Bennington High School Library

Welcome to the Bennington High School library page! Here you will find announcements about the happenings in the library as well as links to online research and books.

Meet the Librarian

Hi! I'm Mrs. Bruck, and I'm your library/media specialist. This is my first year at Bennington High School, and it's my first year in the library. I have fifteen years' experience teaching English, and I love spending my days in the high school. I am also the contact person for both the 3 Cs and Badger Service programs.

I live in Blair with my husband and three girls. In my spare time, I like to read (weird), exercise, cook and be outside in nature. That being said, you're actually more likely to find me watching my girls' activities or doing the laundry.

Please stop by the library if you need assistance or have any questions!

What's new?

Omaha Public Library will host a speaker series featuring Holocaust survivors

In coordination with the Institute for Holocaust Education (IHE), Omaha Public Library (OPL) will host a Holocaust speaker series each Thursday for four weeks beginning September 28 at 6:30 p.m. Holocaust survivors will share first-hand accounts of their experiences to help others learn about this period in history, as well as to help provide a face to facts and figures that may often seem impersonal. These events are free and open to the public.

Thursday, September 28, 6:30 p.m. at Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch, 2100 Reading Plz., 402-289-4367. Milton M. Kleinberg and his family were among Jews exiled to Soviet labor camps during World War II and displaced person camps after the war. Upon coming to America, he vowed never to speak of his experience. Questions from family, world events, and a concern for the future made him reconsider, and in 2010, Kleinberg shared his story in the self-published book, “Bread or Death.”

Thursday, October 2, 6:30 p.m. at Benson Branch, 6015 Binney St., 402-444-4846. Lila Lutz was born in 1931 in a small town in Poland. She did forced labor in two separate ghettos during World War II until she and her father were liberated by the Russians in 1944. They waited in a displaced persons camp for years before securing a visa to the United States. Lutz became a U.S. citizen, married, and settled with her family in Omaha.

Thursday, October 12, 6:30 p.m. at W. Dale Clark Main Library, 215 S. 15th St., 402-444-4800. Bea Karp and her family were imprisoned in work camps during World War II. While she and her sister were rescued by a children’s refugee organization, their parents and many other relatives were killed. The sisters came to America in their teens and have led full lives. Karp is committed to educating others.

Thursday, October 19, 6:30 p.m. at W. Clarke Swanson Branch, 9101 W. Dodge Rd., 402-444-4852. Kitty Williams will share her harrowing story of hiding to escape capture; accepting the kindness of neighbors; falling for a wounded German airman; finding and nursing her sister at Auschwitz; and being chosen for a life-saving detail of women laborers. After liberation, Williams married an American airman and came to live with him in Council Bluffs.

Opportunities to hear testimonies from Holocaust survivors are becoming increasingly rare. Join us for these informative and important presentations.

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