Hours

WINTER HOURS
(Oct. 1-Memorial Day)
Mon -Thu 9:00 - 7:30
Fri 9:00 - 5:00
Sat 10:00 - 4:00
Sun CLOSED

SUMMER HOURS
(Memorial Day-Sept. 30)
Mon 9:00 - 7:30
Tue 9:00 - 5:30
Wed 9:00 - 5:30
Thu 9:00 - 7:30
Fri 9:00 - 5:00
Sat 10:00 - 4:00
Sun CLOSED

This Week At The Library

March 9-14, 2015

Monday, March 9, 2015 at 6:30pm. Story Hour. Join Miss Willie as she reads Punk Farm, by Jarrett J. Krosoczka. Children ages 0-6 are welcome.  Bring a clean tin can for the craft.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 10 am. Story Hour. Join Miss Willie as she reads Punk Farm, by Jarrett J. Krosoczka. Children ages 0-6 are welcome.  Bring a clean tin can for the craft.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 5:30 pm.  Board of Directors Meeting.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 10 am. Story Hour. Join Miss Willie as she reads Punk Farm, by Jarrett J. Krosoczka. Children ages 0-6 are welcome.  Bring a clean tin can for the craft.

Book Discussion on the 1930s Continues

Deborah Peterson of the University of Kansas will lead a discussion of The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West at 6:30 on March 23 at Parsons Public Library.

This is the second book in the four-part “The 1930s” book discussion series.  First published in 1939, the novel follows Tod Hackett, a set designer as he navigates the artificial world of Hollywood.  In 1998, the Modern Library ranked The Day of the Locust #73 on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.  Time magazine included the novel in its list of 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005.

Deborah E. Peterson is an instructor of Chinese language and East Asian civilization at the University of Kansas.  She is a Ph.D. candidate in Chinese Anthropology with the University of Chicago and received her M.A. in Chinese from the University of Michigan.

Copies of the book The Day of the Locust are available for checkout from the library now.

The series will continue with discussions on Mules and Men by Zora Neale Hurston (April 20) and The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan (May 11).

The Talk About Literature in Kansas (TALK) book discussion series is provided by the Kansas Humanities Council (KHC), a nonprofit cultural organization with over 40 years of experience promoting the understanding of the history and ideas that shape our lives and build community.  For more information about KHC, visit www.kansashumanities.org.TK_Peterson

Members of the community are invited to attend the free program, which will take place at the library, 311 South 17th St.  To check out books and for more information about the reading series, contact the library at 620-421-5920.

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This Week At The Library

March 2- 7, 2015

Monday, March 2, 2015 at 6:30pm. Story Hour. Join Miss Willie as she reads

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss. Children ages 0-6 are welcome.

Tuesday, March 3,  2015 at 10 am. Story Hour. Join Miss Willie as she reads

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss. Children ages 0-6 are welcome.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 10 am. Story Hour. Join Miss Willie as she reads

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss. Children ages 0-6 are welcome.

This Week At The Library

February 23-28, 2015

Monday, February 23, 2015 at 6:30pm. Story Hour. Join Miss Willie as she watches a show based on the book, The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist, by Stan and Jan Berenstain.  Children ages 0-6 are welcome.

Monday, February 23, 2015 at 6:30 pm.  Adult Book Discussion. All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren.  The discussion leader will be Linda Lewis, Professor of Humanities at Bethany College, Lindsborg.  Patrons 18 years and older, please.

Tuesday, February 24,  2015 at 10 am. Story Hour.  Join Miss Willie as she watches a show based on the book, The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist, by Stan and Jan Berenstain.  Children ages 0-6 are welcome.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 10 am. Story Hour.  Join Miss Willie as she watches a show based on the book, The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist, by Stan and Jan Berenstain.  Children ages 0-6 are welcome.

Thursday, February 27, 2015 at 2:00pm. Adult Movie. Join us for the movie, All The King’s Men, starring Sean Penn, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, James Gandolfini, Mark Ruffalo, Patricia Clarkson and Anthony Hopkins.    Patrons 18 years of age and older, please.

Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 1:00 pmTeen Crafts program. Plastic Canvas Bookmarks. Join us to make a bookmark out of plastic canvas.  Teens   11-18 years old.  Materials supplied.

Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 1:00pm. Children’s Book Discussion and Movie.

Through My Eyes, by Ruby Bridges and the movie, Ruby Bridges.   Children ages 8-11 are welcome.

Preventive Health for Women Program

Shellie Collins will present a program on Health for Women on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 2 pm in the Multi-purpose Room at the Parsons Public Library. Shellie manages the Medical Based Fitness Center and the Rector Diabetes Education and Resource Center at Labette Health.

Entries for the Gift Basket of Heart Healthy Foods will be given to each program participant and the drawing for the Gift Basket will occur at the program. Everyone is welcome to attend.

This Week At The Library

February 16- 21, 2015

Monday, February 16, 2015 , The Library will be closed for President’s Day.  We will reopen 9 am on Tuesday, February 17, 2015.

Tuesday, February 17,  2015 at 10 am. Story Hour.  Join Miss Willie as she reads Pie in the Sky by Lois Ehlert.  Children ages 0-6 are welcome. Children will need to bring a clean tin can for the crafts.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 10 am. Story Hour. Join Miss Willie as she reads Pie in the Sky by Lois Ehlert.  Children ages 0-6 are welcome.  Children will need to bring a clean tin can for the crafts.

 

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This Week At The Library

January 9-14, 2015

Monday, February 9, 2015 at 6:30 pm. Story Hour.  Join Miss Willie as she reads There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose, by Lucille Colandro.   Children ages 0-6 are welcome.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 10:30 am. Story Hour.  Join Miss Willie as she reads There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose, by Lucille Colandro.   Children ages 0-6 are welcome.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 5:30 pm. Board of Directors Meeting. 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 10:30 am. Story Hour.  Join Miss Willie as she reads There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose, by Lucille Colandro.   Children ages 0-6 are welcome.

Wear Red Day !

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Today Is Wear Red Day !! Come by the library to sign up for the gift basket we are giving away on February 12 after the program “Preventive Health for Women” presented by Shellie Collins. This program is for American Heart Month.