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Shape Up! Sheldon Statewide...


Sheldon Statewide 2016-17 Exhibition

Shape Up! Visualizing the Geometric World

January 6 - February 1, 2017

Kimmel Gallery

Free and open to the public during

regular library hours.

Mathematics and art have teamed up for millennia to bring about some of the most important discoveries, technological advancements, and artwork ever created. Although young learners in today’s classroom often move between distinct spaces for the study of mathematics and the practice of art, the two fields have historically been paired to produce radical results. This thirtieth annual Sheldon Statewide exhibition features projects that blur the boundary between these disciplines, and speak to the potential for productive partnerships.


Shape Up! includes original works of art made over the last 150 years and is presented in four sections: geometric abstraction; geometry and the built environment; geometry and the natural environment; and the geometricized body. Each subtheme provides a framework for exploring the diverse and innovative ways artists use geometry to visualize the world around us.


Sheldon Statewide is an annual exhibition and outreach program through which original artworks from the museum's collection travel to communities throughout Nebraska. Since its inception in 1987, the exhibition series has reached 285,000 people in 24 Nebraska communities. The Sheldon Statewide exhibition is made possible by the generous support of Farmers Mutual Insurance Company of Nebraska, James and Rhonda Seacrest, the Nebraska Arts Council and Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and the Sheldon Art Association. The Harry and Grace Moller Library Endowment Fund sponsors the Nebraska City exhibition.

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Closed Saturdays

The Library will be


on Saturdays until further notice.

The library staff would like

to thank you for your understanding

during this time of transition.

Escape Room Challenge

Challenge Escape Room

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Used Book Store


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Watt Detectors

Watt Detector


Now you can cut your energy costs and find out what appliances are actually worth keeping plugged in. Simply connect your appliances to the Kill A WattEZ™, and it will assess how efficient they really are. Large LCD display will count consumption by the Killowatt-hour, same as your local utility. 


  • The units are available for a 7 day checkout with one renewal.
  • A valid library card and signed borrowing agreement are required for checkout.


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 
  • Signed Borrowing Agreement


Checkout Policy:

  • Checkout Period of 7 Days - One Renewal
  • Overdue Fines of $1.00 Per Day
  • Must Return GPS Units to a Circulation Desk


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