This week at the library.

This week at the library.

October 15-21, 2018

Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at 10 a.m. Story Hour at the Arvon Phillips Community Center.  Join Miss Willie as she reads the book, One Little Monster, by Mark Gonyea

Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at 3:30 p.m. Social Club. HomeTown Health Care and Hospice and Elmhaven East will be at the library to check blood pressure and blood sugar, provide health information and a snack.

Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at 5 p.m. Crochet and Knitting Workshop.  Bring  your own purple yarn and hooks/needles.

Monday, October 15, 2018, at 6:30 pm.  Adult Book Discussion.  Join us to discuss the book, To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, presented by Sister Rosemary Kolich.

Monday, October 15, 2018, at 6:30 pm.  Story Hour.  Join Miss Willie as she reads the book, 10-Step Guide to Living with Your Monster, by Laura Numeroff. Children ages 2-6 are welcome.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at 10 am. Story Hour.  Join Miss Willie as she reads the book, 10-Step Guide to Living with Your Monster, by Laura Numeroff. Children ages 2-6 are welcome.

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, at 11 a.m. Crochet and Knitting Workshop.  Bring your own purple yarn and hooks/needles.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at 10 am. Story Hour. Join Miss Willie as she reads the book, 10-Step Guide to Living with Your Monster, by Laura Numeroff. Children ages 2-6 are welcome.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 2pm.  Color Your Stress Away.  Join us to color.  All Supplies are furnished. Everyone is welcome.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 4 pmBedtime Crazy 8s Club. Kindergarten through 2nd grade.  Join Miss Willie to build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess… it’s a totally new kind of math club. Space is limited so sign up at the Parsons Public Library.

Thursday, October 18, 2018, at 2 pm.  Adult Afternoon Movie.  Join us to watch the movie, To Kill A Mockingbird.

Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 4pm.  STEAM Projects. Join Miss Willie to make Popsicle Stick LED Flashlights.  Supplies will be furnished. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call the library at 620-421-5920 or come by.  Children ages 5 and up are welcome.

 

This Week at the Library

This Week at the Library

October 8- 14, 2018

Monday, October 8, 2018  at 6:30 pm.  Story Hour.  Join Miss Willie to read Clifford, the Firehouse Dog, by Noman Bridwell. Children ages 2-6 are welcome.

Monday, October 8, 2018 at 6:30 pm. Tech Tips For The Digital Age. Learn how to access free digital newspapers including The New York Times and digital magazines provided by the library.  Classes are held in the multipurpose room.  No registration is required.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 10 am. Story Hour.  Join Miss Willie to read Clifford, the Firehouse Dog, by Norman Bridwell. Children ages 2-6 are welcome.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 5:30 pm. Board of Trustee’s Meeting.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 10 am. Story Hour.  Join Miss Willie to read Clifford, the Firehouse Dog, by Norman Bridwell. Children ages 2-6 are welcome.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 2pm.  Color Your Stress Away.  Join us to color.  All Supplies are furnished. Everyone is welcome.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 4 pmBedtime Crazy 8s Club. Kindergarten through 2nd grade.  Join Miss Willie to build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess… it’s a totally new kind of math club. Space is limited so sign up at the Parsons Public Library.

Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 2 pm.  Adult Afternoon Movie.  Join us to watch the movie, Night Passage.

 

Head ‘Em Up and Move ‘Em Out

Head ‘Em Up and Move ‘Em Out

October 5, 2018, PARSONS, KS – Parsons Public Library will host “Head ‘Em Up and Move ‘Em Out,” a presentation and discussion by Jim Gray on Monday, October 29, at 6:30 p.m. in the library multi-purpose room.

 

The early days of ranching and trail driving required stamina and determination. The drover of yesteryear had little choice but to face the elements placed before him if he was to get his wild cattle to market. This presentation will explore how today’s massive beef industry owes its beginnings to the men and women who were bold enough to “head ‘em up and move ‘em out.”

 

Jim Gray is a sixth-generation Kansan who co-founded the COWBOY (Cockeyed Old West Band Of Yahoos) Society to promote and preserve Kansas’s cowboy heritage through the bi-monthly newspaper, Kansas Cowboy. The executive director of the National Drovers Hall of Fame, he is the author of Desperate Seed:  Ellsworth Kansas on the Violent Frontier and writes the newspaper column “The Way West.”

 

“In our modern world we often forget that the food we find on the shelf and in the cooler comes from our farms and ranches,” said Gray. “Beefsteak was once a steer on the hoof, and so it was 150 years ago when cowboys pointed their herds across the open plains to the railroad corrals of the Kansas cattle towns. The method of delivery has changed but the spirit of the cowboy will never change as long as cattle graze and beef is on the menu.”

 

“Head ‘Em Up and Move ‘Em Out” is part of Humanities Kansas’s Kansas Stories Speakers Bureau, featuring presentations and discussions that examine our shared human experience—our innovations, culture, heritage, and conflicts.

 

Humanities Kansas is an independent nonprofit spearheading a movement of ideas to empower the people of Kansas to strengthen their communities and our democracy. Since 1972, its pioneering programming, grants, and partnerships have documented and shared stories to spark conversations and generate insights. Together with partners and supporters, the group inspires all Kansans to draw on history, literature, ethics, and culture to enrich their lives and serve the communities and state we all proudly call home. Visit humanitieskansas.org.

 

Members of the community are invited to attend the free program, which will take place at the library, 311 South 17th St.  For more information, contact the library at 620-421-5920.

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