Candy of the 1940s is a World War II era program that will be held at the North Platte Public library March 14 and 16.Library director Cecelia Lawrence will present the free hour-long program at noon Friday, March 14 as part of the Brown Bag series.
The program will be repeated at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 16. The program should be of special interest to those who can’t get to programs on weekdays, Llibrary Spokeswoman Terri Johnson said.
There is no charge for either presentatoin.
The library will be open March 16 only for the program and not other library business. Seating is limited, so reservations need to be made for this free program by calling the library at 535-8036. Attendees at the noon program are welcome to bring their own lunch. Coffee and water will be provided.
Attendees may be surprised to learn which candies were introduced during that decade. Many of the candies are still popular today, Johnson said.
The program is part of the library’s celebration of Bob Greene’s book, Once Upon a Town, which was chosen as the 2014 selection in the "One Book, One Nebraska" program.