 - Artist of the Month

Kimmel Gallery

Morton-James Public Library


Artist’s Statement: I created this collection of acrylic paintings over a period of four months. Every time I put my paint brush to paper or canvas, I am surprised and amused by the unreadable lines and colors. The paintings materialize, guided by a cosmic hand other than my own. The pieces are numbered in the order they emerged.


About the Artist: Susanne Williams and her family moved to Nebraska City in July 2015, after living in Moorhead, Minnesota for 19 years. A self-taught artist, she experiments with different media, using whatever she needs to make her ideas come about. Williams can be found at Willi Nilli, her art studio and retail gallery, located at 1124 Central Avenue in Nebraska City. There, visitors can see her creating the paintings, jewelry, handbags and other objects that fill the gallery space.


A native of Nebraska, she completed a B.A. in Speech Communication at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a Master’s and Ph.D. in Communication Studies at Wayne State University in Detroit. Before becoming a full-time artist, she was an associate professor of Mass Communication and university administrator at Minnesota State University Moorhead.

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Lego Kickoff Party

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Used Book Store Sale

bag sale


$1.00 a bag

while supplies last!

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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


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