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

October is Amnesty Month

The Amnesty window for overdue books is open for two more weeks.

Bring in your overdue books and get the fees waived.

This program will end on October 31, 2014.

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Children’s Family Movie

Come to the Children’s Family Movie at 10 am on October 24, 2014. We are watching Scooby Doo on Zombie Island. Bring the whole family !61uvL2-iBUL._AA160_

 

 

Fall Back Friday

This picture is from the cover of the program for the opening of the Parsons Free Library.  Opening Reception of Carnegie Building for Parsons Free Public

This Week At The Library

October20-25, 2014 

Monday at 6:30 pm.  Story Hour. Join Miss Willie as she reads The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza) by Philemon Sturges.  Children ages 2-6 are welcome to attend.

Monday at 6:30 pm. Take Aim At A Moving Target: Action Photography. Whether you’re shooting bucking broncs at a rodeo, a hawk diving for a meal, or a child on a merry-go-round, your goal is to freeze the moment while still conveying motion.  In this workshop, Mr. Milks will give tips on shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and depth of field that will help you capture action.

Tuesday at 10:00 am.  Story Hour.  Join Miss Willie as she reads The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza) by Philemon Sturges.  Children ages 2-6 are welcome to attend.

Wednesday at 10:00 am. Story Hour. Join Miss Willie as she Join Miss Willie as she reads The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza) by Philemon Sturges.  Children ages 2-6 are welcome to attend.

Thursday at 6:30 pm. One Click Digital.   Ms. Graven and Ms. Kent will  present a workshop on “eAudiobooks: OneClickdigital”.  OneClickdigital is an online collection of digital audiobooks which can be downloaded and listened to for free.

Book Discussion on Civil War Continues

TK_WiechertSandra Wiechert of Lawrence will lead a discussion of March by Geraldine Brooks at 6:30 on November 17 at Parsons Public Library.

This is the third book in the four-part “Civil War” book discussion series. In Louisa May Alcott’s classic Little Women, the father of the girls of the March family is absent for much of the novel, serving as chaplain for Union forces during the Civil War. This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel reimagines March as an abolitionist with utopian inclinations, testing his ideological commitments in the midst of war.

Sandra Wiechert is a retired teacher and former community relations coordinator for Lawrence Public Library. She received her master of arts in American History from Kansas State University.

Copies of the book March are available for checkout from the library now.

The final discussion of the series will be on The March by E.L. Doctorow on December 15.

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.

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.

This Week At The Library

October 13-18, 2014 

Monday at 6:30, Story Hour. Join Miss Willie as she reads The House That Witchy Built by Dianne de Las Casas.  Children ages 2-6 are welcome to attend.

Monday at 6:30 pm. Adult Book Discussion. Parsons Public Library will host Joyce Thierer who will lead a book discussion on the novel, The Red Badge Of Courage, by Stephen Crane. This book is part of the The Civil War  Series brought to us by the Kansas Humanities Council, a non-profit organization promoting understanding the history and ideas that shape our lives and strengthen our sense of community.

Tuesday at 10:00 Story Hour. Join Miss Willie as she reads The House That Witchy Built by Dianne de Las Casas.  Children ages 2-6 are welcome to attend. 

Tuesday at 5:30 pm. Board of Directors Meeting. 

Wednesday at 10:00 Story Hour. Join Miss Willie as she reads The House That Witchy Built by Dianne de Las Casas.  Children ages 2-6 are welcome to attend.

BOOK SALE

Book SaleWe have lots of books and magazines for sale! To make it even better… they are HALF price!

Hardbacks – .25
Paperbacks – .10Audio Books – .25
Magazines – .05
Videos/DVDs – .25
Puzzles – $1.00

Hurry in before they are all gone!

Grand Total……

2,169!! How Awesome!

Click for Babies Final 2014

Thank you everyone! You made this year another success!

This Week At The Library

October 6-11, 2014

Monday at 6:30 pm, Story Hour. Join Miss Willie as she reads Leaf Man, by Lois Ehlert. Children ages 2-6 are welcome to attend.

Tuesday at 10:00am  Story Hour.   Join Miss Willie as she reads Leaf Man, by Lois Ehlert. Children ages 2-6 are welcome to attend.

Tuesday at 2 pm. More Get That Job! The second workshop, presented by Julie Kent and Samantha Graven is “More Get That Job!  Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interviewing.” This presentation will continue looking at effective resumes and will work with the completed resume builders that participants bring with them.  Templates and tips for writing winning cover letters will be included, and tips for interviews, including telephone, Skype, and face-to-face interviews, will be covered.

Wednesday at 10:00m  Story Hour.   Join Miss Willie as she reads Leaf Man, by Lois Ehlert. Children ages 2-6 are welcome to attend.

Thursday at 6:30 pm. The second workshop, presented by Julie Kent and Samantha Graven is “More Get That Job!  Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interviewing.” This presentation will continue looking at effective resumes and will work with the completed resume builders that participants bring with them.  Templates and tips for writing winning cover letters will be included, and tips for interviews, including telephone, Skype, and face-to-face interviews, will be covered.

Beam Me UP Scottie !! is Tonite !

Thursday at 6:30 pm. Beam me up Scottie! Jean Strader will provide an introduction to the “cloud”, and some advantages and disadvantages of using the cloud for file storage.  Ms. Strader will include a brief overview of one cloud service that is rapidly gaining in popularity, Google Drive, which can be used for word documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more.